Cardero Extends Carbon Creek Coal License Option Period


January 15, 2013: Vancouver, B.C. – Cardero Resource Corp. (Stock Profile – TSX:CDU & NYSE-MKT:CDY) reports  it has entered into an agreement to extend the option period for the acquisition of four coal licenses which form part of the Carbon Creek Metallurgical Coal Project. The extension will last for a period of up to three calendar months.

Extension of Coal License Acquisition Option

On January 14, 2013, the Company entered into an agreement with the optionor of four coal licenses forming part of the Carbon Creek Metallurgical Coal Project to extend the exercise deadline of the option for a period of up to three months. Previously, the Company was required to exercise the option on or before January 14, 2013 by paying the option holder $5M and issuing 400,000 common shares. Under the new terms, Cardero has agreed to pay a non-refundable deposit of $1M on January 14, 2013, with the $4M balance and 400,000 shares due upon exercise of the option. The Company may extend the deadline for the exercise of the option for up to three months (to April 14, 2013) upon payment of an extension fee of $20,000 for each month of the extension. To date, the Company has made the initial $1M interim payment and the first $20,000 payment to extend the option.

“Renegotiation of the option terms allows the Company to postpone full payment for the coal licenses while we finalize terms and subsequently close the Sprott loan facility, originally announced in October 2012.” stated Michael Hunter, Cardero’s President and CEO. “The loan facility is tied to the equity financings, which Cardero closed on December 31, and closing of the debt facility is expected in the coming weeks. When we complete the acquisition of the coal licenses, Cardero will have a 100% working interest in this excellent asset.”

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