Troy Resources NL

Troy Resources NL

November 03, 2009 04:48 ET

Troy Resources NL: Withdrawal of Request for EGM

PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 3, 2009) -


Growing junior gold producer, Troy Resources NL (TSX:TRY)(ASX:TRY), is pleased to advise shareholders that a requisition for an Extraordinary General Meeting planned for 16 November 2009 has been withdrawn.

This follows the conclusion of discussions with Warrigal Pty Ltd, a company associated with Mr John Jones, a Non-Executive Director of the Company. As a consequence, the EGM has now been cancelled.

As a result of those discussions, a number of changes will be made to the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting of shareholders set down for 27 November 2009.

Mr Alan Naylor, the founder of Troy, has advised the Company that he will not seek re-election at the AGM and will retire from the Board after 25 years' service as a Director.

Dr Denis Clarke, who has been a Director of Troy for 10 years, has advised the Board that to facilitate the agreement with Warrigal he will resign as a director and leave the board at the AGM.

On behalf of all shareholders, the Board acknowledges and thanks Mr Naylor and Dr Clarke for their outstanding contributions to the Company over an extended period.

Mr Robin Parish, a 5% beneficial shareholder in Troy, will be appointed to the Board immediately and Mr Paul Benson will step down as a Director but will remain as the Company's Chief Executive Officer.

In addition, Mr Jones has confirmed that he will support the re-election of Troy Chairman, Mr John Dow, as a Director at the upcoming AGM.

Commenting on these changes, Mr Dow said he welcomed the resolution of the issues raised by Warrigal.

"The successful resolution of these issues is a win for the future of Troy.

"All parties are committed to a strategy which delivers the best outcome for all Troy shareholders.

"Having recently secured a fully underwritten entitlement issue to raise A$24.9M, the Company can focus its efforts on developing the Casposo gold-silver project in San Juan province, Argentina.

"Importantly, the timeline for the development of Casposo remains on track for first production in the September quarter 2010," Mr Dow said.

Mr Jones reiterated the comments of Mr Dow. "This is a great outcome for Troy and all its shareholders," he said.

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" and "forward-looking information", based on assumptions and judgements of management regarding future events and results. Such "forward-looking statements" and "forward-looking information which may include, but are not limited to statements with respect to the expected development of the Casposo and Two Mile Hill projects. Often, but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "is expecting", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or "believes", or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might", or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. The purpose of forward-looking information is to provide the reader with information about management's expectations and plans. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Troy and/or its subsidiaries to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors include, among others, future prices of gold and silver, the actual results of current production, development and/or exploration activities, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, variations in ore grade or recovery rates, plant and/or equipment failure, delays in obtaining governmental approvals or in the commencement of operations, the possibility of cost overruns, as well as those factors disclosed in the Company's filed documents. There can be no assurance that the projects will proceed as planned or that they will be successfully completed within expected time limits and budgets or that, when completed, the mines will operate as anticipated or that expected production levels will be achieved.


Troy Resources (TSX:TRY)(ASX:TRY) is a dividend-paying junior gold producer, with a clear growth strategy. The Company has two producing gold operations; at Sandstone in Western Australia and the Andorinhas Mine in Para State, Brazil and a gold silver development project, Casposo, in San Juan province, Argentina.

Troy has an experienced Board and management team with a portfolio of successful, fast-track mine development and low-cost operations.

Troy has an annual exploration budget of $5 million and a proven track record in exploration discoveries and strategic acquisitions.

Troy is currently focused on developing its Casposo Project, which it acquired in May 2009. With the acquisition and development of Casposo, Troy is entering a renewed growth phase which will again lift the Company's annual gold production above 100,000 ounces of gold per annum.

The Company maintains a robust balance sheet, and its current assets are forecast to continue to generate strong cash flow. Troy's gold production is unhedged; allowing its shareholders access to the full benefit of current and future gold price upside.

With the recent Casposo acquisition, Troy is positioned to continue its path of strong growth and profitable operations and is well on track to achieve its vision of becoming a highly profitable mid-tier gold producer with a portfolio of quality long-life assets.

Troy is a responsible corporate citizen, committed to the best practice of health and safety, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.

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