Exercise of Polaris Warrants and Further Debt Reduction
December 27, 2012
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Polaris Minerals Corporation (TSX:PLS) (the "Company") is pleased to advise that the holders of the 13.2 million common share purchase warrants (the "Warrants") issued on March 1, 2012, have agreed to exercise the Warrants in full on, or before, December 31, 2012.
The Warrants have an exercise price of $0.44 each and their exercise will generate cash receipts to the Company of $5.8 million of which $1.9 million will be used to further reduce the Company's outstanding debt to $8.1 million. The balance will be used for general working capital purposes.
Herb Wilson, President and CEO, commented: "We are delighted by this support from the warrant holders who unanimously agreed to exercise at this time. The Company will now enter 2013 in a strong position and is anticipating further increases in sales arising from the recently announced new supply agreement coupled with the widely forecast recovery in the US construction markets."
Polaris Minerals Corporation is exclusively focused on the development of quarries and the production of construction aggregates in British Columbia for marine transport to urban markets on the Pacific coasts 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:
Herb Wilson, President and CEO,
Polaris Minerals Corporation
Tel: (604) 915-5000
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