Marret Resource Corp.
TSX : MAR

November 12, 2015 18:00 ET

Marret Resource Corp. Releases Q3 2015 Financial Statements

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 12, 2015) - Marret Resource Corp. (TSX:MAR) ("Marret" or the "Company") announces that it has reported a total comprehensive loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 of $0.4 million or $0.02 per share compared to an income of $0.6 million or $0.03 per share for the same period in 2014. For the three months then ended, the total comprehensive loss was $4.3 million or $0.25 per share (2014 - loss of $2.5 million or $0.13 per share). As of September 30, 2015, the Company had total assets of $39.3 million, liabilities of $4.8 million, shareholders' equity of $34.5 million and a net asset value per share of $1.948 (including a value of $0.50 per share attributable to the Company's interest in Cline Mining Corp.). The financial statements along with management's discussion and analysis can be found on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) or on Marret's website (www.marret.com).

The Company's shareholders approved an amendment to its articles to redeem common shares and return capital to shareholders. As a result, the Company made first redemption payments which distributed $44,952,591 in aggregate or $2.5393 per common share on July 31, 2015, and made second redemption payments which distributed $17,632,133 in aggregate or $0.9960 per common share on October 30, 2015.

Following the second redemption, the Company retains approximately $8.0 million in cash and securities (the "Reserve Amount") and its investment in Cline Mining Corp. ("Cline"), currently valued at $8.8 million, for a total of approximately $16.8 million in assets. These values are based on the current value of the Company's portfolio which is subject to change. The Reserve Amount is being maintained to enable the Company to continue its business, to manage the liquidation of the Cline investment and to maximize the value of the Company's structure. The Company is actively reviewing possible transactions as a way of maximizing this value. The Reserve Amount will be invested in accordance with the investment policy approved by the Company's board of directors (the "Board") from time to time. It is the current intention of the Board that the Reserve Amount be invested in the debt and equity of natural resource companies. No further investments in private or illiquid securities are currently contemplated. The Board reserves the right to revisit and amend the investment policy as market conditions warrant.

About Marret Resource Corp.

Marret Resource Corp. is currently focused on natural resource lending. The Company's business is primarily directed to investing in public and private debt securities of and making term loans (including bridge and mezzanine debt) to issuers in a broad range of natural resource sectors, including energy, base and precious metals and other commodities, and issuers involved in exploration and development, and may also include financing other resource-related businesses and investing in public and private equity and quasi-equity securities. The Company seeks to generate income mainly from its lending activities, while taking advantage of additional upside through equity participation in the companies which it finances. Marret Asset Management Inc. is the Company's investment manager and is responsible for implementing Marret Resource Corp.'s investment strategy and managing its investment portfolio.

About Marret Asset Management Inc.

Marret Asset Management Inc. is the manager of the Company. Marret Asset Management and its experienced team of investment professionals led by Barry Allan specialize exclusively in fixed income and, particularly, in high yield debt strategies.

This press release contains forward-looking statements and information within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the expressions "seeks", "expects", "believes", "estimates", "will", "target" and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect the current expectations of Marret Resource Corp. (the "Company") regarding future results or events and are based on information currently available to them. Certain material factors and assumptions were applied in providing these forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements. The Company believes that the expectations reflected in forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions; however, the Company can give no assurance that the actual results or developments will be realized. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, including the matters discussed under "Risks Factors" in the prospectus or annual information form for the Company, and matters disclosed in the Company's management information circular dated May 20, 2015. Readers, therefore, should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Further, a forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any such statement or to reflect new information or the occurrence of future events or circumstances except as required by securities laws. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release.

Contact Information

  • Marret Resource Corp.
    Marret Investor Services
    416.214.5800