Timmins Gold Increases Offer for Capital Gold by Adding US$0.25 Cash per Share
March 15, 2011
VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Timmins Gold Corp. (TSX-V:TMM) today announced that it has delivered an increased offer to the Capital Gold Board of Directors for the merger of Timmins Gold and Capital Gold. Under the increased offer, Capital Gold shareholders will now receive 2.27 Timmins Gold common shares and US$0.25 in cash for each share of Capital Gold common stock.
PRESERVE YOUR RIGHT TO A BETTER DEAL-
The increased offer provides Capital Gold shareholders with total consideration of US$5.89 per Capital Gold share and exceeds the value of the Gammon offer by US$0.47 (or 8.7%) per Capital Gold share, based on closing prices on March 14, 2011.
"Our increased offer underscores our strong commitment to the merger of Timmins Gold and Capital Gold and reinforces the clear superiority of our offer over the proposed sale of Capital Gold to Gammon," stated Bruce Bragagnolo, CEO of Timmins Gold.
Mr. Bragagnolo continued, "Following numerous meetings with Capital Gold shareholders, we know there is widespread support for the merger of Timmins Gold and Capital Gold, including from some of Capital Gold's largest institutional shareholders. In light of our increased offer, we urge the Board of Capital Gold to determine that our new proposal is superior to the Gammon offer and to withdraw its support for the Gammon transaction. The Gammon transaction significantly increases Capital Gold shareholders' exposure to underperforming assets. We are confident that the Board of Capital Gold will support our increased offer, which now delivers even greater value to its shareholders."
Timmins will amend the terms of its exchange offer, which has not yet commenced, for all of the outstanding shares of Capital Gold common stock to reflect the increased offer.
Sprott Resource Lending Partnership has agreed to provide Timmins Gold with a C$15.0 million credit line and a C$5 million working capital facility. Availability under the credit line and working capital facility is not contingent on completion of the merger of Timmins Gold and Capital Gold.
VOTE NOW AGAINST THE PROPOSED GAMMON MERGER
Timmins continues to urge Capital Gold shareholders to preserve their right to receive the improved economic terms of Timmins' offer by voting AGAINST the Gammon Deal on the GOLD proxy card. Shareholders who have previously voted on Capital Gold's white proxy card may obtain assistance in revoking or changing that vote by contacting Innisfree M&A Incorporated tool-free at 1-877-800-5182 (banks and brokers should call collect at 212-750-5833).
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This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. This press release relates to a business combination transaction with Capital Gold proposed by Timmins Gold. This material is not a substitute for the prospectus/offer to exchange Timmins Gold has filed with the SEC regarding the exchange offer and will send or give to Capital Gold stockholders when the exchange offer is commenced or for any other document which Timmins Gold may file with the SEC and Canadian securities regulators and send to Timmins Gold or Capital Gold stockholders in connection with the exchange offer. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF TIMMINS GOLD AND CAPITAL GOLD ARE URGED TO READ THE PROSPECTUS/OFFER TO EXCHANGE AND ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC AND CANADIAN SECURITIES REGULATORS CAREFULLY IN THEIR ENTIRETY, BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE EXCHANGE OFFER. Such documents, as well as solicitation statements relating to the Consent Solicitation and the Proxy Solicitation, are available free of charge through the web site maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov, by calling the SEC at telephone number 800-SEC-0330, or at the web site maintained by the Canadian securities regulators at www.sedar.com, or by directing a request to Timmins Gold at Suite 520---609 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V7Y-1G5 or at www.timminsgold.com
Timmins Gold and its directors and executive officers and other persons may be deemed to be participants in any solicitation of proxies from Capital Gold's shareholders in respect of the proposed transaction with Capital Gold. Information regarding Timmins Gold's directors and executive officers is available in a prospectus/proxy statement Timmins Gold filed with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction. Other information regarding potential participants in such proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in any proxy statement or other documents filed with the SEC and Canadian securities regulators in connection with the proposed transaction.
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Focused in Mexico, Timmins Gold Corp. became a gold producer in April 2010 with the commencement of commercial production at its wholly owned San Francisco Mine in Sonora, Mexico. In addition, the Company has an extensive portfolio of gold projects in Mexico.
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