SOURCE: Borneo Resource Investments Ltd.

December 19, 2013 07:00 ET

Borneo Resource Investments Improves Balance Sheet Through Debt Restructuring

Debt Reduced by $2,500,000 in Exchange for 100,000 Shares of Borneo Stock and a Promissory Note

BOTHELL, WA--(Marketwired - Dec 19, 2013) - Borneo Resource Investments Ltd. (OTCQB: BRNE) (the "Company" or "Borneo"), a mining company that mines gold and develops producing gold mines as well as coal mining properties in Indonesia, today announced it has, through its subsidiary PT Puncak Kalabat, executed a Debt Restructuring Agreement with the seller of the "Talawaan Property," a producing gold mine.

Borneo had acquired Talawaan for a purchase price of $5,000,000 and owed an aggregate balance of $4,650,000 as of December 17, 2013. Per the Debt Restructuring Agreement executed on December 17, 2013 the parties have agreed to reduce the balance to be paid by $2,500,000 from $4,650,000 to $2,150,000, in exchange for 100,000 shares of Borneo stock and a non-interest bearing promissory note.

For September 30, 2013, the Company had reported current liabilities of $7.1 million, including the amount owed for the purchase of Talawaan and a total stockholders' deficit of $595,052. On a proforma basis, applying the debt restructuring to the September 30, 2013 balance sheet, the Company would have reported current liabilities of $4.6 million and a total stockholders' equity of $1.9 million.

Borneo started gold production at Talawaan in June of 2013 and completed its first full quarter of production at the property in the third quarter of 2013, putting the Company into profitability for that quarter.

"This Debt Restructuring Agreement is a result of our strengthening relationship with the seller and other leaders in the region. Following our acquisition of Talawaan, we have acquired two additional gold properties and we are currently evaluating other opportunities as well. The seller lowered the amount owed for Talawaan in exchange for equity, a continuing business relationship, and to obtain a promissory note with a fixed payment schedule. We believe the seller of Talawaan is pleased to become a shareholder of Borneo and we look forward to doing more business with him and other property holders in the region," commented Borneo CEO Nils Ollquist.

"With this transaction we improve our balance sheet and strengthen our financial position. This will be very important as we pursue additional funding opportunities and work towards a listing on a national securities exchange in the United States," Ollquist concluded.

About Borneo Resource Investments Ltd.

Borneo Resource Investments Ltd. (OTCQB: BRNE) is a mining company that mines gold and develops producing gold mines as well as coal mining properties in the Republic of Indonesia. Borneo's current assets include three gold properties, two of which are producing gold. Cash flow-producing investments in gold properties help fund Borneo's operations and investments in gold, while the Company develops high value, longer-term investments in thermal "coal concessions," which are properties that can be mined for coal. Borneo currently has one coal concession in the Borneo region of Indonesia. Indonesia was the 8th largest gold producing nation in 2012 and the world's largest exporter of coal, with $25 billion exported in 2012.

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