Offer to Acquire CB Gold Commenced
Vancouver, BC, June 30, 2015 - Red Eagle Mining Corporation (TSX-V: RD, OTCQX: RDEMF, SSE-V: RDCL) today announced that it has formally commenced its share exchange takeover bid (the"Offer") to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of CB Gold Inc. ("CB Gold") in exchange for shares of Red Eagle Mining. Under the terms of the Offer, each CB Gold common share ("Share") will be exchanged for 0.162 of a Red Eagle Mining common share with an implied value of $0.05 per CB Gold Share and an implied total offer value for all outstanding CB Gold Shares of approximately $8,400,000 based on Red Eagle Mining's 20-day volume weighted average share price ("VWAP") of $0.31. The Offer will remain open until 4:00PM (Toronto time) on August 5, 2015 ("Expiry Time"), unless withdrawn or extended.
The Offer represents a premium of 46% to CB Gold"s 20-day VWAP of $0.035 and to CB Gold's closing Share price of $0.035 on June 12, 2015, the last trading day prior to CB Gold's announcement of Red Eagle Mining's proposal.
"Following the announcement by CB Gold of the OM.L Transaction, Red Eagle Mining was contacted by several of CB Gold's largest shareholders. They were unhappy with the proposed sale of CB Gold's principal asset and this transaction was subsequently rejected by CB Gold's shareholders. All of Red Eagle Mining's overtures have been rebuffed with the only response being via CB Gold's press releases. As a result, we are presenting our proposal directly to CB Gold shareholders." comments Ian Slater, Chief Executive Officer. "We believe that the Offer represents a clearly superior alternative for CB Gold shareholders."
Reasons to Accept the Red Eagle Mining Offer
- Significant Premium - The Offer represents a premium of 46% to CB Gold's 20-day VWAP of $0.035 and CB's closing share price of $0.035 on June 12, 2015, the last trading day prior to CB Gold's announcement of Red Eagle Mining's proposal;
- Gold Development Company Exposure - Participation in Red Eagle Mining's flagship project, the 100% owned, fully permitted Santa Rosa Gold Project in Colombia which is expected to be in production during 2016;
- Vetas Exposure - Continued participation in CB Gold's Vetas Project;
- Colombian Experience - Red Eagle Mining's proven experience in permitting, financing and developing underground gold projects in Colombia; and
- Superior Financial Capacity - Red Eagle Mining's stronger financial capacity and institutional shareholder base, including 19.9% shareholders Liberty Metals & Mining Holdings LLC and Orion Mine Finance.
About the Red Eagle Mining Offer
The Offer is for all of the issued and outstanding Shares of CB Gold, including any CB Gold Shares that may become issued and outstanding upon the exercise of existing CB Gold convertible securities, and will be open for acceptance for 35 days, unless extended or withdrawn. The Offer is subject to certain customary conditions including the deposit under the Offer of CB Gold Shares representing not less than 51% of CB Gold Shares, receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals, no material adverse change in CB Gold, CB Gold's shareholder rights plan being waived, invalidated, or cease-traded and the proposed non-brokered private placement of CB Gold Shares for gross proceeds of up to $3,500,000 (the "Private Placement") having been invalidated, terminated or cease traded. The Offer will not be subject to the approval of Red Eagle Mining's shareholders and is not subject to any financing or due diligence conditions.
The full details of the Offer are set out in a takeover bid circular ("Circular") and accompanying offer documents (collectively the "OfferDocuments"), which Red Eagle Mining has filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities on SEDAR and will mail to CB Gold's shareholders. CB Gold shareholders are encouraged to carefully review the Offer and Circular, which contains the full terms and conditions of the Offer as well as detailed instructions on how to tender their common shares to the Offer.
This press release does not constitute an offer to buy or an invitation to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy or invitation to sell, any securities of Red Eagle Mining or CB Gold. Such an offer may only be made pursuant to an offer and takeover bid circular filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada and pursuant to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any other such jurisdiction.
