Coral Gold has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Barrick Cortez for the sale of the Robertson Property in Lander County, Nevada in the amount of US$15.75 million (Cdn $20.17 million). Barrick will return 4,150,000 shares of Coral held by them for cancellation by the company.
Coral will retain an NSR on the Robertson, payable quarterly, as well as a right of first refusal enabling Barrick to acquire the NSR in the event that the Company wishes to sell the NSR to any third party.
The sliding scale NSR rate will be determined based on the observed gold price each quarterly period based on the average LBMA Gold Price. In the event the Robertson Property is not placed into production by December 31, 2023, then beginning on January 1, 2024 and continuing on an annual basis thereafter until the earlier of (i) the commencement of commercial production and (ii) January 2, 2033, Barrick will make advance royalty payments of US$500,000, which will be non-refundable and fully credited against any future obligations of the NSR.
Annual General and Special Meeting
The Annual General and Special Meeting of the shareholders of Coral Gold is scheduled to be held at 11AM (PDT) on Friday, July 22, 2016 at The Metropolitan Hotel, Vancouver Room, 645 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 2Y9.
Reasons and Benefits of the Transaction
- Substantial immediate value creation for Coral shareholders. Based on Coral’s basic shares outstanding as of June 20, 2016 adjusted for the Share Reduction, the Immediate Cash Consideration alone, excluding the value of the NSR, on a per share basis is equal to approximately Cdn $0.46, as compared to the closing price of Coral’s common shares on June 20, 2016 on the TSX Venture Exchange of Cdn $0.195.
- The potential for long term value for Coral shareholders through the NSR. With this continued commercial relationship with Barrick through the NSR, Coral shareholders will have the opportunity to participate and benefit from expected future gold production at Robertson, additional resource growth potential at the Robertson Property, and will also have economic returns that will substantially improve if gold prices increase over the Robertson Property’s mine life.
- Strong financial position at closing. Upon closing of this Transaction, Coral will have a very strong balance sheet as compared to its very limited financial resources currently, which exposed its shareholders to significant dilution if the Robertson Property was to be advanced in any meaningful way.