HAMILTON, Bermuda, July 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Till Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:TIL) (TSX.V:TIL) (the “Company” or “Till”), a Bermuda domiciled company, is pleased to report that one of its privately-held portfolio companies, IG Copper LLC ("IGC"), has received approval to advance the Malmyzh copper-gold project from the Government Commission on Monitoring Foreign Investment (the "Commission"), chaired by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Resource Re, Till owns approximately 2.42% of IGC on a fully diluted basis. Eurasian Minerals (TSX.V:EMX) (NYSE MKT:EMXX) (“Eurasian”) is the largest shareholder in IGC, and readers are referred to a press release available on their web site at www.eurasianminerals.com for further detailed information on the Malmyzh project.
The Malmyzh exploration and mining licenses are held in a joint venture owned by IGC (51%) and Freeport-McMoRan Exploration Corporation (49%), with IGC operating and managing the project. The Commission's approval marks a significant milestone in the development of the Malmyzh project, which will enable the joint venture to retain mining and production rights to this project. Till offers its sincere congratulations to the IGC team on this signal accomplishment.
John T. Rickard
Director and Interim Chief Executive Officer
Till Capital Ltd.
Till Capital Ltd. is a Bermuda-domiciled company with two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Omega Insurance Holdings Inc. and Resource Re Ltd. Omega Insurance Holdings Inc. owns Omega General Insurance Company, a Canadian insurance company offering innovative and customized insurance industry solutions, including fronting and run-off services for insurers/reinsurers, within the Canadian marketplace. Omega Insurance Holdings Inc. also operates Focus Group Inc., a consulting and project management company servicing the local and international needs of its Property Casualty Insurance clients. Resource Re Ltd. is a Bermuda-domiciled reinsurance company regulated by the Bermuda Monetary Authority with a Class 3A insurance license directed to underwrite reinsurance policies within a long term investment strategy. Through its regulated subsidiaries, the Company has been structured to produce underwriting profits as well as above average returns on assets under management.
At this time, the Company has no current plans to provide earnings guidance due to the volatility of investment returns.
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Except for statements of historical fact, this news release contains certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. These forward-looking statements are intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and generally can be identified by phrases such as “plan”, “except”, “project”, “intend”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “will”, “could” and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions “may” occur. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the statements. These and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking information are based on estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. Except as required by law, Till Capital assumes no obligation to update forward-looking information should circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions change.
Source: TillCapital Ltd.