Halifax, Nova Scotia–(Newsfile Corp. – November 20, 2015) – Troy Grant, President and CEO of ELCORA RESOURCES CORP. (TSXV: ERA) (FSE: ELM), (the “Company” or “Elcora”), is pleased to announce that the Company has closed the previously announced C$1,388,040 two-year syndicated limited recourse convertible loan agreement (the “Loan”) for the lesser amount of C$1,002,540 with eight lenders including one insider. (See also news release of June 02, 2015).
The principal of the Loan is convertible into common shares of Elcora at $0.14 cents per share and all of the eight lenders elected to convert their Loans. A total of 7,161,000 shares of Elcora were issued upon the loan conversion.
All securities issued pursuant to the Loan will be subject to a statutory four-month hold period. The proceeds from the Loan will be used towards operations at Ragadera graphite mine in Sri Lanka and general corporate purposes.
The Company is a TSX Venture Exchange listed company which owns an interest in the Ragadera graphite mine in Sri Lanka. The Company is continuing to upgrade the existing infrastructure to increase the production of graphite from the Ragadera mine, and metallurgical testing and laboratory research on that graphite to determine a suitable process for the commercial production of graphene is ongoing. Construction of a graphite refining facility is underway.
Cautionary Notes Regarding Ragadera Production
The Sakura graphite project’s Ragadera mine has no established resource and is without a known body of commercial ore. The decision to commence production at the Ragadera mine and Elcora’s plans for small scale mining and milling operations were based on economic models prepared by Elcora in conjunction with management’s knowledge of the property and the prior limited recent operating history of the Sakura/Ragadera mine. The production decision and operating plan for the extraction and sale of graphite were not based on any preliminary economic assessment, a pre-feasibility study or a feasibility study of mineral reserves demonstrating economic and technical viability. Accordingly, there is increased uncertainty and economic and technical risks of failure associated with the production decision and operating plan, in particular the risk that mineral quantities and/or grades will be lower than expected, the risk that construction or ongoing mining operations will be more difficult or more expensive than expected, the risk that the Company will not be able to transport or sell the mineralized material it produces on the terms it expects, or at all, the risk that due to the absence of a detailed economic and technical analysis according to and in accordance with NI 43-101 the production and economic variables associated with mineral extractions and sale may vary considerably. Readers are cautioned that no reliable estimates of future production capability or the economics of any extraction activity can be made.
Ian Flint, Ph.D., P. Geo., is the Qualified Person as defined under NI 43-101 who has reviewed and is responsible for the technical information presented in this news release.
For further information please visit the company’s website at http://www.elcoraresources.com
For further information please contact: Troy Grant, Director, President and CEO, Elcora Resources Corp., T: 902 802-8847 F: 902 446-2001.