Titan Closes $40M Credit Facility From National Bank Consolidating Prior Loans
Vancouver, B.C., June 7, 2022 – Titan Mining Corporation (TSX:TI) (“Titan” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the closing of a revolving credit facility with National Bank of Canada (“National Bank”) for US$40 million (the “Credit Facility”). In addition to the Credit Facility, National Bank has provided the Company with an up to US$15 million treasury line enabling additional access to funds for future zinc contract commitments.
Titan will use the proceeds to consolidate previous loans held with Augusta Investments Inc. (“Augusta Investments”) and the Bank of Nova Scotia. Executive Chairman, Richard Warke will guarantee the National Bank credit facility through Augusta Investments and its related entity for an annual rate of 1.125%.
Don Taylor, President and CEO, commented, “We are pleased to have closed the credit facility with National Bank. Overall, it will simplify our credit structure and lower our cost of debt. Another major advantage with the facility is our ability to conduct forward sales of our concentrates without using our capital as down payment, as was previously required. The forward sales are a necessary tool to help protect the Company from fluctuations in the zinc price. I trust this will be the beginning of a long and mutually beneficial relationship with National Bank and the quality team they bring to the industry.”
The Credit Facility will bear interest at SOFR plus 2.25% or National Bank’s base rate plus 1.25% a standby fee of 0.5625% and have an 18-month maturity with an annual extension option.
About Titan Mining Corporation
Titan is an Augusta Group company which produces zinc concentrate at its 100%-owned Empire State Mine located in New York state. Titan is built for growth, focused on value and committed to excellence. For more information on the Company, please visit our website at www.titanminingcorp.com.
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