VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA — 25 August 2016 – Tango Mining Limited (“Tango” or the “Company”) (TSXV:TGV) is pleased to announce that further to its news release dated 18 August 2016, it has closed the acquisition of an additional 23% interest in the issued and outstanding shares of the Kwena Group increasing Tango’s total interest to 74%. The Kwena Group have four thermal coal, metallurgical and processing plant and engineering contracts that process approximately 6.5 Mt per annum, have over 300 employees and with clientele that include Exxaro and Glencore.
Tango has issued 14,200,000 shares at a deemed price of $0.05 (“Payment Shares“) to acquire the 23% interest in the Kwena Group which have been distributed to four individuals. Kevin Gallagher, a director of Tango, has received 1,300,000 shares of the 14,200,000 common shares, which has increased his total shareholdings in Tango to 15,210,000 common shares, representing 9.72% of the total issued and outstanding shares upon completion of the acquisition.
Conversion of Secured Convertible Notes
Pursuant to the news releases issued on 22 June 2015 and 18 July 2016, pursuant to which Tango announced a C$525,000 secured 12% convertible notes, all of which notes are convertible into common shares in the capital stock of Tango at a price of C$0.05 per share (the “Convertible Note Financings”). Tango is pleased to announce that C$425,000 of the notes have been converted into common shares of the Company. Tango anticipates paying the interest payable and the balance of the notes in cash received from Bothma Diamonte CC pursuant to Tango’s disposition of its 51% interest in African Star Minerals (Pty) Limited and its 100% owned Oena Mine for US$3 Million as announced on 23 March 2016.
About Tango Mining Limited
Tango Mining Limited is a Canadian company that primarily operates in Southern Africa. Tango has completed a positive preliminary economic assessment for the past producing BK11 Kimberlite Diamond Mine, Botswana that could produce in excess of 500K carats over the life of mine and has a short timeline to the restart of production. Tango agreed to acquire from Firestone Diamonds Limited its 100% right in the BK11 Mine, which agreement has not yet closed.
Tango’s Kwena Group have four thermal coal, metallurgical and processing plant and engineering contracts that process 6.5 Mt per annum, with clientele that include Exxaro and Glencore. The four projects are located within the Ogies and Highveld coalfields, Mpumalanga Province and Kliprivier coalfield, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. The Company’s vision is to become a junior mining company with a focus on diamond mining and development projects.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Mr Terry L. Tucker, P.Geo.
Executive Chairman and Interim CEO
Tango Mining Limited
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Certain information set forth in this news release contains “forward-looking statements” and “forward-looking information” under applicable securities laws. Except for statements of historical fact, certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements, which include management’s assessment of future plans and operations and are based on current internal expectations, estimates, projections, assumptions and beliefs, which may prove to be incorrect. Some of the forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as “forecasts”, estimates”, “expects” “anticipates”, “believes”, “projects”, “plans”, “outlook”, “capacity” and similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and undue reliance should not be placed on them.
Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company’s actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to statements with respect to the estimation of mineral resources; the realization of mineral resource estimates; anticipated future production, capital and operating costs; cash flows and mine life; potential size of a mineralized zone; potential expansion of mineralization; potential types of mining operations; permitting timelines; government regulation of exploration and mining operations; risks that the presence of diamond deposits mentioned nearby the Company’s property are not indicative of the diamond mineralization on the Company’s property, the supply and demand for, deliveries of and the level and volatility of prices of rough diamonds, risks that the actual revenues will be less than projected; risks that the target production for the existing mining contracts will be less than projected or expected; risks that production will not commence as projected due to delay or inability to receive governmental approval of the Company’s acquisition or the timely completion of an NI43-101 report; technical problems; inability of management to secure sales or third party purchase contracts; currency and interest rate fluctuations; foreign exchange fluctuations and foreign operations; various events which could disrupt operations, including labor stoppages and severe weather conditions; and management’s ability to anticipate and manage the foregoing factors and risks.
The forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release are based on certain assumptions regarding, among other things, future prices for coal and diamonds; future currency and exchange rates; the Company’s ability to generate sufficient cash flow from operations and access capital markets to meet its future obligations; coal consumption levels; and the Company’s ability to retain qualified staff and equipment in a cost-efficient manner to meet its demand. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update any of the forward-looking statements contained in this news release unless required by law. The statements as to the Company’s capacity to achieve revenue are no assurance that it will achieve these levels of revenue.