Sparton Resources Inc.

Sparton Resources Inc.

June 23, 2010 09:44 ET

Sparton in Financing Discussions With Dundee Resources Limited

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 23, 2010) - Sparton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SRI) (the "Company" or "Sparton") announced today that it has entered into discussions with Dundee Resources Limited ("Dundee") related to a possible re-financing package for Sparton's subsidiary, Sparton Energy Inc. ("SEI"). SEI's interests, all of which are in China, include (i) the secondary uranium production joint venture with the China National Nuclear Corporation, (ii) the Guojiaping vanadium- uranium project and (iii) the Huajun germanium operations.


The initial stage of this re-financing would contemplate an injection of new working capital into SEI and ultimately a consolidation of SEI's current debt by the issue of Redeemable Convertible Preference Shares ("RCPS") of SEI. Dundee would acquire the current debt and the related security currently held by Quam Ventures (BVI) Limited and a private investor totalling approximately US$3.2 million and Dundee would convert the debt into redeemable RCPS as part of a re-financing totalling up to US$12 million. The private investor has been offered the opportunity to similarly convert its portion of the debt and the response has been positive. If Dundee acquires the current SEI debt, the debt security provisions would be the same as with the current lenders and would be guaranteed by the Company and all its assets. When the Preference Share financing is completed, the Company would be released from its guarantee and the related security.

Discussions are being held with Dundee to inject additional working capital into SEI at this time, in an amount to be determined, and the working capital funds to be so raised would be used (i), to complete the bulk testing and feasibility study for uranium production from Lincang area waste ash, (ii) to complete a feasibility level evaluation of the Guojiaping vanadium - uranium deposits and (iii) to upgrade and increase SEI's interest in the Huajun germanium operations to 85%.

Finalizing of this financing package with Dundee, would provide Sparton with a focussed program for developing SEI's China assets. This would be a significant step toward ultimately turning SEI into a stand-alone uranium/vanadium/germanium producer in China with the objective of providing Sparton shareholders with a direct participation in SEI's assets and business through an initial public offering or business combination with another company in a parallel business.


Sparton is currently rationalizing its global portfolio of projects. Consideration has been given to both international commodity and capital market conditions. The Company, through SEI, has developed a unique portfolio of resource opportunities in China in the three commodities, uranium, vanadium and germanium which all have very strong domestic and international market fundamentals.

SEI's primary focus in China is (i) to advance the secondary uranium recovery program at Lincang through finishing a bulk sample test and completion of a final feasibility study, (ii) to complete the evaluation of the Guojiaping exploration license which contains a large, shale-hosted vanadium deposit with associated uranium mineralization and (iii) to improve cash-flow at the producing Huajun germanium operations.

In Canada, Sparton continues to explore its Marmion Gold Project with a summer exploration program that has produced initial positive results from early prospecting work. The Company claim groups are contiguous to the claim holdings of Brett Resources Inc. which owns a major gold deposit currently under development, and is located approximately 25 km north of the town of Atikokan in northwestern Ontario.

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