TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2013) - Torex Gold Resources Inc. (the "Company" or "Torex") (TSX:TXG)(TSX:TXG.W.A) announced today that it has signed an engagement letter ("Engagement Letter") with a club of five financial institutions (the "Banks") in connection with a planned project finance facility for the development of the Company's 100% owned Morelos Gold Project. The Banks consist of BMO Capital Markets, BNP Paribas, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, ING Capital LLC and Société Générale. The Engagement Letter establishes the terms under which the Banks have been appointed to deliver on a club basis a project finance facility of US$250 million and is subject to due diligence, the completion of definitive loan documentation, credit and certain other approvals and the terms and conditions all as set out in the indicative term sheet (the "Term Sheet") attached to the Engagement Letter. The execution of a commitment letter and definitive documentation is expected in the third quarter of 2013. The Term Sheet includes standard and customary project finance terms and conditions with respect to fees, interest rate margins and conditions precedent to closing. There is no requirement for mandatory gold hedging.
Fred Stanford, President & CEO of Torex stated: "With approximately $395 million in the treasury now, we are well financed to advance the engineering and procurement processes that support construction starting immediately upon the receipt of the construction permits that are anticipated during the summer of this year. The attainment of this milestone in the debt financing process is a significant factor in de-risking the project and we look forward to working through the due diligence process and ultimately to signing a commitment letter with the Banks for the project finance facility. This project finance facility has been sized to avoid a requirement for gold hedging."
Torex is a growth-oriented, Canadian-based resource company engaged in the exploration and development of precious metal resources with a focus on gold. It owns 100% of the Morelos Gold Project, a development stage project, located 180 kilometres southwest of Mexico City in the highly prospective Morelos Gold Belt. Torex is aggressively exploring within its property to identify a pipeline of additional future economic deposits. The project covers an area of 29,000 hectares of which more than 75% remain unexplored.
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