Karnalyte Resources Inc.

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Karnalyte Resources Inc.

May 15, 2014 18:40 ET

Karnalyte Resources Inc. Announces First Quarter 2014 Results

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 15, 2014) - Karnalyte Resources Inc. ("Karnalyte" or the "Corporation") (TSX:KRN) today announced its financial results and operational highlights for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.

"During this challenging environment, Karnalyte's focus will be on minimizing expenditures to protect its strong cash position," said Thomas Drolet, President and CEO of Karnalyte Resources Inc. "We will continue to utilize our internal resources to progress the detailed engineering while actively searching for project financing."

As at March 31, 2014, the Company had net working capital of $45.9 million compared to $59.5 million at March 31, 2013, including $45.8 million and $61.9 million, respectively, in cash. Karnalyte's First Quarter 2014 Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) are available at www.sedar.com.

KARNALYTE RESOURCES INC.
STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION
ASSETS
March 31, December 31,
(CAD thousands, unaudited) 2014 2013
Current assets
Cash $ 45,779 $ 46,161
Trade and other receivables 307 1,480
Prepaid expenses 123 139
46,209 47,780
Restricted cash 375 375
Deferred financing costs 1,640 1,606
Capital assets (note 4) 19,036 18,745
Intangible exploration and evaluation and other assets (note 5) 42,960 42,951
ASSETS $ 110,220 $ 111,457
LIABILITIES
Current liabilities
Trade and other payables $ 317 $ 746
317 746
Provisions 143 135
Total liabilities 460 881
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Share capital (note 6) 129,774 129,774
Contributed surplus 8,216 7,778
Deficit (28,230 ) (26,976 )
Total shareholders' equity 109,760 110,576
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 110,220 $ 111,457
KARNALYTE RESOURCES INC.
STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
For the three months ended March 31,
(CAD thousands except per share amounts, unaudited) 2014 2013
Expenses
General and administrative $ 944 $ 1,082
Depreciation and amortization 217 206
Stock-based compensation expense (note 7) 312 424
Other income and expenses (31 ) (12 )
1,442 1,700
Finance income (192 ) (77 )
Finance expense 4 27
Net finance income (188 ) (50 )
Comprehensive loss (1,254 ) (1,650 )
Loss per share (note 6(b))
Basic and diluted $ (0.05 ) $ (0.07 )
KARNALYTE RESOURCES INC.
STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
For the three months ended March 31,
(CAD thousands, unaudited) 2014 2013
Cash Flows from (used in) Operating Activities
Net loss for the period $ (1,254 ) $ (1,650 )
Add/deduct:
Depreciation and amortization 217 207
Stock-based compensation expense 312 424
Net finance income (188 ) (62 )
Interest income received 192 89
Changes in non-cash working capital:
Trade and other receivables (102 ) 3
Trade and other payables 178 15
Prepaid expenses 22 (492 )
(623 ) (1,466 )
Cash Flows from (used in) Investing Activities
Additions to intangible assets (100 ) (3,395 )
Proceeds on sale of intangible assets 1,244 -
Additions to capital assets (868 ) (502 )
276 (3,897 )
Cash Flows from (used in) Financing Activities
Issuance of common shares - 44,746
Share issue costs - (2,344 )
Deferred financing costs (33 ) (217 )
(33 ) 42,185
Effect of foreign exchange on cash (2 ) (26 )
Change in cash (382 ) 36,796
Cash, beginning of period 46,161 25,115
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 45,779 $ 61,911
KARNALYTE RESOURCES INC.
STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
For the three months ended March 31,
(Expressed in thousands)
2014 2013
Number Amount Number Amount
Share Capital
Balance, beginning of period 27,477 $ 129,774 21,989 $ 87,473
Common shares issued - - 5,490 44,746
Share issue costs - - - (2,432 )
Balance, end of period 27,477 129,774 27,479 129,787
Contributed Surplus
Balance, beginning of period 7,778 4,906
Stock-based compensation expense (note 7) 438 594
Balance, end of period 8,216 5,500
Deficit
Balance, beginning of period (26,976 ) (20,235 )
Loss for the period (1,254 ) (1,650 )
Balance, end of period (28,230 ) (21,885 )
Total Shareholders' Equity
Balance, end of period $ 109,760 $ 113,402

About Karnalyte Resources Inc.

Karnalyte is engaged in the business of exploration and development of high quality agricultural and industrial potash and magnesium products. Karnalyte intends to develop and extract a carnallite - sylvite mineral deposit through a known solution mining process at competitive costs and with minimal environmental impacts. Once financing is obtained to potash plant construction, the Corporation plans to operate a solution mining facility that will initially produce 625,000 tonnes of potash per year, increasing to 2.125 million tonnes of potash per year. Karnalyte owns a 100% interest in Subsurface Permit KP 360A and Subsurface Mineral Lease KLSA-010 located near Wynyard, Saskatchewan, comprising a total of 85,126 acres.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. More particularly, this press release contains statements concerning the Corporation's future operations and its access to capital markets. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by Karnalyte, including with respect to the Corporation's future operations and its ability to secure additional capital. Although Karnalyte believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because Karnalyte can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. These include, but are not limited to, the failure to obtain necessary regulatory approvals, failure to obtain necessary capital financing, risks associated with the mining industry in general (e.g., operational risks in development, exploration and production; delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to production, costs and expenses, and health, safety and environmental risks), commodity price and exchange rate fluctuations. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Additional information on these and other factors that could affect Karnalyte's operations and financial results are included in documents on file with Canadian Securities regulatory authorities and maybe accessed through the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com). The forward-looking statements contained in this document are made as of the date hereof and Karnalyte undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

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