Vancouver, B.C. February 15, 2022: Sun Summit Minerals Corp. (TSX-V: SMN; OTCQB: SMREF) is pleased to announce that it has sold its property and royalty interests covering approximately 92,488 hectares in Mexico to Green Earth Metals Inc., an arm’s length private British Columbia company founded by geoscientist Richard Osmond, for 5,000,000 Green Earth common shares and warrants to purchase a further 2,000,000 Green Earth common shares for five years.
- Green Earth common shares: Sun Summit will receive 5,000,000 common shares of Green Earth representing approximately 32.4% of Green Earth’s post-purchase outstanding common shares.
- Green Earth warrants: Sun Summit will also receive warrants to purchase a further 2,000,000 common shares of Green Earth. The warrants will be exercisable for five years at a price per share equal to the offering price of Green Earth’s shares in its initial public offering.
- Eight wholly-owned properties and three NSR royalties being sold: Sun Summit has agreed to sell eight wholly-owned properties covering approximately 83,548 hectares, title to which has either been granted or is pending (including one property covering 74,088 hectares being reviewed for possible archeological sites within the concession area), and three 1% net smelter returns royalties on properties covering 8,940 hectares, title to which has either been granted or is pending.
Bob Willis, Sun Summit’s CEO, stated, "With our current corporate focus being on our flagship Buck gold-silver-zinc project in B.C., we have been actively working to create additional shareholder value through divestiture of our Mexican assets. The key properties which we sold are primarily porphyry copper targets, one of which is drill ready. Our stakeholders will now have significant exposure to copper exploration, with no direct costs to Sun Summit. Exploration will be carried out by an experienced Green Earth management team, who we know well."
Since acquiring its option on the Buck Property in July 2019, Sun Summit has not carried out any significant exploration on its Mexican properties.
National Instrument 43-101 Disclosure
This news release has been approved by Sun Summit’s CEO, Robert D. Willis, P. Eng. a "Qualified Person" as defined in National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects of the Canadian Securities Administrators.
About Sun Summit
Sun Summit Minerals is an exploration company focused on expanding its epithermal gold discovery at its flagship Buck Project located in north-central British Columbia. The Company is exploring multiple high priority gold, silver and zinc targets through methodical, well-funded exploration campaigns with year round drilling access. The Project has high-grade and bulk-tonnage gold-silver-zinc potential and is located in a mining-established region that includes many former operating mines and current exploration projects.
Sun Summit is committed to environmental and social responsibility with a focus on responsible development to generate positive outcomes for all stakeholders.
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