Alderon Provides Loan Update
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alderon Iron Ore Corp. (TSX: IRON) (“Alderon” or the “Company”) announces an update with respect the US$14 million loan facility (the “Loan Facility”) due to Sprott Resource Lending (“Sprott”). Sprott previously agreed to an extension of the maturity date of the Loan Facility to March 31, 2020. The Company did not repay the Loan Facility as of the maturity date. The Company’s obligations under the Loan Facility are secured against the Kami Project. As the Company has not repaid the Loan Facility, Sprott may realize on its security and the Company could lose its interest in the Kami Project. At this time, Sprott has not made a determination regarding the enforcement of its security. The Company continues to evaluate potential alternatives, including a corporate transaction or extension of the Loan Facility. There is no certainty that any alternative will be realized or that Sprott will be prepared to extend the terms of the Loan Facility. The Company will provide additional updates on this matter via press release when available.About Alderon Iron Ore Corp.For more information on Alderon, please visit our website at www.alderonironore.com.ALDERON IRON ORE CORP.
On behalf of the Board
President & CEO, DirectorFor further information please call:
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firstname.lastname@example.orgCautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking InformationThis press release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act and Canadian securities laws concerning anticipated developments and events that may occur in the future. Forward-looking information contained in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to (i) the renegotiation of the Loan Facility or availability of alternatives; and (ii) the potential loss of the Kami Project to Sprott.In certain cases, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved” suggesting future outcomes, or other expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, intentions or statements about future events or performance. Forward-looking information contained in this press release is based on certain factors and assumptions regarding, among other things, receipt of governmental and other approvals, the impact of COVID-19 on global economic conditions, the estimation of Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves, the realization of resource estimates, iron ore and other metal prices, the timing and amount of future development expenditures, the estimation of initial and sustaining capital requirements, the estimation of labour and operating costs, the availability of necessary financing and materials to continue to explore and develop the Kami Project in the short and long-term, the progress of exploration and development activities, the ability of the Company to use the multi-user terminal facility at the Port of Sept-Îles, the receipt of necessary regulatory approvals, the estimation of insurance coverage, assumptions with respect to currency fluctuations and exchange rates, environmental risks, title disputes or claims, and other similar matters. While the Company considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect.Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors include risks inherent in the exploration and development of mineral deposits, including risks relating to changes in project parameters as plans continue to be redefined including the possibility that mining operations may not commence at the Kami Project, risks relating to variations in Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves, grade or recovery rates resulting from current exploration and development activities, risks relating to the ability to access rail transportation, sources of power and port facilities, risks relating to changes in iron ore prices and the worldwide demand for and supply of iron ore and related products, risks related to increased competition in the market for iron ore and related products and in the mining industry generally, risks related to current global financial conditions, the risks of COVID-19 causing a material adverse effect on global economic conditions, uncertainties inherent in the estimation of Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves, access and supply risks, reliance on key personnel, operational risks inherent in the conduct of mining activities, including the risk of accidents, labour disputes, increases in capital and operating costs and the risk of delays or increased costs that might be encountered during the development process, regulatory risks, including risks relating to the acquisition of the necessary licences and permits, financing, capitalization and liquidity risks, including the risk that the financing necessary to fund the exploration and development activities at the Kami Project may not be available on satisfactory terms, or at all; risks related to disputes concerning property titles and interest, risks related to disputes with Indigenous governments and organizations, risks related to insufficient capacity being available for the Company to access the multi-user terminal facility at the Port of Sept-Îles, risks related to a default under the Loan Facility, environmental risks and the additional risks identified in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form for the most recently completed financial year, or other reports and filings with applicable Canadian securities regulators. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The forward-looking information is made as of the date of this press release. Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information.