VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 31, 2012) - Defiance Silver Corp ("Defiance") (TSX VENTURE:DEF) is pleased to announce the successful renegotiation of the option agreement to acquire the San Acacio Silver Mine located in Zacatecas State Mexico. The new agreement has pushed the option exercise payment from May 2013 to August 2015.
"I am extremely pleased with the substantial increase in the time allowed to purchase the San Acacio Mine," stated Bruce Winfield, CEO. "Three years is sufficient time to allow Defiance to explore, develop and finance the San Acacio Mine. This extension also allows us to align the mine development schedule with the refurbishment and recommencement of the 200 tpd Santa Gabriela Mill. Together, the mine and mill enable Defiance to enter the ranks of silver producers within 15 months of receiving financing.
The original agreement granted Defiance nine months from the signing of the definitive trust agreement and the payment of $275,000 USD in option payments to make a $5.5 Million USD payment to acquire the mine. The new agreement gives Defiance 3 years from the signing of the trust agreement to make the $5.5 million purchase payment. The new agreement consists of a $275,000 payment anticipated to occur in August 2012 that extends the option to August 2013, a $150,000 option payment to extend the option to August 2014 and a $225,000 option payment to extend the option to August 2015. As in the original agreement, the vender retains a 2.5% NSR which may be purchased for $2.5 million.
About Defiance Silver:
Defiance Silver Corp. is a near term silver producer engaged in the acquisition, exploration, and development of advanced silver projects in Zacatecas Mexico. Defiance is focused on: 1) the purchase and refurbishment of the 200 tpd Santa Gabriela Mill, 2) the exercising of an option to purchase the San Acacio Mine, and 3) the definition of feed for the Santa Gabriela Mill from surface dumps and the San Acacio Mine with its historical resource (reference Defiance Silver Corp New release dated November 1, 2011).
On behalf of the Directors
W.D. Bruce Winfield, President and CEO
For additional information please visit the Company's website at www.defiancesilver.com.
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