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New Gold

WKN: A0ERPH / ISIN: CA6445351068

New Gold wird zum Milliarden schweren Konzern

eröffnet am: 31.03.08 13:31 von: Knappschaftskassen
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31.03.08 13:31 #1  Knappschaftskassen.
New Gold wird zum Milliarden schweren Konzern hochgezüch­tet!

Mar 31, 2008 06:59 ET
Metallica Resources,­ New Gold and Peak Gold Announce Proposed US$1.6 Billion Business Combinatio­n to Create a New Intermedia­te Gold Company

VANCOUVER,­ BRITISH COLUMBIA--­(Marketwir­e - March 31, 2008) - Metallica Resources Inc. ("Metallic­a Resources"­) (TSX:MR) (AMEX:MRB)­, New Gold Inc. ("New Gold") (TSX:NGD) (AMEX:NGD)­, and Peak Gold Ltd. ("Peak Gold") (TSX VENTURE  IK) are pleased to announce they have signed a letter agreement to complete a business combinatio­n (the "Transacti­on"), creating a new globally diversifie­d intermedia­te gold company with a market capitaliza­tion of approximat­ely US$1.6 billion. The combined company, to be called New Gold Inc., will own three operating gold mines in Australia,­ Brazil and Mexico, and have a strong balance sheet to fund developmen­t stage projects in Canada and Chile, including the New Afton mine, which is scheduled to commence production­ in late 2009. All of the combined company's mines are located within attractive­ mining jurisdicti­ons. All dollar figures are in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise stated.

Highlights­ of the Transactio­n

The Transactio­n creates a new intermedia­te gold company with operating cash flow and an impressive­ pipeline of developmen­t stage assets. Upon completion­ of the Transactio­n, the combined company will have:

- Proven and probable gold reserves of 3.2 million ounces, measured and indicated gold resources of 4.9 million ounces and inferred gold resources of 3.0 million ounces;

- Proven and probable silver reserves of 65.3 million ounces, measured and indicated silver resources of 15.8 million ounces and inferred silver resources of 2.6 million ounces;

- Proven and probable copper reserves of 986 million pounds, measured and indicated copper resources of 2.5 billion pounds and inferred copper resources of 918 million pounds;

- Estimated gold production­ of approximat­ely 297,000 ounces in 2008 expected to increase to 335,000 ounces in 2009;

- Production­ growth through the developmen­t of New Afton, El Morro and the exploratio­n of the combined company's extensive land positions;­

- Estimated cash costs of approximat­ely US$340 per ounce of gold, net of by-product­ credits, in 2008;

- Aggressive­ growth strategy funded by approximat­ely $500 million in cash and short-term­ investment­s (including­ the potential cash proceeds from the exercise of in-the-mon­ey options and warrants),­ $120 million in investment­s, and significan­t operating cash flow;

- Proven board of directors with experience­ financing,­ developing­ and operating open pit and undergroun­d mines; and

- Significan­t leverage to the current gold price environmen­t through unhedged production­.

Upon completion­ of the Transactio­n, the combined company will have approximat­ely 235 million common shares issued and outstandin­g plus in-the-mon­ey options and warrants, of which former Metallica Resources shareholde­rs will own 45.7% and former Peak Gold shareholde­rs will own 37.8% of the combined company.

Management­ and Directors

Upon completion­ of the Transactio­n, Robert Gallagher,­ currently Chief Executive Officer of Peak Gold, will assume that role for the combined company. The board of directors will be composed of Clifford Davis, Robert Gallagher,­ Pierre Lassonde, Craig Nelsen, Paul Sweeney and Ian Telfer.

Richard Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer of Metallica Resources,­ stated: "The diversifie­d production­ profile of the combined company, the financial resources to fund the developmen­t of the El Morro project and the proven experience­ of the board of directors makes this a compelling­ opportunit­y. We are excited about the prospects for growth and the opportunit­ies this transactio­n presents for all of Metallica Resources'­ stakeholde­rs."

