HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwired - Feb 1, 2017) - SouthGobi Resources Ltd. (SGQ.TO)(1878.HK) ("SouthGobi" or the "Company") announces that the Khan-Uul District Civil Court of First Instance in Mongolia (the "Court") has dismissed the litigation raised by Magnai Trade LLC ("MT") against SouthGobi Sands LLC ("SGS"), a subsidiary of the Company, in relation to a claim of MNT 22.2 billion (approximately US$ 8.9 million) on the basis that if the dispute cannot be amicably resolved, it must be settled by arbitration in Mongolia, rather than litigation, in accordance with the express provisions of the fuel supply agreement between SGS and MT.
The Company values its business relationship with MT and will continue to resolve the dispute with MT through continuing business discussions, or through arbitration if a resolution cannot be reached.
SouthGobi, listed on the Toronto and Hong Kong stock exchanges, owns and operates its flagship Ovoot Tolgoi coal mine in Mongolia. It also holds the mining and exploration licences of its other metallurgical and thermal coal deposits in South Gobi Region of Mongolia. SouthGobi produces and sells coal to customers in China.