Convertible Loan Agreement
White Rock has entered into an unsecured convertible loan agreement (Convertible Loan) with Sandfire Resources NL (ASX:SFR) (Sandfire) providing for two loans of $500,000 each. As announced on 10 July 2018, White Rock has formed a strategic relationship with Sandfire in relation to the Red Mountain Project.
Funds from the Convertible Loan are to be used for the exploration and development of the Red Mountain Project.
MD & CEO Matt Gill said "This funding from Sandfire is further endorsement on the quality and prospectivity of our high-grade zinc and precious metals VMS project in Alaska. With this funding, we have now been able to extend our drilling campaign into September and ramp-up our reconnaissance mapping and geochemical sampling works 3-fold, this work already credited with one massive sulphide discovery - Hunter. This funding will help White Rock continue implementing key exploration and development activities at Red Mountain and sets us up well for next year's campaign".
Key terms of the Convertible Loan are:
- Set-off against joint venture: If Sandfire exercises its option to enter into a joint venture agreement (Project Option) in relation to the Red Mountain Project (refer to White Rock's announcement of 10 July 2018 for further details) by 31 December 2018, then the full amount of the loans will be set-off against Sandfire's expenditure commitments under that joint venture agreement.
- Conversion to shares: If Sandfire fails to exercise its Project Option:
o Loan A will automatically convert into White Rock ordinary fully paid shares at the conversion price of A$0.012 (1.2 cents) per White Rock share (being approximately 41,666,666 shares); and
o subject to White Rock obtaining shareholder approval for Listing Rule 7.1 (and for all other purposes), Loan B will automatically convert into White Rock shares at the lower of A$0.012 (1.2 cents) per White Rock share or the 30-day volume weighted average price of White Rock shares calculated at the relevant time.
- Repayment: If Loan B cannot be converted in entirety or otherwise (for example, if White Rock shareholder approval for the conversion was not obtained), then to the extent it cannot be converted the balance of Loan B must be repaid in cash by 30 November 2019.
o Loan A will be interest free.
o Loan B will be interest free until 28 February 2019, following which it will accrue interest at a rate of 5% per annum calculated daily.
- Events of default: The Convertible Loan contains customary events of default (including change of control and an insolvency event of White Rock) that result in the conversion of the Loans and the issue of the relevant number of ordinary shares to Sandfire at the corresponding issue price and to the extent White Rock cannot issue shares to Sandfire, any remaining amount owing will be immediately repayable in cash.
About White Rock Minerals Ltd
White Rock Minerals Ltd (ASX:WRM) is an Australian listed minerals exploration and development company with projects located in northern NSW (gold and silver) and central Alaska (zinc, silver, lead and gold). The White Rock vision is to explore and develop both precious and base metal projects.
White Rock's cornerstone asset is the Mt Carrington epithermal gold-silver project in northern NSW. The Mt Carrington project has great leverage to the Australian gold and silver prices with a positive scoping study providing a path towards feasibility studies and development in the near term.
White Rock is also exploring the Red Mountain project in Alaska. Red Mountain is a globally significant advanced VMS project with high grade zinc and silver in two deposits. White Rock is exploring for additional high grade deposits that will enhance the projects leverage to an upturn in the fortunes of zinc and silver.
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