McEwen Mining and Lexam VG Gold Inc , have entered into an agreement pursuant to which McEwen Mining would acquire all of the issued and outstanding securities of Lexam by way of plan of arrangement and Lexam would become a wholly-owned subsidiary of McEwen Mining. The proposed arrangement is subject to approval by the shareholders of Lexam.
Pursuant to the Arrangement, each Lexam common share (a “Lexam Share”) would entitle the holder to receive 0.056 of a McEwen Mining share (the “Exchange Ratio”). Lexam shareholders would receive a premium of 30% to the 30-day volume weighted average price (VWAP) of the Lexam Shares.
“Lexam’s assets include multiple advanced exploration projects located in the prolific gold camp of Timmins, Ontario. Lexam’s primary projects are past producers with defined resources and excellent infrastructure. The proposed transaction would give the Lexam shareholders access to McEwen Mining’s technical and financial resources enabling the projects to be advanced towards production. Lexam shareholders will also gain exposure to a growing gold and silver producer, with a diversified portfolio of projects throughout the Americas,” commented Rob McEwen, Chief owner of both McEwen Mining and Lexam.
Benefits of the Transaction for Lexam Shareholders:
Ability to fund development and construction of the Timmins Properties with McEwen Mining’s existing financial resources;
Access to McEwen Mining’s experienced and disciplined management team with an accomplished history in gold exploration, open-pit and underground mining, and mine development;
Exposure to McEwen Mining’s diversified portfolio of producing operations and development projects; and
Lexam shareholders receive an attractive premium of approximately 30% to the 30-day VWAP of the Lexam Shares and greatly enhanced liquidity of dual stock exchanges within the US and Canada.
Benefits of the Transaction for McEwen Mining Shareholders:
- Adds Measured and Indicated gold resources of 1,468,500 ounces and Inferred gold resources of 954,000 ounces to McEwen Mining’s resource base in a premier geopolitically stable mining jurisdiction;
- Enhances McEwen Mining’s development and production pipeline with the potential to commence production of the Timmins properties within 24 months; and Substantial exploration potential.
ABOUT MCEWEN MINING (www.mcewenmining.com)
McEwen Mining has an ambitious goal of qualifying for inclusion in the S&P 500 Index by creating a high growth gold and silver producer focused in the Americas. McEwen Mining’s principal assets consist of the San José Mine in Santa Cruz, Argentina (49% interest), the El Gallo Mine and El Gallo Silver project in Sinaloa, Mexico, the Gold Bar project in Nevada, USA, and the Los Azules copper project in San Juan, Argentina.
McEwen Mining has a total of 300 million shares outstanding. Rob McEwen, Chairman and Chief Owner, owns 25% of the Company.
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