Welcome!

Microsoft Cloud Authors: Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Mihai Corbuleac, David Bermingham

News Feed Item

Graniz Reinstated on NEX Following Completion of Financing and Acquisition of Mousseau West Graphite Property

LEVIS, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 12/28/12 -- GRANIZ MONDAL INC. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:GRA.H) announces that it has been advised by the TSX Venture Exchange that trading in the Company's shares on the NEX will be reinstated, effective the opening December 31, 2012.

This reinstatement follows the TSX Venture Exchange's approval of the Company's acquisition of an option to earn a 75% interest in the Mousseau West graphite property located in Quebec, as well as the Company's completion of the second tranche of a private placement in which it raised a total of $342,600.

Background of Trading Halt, Suspension and Reinstatement on NEX

On September 25, 2012, the NEX announced that trading in Company shares would be suspended because of the Company's failure to submit, by September 20, 2012, the required application and other documents seeking to have trading of Company shares resume as the original reason for the halt in trading was no longer applicable.

Subsequently, the Company prepared and submitted an application to the TSX Venture Exchange for reinstatement, and provided the requested documents and information.

In light of this reinstatement, the Company is issuing this announcement further to its press release of December 21, 2012, so as to provide investors with a comprehensive summary of its acquisition of an interest in the Mousseau West property and the related private placement of securities.

Acquisition of Mousseau West

The Company entered into an option agreement dated December 13, 2012 (the "Option Agreement") for the acquisition of a 75% interest in the Mousseau West graphite property ("Mousseau West") from the current owners of that property: Berthe Lambert (a director of the Company) as to 45%, Richard-Marc Lacasse (an insider of the Company and a former director and President of the Company), as to 45% and Donald Theberge (currently a director and the President of the Company) as to 10% (collectively, the "Vendors").

This acquisition and the related private placement were undertaken to reactivate the Company, but they do not constitute a reverse takeover under the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange and they are not at this time sufficient to allow the Company to graduate to Tier 2 on the TSX-V. Therefore, the Company will remain on the NEX following the completion of these transactions.

The Mousseau West graphite property is comprised of 12 mining claims covering a total of approximately 489 hectares straddling the boundaries of Brunet and Mousseau Townships in Quebec, approximately 12 km north of the town of St-Veronique (near Mont-Laurier) Quebec. The mining claims comprising Mousseau West are identified in Schedule "A" to the Management Information Circular prepared by the Company and sent to shareholders in advance of the Meeting. (A copy of the Management Information Circular may be viewed at www.sedar.com.) The Company's purpose in acquiring an option for an interest in the Mousseau West property is to explore for graphite.

The Option Agreement replaces a letter of intent dated June 26, 2012, which sets out the proposed terms of the acquisition. The Option Agreement is consistent with the letter of intent signed in June, except that the Vendors and the Company have agreed that the payment of $165,000 that would have been payable now will only be payable one year from now, plus interest of 8% per annum. Accordingly, the principal terms of the Company's acquisition of a 75% interest in Mousseau West are as follows:


a.  a cash payment of $165,000 plus 8% interest must be paid to the Vendors
    on or before December 19, 2013; 
    
b.  2,000,000 common shares must be issued to the Vendors immediately, pro
    rata in accordance with their percentage ownership of Mousseau West; 
    
c.  on or before December 19, 2013, the Company must pay the Vendors $25,000
    and issue them 1,000,000 common shares; 
    
d.  on or before December 20, 2014, the Company must pay the Vendors $25,000
    and issue them 1,000,000 common shares; and 
    
e.  Berthe Lambert and Richard-Marc Lacasse will retain, collectively, a 2%
    net smelter returns royalty over and with respect to any and all
    graphite concentrate produced from Mousseau West, subject to the
    additional condition that the Company will retain a right of first
    refusal over any proposed sale of that royalty. 

The Company's 75% interest in Mousseau West will be subject to the following additional conditions:


a.  in each of the two years following the completion of the acquisition,
    the Company will be required to complete $200,000 of "Approved
    Expenditures" (as defined under the policies of the TSX-V), for a total
    of $400,000 over two years, without any contribution or other payment
    from the Vendors, and without limiting such obligation and until such
    time as the Company has obtained a pre-feasibility study on Mousseau
    West and filed such study on SEDAR, the Company will be responsible for
    paying any and all costs related to and/or arising from the ownership,
    management, maintenance in good standing and exploration of Mousseau
    West (collectively, the "Maintenance and Exploration Costs"); 
    
b.  after the date when a pre-feasibility study on Mousseau West has been
    filed on SEDAR and delivered to the Vendors, the Vendors will be
    responsible for paying for the portion of the Maintenance and
    Exploration Costs that is equal to their ownership interest in Mousseau
    West, subject to the further requirement that a joint venture be formed
    to manage and operate Mousseau West; 
    
c.  the Vendors will be required to provide reasonable cooperation to the
    Company so as to permit the Company to register its 75% ownership
    interest in and to Mousseau West on any appropriate registries or
    records maintained by or on behalf of the Government of Quebec with
    respect to Mousseau West, such registration(s) to be made at the cost
    and expense of the Company; and 
    
d.  with respect to the 25% ownership interest in and to Mousseau West
    retained by the Vendors (the "Residual Interest"), the Company will
    hold, and the Vendors will recognize the Company as holding an option to
    purchase and a right of first refusal over that interest. 

