SAGUENAY, QC, June 18, 2014 - Arianne Phosphate (the “Company” or “Arianne”) (TSX VENTURE: DAN) (FRANKFURT: JE9N) (OTCBB: DRRSF), a development-stage phosphate company advancing the Lac à Paul Phosphate Project in Québec’s Saguenay region, is pleased to announce that it has secured a favourable power agreement with the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. The agreement confirms that 115-MW of power from Hydro-Québec will be made available for the Lac à Paul Project at a preferential and reduced rate (Rate L). Details of the agreement were laid out in a letter to Arianne dated May 21, 2014.
The agreement further strengthens the economics of the Lac à Paul Project, allowing the Company to produce its high quality phosphate concentrate at favourable operating costs.
Arianne Phosphate’s Chief Operating Officer Jean-Sébastien David said, “This agreement continues to demonstrate the Québec Government’s support for the Lac à Paul Project and is further evidence of the significant economic benefits that Lac à Paul will bring to both Québec and the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. We would like to thank the Government of Québec for their continued support of our world-class project.”
About Arianne Phosphate
Arianne Phosphate (“Arianne Phosphate Inc.”) (www.arianne-inc.com) is developing the Lac à Paul Phosphate Project which is located approximately 200 km north of the Saguenay/Lac St. Jean area in Quebec, Canada. As per Arianne’sOctober 2013 Bankable Feasibility Study, the Project will produce a high quality igneous apatite concentrate grading 39% P2O5 with little or no contaminants. The Company has 87, 087, 755 million shares outstanding.
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