December 18, 2015, Vancouver, BC - Mundoro Capital Inc. (TSXV: MUN, www.mundoro.com) ("Mundoro" or the "Company") reports that under the Option Agreement (“Option Agreement”) between Mundoro and First Quantum Minerals (“FQM”), FQM has provided written notice it will not pursue the option to joint venture four of the Company's 100%-owned exploration licenses: Savinac, Sumrakovac, Bacevica and Osnic (the “Southern Timok Properties”) which are located at the southern end of the Timok Magmatic Complex (“TMC”) in northeastern Serbia.
Teo Dechev, CEO and President commented, “Mundoro has benefited from the FQM partnership which solely funded a 5,369 meter drilling program on our Southern Timok Properties. The drilling and geophysics work paid for by FQM has met all of Mundoro’s property commitments on the Southern Timok Properties until 2016 and identified further targets for exploration. FQM was looking for shallower style targets than those identified through the drilling program. These deeper targets were recognized by a recent consultant’s report which discussed the alteration style as indicative of a deeper Cu-Au porphyry system. Although the deeper drilling required to test these targets was not consistent with FQM’s target requirements, they do believe there is still good potential at depth. It should be noted the drilled meters (5,369) were distributed across a large land package and therefore not sufficient to test all generated drill targets. Further exploration work is required at the targets newly identified by geophysical and geochemical surveys at Savinac South, Bacevica and Sumrakovac West.”
Teo Dechev added, “As a result of having a partner fund exploration work in 2015, Mundoro has conserved its Cash which was as of the end of Q3/15 approximately C$0.14 per share. Valuable new technical data was added without drawing down on Mundoro’s Cash. Mundoro will continue its focus on establishing joint venture partnerships to fund exploration expenditures in 2016. Given current weak market conditions, we significantly cut back our corporate expenditures in 2015 and again in the budget for 2016.”
New Joint Venture Prospects
Mundoro is now able to negotiate with third parties for partnering of the Southern Timok Properties. Mundoro has been approached by third parties regarding the opportunity to joint venture the Company’s 100% owned Serbian properties. Although there are active discussions, the Company cannot provide assurance that a transaction will be concluded as a result of these discussions. The ongoing interest in the Company’s exploration properties by third parties validates the exploration potential of these projects.
The Company’s cash and cash equivalents and short term investments (“Cash”) as of Q3/15 was C$6 mln which is approximately C$0.14 per share. Throughout 2015, the Company has spent approximately C$0.01 per share per quarter. The Company is on track to conclude Q4/15 with an estimated C$0.13 per share in Cash.
The current industry conditions remain challenging for Mundoro and the junior exploration sector in general. Weak commodity prices continue to limit exploration activity in the sector. Mundoro expects weak industry conditions to continue through 2016 unless commodity prices improve. Our limited visibility into conditions in 2016 makes planning and setting budgets challenging. Our planning and budgeting for 2016 is focusing on: (i) minimum expenditures to maintain the projects in good standing while we pursue joint ventures, (ii) seeking opportunities to unlock shareholder value and (iii) minimizing corporate costs. As part of Mundoro’s goal to reduce corporate costs the Board, on December 15, 2015, approved a 30% reduction in the Chief Executive Officer salary and board fees effective January 1, 2016. The Company will continue to closely monitor market conditions and respond accordingly.
On behalf of the Company,
Teo Dechev, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
About Mundoro Capital Inc.
Mundoro is a Canadian based public company which is focused on generating value for its shareholders through utilizing the collective expertise of our management, technical team and directors to invest in mineral projects that have the potential to generate future returns to shareholders.
For further information please contact:
Teo Dechev, CEO, President and Director of Mundoro Capital Inc. at +1-604-669-8055
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