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Passport Potash Corporate Presentation

  1. 1. | PPRTF:OTCQX - PPI:TSX.V 1 September 2012
  2. 2. Disclaimer Forward-Looking Statements and Forward-Looking Information All statements, other than statements of historical fact, contained in this presentation constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and “forward-looking information” under similar Canadian legislation and are based on the reasonable expectations, estimates and projections of the Company as of the date of this presentation. Forward-looking statements and forward-looking information include, without limitation, possible events, trends and opportunities and statements with respect to possible events, trends and opportunities, including with respect to, among other things, the growth of the phosphate market, global market trends, expected industry demands, the Company’s business strategy and investment criteria, the nature of potential business acquisitions, costs and timing of business acquisitions, capital expenditures, successful development of potential acquisitions, currency fluctuations, government regulation and environmental regulation. Generally, forward-looking statements and forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved”. Forward-looking statements and forward-looking information are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by the company as of the date of such statements, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. The estimates and assumptions contained in this presentation, which may prove to be incorrect, include, but are not limited to, the various assumptions of the company set forth herein. Known and unknown factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. Such factors include, but are not limited to fluctuations in the supply and demand for potash, changes in competitive pressures, including pricing pressures, timing and amount of capital expenditures, changes in capital markets and corresponding effects on the company’s investments, changes in currency and exchange rates, unexpected geological or environmental conditions, changes in and the effects of, government legislation, taxation, controls and regulations and political or economic developments in jurisdictions in which the Company carries on its business or expects to do business, success in retaining or recruiting officers and directors for the future success of the Company’s business, officers and directors allocating their time to other ventures; success in obtaining any required additional financing to make target acquisition or develop an acquired business; employee relations, and risks associated with obtaining any necessary licenses or permits. Many of these uncertainties and contingencies can affect the company’s actual results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements and forward-looking information made by, or on behalf of, the Company. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements and forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. All of the forward-looking statements and forward-looking information made in this presentation are qualified by these cautionary statements. Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information that are incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. This presentation includes estimates of potash potential in the Holbrook basin of east-central Arizona. These estimates are not mineral resources or mineral reserves as defined by NI43-101. These estimates were based on a historical survey completed by the Arizona Geological Survey. The potential quantity and grade or the potash is conceptual in nature, and is based on analysis of drill data and assays from Arkla and Duval completed in the 1960’s and 1970’s. There has been insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the target being delineated as a mineral resource. Timelines used in this presentation are for the purpose of aiding management in the planning and implementation of the project, and are not based on a detailed assessment of project requirements. Consequently the timelines are subject to material revision based on when technical reports and/or feasibility studies, if any, are completed. Future phases of the project are contingent upon completion of preceding phases. Nothing in this presentation should be construed as either an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell shares in any | PPRTF:OTCQX - PPI:TSX.V 2
