TORONTO - Alamos Gold Inc. and AuRico Metals Inc. are pleased to announce the completion of the previously announced arrangement ("Arrangement") involving Alamos Gold Inc. (a predecessor to Alamos) ("Former Alamos") (TSX:AGI)(NYSE:AGI) and AuRico Gold Inc. (a predecessor to Alamos) ("Former AuRico") (TSX:AUQ)(NYSE:AUQ). Pursuant to the Arrangement, Former Alamos and Former AuRico amalgamated to form Alamos, and certain assets of Former AuRico, including the Kemess project, certain royalties and cash, were transferred to AuRico Metals. Approximately 95.1% of the common shares of AuRico Metals ("AuRico Metals Shares") were distributed to Former Alamos and Former AuRico shareholders. Following completion of the Arrangement, Alamos holds an equity interest of approximately 4.9% in AuRico Metals.
Under the terms of the Arrangement, each Former Alamos share held was ultimately exchanged for 1 Class A common share of Alamos ("Class A Shares"), US$0.0001 in cash, and 0.4397 AuRico Metals Shares, and each Former AuRico share held was ultimately exchanged for 0.5046 Class A Shares and 0.2219 AuRico Metals Shares. Upon closing, Alamos has approximately 255,505,000 Class A Shares outstanding with Former Alamos and Former AuRico shareholders each owning approximately 50% and AuRico Metals has approximately 118,120,000 shares outstanding with Former Alamos and Former AuRico shareholders each owning approximately 50% of the shares not held by Alamos.
It is anticipated that Alamos will commence trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") and New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") under the symbol "AGI" and AuRico Metals will commence trading on the TSX under the symbol "AMI" on July 6, 2015. Former Alamos and Former AuRico shares will be delisted from the TSX and NYSE that same day.
"The completion of the merger has transformed Alamos into a leading intermediate producer. With diversified gold production from three North American mines, a portfolio of low-cost development projects in safe jurisdictions, and one of the strongest balance sheets of our peer group, we look forward to creating significant long term value for our shareholders," said John A. McCluskey, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alamos.
"We are very happy to bring the transformative Alamos-AuRico merger to fruition as we believe the new company will be a stand-out performer in the intermediate gold producer space. Completion of the merger also marks the inception of a new company, AuRico Metals, formed around a portfolio of high quality producing gold royalties and the advanced Kemess project. We are very excited to get behind this new vehicle as we strive to deliver sustained value creation for our shareholders," added Scott Perry, Executive Chairman of AuRico Metals.
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