BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL–(Marketwired – Oct 7, 2014) – Brazil Minerals, Inc. (OTCQB: BMIX), (the “Company” or “BMIX”), a U.S. holding company with revenues from sales of polished and rough diamonds as well as gold bars, all from its own production, announced today that it had purchased and formally received title to the remainder of Mineração Duas Barras Ltda. (“MDB”) that it did not own before. MDB is the first operational, revenue-generating business owned fully by BMIX. Aside from regular payables for operations, there is no debt in MDB.
Marc Fogassa, Chairman and CEO of BMIX, commented: “Our original goal had been to finish the acquisition of 100% of MDB by the end of 2014. I am delighted that we were able to expedite this plan and beat it by three months. MDB under our management team supervision has gone from a distressed asset to a producer of polished and rough diamonds, gold bars, and sand in the course of about a year and half. MDB is the core basis for our expanding diamond and gold center in northern Minas Gerais in Brazil.”
MDB owns mineral rights encompassing approximately 1,404 acres, including a fully-operational mining concession with the largest alluvial processing plant for diamonds and gold in Latin America. MDB has NI 43-101 geological reports and a bankable feasibility study on file with the local mining authority. It also has the permit to export its production of rough diamonds as well as its own cut and polished diamonds.
All of MDB’s mined diamonds qualify for Kimberley Certification, which is essential for access to the global markets. The global Kimberley Process Certification system was established by the United Nations to prevent “conflict diamonds” from entering the market; Brazil is a signatory to this agreement.
For the final payment for completing its ownership in MDB, BMIX disbursed $200,000 in cash and issued 2,142,857 shares of its restricted common stock to a private individual. MDB now fully-owned, BMIX will no longer have to expend capital or issue stock for additional ownership interest in MDB.
About Brazil Minerals, Inc.
Brazil Minerals, Inc. (OTCQB: BMIX) is a U.S. holding company with revenues from gold and diamonds and ownership of interests in projects in diamonds, gold, high quality sand, titanium, vanadium and iron in Brazil. In particular, BMIX fully owns Mineração Duas Barras Ltda. (“MDB”), a Brazilian producer of diamonds (both rough as well as its own cut and polished), gold bars, and sand. MDB has a fully-operational mining concession, the largest alluvial processing plant for diamond and gold in Latin America, and the permit to export its production. More information on BMIX can be found at www.brazil-minerals.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward looking statements are based upon the current plans, estimates and projections of Brazil Minerals, Inc.’s management and are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from the forward looking statements. Such statements include, among others, those concerning market and industry segment growth and demand and acceptance of new and existing products; any projections of production, reserves, sales, earnings, revenue, margins or other financial items; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance; uncertainties related to conducting business in Brazil, as well as all assumptions, expectations, predictions, intentions or beliefs about future events. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements: business conditions in Brazil, general economic conditions, geopolitical events and regulatory changes, availability of capital, BMIX’s ability to maintain its competitive position and dependence on key management. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of any securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.
Cautionary note regarding estimates of Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resources of Diamonds and Gold as found in MDB’s NI 43-101 Technical Reports.
We advise U.S. investors that while these terms and amounts are recognized by Canadian regulations, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) does not recognize them. U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of the mineral deposits in these categories will ever be converted into mineral reserves as defined by the U.S.’s Industry Guide 7.
Cautionary note regarding estimates of Mineral Reserves of Diamonds and Gold as found in MDB’s Bankable Feasibility Study.
We advise U.S. investors that while these terms and amounts are recognized by Brazilian regulations, the SEC does not recognize them. U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of the mineral deposits in this category will ever be converted into mineral reserves as defined by the U.S.’s Industry Guide 7.