Sprott Resource Lending Corp.

Sprott Resource Lending Corp.

May 12, 2011 07:30 ET

Sprott Resource Lending Corp. Announces Results of Its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 12, 2011) - Sprott Resource Lending Corp. (the "Corporation" or "Sprott Resource Lending") (TSX:SIL)(NYSE Amex:SILU) today reported the results of its Annual and Special Meeting of the Corporation's shareholders held on May 11, 2011. Sprott Resource Lending is pleased to announce that all resolutions put forward in the Management Proxy Circular dated April 11, 2011 (the "Circular") to shareholders were overwhelmingly approved.

The resolutions put forward at the meeting and approved by the shareholders include:

  1. Re-election of Robert Atkinson, Brian E. Bayley, W. David Black, John P. Embry, Peter F. Grosskopf, W. Murray John, Dale C. Peniuk, Stewart J.L. Robertson and A. Murray Sinclair to the Board of Directors of the Corporation (the "Board").

  2. Election of Robert M. Buchan to the Board. Mr. Buchan was previously a Director of the Corporation from 2003 to 2008 and is currently the Executive Chairman of Allied-Nevada Gold Corp., Chairman, President and CEO of Elgin Mining Inc. and Chairman of Angus Mining (Namibia) Inc . Sprott Resource Lending would like to welcome Mr. Buchan to the Board.

  3. Appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chartered Accountants, of Toronto, Ontario as auditors for the Corporation.

  4. Amendment of the definition of "Annual Hurdle" contained in the Partnership Agreement dated September 7, 2010 among the Corporation, its wholly owned subsidiary and Sprott Lending Consulting LP.

  5. Authorizing the Corporation to amend its articles to change the province in which its registered office is located from British Columbia to Ontario.

For further details of each of the above matters, please refer to the Management Proxy Circular of the Corporation dated April 11, 2011 filed on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) at www.sedar.com.

With the Corporation's focus in natural resource lending and diminishing real estate loans, Frank B. Mayer and Walter Traub did not stand for re-election to the Board. The Corporation would like to thank Mr. Mayer and Mr. Traub for their contributions to Sprott Resource Lending and wish them continued success in their future business endeavors.

About Sprott Resource Lending Corp.

Sprott Resource Lending specializes in bridge and mezzanine lending to precious and base metal mining, exploration and development companies and energy companies on a global basis. Headquartered in Toronto, the Corporation seeks to generate income from lending activities as well as the upside potential of bonus arrangements with borrowers generally tied to the underlying property or shares of the borrower.

Sprott Resource Lending (www.sprottlending.com) was founded by Quest Capital Corp. and Sprott Lending Consulting Limited Partnership. Sprott Lending Consulting LP is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sprott Inc., the parent of Sprott Asset Management LP (www.sprott.com), a leading Canadian independent money manager.

For more information about Sprott Resource Lending, please visit SEDAR (www.sedar.com).


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  • Sprott Resource Lending Corp.
    Peter Grosskopf
    President and CEO

    Sprott Resource Lending Corp.
    Jim Grosdanis