Sprott Resource Lending Corp.
TSX : SIL
NYSE Amex : SILU

Sprott Resource Lending Corp.

October 21, 2010 08:31 ET

Sprott Resource Lending Corp. Provides Guidance on Loan Losses and To Host Third Quarter 2010 Conference Call on November 5, 2010

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 21, 2010) - Sprott Resource Lending Corp. (the "Corporation" or "Sprott Resource Lending") (TSX:SIL)(NYSE Amex:SILU) will report its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 prior to the TSX market open on Friday, November 5, 2010. In anticipation of reporting its full financial results, the Corporation expects to report loan losses, net of recoveries, in the range of $15 million to $20 million for the third quarter or $0.10 to $0.13 per share prior to any tax effect. Certain of the expected loan losses reflect a change in the valuation of the underlying properties and the results from continuing remediation negotiations.

Peter Grosskopf, President and CEO, stated, "We continue to progress in our remediation efforts and provide for an effective transition of the business to a resource lending business. We are focused on and look forward to deploying our growing cash position in resource loans and are actively reviewing a large pipeline of resource lending opportunities."

Sprott Resource Lending plans to host a conference call following the reporting of its financial results. The Company's third quarter investor conference call, hosted by Peter Grosskopf, President and CEO, and Jim Grosdanis, Chief Financial Officer, will take place at 11:00 am ET on Friday, November 5, 2010. The call can be accessed by dialing (416) 644-3416. The call will be recorded and a replay made available until November 12, 2010 at midnight. The replay can be accessed about one hour after the call at (416) 640-1917, passcode 4377292 followed by the number sign.

The audit committee of the board of directors of the Corporation has reviewed the contents of this release, in consultation with the credit committee of the board of directors of the Corporation.

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 oil and gas 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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Contact Information

  • Sprott Resource Lending Corp.
    Peter Grosskopf
    President and CEO
    416.943.4998
    or
    Sprott Resource Lending Corp.
    Jim Grosdanis
    CFO
    416.943.4698
    www.sprottlending.com