GREENBANK AGREES TO ACQUIRE 19.9% OF GANDER EXPLORATION
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Toronto, Ontario, March 21, 2018 – GreenBank Capital Inc. (CSE: GBC and OTCMKTS: GRNBF and FRA; 2TL) ("GreenBank or the Company") announces that it has signed a definitive agreement (the "Agreement") for the acquisition by GreenBank of 19.9% of the issued share capital of Gander Exploration Inc (“Gander”), a private mineral exploration company. At closing, Gander will issue to GreenBank common shares equal to 19.9% of the increased share capital of Gander in settlement of $99,500 management fees.
The principal property of Gander is the Cripple Creek Property in Newfoundland, comprising 65 claims located 25km north of the town of Gander. Between 2011 and 2013 Capstone Mining Corp (TSX:CS) completed airborne geophysical, soil sampling and mapping surveys on the Cripple Creek Property, as well as a 10-hole drilling program in 2013. The highlights of the drilling program were 9.28m of 2.98 copper; 3.6m of 4.74% copper and 0.16 g/t of Gold. The drilling program also discovered awaruite in several drill holes (Capstone Mining Corp, Newfoundland Geological Survey, Assessment File 2E/1823). Previously, in 2005, seven grab samples from the property yielded significant gold, copper and silver values, including up to 19.8 g/t gold, up to 10.2% copper, and up to 21.9 g/t silver (P.H. Davenport, L.W. Nolan, A.J. Butler, H.A. Wagenbauer and P. Honarvar, 1999 The Geoscience Atlas of Newfoundland, Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy, Geological Survey, Open File NFLD/2687,Version1.1).
Gander also owns the Dudder Lake property which is located approximately 40 km north of the town of Gander, and consists of 16 contiguous claims (4 square km). Limited drilling by Noront Resources Ltd (TSXV:NOT) in 1990 returned mafic volcanic core gold intercepts up to 7.0 g/t of over 2.8 m within 9.8 m of 3.86 g/t, and 6.4 g/t over 2.8 meters within 7.8 meters of 4.20 g/t, as well as 5.14 g/t over 5.20 meters. Noront also drilled one hole into the sediment hosted Stinger prospect in Duder Lake returning 2.04 g/t gold over 4.25 meters. Other results from additional work within the property include 2.56 g/t gold over a 3.6 meter channel, and grab samples returning gold values up to 9.6 g/t. (Noront Resources Ltd., Newfoundland Geological Survey, Assessment File 2E/07/0893.)
Gander’s third property is the Blue Wind property which is located approximately 5 km north of the Duder Lake property. The property consists of 30 claims (7.50 square km). The property has no known previous mineral exploration.
At closing, Danny Wettreich, CEO of GreenBank will be appointed a director and Chairman of the Board of Gander. The co-founders and directors of Gander are Paul Cullingham, CEO, Larry Quinlan, President, Derrick Fancey and Donald LeDrew.
GreenBank intends to provide Gander with continuing merchant banking services, with the objective of listing Gander on the Canadian Securities Exchange in due course.
Paul Cullingham is a director of Gander and the Company. The participation by Paul Cullingham in this transaction is considered to be a related party transaction as defined in Multilateral Instrument 61-101 - Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”). A special committee established by the board of directors and consisting of an independent director determined that the related party transaction is fair and reasonable in the circumstances to the Company. Neither the Company nor the related party has knowledge of any material information concerning the Company or its securities that has not been generally disclosed. The transaction will not have an effect on the direct or indirect voting interests of the related party. The process of approving the transaction involved the appointment of a special committee, the approval of the transaction by the special committee, the consideration of the transaction by the directors with Paul Cullingham disclosing his interest, and the unanimous approval of the transaction by the directors. The special committee was comprised of one director who is independent within the meaning of MI 61-101.There are three directors who are independent within the meaning of MI 61-101. The Company has relied on sections 5.5(b) of MI 61-101 for an exemption from the formal valuation requirement, and section 5.7(a) of MI 61-101 for an exemption from the minority shareholder approval requirements. A material change report in respect of the related party transaction will be filed at least 21 days in advance of the closing of the Agreement.
Roland Crossley BSc Geology, is the qualified person as defined by NI 43-101 guidelines responsible for the technical data presented herein and has reviewed and approved this release.
GreenBank is a merchant banking business listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (trading symbols CSE: GBC and OTCMKTS: GRNBF and FRA: 2TL), and is included in the CSE Composite Index. GreenBank’s 100% subsidiary GreenBank Financial Inc. is a merchant bank. GreenBank’s portfolio companies comprise equity investments in 12 small cap businesses, namely; 10% of The Lonsdale Group LLC, a USA based private equity company focused on small cap investments; 27% of Ubique Minerals Limited, a zinc exploration company in Newfoundland, Canada; 10% of Reliable Stock Transfer Inc, a Canadian small cap transfer agency; 14% of Slabdeck Technology Inc, developers of a search mobile application; 15% of Blockchain Evolution Inc, owners of the world’s first identification based blockchain; 15% of KYC Technology Inc, owners of a worldwide online 24-hour “Know Your Customer” identification verification process; 19% of Inside Bay Street Corporation, a financial news communications company; 27% of Buchans Wileys Exploration Inc, a minerals exploration company with interests in Newfoundland, Canada; 100% of Medik Blockchain Inc, providing blockchain based medical confidentiality systems to the healthcare community; 100% of North America Veterans Insurance Services Inc, an insurance agency holding company; 19% of Kabaddi Games Inc, developers of a mobile application game based on the sport of Kabaddi; and 19.62% of Minfocus Exploration Corp (TSXV: MFX), a mineral exploration company.
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