Vancouver, British Columbia – Timmins Gold Corp. (TSX:TMM, NYSE MKT:TGD) (“Timmins Gold”) and Newstrike Capital Inc. (TSX-V: NES) (“Newstrike”) are pleased to announce the completion of the previously announced plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”) pursuant to which Timmins Gold has acquired ownership of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Newstrike, being 116,786,781 shares. Newstrike is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Timmins Gold.
The Arrangement was completed under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia). Under the terms of the Arrangement, which took effect at 12:01 a.m. (Vancouver time) this morning, Newstrike shareholders received 0.9 of a Timmins Gold common share and C$0.0001 in cash for each Newstrike common share. The Arrangement gives Timmins Gold ownership of the Ana Paula gold project and the Ejutla gold/silver project, both of which are located in Mexico.
In connection with the closing of the Arrangement, Timmins Gold increased the size of its board of directors to nine, with Mark Backens, a former director of Newstrike being appointed to the Timmins Gold board of directors.
“The acquisition positions Timmins Gold as an emerging intermediate gold company supported by current production and a very attractive pipeline of advanced stage growth projects with manageable capital requirements”, said Bruce Bragagnolo, CEO of Timmins Gold. “The assets now owned by Timmins Gold are highly complementary and we are excited about the many opportunities ahead for us to continue delivering value to shareholders.”
About Timmins Gold
Timmins Gold has a proven track record of delivering growth and value creation for its investors and is poised to become an emerging intermediate, Mexican-focused gold producer with a portfolio of high-quality production and growth assets all based in Mexico. The Company owns and operates the San Francisco open pit, heap leach gold mine in Sonora which provides a solid base of operations, allowing the Company to develop two recently acquired, advanced stage growth projects with manageable capital requirements: the Ana Paula gold project in the Guerrero Gold Belt and the Caballo Blanco gold project, an open pit, heap leach gold project in Veracruz.
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