Aquila Resources Enters Into Arrangement Agreement With Gold Resource Corporation


Aquila Resources Inc. (TSX: AQA, OTCQB: AQARF) (“Aquila” or the “Organization”) is satisfied to report that it has gone into a conclusive course of action understanding (the “Game plan Agreement”) with Gold Resource Corporation (“GORO”) (NYSE American: GORO) accommodating the securing by GORO of the relative multitude of gave and extraordinary normal portions of Aquila via an arrangement of game plan under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) (the “Exchange”).As declared by Aquila on September 7, 2021, as per the Transaction GORO will, through an entirely claimed auxiliary, get all the gave and remarkable Aquila shares for 0.0399 of a GORO share for every Aquila share (the “Trade Ratio”). In light of the 20-day volume-weighted normal value (“VWAP”) of GORO’s portions on the NYSE American stock trade on September 3, 2021, being the last exchanging day before the date of the declaration of the Transaction, the Exchange Ratio addresses a 29% premium to the 20-day VWAP of Aquila’s portions on the Toronto Stock Exchange as of such date.

After shutting of the Transaction, the current GORO and Aquila investors will claim roughly 85.1% and 14.9%, separately, of the joined organization on a completely weakened premise. Barry Hildred, Executive Chair of Aquila, remarked, “We accept emphatically that the Transaction laid out in the Arrangement Agreement gives critical advantages to Aquila investors. GORO has a solid monetary record, it possesses a reliably productive mine in the Americas, and it has an exceptionally cultivated specialized and working group. Thusly, this Transaction really de-hazards the financing and improvement of the Back Forty Project to support our partners.”

Fellow Le Bel, President and CEO of Aquila, added, “The new Gold Resource Corporation will be a multi-jurisdictional, enhanced valuable and base metal maker with an appealing development profile supported by the Back Forty Project. We anticipate shutting the Transaction quite expeditiously.”

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Vital Rationale for the Transaction 

As recently reported on September 7, 2021, the advantages of the Transaction to GORO and Aquila investors incorporate the accompanying:

  • Improved Market Presence and Re-Rating Potential. GORO as of now profits by consideration in the VanEck Junior Gold Miners ETF (the “GDXJ”) and from a normal every day exchanging volume of around 1 million offers, following three months. The Transaction is planned to bring about the Back Forty Project being put into creation on a more sped up premise, subsidized with income age, hence hoisting the consolidated organization to moderate maker status. Following the culmination of the Transaction, GORO is relied upon to keep on being remembered for the GDXJ and to profit from an upgraded capital business sectors profile in the United States and Canada, just as expanded exchanging liquidity and widened appeal to worldwide list, asset, and generalist financial backers. This offers the potential for a re-rating to a various more in accordance with other middle gold makers.                                                     
  • Improved Project and Jurisdictional Diversification. Every one of GORO and Aquila is presently a solitary resource, single-purview organization. Through the Transaction, GORO and Aquila investors will have the chance to take part in the continuous development of a multi-jurisdictional, differentiated valuable and base metal maker with openness to gold, silver, zinc, copper and lead through GORO’s creating Don David Gold Mine in Oaxaca, Mexico and Aquila’s Back Forty Project in Menominee County, Michigan.                                                                                      
  • Development Profile and Financial Strength of Combined Company. The consolidated organization is relied upon to profit from a friend driving development profile, a powerful asset report with no obligation and money of US$30.2 million at June 30, 2021, free income age from its Don David Gold Mine and the collaborations that by and large accumulate from scale in the space of general and regulatory costs, from less duplication of compensations, compensation and other public organization costs, further developed concentrate deals and advertising and store network efficiencies.                     
  • Tangibly De-Risks the Financing and Development of the Back Forty Project for Aquila Shareholders. Profiting from the free income produced by the Don David Gold Mine, Aquila investors won’t be weakened by a close term value financing that would some way or another be needed to propel the Back Forty Project through the last phases of allowing and designing. GORO is strong of Aquila’s task advancement plans including keeping running after a streamlined Feasibility Study. The consolidated Company’s situation of monetary strength is likewise expected to bring about a further developed capacity to get to required extra financing to support the Back Forty Project’s development capital consumptions.                                              
  • Through their possession inside the blended association, Aquila economic backers will stay privy to receptiveness to the cost that is depended upon to be opened because the Back Forty Project is advanced in the direction of development and creation. In any case being an exhibited gold writer, GORO proper currently trades at just normally 2.Five activities free pay from errands. Aquila monetary backers will participate within the regular re-score of GORO from a one mine affiliation in Mexico to a two-mine affiliation with jurisdictional widening.                                        
  • Experienced Management Team. The blended business enterprise will benefit from GORO’s and Aquila’s technical and operational groups’ understanding in polymetallic open pit and underground mines. The GORO govt team has a confirmed record of achievement in developing and working mining initiatives within the Americas.                                                                                  
  • Demonstrated Consistent Dividend History. Post-Transaction, GORO intends to preserve to pay dividends in accordance with its past exercise. GORO has made constant dividend payments to its buyers for more than ten years.
Aquila Resources Enters Into Arrangement Agreement

Transaction Summary

The Transaction would require the approval of (i) 66⅔ percentage of the votes forged by way of Aquila shareholders and (ii) a simple majority of the votes solid by using the minority shareholders (except for shareholders whose votes are required to be excluded pursuant to Multilateral Instrument sixty one – 101) at a unique meeting of shareholders (the “Aquila Shareholder Meeting”). The Transaction does no longer require the approval of GORO’s shareholders.

In addition to shareholder, courtroom and regulatory approvals, the Transaction is likewise issue to the satisfaction of certain other ultimate conditions which might be commonplace for a transaction of this nature, and each of GORO and Aquila has furnished appropriate meantime period covenants regarding the operation of its commercial enterprise in the everyday route. The Arrangement Agreement includes standard deal protection provisions pursuant to which Aquila has agreed now not to solicit every other acquisition notion (subject to commonplace fiduciary out rights), has agreed to provide GORO the proper to in shape any advanced idea, and will pay a termination fee of US$one million to GORO if the Arrangement Agreement is terminated in sure instances.

Details of the Transaction and the Arrangement Agreement could be set out inside the management statistics circular to be organized and mailed to Aquila shareholders in reference to the Aquila Shareholder Meeting. Subject to all situations precedent to crowning glory of the Transaction being met, the Transaction is anticipated to shut in past due November 2021. In connection with the final of the Transaction, Aquila will practice to have its stocks delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange.


Aquila Resources Inc. (TSX: AQA, OTCQB: AQARF) is a improvement‐diploma organisation centered on excessive grade polymetallic tasks inside the Upper Midwest, USA. Aquila’s skilled control group is currently advancing pre-creation sports for its flagship one hundred%‐owned gold and zinc‐rich Back Forty Project in Michigan. The Back Forty Project is a volcanogenic huge sulfide deposit with open pit and underground ability located along the mineral‐wealthy Penokean Volcanic Belt in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Back Forty consists of approximately 1.1 million oz. Of gold and 1.2 billion pounds of zinc within the Measured & Indicated Mineral Resource classifications, with extra exploration upside.