Toronto, Ontario, May 18, 2017 – GreenBank Capital Inc (CSE: GBC and OTCMKTS: GRNBF) (“GreenBank or the Company”) announces that it has completed the acquisition of 35% of the issued share capital of Ubique Minerals Limited (“Ubique”), a private mineral exploration company. GreenBank paid $423,563 for a 35% interest in Ubique, payable by the issuance by GreenBank of 423,563 $1 Non-Voting 5% Preference Shares Series B.
The principal property of Ubique is the Buchans Wileys Property (“Buchans Wileys”) located south of the town of Buchans in central Newfoundland, Canada, and consisting of 48 contiguous claims, covering a total area of 11 square km. Buchans Wileys is approximately 3km southwest of the past producing Buchans Mine. From 1927-1984 the Buchans Mine produced 16,196,876 tonnes of ore at an average mill head grade of 14.51% zinc, 7.65% lead, 1.33% copper, 126 grams/tonne silver and 1.37 grams per tonne gold (Thurlow, J.G., and Swanson, E.A., 1981: Geology and ore deposits of the Buchans area, central Newfoundland. In The Buchans Orebodies: Fifty Years of Geology and Mining; Editors, Swanson, E.A., Strong., D.F., and Thurlow, J.G., Geological Association of Canada Special Paper 22; pp. 114-142.).
Buchans Wileys is adjacent to the Buchans Project assembled since 2014 by Altius Minerals Corporation, and recently transferred to its affiliate Adventus Zinc Corporation which completed its initial public offering in February 2017.
Ubique also owns the Daniels Harbour property consisting of 25 non-contiguous claims in two licenses, one comprising 17 claims and one comprising 8 claims, around the former Daniels Harbour zinc mine situated approximately 10 km northeast of the town of Daniels Harbour on the west coast of Newfoundland. Approximately 7,000,000 tonnes averaging 7.8% zinc have been mined from the Daniels Harbour mine ( Wardle, R.J. (2000) Mineral Commodities of Newfoundland and Labrabor – Zinc and Lead; Government of Newfoundland and Labrador,
Geological Survey, Mineral Commodities Series Number 1, 12).
Danny Wettreich, CEO of GreenBank has been appointed a director and Chairman of the Board of Ubique. Paul Cullingham remains CEO of Ubique and Larry Quinlan remains President of Ubique.
Paul Cullingham and Ryan Hunter, directors of GreenBank, are also directors of Ubique. The participation by Paul Cullingham and Ryan Hunter 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 and Ryan Hunter disclosing their 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 was filed at least 21 days in advance of the closing of the Agreement.
Alan Aubut P.Geo., is the qualified person as defined by NI 43-101 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). Its 80% subsidiary GreenCoinX Limited, a UK company, has developed the world’s first cryptocurrency and blockchain requiring user identification. GreenBank’s 100% subsidiary GreenBank Financial Inc. is a merchant bank. GreenBank is in the process of completing the acquisition of 10% of The Lonsdale Group LLC, a USA based private equity company focused on small cap investments.
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