Capital Injection Revives Petaquilla

The operator of Molejon gold mine in Panama has announced that it has obtained a line of credit of up to $25 million to restart operations from February 1st.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Baseline Financial Group is the company that will provide an initial payment of $10 million, with a progressive investment of up to $25 million, to revive the extraction of gold from the mine. The contract stipulates that 60% of the proceeds will go to Petaquilla Minerals, 40% to Baseline Financial Group and 10% will go to the administration of a trust.

A statement issued by Petaquilla states "... The aim of the negotiations was to create a trust that will supply the money required to restore liquidity and revive the mining operations of the project in order to pay wages to employees, including debts held with the Social Security Department, and then towards gradually cleaning up the company's finances." reports that "... Once the period of fiscal consolidation of the company completed, the remaining funds will be used to satisfy shareholders of the company. "

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