VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 1, 2017) - Esrey Energy Ltd. ("Esrey" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:EEL) announces that it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent ("LOI") with PRG PLC, a private Malta company ("PRG"), to acquire Zinc Power Limited ("Zinc Power"), a majority owned subsidiary of PRG at arm's length to the Company and its principals, whose principal assets include approximately 130,000 tonnes of zinc tailings located in Kosovo (the "Acquisition").
Under the terms of the LOI, Esrey is to acquire 100% of the shares of Zinc Power from PRG and the minority shareholders of Zinc Power in exchange for 39,762,771 shares of Esrey (the "Esrey Shares") being an amount equal to 100% of the current issued and outstanding shares of Esrey. It is contemplated that on closing ("Closing") of the Acquisition, PRG will distribute the Esrey shares otherwise issuable to it to the shareholders of PRG on a pro rata basis. The Esrey Shares will be subject to resale restrictions in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange including, but not necessarily limited to, a four-month hold period.
The LOI also provides that Esrey loan US $500,000 to Zinc Power, which loan is guaranteed by PRG.
On Closing, it is intended that Ray Power and Nitesh Shah of PRG would be appointed as directors of Esrey and Richard Green would resign.
Closing remains subject to each of Esrey and PRG completing a satisfactory due diligence review of the other and entering into a definitive agreement by May 12, 2017 and the acceptance of the Acquisition by the TSX Venture Exchange.
ESREY ENERGY LTD.
President & CEO
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