Toronto, Canada, July 25, 2014 – BacTech Environmental Corporation (“BacTech”, CSE: BAC, OTC: BCCEF, WKN: A1H4TY) today announced that it has come to an agreement with holders of both the 12% convertible debenture, that matured on April 26th, 2014 and the 10% bridge loan, that matured on February 15th, 2014.
The total outstanding debt of $1,337,146 as of July 31, 2014 will be paid by the issuance of 26,742,934 common shares of the Company at a price of $0.05 per common share.
As a result of the conversion Option 3 of London, England will own or control approximately 40% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company as of the date of conversion, having increased its position from 20.6%. Option 3 is currently represented on the BacTech board of directors by Mr. Tim Lewin.
BacTech has also accepted the resignation of David Salari as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer. We wish Dave well in his future endeavours.
BacTech Environmental Corporation holds the perpetual, exclusive, royalty-free rights to use the patented BACOX bioleaching technology for the reclamation of tailings and mining waste materials. In November 2011, BacTech signed a contract with the Mines Branch of the Manitoba Department of Innovation, Energy and Mines, to remediate an arsenopyrite gold stockpile situated at the Snow Lake Mine in Snow Lake, Manitoba. A second project is under evaluation at Atocha, Bolivia. The Company continues to field enquiries globally with respect to additional opportunities for remediation.
For further information contact:
Ross Orr, President & CEO
BacTech Environmental Corporation
416-813-0303 ext 222
Bill Mitoulas, Investor Relations
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Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains “forward-looking information”, which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to future tailings sites, sampling or other investigations of tailing sites, the Company’s ability to make use of infrastructure around tailings sites or operating performance of the Company and its projects. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or believes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. 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. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release and the Company disclaims, other than as required by law, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, results, future events, circumstances, or if management’s estimates or opinions should change, or otherwise. 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. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward- looking statements.
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