Azarga’s Largest Shareholder Enters Into Debt Settlement AgreementApril 13, 2016 8:53 am
AZARGA URANIUM CORP. (TSX:AZZ) (“Azarga” or the “Company”) has been notified that its largest shareholder, Powerlite Ventures Limited (“Powerlite”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blumont Group Ltd. (SGX:A33) (“Blumont”), has entered into a settlement agreement with Wintercrest Advisors LLC (“Wintercrest”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Platinum Partners Value Arbitrage Fund L.P. to effect a full and final settlement of a loan facility agreement between Blumont and Wintercrest (the “Debt Restructuring”).
The Debt Restructuring contemplates a number of transactions, in addition to, the transfer of Powerlite’s 18,053,810 Azarga common shares (approximately 29.6% of the Company’s outstanding common shares) to Wintercrest or its nominee. The Debt Restructuring is conditional upon Blumont obtaining various approvals, including; but not limited to, shareholder approvals, regulatory and other approvals, consents, waivers and a legal opinion. Please refer to Blumont’s press release titled “USD 23,500,000 Loan Facility From Wintercrest Advisors LLC – Settlement Agreement” for additional details of the Debt Restructuring on Blumont’s website at: http://www.blumontgroup.com/newsroom.html.
Platinum Partners is a New York based investment management group with assets under management in excess of US$1 billion. Platinum Partners manages multiple funds in a variety of uncorrelated strategies and sectors seeking to achieve risk-adjusted returns. Platinum Partners is an experienced provider of growth capital and the Company welcomes their potential acquisition of a substantial shareholding.
About Azarga Uranium Corp.
Azarga is a mineral development company that controls six uranium projects, deposits and prospects in the United States of America (South Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado) and the Kyrgyz Republic, together with investment holdings in Uranium Resources, Inc. and Western Uranium Corporation. The Dewey Burdock Project in South Dakota (the “Project”), which is the Company’s initial development priority, has received its Nuclear Regulatory Commission License and the Company is in the process of completing all other major regulatory permit approvals necessary for operation of the Project, including those from the Environmental Protection Agency and the South Dakota Department of Natural Resources.
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