|By Marketwired .||
|February 7, 2014 08:50 AM EST||
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/07/14 -- Ivernia Inc. ("Ivernia" and, collectively with its subsidiaries, the "Company") (TSX:IVW) today provided a transportation and operations update for its wholly-owned Paroo Station Mine (the "Mine" or the "Mining Operations").
The Company is pleased to announce that the Leonora to Kalgoorlie rail link is now back in full operation 2 weeks ahead of previous advice following track repair and maintenance by the rail line owner. As previously announced, the Goldfields area of Western Australia experienced an unusually high amount of rainfall in the second half of January which caused rail transportation along this line to be suspended. The line is used by the Company to transport lead carbonate concentrate from the Mine to customers via the Port of Fremantle.
Normalized shipments of containerized transportation of the Company's concentrate by rail from Leonora has now resumed. During the period of transportation suspension, the Company and its management team was able to ensure there were no material disruptions to mining and milling operations.
"The response to this very unusual rainfall event was a true testament to the strength, organization, and resilience of the management team," said The Honorable J. Trevor Eyton, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ivernia. "I commend the team for its innovative approach to problem solving and the utilization of the solid trust based relationships that they have built over the last 12 months with stakeholders under the leadership of Enirgi Group."
Ivernia is an international base metal mining company and the owner of the Paroo Station Mine, located in Western Australia. Ivernia trades under the symbol "IVW" on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Ivernia and the Mining Operations operate under a management services arrangement with Enirgi Group Corporation, Ivernia's majority shareholder.
Certain statements contained in this news release are forward-looking information within the meaning of securities laws. All statements included herein (other than statements of historical facts) which address activities, events or developments that management anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements, including statements as to the following: continued rail transportation, impact on cash flows, the 2014 Guidance or other future targets and estimates for production and sales, the ability to secure additional financing, the Company's ability meet its working capital needs in the near term, projections with respect to cash flows and working capital, any additional financing requirements to restart the Mine, the cost and timing for completion of capital projects necessary for restart or ongoing operations, the Company's ability to comply with the new operating conditions, capital expenditures, operating costs, cash costs, mineral resources, mineral reserves, life of mine, recovery rates, grades and prices, business strategies and measures to implement such strategies, competitive strengths, estimated goals and plans for Ivernia's future business operations, lead market outlook and other such matters. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "seek", "anticipate", "contemplate", "target", "believe", "plan", "estimate", "expect", and "intend" and statements that an event or result "may", "will", "can", "should", "could" or "might" occur or be achieved and other similar expressions. These statements are based upon certain reasonable factors, assumptions and analyses made by management in light of its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors management believes are appropriate in the circumstances.
However, whether actual results and developments will conform with management's expectations is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including factors underlying management's assumptions, such as, expected concentrate sales, the costs and other capital expenditures required to recommence operations and transportation, the timing, need and ability to raise any additional financing and the risks relating to ramping up mining and milling throughput and operations, funding requirements, operations being placed on care and maintenance, matters relating to regulatory compliance and approvals, shareholder dilution, matters relating to public opinion, presence of a majority shareholder and Management Services Agreements, matters related to the Esperance settlement and shipments through the Port of Fremantle, regulatory proceedings and litigation and general operating risks such as metal price volatility, lead carbonate concentrate treatment charges, exchange rates, the fact that the Company has a single mineral property, health and safety, environmental factors, mining risks, metallurgy, labour and employment regulations, government regulations, insurance, dependence on key personnel, constraints on cash distribution from the Mine, the nature of mineral exploration and development and common share price volatility. Additional factors and considerations are discussed in the 2012 Annual Information Form dated March 28, 2013 and elsewhere in other documents filed from time to time by Ivernia with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. While Ivernia considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect. These factors may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements, and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by management will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected results on the Company. Undue importance should not be placed on forward-looking information nor should reliance be placed upon this information as of any other date. Except as required by law, while it may elect to, Ivernia is under no obligation and does not undertake to update this information at any particular time.