May 09, 2007 Rockwell Completes $60.3 Million Financing
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May 9, 2007, Vancouver, BC -- Rockwell Ventures Inc. (TSXV: RVI; OTCBB: RVINF) announces that it has completed the C$60,323,720 financing announced on April 20, 2007. Of the total proceeds, $47.3 million was received today and the balance is in transit for receipt within a business day. The financing involved the sale of 116,007,154 million equity Units at $0.52 each with each Unit consisting of one common share and one share purchase warrant exercisable over two years at $0.70. Of the total proceeds, $50 million was brokered by RBC Capital Markets and Canaccord Capital Corp. All securities are subject to a four month hold period in Canada expiring September 10, 2007. In addition, the securities have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.
Rockwell will use the net proceeds to progress its acquisition and growth strategy by acquiring Trans Hex Group's ("THG") Middle Orange River operations and projects, expanding and optimising existing operations including Wouterspan, Holpan-Klipdam, and Makoenskloof, and for general working capital and corporate development purposes. It will also retire interim indebtedness amounting to $11 million incorporated in a letter of credit used to secure the THG acquisition.
President and COO John Bristow commented "We were very pleased with the investor response to this offering and believes that it reflects the growing awareness of the value of the diamond operations we have been acquiring."
For further details on Rockwell Ventures Inc., please visit the Company's website at www.rockwellventures.com or contact Investor Services at (604) 684-6365 or within North America at 1-800-667-2114.
John Bristow President and COO
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