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Hot Chili Limited | Repayment of US $1.5M Option Fee to CMP

Removal of Last Requirement of CMP Option Over Productora

Hot Chili Limited (ASX: HCH) (OTCQB: HHLKF) (“Hot Chili” or “Company”) advises that it has met its final requirement in the process to remove the Compañía Minera del Pacífico S.A. (CMP) Option to purchase an additional interest in the Company’s Productora copper-gold project in Chile.

CMP is a subsidiary of Compañia de Aceros del Pacifico S.A. (CAP), Chile’s largest iron ore miner, infrastructure and integrated steel business.

In May 2015, CMP acquired a 20% interest in Productora in exchange for providing critical infrastructure access rights (water pipeline easements, electricity easements, surface rights) and CMP’s interests in several lease holdings at the project.  In addition, CMP paid Hot Chili a US$1.5 million reimbursable fee for an Option to purchase an additional 32% interest in Productora for a valuation of between US$80 million to US$110 million (Additional Purchase Option), as announced to ASX 1st May 2015.

CMP was free-carried to the completion of the Company’s Productora Pre-feasibility study (PFS). 

In March 2016, Hot Chili completed the Productora PFS and CMP elected at that time to contribute to expenditure in the project going forward, but not exercise its Option.

HCH has repaid CMP the US$1.5 Option fee and CMP has accepted the payment.

The Board of Hot Chili look forward to continuing its strong partnership with CMP and all key stakeholders toward developing Costa Fuego into a major, coastal, copper-gold production centre.

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Cortadera Copper Project

Cortadera’s maiden Mineral Resource positions Hot Chili with the largest copper Mineral Resource and one of the largest gold Mineral Resources for an ASX-listed emerging company. 

The Cortadera maiden Mineral Resource of 451Mt at 0.46% copper equivalent (CuEq) takes the total Mineral Resource estimate for Costa Fuego (Cortadera, Productora & El Fuego) to 724Mt at 0.48% CuEq for 2.9Mt copper, 2.7Moz gold, 9.9Moz Silver and 64kt molybdenum. Cortadera also contains a higher grade component of 104Mt at 0.74% CuEq, and this has strong potential to continue growing rapidly with further drilling.

View the Cortadera Project

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