Montreal, Canada – January 28, 2014 Algold Resources Ltd. (TSXV:ALG) (the “Corporation” or “Algold”), formerly Kanosak Capital Venture Corporation, announces that it has completed the acquisition of the mining properties, previously disclosed, in Burkina Faso, Africa.
As disclosed on April 3, 2013, Algold entered into a definitive share purchase agreement (the “Agreement“) to acquire 100% of LMZ GOLD Burkina SARL (“LMZ”) a subsidiary of Pan African Oil Ltd. (“Pan African”), a publicly-listed company on the TSX Venture Exchange. Under the terms of the Agreement, Algold has acquired all of the shares of LMZ, resulting in Algold indirectly owning 100% of the exploration and mining rights for the three LMZ properties in Burkina Faso, known as the Gabou, Dianvour and Ouaraba properties (the “Properties”). A subsequent press release on May 24, 2013 provided additional technical and other information regarding the Properties.
As consideration for the Properties, Algold has issued 2,000,000 common shares. Under the Agreement, the Corporation has agreed to issue a second tranche of 3,000,000 common shares upon the release of a mineral resource estimate of at least 1,000,000 ounces of gold on the Properties and a third tranche of 3,000,000 common shares upon the preparation of a bankable feasibility study on the Properties, for a total potential payment of 8,000,000 common shares. Algold has also paid Pan African $30,000 in cash.
Separately, as part of the transaction with First Uranium Corporation (“FIU”), Algold announces the replacement of 2 Directors, Jean-Francois Lalonde and Francois Auclair. Algold’s directors have appointed 2 former directors of FIU, Mary Batoff and John Hick to the board. Ms. Batoff will join the Corporation’s audit committee and Mr. Hick its compensation committee. Mr. Hick, amongst other functions, was CEO of Rio Narcea from 2004-2007 and lead the development of the Tasiast Mines in Mauritania. Ms. Batoff acted as legal counsel and secretary for various publicly traded companies in the mining and exploration sector.
Mr. Auclair will remain President & Chief Executive Officer of Algold. “We thank Mr. Lalonde for his contribution to Algold’s development and wish him well in his future endeavours”. We look forward to continuing to work with Mr. Auclair in his ongoing role with the Corporation,” said Chairman of the Board Benoit La Salle.
The Corporation has also increased the number of options available under its stock option plan to 3,460,067, representing 10% of the total number of outstanding shares, while issuing 150,000 options to each of Ms. Batoff and Mr. Hick. These options exercisable at a price of $0.20, vest immediately and expire in 10 years. This increase remains subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.
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Algold Resources Ltd is focused on the exploration and development of gold deposits in West Africa. The board of directors and management team are seasoned resource industry professionals with extensive experience in the exploration and development of world-class gold projects in Africa.
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