Vancouver, British Columbia -- September 7, 2010. Abacus Mining & Exploration Corporation ("Abacus" or the "Company") (TSXV: AME) is pleased to announce that it has engaged Peter Grandich ("Grandich") to assist with the Company's public and investor relations and communications program and enhance the Company's exposure to industry stakeholders and investors.
A long-standing member of The New York Society of Security Analysts and The Society of Quantitative Analysts, Grandich is a widely respected analyst and commentator on world economies and markets, having begun his 25+ year career as senior investment strategist for a leading New York Stock Exchange member firm. He publishes The Grandich Letter (first published in 1984) providing coverage of the metals and mining industry and is a frequent guest speaker on a variety of business news networks and at investment conferences worldwide. He also provides a variety of corporate finance and development services to publicly-held companies.
Under the terms of the consulting agreement, the Company will pay Grandich a fee of $2,000 (U.S.) per month for a term of twelve months, either party having the option to terminate the agreement upon 30-day written notice. Grandich has also been granted a stock option to purchase up to 150,000 common shares of the Company at an exercise price of $0.19 per share for a term of 3 years, subject to the provisions of the Company's stock option plan.
Other than the grant of stock options, Grandich neither holds any securities of the Company nor has any interest, direct or indirect, in the Company. The Company's engagement of Grandich to perform marketing and investor relations services is subject to the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange.
On Behalf of the Board,
ABACUS MINING & EXPLORATION CORPORATION
James D. Excell
President & CEO
Director Investor Relations
For further information, please contact:
Tim Mikula, Investor Relations, [email protected] 866‐834‐0301
Abacus is an exploration and mine development company with a 43‐101 compliant positive preliminary economic assessment report (June 22, 2009) for its Ajax copper/gold project located 10 kms southwest of Kamloops, British Columbia. The report contemplates a 60,000 tonne per day operation producing an average of approximately 110 million pounds of copper (approx. 50,000 tonnes) and 100,000 ounces of gold in concentrate annually. Sensitivity analyses approximating metal prices (US$3.00 per pound copper and US$1,000 per ounce gold) in the assessment indicate a NPV of $1.46 billion discounted 8% over a 23 year mine life, with an IRR of 35.4%, cash costs of $0.90 per pound copper, and payback of 2.0 years. The Ajax extension remains open along strike and at depth. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.
This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address events or developments that Abacus Mining and Exploration Corp. (the "Company") expects to occur, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could" or "should" occur. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, and continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made. Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management's beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.
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