  3. 3. PotashFunctions of Potash• Potassium increases the physical condition of crops, boosting strength and quality. It helps regulate plant absorption of water and raises resistance to infections and parasites. It plays a key role in enhancing plant quality.• Potash also has many industrial applications and is used extensively in metallurgy, drilling fluids for the oil and gas industry, building materials, as well as numerous end uses in the production of paper, pharmaceuticals and detergents.Potash - Outlook• The potash market is projected to grow to 63 million tonnes in 2015 and 75 million tonnes in 2020.• The global population is expected to grow by approximately 300-400 million every five years.• Income growth in developing countries tends to stimulate a change toward more varied and meat-based, more crop intensive diets.• In order to produce more food, crop production must intensify and yields must increase. Arable land area is flat in absolute terms and falling per capita, opportunities to boost crop production by increasing arable area are | PPRTF:OTCQX - PPI:TSX.V 3
  4. 4. Global Market Total US production ~ 1 million tons per annum Total US consumption ~ 10 million tons per annum 17.9 2.1China, India Demand Supply To Asia(China, India, Vietnam)) Interstate 40 (Route 66) Holbrook 10.4 BNSF Rail line To South America 1.5 (Brazil) South America | PPRTF:OTCQX - PPI:TSX.V 4
  5. 5. Global MarketGlobal demand growth projections to 2020 are forecast to increase at 3.5% per year from 2010. On this basis, thepotash market will grow to 63 million tonnes in 2015 and 75 million tonnes in 2020.China became the largest potash consumer in the early 2000s, when it overtook the USA. One of the key driversof long-term potash demand growth in China has been the increase in the production of fruit and vegetables andother higher-value crops. The increase in disposable income has also stimulated a greater diversification of dietsin the country. China’s consumption is expected to grow from 9.1 million tonnes in 2010 to around 15.0 milliontonnes by 2020, an increase of 5.8 million tonnes. Potash usage is expected to grow in other staple crops, besidefruits and vegetables.Brazil has two key consuming crops, sugar cane and soybean, which account for around half of its potashdemand. Both crops have experienced significant growth in the last decade based on intensification andexpansion of land use. The Brazilian potash consumption is forecast to reach 12 million tonnes by 2020 from 7.4million tonnes in 2010.India’s imports totalled 6.2 million tonnes in 2010. With no domestic production of potash, India remains a keyimport market and is supplied by a variety of sources. Fruit, vegetables, and rice are the key potash consumingcrops in India, together accounting for approximately half of consumption. Indian demand is forecast to reach10.5 million tonnes by 2020.Indonesia and Malaysia are the largest producers of oil palm, which requires high application rates of potash.Demand is expected to grow as application rates rise and crop area for oil palm and other crops increases.Indonesian potash demand is projected to grow from 2.2 million tonnes in 2010 to 3.6 million tonnes in | PPRTF:OTCQX - PPI:TSX.V 5
  6. 6. Holbrook Basin• INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING – The California ports are some of the world’s largest seaports and are located 550 miles to the west of the project. California serves as the leading gateway for trade between the United States and Asia.• POWER – Arizona Public Service (APS) operates the 995MW Cholla Power Plant located 25 miles West of the project.• ACCESS – BNSF railway, of which Passport has 3.5 to 4 miles on property, Interstate 40 and Highway 180 all intersect the project and provide immediate east-west access to CA and NM.• DEPTH – Deposit is between 800 and 1400 ft. deep. Considered very shallow by industry standards. Translates into lower capital costs as well as production | PPRTF:OTCQX - PPI:TSX.V 6
  7. 7. Basin | PPRTF:OTCQX - PPI:TSX.V 7
  8. 8. NI 43-101 Resource This updated resource estimate consists of 25.43 million tonnes of measured mineralized material with an average KCl grade of 14.5% (equivalent to a Measured Resource of 3.69 million tonnes of KCl), 252.87 million tonnes of indicated mineralized material with an average KCl grade of 14.93% (equivalent to an Indicated Resource of 37.79 million tonnes of KCl), and 673.84 million tonnes of inferred mineralized material with an average KCl grade of 12.96% (equivalent to an Inferred Resource of 87.29 million tonnes of KCl). It is important to note that at present the estimated resources cover only about 37% of the Company’s holdings. Mineralized Mass KCl Mass Horizon Thickness Average KCl Resource Area (km2) (Metres) Grade (%) (*MMT) (*MMT) Measured Resource 4.42 3.26 14.50 25.43 3.69 Indicated Resources 45.16 3.18 14.93 252.97 37.79 Inferred Resources 132.97 3.02 12.96 673.84 | PPRTF:OTCQX - PPI:TSX.V 8
  9. 9. PPI Milestones1st Q 2012 2nd Q 2012 3rd Q 2012 3rd Q 2012 1st Q 2013 Fitzgerald 2013NI 43-101 Phase 2 Updated Preliminary Ranch FeasibilityResource exploration resource Economic Purchase StudyEstimate 20 holes calculation Assessment | PPRTF:OTCQX - PPI:TSX.V 9
