RAM POWER COMPLETES EQUITY FUNDING FOR SAN JACINTO-TIZATE PHASE I EXPANSION
Ram Power, Corp. Press Release – March 25, 2010
RENO, NEVADA- (March 25, 2010) – Ram Power, Corp. (TSX: RPG) (“Ram Power”), through its subsidiary, Polaris Energy Nicaragua S.A. (‘PENSA”), is pleased to announce that it has satisfied the conditions precedent including the corporate equity investment to draw down the credit loan facility with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (“CABEI”), Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (“FMO”), Export Development Canada (“EDC”), and Cordiant Capital (“Cordiant”). Eighteen million dollars of the available $77 million credit facility was disbursed today. The credit facility together with Ram Power’s equity which already has been fully invested funds the completion of the San Jacinto-Tizate Phase I geothermal power plant.
“We are pleased to reach this important milestone for the funding of the San Jacinto-Tizate 36 megawatt expansion,” said Christy Morris, Vice President for Ram Power, Corp. “We extend our appreciation to the consortium of lenders who share our commitment to clean, renewable energy in Nicaragua.”
Ram Power has joined with the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”) and the Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB”) in the financing for the Phase II expansion at San Jacinto-Tizate. The Phase II expansion for an additional 36 megawatts with the total project expansion to 72 megawatts, has begun and is being constructed in parallel to Phase I utilizing Ram Power’s corporate equity funds until the expected close of Phase II debt financing in the third quarter of 2010.
About Ram Power, Corp.
Ram Power is a renewable energy company based in Reno, Nevada, engaged in the business of acquiring, exploring, developing, and operating geothermal properties and has an interest in geothermal projects primarily in the United States, Canada, and Latin America.
Steven Scott, Director of Investor Relations
Ram Power, Corp.
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