TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Celtic Minerals Ltd. ("Celtic" or the "Corporation") (CNSX: CWE) The Corporation is pleased to announce that it has reached a settlement
with Triple Plate Junction Plc ("TPJ") regarding ownership interests in the Crater Mountain Project, located
in Papua New Guinea (the "Crater Mountain Project") currently being operated by Gold Anomaly Limited.
As disclosed in a press release dated December 28, 2011, Celtic had
previously announced that arbitration had commenced with TPJ. Celtic
and TPJ have agreed, subject to the execution of a definitive
settlement agreement, to discontinue the arbitration proceedings on the
basis of the following terms: (a) TPJ and the Corporation would agree
to a 2% carried interest held by the Corporation in the Crater Mountain
Project; (b) the payment of CDN$100,000 in cash by TPJ to Celtic; and
(c) the reimbursement by TPJ of the most recent cash call payment paid
by the Corporation to TPJ in the amount of $7,654.80 AUD.
This resolution between Celtic Minerals Ltd. and Triple Plate Junction
will be finalized as soon as all documentation has been processed.
Paul Cullingham, President and CEO of Celtic wishes to express his
satisfaction with the outcome of this dispute. Mr. Cullingham would
like to affirm that the situation arose from earlier negotiations among
past administration of which neither the current management of Celtic
or Triple Plate were involved with at that time. The Board of
Directors of Celtic looks forward to the future success of the Crater
Mountain project for all parties concerned.
About the Crater Mountain Project
The Crater Mountain Project comprises 3 contiguous exploration licences,
EL 1115, 1353 and 1384, comprising of 307 km2 straddling the border between the Chimbu and the Eastern Highland
Provinces. This region is in the centre of the New Guinea Orogen, an
extensive geological zone that makes up the mountainous spine of Papua
Additional information regarding the Crater Mountain project has been
published in Celtic's most current press releases dated December 28,
2011 and January 3, 2012.
Additional information regarding Celtic Minerals Ltd. is available on
the company's website at www.celticminerals.com.
Forward Looking Statements:
Certain information set forth in this news release contains
forward-looking statements or information ("forward-looking
statements"), including the execution of the Settlement Agreement.
Although the forward-looking statements contained in this press release
reflect management's current beliefs based upon information currently
available to management and based upon what management believes to be
reasonable assumptions, the Corporation cannot be certain that actual
results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. A
number of factors could cause events and achievements to differ
materially from the results expressed or implied in the forward-looking
statements. Forward-looking statements necessarily involve significant
known and unknown risks, assumptions and uncertainties that may cause
the Corporation's actual results, event, prospects and opportunities to
differ materially from those expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements. Although the Corporation has attempted to
identify important risks and factors that could cause actual actions,
events or results to differ materially from those described in
forward-looking statements, there may be other factors and risks that
cause actions, events or results not to be anticipated, estimated or
intended. There can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements
will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could
differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Any
forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press
release, and the Corporation assumes no obligation to update or revise
them to reflect new events or circumstances, unless otherwise required
SOURCE Celtic Minerals Ltd.
For further information:
Paul Cullingham, President and Chief Executive Officer
Celtic Minerals Ltd.
Phone: (416) 435-5282
Fax: (709) 489-7092