CST: 25/10/2016 12:19:58   

Sanatana Completes Sale of Watershed Property

229 Days ago

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Mar 9, 2016) - Sanatana Resources Inc. ("Sanatana" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:STA) has closed the previously announced sale transaction pursuant to which Trelawney Augen Acquisition Corp. ("TAAC") acquired Sanatana's 50% interest in the Watershed Property along with all of Sanatana's related information/data and drill core.

Peter Miles, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sanatana stated: "We thank our valued shareholders who voted at the special meeting held earlier this month for overwhelming support for the transaction. The transaction provides significant cash consideration to Sanatana and an opportunity for Sanatana's shareholders to preserve value and maintain exposure to the Watershed Property via the net smelter returns royalty and contingent future payments. This transaction is expected to provide us with the necessary capital required to restructure our operations and leave a cash reserve of more than $1 million to deploy towards another project. In light of low commodity prices and extremely difficult capital markets for junior miners, Sanatana also continues to review its strategic opportunities."

Major Terms of the Transaction

The aggregate purchase price payable by TAAC to Sanatana for the Watershed Property (and all of Sanatana's related information/data and drill core) was:

  • $200,000 paid on execution of the definitive asset purchase agreement, voting support agreements by Sanatana's directors and officers, and an agreement with respect to surface access in favour of TAAC;
  • a further $1,800,000 paid upon closing; and
  • the return of 6,987,239 common shares of Sanatana held by TAAC and its affiliates.

Post Closing Contingent Payments

  • TAAC or its permitted assignee will pay Sanatana a further $1,500,000 upon a decision to put all or a part of the Watershed Property into commercial production;
  • TAAC or its permitted assignee will pay Sanatana a further $1,500,000 upon commencement of commercial production of all or a part of the Watershed Property; and
  • TAAC will grant Sanatana a 1% net smelter returns royalty ("NSR") on the Watershed Property subject to a buy-out right to TAAC at any time of 0.5% of the NSR for a further cash payment to Sanatana of $2,000,000. TAAC also has a right of first refusal on any sale of the NSR.

Full details of the transaction are set out in Sanatana's management information circular dated February 1, 2016 (the "Information Circular"). A copy of the Information Circular and other meeting materials can be found under Sanatana's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

About the Company

Sanatana Resources Inc. is a mineral exploration and development company. With an experienced management team and board of directors, the Company has the ability required to identify, develop and fund economic mineral properties. Sanatana is based in Vancouver and is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX VENTURE:STA).


Peter Miles, President and Chief Executive Officer

Cautionary Statement Regarding "Forward-Looking" Information

Some of the statements contained in this news release are forward-looking statements and information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements and information can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "intends", "is expected", "potential", "suggests" or variations of such words or phrases, or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "should", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements and information are not historical facts and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties beyond Sanatana's control. Actual results and developments are likely to differ, and may differ materially, from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements, except as may be required by law.

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Sanatana Resources Inc.
Mr. Peter Miles
President and Chief Executive Officer
(604) 408-6680