TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 5, 2014) -
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Century Iron Mines Corporation (TSX:FER) ("Century" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition (the "Transaction") of the remaining interest to own 100% of the Attikamagen Lake Project (the "Project" or "Attikamagen").
In consideration, Century received $1,020,000 for the issuance of 2,000,000 common shares and 1,000,000 purchase warrants in accordance with the terms of the Transaction, among other terms already fulfilled and as described in previous news releases.
Pursuant to the terms of the Transaction, Champion Iron Mines Limited returned $786,506 to Labec Century Iron Ore Inc. ("Labec Century"), representing funds it received while it was the operator of the Project.
In addition, the registrations of the title transfers to Labec Century in the registries of the Provinces of Québec and Newfoundland and Labrador have also been completed.
Labec Century is a joint venture company owned by Century as to 60% and by WISCO Canada Attikamagen Resources Development & Investment Limited ("WISCO") as to 40%.
Sandy Chim, President and CEO, commented:
"The funds received upon completion of the Transaction strengthen the cash positions of Century and Labec Century for their respective operations, a welcomed additional resource under current market conditions. The Transaction is accretive to all parties. Labec Century's consolidated 100% interest in Attikamagen will facilitate Century and WISCO to effectively develop the Project."
Century is an iron exploration and development company in Canada. The Company has significant interests in the prolific iron ore-producing region of the Labrador Trough in eastern Québec and western Newfoundland and Labrador, and several properties in western Québec. Century has two key strategic partners, WISCO International Resources Development & Investment Limited ("WISCO International") and Minmetals Exploration & Development (Luxembourg) Limited S.àr.l., both Chinese state-owned enterprises. Each provides financial resources and technical expertise assisting the Company to advance its projects to production.
Century has interests in the following mineral exploration projects located in the Provinces of Québec and Newfoundland and Labrador:
- The Attikamagen Lake Project in which Labec Century owns a 100% interest. Labec Century is a joint venture company owned by Century as to 60% and by WISCO as to 40%. The Joyce Lake DSO Project of Attikamagen is in the development stage and it is the most advanced of all deposits with a NI 43-101 Mineral Resource Estimate completed April 18, 2013 and a preliminary economic assessment completed May 8, 2013. Both documents have been filed on SEDAR and on the Company's website;
- The Sunny Lake Project, which is a joint venture between Century and WISCO International under the Sunny Lake Joint Venture Agreement. WISCO International has the right to earn up to a 40% joint venture interest in the Sunny Lake Project;
- The Duncan Lake Project in which Century currently has earned a 65% interest under an option and joint venture agreement with Augyva Mining Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AUV). Century has entered into a Joint Venture Framework Agreement with WISCO International pursuant to which WISCO International may earn a 40% joint venture interest in Century's interest in the Duncan Lake Project; and
- The Astray, Grenville, Menihek and Schefferville West projects acquired from Altius Minerals Corporation (TSX:ALS). These projects are 100% owned by Century, except that Century has sold 80% of its interest in most of the Astray project and retained a 20% interest.
The Company's mission is to enhance shareholder value through the development of iron projects in Canada and to become a major Canadian iron ore producer. Century's website is: www.centuryiron.com.
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