Geodrill enters into US$10 Million Term Loan Facility
TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Geodrill Limited ("Geodrill" or the "Company") (GEO: TSX), a leading West African based drilling company, announced today that the Company (through its Ghanaian subsidiary) has entered into a term loan facility (the "Term Loan") with Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited, a subsidiary of Zenith Bank Plc, in the amount of US$10 million. The Term Loan is for a period of 2 years, repayable quarterly, bears interest at a rate of 10.5% per annum and is secured by certain assets of the Company. The Term Loan may be repaid by the Company without penalty, bonus or other costs other than interest accrued to the date of such repayment.
The Company plans to use the proceeds of the Term Loan to finance general corporate expenditures including working capital needs and capital expenditures of the Company.
About Geodrill Limited
Geodrill is a leading West African based drilling company currently operating in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Niger. Geodrill provides exploration and development drilling services to major, intermediate and junior mining companies with exploration and development operations in West Africa. The Company specializes in providing reverse circulation, diamond core and air-core drilling services using a modern fleet of drill rigs. The Company plans to grow organically and build its current client base while continuing to assess expansion opportunities throughout West Africa and other jurisdictions of Africa, to meet demand for its services and expertise.
Forward Looking Information
This press release and the management's discussions may contain "forward-looking information" which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the use of proceeds of the Loan, the future financial or operating performance of the Company, its subsidiaries, future growth, results of operations, performance, business prospects and opportunities. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "believes", or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases that state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved.
Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company in light of its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company and/or its subsidiaries to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this press release including, without limitation those described in the Management's Discussion & Analysis for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 and the Company's Annual Information Form dated March 28, 2012 under the heading "Risk Factors". Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in such forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that may cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize or should assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results, performance or achievements may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. The forward-looking information and forward-looking statements contained herein and statement which may be made on the conference call are made as of the date of this press release and the Company disclaims any obligation to update or review such information or statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results of otherwise, except as required by law.
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