TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Sprott Resource Corp. ("SRC") (TSX: SCP) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a dividend in respect of the month of January 2013 in the amount of $0.038 per common share (the "January Dividend").
The January Dividend will be paid on February 15, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 31, 2013. The full amount of the January Dividend is designated as an "eligible dividend" for purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada).
As previously announced, SRC's Board of Directors approved a policy (the "Dividend Policy") pursuant to which SRC intends to pay a monthly dividend at least equal to 0.833% of SRC's total equity attributable to shareholders ("SRC's Book Value") based on the most recently filed financial statements of SRC at the time the dividend is declared. The amount of future monthly dividends will accordingly fluctuate quarterly with SRC's Book Value.
The January Dividend is based on SRC's Book Value as at September 30, 2012, adjusted to take into consideration the increase in SRC's Book Value due to its disposition of Waseca Energy Inc., as will be the other monthly dividends that are declared prior to the filing of SRC's financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2012.
About Sprott Resource Corp.
SRC is a Canadian-based company, the primary purpose of which is to invest and operate in natural resources. Through acquisitions, joint ventures and other investments, SRC seeks to provide its shareholders with exposure to the natural resource sector for the purposes of capital appreciation and real wealth preservation. SRC is well positioned to draw upon the considerable experience and expertise of both its Board of Directors and Sprott Consulting Limited Partnership (SCLP), of which Sprott Inc. is the sole limited partner. Pursuant to a management services agreement between SCLP and SRC, SCLP provides day-to-day business management for SRC as well as other management and administrative services. SRC invests and operates through Sprott Resource Partnership (SRP), a partnership between SRC and Sprott Resource Consulting Limited Partnership, an affiliate of SCLP which is the managing partner of SRP.
Forward-Looking Information and Statements
This news release contains certain forward-looking information and statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. The use of any of the words "expect", "anticipate", "continue", "estimate", "may", "will", "project", "should", "believe", "plans", "intends" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking information or statements. In particular, but without limiting the forgoing, this news release contains forward-looking information and statements pertaining to SRC's dividend policy. Forward-looking statements or information are based on a number of expectations or assumptions which have been used to develop such statements and information but which may prove to be incorrect. The payment of dividends is not guaranteed and the amount and timing of any dividends payable by SRC will be at the discretion of the Board of Directors and will be established on the basis of SRC's earnings, the satisfaction of solvency tests imposed by applicable corporate law for the declaration and payment of dividends, and other relevant factors. Although SRC believes the expectations and assumptions reflected in such forward-looking information and statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information and statements because SRC can give no assurance that such expectations and assumptions will prove to be correct. The forward-looking information and statements included in this news release are not guarantees of future performance and should not be unduly relied upon. Such information and statements, including the assumptions made in respect thereof, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information or statements, including, without limitation, those listed under the heading "Risk Factors" in SRC's annual information form dated March 27, 2012. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information and statements prove incorrect, actual results, performance or achievements could vary materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information and statements contained in this release.
The forward-looking information and statements contained in this news release speak only as of the date of this news release, and SRC does not assume any obligation to publicly update or revise any of the included forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be expressly required by applicable securities laws.
SOURCE: Sprott Resource Corp.
For further information:
Chief Financial Officer
Sprott Resource Corp.
200 Bay Street, Suite 2750
Tel: (416) 977-7333
Fax: (416) 977-9555