Crocodile Gold Corp.
TSX : CRK
OTCQX : CROCF
FRANKFURT : XGC

Crocodile Gold Corp.

December 21, 2011 08:00 ET

Crocodile Gold Announces Update on Shareholder Rights Plan

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2011) - Crocodile Gold Corp. (TSX:CRK)(OTCQX:CROCF)(FRANKFURT:XGC) ("Crocodile Gold" or the "Company") announced that it has been notified by the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") that the TSX will defer consideration of the acceptance of Crocodile Gold's limited duration Shareholder Rights Plan (the "Rights Plan") until: (i) such time as the TSX is satisfied that the appropriate securities commission will not intervene pursuant to National Policy 62-202 - Take-Over Bids - Defensive Tactics in any take-over bid for the Company; and (ii) the ratification of the Rights Plan by the shareholders of the Company by no later than June 18, 2012. Pursuant to TSX policies, the TSX automatically defers acceptance of shareholder rights plans adopted in response to a specific take-over bid.

Even though the TSX has deferred its review of the Rights Plan, the Rights Plan remains in effect. A copy of the Rights Plan will be available under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

About Crocodile Gold

Crocodile Gold is a Canadian company with operating gold mines in the Northern Territory of Australia and a land position of over 3,300 square kilometres. Crocodile Gold is currently mining from the Mottrams and Princess Louise open pit mines and is developing the Cosmo underground mine. Ore is processed at the 2.4 million tonne per year Union Reefs Mill. Crocodile Gold has 3.175 million ounces of National Instrument 43-101 compliant measured and indicated mineral resources (51.85 million tonnes at an average grade of 1.9 g/t gold) and 2.14 million ounces of inferred mineral resources (36.35 million tonnes at an average grade of 1.8 g/t gold). The Company has an exploration program in place with a main focus on the Union Reefs Project, the Cosmo Mine and the Maud Creek Deposit.

Qualified Person

Bill Nielsen, P. Geo of Crocodile Gold is a "qualified person" as such term is defined in National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical information and data included in this press release.

Cautionary Note

Certain information set forth in this press release contains "forward-looking statements", and "forward-looking information under applicable securities laws. Except for statements of historical fact, certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements which include the TSX's consideration and acceptance of the Rights Plan. Some of the forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "expects" "anticipates", "believes", "projects", "plans", and similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and undue reliance should not be placed on them. Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause Crocodile Gold's actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: liabilities inherent in mine development and production; geological, mining and processing technical problems; Crocodile Gold's inability to obtain required mine licenses, mine permits and regulatory approvals required in connection with mining and mineral processing operations; competition for, among other things, capital, acquisitions of reserves, undeveloped lands and skilled personnel; incorrect assessments of the value of acquisitions; changes in commodity prices and exchange rates; currency and interest rate fluctuations; various events which could disrupt operations and/or the transportation of mineral products, including labour stoppages and severe weather conditions; the demand for and availability of rail, port and other transportation services; the ability to secure adequate financing and management's ability to anticipate and manage the foregoing factors and risks. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Crocodile Gold undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change except as required by applicable securities laws. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

  • Crocodile Gold Corp.
    Rob Hopkins
    Manager, Investor Relations
    416-861-5899
    info@crocgold.com