SASKATOON, Aug. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Golden Band Resources Inc. (Golden Band or the Company) (TSXV: GBN) (OTCQX: GBRIF) is pleased to announce it has closed the previously announced $20 million term debt facility (Term Debt Facility) with Waterton Global Value, L.P. (Waterton) and the first tranche of $12.5 million has been advanced to the Company.
The second and third tranches of $3.5 million and $4.0 million, respectively, are to be advanced conditional on the attainment of certain operational milestones, covering three month periods, at the Roy Lloyd and Komis mines, including tonnes produced, mill recovery rates and gold ounces poured. It is anticipated the second tranche would be received late in the 2012 calendar year and the third tranche early in the 2013 calendar year.
Proceeds from the first tranche will used to repay the $5.5 million bridge loan, previously announced on May 10, 2012, as well as fund the development of the Komis deposit and to pay down the accumulated working capital deficit.
Golden Band announced the full terms of the Term Debt Facility in a news release issued on August 2, 2012.
About Golden Band
Golden Band Resources Inc. is a gold producer operating in the La Ronge gold belt in northern Saskatchewan and publicly listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada under the symbol GBN and is traded in the United States on the OTCQX under the symbol GBRIF. Commercial production was declared on April 1, 2011 and the Company has production from two mines, the Roy Lloyd and EP gold mines. A third mine, Komis, is to be brought into production later in the summer of 2012. Processing is at the centrally located Jolu mill, with a nominal capacity of 700 tonnes per day. The Company has been actively exploring for gold since 1994 and has assembled a land package of 870 km2, including 13 known gold deposits and four former producing mines. The Company plans to undertake aggressive drill programs throughout the La Ronge Gold projects with the goal of significantly expanding the existing NI 43-101 gold resources that have been identified to date.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Golden Band Resources Inc.,
A. Robson Garden, President and CEO
Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information and Statements
This news release includes certain forward-looking statements or information. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including, without limitation, statements relating to the potential mineralization and geological merits of the mine properties, estimates of production, costs of production, the sufficiency and availability of capital and financing and other future plans, objectives or expectations of Golden Band Resources Inc. (Company) are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's plans or expectations include risks relating to the actual results of current exploration activities, fluctuating gold prices, possibility of equipment breakdowns and delays, cost overruns, availability of capital and financing, general economic, market or business conditions, regulatory changes, timeliness of government or regulatory approvals and other risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by the Company with securities regulators available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated, or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as otherwise required by applicable securities legislation.
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SOURCE: Golden Band Resources Inc.
For further information:
Mark J. Thiel, CA VP, Finance and CFO
Golden Band Resources Inc.
Phone: 306 385 7128
Fax: 306 955 0788