Marcel Robillard reports
PUMA EXPLORATION PROVIDES CORPORATE UPDATE
Puma Exploration Inc. has provided an update on corporate matters, including the outcome of the extraordinary meeting of shareholders, the appointment of a new director, the grant of options and the execution of another property acquisition.
Extraordinary meeting of shareholders
The reduction of the stated capital of the company's common shares submitted to shareholders for approval as set out in Puma Exploration Inc.'s circular dated January, 2022, was approved at the extraordinary meeting of shareholders held virtually on March 9, 2022.
Nomination of Jacques Dion to Puma's board of directors
Mr. Dion has been appointed to Puma's board of directors, effective immediately. Mr. Dion has more than 30 years of experience in environmental assessment, the management and transportation of hazardous materials, as well as emergency spill response planning. Following the Lac-Megantic rail disaster, he was project director for recovering and treating petroleum-hydrocarbon-impacted water. He was involved in four major northern military site cleanup projects: Resolution Island, Fox-C, Cape Christian and Cape Dyer. Mr. Dion also designed a solid waste management plan for the City of Iqaluit. He is a board member and founder of Avataani Environmental Services with a local Nunavik partner. He also acted as vice-president and board member for 14 years with Qikiqtaaluk Environmental Services, an Inuit firm located in Iqaluit.
"We're delighted to have Jacques join our board.
ESG [environmental, social and governance] is woven into the fabric at Puma, and Jacques's experience will be very beneficial
as we continue to grow our Williams Brook gold project. With the addition of Jacques to the board, our team has a demonstrated record of success in exploration, environmental assessments and mine start-ups. Puma is becoming a major player in the emerging New Brunswick gold space; we're assembling the know-how to ensure its continued success," commented Marcel Robillard, Puma's president and chief executive officer.
Additional property acquisition
Puma has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Ferguson Brook mineral claims from Slam Exploration Inc. The Ferguson Brook mineral claims comprise 42 claim units covering 912 hectares of prospective land adjacent to the Williams Brook gold project.
To earn 100-per-cent interest in the Ferguson Brook mineral claims, Puma agrees to issue Slam on closing:
A $15,000 cash payment and 250,000 common shares of the company;
A $25,000 cash payment upon a positive preliminary economic assessment;
A $50,000 cash payment upon a positive feasibility study;
A $100,000 one-time cash payment upon reaching commercial production.
The Ferguson Brook mineral claims are defined as two properties. Property A comprises 35 claim units that Slam acquired by staking. Property B comprises a seven-unit portion of the property that Slam acquired through an underlying agreement with a third party. Slam retains a 2-per-cent net smelter return (NSR) royalty on any commercial production from property A. Fifty per cent of the NSR royalty (1 per cent) may be purchased by Puma for $1-million. Puma retains a right of first refusal on the remaining 1 per cent NSR royalty that Slam holds.
Slam will retain a 1-per-cent NSR royalty on any commercial production from property B. Fifty per cent of the NSR royalty (0.50 per cent) on property B may be purchased by Puma for $500,000. Puma retains a right of first refusal on the remaining 0.50-per-cent NSR royalty that Slam holds. Puma will respect the terms and assume the NSR commitment of the underlying agreement on property B. The agreement is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
Grant of options
Pursuant to its stock option plan and subject to regulatory acceptance, Puma has granted an aggregate total of 650,000 incentive stock options to certain company directors, advisers and consultants. The options vest immediately and are exercisable at a price of 50 cents per common share until March 10, 2024.
Dominique Gagne, PGeo, a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 standards, has reviewed and approved the geological information reported in this news release.
Puma has developed and implemented precautions and procedures compliant with Quebec's and New Brunswick's health guidelines. Strict protocols are in place to ensure the safety of all staff, thereby reducing the potential of community contact and spreading of the virus.
About Puma Exploration
Puma Exploration is a Canadian-based mineral exploration company with precious metal projects located near the famous Bathurst mining camp (BMC) in New Brunswick, Canada. The company is committed to its DEAR (development, exploration, acquisition and royalties) strategy to generate maximum value for shareholders with low share dilution.
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