Toronto, Ontario - June 9, 2015 - Wallbridge Mining Company Limited (TSX:WM) (the "Corporation" or "Wallbridge"), is pleased to report that its spin-out company, Miocene Resources Limited (TSXV:MII) ("Miocene"), has received TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV") approval in respect of its proposed transaction with Carube Resources Inc. ("Carube"), a private mineral exploration company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario, which would allow the two companies to effect a business combination (the "Combination"). The approval of the TSXV is subject to among other things completion of the balance of the equity financing being $1,645,800 and the proposed debt settlements. The equity financing is in place and is expected to close on or about June 12, 2015, and the Combination is expected to be concluded shortly thereafter. For further details, please refer to www.miocenemetals.com.
Commenting on the transaction, Marz Kord, President and CEO of Wallbridge stated, "This is an important step forward for Miocene in that it gets exposure to Carube's Jamaican assets, on which exploration funded by Carube's joint venture partner OZ Minerals is generating excellent results. Wallbridge, with an 18.0% shareholding in the merged entity will be its largest shareholder."
To support and preserve Wallbridge's investment in Miocene, Wallbridge subscribed for $610,000 in Miocene's hard unit offering priced at $0.20 (Canadian) per unit on the date hereof. Of the amounts currently owed by Miocene to Wallbridge, on closing of the Combination, Wallbridge will receive $1,000,000 in Miocene shares, approximately $160,000 in cash, and $436,415 will remain as long term debt under the existing Line of Credit Miocene has with Wallbridge. As a result, Wallbridge will hold a total of 10,894,733 shares in the resulting issuer, representing 18.0% of Carube Copper's 60,621,390 issued and outstanding shares (on a non-diluted basis) and will be Carube Copper's largest shareholder. The decision to participate in Miocene's financing was made by the Board and supported by Wallbridge's independent directors. For more particulars on the transaction, please see Miocene's press releases dated June 8, 2015.
About Wallbridge Mining
Wallbridge Mining Company Limited (WM:TSX) is currently operating its first polymetallic mine, producing copper, platinum, palladium, and gold from the Broken Hammer open pit mine in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada's premier mining district.
Wallbridge is also actively exploring a large package of properties in Sudbury, including operating several significant exploration joint ventures with partners Lonmin Plc and Glencore in Sudbury.
Wallbridge has a record of successfully generating high potential mineral projects and structuring partnerships and new companies to create value for its shareholders and its partners.
For Further Information
Please visit the Company's website at www.wallbridgemining.com, or contact:
Wallbridge Mining Company Limited
Joshua Bailey, M.Sc., P.Geo
Vice- President, Exploration
Tel: (705) 682-9297 ext. 240
Vice- President, Corporate Communications
Tel: (705) 682-9297 ext. 263
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