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POTASH: Western Potash gets $80M infusion for Milestone project

SASKATCHEWAN – Following the completion of a positive scoping study for its Milestone solution potash project 30 km east of Regina, Western Potash Corp. of Vancouver says its has received an $80-million equity investment by Beijing Tairui...



SASKATCHEWAN – Following the completion of a positive scoping study for its Milestone solution potash project 30 km east of Regina, Western Potash Corp. of Vancouver says its has received an $80-million equity investment by Beijing Tairui Innovation Capital Management.

The Chinese company has agreed to purchase approximately 249.0 million shares of Western at a price of $0.313 per share. The price represents a 46% premium over the company’s volume weighted average price on the TSX for the 30 trading days ended July 3, 2015. The deal gives Tairui a 51% interest in Western Potash and the right to nominate four directors to the Western board.

The Milestone scoping study examined a selective solution mining scenario. After taxes and royalties, the project has a net present value of $56.7 million with an internal rate of return of 25.2%, at a 10% discount. Capital expenditures are estimated at $80.6 million. The mine would have a life of 12 years.

Additional information is available at WesternPotash.com.


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1 Comment » for POTASH: Western Potash gets $80M infusion for Milestone project
  1. Mervin Smith says:

    Does that mean that the Chinese will come and build it to?

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