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Yamana and Pan American Shareholders Approve Proposed Transaction

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 2023116 Views

Jan 31, 2023

Yamana and Pan American Shareholders Approve Proposed Transaction

TORONTO — Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI; NYSE:AUY; LSE:AUY) (“Yamana” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that at a special meeting of shareholders held earlier today (“the Meeting”), Yamana shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favour of the special resolution (the “Arrangement Resolution”) approving the previously announced acquisition by Pan American Silver Corp. (“Pan American”) of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company following the sale by Yamana of its Canadian assets, including certain subsidiaries and partnerships which hold Yamana’s interests in the Canadian Malartic mine, to Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (“Agnico Eagle”), all by way of a plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act (the “Proposed Transaction”).

The Arrangement Resolution was approved by approximately 98.87% of the votes cast by Yamana shareholders at the Meeting, with shareholder turnout of 61.59%. Detailed voting results for the Arrangement Resolution are as follows:

Total Votes Percentage of Votes Cast
Votes For 585,197,047 98.87%
Votes Against 6,713,855 1.13%
Total Votes Cast 591,910,902 100.00%

In addition to the approval by Yamana shareholders, Pan American shareholders approved the issuance of Pan American common shares in connection with the Proposed Transaction at a special meeting of Pan American shareholders held earlier today. No approval is required from Agnico Eagle shareholders for the Proposed Transaction.

Peter Marrone, Executive Chairman, Yamana Gold commented, “I would like to thank the Yamana shareholders for their support and express my gratitude to each and every member of the Yamana team, past and present, who have been a part of this incredible journey. I am truly proud of everything we have achieved together, having taken Yamana from a single asset to a senior gold producer in less than two decades. Through this transaction with Pan American and Agnico Eagle, I believe we have delivered a value enhancing opportunity for our shareholders, in a market that is not currently rewarding growth, whilst also establishing the critical mass and scale that this sector desperately needs for future success. Following the positive outcome of the shareholder votes today, we look forward to working closely with the Pan American and Agnico Eagle leadership as we progress this transaction through to completion.”

The Proposed Transaction is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2023, subject to approval by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, approval from the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) and satisfaction or waiver of certain other closing conditions.

For a more detailed description of the Proposed Transaction, please review the Company’s management information circular dated December 20, 2022 (the “Circular”) available under Yamana’s issuer profile on www.sedar.com or on the Company’s website at www.yamana.com.

About Yamana

Yamana Gold Inc. is a Canadian-based precious metals producer with significant gold and silver production, development stage properties, exploration properties, and land positions throughout the Americas, including Canada, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. Yamana plans to continue to build on this base through expansion and optimization initiatives at existing operating mines, development of new mines, the advancement of its exploration properties and, at times, by targeting other consolidation opportunities with a primary focus in the Americas.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Investor Relations
416-815-0220
1-888-809-0925
Email: investor@yamana.com

FTI Consulting (UK Public Relations)
Sara Powell / Ben Brewerton
+44 7974 201 715223 / +44 203 727 1000

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