Euro Sun Amends Its Portion of Proposal to Acquire Nevsun to 50% Cash and 50% Stock
TORONTO, June 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Euro Sun Mining Inc. (TSX:ESM) (“Euro Sun” or the “Company”) reports that the Company has amended its portion of the joint proposal with Lundin Mining (TSX:LUN) to acquire Nevsun Resources (TSX:NSU) to include CDN$150 million in cash and CDN$150 million in ESM stock. The Company encourages Nevsun’s management and Board of Directors to engage as it is in the best interests of all stakeholders. The total proposed consideration of CDN$5.00 per share for the acquisition of all Nevsun stock includes CDN$150M cash from Euro Sun and CDN$600M cash from Lundin Mining along with CDN$150M in Euro Sun stock and CDN$600M in Lundin Mining stock. Euro Sun’s stock portion only represents 10% of the total consideration in this proposal.
Since making the proposal public on May 7th, 2018 numerous meetings have been held with shareholders of Nevsun, both in person and via teleconference. To date shareholders representing over 30% of Nevsun shares outstanding have expressed support for the Euro Sun led offer and encourage all parties to actively engage in a friendly transaction.
G. Scott Moore, President and CEO of Euro Sun stated: “We are ready and willing to engage with Nevsun in friendly and meaningful discussions to conclude a transaction in the best interests of all stakeholders. We have extensive operational experience across Africa and look forward to meaningful investment into Eritrea and the Bisha mine allowing it to meet its full potential.”
The Rovina Valley Project is one of the largest mineral deposits on the Western Tethyan mineral belt and consists of three porphyry deposits: Colnic and Rovina, and Ciresta, The project hosts measured and indicated mineral resources of 7.2 million ounces of gold and 1.4 billion pounds of copper in 406 million tonnes at 0.55 gold grams per tonne and 0.16% of contained copper.
Euro Sun is the first mining company to be granted an exploitation license without a state partner. Ratification of the mining license is expected to be completed with signatures from the required ministries shortly and this ratification will demonstrate a clear mandate for mining by the Romanian Government.
The scientific and technical information presented in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Randall Ruff, Vice President Exploration for Euro Sun, who is a Qualified Persons as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
About Euro Sun Mining Inc.
Euro Sun is a Toronto Stock Exchange listed mining company focused on the exploration and development of its 100%-owned Rovina Valley gold and copper project located in west-central Romania, which hosts the second largest gold deposit in Europe.
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