  10. 10. Extended Timeline Holbrook 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Project RESOURCE INVESTIGATION 30 Hole Drill Program & Completed 100 Miles of 2D Seismic Initial NI 43-101 including 30 Completed holes Current 20 Hole Drill Program NI 43-101 Updated Resource Report Including 50 Holes ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING Baseline Data Collection Applications Submitted Permitting and Licensing ENGINEERING STUDIES Preliminary Economic Assessment Feasibility Mine/Plant Construction Begin Production 2016 (estimated)*The timeline represented here is for the purpose of aiding management in planning and implementation of the Holbrook project, and is not based on a detailed assessment of projectrequirements. Consequently this timeline is subject to material revision based on when technical reports and feasibility studies, if any, are completed. | PPRTF:OTCQX - PPI:TSX.V 10
  11. 11. Management/DirectorsJoshua Bleak, President and CEO/Director - Mr. Bleak is a fourth‐generation miner from an Arizona mining familythat has developed gold, silver, copper and uranium properties throughout the southwestern United States. He was previouslyPresident of American Energy Fields, Inc., a U.S. publicly‐traded uranium company. Currently he serves as a director for anumber of Canadian junior mining exploration companies and is President of North American Environmental Corp., aconsulting company specializing in mining project management, permitting, lobbying and land tenure.David J. Salisbury, Chairman of the Board of Directors/Director – Mr. Salisbury has had an extensive career inthe mining industry spanning four decades. Seventeen of those years were working for Rio Tinto. While with Rio Tinto, heserved as CEO and President of Resolution Copper Mining as well as President and CEO of Kennecott Minerals Company.Mr. Salisbury was the leader for the Rio Tinto global improvement program, Improving Performance Together.Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Mr. Salisbury served as the President of Cordero Mining Company / Sun Coal Company and wasresponsible for the operation of the Cordero Mine. He also Served as President and COO of the Al Hamilton OperationCompany / Bradford Coal Company.John Eckersley, Vice President/Director - Mr. Eckersley has been with Passport Potash for two years. He is anattorney focusing on the areas of corporate and securities law. He served as corporate counsel for HNFC, a boutiqueconsulting firm specializing in corporate strategies, corporate mergers, acquisitions, capital and credit placementaccommodations, and in various regulatory compliance filings and registrations. He received his Bachelor of Science, cumlaude, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah.Laara Shaffer, CFO/Director – Ms. Shaffer has been a director of Passport Potash from 1996 to current. She iscurrently a director of Nordic Gold Corp. and previously served as CFO and director of Compass Gold Corp. from 2007 | PPRTF:OTCQX - PPI:TSX.V 11
  12. 12. Management/DirectorsMatthew Salmon, Director - Mr. Salmon served as an Arizona State Senator from 1991 to 1995. While in the Senate,he served as the Assistant Majority Leader and chaired the Rules Committee. From 1995 to 2001 Mr. Salmon representedArizona in the United States House of Representatives, where he served on the International Relations, Education, SmallBusiness, and Science Committees. He also served for six years on the Helsinki Commission and the Organization forSecurity and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) organizations. While in Congress, he led several U.S. Congressional delegationsto China to improve trade relations and bilateral relationships. He is the only Member of the U.S. Congress in Americashistory who speaks Mandarin Chinese.Ali Rahimtula, Director - Mr. Rahimtula is the president and founder of Transnational Enterprises, Ltd., DBA TransfertAmerica. Transnational is a member of the Rahimtula Group, an organization that was a pioneer in the fertilizer business inIndia and which has been an Indian domestic industry leader since the 1960s.Dennis Ickes, Director – Mr. Ickes is an advisor to PPI on Native American issues and was instrumental in helping toobtain an access agreement with the Hopi tribe on its private lands. He served as Under‐Secretary of the Interior in twoPresidential cabinets. He also founded the Office of Indian Rights in the United States Department of Justice and served as itsDirector.Jerry Aiken, Director- Mr. Aiken has more than 41 years of experience in mineral exploration involving base metals,precious metals, and industrial minerals with the most recent emphasis on Borates, Potash and Lithium. He has beeninvolved in project generation, geologic mapping, geochemical evaluation, drill program supervision, and regional programmanagement throughout the western United States, Canada, Mexico, South America and parts of Europe. Mr. Aiken worked29 years for US Borax (Rio Tinto Exploration) in Tucson, Arizona and Valencia, California. Mr. Aiken graduated in 1966with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Western Michigan University. He is a Registered Professional Geologistin the State of Washington, and is a Qualified Person (QP) pursuant to National Instrument | PPRTF:OTCQX - PPI:TSX.V 12
