SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report: November 22, 2017
(Date of earliest event reported)
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
British Columbia, Canada
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
7961 Shaffer parkway, suite 5, littleton, colorado 80127
(Address of Principal Executive Offices
and Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive
On November 22, 2017, Vista Gold Corp.
(the “Company”) entered into an At-the-Market Offering Agreement (the “ATM Agreement”) with H.C. Wainwright
& Co., LLC (“Wainwright”) as sales manager. Under the terms of the ATM Agreement, the Company will be entitled
to sell, at its sole discretion and from time to time as it may choose, common shares in the capital of the Company (“Shares”)
through Wainwright, with such sales having an aggregate gross sales value of up to US$10.0 million (the “Offering”).
The ATM Agreement will remain in full force and effect until the earlier of August 31, 2020, or the date that the ATM Agreement
is terminated in accordance with the terms therein.
Subject to the terms and conditions of
the Agreement, H.C. Wainwright will use its commercially reasonable efforts to sell the Shares from time to time, based upon the
Company’s instructions. The Company has provided H.C. Wainwright with customary indemnification rights, and H.C. Wainwright
will be entitled to a commission at a fixed commission rate equal to 2.0% of the gross proceeds per Share sold.
Sales of the Shares, if any, under the
Agreement may be made in transactions that are deemed to be “at the market offerings” as defined in Rule 415 under
the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), including sales made by means of ordinary brokers’
transactions, including on the NYSE American, LLC, at market prices or as otherwise agreed with H.C. Wainwright. The Company has
no obligation to sell any of the Shares, and may at any time suspend offers under the Agreement or terminate the Agreement. Under
the Offering, no offers or sales of Shares will be made in Canada, including through the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”)
or other trading markets in Canada.
This report also incorporates by reference
the ATM Agreement into the shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-218979) previously filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission on June 26, 2017, in the form in which it became effective on July 5, 2017 (the “Registration Statement”).
This report shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the Shares
in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities
laws of any such state.
The ATM Agreement is filed as Exhibit 10.1
to this report. The description of the ATM Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference
to the ATM Agreement filed herewith as an exhibit to this report.
The opinion of the Company’s counsel
regarding the validity of the Shares that will be issued pursuant to the Agreement is also filed herewith as Exhibit 5.1.
This opinion is also filed with reference to, and is hereby incorporated by reference into, the Registration Statement.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
On November 22, 2017, the Company issued
a press release announcing the ATM Agreement and the at-the-market equity program. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith
as Exhibit 99.1.
The information furnished pursuant to Item
7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act and will
not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act,
except to the extent that the Company specifically incorporates it by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
* The foregoing Exhibits are
hereby incorporated by reference into the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-218979), filed
with the SEC on June 26, 2017, as declared effective on July 5, 2017, pursuant to the United States Securities Act of 1933,
** The exhibit relating to Item 7.01
is intended to be furnished to, not filed with, the SEC pursuant to Regulation FD.
In accordance with the requirements of
the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned
thereunto duly authorized.
VISTA GOLD CORP.
Dated: November 22, 2017
/s/John F. Engele
John F. Engele
Chief Financial Officer