Orbite Receives $6.3 Million Second Installment of Quebec Investment Tax Credits
October 6, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) — Orbite Aluminae Inc. (TSX:ORT)(OTCQX:EORBF) (“Orbite” or the “Company“) announced today it has received $6.3 million as the second installment related to its 2012 Québec Investment Tax Credits. The funds were due to the Company in relation to equipment purchased for manufacturing and processing in the Gaspé region during the 2012 financial year.
As announced on July 22, 2014 on receipt of the first installment of $6.0 million, these funds will be deposited in a segregated account and serve as security for the convertible debentures issued in 2012. The Company anticipates receiving the balance of its 2012 investment tax credits during the remainder of 2014, with payments for 2013 expected in 2015.
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Prior to this second payment, the Company had a balance of $21.7 million in Québec Investment Tax Credits to be received, of which $13.7 million relates to the 2012 financial year, $6 million to the 2013 financial year, and $2 million for 2014 as of June 30, 2014. The Company anticipates accruing another $2.3 million during the remainder of 2014, such that total Québec Investment Tax Credits under this program should reach approximately $30 million following completion of the Company’s HPA facility at Cap-Chat.
Orbite Aluminae Inc. is a Canadian cleantech company whose innovative and proprietary processes are expected to produce alumina and other high-value products, such as rare earth and rare metal oxides, at one of the lowest costs in the industry, and in a sustainable fashion, using feedstocks that include aluminous clay, kaolin, nepheline, bauxite, red mud and fly ash. Orbite is currently in the process of finalizing its first commercial high-purity alumina (HPA) production plant in Cap-Chat, Québec and has completed the basic engineering for a proposed smelter-grade alumina (SGA) production plant, which would use clay mined from its Grande-Vallée deposit. The Company’s intellectual property portfolio contains 16 intellectual property families, and the Company owns the intellectual property rights to 11 patents and 72 pending patent applications in 10 different countries and regions. The first intellectual property family is patented in Canada, USA, Australia, China, and Russia. The Company also operates a state of the art Technology development center in Laval, Québec, where its technologies are developed and validated.
Certain information contained in this document may include “forward-looking information”. Without limiting the foregoing, the information and any forward-looking information may include statements regarding projects, costs, objectives and future returns of the Company or hypotheses underlying these items. In this document, words such as “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “likely”, “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “plan”, “estimate” and similar words and the negative form thereof are used to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of whether, or the times at or by which, such future performance will be achieved. Forward-looking statements and information are based on information available at the time and/or the Company management’s good-faith beliefs with respect to future events and are subject to known or unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other unpredictable factors, many of which are beyond the Company’s control. These risks uncertainties and assumptions include, but are not limited to, those described in the section of the Management’s Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) entitled “Risk and Uncertainties” as filed on July 30, 2014.
The Company does not intend, nor does it undertake, any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information or statements contained in this document to reflect subsequent information, events or circumstances or otherwise, except as required by applicable laws.
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