Paramount Gold and Silver Corp Reports Operating Results (10-K/A)
Paramount Gold And Silver Corp has a market cap of $456.9 million; its shares were traded at around $3.46 . PZG is in the portfolios of Kenneth Fisher of Fisher Asset Management, LLC.
Highlight of Business Operations:In May 2008, we signed an agreement with Mexoro Minerals Ltd. (“Mexoro”) and its Mexican subsidiary, Sunburst Mining de Mexico S.A. de C.V., to acquire, for a purchase price of US$3.7 million, Mexoro s rights to a number of mining concessions known as the Guazapares concessions, comprising approximately 1,980 hectares and located in Chihuahua, Mexico. The Guazapares project comprises 12 claims surrounding Paramount s San Miguel Project and also forms part of the greater San Miguel project An additional payment of US$1.6 million is due to Mexoro if, within 36 months, the project is put into commercial production or if Paramount or substantially all of its assets are sold.
From April 2007 through February 2009, we completed several small private placements ranging from $100,000 to approximately $1.8 million. These funds were used to expand our drilling operations in Mexico as well as for general working capital purposes.
On March 20, 2009 we sold a total of 12 million units of our securities at a price of CDN$0.75 per unit for a total of CDN$9,000,000 (the “Financing”). (Based on an exchange rate of CDN$1 = US$0.80 we raised gross proceeds of US$7.2 million). Each unit consisted of one share of common stock and one common stock purchase warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one share of our common stock at an exercise price of CDN$1.05 per share for a period of four years from the date of issuance. The warrants were not exercisable until six months from their issue date.
In October 2009 we sold a total of 16 million shares of our common stock at $1.25 by way of public offering lead by a U.S broker-dealer. In addition, our underwriter exercised all of its overallotment of 2.4 million shares generating approximately $23 million in gross proceeds and $21.7 net proceeds.
In January 2010, we issued to MineralFields Group 3,636,362 shares of our common stock at a per share of $1.25 for gross proceeds of C$4,454,525 pursuant to the exercise of common share purchase warrants.
We are a precious metals exploration company with gold and silver exploration properties located in Mexico. The gold and silver markets have been strong since 2001, where gold has increased from $268 per ounce to a high of approximately $1,250 per ounce to its current price of approximately $1,269 per ounce. Silver has increased from $4.58 per ounce to a high of $21.00 per ounce to its current price of approximately $20.48 per ounce. (Current prices are as of September 14, 2010). Management believes that both the gold and silver markets will remain strong for the foreseeable future.
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