VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 21, 2014) - North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:NTC) ("NTC" or "the Company") announces the completion of a USD$2.5 million loan with a customer. The loan of USD$2.5 million matures on March 31, 2017, and bears interest of 3.0% per annum with quarterly interest payments commencing on March 31, 2014. Equal principal repayments of USD$293,750 per quarter commence on March 31, 2015, and continue each quarter thereafter with the final payment of USD$150,000 due on March 31, 2017. The loan agreement contemplates an election right for a conversion of the indebtedness to a convertible note subject to receipt of applicable regulatory approvals. The loan is secured by a subordinate charge on the Company's MacTung property.
In addition, the customer has agreed that the existing USD$3.0 million advance from the customer will remain outstanding. The advance bears interest of 3.0% per annum and interest will be paid quarterly beginning on March 31, 2014, and continue each quarter thereafter so long as any amount of the advance is outstanding.
Kurt Heikkila, Chairman and CEO, commented, "The arrangement strengthens the relationship with one of our important customers and we are pleased by the continued support."
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kurt E. Heikkila, Chairman & CEO
ABOUT NORTH AMERICAN TUNGSTEN CORPORATION LTD.
The Company is a publicly listed Tier 1 Junior Resource Company engaged primarily in the operation, development, and acquisition of tungsten and other related mineral properties in Canada. The Company's 100% owned CanTung mine and MacTung development project make it one of the few tungsten producers with a strategic asset in the western world. MacTung is one of the world's largest known undeveloped high grade tungsten-skarn deposits.
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