Encanto Announces Closing of $2.5 Million Convertible Debenture
TRADING SYMBOL: TSXV:EPO
VANCOUVER, Nov. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Encanto Potash Corp. ("Encanto" or the "Company") (TSXV: EPO and OTCQX: ENCTF) is pleased to announce the completion of an aggregate $2.5 million principal amount 5% secured convertible debenture. The principal amount of the debenture is convertible in whole or in part at the option of the subscriber into common shares of the Company at a price of $0.25 per common share until November 28, 2014.
Provided the weighted average trading price of Encanto's common shares are in excess of $0.50 for 20 consecutive days, the Company may prepay the instrument in whole or in part prior to the maturity date by providing 60 days written notice to the subscriber. A finders' fee of 5% of the gross proceeds was paid in connection with the financing. The Company intends to use the proceeds to further develop the Pre-Feasibility Study on the Muskowekwan First Nation property ("PFS") and provide general working capital for the Company. The securities issued in connection with this Offering are subject to a 4-month "hold period" as prescribed by the TSX Venture Exchange and applicable securities laws expiring March 29, 2013.
The investor is a prominent Kuwaiti businessman who has significant investments in the automotive, financial and natural resource sectors.
Encanto expects the delivery of the PFS in early Q1 of 2013. Encanto anticipates the additional 3D Seismic Program on the Muskowekwan TLE lands will be completed in early December 2012. North Rim Exploration Ltd. will be recalculating an upgraded resource estimate with this additional data. This new resource estimate is anticipated in early 2013. The Company is confident the previous drill holes on the TLE lands, combined with the findings of the additional 3D seismic data, will result in a significant movement of the Inferred Resources into the Measured and Indicated Resource category thereby increasing the corresponding mine life associated with the Measured and Indicated Resource.
Encanto Potash Corp. is a TSX Venture Exchange listed and OTCQX traded Canadian resource company engaged in the development of potash properties in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada, the largest producing potash region in the world. Through the joint venture agreement with Muskowekwan Resources Ltd. on our flagship property, Encanto has been successful in adding a 3.5 fold increase to the project land package, which now totals approximately 58,300 acres. A Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA), based solely on the Home Reserve Lands (15,500 acres), was released in August of 2011 and an updated NI 43-101 report describing the increase to the compliant resource estimate was filed on May 10, 2012.
Encanto's Muskowekwan First Nation property has a current NI 43-101 resource estimate dated May 9, 2012 titled "2012 Potash Resource Assessment for the Muskowekwan First Nations Home Reserve Project South Eastern Saskatchewan, Canada" containing Measured and Indicated resources of 130.7MMt grading 29.6% KCl or 18.7% K2O and Inferred resources of 234.7MMt grading 28.3% KCl or 17.9% K2O.
The Company has 100% interest in two additional potash properties in Saskatchewan: the 55,000 acre Ochapowace/Chacachas property and the 140,000 acre Spar property.
The technical content of this news release has been reviewed by Ross Moulton, Vice-President of Exploration for Encanto, a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Per: "James Walchuck"
President and CEO
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