Vancouver, July 20, 2015 – Baja Mining Corp. (“Baja” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: BAJ – OTC: BAJFF) reports that further to its news release dated July 2, 2015, it has received confirmation from Minera y Metalúrgica del Boleo, S.A. P.I. de C.V. (“MMB”) that the Boleo Project completed its first shipment of copper. On July 12, 2015, MMB shipped 1,919 tonnes of electrolytic copper cathodes from its marine terminal at Boleo.
Mr. Tom Ogryzlo, Interim CEO of Baja, commented, “We are pleased that the Boleo Project has achieved yet another notable milestone in the ramp-up of its production operations. From experience, I know that there are always many challenges encountered in the start-up of any major processing operation, and Boleo is no exception. This is an important achievement for MMB senior management and all the employees of MMB. We wish the Project team continued success as it continues to ramp-up production and works to optimize the underground mining operations.”
In addition, Baja has also been advised by MMB and Korea Resources Corporation (“KORES”) that MMB has issued a further aggregate principal amount of US$120 million of its 2.875% Guaranteed Notes due 2019 (the “Additional Notes”). The Additional Notes constitute a further issuance of the US$340,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 2.875% Guaranteed Notes due 2019 that MMB issued on May 7, 2014, backed by a KORES guarantee (see Baja News Release dated May 13, 2014). The proceeds will be used to fund the production ramp-up and operations through 2015, according to the latest MMB financing plan.
For further information, please contact Baja’s Interim CEO Tom Ogryzlo at 604-685-2323 or via email at [email protected]
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