Metalla Completes Acquisition of 5% Royalty on Castle Mountain Gold Mine from Equinox Gold
Posted: October 1, 2021 at 4:43 p.m. EDT|Update: 49 minutes ago
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VANCOUVER, BC, October 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd. (“Metalla“or the”Society“) (NYSE American: MTA) (TSXV: MTA) is pleased to announce that, following its dated press release September 13, 2021, he closed (the “Closing“) the acquisition of an existing 5% net smelter return royalty (the”Royalties“) from an arm’s length vendor (the”Seller“) on the South Domes portion of the Castle Mountain Gold mine owned by Equinox Gold Corp. (NYSE: EQX; TSX: EQX).
At the close, Metalla paid $ 10 million in cash to the Seller (the “Closing payment“) with the rest $ 5 million the purchase price to be paid within twenty months from the closing date bearing interest at the rate of 4% per annum from the closing date.
The Company has completed the previously announced direct debit of an additional amount 3 million Canadian dollars (the “Levy amount“) under its Amended and Restated Existing Convertible Loan Facility (the”Convertible loan facility“) with Beedie Capital (“Beedie“). The amount of the draw will bear interest at 8% per annum with the balance $ 12 million Canadian available to the Company under the Convertible Loan Facility subject to a subscription interest of 1.5% per annum.
The amount of the drawdown is convertible by Beedie into ordinary shares of Metalla (“Ordinary actions“) at a conversion price of CA $ 11.16 which is based on a 20% premium above the 30-day volume weighted average price (“PAUV“) common shares on the TSX Venture Exchange calculated as of September 30, 2021, in accordance with the terms of the convertible loan facility. Any ordinary share issued upon conversion of the amount of the drawdown will be subject to a holding period elapsing February 2, 2022.
The amount of the levy was used to finance part of the closing payment for the acquisition of the royalty.
Metalla was formed with the aim of providing shareholders with leveraged precious metals exposure by acquiring royalties and streams. Our goal is to increase the value of stocks by accumulating a diversified portfolio of royalties and flows with attractive returns. Our strong base of current and future cash-generating assets, combined with an experienced team, gives Metalla the opportunity to become one of the leading gold and silver companies for the next commodities cycle.
For more information, please visit our website at www.metallaroyalty.com.
ON BEHALF OF METALLA ROYALTY & STREAMING LTD.
(signed) “Brett Heath”
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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