Maple Leaf Green World Inc.

December 04, 2013 21:39 ET

Maple Leaf Green World Announces the Sale of its Inner Mongolia Greenhouse

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 4, 2013) - Maple Leaf Green World Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MGW) ("Maple Leaf" or the "Corporation") announces that it has agreed to sell its wholly owned China Subsidiary, Inner Mongolia Maple Leaf Reforestation Co. Ltd. (the "Subsidiary"), which holds 100% of the rights and title to its Inner Mongolia Greenhouse, for 4 million Rmb (approximately Cdn $690,000). The sale is being made to a private group that is represented by a Canadian citizen based in Vancouver (the "Purchaser").

The Purchaser is involved in growing vegetables and flowers, coal mining and other green technology projects. They are looking for a long term partnership with a foreign green project focused public company, and as such, buying Maple Leaf's Greenhouse is their first step towards building a working relationship with Maple Leaf

The purchase and sale agreement was entered on November 29, 2013, and a deposit of Rmb 827,794 (approximately Cdn $143,000) was provided by the Purchaser via settlement of all the outstanding debt of the Subsidiary. Due to China's foreign currency control restrictions, the balance of the Rmb 3,172,206 (approximately Cdn $547,000) will be wire transferred to Maple Leaf's Canadian Bank account within 2 weeks time.

The decision by Maple Leaf to sell its Greenhouse is based on the following factors:

  1. the continuous slump of the seedlings sales in the last couple years;
  2. the poor geographical location of the Greenhouse has lead to infrastructure never being developed after 7 years of waiting and consequently no appreciation of the land value despite land prices in Inner Mongolia generally appreciating during this time; and
  3. Given the difficult junior public company capital market conditions in Canada, the sale of the Greenhouse will give Maple Leaf much needed funds to pursue furthering its peat moss, Ellepots and soil enhancement business segments and will move time, resources and energy away from an unproductive asset.

According to the purchase and sale agreement, Maple Leaf will still provide technical support to the Purchaser including supplying peat moss and Ellepots, and may also participate in certain joint ventures with the Purchaser, if desired.

Upon completion of the sale of the Greenhouse Maple Leaf will concentrate its operational efforts and financial resources on its peat moss, Ellepots and soil enhancement business segments, as well as on seeking other near term profitable green projects or joint ventures with the Purchaser.

Maple Leaf further announces that it has decided to cancel, effective immediately, its collaboration agreement with China Light with respect to China Light's pig raising technology. Maple Leaf has made continuous requests to China Light to provide details regarding the pig raising tests and the ingredients in its pig raising formula, however China Light has refused.

This decision is consistent with Maple Leaf's objective of focusing its time and resources on its peat moss, Ellepot and soil enhancement business segments.

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About Maple Leaf Green World Inc.

Maple Leaf is a Canadian company that focuses in the environmental industry with 2 main operating arms:

  1. Eco-Agriculture - it operates a large-scale nursery business in Inner Mongolia, China that is focused on growing value-added tree seedlings and nursery products that assist with anti-desertification.
  2. Renewable Energy - it is undertaking to commence a Yellowhorn seedling and tree operation which would provide valuable Yellowhorn seeds and ultimately oil from such seeds for the manufacture of bio-diesel fuel and premium healthy cooking oil.

Maple Leaf is a wholly-owned foreign enterprise which allows the Corporation to control 100% of the direction and operations of the company in China while permitting the cash generated from operations in China to flow back to Canada.

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