Mediterranean Resources advises of receipt of debt financing proposal
VANCOUVER, March 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Mediterranean Resources Ltd. (TSX: MNR) (Frankfurt: MHM1) ("MNR" or the "Company") wishes to advise that it has received a debt financing proposal from Robert Abenante, who is also currently the CEO of Blox inc. (OTCQB:BLXX).
The Company notes that three of the proposed directors for the slate offered by Waratah for the May EGM of the Company are also directors of Blox Inc.
Notwithstanding this, we note that in a recent news release authored by "Anonymous from Waratah", which was published by several newswires, cites one Ronald Renne, sometime CEO of Blox Inc., as denying that he had ever had discussions with MNR on a proposed merger. We can confirm that we only know Mr. Renne in his context as chauffeur to the principal of Waratah and discussions in the past with Mr. Renne have been limited to the subjects of traffic conditions and luggage.
The offer from Mr. Abenante contemplates MNR taking on a convertible debt of "1,000,000 CAD in MNR via a convertible note, convertible at $0.05, with a full $0.05 warrant with a 3 year expiry". The investor was not revealed to MNR.
The board is considering this proposal in light of the equity offer from the Swiss investors, who subscribed the Private Placing announced in the News Release dated 18th of March 2014. The board is cognizant that a company such as MNR, with no prospect of production before early 2016 at the earliest, would, in accepting Mr. Abenante's offer, become indebted with no means of servicing such debt.
About Mediterranean Resources
The company is developing two mine projects located at its 100%-owned Red Mountain (Kızıldağ) Project in Northeastern Turkey. The projects consist of the Tac (gold/copper) deposit and the Corak (gold/zinc/lead) deposit.
Tac and Corak were the subject of an NI 43-101 resource statement prepared by SRK in 2009 and a Preliminary Assessment (also by SRK) prepared in September 2011. Current NI 43-101 compliant resource estimates for the Taç and Çorak projects total 1.58 million ounces gold Indicated and 0.29 million ounces Inferred, as well as an Indicated resource of 64 million lbs of copper, 141 million lbs of Lead and 340 million lbs of Zinc. The company plans on advancing these deposits into production through open-pit mining.
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This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities of the Company in any jurisdiction. The securities to be issued pursuant to the Offering by the Company have not and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 Act"), or the securities laws of any states of the United States, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption therefrom under the 1933 Act and the securities laws of all applicable states.
Certain information set out in this News Release constitutes forward-looking information, which may include information relating to exploration and development of the Company's properties. Forward-looking statements (often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "expect", "may", "could", "anticipate", or "will", and similar expressions) may describe expectations, opinions or guidance that are not statements of fact and which may be based upon information provided by third parties. Forward-looking statements are based upon the opinions, expectations and estimates of management of the Company as at the date the statements are made and are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or outcomes to differ materially from those anticipated or implied by such forward-looking statements. Those factors include, but are not limited to risks, uncertainties and other factors that are beyond the control of the Company, risks associated with the industry in general, commodity prices and exchange rate changes, operational risks associated with exploration, development and production operations, delays or changes in plans, risks associated with the uncertainty of reserve estimates, health and safety risks and the uncertainty of estimates and projections of production, costs and expenses. In light of the risks and uncertainties associated with forward-looking statements, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon forward-looking information. In particular, there is no assurance that the private placement will close in the manner or on the terms outlined above; or that either the Preliminary Economic Assessment or the Environmental Impact Assessment will be prepared in a manner acceptable to the Company or any governmental regulatory authority. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements set out in this press release or incorporated herein by reference are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. The forward-looking statements of the Company contained in this press release, or incorporated herein by reference, are expressly qualified, in their entirety, by this cautionary statement.
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