Aberdeen International Inc. has provided a C$2 million stand-by credit facility to Rodinia Lithium Inc., a Canadian mining company with a primary focus on lithium exploration and development in North and South America. Aberdeen, which is a significant shareholder in Rodinia, is a portfolio company of Forbes & Manhattan, a Toronto-based merchant bank specializing in incubating, financing and managing public and private companies in resources sectors.
Rodinia Lithium Secures $2 Million Stand-by Credit Facility from Key Shareholder
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Feb. 26, 2013) – Rodinia Lithium Inc. (“Rodinia” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:RM)(OTCQX:RDNAF) is pleased to announce it has entered into a $2.0 million stand-by credit facility (the “Credit Facility”) with Aberdeen International Inc. (“Aberdeen”). Aberdeen is currently a significant shareholder of Rodinia, is a long-time supporter of the Company, and is a member of the Forbes & Manhattan Inc. group of companies.
Under the Credit Facility, Rodinia has the ability to draw down amounts up to a maximum of $2.0 million (subject to the terms of the Credit Facility), with repayment of any draw down to be made by February 25, 2016. Any amounts drawn down will bear interest at 10% per annum, payable quarterly in arrears, with the first installment due on June 30, 2013. As at September 30, 2012 (the Company’s most recent financial statements for the third quarter), the Company had $621,000 in cash and no debt. Rodinia expects that its current funding will be sufficient to fund its operations through the delivery of a revised National Instrument 43-101 Mineral Resource Estimate and Feasibility Study for its Salar de Diablilos lithium-potash project in Salta, Argentina.
“The Credit Facility is a tremendous vote of confidence from one of our largest shareholders. It insulates us from market uncertainty and provides a ready source of non-dilutive funding, if required, in the future,” said Aaron Wolfe, Vice President Corporate Development of Rodinia. “We very much appreciate the on-going support of one of the Company’s longest and largest shareholders as we continue to achieve our short term milestones.”
In consideration for Aberdeen’s commitment under the Credit Facility, Rodinia has agreed to secure the Credit Facility against its Salar de Centenario assets. No fees or warrants have been issued in relation to the establishment of the Credit Facility. Promptly after signing the Credit Facility, the Company will draw down $300,000 from the line of credit.
Aberdeen is a non-arm’s length party; as such term is defined by the TSX-Venture Exchange, as Aberdeen and Rodinia have a common senior officer.
About Rodinia Lithium Inc.:
Rodinia Lithium Inc. is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company with a primary focus on Lithium exploration and development in North and South America. The Company is also actively exploring the commercialization of a significant Potash co-product that is expected to be recoverable through the lithium harvesting process.
Please visit the Company’s web site at www.rodinialithium.com or write us at email@example.com.
Except for statements of historical fact contained herein, the information in this press release may be deemed to constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of Canadian securities law. Such forward-looking information may include, without limitation, statements (express or implied) regarding the anticipated effects of the results and the impact of the Credit Facility. There can be no assurance that such statements (express or implied) will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from such statements. Investors are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking information. Except as otherwise required by applicable securities statutes or regulation, the Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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