VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – June 14, 2016) – Timmins Gold Corp. (TSX:TMM)(NYSE MKT:TGD) (“Timmins” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has repaid its US$10.22 million credit facility with lenders Sprott Resource Lending Partnership (“Sprott”) and Goldcorp Inc. (“Goldcorp”). A bonus of US$204,450 will be paid to Sprott and a bonus of US$70,416 and 550,000 common shares will be paid to Goldcorp pursuant to the terms of the credit agreement.
“Settlement of this debt is a very significant achievement for Timmins as it has been a top priority to place the Company in a stronger financial position going forward.” stated Mark Backens, Interim CEO. “With the debt paid off we gain flexibility and can renew focus on the advancement of the Ana Paula feasibility study and permitting work. Initial funding for this work will be provided by the cash flow generated from the San Francisco Mine. We would like to extend our appreciation to both Sprott and our largest shareholder Goldcorp for their support.”
On a related note, Timmins has provided Candelaria Mining Inc. (“Candelaria”) an extension to the closing of the Caballo Blanco transaction from June 24, 2016 to July 7, 2016. As a part of this extension agreement, Candelaria has increased its non-refundable deposit by US$3.5 million for a total of US$7.0 million, which has been received as at June 13, 2016, with the next payment of US$3.0 million due on closing. All other terms of the transaction including the final payment of US$2.5 million, due on the earlier of receipt of permits for the project and one year from closing, and the assumption by Candelaria of the US$5.0 million contingent obligation to Goldgroup Mining Inc. remain unchanged.
About Timmins Gold
The Company owns and operates the San Francisco open pit, heap leach gold mine in Sonora. The Company is also focusing on developing the Ana Paula gold project in the Guerrero Gold Belt.
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