Facility Now Up to $18.75 Million; Maturity Extended by two years
SAGUENAY, QUEBEC – (October 8, 2015) – Arianne Phosphate (the “Company” or “Arianne”) (TSX VENTURE: DAN) (FRANKFURT: JE9N) (OTCBB: DRRSF), a development-stage phosphate mining company, advancing the Lac à Paul project in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, has secured an expanded Credit Facility from existing lenders now totaling $18.75 Million. The increased facility will be used to supplement its current facility of $12.5 Million (plus any accrued interest) that is already in place. As well, the facility which was set to mature on December 31, 2015, has now been extended by two years to December 31, 2017. The additional amount can be drawn down as required by the Company.
The entire secured credit facility will bear interest at an annual rate equal to 6.25% with all interest capitalized through the end of the facility. Additionally, the Company will issue the lender 7.5 Million warrants, of which 5 Million warrants have an exercise price of $0.86/share and 2.5 Million warrants with an exercise price of $1.08/share. All the warrants are exercisable through December 31, 2017. In connection with this transaction, Arianne will pay on closing an arrangement fee of $46,123 to the agent and a commitment fee of $92,246 to the lender.
“Securing this credit facility through our current lenders is a strong show of confidence in our efforts and its limited dilution is of real benefit to Arianne and its shareholders,” commented Jean-Sebastien David, the Company’s COO. “With this new agreement in place, Arianne has extended by two years any payments, both interest and principal, associated with the facility.
With this now secured, the Company can fully focus on receiving its permit and continue its discussions with various strategic and financial partners without any immediate timing or liquidity constraints.”
The transaction is subject to the execution of final documentation customary to this type of transaction and to final regulatory approvals.
About Arianne Phosphate
Arianne Phosphate (“Arianne Phosphate Inc.”) (www.arianne-inc.com) is developing the Lac à Paul phosphate deposits located approximately 200 km north of the Saguenay/Lac St. Jean area of Quebec, Canada. These deposits will produce a high quality igneous apatite concentrate grading 39% P2O5 with little or no contaminants. The Company has 95,325,755 million shares outstanding.
(1) Cautionary Statements: Operating cost estimates have been developed by Arianne utilizing internal and skilled third party resources and are dependent on agreement with government and statutory authorities and vendors which have not all yet been completed . They are therefore not 43-101 compliant at this time.
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