Northland lanserar företagsobligation för att säkra koncernens långsiktiga finansiering

OBS! Detta är en svensk översättning/sammanfattning som Northland tillhandahåller som komplement till motsvarande officiella dokument, vilket publicerats på det engelska språket och finns tillgängligt via bolagets webbplats, www.northland.eu

Luxemburg, 7 maj 2013 – Northland Resources S.A. (TSX: NAU, OSE: NAUR, Frankfurt: NPK, First North/Nasdaq: NAURo – tillsammans med dess dotter­bolag, “Northland” eller “Bolaget”) inleder idag försäljningen av det tidigare föreslagna obligationslånet uppgående till 362 miljoner US-dollar som en del i den planerade rekonstruktionen av Northland. Utgivare av företags­obligationen är Northland Resources AB (publ).

Som meddelats den 29 april 2013 stödjer Bolaget det rekonstruktionsförslag som presenterats av de större ägarna till befintliga företagsobligationer och som godkändes av en majoritet av obligationsägarna i ett möte den 3 maj 2013. Som en del i denna rekonstruktion lanseras idag en företagsobligation uppgående till 362 miljoner US-dollar. Tre av de nuvarande obligationsägarna avser att teckna sig för omkring en fjärdedel av det totala beloppet av obligationen.

Läs det kompletta engelskspråkiga pressmeddelandet i sin helhet på www.northland.eu samt relaterade dokument samlade under rubriken Investor Relations -> Current Transaction (http://www.northland.eu/en-us/investor-relations/current-transaction)

”Karl-Axel Waplan”
VD och koncernchef, Northland Resources S.A.

För ytterligare information vänligen kontakta:

Karl-Axel Waplan, VD och koncernchef: 0705 104 239
Eva Kaijser, CFO: 0709 320 901
Petter Brunnber, Investor Relations: 0727 244 109

Webbplats: www.northland.eu

Northland är en producent av järnmalm med en portfölj av produktion, utvecklings- och prospekteringsprojekt i norra Sverige och Finland. Den första byggfasen av Kaunisvaara-projektet är färdig och drifttagningen startade i november 2012. Northland avser att producera ett höghaltigt och högkvalitativt järnmalmskoncentrat i svenska Kaunisvaara, där Bolaget har två fyndigheter, Tapuli och Sahavaara, med magnetitmalm. Northland har ingått så kallade ”off-take agreements” för hela produktionen från Kaunisvaara de kommande sju till tio åren. Bolaget förbereder även en lönsamhetsstudie (DFS) för Hannukainen-projektet i Kolari i norra Finland. Hannukainen är en så kallad IOCG-fyndighet, vilket innebär att det utöver järnmalm även kan utvinnas guld och koppar. Bolaget förbereder även en DFS för Pellivuoma-fyndigheten som ligger 15 km från anrikningsverket i Kaunisvaara.

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