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- Closing on $1.8M of new Debt Financing arranged with a leading Canadian, non-bank lender.
- Debt Financing to fund the Orillia Purchase Price and close out the inherited second mortgage on Bobcaygeon.
TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / March 5, 2020 / Rogue Resources Inc. (TSX-V:RRS) ("Rogue" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has closed on its previously announced $1.8M of new Debt Financing (see press release dated February 25, 2020) and is now on track to acquire 100% of the Speiran Quarry (east of Orillia, Ontario), also referred to as "Orillia Quarry". This acquisition will be Rogue's second operating quarry in its Limestone business, referred to as "Rogue Stone".
Rogue closed on the debt financing with a leading Canadian, non-bank lender (the "Credit Group") for a $1.8M term loan (the "New Term Facility"), to be secured against Orillia and the Company's remaining assets. The New Term Facility has a 12 month term, extendable to 18 months, with interest-only payments until the principal is due in full at maturity and is subject to an existing general security agreement with the Credit Group. The New Term Facility carries an interest rate equal to the higher of prime plus 8.05% or 12%. In addition, Rogue has issued the Credit Group 2,250,000 bonus shares, equal to 10% of the New Term Facility pending the TSX Venture Exchange's ("TSXV") approval. Rogue immediately drew the full $1.8M loan amount.
Part of the New Term Facility will facilitate Rogue's acquisition of the Orillia Quarry (see further detail in the November 21, 2019 news release). Rogue Stone intends to begin production and initiate sales from the Orillia Quarry later this month.
"Between this project debt and the lending from a leading Equipment Finance Group, that we announced yesterday (see press release dated March 4, 2020), Rogue Stone has completed large pieces of the financing required to begin making Rogue Stone a predictable and profitable business", said Sean Samson, President and CEO of Rogue. "This lets us acquire the Orillia Quarry through less dilutive means and, with the Cat fleet, begin to equip and staff both quarries appropriately."
Rogue comment regarding "Companion Policy 43-101CP, 4.2(6) - Production Decision"
The work completed on both the Bobcaygeon and Orillia Quarries is, at this stage, preliminary in nature and the limited drill data and exploration work are too speculative geologically to have economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized even as Mineral Resources. Rogue does not intend to complete a Pre-feasibility or Feasibility Study of Mineral Reserves demonstrating economic and technical viability before a decision to proceed with further investment into either quarry. Projects that are based on a production decision without a feasibility study of mineral reserves demonstrating economic and technical feasibility have increased uncertainty and economic and technical risks of failure associated with its production decision. This potential decision would be based on past production performance (and readers are warned that previous results are not an indication of future results), the results of negotiated cost estimates as well as the securing of supply contracts for the limestone products from either quarry. Among the risks associated with the quarries and with any development decision to proceed into further production and/or restarting production for next season is the possibility that the quarry will not be economically or technically viable and/or that development timetables, cost estimates and production forecasts may not be realized.
About Rogue Resources Inc.
Rogue is a mining company focused on generating positive cash flow. Not tied to any commodity, it looks at rock value and quality deposits that can withstand all stages of the commodity price cycle. The Company includes Rogue Stone-selling quarried limestone for landscape applications; Rogue Quartz- focused on advancing its silica/quartz business with the Snow White Project in Ontario and the Silicon Ridge Project in Québec; and Rogue Timmins with the nickel resource at Langmuir and the gold potential at Radio Hill.
Rogue is always searching for projects or mines that meet its criteria of "Grade, Stage and Jurisdiction".
For more information visit www.rogueresources.ca.
These projects will be under the direct supervision of Paul Davis, P.Geo., VP, Technical and Director of the Company and a Qualified Person ("QP") as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The QP has approved the scientific and technical content of this release
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If the closing of the Orillia Quarry acquisition does not occur for any reason including the receipt of applicable regulatory approvals, or if revenues and/or profitability from the Bobcaygeon or Orillia Quarries are not sufficient, then there is a specific risk that the market price of the Company's securities will be negatively impacted.
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SOURCE: Rogue Resources Inc.