Update on Long Beach Terminal Due Diligence
April 21, 2008
Vancouver, British Columbia – Polaris Minerals Corporation (TSX: PLS) today announced that its subsidiary, Eagle Rock Aggregates Inc., has extended the ongoing due diligence review of the 12.4 acre Pier B site in the Port of Long Beach, California to provide the time necessary for consultations with the number of regulatory agencies involved. The due diligence period will now conclude on June 9, 2008 and closing for the proposed transaction will be on July 1, 2008.
Marco Romero, President and CEO of Polaris said: "Everything we have seen to date supports the view that the Pier B land offers a valuable opportunity to acquire a strategically located port site on which to develop a major construction aggregate storage and distribution terminal. This potential development is being pursued as a part of our strategy to extend the delivery of Orca sand and gravel and subsequently Eagle Rock granite into Southern California. Mr. Romero continued: "We are progressing the due diligence on this opportunity, and if the site fully meets all our requirements, we expect to achieve operational status in 2010, at which time we believe the underlying strengths of the massive Los Angeles market will have entered the next growth cycle".
Polaris Minerals Corporation is exclusively focused on the development of quarries and the production of construction aggregates on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, for marine transport to urban markets on the west coast of North America to meet growing local supply deficits. In 2007, Polaris began shipping sand and gravel from the Orca Quarry to San Francisco Bay, Vancouver, and Hawaii.
For further information, please contact:
Marco Romero, President & CEO or
Mike Westerlund, Director, Corporate Development
Polaris Minerals Corporation
Tel: (604) 915-5000
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