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Galaxy has not received a notice from Sal de Vida Korea Corporation
exercising its option to increase its interest in the Sal de Vida
Project to 30% within 90 days of delivery of a Feasibility Study
Sal de Vida Korea Corporation has instead raised a technical issue
regarding the content of the Feasibility Study
PERTH, Australia, July 18, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Galaxy Resources Ltd
(ASX: GXY) ("Galaxy" or "the Company") advises that its potential
partner in the Sal de Vida Lithium Brine and Potash Project ("Sal de
Vida" or "the Project") has not given a notice to exercise its option
to vest a 30% equity interest in Galaxy Lithium (Sal de Vida) S.A., the
Galaxy subsidiary that owns the Sal de Vida Project.
Galaxy's potential partner in Sal de Vida (KORES, LG International and
GS Caltex, together known as the Sal de Vida Korea Corporation ("SDVKC") previously acquired a 4% equity interest in Galaxy Lithium (Sal de
Galaxy delivered a Feasibility Study to SDVKC on 13 April 2013. Under
the terms of an Option Agreement between SDVKC and Galaxy, SDVKC had 90
days from the date of delivery of a Feasibility Study meeting certain
criteria set out in the Option Agreement to decide whether to exercise
its option to acquire a 30% equity interest in that company. After
SDVKC's request for further time to consider its position, Galaxy
extended that date to 17 July 2013 to enable SDVKC to consider further
information provided in connection with the Feasibility Study.
SDVKC has now advised Galaxy that it does not consider the Feasibility
Study to satisfy all the criteria set out in the Option Agreement so as
to trigger the 90 day option period.
Galaxy will now seek to resolve this technical issue with SDVKC and
advise the market as soon as a resolution is achieved.
Meanwhile, Galaxy will continue to assess various options regarding the
future of the Project as part of a previously-announced review of the
Company's business, operations and financial structuring led by a
Special Management Committee.
About Galaxy (ASX: GXY)
Galaxy Resources Ltd ("Galaxy") is an Australian-based global lithium
company with lithium production facilities, hard rock mines and brine
assets in Australia, China, Canada and Argentina. The Company is a
lithium producer listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (Code:
GXY) and is a member of the S&P/ASX 300 Index.
Galaxy wholly owns the Jiangsu Lithium Carbonate Plant in China's
Jiangsu province. The Jiangsu Plant will eventually produce 17,000 tpa
of battery grade lithium carbonate, becoming the largest producer in
the Asia Pacific region and the fourth largest in the world.
Galaxy is also advancing plans to develop the Sal de Vida (70%) lithium
and potash brine project in Argentina situated in the lithium triangle
(where Chile, Argentina and Bolivia meet), which is currently the
source of 60% of global lithium production. Sal de Vida has excellent
promise as a future low cost brine mine and lithium carbonate
The Company owns Mt Cattlin (100%) spodumene project near Ravensthorpe
in Western Australia and the James Bay (100%) Lithium Pegmatite Project
in Quebec, Canada.
Lithium compounds are used in the manufacture of ceramics, glass,
electronics and are an essential cathode material for long life
lithium-ion batteries used to power e-bikes and hybrid and electric
vehicles. Galaxy is bullish about the global lithium demand outlook and
is positioning itself to become a major producer of lithium products.
Caution Regarding Forward Looking Information.
This document contains forward looking statements concerning Galaxy.
Forward-looking statements are not statements of historical fact and
actual events and results may differ materially from those described in
the forward looking statements as a result of a variety of risks,
uncertainties and other factors. Forward-looking statements are
inherently subject to business, economic, competitive, political and
social uncertainties and contingencies. Many factors could cause the
Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or
implied in any forward-looking information provided by the Company, or
on behalf of, the Company. Such factors include, among other things,
risks relating to additional funding requirements, metal prices,
exploration, development and operating risks, competition, production
risks, regulatory restrictions, including environmental regulation and
liability and potential title disputes.
Forward looking statements in this document are based on Galaxy's
beliefs, opinions and estimates of Galaxy as of the dates the forward
looking statements are made, and no obligation is assumed to update
forward looking statements if these beliefs, opinions and estimates
should change or to reflect other future developments.
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not be released in the U.S. This announcement does not constitute an
offer of securities for sale in any jurisdiction, including the United
States, and any securities described in this announcement may not be
offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an
exemption from registration under the United States Securities Act of
1933, as amended. Any public offering of securities to be made in the
United States will be made by means of a prospectus that may be
obtained from the issuer and that will contain detailed information
about the company and management, as well as financial statements.
SOURCE: Galaxy Resources Limited
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