TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 7, 2017) -


Ascendant Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ASND) ("Ascendant" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced underwritten public offering (the "Offering") through a syndicate of underwriters led by Eight Capital and including Canaccord Genuity Corp. and GMP Securities L.P. (the "Underwriters"). In connection with the closing of the Offering, the Underwriters have exercised their over-allotment option in full. The Company issued 23,575,000 units ("Units") at a price of $0.85 per Unit (the "Offering Price") for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of $20,038,750.

Each Unit is comprised of one common share of the Company (a "Common Share") and one-half of one Common Share purchase warrant of the Company (each whole Common Share purchase warrant, a "Warrant"). Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to acquire one additional Common Share (each a "Warrant Share") at an exercise price of $1.25 per Warrant Share at any time for a period of 60 months from today.

The net proceeds from the sale of Units will be used to further advance the Company's capital improvement programs and exploration activities at its flagship producing asset, the El Mochito zinc-lead-silver mine in west-central Honduras, as well as for general working capital purposes.

The TSX Venture Exchange has conditionally approved the listing of the Common Shares contained in the Units and the Warrant Shares. Listing will be subject to the fulfillment by the Company of the customary listing conditions of the TSXV. The Offering was made pursuant to a short form prospectus dated February 28, 2017 and filed with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in the United States. The Common Shares and Warrants comprising the Units will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.

About Ascendant Resources

Ascendant Resources Inc. (formerly known as Morumbi Resources Inc.) is a mining issuer focused on its flagship operating asset, the producing El Mochito zinc, silver and lead mine in west-central Honduras in which the Company has a 100% interest. El Mochito has been in almost continuous production since 1948. More broadly, the Company evaluates producing and advanced development stage mineral resource acquisition opportunities in North, South and Central America, on an ongoing basis. The Company's common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "ASND". For more information, visit us at

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

Certain disclosure in this release, including statements regarding the completion of the proposed Offering and the use of proceeds therefrom constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. In making the forward-looking statements in this release, the Company has applied certain factors and assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable, including the exercise of any Warrants and the use of proceeds from the Offering. However, the forward-looking statements in this release are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Such uncertainties and risks include, among others, inability to settle the terms of the Offering or satisfy conditions of the Offering and delays in obtaining or inability to obtain required regulatory approvals and the use of proceeds from the Offering as expected. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Contact Information:

Ascendant Resources Inc.
Chris Buncic
President & CEO