LAS VEGAS, Oct. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Asia Broadband Inc. (AABB), through its wholly owned subsidiary Asia Metals Inc., has signed a definitive joint venture agreement for the large scale expansion of the Company's mining operations in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, with Qiangda Investments & Economics & Co., Ltd.. The agreement guarantees a $34 million capital commitment allocated over a 3 year period on a time-lined payment schedule to earn-in a maximum 40% equity interest in the Company. The schedule consists of a $5 million initial payment that has now been received earning a 6% equity interest, a $9 million minimum payment in 2019 to earn a further 10% interest, a $10 million minimum payment in 2020 to earn a further 12% interest and a $10 million minimum payment in 2021 to earn a further 12% interest. The joint venture capital will be allocated specifically to expand the identified resources within the Asia Broadband properties and build out a new production processing facility with greater efficiency and capacity, but also includes provisions for new exploration expenditures. The operating terms include identifying Asian Metals Inc. as the manager of the joint venture and the forming of a management committee with representatives from both parties to oversee, approve and direct budgeting, capital expenditures and decision-making regarding operational processes and expenditures.
Qiangda Investments & Economics & Co., Ltd., is a holding company and facilitating subsidiary of a Chinese owned conglomerate entity. Its operational objective is to secure physical gold supplies for it affiliates' manufacturing demand and to build an investment hedge that mitigates the risk of instabilities caused by fluctuations in markets and world economic conditions.
"We are exuberant at this point. The diligent work by everyone in the Company over the past 4 months has resulted in us reaching our most significant milestone to date. With a major source of committed capital backing our facilities and drill program expansions, many more milestones will be reached as we continue to grow going forward," declared James Gilbert, the Company President and CEO.
Asia Broadband Inc. (AABB), through its wholly owned subsidiary Asia Metals Inc., is a resource company focused on the production, supply and sale of precious and base metals, primarily to Asian markets. The Company utilizes its specific geographic expertise, experience and extensive industry contacts to facilitate its innovative distribution process from the production and supply of precious and base metals in Guerrero, Mexico, to our client sales networks in Asia. This vertical integration approach to sales transactions is the unique strength of Asia Broadband and differentiates the Company to its shareholders.
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