TALON ANNOUNCES EXTENSION AGREEMENT WITH KENNECOTT EXPLORATION(A SUBSIDIARY OF THE RIO TINTO GROUP)
Road Town, British Virgin Islands (February28, 2019) –Talon Metals Corp. (TSX: TLO) announced today that its wholly owned indirect subsidiary, Talon Nickel (USA) LLC(collectively, “Talon”or the “Company”),has entered into an extension agreement(the “Extension Agreement”)in respect of the option agreement (the “Option Agreement”) previously entered into with Kennecott Exploration Company (“Kennecott”)on November 7, 2018.
Pursuant to the Extension Agreement, the Company has until March 15, 2019to make an initial upfront payment of US$6million(the “Initial Payment”)to Kennecott in order to make the Option Agreement effective.In the event the Option Agreement becomes effective, the Company will have the right to acquire up to a 60% interest in the Tamarack Project, subject to certainterms and conditions. In contrast, the failure by the Company to make the upfront payment to Kennecott would result in the parties entering into a joint venture agreement under which Kennecott would have an initial 82.44% interest in the Tamarack Project, while Talon would have an initial 17.56% interest in the Tamarack Project.
The Company is continuing to pursue various financing options and will provide an update in respect thereto as soon as appropriate.
Talon is a TSX-listed company focused on the exploration and development of the Tamarack Nickel-Copper-CobaltProject in Minnesota, USA (which comprises the Tamarack North Project and the Tamarack South Project). The Company has a well-qualified exploration and mine management team with extensive experience in project management.
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This news release contains certain “forward-looking statements”. All statements, other than statements of historical fact that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect the current expectations or beliefs of the Company based on information currently available to the Company. Such forward-looking statements include statements relating to closing of the Option Agreementincluding satisfaction of the Initial Payment, as well as financing alternativesand availability. Forward-looking statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements, and even if such actual results are realized or substantially realized, there can be no assurance that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on the Company.
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