March 27, 2014
Satisfaction of Financing Condition of Tender Offer for Convertible Notes
AuRico Gold Inc. (TSX: AUQ) (NYSE: AUQ),
AuRico Gold Inc. ("AuRico" or the "Company") today announces the closing of its private offering of
aggregate principal amount of Senior Secured Second Lien Notes due 2020 (the "Notes"). The Notes were issued with a coupon of 7.75% and sold at 96.524% of par, and are expected to result in net proceeds to the Company of approximately
, after deducting the initial purchasers' discounts and estimated offering expenses payable by the Company. AuRico intends to use the net proceeds of the Notes to repurchase its Convertible Notes due 2016 (the "Convertible Notes") that are tendered to AuRico's offer announced
March 6, 2014
and which expires at 12:00
midnight Eastern Time
April 2, 2014
, to purchase any and all of its Convertible Notes, to fund principal and interest payments on any Convertible Notes that remain outstanding following the offer to purchase, to repay amounts outstanding under its existing senior secured credit facility and for general corporate purposes, which may include funding capital expenditures to support organic growth.
The closing of the Notes offering satisfies the financing condition of our tender offer for the Convertible Notes.
All amounts above are in U.S. dollars, unless otherwise indicated.
About AuRico Gold
AuRico Gold is a leading Canadian gold producer with mines and projects in
that have solid production growth and exploration potential. The Company is focused on its core operations including the
gold mine in northern
and the El Chanate mine in Sonora State,
. AuRico's project pipeline also includes advanced development opportunities in
. AuRico's head office is located in
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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and El Chanate mines may not perform as planned; changes in national and local government legislation in
and other jurisdictions in which we may carry on business in the future; risks of obtaining necessary licenses, permits, authorizations and/or approvals from the appropriate regulatory authorities for our operations and projects, including the Kemess Underground Project; contests over title to properties; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development; risks related to aboriginal or ejido title claims; compliance risks with respect to current and future environmental laws and regulations; disruptions affecting operations; business opportunities that may be pursued by the Company; employee relations; availability of and increased costs associated with mining inputs and labor; uncertainty with the Company's ability to secure capital to execute its business plans; volatility of the Company's share price; any decision to declare or suspend a quarterly dividend; the effect of future financings; litigation; risk of loss due to sabotage and civil disturbances; the impact of global liquidity and credit availability and the values of assets and liabilities based on projected future cash flows; risks arising from holding derivative instruments; risks arising from the absence of hedging; adequacy of internal control over financial reporting; changes in our credit rating; and the impact of inflation.
In addition, there are risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining, including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations, pressures, cave-ins, flooding and gold bullion losses (and the risk of inadequate insurance or inability to obtain insurance to cover these risks) as well as other risks, uncertainties and other factors.