K92 Mining Inc. (the “Company” or “K92”, TSXV: KNT) is pleased to announce that CRH Funding II Pte. Ltd. (“CRH”) has exercised its right to convert 2,500,000 Class A Preferred Shares (the “Conversion Shares”) of the 10,000,000 Class A Preferred Shares (the “Preferred Shares”) currently held by CRH. The Conversion Shares will be converted into 4,751,831 Common shares of the Company and CRH will hold 4.79% of the issued and outstanding Common shares of the Company following the conversion.
All 10,000,000 Preferred Shares held by CRH are convertible into an aggregate of 19,007,324 Common shares of the Company. The terms and provisions attached to the Preferred Shares are detailed in the Company’s Information Circular dated April 15, 2016 and filed on SEDAR on April 19, 2016.
Given the Company’s common shares have traded above $1.25 for at least 10 consecutive trading days, the Company has provided CRH with an acceleration notice pursuant to the terms of the 10,000,000 Common share purchase warrants previously granted to CRH (the “Warrants”) whereby all Warrants held by CRH will now expire on October 8, 2016. Each Warrant entitles CRH to purchase one Common share of the Company at an exercise price of CDN$0.75 per share.
Further, while the Company remains on schedule and on budget with regards to the restart of gold production, the Company and CRH also agreed to extend the deadline for the delivery by the Company of 3,000 ounces of refined gold produced from Irumafimpa to CRH required under the Gold Prepayment Agreement dated February 4, 2016 from December 31, 2016 to March 31, 2017. This will give the Company further flexibility as it evaluates the results of studies related to production at Kora and the doubling of mill capacity to 400,000 tpa (see K92 News Releases July 7th and August 17th for details).
Mr. Peter Yu, CRH Director, states, “Today’s announcement describes multiple positive developments for K92 representing a further strengthening of the relationship between Cartesian and K92.”
Chief Executive Officer and Director
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