Private Placement Closes
LONDON, United Kingdom: Crew Gold Corporation ("Crew" or "the Company") (TSX: CRU) (OSE: CRU) (Frankfurt: KNC) (OTC-BB-Other; CRUGF.PK) today announced:-
Private Placement Closes
Reference is made to Crew's press release of September 13, 2007 regarding the receipt of subscriptions in a private placement of common shares. Crew is pleased to report that on September 21, 2007, the company received payment for, and issued 41,922,487 new common shares (the "New Shares") at NOK 9.00 per share (approximately CDN$1.64). The New Shares were issued to Crew's advisors and placement agents for the private placement, ABG Sundal Collier ASA and Pareto Securities ASA, for redelivery to Umoe Invest AS under the stock-lending agreement entered into between the advisors and Umoe Invest AS.
The New Shares may not be sold, transferred, hypothecated or otherwise traded on or through the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange or otherwise in Canada or to or for the benefit of a Canadian resident for a period of 4 months and 1 day from the issue date. As a consequence, the New Shares will not be registered for trading until the end of this hold period. After the lapse of the 4 months and 1 day period, the New Shares will be registered in the Norwegian Centralized Securities register (VPS) and with the Canadian Depository for Securities Limited and will be admitted to trading on the Oslo Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange.
THIS IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL, OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY, ANY SECURITIES. THE DISTRIBUTION OF THIS PRESS RELEASE AND THE OFFER AND SALE OF THE SECURITIES IN CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS MAY BE RESTRICTED BY LAW. ANY PERSONS READING THIS PRESS RELEASE SHOULD INFORM THEMSELVES OF AND OBSERVE ANY SUCH RESTRICTIONS.
THIS IS NOT AN OFFER OF SECURITIES FOR SALE IN THE UNITED STATES. NO SECURITIES HAVE BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE U.S SECURITIES ACT TO BE OFFERED FOR SALE IN THE UNITED STATES. SECURITIES MAY NOT BE OFFERED FOR SALE IN THE UNITED STATES ABSENT REGISTRATION UNDER THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT OR AN EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION. ANY PUBLIC OFFERING OF SECURITIES TO BE MADE IN THE UNITED STATES WILL BE MADE BY MEANS OF A PROSPECTUS.
Jan A Vestrum President & CEO
Safe Harbour Statement This news release contains forward-looking statements which reflect the expectations of management and the board of directors, and are made pursuant to applicable and relevant national legislation (including the Safe-Harbour provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) in countries where Crew Gold Corporation is conducting business and/or investor relations. Forward looking statements typically contain words such as "believes", "anticipates", "continue", "could", "expects", "indicates", "plans", "will", "may", "projects", "would" or similar expressions suggesting future outcomes or events, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Such forward-looking statements reflect the current beliefs of management and the board of directors based on information currently available to them. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and Crew cautions readers not to place undue reliance on these statements as a number of important factors could cause Crew's actual results to differ materially from the beliefs and expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements, include, but are not limited to, the factors discussed under the heading "Risks and Uncertainties" in Crew's Annual Information Form dated April 2, 2007, as filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based upon what management and the board of directors believes to be current and reasonable assumptions, Crew cannot assure readers that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Crew undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. Cautionary Note to US Investors - The United States Securities and Exchange Commission permits US mining companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only those mineral deposits that a company can economically and legally extract or produce. We use certain terms on this website (or press release), such as "measured", "indicated", and "inferred" "resources", which the SEC guidelines strictly prohibit US registered companies from including in their filings with the SEC. US Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure from the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml.
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Crew Gold Corporation Abbey House, Wellington Way, Weybridge Surrey United Kingdom
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