TUCSON, AZ, Jan. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Nord Resources Corporation (OTC Pink
Market: NRDS), which is producing copper at its Johnson Camp Mine in
Arizona, today announced that it entered into a new copper cathode
sales agreement with Red Kite Master Fund Limited for 100% of the
production from the Johnson Camp Mine, given the expiry of the long
term copper cathode sales agreement between the parties that was in
place from February 1, 2008 through December 31, 2012.
The agreement runs through March 31, 2013 with renewable extensions by
mutual agreement of both parties. Pursuant to the agreement, Red Kite
accepts delivery of the cathodes at the Johnson Camp Mine, and pricing
is based on the COMEX price for high-grade copper on the date of sale.
In July 2010, Nord suspended mining new ore at the Johnson Camp Mine as
it sought financing to permit the company to restructure its debt and
provide additional capital for constructing a new leaching pad. It
continues to leach copper from the material previously placed on the
existing three pads on its property, processing it through the Johnson
Camp Mine's SX-EW plant. As expected, the level of copper production
and sales continue to decline at a steady rate.
About Nord Resources
Nord Resources Corporation is producing copper at the Johnson Camp Mine,
the company's primary asset, which is located in Dragoon, Arizona,
approximately 65 miles east of Tucson. For further information, please
visit our website at nordresources.com.
All statements in this release, other than those of historical facts,
may be considered to be "forward-looking".
Nord's continuation as a going concern is dependent upon its ability to
refinance the obligations under its Credit Agreement with Nedbank, the
Copper Hedge Agreement with Nedbank Capital and its unsecured note
payable to Fisher Sand & Gravel Company, raise additional capital, and
on its ability to produce copper to sell at a level where the company
becomes profitable and generates cash flows from operations. To
succeed, Nord must be able to proceed with its plans to build
additional leach pad capacity, resume full operations, and achieve its
operating plan. If management cannot achieve its operating plan because
of the company's inability to obtain the required financing, or because
of sales shortfalls, a reduction in copper prices, or other unfavorable
events, the company may find it necessary to dispose of assets, or
undertake other actions as may be appropriate.
Nord's business and operations are subject to the risk factors set forth
in Nord's most recent Form 10-K and other SEC filings which are
available through EDGAR at www.sec.gov, and in Nord's prospectus and other filings with the British Columbia
and Ontario Securities Commissions, which are available through SEDAR
at www.sedar.com. Nord assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements
except as may be required by law.
SOURCE: Nord Resources Corporation
For further information:
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Nord Resources Corporation
Investor and Media Relations
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(416) 594-1600 ext.223
(416) 518-8479 (cell)
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