Eric Sprott now owns 41.8% of Barkerville Gold

Barkerville Gold Mines {TSX.V:  BGM} has finally confirmed what most people thought would inevitably happen, that they have converted nearly $20 million of debt owed to a company owned by Eric Sprott into equity.!

Sprott now owns 41.8% of Barkerville, and is now classified as a “control person” under TSX rules.


TORONTO, ON – July 8, 2015 – Barkerville Gold Mines {TSX.V:  BGM} is pleased to announce that 2176423 Ontario Ltd. (the “Lender”), a company controlled by Mr. Eric Sprott, has agreed to convert an aggregate of $19,470,334 of indebtedness, representing the entire principal debt and interest due and owing under a credit agreement between the Company and the Lender, through the issuance of an aggregate of 74,885,900 common shares (the “Common Shares”) of the Company at a price of $0.26 per Common Share (the “Debt Settlement”).

As a result of the Debt Settlement, Mr. Eric Sprott will hold, directly and indirectly, 41.8% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares (on a non-diluted basis) and become a “Control Person” (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange).


The Company obtained disinterested shareholder approval of the creation of the Control Person at its special meeting of shareholders of the Company held on June 29, 2015.
Mr. Sprott has a long-term view of the investment and may acquire additional Common Shares either on the open market or through private acquisitions or sell the Common Shares on the open market or through private dispositions in the future depending on market conditions, reformulation of plans and/or other relevant factors.

Completion of the Debt Settlement will be conditional upon the Company obtaining TSX Venture Exchange approval and the securities issued thereunder will be subject to a four month hold period.

For further information on Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd., please contact;
Tom Obradovich
President & Chief Executive Officer
+1 416 361 2511
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