Toronto, February 24, 2010, Gleichen Resources Ltd. (TSX-GRL) (“Gleichen
” or the “Company
”) has completed its previously announced acquisition of all of the shares in the capital of Minera Media Luna, S.A. de C.V. (“MML
”) held by Desarrollos Mineros San Luis, S.A. de C.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Goldcorp Inc. (“DMSL
”), representing 21.2% of the issued and outstanding shares of MML, for CDN$52,000,000 payable in cash, pursuant to a share purchase agreement dated February 9, 2010 with DMSL. Gleichen now holds 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of MML through its subsidiary TGRXM S.A. de C.V. MML is the registered holder of a 100% interest in the Morelos gold project in Mexico (the “Morelos Project
“This consolidation concludes a natural step for the Company and provides us with a clean ownership structure from which to anchor our exploration efforts on the Morelos Project”, said Fred Stanford, President and CEO of Gleichen. “We believe we have a Project with great potential to grow, we are well financed and we are pleased to be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and look forward to keeping the market appraised of our progress.” he added.
Gleichen Resources Ltd., is a well funded, growth oriented Canadian mining company engaged in the exploration and development of precious metal resources with a focus on gold. It owns 100% of the Morelos Project, an advanced stage gold exploration property, located 180km southwest of Mexico City. The Company trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol GRL. The Company’s Board of Directors has approved a change of the Company’s name to Torex Gold Resources Inc., pending approval at its next annual and special meeting of shareholders.
For further information, please contact:
GLEICHEN RESOURCES LTD.
President and CEO
Tel. (647) 260-1502
Gabriela M. Sanchez
Vice President Investor Relations
Tel. (647) 260-1503
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