TORONTO, ONTARIO November 7, 2016. Sparton Resources Inc. (TSXV.SRI) ("Sparton" or the "Company") reports the results of its Special Shareholder Meeting held on November 3, 2016. A total of 50,711,378 votes were cast in respect of each of the three resolutions put before the Company’s shareholders and approvals were given with at least 50,546,478 votes cast in favour of each resolution, representing more than 99.9% of the total votes cast on each resolution.
With shareholder approvals received, the Company and its 89.8% owned subsidiary, VanSpar Mining Inc. (”VMI”), will now proceed to close the previously announced transaction by which a private investment corporation will directly fund the acquisition of 100% of the shares of JD Holding Inc. (“JDH”) for US$3.3 million, pay US$605,000 to VMI and, within 20 business days after closing, contribute US$2.0 million of working capital to JDH. On closing, VMI will cause 82% of the JDH shares to be transferred to the private investment corporation, with the remaining 18% being retained by VMI. JDH is the parent company to an international group of vanadium battery manufacturing and distribution companies.
These transactions are expected to be closed by mid-November, 2016.
See Sparton news release dated September 27, 2016 for further background.
Sparton and VMI look forward to the success of JDH and its reactivation of the Prudent Energy vanadium flow battery (“VRB”) manufacturing businesses. Recent developments in the fast growing, large scale, industrial electricity storage industry, have highlighted VRB as the lowest cost, safest and most efficient type of battery technology solution available today. The success of the 8 megawatt hour VRB installation at the Zhangbei Project in China, which was constructed by Prudent Energy and commissioned by staff engaged by VMI, has successfully operated now for over 10 months since commissioning, and is clearly a showpiece for large scale energy storage systems and the recognition of VRB electricity technology applications in an international arena.
VRB is the ideal solution to increase renewable energy power generation efficiencies through electricity storage and has multiple other applications. Prudent has installed batteries in 12 different countries and has over 800,000 hours of testing and quality assurance development already completed. It has a large portfolio of intellectual property registrations supporting its existing and new technology development.
Among future resource related activities, Sparton and VMI’s work going forward will include, but not be limited to, the evaluation of vanadium related resources which could serve as sources of raw material for the manufacturing of vanadium flow battery systems.
Sparton is pleased to welcome George Wesley Roberts who has been appointed back to its Board of Directors after a short absence. Wes is a seasoned mining and financial engineer with many years of experience in resource production, evaluation, legal and financing matters. He has served on the company advisory committee continuously and we are delighted to have him return as a full board member.