|Strathmore Minerals Corp.: Bayswater Meets Superior Competing Offer for Pine Tree-Reno Creek Properties|
Thu Jan 7, 10:53 AM
KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 7, 2010) - STRATHMORE MINERALS CORP. ("Strathmore" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE: STM.V) announces that Bayswater Uranium Corporation has notified the Company in writing of its election to meet the terms of the superior competing offer received from a foreign based corporation for its Pine Tree-Reno Creek Properties in Wyoming. The matched competing offer comprises US$ 17.5 million cash, US $2.5 million in common shares of Bayswater, to be paid on closing, and a 5% gross production royalty, which can be repurchased in whole or in part by Bayswater at any time for US $2 million (US $1 million cash and US $1 million in common shares) per 1% royalty reduction. Bayswater will be advancing an additional US $250,000 to Strathmore by January 21, 2010, as it has already met certain revised terms regarding due diligence, which was completed at an earlier date. The previously agreed terms to acquire the interest held by American Uranium Corporation remain unchanged.
Strathmore and Bayswater have agreed to a newly amended formal Purchase Agreement, subject to a revised financing by Bayswater that will meet the amended terms. Bayswater has been granted until April 6, 2010 to complete the transaction. The new agreement provides for a more streamlined transaction with substantially more upfront cash paid to Strathmore on closing.
STRATHMORE MINERALS CORP. is a Canadian based resource company specializing in the strategic acquisition, exploration and development of advanced uranium properties in the United States. Headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia, the Company also has U.S. based Development Offices in Riverton, Wyoming and Santa Fe, New Mexico. STRATHMORE MINERALS CORP. Common Shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "STM".
This news release contains "forward-looking information" that is based on Strathmore Minerals Corp.'s current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections. This forward-looking information includes, among other things, statements with respect to Strathmore's exploration and development plans, outlook and business strategy. The words "may", "would", "could", "should", "will", "likely", "expect," "anticipate," "intend", "estimate", "plan", "forecast", "project" and "believe" or other similar words and phrases are intended to identify forward-looking information.
Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Strathmore's actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such factors include, but are not limited to: uncertainties related to the historical resource estimates, the work expenditure commitments; the ability to raise sufficient capital to fund future exploration or development programs; changes in economic conditions or financial markets; changes in input prices; litigation; legislative, environmental and other judicial, regulatory, political and competitive developments; technological or operational difficulties or an inability to obtain permits required in connection with maintaining, or advancing, the Pine Tree-Reno Creek project; and labour relations matters.
This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect our forward-looking information. These and other factors should be considered carefully and readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking information. Strathmore Minerals Corp. disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
David Miller, CEO
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Strathmore Minerals Corp.