China Investment Corporation finances US$500 million convertible debenture to SouthGobi Energy Resources

According to the Press Release, “Alexander Molyneux, President and CEO of SouthGobi Energy Resources Ltd., announced today that SouthGobi will accelerate the development of its Mongolian coal projects through its wholly-owned Mongolian operating subsidiary, Southgobi sands LLC. SouthGobi’s Mongolian investment program during the next three to five years is planned to include:

  • Expansion of the Ovoot Tolgoi Mine.
  • Development of the Soumber deposit.
  • Development of regional transportation infrastructure.
  • Construction of a coal washing facility.
  • Creation of approximately 300 new jobs.
  • Mr. Molyneux said financing for the investment program has been secured from a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Investment Corporation (”CIC”), which will provide US$500 million in the form of a secured, convertible debenture bearing interest at 8.0%.

    ‘Our continued exploration successes have significantly expanded our coal resources in Mongolia’s South Gobi – and now we are in a position to develop our company into a prominent regional producer and exporter,’ Mr. Molyneux added.

    ‘We recently announced our Measured and Indicated coal resource base, compliant with the Canadian NI 43-101 reporting standard, has increased from 221.2 million tonnes to 307.6 million tonnes, a jump of 39%. We also announced the initial resource at Soumber, an entirely new coal deposit in the South Gobi, and there is significant potential for other discoveries.'”

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