VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / December 21, 2020 / CopperBank Resources Corp. ("CopperBank" or the "Company") (CSE:CBK) is pleased to report that it is advancing a comprehensive valuation review for its 100% owned subsidiary CopperBank Royalty Corp. The wholly owned Royalty subsidiary was press released by the Company on October 19, 2019.
Highlights of CopperBank Royalty Corp.
- There are significant portions of CopperBank's 100% owned land holdings where historical mineral resources and economic studies have been established that are not currently subject to any royalties.
- These royalty-free land holdings provide an opportunity to cost-effectively and organically grow shareholder value by establishing a royalty or royalties at Contact and Copper Creek.
- Decades of land assembly have been completed to establish the contiguous 100% owned project boundaries of over 16,000 acres of total land holdings that have had more than $100 million of historical expenditures.
Valuation Metrics and Industry Comparables.
CopperBank management will assess various sensitivities for establishing royalties at each of Contact and Copper Creek. Since registering the Royalty subsidiary, the Company has carefully monitored the peer group and has witnessed transactions for interests in net smelter return (NSR) royalties ranging from as low as 0.24% to in excess of 3.0%. Management will consult with industry experts and assess valuation metrics for establishing NSR royalties on portions of land holdings within the Company portfolio ranging from 0.50% to 3.0%.
Once the detailed assessment is complete, management will determine next steps for a potential monetization of one, or more, royalty, or, a portion of a royalty from the portfolio. This could include, but is not limited to a partnership, sale, merger, spin-out or other innovative transaction with the intention of being highly accretive to Company shareholders.
CopperBank CEO Gianni Kovacevic comments: "There have been some significant success stories of companies establishing royalty operations. While there are numerous precious metal royalty businesses, there are very few that focus on copper specifically. A royalty associated to any large copper project that advances towards development has tremendous leverage to provide long-term stable returns. Advancing CopperBank's royalty business to realization is a very important milestone before our team executes important next steps in the development of Contact and Copper Creek."
CopperBank is a Canadian exploration mining company focused on energy related metal exploration in The United States of America. The Company trades on the Canadian Securities Exchange - CSE- under the symbol "CBK".
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