TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 21, 2012) - Dacha Strategic Metals Inc. ("Dacha" or the "Company") (DSM.V)(DCHAF) is issuing this press release at the request of TSX Venture Exchange (the "Exchange") to provide information regarding the convertible loan it issued to Forbes & Manhattan Asset Management Corporation ("FMAMCo"), a related party, for up to C$3,500,000 during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. The Company loaned FMAMCo $3,056,118 and accrued interest of $647,732 on the loan. To date the Company has written off $2,056,118 of the principal amount of the loan as well as the interest receivable of $647,732. Further write-offs on the principal may occur. On May 15, 2012, FMAMCo advised the Company that it had conditionally sold the underlying business and all its subsidiaries including Monarch Wealth Corporation for $1,950,000. The first payment of $750,000 will be applied to the subordination agreement with non-arm's length party, Forbes & Manhattan, Inc. (see press release dated March 1, 2012) and other FMAMCo liabilities. Although not completed at this time, FMAMCo and Dacha intend to enter into a release and assignment agreement irrevocably directing the remaining installment payments from this sale to Dacha. As a result Dacha expects to receive $1.2 million less certain contingent FMAMCo liabilities as repayment for this loan. Stan Bharti is a director of both Dacha and FMAMCo and Executive Chairman of Forbes & Manhattan, Inc. therefore, transactions between Dacha, FMAMCo and Forbes & Manhattan, Inc. are considered to be non-arm's length.
The Exchange conducted an issue specific review on the Company and concluded that non-arm's length transactions commencing August 2009 failed to comply with Exchange Policies requiring timely press release disclosure and Exchange notification for non-arm's length party transactions. To address past deficiencies in the corporate governance practices applied and to ensure the Company appropriately deals with non-arm's length transactions according to TSX Venture Exchange Policy going forward, the Company has implemented a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and a Corporate Disclosure Policy.
Dacha Strategic Metals Inc. is an investment company focused on the acquisition, storage and trading of strategic metals with a primary focus on Rare Earth Elements. Dacha is in the unique position of holding a commercial stockpile of Physical Rare Earth Elements. Its shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "DSM" and on the OTCQX exchange under the symbol "DCHAF".
Except for statements of historical fact relating to the Company, certain information contained herein constitutes "forward-looking information" under Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the sale of the assets underlying FMAMCo, receipt of regulatory approvals, receipt of payment on security interest held in FMAMCo, Company's ability to trade in rare earth elements, the realization value of Dacha's physical inventory portfolio, proposed investment strategy of the Company, and general investment and market trends. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Dacha to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Although management of Dacha has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Dacha does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
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