SOURCE: Champion Iron Limited

Champion Iron Limited

July 10, 2017 09:44 ET

Results of Extraordinary General Meeting Held by Champion Iron Limited on July 10, 2017 in Sydney, NSW, Australia

MONTREAL, QC--(Marketwired - July 10, 2017) - Champion Iron Limited (ASX: CIA) (TSX: CIA) (the "Company", or "Champion") advises that at an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company's shareholders, which was held in Sydney on July 10, 2017, the following resolutions were passed by the requisite majorities;

Resolutions passed on a show of hands:

RESOLUTION 1: Ratification of securities issues
RESOLUTION 2: Grant of share rights to Michael O'Keeffe
RESOLUTION 3: Grant of Options to Gary Lawler
RESOLUTION 4: Grant of Options to Andrew Love

A summary of proxy votes is attached in accordance with ASX Listing Rule 3.13.2 and as required by Section 251AA (2) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

    Resolution   Votes For   Votes Against   Votes Discretionary   Votes Abstain/Exclude
  1. Ratification of securities issues   217,530,867   87,362   13,263,144   1,992,732
  2. Grant of share rights to Michael O'Keeffe     184,916,089     168,333     13,263,144     34,526,539
  3. Grant of Options to Gary Lawler     206,627,104     331,818     13,263,144     12,652,039
  4. Grant of Options to Andrew Love     206,627,104     331,818     13,263,144     12,652,036

About Bloom Lake

On April 11, 2016, the Company, through its subsidiary QIO, acquired the Bloom Lake assets from affiliates of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. that were subject to restructuring proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada). Québec Iron Ore Inc. is 63.2% owned by the Company, with the remaining 36.8% equity interest owned by Ressources Québec, acting as a mandatory of the Government of Quebec.

The Bloom Lake property is located on the south end of the Labrador Trough, approximately 13 km north of Fermont, Quebec, and 10 km north of the Mount-Wright iron ore mining operation of ArcelorMittal Mines Canada. The Bloom Lake Mine is an open pit truck and shovel operation, with a concentrator. From the site, iron concentrate can be transported by rail, initially on the Bloom Lake Railway, to a ship loading port in Sept-Iles, Québec.

The Bloom Lake Mine has already been authorized for operation under the federal and provincial environmental authorities. The project was subject to an environmental impact assessment process under Section 31.1 of the Québec Environment Quality Act, which led to the first decree issued by the Quebec government in 2008 authorizing mining activities at the Bloom Lake site. An updated positive Feasibility Study on Bloom Lake has been completed and is available under the Company's profile on SEDAR (

About Champion

Champion is an iron development and exploration company, focused on developing its significant iron resources in the south end of the Labrador Trough in the province of Québec. Following the acquisition of its flagship asset, the Bloom Lake iron ore property, the Company's main focus is to implement upgrades to the mine and processing infrastructure it now owns while also advancing projects associated with improving access to global iron markets, including rail and port infrastructure initiatives with government and other key industry and community stakeholders.

Champion's management team includes professionals with mine development and operations expertise who also have vast experience from geotechnical work to green field development, brown field management including logistics development and financing of all stages in the mining industry.

For additional information on Champion Iron Limited, please visit our website at

This news release includes certain information that may constitute "forward-looking information" under applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this news release that address future activities, events, developments or financial performance constitute forward-looking information. The use of any of the words "will", "expect", "anticipate", "intend", "believe", "plan", "potential", "outlook", "forecast", "estimate" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including the risks identified in Champion's annual information form, management's discussion and analysis and other securities regulatory filings made by Champion on SEDAR (including under the heading "Risk Factors" therein). There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. All of Champion's forward-looking information contained in this press release is given as of the date hereof and is based upon the opinions and estimates of Champion's management and information available to management as at the date hereof. Champion disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any of its forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Contact Information

  • For further information please contact:

    Michael O'Keeffe
    Executive Chairman and CEO
    Tel. +1 514-316-4858

    David Cataford
    Tel. +1 514-316-4858