TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 06/18/12 -- Crystallex International Corporation (OTCBB: CRYFQ) ("Crystallex" or the "Company") announced today that it has obtained a court order which allows it to delay holding its annual meeting pending a further order of the Court. Crystallex filed for creditor protection in Canada on December 23, 2011.
In lieu of issuing a management information circular in respect of its 2011 fiscal year at this time, Crystallex will prepare and file with applicable Canadian securities regulatory authorities, and will also distribute to its shareholders, an information document that will contain information substantially similar to that required to be set out in a management information circular, including disclosure regarding the board of directors, executive and director compensation and corporate governance practices. The information document will be filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com under the Company's profile and is expected to be mailed to shareholders (together with the Company's audited fiscal 2011 financial results) later this year.
The Company is also pleased to announce that the Court of Appeal (Ontario) has dismissed the appeal by the holders of the Company's $100,000,000 unsecured notes of the orders made by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) on April 16, 2012 (refer to Crystallex's press release of April 23, 2012) approving the Company's debtor-in-possession financing (the "DIP Financing") and the Company's Management Incentive Plan. The orders approving the DIP Financing and the Management Incentive Plan, as well as the endorsement of these orders, are available at the monitor's website at www.ey.com/ca/crystallex. The noteholders have advised the Company that it is their intention to seek leave to appeal the decision of the Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Crystallex International Corporation is a Canadian based mining company, with a focus on acquiring, exploring, developing and operating mining projects. Crystallex has successfully operated an open pit mine in Uruguay and developed and operated three gold mines in Venezuela. The Company's principal asset is its international claim in relation to its investment in the Las Cristinas gold project located in Bolivar State, Venezuela.
SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: Certain statements included or incorporated by reference in this press release, constitute forward-looking statements. The words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "contemplate," "target," "plan," "intends," "continue," "budget," "estimate," "may," "schedule" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, financial, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Many factors could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, the Company. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and, accordingly, investors are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein. For more information on the risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause the Company's actual results to differ from current expectations, please refer to the Company's public filings available under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com (including, in particular, the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's annual information form dated March 31, 2011 and the Company's management's discussion and analysis of financial position and results of operations for the nine month period ended September 30, 2011, incorporated herein by reference) and the documents relating to the CCAA proceedings available on the Monitor's website. Forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by law.