Highland Resources Inc.

Highland Resources Inc.

June 18, 2010 09:00 ET

Highland Offers to Acquire 49% Interest in Rickaby Property for $250,000 and 1.8 Million Shares of Highland

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 18, 2010) - Highland Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:HI) (the "Company") reports that it has offered to acquire the 49% interest held by Canadian Prospector Inc. ("CPI") in certain properties located in the Beardmore-Geraldton area of the Thunder Bay Mining District, Ontario (the "Rickaby Property"). Highland has offered to acquire CPI's 49% interest in the Rickaby Property, free and clear of all encumbrances, in consideration of a cash payment of $250,000 to CPI and the issuance of 1.8 million shares of Highland to CPI's shareholders. CPI is a private Alberta corporation.

The Offer is open for acceptance by CPI until the close of business on June 24th, 2010. If the Offer is not accepted by CPI, Highland will proceed with the terms of the Joint Venture Agreement on a 51:49 basis as stipulated by the Mineral Property Purchase and Joint Venture Agreement originally entered into with CPI (the "Purchase Agreement").

The Rickaby Property is comprised of 88 mineral claims consisting of approximately 18,624 acres in an area known to host numerous gold deposits along with hosting numerous base metal occurrences. The claims are subject to a 3% net smelter return royalty in favour of Jamie Wheeler, the President and Chief Executive Officer of CPI.

In its press release of April 29th, 2010, Highland announced that it had given notice to CPI that Highland had completed all of its obligations to complete the purchase of a 51% interest in the Property. Highland is recorded as title holder to the Rickaby Property with the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry, Ontario. CPI has asserted that Highland has not completed its expenditures. There is no basis for this assertion by CPI.

The shares issued by Highland to acquire its interest, being 2,916,666 common shares of the Company are now eligible to be released from escrow and, in accordance with the provisions of the Purchase Agreement, delivered to CPI's shareholders. To date, the Company has not received a shareholder list from CPI in order to enable Highland to deliver the shares to CPI's shareholders as originally agreed under the Purchase Agreement. If the offer is not accepted and a shareholder list is not forthcoming from CPI, the Company will take such action as it deems necessary to enforce the provisions of the Purchase Agreement.

Signed "Roger Blair" ___________________
Roger Blair, President and Director

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Highland Resources Inc.
    Roger Blair
    President and Director
    1-604-602-4936 (FAX)