Woulfe Mining Corp.

Woulfe Mining Corp.

November 23, 2010 15:08 ET

Woulfe Mining Secures Korea Zinc as Strategic Partner

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 23, 2010) - Woulfe Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:WOF) ("Woulfe" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has entered into a Heads of Agreement (HoA) with Korea Zinc Co., Ltd. ("Korea Zinc"), one of the largest zinc/lead smelters in the world with a market capitalization of approximately US$5 billion which is listed on the Korea Stock Exchange in the Republic of Korea (South Korea). www.koreazinc.co.kr

The agreement is proposed on the following basis:

Initial Investment

  • Korea Zinc places CDN$10 million at CDN$0.30 per share into Woulfe resulting in 13.46% ownership of the common shares of the Company;
  • Korea Zinc will receive one seat on the board of Woulfe in a Non Executive capacity.

The deal is subject to TSX-V exchange approval, the approval of Woulfe shareholders at the scheduled AGM and extraordinary meetings on the 21st January 2011 and due diligence completion over the next 60 days.

Subsequent Investment

Woulfe 100% owned Sangdong Mining Corporation financing:

  • Korea Zinc will invest CDN$38 million of cash into Sangdong Mining Corporation;
  • Korea Zinc will arrange subsequent financing to complete the development of the Sangdong project on announcement of feasibility study due in 2011.

In return, Korea Zinc will acquire 51% of the Woulfe subsidiary, Sangdong Mining Corporation.

Woulfe 100% owned Muguk Gold Corporation financing:

  • Korea Zinc will invest CDN$1.8 million into Muguk Gold Corporation to acquire 51% of the project.

Woulfe is pleased to welcome Korea Zinc as a strategic partner. Korea Zinc is an outstanding technologically advanced company having built its business core in zinc over the years to a US$5 billion market capitalization company with smelters in Korea and Australia and mining interests globally.

Korea Zinc is an ideal match for Woulfe to realize the potential of the Sangdong Tungsten/Molybdenum project and advance the Muguk Gold project as Korea Zinc has significant experience in mine and process plant development which will be invaluable to the Woulfe team in executing the Sangdong project.

The financing is sufficient to take the Sangdong project to production capitalizing on the recent tungsten price increases that have resulted in the tungsten price rising to US$300/mtu a growth of 57% this year.

Brian Wesson, President and CEO of Woulfe added, "Woulfe could not wish for a better partner than Korea Zinc as they have a very impressive track record globally and bring immeasurable benefit to Woulfe and its shareholders. The financing package also allows the company to accelerate work at the Muguk Gold project."

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

Woulfe Mining Corp.

Brian Wesson, President, CEO and Director

About Woulfe Mining Corp.

Woulfe Mining Corp. is a TSX-V listed company with a diversified portfolio of mining licenses for tungsten, molybdenum, gold, base metals and uranium-vanadium in South Korea.

The company's current projects include the Sangdong tungsten-molybdenum mine, historically, one of the largest tungsten mines in the world; the Muguk gold-silver mine, formerly South Korea's largest gold mine, as well as a number of other properties with significant known mineralization and excellent regional exploration potential.

Woulfe has high expectations for near-term, low-cost production. The company has assembled a highly skilled, in-country, bilingual technical team and a board of directors with an outstanding track record of success.

About Korea Zinc Company

Korea Zinc is an integrated zinc and lead producer with over 30 years of history in smelting. It has two smelters in Korea and Australia. Smelting capacity of company's Korean Smelter("Onsan Smelter") is 500kt of zinc and 250kt of lead and Onsan smelter is expected to produce 460kt of zinc and 200kt of lead during this year. Its Townsville smelter in Australia has capacity of 220kt of zinc and is producing 200kt of zinc per annum. Korea Zinc is listed on Korea Stock Exchange and has its head office in Seoul, Korea. Korea Zinc has U$2.6 billion total assets and a market capitalization of approximately U$5 billion. Its expected and consolidated sales revenue in year 2010 is U$3.2 billion.

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