TORONTO, ONTARIO, Jul 12, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Sprott Physical Silver Trust (the "Trust")PSLV -4.01% , a trust created to invest and hold substantially all of its assets in physical silver bullion and managed by Sprott Asset Management LP, announced today that it has priced its follow-on offering of 18,100,000 transferable, redeemable units of the Trust ("Units") at a price of US$11.05 per Unit (the "Offering"). As part of the Offering, the Trust has granted the underwriters an over-allotment option to purchase up to 2,715,000 additional Units. The gross proceeds from the Offering will be US$200,005,000 (US$230,005,750 if the underwriters exercise in full the over-allotment option).
The Trust will use the net proceeds of the Offering to acquire physical silver bullion in accordance with the Trust's objective and subject to the Trust's investment and operating restrictions described in the prospectus related to the Offering. Under the trust agreement governing the Trust, the net proceeds of the Offering per Unit must be not less than 100% of the most recently calculated net asset value per Unit of the Trust prior to, or upon determination of, pricing of the Offering.
The Units are listed on NYSE Arca and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols "PSLV" and "PHS.U", respectively. The Offering will be made simultaneously in the United States and Canada by underwriters led by Morgan Stanley and RBC Capital Markets in the United States and RBC Capital Markets and Morgan Stanley in Canada.
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July 12, 2012 (Source: MarketWatch)
(Ed. at 13:43) The 5-minute silver chart below, courtesy of Finviz.com shows the reaction of the silver market about three hours following the release of the news above. We did note that yesterday, Wednesday, Cash Market silver closed about 6-cents higher than the near active Sep '12 contract. (Cash $27.08 vs Sep '12 at $27.02, suggesting good demand for physical silver for immediate delivery.)