Robert Mackay, President and CEO of Stans Energy Corp. (TSX-V: HRE, OTCQX: HREEF), (“Stans Energy” or the “Company”), is pleased to report that the legal representative of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic has withdrawn their appeal relating to the action by a committee in the Jogorku Kenesh (the “Committee”) against the Company in the Inter-District Court of Bishkek. The withdrawal of the appeal effectively ends all legal controversy surrounding the licence for Kutessay II and upholds the original verdict in favour of Stans Energy and its subsidiaries in Kyrgyzstan.
On November 15, 2012 the Company reported that it received favourable judgments from the Kyrgyz courts upholding the Company’s rights to exploit the Kutessay II deposit. These judgments had voided earlier decisions of the Committee to order the Company’s Licence Agreement #3 annulled, to order the tender of Kutessay II, and to recommend to the State Geological Agency that Licence Agreement #3 be annulled. It was noted at the time that the Committee had appealed those decisions.
The Bishkek City appeals court has now dismissed the proceedings by the Committee against the Company.
Robert Mackay states “This successful final resolution of this legal process surrounding our Licence Agreements validates our adherence to the highest standards of business and reporting practices. I would like to congratulate our team at Partner Law Firm for their diligent representation of the company and its interests. As previously announced our 2013 field program is underway. Stans Energy is now looking forward to advancing its plans for development and production at Kutessay II.”
About Stans Energy
Stans Energy Corp. is a resource development company focused on advancing Heavy Rare Earth (HRE) properties in areas of Central Asia and Russia. In December 2009, Stans acquired a 20-year mining license for the past-producing Kutessay II rare earth mine from the Kyrgyz Republic. On May 26, 2011 Stans completed the purchase of the Kashka Rare Earth Processing Plant (KRP) the same plant that previously refined REEs from Kutessay II ores. The KRP was the only hard rock plant toproduce all rare earth elements outside of China, producing 120 different metals, alloys, and oxides. For over 30 years, Kutessay II produced 80% of the rare earth metals for the Former Soviet Union.
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