TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (TSX: GCM,
GCM.WT, GCM.WT.A, GCM.NT.U) announced today that it has filed a revised
Notice of Intention to commence a normal course issuer bid with the
Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") for its senior unsecured silver-linked notes (the "Notes"). Under the terms of the revised bid, which is subject to acceptance
by the TSX and the other restrictions previously disclosed on August
25, 2011, the Company will purchase Notes on the open market at any
price in accordance with the terms of the indenture governing the Notes
(the "Revised Bid").
Today the Company commenced the Revised Bid by repurchasing US$461,000
aggregate principal amount of Notes. The Company is funding the
repurchase of the Notes with the proceeds from the sale of its silver
production in order to capitalize on the current high market prices for
silver. Given the principal amount of each Note is linked to the US$
financial equivalent of 66.7 ounces of silver based on US$15 per ounce,
buying back the Notes using the proceeds from the Company's silver
production at spot prices of approximately US$41 per ounce allows the
Company to substantially reduce its cost of borrowing by monetizing its
silver inventories and future production.
About Gran Colombia Gold Corp.
Gran Colombia is a Canadian-based gold and silver exploration,
development and production company with its primary focus in Colombia.
Gran Colombia is currently the largest underground gold and silver
producer in Colombia with six underground mines in operation. In
addition, Gran Colombia is also developing a large-scale, open-pit gold
and silver mine at Marmato. The Company also has a highly-prospective
land position in Colombia as well as an advanced stage property in
Venezuela and earlier stage properties in Mali.
Additional information on Gran Colombia can be found on its website at
www.grancolombiagold.com and by reviewing its profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information:
This news release contains "forward-looking information", which may
include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the future
financial or operating performance of the Company and its projects.
Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by
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Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results,
performance or achievements of Gran Colombia to be materially different
from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or
implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements
contained herein are made as of the date of this press release and Gran
Colombia disclaim, other than as required by law, any obligation to
update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new
information, results, future events, circumstances, or if management's
estimates or opinions should change, or otherwise. There can be no
assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as
actual results and future events could differ materially from those
anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned
not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
SOURCE Gran Colombia Gold Corp.
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