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TRADING SYMBOL: TSXV:EPO
VANCOUVER, April 24, 2015 /CNW/ - Encanto Potash Corp. ("Encanto" or the "Company") (TSXV: EPO and OTCQX: ENCTF) Further to the Company's news release dated April 22, 2015, the Company is pleased to announce that due to excess demand, the private placement has been increased to 17,000,000 Units (the "Private Placement"). Each unit consists of one common share ("Share") and one share purchase warrant entitling the holder to purchase one common share at $0.17 for a period of 12 months from the date of closing ("Warrant"). The Company intends to use the proceeds for general working capital for the Company.
Marquest Capital Markets and Secutor Capital Management Corporation (collectively, the "Finders") have agreed to act as finders in connection with the Private Placement. In consideration for the services rendered by the Finders in connection with the Private Placement, the Finders will be paid 5% of the gross proceeds
The Company also advises that as part of the Private Placement, insiders and significant existing shareholders (the "Sellers") sold 9 million common shares to an institutional investor and the Sellers will be subscribing for a minimum of 9 million units in the Private Placement.
The Company confirms that the Private Placement has been fully allocated and is targeting closing at the end of next week, subject to the acceptance for filing of the TSX Venture Exchange. The securities issued by the Company in connection with this Private Placement are subject to a 4-month "hold period" as prescribed by the TSX Venture Exchange and applicable securities laws.
Encanto Potash Corp. is a TSX Venture Exchange listed and OTCQX traded Canadian resource company engaged in the development of potash properties in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada, the largest producing potash region in the world. Through a joint venture agreement with Muskowekwan Resources Ltd. ("MFN JV") on our flagship property, Encanto has a project land package which totals approximately 61,000 largely contiguous acres. A Pre-Feasibility Study dated February 28 2013 titled "Encanto Potash Corp. Technical Report Summarizing the Preliminary Feasibility Study for the Muskowekwan First Nations Home Reserve Project in South Eastern Saskatchewan, Canada" confirms the Proven & Probable KCI Reserves totaling 162 MMt grading 28% which supports primary and secondary mining for over 50 years at an assumed annual rate extraction rate of 2.8 million tonnes.
The Company has an interest in two additional potash properties in Saskatchewan: 20% interest in the 55,000 acre Ochapowace/Chacachas property and 100% interest in the 55,437 acre Spar property.
Encanto is currently exploring domestic & international strategic partnerships for the financing, development and sale of potash production from its MFN JV Property.
The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by James Walchuck, a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President and CEO
NEITHER 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 RELEASE.
THE FOREGOING INFORMATION MAY CONTAIN FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION RELATING TO THE FUTURE PERFORMANCE OF THE COMPANY. FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO A NUMBER OF KNOWN AND UNKNOWN RISKS, UNCERTAINTIES AND OTHER FACTORS THAT MAY CAUSE ACTUAL RESULTS TO DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE ANTICIPATED IN OUR FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS. SUCH RISKS AND OTHER FACTORS INCLUDE, AMONG OTHERS, THE ACTUAL RESULTS OF EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES, CHANGES IN WORLD COMMODITY MARKETS OR EQUITY MARKETS, THE RISKS OF THE MINING INDUSTRY INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE ENVIRONMENT, DELAYS IN OBTAINING GOVERNMENTAL APPROVALS, PERMITS OR FINANCING OR IN THE COMPLETION OF DEVELOPMENT OR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES, TITLE DISPUTES, CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT AND CHANGES TO REGULATIONS AFFECTING THE MINING INDUSTRY, AND OTHER RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES DETAILED FROM TIME TO TIME IN THE COMPANY'S FILINGS WITH THE CANADIAN SECURITIES ADMINISTRATORS (AVAILABLE AT WWW.SEDAR.COM). FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE MADE BASED ON VARIOUS ASSUMPTIONS AND ON MANAGEMENT'S BELIEFS, ESTIMATES AND OPINIONS ON THE DATE THE STATEMENTS ARE MADE. SHOULD ONE OR MORE OF THESE RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES MATERIALIZE, OR SHOULD UNDERLYING ASSUMPTIONS PROVE INCORRECT, ACTUAL RESULTS MAY VARY MATERIALLY FROM THOSE DESCRIBED IN THE FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. THE COMPANY UNDERTAKES NO OBLIGATION TO UPDATE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS IF THESE ASSUMPTIONS, BELIEFS, ESTIMATES AND OPINIONS OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD CHANGE, EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
SOURCE Encanto Potash Corp.
For further information: James Walchuck, President and CEO, Tel: 604-683-2402; Martin Gagel CFA, MBA, Vanguard Shareholder Solutions, Tel: 604-608-0824; Toll Free: 1-866-918-0824