SOURCE: MBAC Fertilizer Corp.

MBAC Fertilizer Corp.

April 08, 2015 19:53 ET

MBAC Fertilizer Provides Update on Its Strategic Review Process

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - April 08, 2015) - MBAC Fertilizer Corp. ("MBAC" or the "Company") (TSX: MBC) announced today that it has received non-binding indicative offers and expressions of interest from a number of third-parties, most of which are active in the fertilizer and agriculture sectors, in response to MBAC's previously announced strategic review process. These third-parties are currently completing their due diligence on MBAC's assets, and are expected to submit binding proposals in the second quarter of 2015.

Once in receipt of the binding proposals, MBAC will evaluate the relative benefits of each binding proposal in consultation with its financial advisor, Deutsche Bank AG, and its senior lenders to identify which is in the best interests of existing stakeholders. As disclosed previously, options under consideration include, but are not limited to, securing a strategic partner, the sale of the Company or its assets as well as other potential value-maximizing transactions. There can be no assurances that the Company will pursue or complete a business transaction or sale under its strategic process nor that a business transaction or sale will provide any value to all or any stakeholders.

In support of its strategic review process and its objective to preserve working capital, and as previously announced, MBAC has put its Itafós operations in care and maintenance mode. The decision also coincides with the low season for fertilizer sales in Brazil. MBAC will re-evaluate operations once fertilizer demand increases and the Company strengthens its working capital position in the coming months. 

As a follow up to its announcement issued on March 30, 2015 disclosing the late filing of its Financial Statements, MBAC announces that it has reached agreement with its auditors on the amounts required to complete the year-end audit. The funds to cover these expenses have already been secured and the company expects to complete the filing before the end of April 2015.

About MBAC

MBAC is focused on becoming a significant integrated producer of phosphate fertilizers and related products in the Brazilian market. MBAC has an experienced team with significant experience in the business of fertilizer operations, management, marketing and finance within Brazil. MBAC owns and operates the Itafós Arraias SSP Operations which consists of an integrated fertilizer producing facility comprised of a phosphate mine, a mill, a beneficiation plant, a sulphuric acid plant, an SSP plant and a granulation plant and related infrastructure located in central Brazil ("Itafós Operations"). The Itafós Operations are estimated to have production capacity of approximately 500,000 tonnes of SSP per annum. MBAC's exploration portfolio includes a number of additional exciting projects, which are also located in Brazil. The Santana Phosphate Project is a high grade phosphate deposit located in close proximity to the largest fertilizer market of Mato Grosso State and animal feed market of Pará State. Further information on MBAC can be found on the Company's website at www.mbacfert.com and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements related to activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including, without limitation, statements related to the Company's expectation that it will be in a position to complete the filing of its Annual Financial Filings before the end of April 2015, that the Company will take the Itafos Project off care and maintenance after re-evaluation in the coming months, the Company's expectation that it will be successful in its strategic process, the Company's business strategy, objectives and goals; the expectation of MBAC becoming a significant integrated producer of phosphate fertilizers and related products in the Brazilian markets; MBAC continuing to explore and implement initiatives to address its liquidity and capital restructuring requirements and improve cash flow generation. Forward-looking statements are often identified by the use of words such as "plans", "planning", "planned", "expects" or "looking forward", " does not expect", "continues", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "potential", "anticipates", "does not anticipate", or "belief", or describes a "goal", or variation of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on a number of factors and assumptions made by management and considered reasonable at the time such statements are made, and forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risk factors include, among others, the Company not becoming a significant integrated producer of phosphate fertilizers and related products in the Brazilian markets; MBAC not being successful in continuing to explore and implement initiatives to address its liquidity and capital restructuring requirements; not being able to obtain additional funds and not being successful in its strategic process; not being able to improve cash flow generation as well as those factors disclosed in the Company's current Annual Information Form and Management's Discussion and Analysis, as well as other public disclosure documents, available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although MBAC has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. The forward-looking statements contained herein are presented for the purposes of assisting investors in understanding the Company's plans, objectives and goals and may not be appropriate for other purposes. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

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