Baymount Incorporated

Baymount Incorporated

August 18, 2009 09:11 ET

Baymount Enters Into Letter of Intent On The New Quinte Racetrack and Slots Facility

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 18, 2009) - Baymount Incorporated ("Baymount" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:BYM) announces that it has entered into a Letter of Intent with Plaza Gaming and Entertainment Corp. ("Plaza") whereby Plaza will acquire a 75% equity interest in the Company's new Quinte Racetrack and Slots facility ("QRS") in Belleville, Ontario. The use of proceeds for the investment will be to satisfy the balance of the capital requirements to complete the construction of the new QRS and to make payments to the Company's convertible debenture holders. Baymount will also be entitled to receive a bonus payment based on the future performance of the new QRS. The transaction is subject to due diligence and is scheduled to close on or about September 30th, 2009.

The transaction remains conditional upon Plaza completing its due diligence to its satisfaction and to regulatory approvals which include but are not limited to those of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and the Ontario Racing Commission.

"We believe Plaza Gaming and Entertainment will be an exceptional partner as they have a broad range of gaming and entertainment industry experience both in Ontario and elsewhere", stated Graham Simmonds, President and CEO of Baymount. He added, "While we are committed to now focusing on completing the construction of this exciting new facility, we are also hopeful that this strategic alliance will result in additional opportunities for Baymount."

Baymount will continue to hold 100% of the Company's 55 acres of excess lands adjacent to the new QRS in Belleville, Ontario. The Company continues to work with its prospective partners in developing these lands into the Prince Edward Gateway family entertainment destination which plans to feature a new hotel and water park in addition to many other amenities. The Company expects to release further disclosure on these developments over the coming weeks.

About Plaza

Plaza is a leading gaming and entertainment company with investments in Community Gaming Centres and Bingo Centres in Canada.

About Baymount

Baymount seeks out and develops opportunities within the horseracing industry. It is the Baymount philosophy to create entertainment destinations for consumers while providing our investors with a vehicle that allows them to participate in the growth of Canadian gaming at racetracks.

Baymount's wholly-owned subsidiary, Belleville Racetrack Development Corporation ("BRDC"), has an agreement with the Belleville Agricultural Society to build a facility to relocate the Quinte Exhibition and Raceway in Belleville, Ontario. QER is one of the 18 racetrack licenses in Ontario eligible to participate in Ontario's Slots-at-Racetracks program. In 2006, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario found BRDC suitable to act as Landlord for the proposed OLG gaming premises to be located at the new QER. The Company has also received Preliminary Approval for a License to Operate a Racetrack from the Ontario Racing Commission.


Graham Simmonds, President & Chief Executive Officer

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Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to the Company. These forward-looking statements, by their nature, involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated. We consider the assumptions on which these forward-looking statements are based to be reasonable, but caution the reader that these assumptions regarding future events, many of which are beyond our control, may ultimately prove to be incorrect.

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Contact Information

  • Baymount Incorporated:
    Mr. Graham Simmonds
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    416-979-2881 Ext.223