TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – May 1, 2013) – Noront Resources Ltd. (“Noront” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:NOT) today announces that the Company’s shareholders approved the Convertible Loan including the creation of a new “Control Person” and By-Law No. 2 which allows the board of directors to borrow on behalf of the Company at the Special Meeting of Shareholders held on April 30, 2013.
As more particularly described in the Company’s press release dated February 26, 2013, Noront entered into a loan facility with Resource Capital Fund V L.P. in the aggregate principal amount of US$15.0 million (the “Facility”). The Facility is a one year bridge loan (the “Bridge Loan”) which matures on February 25, 2014 and automatically rolls into a convertible loan (the “Convertible Loan”) with a maturity date of December 31, 2015, if the Facility is not repaid prior to the Bridge Loan maturity date.
The issuance of the conversion rights and interest shares under the Convertible Loan required shareholder approval since the issuance will create a new “Control Person”, on such terms as more particularly described in the Management Information Circular of the Company dated March 26, 2013. Prior to entering into the Facility, the Company’s board of directors approved By-Law No. 2 which is a borrowing by-law and provides the board of directors with the ability to borrow money on behalf of the Company.
The passing of the above resolutions provides the Company the flexibility to consider a broader range of financing options in order to further the development of the Company’s advanced stage Eagle’s Nest nickel, copper, platinum, palladium project.
About Noront: Noront Resources Ltd. is focused on development of the high-grade Eagle’s Nest nickel, copper, platinum and palladium deposit and the high-grade Blackbird chromite deposit, both of which are located in the James Bay Lowlands of Ontario in an emerging metals camp known as the Ring of Fire.
This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation, including predictions, projections and forecasts. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion, growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and with respect to exploration results, the timing and success of exploration activities generally, permitting time lines, government regulation of exploration and mining operations, environmental risks, title disputes or claims, limitations on insurance coverage, timing and possible outcome of any pending litigation and timing and results of future resource estimates or future economic studies.
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Forward-looking statements are based on a number of material factors and assumptions, including, the result of drilling and exploration activities, that contracted parties provide goods and/or services on the agreed timeframes, that equipment necessary for exploration is available as scheduled and does not incur unforeseen break downs, that no labour shortages or delays are incurred, that plant and equipment function as specified, that no unusual geological or technical problems occur, and that laboratory and other related services are available and perform as contracted. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, future events, conditions, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, prediction, projection, forecast, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the interpretation and actual results of current exploration activities; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of gold; possible variations in grade or recovery rates; failure of equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; the failure of contracted parties to perform; labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of exploration, as well as those factors disclosed in the Company’s publicly filed documents. Although Noront has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking 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.
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Chairman and Interim CEO