Article: Americas Gold and Silver Announces Closing of C$33.9 Million Bought Deal Financing

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Americas Gold and Silver Announces Closing of C$33.9 Million Bought Deal Financing

(BUSINESS WIRE, 29 January 2021

Americas Gold and Silver Corporation (TSX: USA) (NYSE American: USAS) (the “Company”), a growing North American precious metals producer, is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced and upsized bought deal financing with a syndicate of underwriters led by Desjardins Capital Markets and including Cormark Securities Inc., Stifel GMP, Clarus Securities Inc., Laurentian Bank Securities Inc., H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC, A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners, and Roth Capital Partners, LLC (collectively the “Underwriters”). A total of 10,253,128 common shares of the Company (“Shares”), including the partial exercise of the over-allotment option by the Underwriters, were sold at a price of C$3.31 per Share for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of C$33,937,854 (the “Offering”).

The net proceeds of the Offering will be used for working capital purposes at the Company’s Relief Canyon mine as that operation proceeds towards full production, development and exploration at the Company’s 60%-owned Galena Complex, care and maintenance at the Company’s Cosalá Operations, general corporate and administrative expenses, repayment of outstanding debt obligations, and working capital purposes, as detailed in the Prospectus (as defined below).
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Article: Cormark Securities Inc. and ITG Canada Corp. to pay $1 million to settle SEC charges

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Cormark Securities Inc. and ITG Canada Corp. to pay $1 million to settle SEC charges

The Canadian Press, 24 December 2020

TORONTO — The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission says Canadian broker-dealers Cormark Securities Inc. and ITG Canada Corp. have agreed to pay a total of US$1 million to settle charges of improper trading procedures. According to the regulator, the two firms provided incorrect order-marking information in a period from August 2016 through October 2017 that caused more than 200 sale orders from a single hedge fund, representing total sales of more than US$660 million, to be mismarked as “long” in violation of SEC regulations. By definition, “long” means the seller actually owns the stock they are selling, as opposed to a “short” if the seller is borrowing stock to sell.
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Article: Canadian brokers pay US$1M to settle SEC charges

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Canadian brokers pay US$1M to settle SEC charges

THE CANADIAN PRESS, 23 December 2020

TORONTO — The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission says Canadian broker-dealers Cormark Securities Inc. and ITG Canada Corp. have agreed to pay a total of US$1 million to settle charges of improper trading procedures. According to the regulator, the two firms provided incorrect order-marking information in a period from August 2016 through October 2017 that caused more than 200 sale orders from a single hedge fund, representing total sales of more than US$660 million, to be mismarked as “long” in violation of SEC regulations.

By definition, “long” means the seller actually owns the stock they are selling, as opposed to a “short” if the seller is borrowing stock to sell. The SEC says that because the hedge fund’s sale orders were, in fact, short sales, the incorrect order-marking caused the executing broker to violate regulations by failing to borrow or locate the shares prior to effecting those short sales.
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Filing: SEC VS. CORMARK SECURITIES INC.,

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SEC VS. CORMARK SECURITIES INC.,

21 December 2020

These proceedings concern Cormark’s role in repeatedly causing a U.S. executing broker (the “Executing Broker”) to violate the order-marking and locate requirements of Regulation SHO of the Exchange Act.

From August 2016 to October 2017 (the “relevant period”), Cormark entered more than 200 sale orders for a hedge fund customer (the “Hedge Fund”) into an intermediary broker’s execution management system as “long” orders.2 At the time these orders were entered, the Hedge Fund was not “deemed to own” the stock being sold and did not have a net long position in the stock. Thus, the orders should have been marked as “short” sales under Regulation SHO. The intermediary broker, ITG Canada Corp. (“ITG Canada”), routed the sale orders, with the incorrect order-marking information provided by Cormark, to the Executing Broker, which in turn executed the orders as “long” sales on U.S. exchanges. As a result, Cormark caused the Executing Broker to mismark sale orders as “long,” in violation of Rule 200(g) of Regulation SHO.

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