Thursday, March 26, 2009

Talon Metals updates loan terms for BVI-registered Saber Energy

Mineral exploration company Talon Metals Corp, registered in the British Virgin Islands, announced that it has agreed to a 30 day maturity date extension of the $6 mln loan that was made by it to Saber Energy Corp., a private coal bed methane exploration company working in Botswana, Africa.

Talon Metals entered into a binding agreement with Saber Energy Corp., also based in BVI, in September 2008. The original maturity date of the loan was March 24, 2009, and the loan will not be repaid on this date. Also, Talon continues due diligence review of Saber regarding potential merger of the two BVI companies.

The discussions of the two BVI companies are to be concluded in about 30 days, or on before April 24 2009. In case if the discussions do not result in agreement on a further extension to the loan and interest earned, the loan would be paid immediately.

Talon's $6 mln loan to Saber is secured against Saber's assets which include its land licenses in Botswana and other assets. Currently Talon's management and auditors are establishing an appropriate valuation for the loan. Currently payable interest on the loan is 18 per cent per annum.

Talon is continuing to investigate other opportunities, and is currently undertaking due diligence reviews on a number of such opportunities that have been identified for new resource projects.