  13. 13. Technical TeamERCOSPLAN - Independent multinational consulting firm. Provides focused advice and services in all areas of industrialpotash and mineral salt. From exploration, feasibility, mine planning, production, to mine closure. More than half a century ofexperience in planning and execution of projects in the potash and mineral salt industry. ERCOSPLAN utilizes 125 welleducated, highly motivated employees, well versed in their area of expertise. ERCOSPLAN has references in almost anypotash or salt producing country worldwide.R. Timothy Henneberry, QP/ Professional Geologist/Advisory Board/Professional Geoscientist- Morethan 28 years of experience in both exploration and production. President and CEO of Appleton Exploration Inc. Mr.Henneberry served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Indigo Exploration Inc. Mr. Henneberry has an extensiveexperience as a project and consultant geologist, working on precious and base metals, and industrial minerals projects. He isregistered as a Professional Geologist in British Columbia. Mr. Henneberry received his Bachelor of Science in Geologyfrom Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1980.Matt Monte, Geologist/Project Supervisor -Mr. Monte is a graduate of Arizona State University and BradleyUniversity with degrees in Geology (B.S.) and Management and Administration(B.S.). He was the 2010 ArizonaHydrological Society Herman Bower Intern Scholarship Recipient and has practical field experience in base metals andindustrial minerals.James Hasbrouck, Geophysicist/Advisory Board - Mr. Hasbrouck has over 30 years of experience in all aspects ofexploration geophysics including field operations; data reduction, processing, display, interpretation; and research anddevelopment. Mr. Hasbrouck also has extensive knowledge and experience in all major surface, airborne, and boreholegeophysical methods including refraction and reflection seismics; electromagnetics; electrical resistivity and inducedpolarization; gravity; magnetics; ground penetrating radar; and | PPRTF:OTCQX - PPI:TSX.V 13
  14. 14. Economics • Symbols: PPI (TSX.V) PPRTF (OTCQX) • Shares Issued: 172.8 M • Market Cap: $34 M (approx.) • Average Daily Volume: 179 K (3 months) • Cash: $3 M (aprox.)* *As of 8/31/ | PPRTF:OTCQX - PPI:TSX.V 14
  15. 15. Peer ComparisonsPotash Juniors Location Depth of Market Development Capex/Tonne Deposit Cap Stage Completed Production Passport USA 243m-450m $30 M 43-101 N/A Potash Allana Ethiopia 100m-300m $137 M PEA $796 Potash Western Canada 1000m-1500m $103 M Pre Feasibility $1178 Potash Prospect USA 243m-609m $143 M PEA $667 Global Verde Brazil 85m $145 M PEA $786 Potash Karnalyte Canada 1000m-1500m $185 M Feasibility $ | PPRTF:OTCQX - PPI:TSX.V 15
  16. 16. Holbrook Basin Project Shallow Resource in excess Climate BNSF rail line Mining potash of 278 MMT allows for borders friendly deposit from combined measured year round project jurisdiction 800’ to 1400’ and indicated KCL mining• POTENTIAL – The NI 43-101 compliant • HOLDINGS – Passport has significant mineral resource estimate by ERCOSPLAN, holdings within the Holbrook Basin, with outlines an includes measured and indicated current holdings totaling more than 307 totaling 278.3 million tonnes of mineralized square kilometers/191 square miles and mass with an average grade of 14.89% including 175 square kilometers/109 (equivalent to a Resource of 41.48 million square miles of private land. tonnes of KCl).• Measured resource shows 25.43 million • EXPLORATION – Since 2009 50 new tonnes with an average KCl grade of 14.5% drill holes have been completed on Passport’s (equivalent to a Measured Resource of 3.69 holdings. million tonnes of KCl). • MINING – Passport is evaluating available• Indicated resource shows 252.87 million mining options. The upcoming PEA will tonnes with an average KCl grade of 14.93% designate the mining style that will be used. (equivalent to an Indicated Resource of 37.79 Year-round mining is possible due to the million tonnes of KCl). favorable climate.• Inferred resource consists of 673.84 million tonnes with an average KCl grade of 12.96% • JURISDICTION – Arizona is a mining (equivalent to an Inferred Resource of 87.29 friendly state and one of the top mining jurisdictions in the United States. million tonnes of KCl) | PPRTF:OTCQX - PPI:TSX.V 16
  17. 17. Corporate Office Operations Office (480) 288-6530 608,1199 West. Pender St. 3346 W. Guadalupe Road Vancouver, B.C. V6E 2R1 Apache Jct., AZ 85120 | PPRTF:OTCQX - PPI:TSX.V