Oct 31, 2013
Merrex Gold $1,500,000 Share Exchange Agreement
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA -- (October 31, 2013) - Greg Isenor, President and CEO of Merrex Gold Inc. ("Merrex") (TSX Venture: MXI) announces:
$1,500,000 Share Exchange Agreement with Global Resources Investments
Merrex has entered into a C$1,500,000 arm's length share exchange agreement with London-based investment group Global Resources Investments Ltd.
Global Resources Investments Ltd. was established to exploit investment opportunities in the junior mining and natural resources sectors worldwide. Its investment objective is to generate medium and long-term capital growth.
Global Resources Investments Ltd. will re-register as a public company and be constituted as an investment trust with its name changed to Global Resources Investment Trust Plc ("GRIT"). GRIT is seeking admission of its ordinary shares on the Main Market for listed securities on the London Stock Exchange. The Main Market is the London Stock Exchange's flagship market for larger, more established companies, and is the world's most international market for the trading of equity, debt and other securities with over 2,600 listed companies from 60 countries across 40 sectors, including many of the world's largest, most successful and most dynamic companies.
Pursuant to the $1,500,000 share exchange agreement Merrex will subscribe for 920,923 ordinary GRIT shares at £1.00 per ordinary GRIT share in exchange for the issuance of 30,000,000 common shares of Merrex at C$0.05 per common share. After closing of the transaction GRIT will own 19.28% of Merrex's equity shares. The Merrex common shares will be subject to a four month hold period from the date of issuance. The GRIT shares will be freely tradable on the London Stock Exchange. A finder's fee of 6% of the GRIT shares will be paid.
Conditional approval of the share exchange agreement has been received from the TSX Venture Exchange. Closing of the share exchange is subject a number of conditions precedent including final regulatory approval and completion of GRIT's listing on the London Stock Exchange.
About the Siribaya Gold Project
The Siribaya Gold Project is a 50/50 joint Merrex-IAMGOLD advanced-stage gold exploration project in West Mali comprised of approximately 910 square kilometres of gold-prolific exploration permits and permit applications pending. Exploration of the Siribaya Gold Project is conducted under a joint management committee. Expenditures to date on the Siribaya Project total approximately $37 million.
The Siribaya Gold Project presently hosts a NI 43-101 compliant gold resource estimated at 303,900 ounces grading 2.34 g/t Indicated, and 301,400 ounces grading 2.17 g/t Inferred (July 31, 2012 ACA Howe International Limited, commissioned by Merrex); the deposit areas are open to the north, south and at depth. Numerous other gold-anomalous target areas have been identified by geochemistry and require drilling.
Gregory P. Isenor, P. Geo., is the Qualified Person as defined under NI 43-101 who has reviewed and is responsible for the technical information presented in this news release.
Merrex is primarily a West African focused gold exploration company with experienced management, a solid exploration team, a prominent gold-producer as a partner and an expanding gold resource ... a winning combination.
For further details about the Company's exploration activities or to view the most recent corporate presentation visit Merrex's website at www.merrexgold.com.
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On Behalf of the Board
Gregory Isenor, P.Geo.
President & CEO
Merrex Gold Inc.
1550 Bedford Highway
Suite 802, Sun Tower
Bedford, NS B4A 1E6
Tel.: (902) 832-5555
Fax: (902) 832-2223
This press release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future exploration drilling, exploration activities and events or developments that the Company expects, are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions.
Neither the 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.,
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