TORONTO, Jan. 11 /CNW/ - (TSX: SCP) - Sprott Resource Corp. ("SRC") announced today that Orion Oil & Gas Ltd. has completed its previously announced amalgamation with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wintraysan Capital Corp., TSX-V:WTS.P ("Wintraysan") (see press release issued by SRC on November 30, 2009 for details on the amalgamation) (the "Amalgamation"). Wintraysan has been renamed Orion Oil & Gas Corporation ("Orion"). Orion's common shares will be listed and begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") today under the symbol "OIP".
Prior to the Amalgamation, SRC held 229,334,351 common shares of Orion Oil & Gas Ltd. out of a total 289,226,766 outstanding common shares of Orion & Gas Ltd. (79.3%). As a result of the Amalgamation and a subsequent share consolidation, SRC now owns 229,334,351 Orion common shares out of 289,521,766 outstanding Orion common shares (78.98%). SRC currently holds the Orion common shares for investment purposes and has no intention at this time of acquiring additional Orion common shares but may acquire additional Orion common shares in the future if circumstances change.
About Sprott Resource Corp.
SRC is a Canadian based company, the primary purpose of which is to invest, directly and indirectly, in natural resources. Through acquisitions, joint ventures and other investments, SRC seeks to provide its shareholders with exposure to the natural resource sector for the purposes of capital appreciation and real wealth preservation. SRC is well positioned to draw upon the considerable experience and expertise of both its Board of Directors and Sprott Consulting Limited Partnership ("SCLP'"), of which Sprott Inc. is the sole limited partner. Pursuant to a management services agreement between SCLP and SRC, SCLP provides day-to-day business management for SRC as well as other management and administrative services. For more information, please visit www.sprottresource.com.
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SOURCE Sprott Resource Corp.
For further information: For further information: Kevin Bambrough, President and CEO, Sprott Resource Corp., 200 Bay Street, Suite 2750, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2J2, Tel: (416) 977-7333, Fax: (416) 977-9555