EMX Royalty Corporation completes transaction to purchase assets from Oijarvi and Solvik gold projects
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Vancouver, British Columbia – (Newsfile Corp. – June 25, 2021) – EMX Royalty Company(US NYSE: EMX) (TSXV: EMX) (FSE: 6E9)(the “Company” or “EMX”) is pleased to announce the closing of the previously announced asset purchase transaction pursuant to which Gold Line Resources Ltd. (TSXV: GLDL) (“Golden line“) acquired a 100% stake in Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE: AEM) (TSX: AEM) (“Agnico“) Oijrvi Gold Project located in central Finland and Solvik Gold Project located in southern Sweden (collectively, the”Projects“) for an aggregate purchase price of US $ 10 million consisting of cash and shares of EMX and Gold Line (the”Transaction“). As part of the transaction, Agnico will retain a 2% net smelter yield (“RSN“) Project royalty, of which 1% can be purchased at any time by EMX for US $ 1 million.
The Transaction was carried out under an asset purchase agreement dated March 19, 2021 (the “Agreement“) between the Company, Gold Line, Agnico, Agnico Eagle Finland Oy and Agnico Eagle Sweden AB. Following the agreement, Agnico became a shareholder of EMX and Gold Line, and EMX will increase its stake in Gold Line and receive installment cash payments from Gold Line EMX will also benefit from additional royalty exposure in two emerging gold belts in the Nordic region.
The consideration for the transaction is US $ 10 million, including US $ 7 million in cash, US $ 1.5 million in ordinary shares of EMX (“EMX shares“) and US $ 1.5 million in Gold Line common stock (“Gold Line Shares“), which must be paid to Agnico as follows:
|Dated||Gold Line Cash Payments (USD)||EMX shares
|Gold Line Shares (USD)|
|Upon signing of the purchase contract||$ 750,000 (paid)||$ 375,000 (issued)||$ 375,000 (issued)|
|On the first anniversary of the purchase contract||$ 1,500,000||$ 500,000||$ 500,000|
|On the occasion of the second anniversary of the purchase contract||$ 1,750,000||$ 625,000||$ 625,000|
|On the occasion of the third anniversary of the purchase contract||$ 3,000,000||–||–|
|Total||$ 7,000,000||$ 1,500,000||$ 1,500,000|
In addition, EMX will receive cash and stock payments from Gold Line as shown in the table below:
|Dated||Cash payments (USD)||Gold Line Shares
|At the signing of the purchase contract||–||$ 375,000 (issued)|
|On the first anniversary of the purchase contract||$ 250,000||$ 250,000|
|On the occasion of the second anniversary of the purchase contract||$ 312,500||$ 312,500|
|Total||$ 562,500||$ 937,500|
The EMX Shares and Gold Line Shares issuable in connection with the Transaction are based on the volume weighted average price for the 20 trading days (the “20 day VTBI“) before the date of issue, with the exception of the first tranche which was based on the VWAP 20 days before the date of entry into force of the Agreement on 18 March 2021.
About EMX. EMX is a precious metals, base and battery royalty company. EMX investors benefit from discovery, development and commodity pricing options, while limiting exposure to the risks inherent in operating companies. The Company’s common shares are listed on the NYSE US Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol EMX. Please watch www.EMXroyalty.com for more information.
For more information contact:
David M. Cole
President and CEO
Telephone: (303) 979-6666
Director of Investor Relations
Telephone: (303) 973-8585
Investor Relations (Europe)
Telephone: +49 178 4909039
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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