May 12, 2010 (Canada NewsWire Group) -- Elgin Mining Inc. (TSX: ELG) (formerly
First Quarter 2010 Highlights
<< During the three months ended March 31, 2010: - For the three months ended March 31, 2010, the Company generated net income of approximately $4.8 million, or $0.09 per fully diluted share. The Company does not expect to pay income taxes on the quarterly gain because it can use previously generated NOLs from prior periods. - In March 2010, the Company announced it had entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Gryphon Reserves, which are comprised of the property leases controlled through the acquisition of Pact Resources, LLC and the Petersburg sublease, and certain other associated assets, to a major U.S. coal producer for $23 million in cash. The Company subsequently closed the transaction on May 4, 2010. - In February 2010, the Company sold its Panama South Reserves to a major U.S. coal producer for $10 million in cash. The sale resulted in a gain of approximately $8.8 million. - At March 31, 2010, the Company had approximately $26.1 million in cash and cash equivalents. The Company also had restricted cash, cash equivalents and certificates of deposit as collateral for letters of credit for reclamation bonding and escrowed funds from the sale of its surface mining operations of approximately $6.4 million. At May 7, 2010, after the closing of the sale of the Gryphon Reserves, the Company had total cash, cash equivalents and certificates of deposit (restricted and unrestricted) of approximately $53 million. - On March 29, 2010, the Company announced that Robert M. Buchan would assume the role of CEO in addition to his existing role as Chairman. >>
About Elgin Mining Inc. (formerly
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