TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 29, 2014) - VVC Exploration Corporation ("VVC" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:VVC) is pleased to announce that as a part of a potential debt financing effort discussed in a December 30, 2013 press release, it has received and signed a Termsheet between Aeris Trading Corp. (a Joint Venture Company between Alexander Capital Equity Group ("ACE") and Alpha Trading LLC.), and Camex Mining Development Group Inc. ("Camex"), a wholly owned subsidiary of VVC Exploration Corporation.
This $4 million term sheet, proposes a two part loan facility. First, a $2 million tranche to be available for drawdown by the end of February, and second, a further $2 million upon the receipt of all mining permits on the Company's 33% VVC owned Samalayuca Copper Project.
The loan is focused on the startup of production at the Samalayuca Copper Project which is 33% owned by Camex, and may also be used for the corporate operations of Camex and VVC.
James A. Culver, President of VVC and Camex, commented: "We are very excited to receive this term sheet, and expect to begin working on loan documentation with Aeris this week. We have had numerous discussions with ACE and are pleased to have an opportunity to work with one of their companies and with their trading partner, Alpha Trading Inc."
Proposed Loan Terms are as follows:
- A total loan facility of US$4.0 million, with at least $500,000 to be advanced at the end of February 2104 and the balance at regular intervals over 12 months.
- Repayment will occur from 50% of any cash flow that Camex may receive from its Samalayuca Copper Project, and, in any case, must be completely repaid within 5 years from the date of the first disbursement.
- The loan will be secured by half of Camex's ownership of its Samalayuca Copper Project in Chihuahua, Mexico.
- Outstanding principal shall bear an interest rate of 12% per annum.
- A bonus of 1 million common shares of VVC (priced at $0.05 per share) and 2 million common share purchase warrants ("Warrant(s)") will be issued for each $500,000 drawdown of the loan facility, up to a maximum of 8 million shares and 16 million Warrants, if the full $4 million loan facility is utilized. Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one additional common share of the Company at $0.08 per share for a period of 5 years.
Finders fees of 2% of the aggregate amount of the loan may be payable to persons, at arms' length to the Lender, Camex and VVC, who are instrumental in arranging the closing of this facility, payable on each draw-down.
The terms of this loan will require the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV"). The Company has filed the details of the offer with the TSXV and will seek approval of final loan documentation. Investors are cautioned that there can be no assurance that the Loan will be completed or, if it is completed, that it will be on the terms as disclosed herein. VVC will announce the status of the Loan including, if and when definitive loan documentation is entered into, in further press releases.
About VVC Exploration Corporation
VVC is a Canadian exploration and mining company with projects in Mexico and Canada, which includes a near production copper prospect in Chihuahua State, and gold and silver prospects in Sonora and Sinaloa States, Mexico. The Company also has a grassroots gold/VMS prospect in the Timmins area of northern Ontario. VVC is aggressively seeking to convert its near production copper project, Samalayuca, to pilot scale production, then full production.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Michel J. Lafrance, Secretary-Treasurer
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