Vancouver, BC - Timmins Gold Corp. (TSX:TMM, NYSE.MKT:TGD) (“Timmins Gold” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that the Company is scheduled to mail its Management Information Circular dated March 23, 2015 (the “Circular”) in connection with its previously announced arrangement (the “Arrangement”) with Newstrike Capital Inc. (“Newstrike”) on March 30, 2015. The annual and special meeting of Timmins Gold security holders to vote on the Arrangement and other corporate matters is scheduled for April 29, 2015.
The Boards of Directors of both Timmins Gold and Newstrike have unanimously recommended that their respective shareholders vote in favour of the Arrangement. In addition, support for the transaction is evidenced by agreements from Newstrike’s largest shareholders, two companies controlled by a trust settled by the late Adolf H. Lundin, to vote in favour of the Arrangement.
Under the terms of the Arrangement, Newstrike shareholders will receive 0.9 of a Timmins Gold common share (a “Timmins Gold Share”) and C$0.0001 in cash for each Newstrike common share (a “Newstrike Share”). The Arrangement will create an emerging, Mexican-focused intermediate gold mining company with a portfolio of high-quality production and development assets all based in Mexico, including a producing mine, San Francisco, and two robust development assets, Ana Paula and Caballo Blanco.
Timmins Gold is confident that the capital requirements for growth will be manageable, initially supported by cash flow from San Francisco and the ability to efficiently sequence the development of Ana Paula and Caballo Blanco. The combined company will have a significant increase in global resource size and grade and will be managed by an experienced management team with a proven track record of building and operating open-pit mines and long-standing in-country relationships, supported by a highly-qualified board of directors. The Circular, once filed, will be available on SEDAR and on the Company’s website, and will provide detailed technical and financial information regarding the assets and operations of Timmins, Newstrike and the combined company.
Due to current market conditions, the Company will not be proceeding with the non-brokered private placement of Timmins Gold common shares (the “Private Placement”) originally contemplated to occur in conjunction with the Arrangement and as included in the press release announcing the Arrangement issued on February 17, 2015. As a result, the approval of the issuance of the common shares in connection with the Private Placement will not be put to the shareholders at the meeting.
Approval of the Arrangement by shareholders of Newstrike is being sought at a meeting of Newstrike shareholders that will also be held on April 29, 2015. The Circular is being mailed concurrently to all Newstrike shareholders.
About Timmins Gold
Timmins Gold is in commercial gold production at its wholly owned San Francisco Gold Property in Sonora, Mexico. The mine is an open pit heap leach operation from which Timmins Gold has projected production of 115,000 to 125,000 ounces of gold in 2015 at a cash cost of $800 to $850 per ounce.
Timmins Gold also has a 100% interest in Caballo Blanco, an advanced stage open pit, heap leach gold project located 65km Northwest of Veracruz, Mexico.
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