Canarc Completes Sale of Oro Silver and the El Compas Mine Project to Endeavour Silver for CAD$10.5 Million in Endeavour Shares
Vancouver, Canada – May 30, 2016 – Canarc Resource Corp. (TSX: CCM, OTC-BB: CRCUF, Frankfurt: CAN) announces that it has closed the sale transaction under the definitive agreement announced on May 9, 2016 with Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX: EDR, NYSE: EXK) pursuant to which Canarc sold to Endeavour 100% of the shares of Canarc’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Oro Silver Resources Ltd., which indirectly holds a 100% interest in the El Compas Gold-Silver Mine Project (“El Compas”) in Zacatecas, Mexico, in consideration for 2,147,239 free-trading common shares of Endeavour, with an aggregate deemed value of CAD$10.5 million.
The Endeavour shares were issued to Canarc at a deemed price of CAD$4.89 per share, equal to the volume-weighted average trading price on the TSX for the 10 trading-day period immediately prior to May 6, 2016. As additional consideration, Endeavour has assumed Canarc’s obligation to deliver an aggregate of 165 troy ounces of gold (or the US Dollar equivalent thereof) to Marlin Gold Mining Ltd. (“Marlin”) in three equal payments of 55 troy ounces which are due in October 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Canarc Strategic Update
Canarc’s enhanced financial position should allow the Company to pursue more substantial M&A opportunities aimed at creating additional growth and value for shareholders. The Company has already begun reviewing several new projects generated by management or submitted by investment bankers.
Going forward, management remains focused on acquiring near term gold-silver-copper mining assets located in Mexico, US and Canada, together with a renewed effort to advance the Company’s New Polaris and Windfall Hills projects.
Canarc intends to hold the Endeavour shares received at closing as a marketable security having both short and long term value. Management plans to minimize treasury risk and maximize treasury value by monetizing Endeavour shares from time to time as dictated by market conditions. We believe that as gold and silver prices rise, the Endeavour share price also has good potential to rise and further increase Canarc’s treasury value.
In conjunction with the closing of the El Compas sale, the Marlin board nominee, Mr. Akiba Leisman, has resigned from the Canarc board.
Mr. Catalin Chiloflischi, CEO of Canarc, stated: “The closing of this transaction represents a positive step forward for Canarc that gives the Company the opportunity to continue growing from a position of financial strength. For the first time in many years, the company now has sufficient capital to pursue larger and more advanced M&A opportunities with a goal to create even more value for our shareholders.”
Catalin Chiloflischi, CEO
CANARC RESOURCE CORP.
About Canarc Resource Corp. - Canarc is a growth-oriented, gold exploration and mining Company listed on the TSX (CCM) and the OTC-BB (CRCUF). The Company is currently focused on acquiring operating or pre-production stage gold-silver-copper mines or properties in the Americas and further advancing its gold properties in north and central BC.
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