Sparton Resources Inc.

Sparton Resources Inc.

March 24, 2010 10:44 ET

Sparton Completes Sale of 39% Interest in Luxi Gold Project, Yunnan China; Total Sale Price of 14 Million Renminbi or USD$2.044 Million US Dollars

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 24, 2010) - Sparton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SRI) (the "Company"), announced today that it has completed the sale of a 39% interest in Yunnan Sparton Minerals Company Limited("YSM"), the sino - foreign joint venture company which owns the Luxi Gold Project in Yunnan Province, southwest China. The total sale price is 14 million RMB or approximately USD$2.044 million US dollars, payable in cash in two tranches.

The purchaser is Joyful Ocean Industrial Group Limited ("JOG"), a Hong Kong registered company which in turn is controlled by Luxi Hai Hua Development Company (Hai Hua) the owner and operator of the local Luxi Gold Mine in the YSM exploration area.

The transaction was effected by the Company selling to JOG a 100% interest in its 100% owned British Virgin Islands ("BVI") registered subsidiary company, Sparton International Resources Inc. ("SIR"). This transaction did not trigger a change in the actual YSM shareholder structure and therefore no rights of first refusal are available to other YSM shareholders under the YSM Joint Venture Agreement.

SIR's sole asset is its 39% interest in YSM. According to the terms of the share purchase agreement payment will be made in two tranches. The first payment of 12 million RMB (approximately USD$1.752 million dollars) was made on the initial signing of the share purchase agreement, and funds have already been received by the Company. The second and final payment of 2 million RMB will be made immediately to the Company when JOG receives the BVI documents related to its registration as SRI's new sole shareholder. This process in underway and is expected to be completed in approximately 10 days.


Additional terms to the share purchase agreement give the Company a right of first refusal to become a 35% participant in any future expansion and development of the Luxi Gold Mine that is forecast to increase gold production by three or more times the current production level of approximately 300KG of gold per year. Further, Sparton will have a right of first refusal to participate, with an interest equal to 35% of JOG's YSM interest, in any new mine development in the YSM area (by YSM) that at the feasibility stage is forecast to be equal to or exceed three times the current Luxi Gold Mine production level.


Sparton is delighted to be associated with JOG and Hai Hua in this new YSM structure. Combining its original sale of a 41% YSM interest to Starry Limited in 2007 (a company related to Zhao Jin Gold Mining Industry of PRC and Hong Kong) for 19.6 million RMB, along with the current transaction Sparton has realized approximately 25% more from these sales than its original investment in YSM.

Hai Hua is an aggressive and competent operator and has a current capacity at the Luxi Gold Mine to mine and heap leach up to 10,000 tonnes of ore per day. It has expanded the Luxi operation fivefold since acquiring the mine in 2006. Future exploration on the YSM exploration licences will benefit from its resource development commitment to this area.

As well, it has been agreed going forward that the Company's administrative and technical management team in China led by Sparton's director Mr. Charles Ge, will serve in a consulting capacity to JOG and Hai Hua.

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Trading Symbol: SRI

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