Approval of Private Placement

It was a pre-condition to the Company's acquisition of its interest in Mousseau West that the Company raise capital through a private placement. A first closing of this private placement occurred earlier this year, raising proceeds of approximately $317,000, and a second closing was recently completed raising proceeds of $342,600. The total raised through the both closings of this private placement was approximately $659,600 through the issuance of common share units at $0.12 per unit, those units having separated at closing into 5,496,666 common shares and 2,748,333 warrants. The warrants are exercisable for one year at $0.24 per share. All shares and warrants issued in this financing will be subject to a four month hold period

Investors in this private placement include three insiders of the Company: Berthe Lambert, a Vendor and director of the Company who subscribed 350,000 common share units, Martin Lacasse, a director of the Company who subscribed for 420,000 common share units and Martin Lafrance, also a director who subscribed for 200,000 common share units.

Donald Theberge, President of Graniz commented: "Management and the Board are very pleased that shares of Graniz Mondal Inc. are being reinstated on the NEX. Having now acquired an option for an interest in a very interesting graphite property, and having succeeded in raising considerable sums notwithstanding challenging market conditions, the Company looks forward to moving ahead with its exploration plans for Mousseau West."

Cautionary Statement

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

Completion of the acquisition of Mousseau West and of the private placement are subject to a number of conditions, including but not limited to the TSX Venture Exchange'sacceptance. There can be no assurance that the acquisition of Mousseau West and of the private placement will be completed as proposed or at all.

The foregoing information may contain forward-looking statements relating to the future performance of Graniz Mondal Inc. Forward-looking statements, specifically those concerning future performance, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from the plans and expectations of Graniz. These plans, expectations, risks and uncertainties are detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by Graniz with the TSX Venture Exchange/NEX and securities regulators. Graniz does not assume any obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Contacts:
Donald Theberge
President
(418) 572-0648

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
Machine Learning helps make complex systems more efficient. By applying advanced Machine Learning techniques such as Cognitive Fingerprinting, wind project operators can utilize these tools to learn from collected data, detect regular patterns, and optimize their own operations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stuart Gillen, Director of Business Development at SparkCognition, discussed how research has demonstrated the value of Machine Learning in delivering next generation analytics to imp...
SYS-CON Events announced today that ReadyTalk, a leading provider of online conferencing and webinar services, has been named Vendor Presentation Sponsor at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. ReadyTalk delivers audio and web conferencing services that inspire collaboration and enable the Future of Work for today’s increasingly digital and mobile workforce. By combining intuitive, innovative tec...
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their backend AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT - especially in the connected home and office. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Kocher, founder and managing director of Grey Heron, explained how Amazon is extending its reach to become a major force in IoT by building on its dominant cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strat...
Connected devices and the industrial internet are growing exponentially every year with Cisco expecting 50 billion devices to be in operation by 2020. In this period of growth, location-based insights are becoming invaluable to many businesses as they adopt new connected technologies. Knowing when and where these devices connect from is critical for a number of scenarios in supply chain management, disaster management, emergency response, M2M, location marketing and more. In his session at @Th...
The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren’t yet translating into a true “cloud” experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the “private cloud” market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, explored the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences between wh...
It is one thing to build single industrial IoT applications, but what will it take to build the Smart Cities and truly society changing applications of the future? The technology won’t be the problem, it will be the number of parties that need to work together and be aligned in their motivation to succeed. In his Day 2 Keynote at @ThingsExpo, Henrik Kenani Dahlgren, Portfolio Marketing Manager at Ericsson, discussed how to plan to cooperate, partner, and form lasting all-star teams to change t...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
There are several IoTs: the Industrial Internet, Consumer Wearables, Wearables and Healthcare, Supply Chains, and the movement toward Smart Grids, Cities, Regions, and Nations. There are competing communications standards every step of the way, a bewildering array of sensors and devices, and an entire world of competing data analytics platforms. To some this appears to be chaos. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, Bradley Holt, Developer Advocate a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Bsquare has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For more than two decades, Bsquare has helped its customers extract business value from a broad array of physical assets by making them intelligent, connecting them, and using the data they generate to optimize business processes.
There is little doubt that Big Data solutions will have an increasing role in the Enterprise IT mainstream over time. Big Data at Cloud Expo - to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - has announced its Call for Papers is open. Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - comp...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, wh...
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed cloud as a ‘better data center’ and how it adds new capacity (faster) and improves application availability (redundancy). The cloud is a ‘Dynamic Tool for Dynamic Apps’ and resource allocation is an integral part of your application architecture, so use only the resources you need and allocate /de-allocate resources on the fly.
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
industrial company for a multi-year contract initially valued at over $4.0 million. In addition to DataV software, Bsquare will also provide comprehensive systems integration, support and maintenance services. DataV leverages advanced data analytics, predictive reasoning, data-driven diagnostics, and automated orchestration of remediation actions in order to improve asset uptime while reducing service and warranty costs.
Vidyo, Inc., has joined the Alliance for Open Media. The Alliance for Open Media is a non-profit organization working to define and develop media technologies that address the need for an open standard for video compression and delivery over the web. As a member of the Alliance, Vidyo will collaborate with industry leaders in pursuit of an open and royalty-free AOMedia Video codec, AV1. Vidyo’s contributions to the organization will bring to bear its long history of expertise in codec technolo...