Trevali Mining Corporation

Trevali Mining Corporation

April 19, 2011 12:52 ET

Trevali Signs Term-Sheet With WestLB for Up to US$30,000,000 Debt Facility for Santander Zinc-Lead-Silver Mine Development in Peru

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 19, 2011) -Trevali Mining Corporation ("Trevali" or the "Company")(TSX:TV)(OTCQX:TREVF) announces that it has signed an engagement letter and indicative term-sheet with WestLB AG, New York Branch ("WestLB") for a potential secured term loan of up to US$30,000,000 in order to advance its Santander zinc-lead-silver mine project in west-central Peru to production.

"We are very pleased to enter into a relationship with WestLB," stated Dr. Mark Cruise, Trevali's President and CEO. "Subject to due diligence, this facility will expedite Trevali's plans to become the next mid-tier base metal producer in the Americas."

Trevali cautions that the successful arrangement and closing of the credit facilities is subject to customary due diligence by WestLB, currently in progress, and ultimately the acceptance of the final terms by Trevali's Board of Directors.

ABOUT WEST LB

WestLB AG is one of Germany´s leading financial services providers and offers the full range of products and services of a universal bank, focusing on lending, corporate and structured finance, capital market and transaction services. WestLB's Metals and Mining team incorporates years of sector experience, with the institutional global reach and local knowledge to deliver advisory, risk management, and corporate and structured finance products in a timely, consistent and reliable manner. Recent transactions by WestLB Metals and Mining group include provision of debt facilities to companies such as Pan American Silver, Consolidated Thompson, Lundin Mining, Votorantim, Baja Mining and Mercator Minerals.

ABOUT TREVALI MINING CORPORATION

Trevali is rapidly fast-tracking two advanced polymetallic deposits to production in Canada and Peru – the Halfmile and Santander projects respectively. In Canada, Trevali holds the Halfmile and Stratmat polymetallic deposits near Bathurst, New Brunswick, and the Ruttan copper-zinc deposit in northern Manitoba. Advanced permitting and engineering studies are in progress at Halfmile with proposed production at a rate of 2,000-tonnes-per-day, anticipated to commence in 2011.

At Santander, in conjunction with our partner Glencore International A.G., mine commissioning and production is anticipated to commence at 2,000-tonne-per-day in late 2011 with full production to follow immediately thereafter. Additionally, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Trevali Renewable Energy Inc., the Company is undertaking a significant upgrade of the Tingo run-of-river hydroelectric generating facility along with transmission line upgrades and extensions to allow, in addition to supplying power to the mining operation on the property, the potential sale of surplus power into the Peruvian National Energy Grid.

The common shares of Trevali are currently listed on the TSX (symbol TV). For further details on Trevali, readers are referred to the Trevali's web site (www.trevali.com) and to Canadian regulatory filings on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of TREVALI MINING CORPORATION

Mark D. Cruise, President

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States private securities litigation reform act of 1995 and "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Statements containing forward-looking information express, as at the date of this news release, the Company's plans, estimates, forecasts, projections, expectations, or beliefs as to future events or results and the company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation to, update such statements containing the forward-looking information. Such forward-looking statements and information include, but are not limited to statements as to: the accuracy of estimated mineral reserves and resources, anticipated results of future exploration, and forecast future metal prices, anticipated results of future electrical sales and expectations that environmental, permitting, legal, title, taxation, socio-economic, political, marketing or other issues will not materially affect estimates of mineral reserves. These statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies.

These statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by the company, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Many factors, both known and unknown, could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements that are or may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements contained in this news release and the company has made assumptions and estimates based on or related to many of these factors.
Such factors include, without limitation: fluctuations in spot and forward markets for silver, zinc, base metals and certain other commodities (such as natural gas, fuel oil and electricity); fluctuations in currency markets (such as the Peruvian sol versus the U.S. dollar); risks related to the technological and operational nature of the Company's business; changes in national and local government, legislation, taxation, controls or regulations and political or economic developments in Canada, the United States, Peru or other countries where the Company may carry on business in the future; risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining (including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected geological or structural formations, pressures, cave-ins and flooding); risks relating to the credit worthiness or financial condition of suppliers, refiners and other parties with whom the Company does business; inadequate insurance, or inability to obtain insurance, to cover these risks and hazards; employee relations; relationships with and claims by local communities and indigenous populations; availability and increasing costs associated with mining inputs and labour; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, including the risks of obtaining necessary licenses and permits and the presence of laws and regulations that may impose restrictions on mining,; diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as properties are mined; global financial conditions; business opportunities that may be presented to, or pursued by, the Company; the Company's ability to complete and successfully integrate acquisitions and to mitigate other business combination risks; challenges to, or difficulty in maintaining, the Company's title to properties and continued ownership thereof; the actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations, and changes in project parameters to deal with unanticipated economic or other factors; increased competition in the mining industry for properties, equipment, qualified personnel, and their costs. Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty or reliance on forward-looking statements. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated, described or intended. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements or information to reflect changes in assumptions or changes in circumstances or any other events affecting such statements or information, other than as required by applicable law.

Contact Information

  • Trevali Mining Corporation
    Steve Stakiw
    Manager - Corporate Communications
    (604) 488-1661
    (604) 408-7499
    sstakiw@trevali.com