TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2019 /CNW/ - Largo Resources Ltd. ("Largo" or the "Company") (TSX: LGO) (OTCQX: LGORF) is pleased to announce that it has completed the repurchase and retirement of US$59.2 million in aggregate principal amount plus premium and accrued and unpaid interest. This repurchase and retirement includes US$47.8 million and US$8.1 million as previously announced December 31, 2019 and January 9, 2019, respectively, in addition to a further repurchase and retirement of US$3.3 million. The remaining aggregate principal amount outstanding on the Company's 9.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2021 (the "Notes") is now approximately US$33.6 million, representing a decrease of approximately 78% of its current total outstanding Notes since May 2018. The Notes were repurchased at 105.625% and the Company worked with Jefferies LLC who arranged for an facilitated the repurchase of the Notes.
Mark Smith, Chief Executive Officer for Largo, stated: "Largo's outstanding debt balance is now approximately US$33.6 million and the Company remains in a net cash1 position beginning 2019 on a positive note. Following a record year of production for the Company, Largo looks forward to a great year ahead as it intends to retire the remainder of its outstanding debt on or before Q2 2019."
About Largo Resources
Largo is a Toronto-based strategic mineral company focused on the production of vanadium flake, high purity vanadium flake and high purity vanadium powder at the Maracás Menchen Mine located in Bahia State, Brazil. The Company's common shares are principally listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "LGO". For more information on Largo, please visit our website at www.largoresources.com.
This press release contains forward-looking information under Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". All information contained in this news release, other than statements of current and historical fact, is forward looking information. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Largo to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to those risks described in the annual information form of Largo and in its public documents filed on SEDAR from time to time. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made. Although management of Largo has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Largo does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. Readers should also review the risks and uncertainties sections of Largo's annual and interim MD&As.
Neither the Toronto Stock Exchange (nor its regulatory service provider) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.
1 Net cash is a non-GAAP measure and is defined as cash and restricted cash less current portion of long-term debt and long-term debt as those terms are defined in the Company's financial statements.
SOURCE Largo Resources Ltd.
For further information: Alex Guthrie, Manager, Investor Relations and Communications, [email protected], Tel: +1 416‐861‐9797