VANCOUVER, May 23, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Panoro Minerals Ltd. (TSXV: PML, Lima: PML, Frankfurt: PZM) ("Panoro", the "Company")
announces that its board of directors (the "Board") has approved
amendments to the Company's by-laws to include an advance notice
provision (the "Provision") which requires advance notice to the
Company in circumstances where nominations of persons for election to
the Board are made by shareholders of the Company other than pursuant
to: (i) the requisition of a meeting, or (ii) a shareholder proposal,
both made pursuant to the provisions of the Business Corporations Act
(British Columbia) (the "Act"). Among other things, the Provision fixes
a deadline by which holders of record of common shares of the Company
must submit director nominations to the Company prior to any annual or
special meeting of shareholders and sets forth the information that a
shareholder must include in the notice to the Company.
In the case of an annual meeting of shareholders, notice to the Company
must be provided not less than 30 days nor more than 65 days prior to
the date of the annual meeting; provided, however, that in the event
that the annual meeting is called for a date that is less than 50 days
after the date on which the first public announcement of the date of
the annual meeting was made, notice may be made not later than the
close of business on the 10th day following such public announcement.
In the case of a special meeting of shareholders (which is not also an
annual meeting), notice to the Company must be provided no later than
the close of business on the 15th day following the day on which the
first public announcement of the date of the special meeting was made.
The Company believes that adopting the Provision is considered to be
good corporate governance. The Provision provides a clear process for
shareholders to follow for director nominations and sets out a
reasonable time frame for nominee submissions and the provision of
The purpose of the Provision is to treat all shareholders fairly by
ensuring that all shareholders receive adequate notice of the
nominations to be considered at a meeting and can thereby exercise
their voting rights in an informed manner. In addition, the Provision
should assist in facilitating an orderly and efficient meeting process.
The amended by-laws, which include the Provision, are effective as of
the date they were approved by the Board of Directors, being May 23,
2014. In accordance with the Act, the amendments to the Company's
bylaws are subject to confirmation by shareholders at its next annual
meeting of shareholders.
A copy of the Provision, will be available under the Company's profile
on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Panoro is advancing its significant portfolio of copper and gold
projects in the key Andahuaylas-Yauri belt in south central Peru,
including its advanced stage Cotabambas Copper-Gold-Silver-Molybdenum
and Antilla Copper-Molybdenum Projects.
Since 2007, the company has completed over 70,000 m of exploration
drilling at these two key projects leading to the delineation of
mineral resources in late 2013 of:
Indicated Resource 117.1 Mt @ 0.42% Cu, 0.23g/t Au, 2.74 g/t Ag &
0.001%Mo (@0.2% Cueq cutoff)
Inferred Resource 605.3 Mt @ 0.31% Cu, 0.17g/t Au, 2.33 g/t Ag and 0.002
%Mo (@0.2% Cueq cutoff)
(Tetra Tech, 2013).
Indicated Resource 188.5 Mt @ 0.40% Cu and 0.009% Mo (@0.2% Cueq cutoff)
Inferred Resource 145.9 Mt @ 0.28% Cu and 0.009%Mo (@0.2% Cueq cutoff)
(Tetra Tech, 2014).
Panoro continues its exploration and drilling at the Cotabambas project
while a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) is underway by AMEC
Americas Ltd. The PEA is due for completion in mid 2014. The already
significant resource, together with significant geologic potential
demonstrate the potential for a large scale open pit mine at the
project. To date exploration at the Cotabambas Project has focused on
the Ccalla and Azulccaca deposits. However, at least eight other
porphyry and skarn target zones have been identified within the
company's Cotabambas mineral concession blocks. Drilling at these
targets is planned.
A PEA for the Antilla Project is also planned for completion in mid
2014. The moderate scale of the resource at the Antilla Project
together with strong infrastructure in the area may result in a
moderate capital cost development plan for the project.
In addition to the Cotabambas and Antilla Projects, Panoro's portfolio
includes more than 10 earlier stage projects in primarily the same
region of south central Peru. Peru's national objective of doubling
copper production together with the development of the many copper
projects in the region, together with the private and public
investments into rail, road, power generation and transmission and port
infrastructure are leading to the rapid growth of an important global
center for copper production where Panoro's large portfolio is
This region contains a number of important copper and copper/gold
deposits including the Las Bambas Project, recently acquired by a
consortium led by China's Minmetals for $5.85 Billion,
GlencoreXstrata's Tintaya Copper Mine and the Antapaccay copper project
which was completed with an investment of US$1.5 billion. The region
also includes First Quantum Minerals' Haquira Copper Project, HudBay
Minerals' Constancia Copper Project, Southern Copper's Los Chancas
Copper Project and Buenaventura's Trapiche Project. Hudbay's Constancia
project is currently in construction with start-up planned for 2014.
Panoro is very well positioned to advance exploration at the Antilla and
Cotabambas Projects. The Company has $6 million in cash, which will
allow completion of additional drilling and preliminary economic
assessments as both projects move towards feasibility studies.
Luis Vela, a P. Geo Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101,
has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information in
this press release.
On behalf of the Board of Panoro Minerals Ltd.
Luquman A. Shaheen, M.B.A., P.Eng., P.E.
President & CEO
This release was prepared by management of the Company who takes full
responsibility for its contents. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its
Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies
of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or
accuracy of this release.
SOURCE: Panoro Minerals Ltd.
For further information:
Panoro Minerals Ltd.
Luquman A. Shaheen, President & CEO
Renmark Financial Communications Inc.
Tel.: (514) 939-3989 or (416) 644-2020