|By Marketwired .||
|June 20, 2014 02:00 PM EDT||
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/20/14 -- Benton Capital Corp. (TSXV: BTC) ("Benton" or the "Company") is pleased to provide a further update to its June 11, 2014 news release wherein it announced that it had signed an engagement agreement with Jacob Securities Inc. ("JSI") to arrange, on a best efforts basis, a financing of up to $5 million to be completed on or before August 15, 2014 (the "Financing") related to the Company's binding letter of intent ("LOI") to acquire a 100% interest in Folium Life Science Inc. ("Folium"), a private medical marijuana company, with its head office located in Abbotsford, British Columbia (the "Transaction").
The Financing shall be completed at a minimum price of $0.25 per unit subsequent to a 2:1 consolidation of Benton's shares (the "Consolidation"), each unit consisting of one common share and one half of a share purchase warrant exercisable at $0.50 for 24 months. In addition, the terms were amended to include a clause that increases the unit to include an additional one half of a share purchase warrant if the Ready to Build approval is not received from Health Canada by Folium by August 31, 2014. Warrant exercise price and expiry terms remain unchanged. The proceeds from the financing will be held in trust until the closing of the Transaction. The offering terms were also amended to reflect that if the conditions precedent to closing the Transaction are not met by November 15, 2014, then the gross proceeds of the Financing held in escrow, together with any accrued interest, will be returned to the original subscribers.
As contemplated in the LOI, Benton has now entered into a formal share exchange agreement to give effect to the Transaction. Pursuant to the terms of the share exchange agreement which supersedes the LOI (the "Share Exchange Agreement"), Benton will acquire all of the shares of Folium from the Folium shareholders in exchange for 13.5 million common shares of Benton post Consolidation resulting in Folium becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Benton. Benton anticipates that it will commence trading on the CSE in mid-July 2014.
The closing of the Transaction is subject to obtaining all applicable regulatory and shareholder approvals.
About Jacob Securities Inc.
Jacob Securities Inc. is an independent full-service investment bank providing underwriting and financial advisory services to companies in the renewable power, infrastructure, energy and mining sectors. The firm, which is headquartered in Toronto, primarily services small and mid-cap issuers in North America and around the world.
About Folium Life Science Inc.:
Folium Life Science Inc. is a private company incorporated under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia), which is in the business of creating a facility for the production and distribution of medical marijuana with the intention of ultimately becoming a Licensed Commercial Producer pursuant to the Health Canada's Marihuana for Medical Purpose Regulations (MMPR). Folium's head office is located in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Folium has planned and negotiated for a medical marijuana production and distribution facility outside of Victoria, BC. Folium's application to be issued a "Ready to Build" letter entitling it to build a production facility for the growing of medical marijuana, under Health Canada's Marihuana for Medical Purpose Regulations (MMPR) is currently under final review by Health Canada.
About Benton Capital Corp.:
The Company currently has approximately $1.5 million in cash. In addition to the cash, the Company holds 61,000,000 shares (approximately 38%) of Coro Mining Corp. ("Coro"). The Company also holds 1,566,623 warrants of Coro exercisable at $0.15 until December 20, 2016. In addition, Benton holds no debt and has a very low burn rate.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Benton Capital Corp,
Stephen Stares, President and CEO
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The information contained herein contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Forward-looking statements relate to information that is based on assumptions of management, forecasts of future results, and estimates of amounts not yet determinable. Any statements that express predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be "forward-looking statements."
Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: risks related to failure to obtain adequate financing on a timely basis and on acceptable terms; risks related to the outcome of legal proceedings; political and regulatory risks associated with mining and exploration; risks related to the maintenance of stock exchange listings; risks related to environmental regulation and liability; the potential for delays in exploration or development activities or the completion of feasibility studies; the uncertainty of profitability; risks and uncertainties relating to the interpretation of drill results, the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits; risks related to the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses; results of prefeasibility and feasibility studies, and the possibility that future exploration, development or mining results will not be consistent with the Company's expectations; risks related to gold price and other commodity price fluctuations; and other risks and uncertainties related to the Company's prospects, properties and business detailed elsewhere in the Company's disclosure record. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements. These forward looking statements are made as of the date hereof and the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. Actual events or results could differ materially from the Company's expectations or projections.
Benton Capital Corp.
(807) 475-7200 (FAX)
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