Jul 12, 2012
Woulfe signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for KRW120 Billion (US$104 million) Debt Financing with Korea's Largest Bank
July 12th, 2012 -- Vancouver, Canada -- Woulfe Mining Corp. ("Woulfe" or the "Company") (TSX-V: WOF, OTCQX: WFEMF, Frankfurt: OZ4) is pleased to announce Sangdong Project financing is moving forward with an offer from Shinhan bank, the largest commercial bank in Korea. On July 11, 2012, Woulfe and its wholly owned subsidiary, Sangdong Mining Corporation, executed a MoU with Shinhan Bank ( lodged on SEDAR) for a 12-year term loan amounting to 120 Billion Korean Won (approx. US$104 Million at the prevailing exchange rate of US$1.00 = KRW1,145) for the development of the Sangdong Tungsten/Molybdenum Project.
Summary terms of the debt facilities are:
12-year KRW110 Billion Senior Debt Facility(KRW55 Billion Tranche A at 5.80% p.a. fixed rate and KRW55 Billion Tranche B at a 3-month "AAA" Bank Bond rate, currently 3.40% p.a., plus 2.30% p.a.) and
5-year KRW10 Billion Working Capital Credit Facility at a 3-month CD currently 3.54% p.a., plus 2.50% p.a.
Brian Wesson, CEO of Woulfe stated: "The terms offered by Shinhan bank are very competitive at less than 6.0% p.a. inclusive of all costs. The KRW120 Billion debt financing will complement the $70 Million equity (US$35 million for Sangdong and US$35 million for APT refinery) put in place through the strategic deal signed earlier this year. The debt and equity at a subsidiary level will be adequate to develop the Sangdong Project through to production. Additionally, this competitive financing will contribute substantially to the value of the project. The Tetra Tech Inc. Feasibility Report dated 23rd April 2012 assessed the Project NPV and IRR to be US$400.3 million and 46% respectively and this 6% debt will have a substantial positive impact on project NPV and IRR."
The extensive time spent by management over the past year in marketing the company and raising financing is now in its final stages, allowing Woulfe to focus on bringing the mine into production. New mine access development will begin in August 2012. Exploratory production mining is under way having produced over 2,000 tonnes of ore, stockpiled on surface. Production of tungsten metal is scheduled for 2013.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors
Woulfe Mining Corp.
Brian Wesson (FAusIMM)
President, CEO and Director
About Woulfe Mining Corp.
Woulfe is developing the Sangdong tungsten-molybdenum mine which was historically one of the largest tungsten mines in the world and one of the few long life, high grade tungsten deposits outside of China. Woulfe has assembled a highly skilled, in-country, bilingual technical team and a board of directors with an outstanding track record of success.
Woulfe Mining Corp. is a TSX-V listed company.
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