Comstock Announces Shares for Debt Transactions
Vancouver, BC – June 30, 2016 - Comstock Metals Ltd. (TSX-V: CSL) (“Comstock” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into certain shares for debt arrangements, pursuant to which it will issue an aggregate of 363,064 common shares in satisfaction of Cdn$57,612.91 of indebtedness. Of this indebtedness $50,000 is owing to the optionor of the Company's QV Property for the 2015 and 2016 advance royalty payments. The deemed issue price of the common shares for $25,000 of this indebtedness is $0.125 per share, based on a prior agreement between the parties, and $0.20 per share for the second $25,000. The remaining $7,612.91 is for past wages payable to a former officer of the Company and is to be settled at $0.20 per share.
The Company is satisfying the foregoing indebtedness with common shares in part due to prior agreements to do so, and, in order to preserve its cash for use on its properties and for working capital. The shares will be issued upon acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange. The shares issued at a deemed price of $0.20 are based on the discounted June 29, 2016 closing price on the TSXV Exchange. The common shares issued in satisfaction of the indebtedness will be subject to a four month hold period from the date of issuance.
About Comstock Metals Ltd.
Comstock Metals Ltd. is a mineral exploration company. Its flagship 16,335 hectare QV Property is located in the White Gold district of the Yukon Territory, approximately 70 kilometres south of Dawson City and 44 kilometres northeast of the Coffee project of Kaminak Gold Corporation, which is being acquired by Goldcorp Inc. in a deal valued at C$520 million. To date, the Company has completed 3,400 metres of drilling in 17 drill holes which formed the basis for a maiden Inferred mineral resource totalling 4.4 million tonnes grading 1.65 g/t Au containing 230,000 ounces of gold at a 0.5 g/t Au cut-off (See Comstock July 8, 2014 News Release). The VG Deposit remains open in all directions and is proximal to other untested sub-parallel structures. The VG Zone has similar geology and style of mineralization to Kinross’s Golden Saddle deposit, located 11 kilometres to the south. Additional promising targets exist on the QV Project, with potential for the discovery of significant intrusion related and/or orogenic gold mineralization. The infrastructure associated with the development of the Coffee project, including upgrading and completion of the mine access road, will benefit all projects in the district, including the QV Property.
Comstock has entered into entered into a letter of intent in respect of a proposed purchase by Comstock of Select Sands' Preview SW gold project located in the La Ronge district of Saskatchewan and Select Sands' early-stage Old Cabin property in Ontario for 20 million common shares in the capital of Comstock (see May 16, 2016 News Release).
Comstock also owns early stage uranium claims in the Patterson Lake area of Saskatchewan and has recently optioned out its Corona property in Mexico (see January 28, 2016 News Release).
David A. Terry, Ph.D., P.Geo., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical disclosure in this news release.
Forward Looking Statements
This news release includes forward-looking information and statements, which may include, but are not limited to, information and statements regarding or inferring the future business, operations, financial performance, prospects, and other plans, intentions, expectations, estimates, and beliefs of the Company. Such statements include statements regarding the anticipated approval of the shares for debt arrangement by the TSX Venture Exchange. Information and statements which are not purely historical fact are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking information and statements involve and are subject to assumptions and known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause actual events, results, performance, or achievements of the Company to be materially different from future events, results, performance, and achievements expressed or implied by forward-looking information and statements herein. Although the Company believes that any forward-looking information and statements herein are reasonable, in light of the use of assumptions and the significant risks and uncertainties inherent in such information and statements, there can be no assurance that any such forward-looking information and statements will prove to be accurate, and accordingly readers are advised to rely on their own evaluation of such risks and uncertainties and should not place undue reliance upon such forward-looking information and statements. Any forward-looking information and statements herein are made as of the date hereof, and except as required by applicable laws, the Company assumes no obligation and disclaims any intention to update or revise any forward-looking information and statements herein or to update the reasons that actual events or results could or do differ from those projected in any forward looking information and statements herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or results, or otherwise, except as required by applicable laws.
For more information about Comstock Metals Ltd., please go to www.comstock-metals.com or contact:
David A Terry, Ph.D., P.Geo.
President, CEO and Director
COMSTOCK METALS LTD.
Phone: (604) 639-4533
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this Release.