Vancouver, B.C., Feb 28, 2019. PORTOFINO RESOURCES INC. (POR: TSX-V) (POT: FSE) (“Portofino” or the “Company”) announces that it has executed an amended agreement with a private Argentine concession owner to acquire a 100% interest in the Yergo lithium brine salar project in Catamarca, Argentina. The 2,932 Hectares (Ha”) project encompasses the full salar and is located approximately 20 km south-east of Neo Lithium Corp’s 3Q project. Project location can be viewed at: Portofino Resources - Catamarca Lithium Projects.
“We are very pleased to have been able to renegotiate a (previously announced) agreement that decreases our acquisition costs and enables us access to a historically unexplored lithium brine salar within the lithium producing province of Catamarca. The Yergo location enhances our project portfolio and we intend to commence a surface sampling program during the current Argentine summer period:” stated David Tafel, Portofino’s CEO.
To acquire a 100% interest in the properties, Portofino has agreed to make escalating annual payments to the vendor over a 48-month period totalling US$370,000 as follows:
- US$10,000 on signing agreement-(paid)
- By the 12 month anniversary of TSX-V approval- US$20,000,
- By the 24 month anniversary of approval- US$70,000,
- By the 36 month anniversary of approval- US$120,000
- By the 48 month anniversary of approval- US$150,000
The Company also announces, that in compliance with the Company’s Stock Option plan, the Board of Directors has granted 1,500,000 options exercisable for up to 5 years at $0.08 to certain directors, officers and consultants of the Company.
About Portofino Resources Inc.
Portofino is a Vancouver-based Canadian company focused on acquiring, exploring and developing mineral resource projects in the Americas. The Company maintains an interest in several prospective lithium salar properties located within the world-renowned “Lithium Triangle” in Catamarca, Argentina.
On Behalf of the Board,
“David G. Tafel”
Chief Executive Officer
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