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HONG KONG, CHINA–(Marketwired – Sept. 22, 2017) – SouthGobi Resources Ltd. (TSX:SGQ)(HKSE:1878) (“SouthGobi” or the “Company“) announces the September 18, 2017 decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal, which dismissed the Company’s appeal of the original Ontario lower court decision to permit the plaintiff to commence and proceed with a class action (the “Class Action“) against the Company claiming damages under the Ontario Securities Act in connection with the Company’s restatement of certain financial statements previously disclosed in the Company’s public fillings (the “Restatement“). Concurrently, the Ontario Court of Appeal allowed the plaintiff’s appeal of the original Ontario lower court decision to dismiss the plaintiff’s leave motion against certain of the Company’s former officers and directors and made an order granting leave for the plaintiff to proceed against such former officers and directors of the Company in relation to the Restatement. As a result, the plaintiff is now permitted to proceed with the Class Action against both the Company and the former officers and directors of the Company.
The Company intends to seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. The Company firmly believes that it has a strong defence and will continue to vigorously defend itself against the Class Action through independent Canadian litigation counsel retained by the Company for this purpose. The Company confirms that it carries Directors and Officers Liability Insurance which is responsive to the Class Action as against both the Company and the former officers and directors of the Company.
For more details in respect of the Class Action lawsuit, please refer to the Company’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the quarter ended June 30, 2017, and, in particular, the sub-section on “Class Action Lawsuit” of the “Regulatory Issues and Contingencies” available on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com and the website of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange at www.hkexnews.hk.
SouthGobi, listed on the Toronto and Hong Kong stock exchanges, owns and operates its flagship Ovoot Tolgoi coal mine in Mongolia. It also holds the mining licences of its other metallurgical and thermal coal deposits in South Gobi Region of Mongolia. SouthGobi produces and sells coal to customers in China.
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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:03:48 GMT