As of the date of this press release, holders of a total of 6.85 million Sandstorm Metals Shares, representing approximately 19.8% of the issued and outstanding shares, have entered into lock-up agreements committing them to vote in favour of the Arrangement.
Sandstorm's CEO Nolan Watson commented, "Sandstorm's management team is excited to be able to focus all of our future time and attention on gold. The acquisition of Sandstorm Metals will provide Sandstorm Gold shareholders with approximately US$4 million of annual royalty revenue from operating mines as well as royalties on advanced exploration and development assets including Canadian Zinc Corporation's Prairie Creek Mine and Entrée Gold Inc.'s Hugo North Extension and Heruga deposits. In addition, Sandstorm Gold will be able to benefit from the use of Sandstorm Metals non-capital loss carry forwards for tax purposes as well as cash expected to be received upon the monetization of non-core assets including various coal, oil and natural gas assets." Mr. Watson added, "Sandstorm Gold has significant cash on hand, significant cash flow from operations and is debt free. We are in a tremendous position to be able to grow the company through the acquisition of gold streams and royalties and we will now have our entire team focused solely on this task."
A conference call will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 starting at 9:30am PDT to further discuss the Arrangement. To participate in the conference call use the dial-in numbers below. It is recommended that participants dial in five minutes prior to the commencement of the conference call. To access an audio webcast of the conference call, click here. The webcast will also be available on the Sandstorm website.
Local/International: 647-788-4916North American Toll-Free: 877-214-4966Details of the Arrangement, including a summary of the terms and conditions of the Arrangement Agreement, will be disclosed in a Management Information Circular of Sandstorm Metals which will be mailed to shareholders of Sandstorm Metals and will also be available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Cormark Securities Inc. is acting as financial advisor to Sandstorm Gold, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP is acting as its legal counsel, and Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP is acting as its U.S. securities counsel. Paradigm Capital Inc. is acting as financial advisor to the Independent Special Committee of Sandstorm Metals and Beadle Raven LLP is acting as its legal counsel. ABOUT SANDSTORM GOLD Sandstorm Gold Ltd. is a gold streaming company. Sandstorm provides upfront financing to gold mining companies that are looking for capital and in return, receives a gold streaming agreement. This agreement gives Sandstorm the right to purchase a percentage of the gold produced from a mine, for the life of the mine, at a fixed price per ounce. Sandstorm has acquired a portfolio of eight gold streams and twenty-seven gold royalties, thirteen of which are producing gold. Sandstorm plans to grow and diversify its low cost production profile through the acquisition of additional gold streams.