VANCOUVER, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - Further to an earlier release, Raytec Metals
Corp. (the "Company" or "Raytec") (TSX.V - RAY) announces today that it has
finalized a farm-in agreement (the "Agreement") with Africa Oil Corp. ("Africa
Oil"), a member of the Lundin Group of Companies. The Agreement relates to
production sharing contracts in which Africa Oil has interests in the Republic
of Kenya and the State of Puntland, Somalia.
Africa Oil will transfer to Raytec a 10% interest in the Block 9
Production Sharing Agreement, a 25% license interest in the Block 10A
Production Sharing Contract and a previously unannounced 20% interest in Block
10BB Production Sharing Contract.
Block 10BB, recently acquired by Africa Oil from Turkana Energy Inc., is
a large block encompassing approximately 13,000 square kilometres in the Rift
Valley of northwestern Kenya. The block is within the Tertiary rift trend of
East Africa, which has recently yielded major oil discoveries by operators
such as Heritage Oil Corp. and Tullow Oil plc, both active in the Lake Albert
region of Uganda. Block 10BB is located immediately west of Blocks 9 and 10A.
Africa Oil will transfer a 15% license interest to Raytec in the Nogal
and Dharoor Petroleum Production Sharing Agreements.
"The alliance with Africa Oil is a unique opportunity to partner with the
Lundin Group, one of the most respected names in the energy resource
industry," said Brian Thurston, President and CEO of Raytec. "Our
participation in the Kenya Block 10BB reinforces Raytec's commitment to create
opportunities for our shareholders to participate in world-class exploration
plays in East Africa".
This farm-in transaction is subject to TSX Venture Exchange (the
"Exchange") acceptance, as well as approvals of the appropriate regulatory
authorities from the Republic of Kenya and the government of Puntland,
Somalia. A finders fee will be payable in accordance with Exchange policies.
Raytec Metals Corp. is a well-financed, Canadian exploration company with
recently signed agreements with Africa Oil Corp. and Encanto Potash Corp. The
Company holds an approximately 20% interest in Sulphur Solutions Inc., an
emerging fertilizer company developing state-of-the-art patented technology
for the production of micronized sulphur fertilizer. The Company is further
diversified with a uranium joint venture project in the Athabasca Basin of
Saskatchewan and an iron ore project in Ontario.
On behalf of the Board,
RAYTEC METALS CORP.
President and CEO
NEITHER THE 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 NEWS RELEASE
This release includes certain statements that may be deemed
"forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than
statements of historical facts, that address exploration drilling, exploration
activities and events or developments that the Company expects to occur, are
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this news release
include statements regarding the Agreement and interests to be transferred to
Raytec there under, and any future exploration plans and expenditures.
Although, the Company believes the expectations expressed in such
forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such
statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or
developments may differ materially from those forward-looking statements.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in
forward-looking statements include market prices, exploration and exploration
successes, and continued availability of capital and financing and general
economic, market or business conditions. These statements are based on a
number of assumptions, including among others, assumptions regarding general
business and economic conditions, the timing and receipt of regulatory and
governmental approvals for the transactions described herein, the ability of
the Company and other parties to satisfy Exchange and other regulatory
requirements in a timely manner, the availability of financing for the
Company's proposed transactions and programs on reasonable terms, and the
ability of third-party service providers to deliver services in a timely
manner. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of
future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially
from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The Company does not
assume any obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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