TORONTO, ON --(Marketwired - November 09, 2015) - Ivernia Inc. ("Ivernia" or the "Company") (TSX: IVW) today announced that it is on track to close the previously announced acquisition of all the shares of Geo Zone Exploration Limited and the conversion of approximately C$12.464 million of debt owed to Enirgi Group Corporation (collectively, the "Transaction") on November 13, 2015.
At the special meeting of Ivernia shareholders (the "Meeting") held on October 28, 2015, shareholders showed overwhelming support and voted over 99% in favor of all matters, which included approving the Transaction, changing the Company's name to LEADFX INC. and consolidating the Company's issued and outstanding common shares. Geo Zone shareholders previously voted unanimously in favor of Geo Zone being acquired by Ivernia at a special meeting held on October 8, 2015.
The Ivernia share consolidation -- in a ratio of 75:1 -- and name change are expected to be made effective in the week following the closing of the Transaction, subject to final regulatory approvals. A further announcement will be made in connection with the timing of these changes.
The creation of LEADFX is a first step in moving the Company away from a single-commodity, single-asset mining company with no current revenues to a multi-asset company with a broader lead-silver mineral focus by adding properties located in Utah and Alaska, USA. The portfolio also includes patented and unpatented mining claims that hold prospective base and precious metal deposits (lead, silver, zinc, copper and gold). Opportunities exist for additional revenue streams by way of prospective mining or quarrying of industrial minerals. "We are pleased that our shareholders have demonstrated such strong support to this initial step as we create a new lead and silver resource company that will be known as LEADFX Inc," said Wayne Richardson, President and CEO. "The creation of LEADFX will provide new and exciting opportunities for the business and supports our strategic initiative to build a strong, multi-asset company that can deliver value for our shareholders. We look forward to executing on value creation opportunities in the near future."
A detailed summary of voting results from the Meeting has been made available at www.sedar.com. The webcast of the Meeting and corporate presentation presented at the Meeting are available on the Company's website at www.ivernia.com. The merger agreement, debt conversion, name change and consolidation are all detailed in the management information circular for the Meeting that has been made available at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.ivernia.com.
Ivernia is an international lead metal mining company and the owner of the Paroo Station Mine, located in Western Australia. Ivernia trades under the symbol "IVW" on the TSX. Ivernia and the Paroo Station Mine operate under a management services arrangement with Enirgi Group, Ivernia's majority shareholder.
Additional information on Ivernia is available on the Company's website at www.ivernia.com and under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Certain statements contained in this news release are "forward-looking statement" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws that are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. This forward-looking information includes but is not limited to statements and information concerning: the Transaction; the potential benefits of the Transaction; the likelihood of the Transaction being completed; statements relating to the business and future activities of, and developments related to, Ivernia and Geo Zone after the date of this news release and before and after the completion of the Transaction and to and of Ivernia after the closing of the Transaction, including the development of lead and silver assets; final Toronto Stock Exchange approval of the Transactionthe Company's intention to complete the name change; the Company's intention to complete the share consolidation; the market position and future financial or operating performance of Ivernia; and the ability of the Company to make additional acquisitions of mineral properties or develop silver assets.
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Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information prove incorrect, actual results, performance or achievement may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information contained in this news release. These risk factors should be carefully considered and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information, which is current only as of the date of this news release. All subsequent forward-looking information attributable to Ivernia or Geo Zone herein is expressly qualified in its entirety by the cautionary statements contained in or referred to herein. Ivernia and Geo Zone do not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to this forward-looking information to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date of this news release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws. Additional factors and considerations are discussed in the annual information form dated March 10, 2015, management information circular September 14, 2015 and elsewhere in other documents filed from time to time by Ivernia with Canadian securities regulatory authorities.
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