VANCOUVER, July 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Alterra Power Corp. ("Alterra") is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with two Icelandic investment funds to extend by one year the maturity of a bond with an approximate value of US$55 million, which will now be payable on July 16, 2017. The bond was originally assumed by Alterra when it acquired a 52% stake in its subsidiary HS Orka hf in September 2010.
Under the extension agreement all terms of the original bond are unchanged other than the maturity and the interest rate, which is adjusted from 3.5% to 5.0% for the one-year extension period. The bond remains non-recourse to Alterra and no further collateral was pledged for this extension.
About Alterra Power Corp.
Alterra Power Corp. is a leading global renewable energy company, operating six power plants totaling 757 MW of generation capacity including the Shannon wind project in Texas, British Columbia's largest run-of-river hydro facility and largest wind farm, and two geothermal facilities in Iceland. Alterra owns a 349 MW share of this capacity, generating over 1,600 GWh of clean power annually. Following completion of the 62 MW Jimmie Creek hydro facility, expected in August, Alterra will operate 819 MW of capacity with net ownership of 381 MW, generating over 1,700 GWh of clean power annually. Alterra has an extensive portfolio of exploration and development projects and a skilled international team of developers, builders and operators to support its growth plans.
Alterra trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol AXY and OTC in the United States as MGMXF.
About HS Orka hf
HS Orka hf is the largest privately owned energy company in Iceland, producing 7% of the country's power needs and approximately 11% of the country's heating needs. Installed geothermal power capacity is 174 MW from the Svartsengi and Reykjanes power plants. In addition, HS Orka generates 190 MW of thermal energy for district heating. HS Orka also owns a 30% interest in Blue Lagoon, ehf., a tourist resort that adjoins our Svartsengi power plant in Iceland.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information
Certain statements and information included in this news release are "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities laws that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking information relates to future events or future performance and reflects management's expectations and beliefs regarding future events as of the date hereof. Examples of forward-looking information in this news release include all statements regarding development, construction, financing and operations of this 2016-2017 solar development pipeline, and the timing of each thereof and the date the Jimmie Creek project will achieve commercial operations. Forward-looking information is based on factors or assumptions that were applied in drawing a conclusion or making a forecast or projection. Since forward-looking information relates to future events and conditions, by its very nature it requires making assumptions and involves inherent risks and uncertainties. Alterra cautions that although it is believed that the assumptions are reasonable in the circumstances, these risks and uncertainties give rise to the possibility that actual results may differ materially from the expectations set out in the forward-looking information. Material risk factors and assumptions include the timing of construction for the solar portfolio, and Alterra's development, construction and finance plans and timing regarding the portfolio, as well as those set out in the management's discussion and analysis section of Alterra's most recent annual and quarterly reports and in Alterra's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2015. Although Alterra has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate and undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information. Except as required by law, Alterra undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking information to reflect new information, subsequent or otherwise.
SOURCE Alterra Power Corp.
For further information: Peter Lekich, Corporate Communications, Alterra Power Corp., Phone: 604.235.6719, Email: [email protected]