TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – April 26, 2016) – Buffalo Coal Corp. (TSX:BUF)(JSE:BUC) (“Buffalo” or “the Company”) announced today that it has completed certain shares for debt arrangements with two of its creditors, STA Coal Mining Company Proprietary Limited (“STA“) and Resource Capital Fund V L.P. (“RCF“).
The Company issued 6,136,353 common shares of the Company (“Common Shares“) to STA, at a deemed issuance price of $0.05 per Common Share, in settlement of approximately $307,000 of contract mining fees payable to STA by a subsidiary of the Company in respect of the five month period ended March 31, 2016. The Common Shares were issued in accordance with the terms and conditions of an equity settlement agreement dated October 28, 2015 between the Company, STA and certain other parties.
The Company also issued an aggregate of 57,000,240 Common Shares to RCF, at a deemed issuance price of $0.05 per Common Share, in settlement of an aggregate of $2.85 million of interest payable to RCF pursuant to a convertible credit facility between the Company and RCF dated December 2, 2015 (the “RCF Facility“). The Common Shares were issued in two tranches as follows: 14,990,400 Common Shares effective January 14, 2016 (in respect of interest payable to RCF for the three month period ended December 31, 2015) and 42,009,840 Common Shares effective April 6, 2016 (in respect of interest payable to RCF for the three month period ended March 31, 2016). The Common Shares issued to RCF are subject to certain resale restrictions under applicable United State securities laws. RCF is an insider of the Corporation (holding approximately 88.7% prior to the completion of arrangements described herein and 89.0% following completion of the arrangements described herein). The RCF Facility, including the settlement of interest through the issuance of Common Shares, was previously approved by the shareholders of the Corporation at a meeting of shareholders held on June 19, 2015.
Buffalo is a coal producer in southern Africa. It holds a majority interest in two operating mines through its 100% interest in Buffalo Coal Dundee, a South African company which has a 70% interest in Zinoju. Zinoju holds a 100% interest in the Magdalena bituminous mine and the Aviemore anthracite mine in South Africa. Buffalo has an experienced coal-focused management team.
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