TORONTO, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Anaconda Mining Inc. ("Anaconda" or "the Company") - (TSX: ANX) announced that, on May 30, 2012, it received a payment of US$2 million from Hierro Tal Tal S.A. ("Tal Tal"), the second and final guaranteed payment from the sale of the Company's 50% ownership stake in Minera Hierro San Gabriel S.A. ("MHSG") and its 20% ownership stake in Inversiones Hierro Antofagasta S.A. ("IHA"), which closed December 7, 2011. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary Inversiones La Veta SpA ("La Veta"), has the right to receive an additional US$3 million upon achievement of commercial production, as defined by the stock purchase agreement (the "SPA"), by any of the properties, directly or indirectly, controlled by MHSG or IHA (the "Properties"). La Veta can earn up to another US$4 million based on the sales price realized on certain volumes of production from the Properties, as defined in the SPA. Furthermore, La Veta shall earn a gross sales royalty for all production sold from the Properties.
With the proceeds from the transaction with Tal Tal and operating cash flow, the Company made another principal payment against the outstanding Convertible Loan, Series I Debentures and Series II Debentures (collectively, the "Loans"). The principal payments totaled $2,300,000 and were divided pro rata across the Loans. Since March 28, 2012, the Company has made approximately $3,300,000 in principal payments against the Loans and reduced the outstanding balance from $6,900,000 to $3,599,280.
President and CEO, Dustin Angelo, stated, "Receipt of this payment illustrates Anaconda's ability to create value in a challenging market. We have now achieved our goal to reduce our interest bearing debt nearly in half by the end of fiscal 2012. We are especially pleased that Pine Cove was a major source of cash for the principal repayment, providing approximately $1.3 million in just the last five months. Operations at Pine Cove are running well so we will focus more effort on defining the exploration potential around our mine, which offers the promise of more resources and production growth."
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Anaconda is a growth oriented, gold mining and exploration company with a producing asset located on the Baie Verte Peninsula in Newfoundland, Canada called the Pine Cove mine.
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