Proposed CB Gold Dilutive Financing
On May 19, 2015, CB Gold announced that it had entered into a definitive share purchase agreement with OM.L Trading Inc. to acquire 100% of the shares in Leyhat Corporation, CB Gold's wholly-owned subsidiary which holds CB Gold's interests in its Colombian properties (the "OM.L Transaction"). The OM.L Transaction was subject to shareholder approval, which was sought at CB Gold's Annual and Special Meeting (the "Shareholders' Meeting") scheduled for June 23, 2015. The deadline for submission of proxies in respect of the Shareholders' Meeting was set at 10:00 a.m. on June 19, 2015. Following receipt of all proxies for the Shareholders' Meeting, on June 22, 2015 CB Gold announced its intent to complete a $3,500,000 Private Placement. No pricing or definitive terms were announced at that time. On the following day, June 23, 2015, at the Shareholders' Meeting, 66% of disinterested shareholders voted against the OM.L Transaction, contrary to CB Gold's management recommendation. On June 24, 2015, CB Gold announced that the Private Placement would be priced at $0.05 per CB Gold Share and that the same related party that was frustrated in acquiring CB Gold's primary asset a day earlier, would be leading the Private Placement.
Red Eagle Mining has applied to the British Columbia Securities Commission (the "Commission") seeking an order cease trading any securities issued under the Private Placement (the "Cease Trade Application"). The Cease Trade Application was made on the basis that the Private Placement is a dilutive transaction designed to frustrate the ability of shareholders to consider Red Eagle Mining's Offer, and as such is an improper defensive tactic contrary to the public interest. Despite CB Gold's objections, the Commission decided that it would hear the Cease Trade Application and scheduled the hearing for July 3, 2015.
How to Tender Shares to the Offer
All questions regarding the Offer and how to tender CB Gold Shares should be directed to the Information Agent, Laurel Hill Advisory Group at +1 877 452 7184 (North American Toll-Free) or +1 416 304 0211 (Collect Calls) or by email at [email protected]. Shareholders who wish to accept the Offer may do so before the Expiry Time by delivering to Computershare (the "Depositary") (a) certificates representing the CB Gold shares to be tendered, (b) a property completed and executed letter of transmittal (the "Letter ofTransmittal") or a manually executed facsimile, and (c) any other documents required by the instructions set out in the Letter of Transmittal or Circular. The Letter of Transmittal will accompany the Offer and Circular, and will specify the offices of the Depositary at which valid deposits under the Offer may be made. Alternatively, shareholders may follow the procedure for guaranteed delivery using a notice of guaranteed delivery, as described in the Offer and Circular. Shareholders whose CB Gold Shares are registered in the name of an investment dealer, stockbroker, bank, trust company or other nominee should contact that nominee for assistance if they wish to accept the Offer.
Red Eagle Mining has engaged National Bank Financial Inc. as its financial advisor and Farris Vaughan Wills & Murphy LLP as its legal counsel in respect of the Offer.
About Red Eagle Mining
Red Eagle Mining is a well-financed gold exploration and development company with an experienced mine-development team. Management is focused on building shareholder value through discovering and developing gold projects with low costs and low technical risks in Colombia, a jurisdiction with prolific historic production but until recently limited modern exploration. Red Eagle Mining is developing the 100 km² historic Santa Rosa Gold Project located in the Antioquia Batholith. Development will initially commence with the fully permitted San Ramon Gold Mine where a positive Feasibility Study supports project development. Construction is scheduled to commence in 2015 with production in 2016.
For further information on Red Eagle Mining Corporation please contact:
Director Corporate Development
Red Eagle Mining Corporation
Suite 920 - 1030 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC, V6E 2Y3
+1 778 372 2558
+1 604 360 5722 mobile
For assistance with the Offer please contact the Information Agent:
Laurel Hill Advisory Group
+1 877 452 7184 North American Toll-Free
+1 416 304 0211 Collect Calls Outside North America
+1 416 646 2415 Facsimile
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