Sandstorm and Novadx Announce the Completed Acquisition of Additional
Rex Coal and Related Assets in Tennessee
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/02/13 -- Sandstorm
Metals & Energy Ltd. ("Sandstorm") (TSX VENTURE:SND) together with
Novadx Ventures Corp. ("Novadx") announce the completed acquisition
(previously announced by Novadx on October 16, 2012) of Mine 12, the
Turley Rail Load-Out, and the Smokey Junction Preparation Plant (the
"Acquisition") located in Campbell and Scott Counties, Tennessee (the
"Tennessee Properties"). The Tennessee Properties were acquired from
Premium Coal Company, National Coal, LLC and Jacksboro Coal Company,
LLC, for an aggregate purchase price of US$8.5 million (the "Purchase
The Acquisition was completed through a newly incorporated company
("US Inc.") which will be initially owned by Sandstorm and by Novadx,
based on their relative contribution to the Purchase Price. Novadx
will have full control over management and operation of US Inc. and
has a one-year option (the "Option Period") to acquire Sandstorm's
interest in US Inc. at cost. Novadx will be responsible for the costs
of any operations until the expiry of the Option Period. The Purchase
Price was paid through a cash payment of US$3,000,000 contributed by
Sandstorm, US$2,000,000 payable through the issuance of 4,377,675
common shares of Sandstorm and a short term promissory note issued by
US Inc. in the amount of US$3,500,000 (the "Note"). The Note will be
payable by US Inc. but may be paid through the issuance of Sandstorm
common shares, at the option of Sandstorm.
Mine 12 is contiguous with Novadx's existing Rex coal reserves and
will provide a second mine entry into the high quality coal seam and
potentially add to the reserves and resources and extend the mine
life. In addition, the Smokey Junction Preparation Plant should
facilitate a more rapid start-up of mining operations at the Rex No.
1 mine and the Turley Rail Load-Out facility brings improved market
access, both domestic and export. The Acquisition of the Tennessee
Properties significantly improves Novadx's asset package and
marketability and puts Novadx in a more favorable position to
complete the special warrant financing previously announced on
September 21, 2012 and October 12, 20
12. The US$3,000,000 cash
commitment from Sandstorm towards the Purchase Price forms part of
Sandstorm's previously announced commitment to subscribe for up to
$5,000,000 under the Novadx special warrant financing.
ABOUT SANDSTORM METALS & ENERGY
Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd. is the world's first diversified
streaming company. Sandstorm provides upfront financing to resource
companies that are looking for capital and in return, receives a
commodity streaming agreement. This agreement gives Sandstorm the
right to purchase a percentage of the commodity produced, for the
life of the asset, at a fixed price. Sandstorm has acquired a
portfolio of seven commodity streams in copper, palladium, oil,
natural gas and coal. Sandstorm plans to grow its production base
through the acquisition of additional commodity streams.
Sandstorm Metals & Energy is focused on low cost operations with
excellent exploration potential and strong management teams.
Sandstorm has completed commodity purchase agreements with Colossus
Minerals Inc., Donner Metals Ltd., Novadx Ventures Corp., Terrex
Energy Inc., and Thunderbird Energy Corp.
For more information visit: www.sandstormmetalsandenergy.com
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discussed in the section entitled "Risks to Sandstorm" in Sandstorm's
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industry including, but not limited to, Franco-Nevada Corporation,
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Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd.
Investor Relations Contact
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