Vancouver-based Pacific Potash Corp., a company focused on exploration and development of the Amazonas Basin Project and the surrounding potash claims, has as part of a private placement received an equity investment totaling $1 million from Sino-Canada Natural Resources Fund I. The Sino-Canada fund, which is managed by CapitalAsia, makes private equity investments in Canadian resource extraction companies on behalf of Chinese investors.
Pacific Potash Corporation (TSX-V: PP; OTCQX: PPOTF; FSE: P9P, “Pacific Potash” “the Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has received TSX conditional approval for its previously announced $2.25 million placement and has closed the first tranche consisting of 15,625,000 units for gross proceeds of $1,250,000
The second tranche of the financing involves a subscription for 12,500,000 units ($1,000,000) by Sino-Canada Natural Resources Fund I (“Sino-Canada Fund”). Upon closing of its subscription, Sino-Canada Fund will hold approximately 18.1% of the outstanding shares of Pacific Potash, on an undiluted basis. Pursuant to TSXV policies, the change of control resulting from Sino-Canada Fund’s subscription is subject to shareholder approval. The Company has set a shareholder meeting date for May 31, 2013 in order to receive approval for the change of control. In addition, upon closing, Sino-Canada Fund will have the right to appoint a nominee to be Co-Chairman and a Director of Pacific Potash Corp.
Sino-Canada Fund, which plans to invest over $500 million in the coming two years in Canadian listed and private companies that develop and operate natural resources projects worldwide, released the following statement to Pacific Potash, “We are excited about our investment in Pacific Potash. Sino-Canada Fund prides itself in being a long term investor in resource based projects and we look forward to being a cornerstone investor in Pacific Potash through all phases of development of their Brazilian potash project.”
“We are pleased to announce the first closing of the financing and look forward to welcoming Sino- Canada Natural Resources Fund as the new control entity, pending shareholder approval. We feel that Sino-Canada Fund and their nominee to the Board of Directors will bring significant experience and a solid partnership that will benefit Pacific Potash shareholders.” stated Executive Chairman and Director, Balbir Johal.
In compliance with Canadian Securities law, all securities issued in connection with the first closing of the private placement are subject to a hold period that will expire on August 23, 2013.
About Sino-Canada Natural Resources Fund:
Sino-Canada Natural Resources Fund is a Cayman Islands registered private equity fund focused on investments in Canadian listed and private companies that develop and operate natural resources projects (mining, oil & gas, forestry) worldwide. Sino-Canada Fund is managed in Hong Kong on behalf of private and institutional investors from China.
About Pacific Potash Corporation:
Pacific Potash Corporation trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol: PP, as well on the OTCQX under the symbol: PPOTF and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under P9P. Pacific Potash is engaged in the exploration and development of the Amazonas Basin Project and the surrounding potash claims targeting the Middle Amazonas Potash Basin, currently the host to multiple new exploration campaigns for potash. The Company also is exploring the Provost Potash Property and the surrounding potash claims targeting the prolific Prairie Evaporite Formation, which is host to multiple conventional and solution potash mines.
On behalf of the Board,
Pacific Potash Corporation
Balbir Johal, LL.B
Executive Chairman& Director
For further information, please visit our website at www.pacificpotash.com or contact our V.P of Corporate Communications, Mike Blady:
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