VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Sep. 2, 2010 (Marketwire) -- Prophecy Resource Corp. ("Prophecy" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:PCY)(OTCQX:PRPCF)(FRANKFURT:1P2) has arranged a secured debt facility of up to $10 million (the "Loan") with Waterton Global Value, L.P. ("Waterton"). Subject to certain drawdown conditions, the loan may be drawn down in three tranches as follows: (a) $2 million on the closing date, which occurred as at September 1, (b) $3 million on the date Prophecy completes the acquisition of Northern Platinum Ltd. (see Prophecy news release dated July 16, 2010) and (c) $5 million at such time as Prophecy completes an off-take agreement for the Ulaan Ovoo property.
John Lee CEO and Co-Chairman of Prophecy, stated today that: "We are pleased to have Waterton as a new stakeholder in Prophecy. The proceeds will fully fund Ulaan Ovoo's 2010 capital expenditure to production, which includes continuing road improvement, infrastructure upgrade at the mine site and at the rail station, fleet purchase, and personnel recruits. We now also have a marketing budget to increase investor and community awareness throughout Mongolia, Asia and North America."
The Loan is due by August 31, 2011 and bears interest at 10% per annum. A structuring fee of $50,000 and 1% of the third tranche (if drawn down) is payable in cash. In conjunction with the closing of the Loan, we will issue 1,000,000 common shares to Waterton. In the event that the third tranche of the Loan is drawn, the Company shall issue a further 1,000,000 common shares to Waterton. The Shares issuable to Waterton will be subject to a four month hold period.
Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. acted as Financial Advisor to the Company with respect to the Loan.
The Loan is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
Prophecy Resource Corporation is an internationally diversified company engaged in developing energy, nickel and platinum group metals projects. The company controls over 1.4 billion tons of open-pittable thermal coal in Mongolia (839 Mt Measured, 579 Mt Indicated). In Canada Prophecy owns Lynn Lake Nickel Project, a 10% equity stake in Victory Nickel and agreed to merge with Northern Platinum (TSX-V: NTH) on June 15, 2010. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS of Prophecy Resource Corp.
John Lee, Chairman
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended ("the U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities law and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.
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