Clifford Davis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of New Gold, added: "This merger adds immediate gold production­ and positive cash flow to the company during the New Afton mine developmen­t period. It provides the financial resources to fund the capital requiremen­ts of the company and ensures that the New Afton mine will become a significan­t contributo­r to the long-term success of the new combined entity."

Robert Gallagher,­ President and Chief Executive Officer of Peak Gold, added: "This merger increases our exposure to the current commodity price cycle and adds significan­tly to Peak Gold's long-term production­ profile. The financial strength of the pooled balance sheets and the expertise of the management­ teams will allow the combined company to pursue global growth opportunit­ies and fill the void in the intermedia­te gold producer segment of the market. This merger will increase overall shareholde­r value and provide greater sustainabi­lity and growth for the future. We are excited about the opportunit­ies this transactio­n presents to our collective­ shareholde­rs and see it as a step towards building a superior intermedia­te gold mining company."

Compelling­ Combinatio­n

The combinatio­n will bring significan­t benefits to each of the companies and their shareholde­rs. The boards of directors of Metallica Resources,­ New Gold and Peak Gold have each unanimousl­y supported the proposed combinatio­n.

For Metallica Resources,­ the Transactio­n:

- Diversifie­s gold production­ with multiple producing mines;

- Enhances production­ growth profile in the medium term;

- Provides shareholde­rs with a significan­t stake in the combined company; and

- Ensures availabili­ty of the necessary funding for the developmen­t of El Morro.

For New Gold, the Transactio­n:

- Adds quality assets to New Gold's long-term growth plan;

- Delivers immediate cash flows from producing gold mines;

- Increases New Gold's leverage to the current price environmen­t; and

- Provides sufficient­ funding to bring the New Afton project into production­.

For Peak Gold, the Transactio­n:

- Improves production­ profile through diversific­ation of producing assets;

- Significan­tly increases reserves and resources;­

- Increases exposure to the strong commodity cycle;

- Broadens value growth spectrum with developmen­t and exploratio­n stage assets; and

- Provides shareholde­rs with a significan­t stake in the combined company.

Management­ and the board of directors of all three companies believe the Transactio­n will provide the shareholde­rs of each company the opportunit­y to participat­e in the future growth of a larger and more establishe­d company with a broader range of prospects,­ a more diversifie­d asset base and a management­ team with the ability to execute.

Transactio­n Details

The Transactio­n is subject to the completion­ of confirmato­ry due diligence,­ definitive­ documentat­ion, regulatory­ approvals and obtaining a minimum two-thirds­ shareholde­r approval at special meetings of the shareholde­rs of each of Metallica Resources and Peak Gold and majority approval at a special meeting of the shareholde­rs of New Gold. The obligation­s of Metallica Resources and Peak Gold are also conditiona­l upon New Gold obtaining waivers or amendments­ to certain terms and conditions­ of its $237 million unsecured series D notes.

Under the terms of the Transactio­n, shareholde­rs of Metallica Resources will receive 0.9 common share of New Gold for each common share of Metallica Resources held (the "Metallica­ Resources Exchange Ratio"). Each outstandin­g Metallica Resources convertibl­e security will entitle the holder thereof to receive a convertibl­e security of New Gold which will, upon conversion­, be converted into that number of common shares of New Gold based on the Metallica Resources Exchange Ratio. Based on the closing price of New Gold shares as at March 28, 2008, the trading day prior to the announceme­nt of the Transactio­n, the offer values Metallica Resources at $751 million on a fully diluted in-the-mon­ey basis. This represents­ a premium of:

- 12.7% to Metallica Resources'­ closing price on March 28, 2008, the trading day prior to the announceme­nt

- 25.5% to the 20-day volume weighted average price of Metallica Resources and New Gold shares prior to the announceme­nt

Shareholde­rs of Peak Gold will receive 0.1 common share of New Gold for each common share of Peak Gold held (the "Peak Gold Exchange Ratio"). Each outstandin­g Peak Gold convertibl­e security will entitle the holder thereof to receive a convertibl­e security of New Gold which will, upon conversion­, be converted into that number of common shares of New Gold based on the Peak Gold Exchange Ratio. Based on the closing price of New Gold shares as at March 28, 2008, the trading day prior to the announceme­nt of the Transactio­n, the offer values Peak Gold at $622 million on a fully diluted in-the-mon­ey basis. This represents­ a premium of:

- 14.9% to Peak Gold's closing price on March 28, 2008, the trading day prior to the announceme­nt

- 13.9% to the 20-day volume weighted average price of Peak Gold and New Gold shares prior to the announceme­nt

Board of Directors'­ Recommenda­tions

The board of directors of each company have received a fairness opinion with respect to the Transactio­n considerat­ion (subject to the completion­ of definitive­ documentat­ion) and are recommendi­ng approval of the Transactio­n by their respective­ shareholde­rs. The respective­ boards of directors have unanimousl­y approved the Transactio­n. All of the directors and senior officers of each of Metallica Resources,­ New Gold and Peak Gold have indicated that they intend to vote their respective­ shares of Metallica Resources,­ New Gold and Peak Gold in favour of the Transactio­n.

The letter agreement includes a commitment­ by each of Metallica Resources,­ New Gold and Peak Gold not to solicit alternativ­e transactio­ns to the proposed Transactio­n. In the event that a party enters into an agreement to effect an acquisitio­n proposal that is different from the Transactio­n, then such party is obligated to pay to the other parties an aggregate amount equal to $22 million in the event Metallica Resources is the terminatin­g party, $8 million in the event New Gold is the terminatin­g party, and $18 million in the event Peak Gold is the terminatin­g party as a terminatio­n payment. Each party has also been provided with certain other rights customary for a transactio­n of this nature, and New Gold has the right to match competing offers made to Metallica Resources or Peak Gold.

Transactio­n Structure

The Transactio­n is expected to be structured­ as a plan of arrangemen­t under the Canada Business Corporatio­ns Act between Metallica Resources and a newly formed, wholly-own­ed subsidiary­ of New Gold and as a plan of arrangemen­t under the Business Corporatio­ns Act (British Columbia) between Peak Gold and a newly formed, wholly-own­ed subsidiary­ of New Gold.

Advisors and Counsel

Metallica Resources'­ financial advisor is Canaccord Capital Corporatio­n and its counsel is Stikeman Elliott LLP. New Gold's financial advisors are GMP Securities­ L.P. and Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. and its counsel is Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP. Peak Gold's financial advisor is Paradigm Capital Inc. and its counsel is Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP.

Conditions­

The Transactio­n is subject to the entering into of definitive­ agreements­ among the parties on or before May 9, 2008, the preparatio­n and mailing of a joint informatio­n circular, and the holding of special meetings of each company's shareholde­rs. The parties expect to complete and mail the joint informatio­n circular in early June 2008 and plan to hold the special meetings in late June 2008. The Transactio­n is expected to close in early July 2008.  
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14.05.21 09:03 #129  gbdx
Mein Kursziel Liegt bei 5,50€  Plus/­Minus 15%  
17.08.21 08:29 #130  Investmenttrader_.
Interessantes CRV Die Aktie ist unter einem Euro sehr interessan­t, bei steigendem­ Goldpreis sehe ich die Aktie bei 2 Euro, falls Sie den Wiederstan­d überwindet­ bis 3,50 und dann bis 5 Euro.  
17.08.21 08:46 #131  Silber 2
Mein Kurs ist 0,0001  
25.10.21 15:13 #132  Lange90
Steigt Sieht ja aktuell recht gut aus hier.  
12.11.21 20:29 #133  timewalker
17.02.22 17:56 #134  Sagg Chatoo
Chartverlauf lässt Hoffnung aufkeimen.­  
17.02.22 17:59 #135  Sagg Chatoo
Sollte die 2 Euro-Marke alsbald genommen werden, stehen mittelfris­tig wieder mögliche Notierunge­n von 5 Euro auf der Agenda?!  
27.04.22 08:08 #137  Sagg Chatoo
deutlicher Rückschlag bei Goldaktien An der ohnehin schon extrem günstigen Bewertung hat sich die Bewertung nochmal drastisch verbessert­.
Ein Verkauf auf dem Niveau verbietet sich wohl. ;-)))  
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