|June 14, 2011|
Crowflight Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results
|Vancouver, British Columbia -- June 14, 2011 -- CROWFLIGHT MINERALS INC. ("Crowflight" or the "Company") (TSX: CML) announces its financial results for the first quarter of 2011. Complete interim financial statements and related Management's Discussion and Analysis are filed under the Company's profile on www.sedar.com. All amounts are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated.|
• Net loss for the period was $6.0 million or ($0.01) per share as the mine operation at the Company's Bucko Lake Mine has been suspended since October 2010 in order to facilitate the instruction of its own underground mining equipment and team and to make readjustments to address certain operational issues;
• Raised $30 million to bring accounts payable current, acquire mining equipment, and retire convertible debentures. Approximately $10 million mining and milling equipment was order, and all the $23 million convertible debentures were retired;
• Cash and cash equivalent as at March 31, 2011 was $5.4 million (December 31, 2010 - $4.1 million);
• Mining operation at Bucko Lake Mine resumed in April 2011; and,
• Arranged US$5.0 million debt facility in May 2011 to address any potential issues during the restart of operation at Bucko Lake Mine.
The mining operation at Bucko Lake Mine resumed in April 2011, but was affected by some power outage issues and the delay of mining equipment delivery. Currently, the power outage issues have been resolved and major mining equipment has been delivered. The Company is reviewing the restart-up operation at Bucko Lake Mine and will provide revised guidance on its 2011 production target at Bucko Lake once the review is completed.
Capital expenditures at Bucko Lake Mine are budgeted at $15 million, of which $6 million is for the acquisition of mining equipment, and the remaining $9 million for mine development and the upgrade of backfill plant and tailing pond.
The Company also budgeted $3.0 million exploration expenditures, including carrying out extensive drilling program at the Thompson Nickel Belt Exploration Properties with intention to upgrade the mineral resources and assess the economic potential of the M11A zone.
About Crowflight Minerals Inc.
Crowflight Minerals Inc. (TSX: CML) is a Canadian junior mining company that owns and operates the Bucko Lake Nickel Mine near Wabowden, Manitoba. The Company also holds nickel, copper and Platinum Group Mineral (PGM) projects in the Thompson Nickel Belt and Sudbury Basin.
Further information is available on the Company's website at www.crowflight.com or contact:
CFO and Corporate Secretary
Crowflight Minerals Inc.
P.O. Box 35 1655-999 West Hastings Street Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V6C 2W2
Tel: 778-372-1806 Fax: 604-254-8863
Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Information
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