Galane Gold Ltd. Announces the Lapsing of the Letter of Intent for the Proposed Acquisition of Vantage Goldfields Limited
TORONTO, ONTARIO – August 9, 2017: Galane Gold Ltd. (“Galane” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: GG) announced on May 23, 2017 that it has entered into a letter of intent (the “LOI”) for the acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Vantage Goldfields Limited (“Vantage”), a gold mining company with operations in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa (the “Acquisition”). Galane and Vantage have been unable to conclude on the execution of a binding acquisition agreement (the “Acquisition Agreement”) and therefore the LOI has been terminated.
Vantage has been unable to meet the conditions set out in the LOI, and therefore is not in a position to sign the Acquisition Agreement. Galane has provided five extensions to the original LOI, and will not extend further.
CEO Nick Brodie stated “Galane has decided not to further extend the LOI, which is a disappointing outcome but at the current moment the only option. The situation at Vantage is complex with the company’s primary subsidiaries in Business Rescue and its key operating mine having suffered a tragic accident in 2016. Working with the Vantage management team with substantial support from the Business Rescue Practitioner we presented a solution to first restart the Lily mine and subsequently the Barbrook mine, pay off the creditors over a reasonable time period and provided an Acquisition Agreement that was in line with the LOI. Vantage has been unable to meet the conditions in the LOI for a variety of reasons, despite their best efforts and we therefore have no option but to terminate our discussions.”
Galane is an un-hedged gold producer and explorer with mining operations and exploration tenements in Botswana and South Africa. Galane is a public company and its shares are quoted on the TSX Venture Exchange and the Botswana Stock Exchange under the symbol “GG”. Galane’s management team is comprised of senior mining professionals with extensive experience in managing mining and processing operations and large-scale exploration programmes. Galane is committed to operating at world-class standards and is focused on the safety of its employees, respecting the environment, and contributing to the communities in which it operates.
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