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- In February-March Rogue Stone sold 4,490 tons realizing an average price of $86/ton
- Average value of limestone sold continues to rise with increased demand for higher value products
- Extended the term on the existing $1.8M debt financing to December 3, 2021
TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / June 7, 2021 / Rogue Resources Inc. (TSXV:RRS) ('Rogue' or the 'Company') is pleased to announce that Quarry Operations for Rogue Stone continued through the spring and early summer with growing demand for Rogue's limestone products. During the months of April and May, the Company sold a total of 4,490 tons of limestone for gross revenue of $387,296 and are in line with the sales expectations. Rogue Stone has also seen an increase in the value of the limestone sold as the demand for the higher value limestone products, including steps, wall stone and flagstone, begins to pick up with the arrival of the warmer weather.
'We are pleased to see that the demand and sales of limestone continue to meet or exceed expectations.', said Mr. Samson. 'We anticipate that our sales volume will continue to increase through the summer.'
Debt Financing- extending current facility
Rogue has elected to extend its $1.8M debt financing (the 'Debt Facility') with a leading Canadian, non-bank lender (the 'Credit Group'). The Debt Facility is secured against all of the Company's assets and will be extended for 6 months. The financing originally had a 12-month term, to which 3 months were added almost immediately when the Company negotiated relief around the early impact of COVID-19 (for further detail see the March 5, 2020 and April 27, 2020 news releases). The Debt Facility has interest-only payments until the principal is due in full at maturity, carrying an interest rate equal to the higher of prime plus 8.05% or 12%. There were no penalties or further fees related to the extension.
'Though expensive, the Debt Facility has financed the acquisition and growth of the Rogue Stone business and allowed the Company to pivot into a new cash flowing business', said Sean Samson, President and CEO of Rogue. 'The Credit Group have been good partners, especially through the early challenges of the pandemic, but I look forward to securing lower interest financing after another spring and summer of performance from the stone business.'
About Rogue Resources Inc.
Rogue is a mining company focused on generating positive cash flow. Not tied to any commodity, it looks at rock value and quality deposits that can withstand all stages of the commodity price cycle. The Company includes Rogue Stone selling quarried limestone for landscape applications from two operating quarries in Ontario; Rogue Quartz focused on advancing its silica/quartz business with the Snow White Project in Ontario and the Silicon Ridge Project in Québec; Rogue Timmins with the gold potential at Radio Hill and an ownership position in the private company EV Nickel, exploring in the Shaw Dome.
The Company's Projects are under the direct technical supervision of Paul Davis, P.Geo., and Vice-President of the Company. Mr. Davis is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. He has reviewed and approved the technical information in this press release. There are no known factors that could materially affect the reliability of the information verified by Mr. Davis.
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SOURCE: Rogue Resources Inc.
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