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Scania Capital Issues Senior Secured Asset Backed Bonds
$200 million Commercial Bond issue 6.5% coupon 5 year Senior Secured. Collateralized by $7.8 billion of gold reserves. To support Scania as funding partner with direct investments and joint ventures in metals mining operations and industrial sector.
The proceeds from the bond issue shall mainly be utilized to fund mining operations in North America. The first of such operations is based on Scania Capital’s 50 / 50 joint venture partnership with Energy Recovery Group Inc. of the Happy 2 placer mine located in Pinal County, Arizona. The probable reserves of gold and platinum group metals (PGM) are estimated to be approximately $229 billion USD at current prices.
The Happy 2 JV mining project intends to use a proprietary cutting edge process, licensed from a leading university that allows for a higher extraction rate than achieved by current methods. Applied to the Happy 2 ore body, this extraction method will provide greater yields than by traditional mining techniques.
Scania Capital’s Executive Vice President Lindsay Oliver says, “given that the unstable state of “fiat” currencies is causing investors to look for safe-haven investments, our new tangible-asset backed bond put us in exactly the right place at the right time. Gold is the money that cannot be printed out of thin air.”
Interested parties may contact Mr. Oliver for further information via the Toronto Office at +1 (416) 444-4001
NOTE: The Bonds may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. persons, except to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Rule 144A, and to certain persons in offshore transactions in reliance on Regulation S.