Gold Hawk Resources Inc.
TSX VENTURE : CGK

Gold Hawk Resources Inc.

November 27, 2009 14:21 ET

Gold Hawk Files Third Quarter Financial Results

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 27, 2009) - Gold Hawk Resources Inc. ("Gold Hawk" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:CGK) announces today that it has filed on SEDAR.com its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009.

Major highlights and developments during the third quarter of 2009 include:

  • Announcing a non-binding heads of agreement to sell 85% of its Peruvian operating subsidiary, Compañía Minera San Juan (Peru) S.A. ("CMSJ") for US$15 million; and
  • Receiving notice of final approval of the modification of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to include the new tailings handling area at Chinchan and the tailings transfer system. A fully permitted tailings facility was one of the last critical steps in the process of re-starting mining operations.

Subsequent to September 30, 2009 the Company:

  • Closed a transaction to sell an 85 per cent interest in the Coricancha Mine (the "Transaction") to Nyrstar International BV ("Nyrstar"; NYSE Euronext Brussels: NYR) for US$15 million.
As a result of the Transaction:
  • Gold Hawk has $15 million cash ($0.05 per share);
  • Nyrstar replaced Gold Hawk as the guarantor of the US$13 million debt facility for CMSJ;
  • Nyrstar has provided a US$20 million loan to CMSJ, which will be sufficient to finance the re-start and expansion of the mine; and,
  • Gold Hawk retains an equity interest of 15% in the Coricancha Mine.

Nyrstar has indicated that the Coricancha Mine could be in production in the first half of 2010.

Shareholders approved the Transaction at a November 9 Special Meeting of Shareholders. Also approved at the Meeting was the consolidation of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company on the basis of every 25 common shares of the Company into 1 common share of the Company and the amendment of the 2009 stock option plan to create a rolling plan.

"Gold Hawk is ideally positioned with no debt, no debt guarantees, a 15% interest in the Coricancha Mine and $15 million in cash – the equivalent of $0.05 per share," said Kevin Drover, Gold Hawk's President and CEO. "Gold Hawk intends to use the proceeds of the transaction to pursue business opportunities in the mining industry in a manner that will enhance shareholder value."

For complete details of the third quarter ended September 30, 2009, as well as the annual audited Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis, please see the Company's filings on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

About Gold Hawk Resources Inc.

Gold Hawk (TSX VENTURE:CGK) is a Vancouver, Canada-based precious metals company with a 15% ownership of a near-term production project at the Coricancha Mine and 600 tonnes of ore per day processing facility in central Peru. Gold Hawk has no debt and $15 million in cash and is aggressively seeking business opportunities in the mining sector. Gold Hawk is operated by an experienced management team with significant operating experience.

This document may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this document and Gold Hawk Resources Inc. (hereinafter referred to as the "Company") do not intend, and do not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect management of the Company's expectations or beliefs regarding future events and include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, the realization of mineral reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures, success of mining operations, commodity prices, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, title disputes or claims and limitations on insurance coverage. In certain cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved" or the negative of these terms or comparable terminology. By their very nature forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, risks related to actual results of current exploration activities; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of resources; possible variations in ore reserves, grade or recovery rates; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities; as well as those factors detailed from time to time in the Company's interim and annual financial statements and management's discussion and analysis of those statements, all of which are filed and available for review on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

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