Vancouver, British Columbia - Cardero Resource Corp. ("Cardero" or the "Company") (TSX: CDU, Frankfurt: CR5), reports that, subject to TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV") acceptance, the Company will extend the due date on advances from E.L. II Properties Trust, a company owned by Robert C. Kopple, a director of the Company (the "Lender") in the aggregate amount of USD$294,655.20 (the "Loan").
The Company has arranged to extend the due date on the loan for one year to November 13, 2022 (the New "Maturity Date"). The Company has agreed to issue in aggregate 4,301,966 non-transferable bonus common share purchase warrants (each, a "Bonus Warrant") to the Lender subject to receipt of the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange for this Loan Extension and Bonus Warrants issue. Each Bonus Warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one common share in the capital of the Company at an exercise price of CAD$0.09 per share for a period of one year expiring November 13, 2022. The Bonus Warrants are calculated based on the original loan amount of $294,655 converted to $387,177 CDN based on the exchange rate at the time of the loan advance. All securities issued pursuant to the Loans will be subject to a hold period of four months and one day in Canada from the date of issuance.
This transaction constitutes a "related party transaction" as such term is defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101"). The Company is relying on the exemptions from the formal valuation and minority approval requirements under MI 61- 101. The Company is exempt from the formal valuation and minority approval requirements of MI 61-101 in reliance on sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a) of MI 61-101 as the fair market value of the transaction, insofar as it involves interested parties, is not more than the 25% of the Company's market capitalization."
ABOUT CARDERO RESOURCE CORP.
Cardero Resource Corp., headquartered in Vancouver, is a resource company focused on building a minerals exploration and development company. Cardero has exercised the exclusive option to acquire a 100% interest in the Zonia Copper Oxide Project, located in Arizona. Zonia is a near-surface copper-oxide resource and a brownfields site having already been mined in the late 1960s and '70s. The Project has been significantly de-risked with almost 700 drill holes completed to date and with substantial amounts of detailed engineering completed. The estimated resource (NI43-101 as amended and dated October, 2017) is located entirely on private land. Cardero completed a Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") published in April 2018 which outlines a mine plan and a chosen development route that will allow permitting to be done on private land thereby reducing the time line for permitting. Engineering at Zonia is more advanced than a typical project at this stage of development and it is reasonable to assume that the Project could go straight to Feasibility from PEA. The deposit is amenable to truck and shovel open pit mining and copper recovery via leaching and SX-EW processing to copper cathode. Cardero's plan going forward is to complete a Feasibility Report and permitting of the Project within 3 to 4 year time line from start.
Detailed information is available at the Company's web site at www.cardero.com.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors of
CARDERO RESOURCE CORP.
"Stuart R. Ross" (signed)
Stuart R. Ross, CEO and President
Stuart Ross or Marla Ritchie
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