|By Marketwired .||
|June 12, 2014 06:41 PM EDT||
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/12/14 -- Further to the news release dated May 15, 2014, Spur Ventures Inc. ("Spur" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: SVU)(OTCBB: SPVEF) is pleased to provide an update on the status of the previously announced transaction (the "Transaction") with Atlantic Gold NL ("Atlantic").
The Transaction continues to progress as expected with Atlantic intending to hold the requisite shareholder meetings by the end of July 2014 and to seek court approval in early August 2014. The Scheme is expected to be implemented before the end of August 2014. A draft of the scheme booklet and ancillary documentation has been submitted to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ("ASIC") for review and comment and the final document is expected to be despatched to Atlantic shareholders before the end of the month.
In addition, Spur and Atlantic have agreed in principle to an increase the previously announced C$1 million Loan Facility to C$1.8 million.
Further updates on the Transaction will be provided in due course.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
John Morgan, President and Chief Executive Officer
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
This release contains certain "forward-looking statements" and certain "forward-looking information" as defined under applicable Canadian and U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements and information can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe", "continue", "plans" or similar terminology. Forward-looking statements and information are not historical facts, are made as of the date of this press release, and include, but are not limited to, statements regarding discussions of future plans, guidance, projections, objectives, estimates and forecasts and statements as to management's expectations with respect to, among other things, the transactions contemplated under the HOA, the Scheme, the Alternative Transaction, the share purchase program recently announced by Atlantic and otherwise in connection with the proposed Transaction, any benefits to any shareholder of either Spur or Atlantic that may result from the proposed Transaction, the listing of common shares and Spur Warrants issued under the Transaction on the ASX, and the timing and receipt of requisite regulatory, court and shareholder approvals in respect thereof. These forward looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties and actual results may vary.
Important factors that may cause actual results to vary include without limitation, certain transactions, the successful completion of the Transaction, the timing and receipt of certain approvals, changes in commodity and power prices, changes in interest and currency exchange rates, risks inherent in exploration results, timing and success, inaccurate geological and metallurgical assumptions (including with respect to the size, grade and recoverability of mineral reserves and resources), unanticipated operational difficulties (including failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate in accordance with specifications, cost escalation, unavailability of materials, equipment and third party contractors, delays in the receipt of government approvals, industrial disturbances or other job action, and unanticipated events related to health, safety and environmental matters), political risk, social unrest, and changes in general economic conditions or conditions in the financial markets. In making the forward-looking statements in this press release, Spur has applied several material assumptions, including without limitation, the assumptions that:
(1) the receipt of necessary consents and approvals and satisfaction of all conditions precedent for the completion of the Transaction in a timely manner; (2) market fundamentals will result in sustained gold demand and prices; (3) the receipt of any necessary approvals and consents in connection with the development of any new properties; (4) the availability of financing on suitable terms for the development, construction and continued operation of any mineral properties; and (5) sustained commodity prices such that any properties in or put into operation remain economically viable. Information concerning mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates also may be considered forward-looking statements, as such information constitutes a prediction of what mineralization might be found to be present if and when a project is actually developed. Certain of the risks and assumptions are described in more detail in the Spur's audited financial statements and MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2013 and the quarter ended March 31, 2014 on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. The actual results or performance by Spur could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, any forward-looking statements relating to those matters. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what impact they will have on the results of operations or financial condition of Spur. Except as required by law, we are under no obligation, and expressly disclaim any obligation, to update, alter or otherwise revise any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.
Spur Ventures Inc.
President and Chief Executive Officer
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