Macarthur Minerals Limited

Macarthur Minerals Limited

April 10, 2014 09:30 ET

Macarthur Minerals Limited: Litigation Update

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 10, 2014) -


Macarthur Minerals Limited (TSX:MMS)(OTCQX:MMSDF) (the "Company" or "Macarthur") reports that the decision in the Queensland Supreme Court action by the Liquidator for First Strategic Development Corporation Limited (in Liquidation) ("FSDC"), against the directors of FSDC for insolvent trading was handed down on Friday, 4 April 2014. The Court ordered that:

  1. The first and third defendants, Sing Chuck Charles Chan and Wai Tak (Edward) Kwok, pay to FSDC, the sum of $1,349,131.03.

  2. The second defendant, Wai Lap Victor Chan, pay to FSDC, the sum of $1,322,867.35.

Legal costs were also awarded against the first, second and third defendant directors on an indemnity basis, which the legal adviser to the Liquidator has indicated to Macarthur is expected to be in excess of $500,000.

Macarthur is hopeful of a distribution to FSDC creditors in due course. As previously reported, Macarthur is a significant creditor in the liquidation of FSDC and together with another creditor funded the costs of the Court action against the directors pursuant to Court approved funding agreements. Pursuant to the funding agreements Macarthur is entitled to re-imbursement of its funding costs.


Macarthur Minerals Limited is an Australian based resource development company currently focused on developing its Ularring Hematite Project, located in the Yilgarn iron ore district in Western Australia. The Ularring Hematite Project is located 110 km from rail infrastructure with a direct connection to the iron ore exporting Port of Esperance, Western Australia.

The Ularring Hematite Project has an indicated Mineral Resource of 54.46 Mt at 47.2% Fe and an inferred Mineral Resource of 25.99 Mt at 45.4% Fe (press release dated June 14, 2012; NI43-101 Technical Report dated June 29, 2012). In addition, Macarthur's Moonshine Magnetite Project has an inferred Mineral Resource of 1.3 Bt at 30.1% Fe (press release dated December 15, 2010; NI43-101 Technical Report dated March 25, 2011).

A Positive Preliminary Feasibility Study was released to the market on the Ularring Hematite Project in August 2012, which included a probable Mineral Reserve of 42.95 Mt at 47% Fe (press release dated August 16, 2012; Technical Report dated September 27, 2012). A Positive Preliminary Economic Assessment on the Moonshine Magnetite Project was released in February 2011 (press release dated February 7, 2011, Technical Report dated March 25, 2011).

On behalf of the Board of Directors,
"Alan Phillips"
Alan Phillips, President, Chairman & CEO

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