VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Encanto Potash Corp. (“Encanto” or the “Company”) the TSX-V listed Potash development; Mining and Operating company (TSX-V: EPO) is pleased to announce that it has secured a commitment for a CAD $100 million funding facility. Under the funding agreement signed 15th September, 2017 (the “Agreement”), GEM Investments America, LLC and GEM Global Yield LLC SCS undertake to invest up to CAD $100,000,000 over the next three years.
The proceeds will be used to commence the engineering and design phase of the mine in anticipation of a shovel-ready construction date of September 2019. Under a joint venture agreement with Muskowekwan Resources Ltd and Chief Reginald Bellerose of the First Nation’s Muskowekwan tribe, Encanto has secured the mineral rights for the mine and completed preliminary studies. In the interim, proceeds will also be used for the procurement and supply of 3rd party potash under the terms of a 20-year, 5 million metric tons a year potash off-take agreement executed on December 30th, 2016, with the National Federation of Farmers’ Procurement, Processing, and Retailing Cooperatives of India Ltd., (“NACOF”) registered under the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India.
Stavros Daskos, Chief Executive Officer of Encanto Potash, said, “This commitment secures funding for Encanto’s mining and supply plan over the next three years. We will continue working closely with our land partners at Muskowekwan Resources Ltd to ensure First Nation’s involvement in the project. GEM’s commitment validates our strategy to seek long-term strategic partners.”