Goldgroup Obtains Injunction Against DynaResource, Inc.
Vancouver, British Columbia (January 14, 2014) -- Goldgroup Mining Inc. ("Goldgroup" or the "Company") (TSX:GGA, OTC:GGAZF, BMV SIX:GGAN.MX) announces that it has obtained an injunction against the 300 new shares purportedly issued by DynaResources de México, S.A. de C.V. ("DynaMex") in favor of DynaResource, Inc. ("DynaUSA") (OTCQB:DYNR) from a Federal Judge of the Mexican Court. The injunction freezes the shares pending trial regarding DynaMex's issuance of the new shares. Before the new shares were purportedly issued, Goldgroup was a 50% shareholder in DynaMex, the company that owns the San José de Gracia high-grade gold project in Sinaloa, Mexico. DynaUSA was a 49% shareholder, and Koy Wilber Diepholz ("Diepholz"), DynaUSA's Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer, held the remaining 1% interest.
On May 17, 2013 DynaMex held an extraordinary shareholders meeting (the "Meeting") without following the proper legal process or providing the correct notification to Goldgroup. The Meeting was, apparently, attended by representatives of DynaUSA. Goldgroup did not attend as it was not properly notified of the Meeting.
In the Meeting, DynaUSA and Diepholz purported to approve the financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2012, which included unaudited accounts payable amounts which were to the benefit of DynaUSA and were never approved by Goldgroup. In the Meeting, DynaUSA and Diepholz purported to increase DynaMex's equity by means of capitalization of the aforementioned accounts payable and purported to issue 300 new shares of DynaMex in favor of DynaUSA.
Goldgroup considers that such a meeting was in violation of a number of legal requirements, including but not limited to, the bylaws of DynaMex, the capitalization of debt (accounts payable) without the prior approval of the Financial Statements of the company and by voting such capitalization by a shareholder (DynaUSA) for its own benefit. Under Mexican Law, parties with a conflict of interest must abstain from voting in such a manner. As a result of such a capital increase, DynaUSA has attempted to dilute Goldgroup's ownership in DynaMex, purporting to become the owner of 80% of DynaMex.
Due to the foregoing, Goldgroup initiated, before the Mexican Federal authorities, a suit concerning the Meeting and, as a precautionary measure, requested that the Judge freeze the 300 shares issued to DynaUSA. On December 13, 2013, the Judge issued an injunction in order to maintain the status quo of DynaMex as it was before the Meeting (i.e. Goldgroup owning 50% of the shares of DynaMex) until the trial occurs. In order to freeze the shares, the Judge has requested that Goldgroup post a bond (the "Bond") which the Company is in the process of posting.
This injunction is part of a number of cases being brought by Goldgroup against Diepholz in the Mexican Courts, including the criminal action as previously announced in the October 28, 2013 Goldgroup News Release which can be found on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).
Goldgroup is a Canadian-based gold production, development, and exploration Company with significant upside in a portfolio of projects in Mexico, including its flagship 100%-owned advanced stage gold development project Caballo Blanco in the state of Veracruz, and a 50% interest in DynaResource de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., which owns 100% of the high-grade gold exploration project, San José de Gracia located in the state of Sinaloa. The Company also operates its 100%-owned Cerro Prieto and Cerro Colorado heap-leach gold mines, both in the state of Sonora.
Goldgroup is led by a team of highly successful and seasoned individuals with extensive expertise in mine development, corporate finance, and exploration in Mexico. Goldgroup's mission is to increase gold production, mineral resources, profitability and cash flow, building a leading gold producer in Mexico.
For further information on Goldgroup, please visit www.goldgroupmining.com
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Mr. Keith Piggott, Chairman, President, CEO & Director
Travis McPherson, Manager of Investor Relations
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