Tamerlane Ventures Inc.

Tamerlane Ventures Inc.

April 23, 2013 12:09 ET

Tamerlane Engages Jennings Capital as Investment Banker for Pine Point Financing

BLAINE, WASHINGTON--(Marketwired - April 23, 2013) -


Tamerlane Ventures Inc. ("Tamerlane" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TAM) is pleased to announce that it has signed an engagement agreement with Jennings Capital Inc. ("Jennings Capital") for the purpose of managing the financing process with respect to the Company's Pine Point lead-zinc project located in Canada's Northwest Territories.

As previously announced, over the past year Tamerlane has presented the Pine Point project to senior mining companies, smelter operators, off-takers, hedge funds and private equity funds. Management has identified a "short list" of four significant and well capitalized potential partners that have expressed strong interest in moving forward with Tamerlane on the Pine Point Project. These parties have signed non-disclosure agreements and entered the data room of Pine Point in order to assess the required $125 million complete funding package to put Pine Point back into production.

According to the terms of the engagement, the primary role of Jennings Capital will be to assist the Company in communications, negotiations, and overall management of the process with these short-listed parties.

Tamerlane also announced today that, in conjunction with the Company's senior secured lender, negotiations are proceeding with an interested party on the potential sale of the Company's Los Pinos copper project, located 100 km south of Lima, Peru. Upon completion, the proceeds from such sale will be used to pay down the Company's senior secured loan.

John Key, Tamerlane's CEO, commented, "The Tamerlane Board and I are extremely pleased to be working with Jennings Capital to move the financing process for the Pine Point Project forward. The Pine Point Project, considered by many to be the next new operating zinc and lead mine, contains 8 billion pounds of zinc and lead in NI 43-101 compliant reserves and historic resources and remains infrastructure ready to come back on line in the near future. I believe that Jennings Capital has the background and experience to meet our financing requirements for completing the construction at Pine Point as the markets enter their projected zinc deficits."

"In addition, a sale of Los Pinos could provide a milestone to dramatically reduce Tamerlane's debt, restore its financial health and ease the way for Tamerlane and Jennings Capital to secure the most attractive financial package for Pine Point."

About Tamerlane Ventures Inc.

Tamerlane Ventures Inc. is an exploration and development mining company with advanced base metal development projects in Canada and Peru. The Company's immediate focus is bringing the 100%-owned Pine Point Project to production. The Company is currently in the financing phase and expects to commence construction following financing. Tamerlane plans to sell the well-known, Pine Point zinc and lead concentrates to various smelting facilities around the world.

John L. Key, CEO

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