Maudore Minerals Ltd.
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Maudore Minerals Ltd.

July 09, 2012 08:00 ET

Maudore Commences Legal Action Against Dissident Shareholders for Breach of Confidentiality Agreement

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 9, 2012) - Maudore Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:MAO)(OTCBB:MAOMF)(FRANKFURT:M6L) today announced that it has commenced legal action against Howard Carr, Daniel Harbour, and a group of dissident shareholders, Seager Rex Harbour, the Harbour Foundation and City Securities Ltd. (the "Dissident Shareholders"). The basis of this litigation is the alleged breach of the terms of a confidentiality agreement between Maudore and Howard Carr, on behalf of the Dissident Shareholders.

Ron Shorr, Maudore's Chief Executive Officer, explained "A representative of the Dissident Shareholders entered into a confidentiality agreement and obtained confidential information in what we view as an extremely underhanded manner. We now believe the confidentiality agreement was entered into under false pretences and the Dissident Shareholders are illegally using this confidential information for the purpose of attempting to take control of Maudore by nominating their own slate of directors. We regret having to take this action but the reckless and self-interested behaviour of the dissident shareholders necessitates a response on behalf of all shareholders to protect the confidential information of the company."

In February 2012, Maudore accommodated Rex Harbour's request that his son, Daniel Harbour, conduct a site visit for the purported purpose of reviewing their investment. On March 8 2012, immediately prior to the site visit, Daniel Harbour said that a person unknown to Maudore, Howard Carr, would be accompanying him to the property. On March 9th and 10th, 2012, Daniel Harbour and Howard Carr visited the Comtois project and met with Maudore personnel. In anticipation of the site visit, Maudore entered into a confidentiality agreement with Howard Carr on behalf of the group that became the Dissident Shareholders.

In the action, it is alleged that subsequent to Mr. Carr receiving the confidential information, the Dissident Shareholders published the dissident proxy circular, proposing Mr. Carr as a Director and Chief Executive Officer of Maudore.

The Board of Maudore believes that Mr. Harbour misled it as to the nature and purpose of the site visit, causing Maudore to disclose confidential information under false pretences. The statement of claim also alleges that contrary to the confidentiality agreement, the dissident proxy circular contains information which was developed unlawfully in reliance on the confidential information and in a manner that is detrimental to Maudore.

"The deceitful manner in which we feel Mr. Carr, Rex Harbour and their associates obtained confidential information should cause all shareholders concern about the manner in which Maudore would be operated if their slate of directors is approved." said Mr. Shorr.

As a result of the alleged breach of the terms of the confidentiality agreement, Maudore is seeking an injunction, restraining the Dissident Shareholders from disseminating or making use of the confidential information, disseminating the dissident proxy circular, soliciting proxies in connection with Maudore's annual general meeting and nominating their own slate of directors. None of the allegations have been proven in court as of yet.

Attention Maudore shareholders:

To stop a group utilizing such manoeuvres, Maudore shareholders are urged in the interests of integrity and stability to vote their BLUE proxy in support of the management slate of board nominees well in advance of the deadline of 10am (Toronto time) on July 17, 2012.

If you have any questions about your vote, please contact Kingsdale Shareholder Services at 1-866-230-2635 toll free in North America or at (416) 867 2272 outside of North America (collect calls accepted) or by email at contactus@kingsdaleshareholder.com

About Maudore Minerals Ltd.

Maudore owns 100% of the Comtois gold project in Quebec, as well as a large land area west of Comtois with volcanogenic gold/massive sulphide (VMS) potential. VMS gold deposits are more common in Quebec than anywhere else in the world. Maudore's total land package now extends over 94,000 hectares (235,000 acres or 367 square miles).

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Contact Information

  • Media Inquiries:
    Maudore Minerals Ltd.
    Ronald Shorr
    Chief Executive Officer
    514 761 1415
    info@maudore.com