MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire -03/06/12)- MDN Inc. (MDN)(TSX: MDN.TO - News) is pleased to inform its shareholders that African Barrick Gold plc (ABG), which operates the Tulawaka gold mine in Tanzania, has announced the total royalty payment of cash available for distribution attributable to 2011. MDN has a 30% participation interest in the Tulawaka mine. The total amount received by MDN for 2011 is US $6.17 million, including payment of US $1.2 million that was remitted at the end of the first half of 2011.
This amount, which is the result of an excellent performance of the mine in 2011, has been entered in the financial statement of MDN for the period terminating December 31st, 2011, as an operating royalty cash payment received from the operation of the mine, which will be published at the end of March. The total payment was received by MDN in February 2012.
During the past two years, ABG has dedicated much effort to improve the underground production and to extend the life of the mine. "We are very pleased that these efforts have achieved their objectives", stated Serge Bureau, President and CEO of MDN.
MDN Inc. (TSX: MDN.TO - News) is a mining exploration and development company exploring and developing projects in Quebec and Tanzania. The company is also active in the search for new business opportunities that can increase shareholder value. As well as holding a 30% participating interest in the Tulawaka gold mine, MDN has also discovered gold in Tanzania at the Ikungu property, where four high-grade gold zones have been identified. MDN Inc. also owns a 72.5% interest in Crevier Minerals Inc., which owns an NI 43-101 niobium-tantalum resource in the Lac-Saint-Jean area of Quebec. MDN has an option to increase its interest in Crevier Minerals Inc. to 87.5%. Additional information is available on MDN's website at www.mdn-mines.com.
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