ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, December 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Santa Fe Gold Corporation (OTCQB: SFEG) today announced that in connection with its previously-announced strategy to explore available strategic alternatives with the objective of enhancing value for all stakeholders of the Company, a Special Committee of independent directors will be analyzing, reviewing, evaluating, and negotiating strategic proposals presented to Santa Fe.
Said Pierce Carson, CEO, "We have been assessing proposals to adequately capitalize our Summit mine and bring it into full production as a matter of priority. We are impressed with the significant technical and operational expertise of each of the groups with whom we have been negotiating. We expect that the Special Committee will conclude its process expeditiously and that we will be in a position to disclose, in the near-term, a strategic transaction that should enhance long-term value to all stakeholders."
There can be no assurance that the Independent Special Committee's efforts will be successful or that this exploration process will result in any transaction. The Company does not currently intend to disclose further developments with respect to this process, unless and until its Board of Directors approves a specific transaction or otherwise concludes the review of strategic alternatives.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.
About Santa Fe Gold
Santa Fe Gold is a U.S.-based mining enterprise with mining operations in Lordsburg, New Mexico, and exploration and development projects in southwestern New Mexico, north-central New Mexico and Arizona. Santa Fe controls: (i) the Summit mine and Lordsburg mill in southwestern New Mexico; (ii) a substantial land position near the Lordsburg mill, comprising the core of the Lordsburg Mining District; (iii) the Mogollon gold-silver project, within trucking distance of the Lordsburg mill; (iv) the Ortiz gold property in north-central New Mexico; (v) the Black Canyon mica deposit near Phoenix, Arizona; and (vi) a deposit of micaceous iron oxide (MIO) in western Arizona. Santa Fe Gold intends to build a portfolio of high-quality, diversified mineral assets with an emphasis on precious metals.
To learn more about Santa Fe Gold, visit http://www.santafegoldcorp.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (collectively, "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of applicable US securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that such statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as: believe, expect, anticipate, intend, estimate, postulate and similar expressions, or are those, which, by their nature, refer to future events. The Company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements by the Company are not guarantees of future results or performance, and that actual results may differ materially from those in forward looking statements as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, variations in the nature, quality and quantity of any mineral deposits that may be located, variations in the market price of any mineral products the Company may produce or plan to produce, the Company's inability to obtain any necessary permits, consents or authorizations required for its activities, the Company's inability to produce minerals from its properties successfully or profitably, to continue its projected growth, to raise the necessary capital or to be fully able to implement its business strategies, and other risks and uncertainties disclosed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2013 and its most recent quarterly reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), and other information released by the Company and filed with the appropriate regulatory agencies. All of the Company's US public disclosure filings may be accessed via http://www.sec.gov and readers are urged to review these materials.
Santa Fe Gold Corp
Pierce Carson, President and Chief Executive Officer
SOURCE Santa Fe Gold Corporation