Sprott Resource Lending Corp. Updates Loan Pipeline and African Minerals Limited Mandate
NOV 12, 2010 - 06:33 ET
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2010) -
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Sprott Resource Lending Corp. (TSX:SIL)(NYSE Amex:SILU) (the "Corporation" or "Sprott Resource Lending") announced today it has signed loan mandates which could provide new loans totaling up to $71 million. All of the loan mandates are subject to completion of due diligence, definitive agreements and internal approvals.
Peter Grosskopf, President and CEO, stated, "As we mentioned in the discussion of our third quarter results last Friday, November 5, 2010, we are pleased with the opportunities that are being presented to the Corporation and it is likely much of the loan pipeline would close by the end of the year. We are encouraged with our latest mandate, which was publicly announced this morning by African Minerals Limited, where Sprott Resource Lending, through Sprott Resource Lending Partnership, and Dundee Resources Limited have been appointed lead arranger for African Minerals Limited, to arrange a two year, secured, high yield loan facility of up to $500 million and arrange for the first $100 million of the loan facility. The Sprott Resource Lending portion of this loan facility would be up to $25 million."
About Sprott Resource Lending Corp.
Sprott Resource Lending specializes in bridge and mezzanine lending to precious and base metal mining, exploration and development companies and oil and gas companies on a global basis. Headquartered in Toronto, the Corporation seeks to generate income from lending activities as well as the upside potential of bonus arrangements with borrowers generally tied to the underlying property or shares of the borrower.
Sprott Resource Lending (www.sprottlending.com) was founded by Quest Capital Corp. and Sprott Lending Consulting Limited Partnership. Sprott Lending Consulting LP is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sprott Inc., the parent of Sprott Asset Management LP (www.sprott.com), a leading Canadian independent money manager.
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About Dundee Resources
Dundee Resources is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dundee Corporation (TSX:DC.A) and carries out Dundee Corporation's resource investments and initiatives.
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Sprott Resource Lending Corp.
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Dundee Resources Limited
President and Chief Executive Officer