TORONTO, April 26, 2016 /CNW/ - IAMGOLD Corporation ("IAMGOLD" or the "Company") today announced that Ressources Québec, a subsidiary of Investissement Québec, has joined IAMGOLD's revolving credit facility bringing an additional commitment of C$50 million or US$38 million. The facility, led by National Bank of Canada and Deutsche Bank, now totals US$138 million and matures in February 2020. The Company maintains the potential to increase the total credit facility to US$250 million on the same terms already agreed to with the existing lenders.
"We are pleased to have Ressources Québec join the facility and bring additional liquidity to our already strong balance sheet," said IAMGOLD's EVP and Chief Financial Officer, Carol Banducci. "The Company has a substantial cash balance and the credit facility provides excess liquidity.
"The inclusion of Ressources Québec in the facility speaks to our commitment in the province of Quebec and our shared confidence in the ramp up of our Westwood mine. We are builidng on more than 30 years of our mining history in the Abitibi region to produce gold and provide benefits to the local community for at least 20 more years."
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For a more comprehensive discussion of the risks faced by the Company, and which may cause the actual financial results, performance or achievements of IAMGOLD to be materially different from the company's estimated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by forward-looking information or forward-looking statements, please refer to the Company's latest Annual Information Form, filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities at www.sedar.com, and filed under Form 40-F with the United States Securities Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml. The risks described in the Annual Information Form (filed and viewable on www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml, and available upon request from the Company) are hereby incorporated by reference into this news release.
The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as required by applicable law.
IAMGOLD (www.iamgold.com) is a mid-tier mining company with four operating gold mines on three continents. A solid base of strategic assets in North and South America and West Africa is complemented by development and exploration projects and continued assessment of accretive acquisition opportunities. IAMGOLD is in a strong financial position with extensive management and operational expertise.
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For further information: Bob Tait, VP Investor Relations, Tel: (416) 360-4743, Mobile: (647) 403-5520; Laura Young, Director Investor Relations, Tel: (416) 933-4952, Mobile: (416) 670-3815; IAMGOLD Corporation, Toll-free: 1 888 464-9999, email@example.com