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Baja Mining Corp

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Baja Mining Corp. is pleased to announce that it has entered into an underwritten commitment with Bayerische Hypo-und Vereinsbank AG, a member of the UniCredit Group (“UniCredit”) as Mandated Lead Arranger to arrange and underwrite a limited-recourse term loan facility in an aggregate principal amount of up to US$475 million (the “Term Loan Facility”), as well as a cost overrun loan facility in an aggregate principal amount of US$40 million (the “Cost Overrun Facility” and together with the Term Loan Facility, the “Facilities”) to Minera y Metalurgica del Boleo S.A. de C.V. (“MMB”), Mexico. UniCredit will be the sole arranger and underwriter of the Facilities.
The proceeds of the Facilities will be used to partly finance the development, construction and working capital costs of the El Boleo project (the “Project”) located in Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur, Mexico, which is 100% owned by the Company.
Term Loan Facility
The Term Sheet for the Term Loan Facility provides for up to US$475 million that will be available to the Company’s wholly owned Mexican subsidiary, MMB, following completion of loan and security documentation, as well as satisfaction of various agreed terms and conditions. The Term Loan Facility has a final maturity date of 12 years from the date on which the principal finance documents are duly executed (the “Closing Date”), is secured against the assets of MMB and guaranteed until Project completion by the Company.
Cost Overrun Facility
The Cost Overrun Facility provides up to US$40 million to fund qualifying capital cost overruns in the development and construction of the Project. The Cost Overrun Facility has a final maturity date of 8 years from the Closing Date, is secured against the assets of MMB and guaranteed until Project completion by the Company.
The senior financing commitment has received all necessary credit approvals and is subject only to finalization of due diligence and other standard terms and conditions agreed to by the Company and UniCredit.
UniCredit Group is the second largest Bank in the Eurozone by market capitalisation, taking the acquisition of Capitalia into account (pro forma). For almost 20 years Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG now part of the UniCredit Group, has been an active mining finance house catering to the needs of its diverse and broad client base. With highly experienced industry specialists and regional coverage UniCredit is well positioned to provide solutions for its mining customers.
Endeavour Financial International Limited (“EFIC”) is retained by the Company as its Financial Advisor for the financing of the El Boleo Project. EFIC continues to work with the Company on the successful closing of the Facilities as well as discussions with offtake counterparties, equipment leasing and sub-ordinated debt providers.

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