Carbon Friendly announces the Pacific Briquetters Inc. Venture
The Formation of PBI and the proposed Venture
TCG is a third generation, family owned group of building product companies with operations in British
Concurrent with the formation and incorporation of PBI, together with the allocation of its respective shareholdings as between the Company (as to 75%) and TCG (as to 25%), the parties to the Venture have now entered into a reasonably all-encompassing Shareholders’ Agreement (the “Shareholders’ Agreement”) which delineates their respective duties and obligations respecting PBI going forward.
The Shareholders’ Agreement and related provisions
Subject to prior Exchange approval, the Shareholder’s Agreement provides that, in consideration of TCG agreeing to provide for the benefit of PBI and during the continuance of the Venture; (i) all of TCG’s existing rights and entitlement to a proposed wood waste and recycling permit (the “Permit”) to be provided in respect of the Premises; (ii) a 20-year renewable, at the option of PBI, Commercial Lease Indenture (the “Indenture”) respecting the Premises; and at a rate presently below current market value; and (iii) certain consulting services under a Consulting Services Agreement (the “Services Agreement”) providing for both the staffing and operation of the Venture on the Premises, the Company and PBI have agreed to provide to TCG the following:
(a) a one-time, non-refundable, upfront cash payment of $24,500; (b) a one-year commitment under the Indenture; (c) certain option and employee benefits under the Services Agreement; and (d) subject to prior Exchange approval and the following performance vesting criteria (the "Vesting Criteria") during the Venture, the issuance to TCG by the Company of an aggregate of 2,000,000 vesting and non-transferable common stock share purchase warrants (each a "Warrant") to acquire an equivalent number of common shares of the Company (each a "Warrant Share"), at an exercise price of $0.40 per Warrant Share, and exercisable for a period of three years from the date of issuance of the Warrants (the "Warrant Exercise Term"). Each of the subject Warrants will vest and only become exercisable by TCG during the Warrant Exercise Term in the following manner and in the following denominations upon the attainment of the following Vesting Criteria: (i) an aggregate of an initial 500,000 of the Warrants will become immediately exercisable by TCG upon the attainment by PBI during the Warrant Exercise Term of an aggregate of not less than $500,000 in gross profits (the "Gross Profits" - defined as total revenues during that period less the costs of all products sold by the Company in connection with said revenues); (ii) an aggregate of a further 500,000 of the Warrants will become immediately exercisable by TCG upon the attainment by PBI during the Warrant Exercise Term of an aggregate of not less than $1,000,000 in Gross Profits; (iii) an aggregate of a further 500,000 of the Warrants will become immediately exercisable by TCG upon the attainment by PBI during the Warrant Exercise Term of an aggregate of not less than $1,500,000 in Gross Profits; and (iv) an aggregate of the final 500,000 of the Warrants will become immediately exercisable by TCG upon the attainment by PBI during the Warrant Exercise Term of an aggregate of not less than $2,000,000 in Gross Profits.
Under the terms of the Shareholders’ Agreement TCG is required to obtain and maintain the Permit as is required for PBI’s business and Venture on a strategic site location owned by TCG and leased to PBI under the Indenture (at present the Premises). Through its relationship with TCG and the utilization of the Permit, PBI is expected to accept a variety of residual fibre and wood waste types to produce renewable, carbon neutral, engineered biomass energy products. In this respect it is expected that PBI’s approach to utilizing wood waste and residual biomass and fibre to its most valuable use will help offset production costs and make the Venture profitable and successful for both parties. In addition, under the terms of the Shareholders’ Agreement the Company has the right to appoint two directors and TCG has the right to appoint one director to the Board of Directors of PBI.
Upon the Company’s receipt of Exchange approval to the terms and conditions of its proposed Venture, the Company expects to immediately file the Shareholders’ Agreement, and its various schedules and related Indenture and Services Agreement, on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
PBI’s Venture business
PBI plans to develop and sell high-quality biomass energy fuel products, with a focus on industrial buyers in the initial years. The starting product line will focus on production of bio energy briquettes from residual fibre obtained from TCG’s existing operations and wood waste materials. The briquettes are expected to be utilized by industrial users with heat and power boiler systems. The initial focus is to sell to the highest priced sustainable market, which is expected to be potential buyers in
It is presently expected that production will commence in 2010 at approximately 20,000 tonnes of briquettes annually. The Company presently has enough unallocated working capital to implement the Venture for one year; however, the operation is expected to be ongoing. At present it is anticipated that the initial required Venture capital requirements will be approximately
About Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc.
Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. is a project proponent that provides solutions for companies, organizations and individuals looking to reduce or offset their global warming impact caused by greenhouse gas emissions while including the generation of carbon credits for sale in the global Voluntary and Compliance markets. CFS is focusing on removing and offsetting carbon dioxide emissions from the development of reforestation, biomass energy and renewable energy technology projects that are independently validated and verified to globally recognized standards and methodologies.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. "Michael Young" CEO and a director
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