|By Marketwired .||
|July 28, 2014 04:30 PM EDT||
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/28/14 -- Mega Precious Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE: MGP) ("Mega" or the "Company") and Red Sucker Lake First Nation ("RSLFN"), are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") which was formally executed at a signing ceremony within the community.
The MOU reflects each parties commitment and support to advancing the Monument Bay project, includes the removal of the court injunction of July 4, 2013, economic development opportunities, continued environmental monitoring, increased communication with the community and community support of the development of the Monument Bay Project. The MOU will be in place for a period of two years subject to compliance of both parties. To assist in the growth of the partnership between Mega and Red Sucker Lake First Nation, the parties will utilize a community liaison officer (RSLFN) and a community engagement coordinator (Mega) to facilitate communications which will include discussions such as the redirection of funds currently held in trust towards the support of economic development activities in support of further project development.
"We, Red Sucker Lake First Nation, realize that this is an important date in moving forward in good faith, meaning that we remain and maintain an understanding so that all parties will prosper.
Through transparency, we appreciate both parties, Mega and the Provincial government, for coming to our community to sign the MOU.
Through signing the MOU we can come to a mutual understanding with our environmental concerns and voicing our communities concerns.
We thank Mega and the Provincial government for having confidence in our people and to moving forward. This is only the beginning and we believe that all parties will continue to have open dialogue so we can all benefit and move forward." stated Chief and Council.
"Mega is pleased with the MOU and continued dialogue with the Chief, Council and community of Red Sucker Lake First Nation. Mega recognizes the value that local communities bring to project development and remains committed to engaging local communities. We look forward to working together in partnership to bring social and economic prosperity to the region. We would like to express our gratitude to the Chief, Councillors, elders and community members for having faith in Mega and inviting us to be a part in helping to build that trust through mutual respect and understanding of each of our perspectives and interests." stated Glen Kuntz, President & CEO at the signing ceremony.
The Monument Bay Project, Mega Precious Metals Inc.'s, most advanced project, is located 570 km northeast of Winnipeg and 340 km east southeast of Thompson, Manitoba. The nearest community is Red Sucker Lake First Nation, 52km to the southwest. Mega has invested over $2.8 million into local communities. Approximately 60% of Mega's workforce is comprised of local First Nation and Metis (as of June 2014).
Mega Precious Metals Inc. is a leading Canadian-based exploration company with a high quality pipeline of projects located in the mining friendly jurisdictions of Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and Nunavut. The Company's significant portfolio includes the flagship Monument Bay Gold Tungsten Project in NE Manitoba as well as the N. Madsen Gold Project in the prolific gold mining district of Red Lake, Ontario. Mega has established a record of delivering rapid growth through their focused and low cost approach to exploration and resource development. The Company's common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol MGP.
For further information and presentation material, please review the Mega website at www.megapmi.com.
Certain statements in this press release relating to the Company's exploration activities, project expenditures and business plans are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of securities legislation. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements represent management's best judgment based on current facts and assumptions that management considers reasonable. The Company makes no representation that reasonable business people in possession of the same information would reach the same conclusions. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. In particular, fluctuations in the price of gold or in currency markets could prevent the Company from achieving its targets. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
More information about risks and uncertainties affecting the Company and its business is available in Mega Precious Metal's filings which are posted on sedar at www.sedar.com.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Mega Precious Metals Inc.
Glen Kuntz, P.Geo.
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director