American CuMo Mining Corporation (“CuMoCo” or the “Company”) (TSXV: MLY; OTCQX: MLYCF) is pleased to announce that the Company has completed the second payment of USD 597,500 to IEMR HK (representing payment of USD 500,000 of principal owing under the Second Debenture and USD 97,500 of accrued interest) as part of the amended terms of repayment as outlined in October 30, 2017 news release.
The Company’s recent non-brokered private placement (see October 11, 2017 news release) (the “Private Placement”), with the first tranche of 12,650,000 units closed on October 30, 2017, has been oversubscribed and the Company has requested, and the Exchange has approved, an extension of terms for an additional week until December 4, 2017 to allow for final interested investors to submit their funds.
Regarding the Millennia deal announced in previous news releases, Millennia, through its contacts, have participated for USD 150,000 in the Private Placement and CAD 500,000 in the proposed debenture offering (see below). All funds have been received by CuMoCo and Millennia continues to inform the Company that it is proceeding with finalizing agreements to provide the first-stage funding payment. In addition, Millennia’s investors have informed the Company that they will take down their full Rights allotment. CuMoCo has notified Millennia that it is in negotiations with other parties regarding possible deals involving its properties and that without delivery of a first-stage funding payment, Millennia could lose part of or all of the proposed deal to one of these parties.
At the request of individual overseas investors (who are ineligible for the recently announced Rights Offering), the Company announces the offering of up to CAD 2 million in convertible debentures. The convertible debentures have a duration of seven years, are secured by the assets of Idaho CuMo Mining, and pay 8.75% interest per annum, with interest paid in quarterly instalments. The debentures are convertible into common shares of CuMoCo at 0.075 and carry a five-year warrant exercisable at 0.1125 per share. The debentures are automatically renewed on a yearly basis at the discretion of the holder and can be converted into stock at any time following four months and one day from the date of closure. Should the holder decide not to renew the debentures, the Company has ninety days to repay the principal owed. The debentures are subject to final approval by the TSX Venture Exchange. The Company intends to use these funds, along with other financing efforts, to repay the debentures owed to IEMR HK, to fund a Pre-Feasibility Study for the CuMo Project that will include the Ore-Sorting results and other optimizations to improve on the results in the November 15, 2015 Preliminary Economic Analysis (PEA), and to continue analyzing the results of the Calida Gold 2017 work program.
Finally, in other events recent scientific work in the use of molybdenum oxides as an advanced anode material for lithium-ion batteries has made some excellent breakthroughs in improving the charging time and cycle life of the batteries. Lithium-ion batteries are used in everything from cell phones to electric vehicles. This new usage of molybdenum, should it come to fruition, will have a substantial impact on the demand for the metal for which American CuMo is strategically placed and ready to take full advantage of this breakthrough technology.
Mr Shaun M. Dykes, M.Sc. (Eng), P.Geo., President and CEO of the Company, is the designated qualified person for the CuMo Project and the Calida Gold project and has prepared the technical information contained in this news release.
CuMoCo is focused on advancing its CuMo Project towards feasibility. CuMoCo is also advancing its newly-acquired Calida Gold project. For more information, please visit cumoco.com, idahocumo.com and cumoproject.com.
For further information, please contact:
American CuMo Mining Corporation
Shaun Dykes, President and Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (604) 689-7902
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