MONTRÉAL, March 26, 2020 — Falco Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: FPC) (“Falco“) and Golden Queen Mining Consolidated Ltd. (NEX: GQM.H, OTCQB: GQMND) (“Golden Queen“) are pleased to announce that the Supreme Court of British Columbia has granted the final order, thus approving the arrangement between Falco and Golden Queen announced on February 11, 2020 pursuant to which Falco is to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Golden Queen (the “Arrangement”).
Assuming that the remaining closing conditions are satisfied or waived, it is anticipated that closing of the Arrangement will occur on March 27, 2020.
On closing of the Arrangement, Golden Queen shareholders will receive 1.35 Falco shares for each Golden Queen share held.
Additional information regarding the terms of the Arrangement are set out in the management information circular of Golden Queen dated February 20, 2020 which is available under Golden Queen’s profile at www.sedar.com.
Falco Resources Ltd. is one of the largest mineral claim holders in the Province of Québec, with extensive land holdings in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. Falco owns about approximately 67,000 hectares of land in the Rouyn-Noranda mining camp, which represents 70% of the entire camp and includes 13 former gold and base metal mine sites. Falco’s principal asset is the Horne 5 Project located in the former Horne mine that was operated by Noranda from 1927 to 1976 and produced 11.6 million ounces of gold and 2.5 billion pounds of copper. Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd is the largest shareholder of the Corporation and currently owns 19.9% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Corporation. The Corporation has 207,878,736 shares issued and outstanding.
For further information, please contact:
|Luc Lessard President and Chief Executive Officer 514-261-3336 [email protected]||Amélie Laliberté Coordinator, Investor Relations 418-455-4775 [email protected]|
About Golden Queen Mining Consolidated Ltd.
Golden Queen is a company existing under the laws of the Province of British Columbia and is a “reporting issuer” in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Québec. The Golden Queen Shares are currently listed for trading on the NEX under the symbol “GQM.H” and are quoted on the OTCQB under the symbol “GQMND”.
For further information, please contact:
Brenda Dayton Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs Telephone: (604) 417-7952 [email protected]
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This news release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (together, “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, are forward-looking statements, and subject to risks and uncertainties. Generally, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of terminology such as “plans”, “seeks”, “expects”, “estimates”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “could”, “might”, “likely” or variations of such words, or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “will”, “could”, “would”, “might”, “will be taken”, “occur”, “be achieved” or other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are subject to business and economic factors and uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements, including those risks and uncertainties set out in Falco’s public documents, including in its most recent management discussion and analysis and annual information form filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, and set out in Golden Queen’s public documents, including its most recent management discussion and analysis and annual report filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Furthermore, should one or more of the risks, uncertainties or other factors materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements or information. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among others, political, economic, environmental and permitting risks, regulatory restrictions, mining operational and development risks, litigation risks, regulatory restrictions, environmental and permitting restrictions and liabilities, and internal and external approval risks, the anticipated benefits of the Arrangement to Falco, Golden Queen and their respective shareholders, the value of the Falco Shares being delivered as arrangement consideration, the timing and ability (if at all) of Falco and Golden Queen to satisfy the conditions precedent to completing the Arrangement, the closing of the Arrangement (if at all) and fluctuations in currency markets (such as the Canadian dollar to the United States dollar exchange rate). Although Falco and Golden Queen believe that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on these statements, which only apply as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed times frames or at all. Except where required by applicable law, Falco and Golden Queen disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.