Goldgroup and Oroco Agree to Extension of the Closing Date for the Cerro Prieto Acquisition
Vancouver, British Columbia (July 16, 2013) - Goldgroup Mining Inc. ("Goldgroup" or the "Company") (TSX:GGA, OTC:GGAZF, BMV SIX:GGAN.MX) announced today that they have extended the closing of the acquisition of the Cerro Prieto Project (the "Cerro Prieto Project") from Oroco Resource Corp. ("Oroco") to August 15, 2013.
Goldgroup has agreed to reimburse Oroco for all interim fees, expenses and liabilities incurred from June 28, 2013 by Minas de Oroco S.A. de C.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oroco and the holder of the Cerro Prieto Project, and all interest charges accruing from June 28, 2013 in regards to the Oroco debentures issued by Oroco on May 21, 2012. Goldgroup has also paid to Oroco a US$100,000 deposit against the initial payment of US$4,500,000 due by Goldgroup to Oroco upon closing of the sale of the Cerro Prieto Project. Goldgroup and Oroco remain committed to the Cerro Prieto deal and look forward to closing the transaction in a timely manner.
Goldgroup is also pleased to announce that it signed a term sheet for CDN$4 million of senior secured loan facility (the "Loan Facility"). The closing of the Loan Facility is subject to certain conditions, including but not limited to the satisfactory completion of due diligence by the lenders. The parties intend to close the Loan Facility on or about August 9, 2013. The proceeds from the Loan Facility will be applied to the closing of the Oroco transaction. Under the Loan Facility, Goldgroup will pay 15% interest annually, with nine equal principal and interest repayment installments, commencing April 30, 2014 and ending December 31, 2014. The Loan Facility can be repaid at any time without prepayment penalty. The Loan Facility will be secured by a first priority lien on all assets of the Company.
Goldgroup is a Canadian-based gold production, development, and exploration Company with significant upside in a portfolio of projects in Mexico, including its flagship 100%-owned advanced stage gold development project Caballo Blanco in the state of Veracruz, and a 50% interest in DynaResource de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., which owns 100% of the high-grade gold exploration project, San José de Gracia located in the state of Sinaloa. The Company also operates its 100%-owned Cerro Colorado gold mine in the state of Sonora.
Goldgroup is led by a team of highly successful and seasoned individuals with extensive expertise in mine development, corporate finance, and exploration in Mexico. Goldgroup's mission is to increase gold production, mineral resources, profitability and cash flow, building a leading gold producer in Mexico.
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On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Mr. Keith Piggott, Chairman, President, CEO & Director
Travis McPherson, Manager of Investor Relations
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