Khan Resources says the compensation it was awarded by an international arbitration tribunal in relation to the cancellation of Khan’s uranium licences in 2009 is now due from the Government of Mongolia and Monatom LLC.
The award consisted of a Base Amount of US$80 million plus interest at LIBOR +2% (compounded annually) from July 1, 2009 to the time of payment. In addition, the Tribunal awarded costs of US$9.1 million in favour of Khan.
As of March 31, 2015, the award aggregates to US$103.8 million. Interest is currently accruing at a rate of 2.546% or US$6485 per day.
The company has tabled the above amount with the Government of Mongolia and has asked for full and prompt payment.
An initial meeting with representatives of the Government of Mongolia to discuss settlement issues has been completed. The meeting was productive and both parties agreed to try to reach an amicable settlement. Provisions have been made for the holding of subsequent meetings, with the next meeting scheduled to take place during the week of April 20, 2015.
Khan’s president and CEO Grant Edey says, “The company is pleased with the goodwill demonstrated by the Government representatives during this first meeting. We look forward to progressing the matter further at our next meeting.”
Khan intends to continue its vigorous pursuit of obtaining value for shareholders.