BLAINVILLE, QUÉBEC–(Marketwired – November 30, 2016) – Maya Gold & Silver Inc. (“Maya” or the “Corporation”) (TSX VENTURE:MYA) announces the filing of its unaudited interim consolidated financial statements and management discussion & analysis (“MD&A”) as at and for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016. The Corporation also announces that it has entered into an amendment agreement (the “Amendment Agreement”) to its loan facility with European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD”) dated September 22, 2015 as amended on March 11, 2016 (the “Loan”).
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND MD&A
Highlights, outlook and selected financial information for the nine-month period ended September 30th, 2016:
• In March, 2016, the Corporation closed a $3.65 million non-brokered private placement of units and drew down an initial US$4.5 million of the loan facility of US$6 million from EBRD.
• In July 2016, the Corporation close a $1.339 million non-brokered private placement and drew down a final US$1.5 million of the loan facility of US$6 million from EBRD.
Zgounder Silver Mine 2016 Highlights
• The Zgounder Silver Mine produced 388,557 ounces of silver during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016.
• For the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016, the Zgounder Silver Mine realized sales of $8,017,430 and the development cost incurred in the same period amounted to $6,131,700. The net cash flow from the activities at the Zgounder Silver Mine totaled $1,885,730.
• Upgrading of the mill installation continue, resulting in a substantial reduction of cyanide consumption.
• During the nine months, the piloting tests using flotation process resulted in a total silver recovery of 84%.
AMENDMENT AGREEMENT WITH EBRD
On November 24, 2016, the Corporation and EBRD agreed to postpone the principal repayments of the Loan by 18 months. 4,000,000 share purchase warrants (each a “Warrant”) will be issued to EBRD as restructuring cost upon acceptation by the regulatory authorities. Each Warrant will entitle its holder to purchase one additional common share of the Corporation at any time for a period of three years at an exercise price of $0.28. The Corporation may accelerate the expiry time of the Warrants if, at any time, the weighted average trading price of the common shares of the Corporation listed on the TSX Venture Exchange is equal to or above $0.60 per share for a period of 20 consecutive trading days.
EBRD started investing in Morocco in 2012. To date, EBRD has invested EUR1 billion in 28 projects across the country in various sectors of the economy, including trade-facilitation credit lines with local banks. The EBRD has also provided technical assistance support to more than 242 local small and medium enterprises. For further information on EBRD visit EBRD’s website at www.ebrd.com.
Maya Gold & Silver Inc. is a Canadian publicly listed mining corporation focused on the exploration and development of gold and silver deposits in Morocco. Maya is initiating mining and milling operations at its Zgounder Mine owned by Zgounder Millenium Silver Mining (“ZMSM”), a Maya 85% owned joint venture with l’Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (“ONHYM”) of the Kingdom of Morocco (15%). For further information on Maya visit www.mayagoldsilver.com or contact:
Maya Gold & Silver Inc.
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