In order to successfully obtain a preliminary injunction Passport had to meet the following requirements of Rule 65A of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure:
1. The applicant (Passport) must prove there is a substantial likelihood that it will prevail on the merits of the underlying claim, or the case presents serious issues on the merits which should be the subject of further litigation;
2. The applicant will suffer irreparable harm unless the order or injunction issues;
3. The threatened injury to the applicant outweighs whatever damage the proposed order or injunction may cause the party restrained or enjoined; and
4. The order or injunction, if issued, would not be adverse to the public interest.
The court’s ruling confirms Passport’s position, which it has taken from the onset of this action, that Optionors cannot unilaterally terminate the Agreement. The Company feels that this ruling is a significant step forward and is confident that it will prevail should the action continue to trial.
“We are very pleased with the court’s decision,” said Passport’s President and CEO Joshua Bleak. “From the onset of this action our position has been that Optionors should abide by the terms of the Agreement. Hopefully this decision will help them to do so.”
About the Holbrook Potash Project
Passport Potash Inc. is a TSX-listed resource company engaged in the exploration and development of advanced potash properties. Passport has acquired a strategic position in the Holbrook Basin with land holdings encompassing over 122,000 acres. In addition, Passport has a cooperative agreement with the Hopi Tribe, allowing the company to access and conduct certain exploration activities on an additional 12,853 acres of privately held Hopi land (not reservation) while allowing the tribe to share in the study results. For more information regarding the Holbrook Basin, see or visit our website at www.passportpotash.com.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
PASSPORT POTASH INC.
Joshua Bleak, President
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Passport Potash Inc.
Peter J. Kletas
Manager of Corporate Development
Passport Potash Inc.