VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ANGKOR GOLD CORP. (TSX-V: ANK) ("ANGKOR") is pleased to announce that it has completed the strategic transaction announced on January 3, 2013 for the sale of a 78km2 subsection of its 300km2 Oyadao tenement to All Solutions (Cambodia) Co. Ltd. ("Allsol") a privately a held company in partnership with Chinese gold miner, Canxiang Mining Co Ltd.
Under the terms of the deal, the two million and four hundred thousand US dollars (USD $2,400,000) payment from Allsol to Angkor was held in escrow pending issuance of the new exploration licence. The new 78km2 exploration licence has been issued to Allsol and the total payment has now been received by Angkor. Angkor retains the remaining 222km2 of the existing Oyadao licence.
Mike Weeks, CEO & Chairman, commented, "The completion of this transaction strengthens our financial position and enables us to expand our 2013 exploration program.
We look forward to providing fuller details of our 2013 exploration program in due course. In the interim, we invite our shareholders and the investment community to visit our newly updated corporate presentation, available on our website, to learn more about our ACTION-based strategy and why we're Cambodia's Premier Gold Explorer."
Cambodia is relatively unexplored and yet is already known to contain multiple deposits with grades that are suggestive of economic viability. The two transactions announced by Angkor this January of 2013 underline this opportunity. The participation of Mesco Gold in Cambodia confirms that others are now recognizing Angkor's valuation of Cambodia's potential for gold and other mineral opportunities.
Cambodia offers Angkor's shareholders an exciting advantage: Angkor acquired licences with strong histories of artisanal mining; Angkor's prospects are accessible, mineable and well-serviced; Angkor continues to explore efficiently, maximizing the low exploration costs. Cambodia has a stable, democratic government, a business-friendly environment, and strong infrastructure in place.
Angkor's midterm ambition is to self-finance its exploration activities. In Cambodia, Angkor intends to make a positive difference while rewarding its shareholders with strong steady value creation.
Solid progress has been made over the past three years; 24% of the company is owned by insiders, and the management team offers the right blend of technical and business experience.
The two transactions announced by Angkor in January 2013 constitute a very small percentage of Angkor's land package.
ANGKOR GOLD CORP. is a public company listed on the TSX-Venture Exchange. It is Cambodia's premier gold explorer with a significantly large land package and a first-mover advantage with excellent relationships at all levels of Government (local to national).
Angkor has 5 exploration licences in the Kingdom of Cambodia now covering a total of 1102 km2, plus 3 pending licence applications. The company has been actively exploring these concessions over the past 3 years, and has now covered all tenements with stream sediment geochemical sampling, has flown low level aeromagnetic surveys over much of the ground, drilled 17,556 metres of NQ core in 143 holes, of which 8,815m in 66 holes were drilled in the 2012 season; and has collected in excess of 20,000 'C' zone soil samples in 8 centres of interest, over a combined area of 20km2, in addition to numerous trenches and detailed geological field mapping. Exploration on all tenements is ongoing.
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