GeoMegA Announces a $1.5 Million Bridge Loan by SIDEX
For immediate distribution
MONTREAL, March 16, 2012 – Geomega Resources Inc. (TSX.V: GMA) (“GéoMégA” or the “Company”) announces the grant of a $1,500,000 loan by SIDEX, Limited Partnership (« SIDEX« ).
The loan is secured by an hypothec on the universality of GéoMégA’s receivable from Revenu Québec tax credits for the fiscal years ended in 2011 and 2012 from Revenu Québec and related to mineral exploration. The loan must be repaid on the earlier of December 31, 2013 or upon the receipt of said tax credits. The loan bears interest at an annual rate of 8%. The proceeds of the loan will be allocated to general and administrative purposes.
In connection with the loan, GéoMégA issued 400,000 non-transferable common share purchase warrants entitling SIDEX to subscribe 400,000 common shares of GéoMégA (each a « Common Share« ) at a price of $1.25 per share for a period of 12 months.
Each Common Share will be subject to the required hold period of four months plus on day from the closing in accordance with applicable securities legislation.
About GéoMégA (ressourcesgeomega.ca)
GéoMégA, which owns 100% of the Montviel Rare Earths/Niobium project, is a Québec mineral exploration company focused on finding economically viable deposits of Minor Metals in Québec. GéoMégA is committed to meeting Canadian mining industry standards and distinguishing itself with its expertise, know-how and its support and respect for local communities and the environment.
29,274,113 common shares of GéoMégA are currently issued and outstanding.
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/s/ « Simon Britt »
Chief Executive Officer
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President and CEO
Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding our intentions and plans. The forward-looking statements that are contained in this news release are based on various assumptions and estimates by the Company and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. As a consequence, actual results may differ materially from results forecast or suggested in these forward-looking statements and readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. We caution you that such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, as discussed in the Company’s filings with Canadian securities agencies. Various factors may prevent or delay our plans, including but not limited to, contractor availability and performance, weather, access, mineral prices, success and failure of the exploration and development carried out at various stages of the program, and general business, economic, competitive, political and social conditions. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward- looking statements, except as required by applicable securities laws.