VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - March 30, 2016) - Newmarket Gold ("Newmarket Gold" or the "Company") (TSX:NMI)(OTCQX:NMKTF) announces today that an aggregate $34.29 million of its $34.5 million 8% convertible unsecured debentures due April 30, 2018 (the "Debentures") were converted by the holders into common shares prior to the redemption date. The Company will redeem the remaining unconverted Debentures today. An aggregate of 10,287 common shares of the Company will be issued to complete the redemption, and accrued and unpaid interest up to, but excluding, the redemption date, will be settled in cash. Following the redemption, the Company will have approximately 174.7 million shares issued and outstanding.
Douglas Forster, President and Chief Executive Officer of Newmarket Gold commented, "With the conversion and full redemption of all outstanding Debentures, Newmarket's current solid financial position will be further strengthened as the Company will be essentially debt free with no additional future Debenture interest payments. Newmarket is exceptionally well positioned for growth with a strong cash position, essentially no debt and unhedged gold production from our three Australian gold mines."
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Douglas Forster, M.Sc., P.Geo., President & Chief Executive Officer
About Newmarket Gold Inc.
Newmarket Gold is a Canadian-listed gold mining and exploration company with three 100% owned operating mines across Australia. The Company is focused on creating substantial shareholder value by maintaining a strong foundation of quality gold production, over 200,000 ounces annually, generating operating cash flow and maintaining a large resource base as it executes a clearly defined gold asset consolidation strategy. The Company is focused on sustainable operating performance, a disciplined approach to growth, and building gold reserves and resources while maintaining the high standards that the Newmarket Gold core values represent.
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