Spokane, WA - February 4, 2011 - Goldrich Mining Company (OTCBB: GRMC) (the "Company") announces it has converted the equivalent of approximately 1,300 ounces of gold due under gold forward sales contracts into 10,931,982 common shares of the Company. In addition, the Company has signed agreements for the gold forward contracts with a November 2010 delivery date, totaling approximately 191 ounces, to amend the delivery date to November 2012. The agreements settled all required gold deliveries through 2010 and bring the Company into complete compliance with all remaining gold forward sales contracts.
In exchange for the extended delivery date, the Company agreed to continue paying interest on the value of the gold that was due November 1, 2010 until the required gold is delivered and to increase the interest rate by four percent to a rate equal to the lesser of prime plus eight percent (8%) per annum or twelve percent (12%) compounded annually.
Prior to the conversion of gold into common shares and the amendment of the delivery date, the Company owed the equivalent of approximately 1,897 ounces of gold in total, with 1,283 ounces deliverable in November 2010 and 614 ounces deliverable in October 2011. Subsequent to the transactions, the Company owes the equivalent of 597 ounces of gold in total, with 406 ounces deliverable in October 2011 and 191 ounces deliverable in November 2012.
William Schara, CEO of Goldrich, notes, "These transactions greatly strengthen our balance sheet and, while we will continue to build our placer gold production capacity, allow us to focus developing our main properties, the hard-rock gold targets, to increase shareholder value."
Goldrich Mining Company is engaged in the business of the discovery and mining of gold deposits. This endeavor carries certain risks that are commensurate with the potential rewards of such efforts. These risks cannot be quantified and should not be taken lightly.