EMX Royalty Corporation Closes Asset Purchase Transaction of the Oijarvi and Solvik Gold Projects
Vancouver, June 25, 2021 - EMX Royalty Corp. (NYSE American: EMX) (TSXV: EMX) (FSE: 6E9) (the "Company" or "EMX") is pleased to announce that it has closed the previously announced asset purchase transaction pursuant to which Gold Line Resources Ltd. (TSXV: GLDL) ("Gold Line") has acquired a 100% interest in Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.'s (NYSE: AEM) (TSX: AEM) ("Agnico") Oijärvi Gold Project located in central Finland and Solvik Gold Project located in southern Sweden (collectively, the "Projects") for an aggregate purchase price of US$10 million comprised of cash and shares of each of EMX and Gold Line (the "Transaction"). In connection with the Transaction, Agnico will retain a 2% net smelter return ("NSR") royalty on the Projects, 1% of which may be purchased at any time by EMX for US$1 million.
The Transaction has been completed pursuant to an asset purchase agreement dated March 19, 2021 (the "Agreement") among the Company, Gold Line, Agnico, Agnico Eagle Finland Oy and Agnico Eagle Sweden AB. As a result of the Agreement, Agnico has become a shareholder of EMX and Gold Line, and EMX will increase its equity holdings in Gold Line and receive staged cash payments from Gold Line. EMX will also gain additional royalty exposure in two emerging gold belts in the Nordic region.
Consideration for the Transaction is US$10 million, comprised of US$7 million in cash, US$1.5 million in common shares of EMX ("EMX Shares") and US$1.5 million in common shares of Gold Line ("Gold Line Shares"), which is required to be paid to Agnico as follows:
|Date||Gold Line Cash Payments (USD)||EMX Shares |
|Gold Line Shares (USD)|
|Upon signing of the Purchase Agreement||$750,000 (paid)||$375,000 (issued)||$375,000 (issued)|
|On the first anniversary of the Purchase Agreement||$1,500,000||$500,000||$500,000|
|On the second anniversary of the Purchase Agreement||$1,750,000||$625,000||$625,000|
|On the third anniversary of the Purchase Agreement||$3,000,000||-||-|
In addition, EMX will receive cash and share payments from Gold Line as set out in the table below:
|Date||Cash Payments (USD)||Gold Line Shares |
|Upon signing of the Purchase Agreement||-||$375,000 (issued)|
|On the first anniversary of the Purchase Agreement||$250,000||$250,000|
|On the second anniversary of the Purchase Agreement||$312,500||$312,500|
EMX Shares and Gold Line Shares and issuable in connection with the Transaction are based on the volume-weighted average price for the 20 trading days (the "20-day VWAP") prior to the date of issuance, with the exception of the first tranche, which was based on the 20-day VWAP prior to the effective date of the Agreement on March 18, 2021.
About EMX. EMX is a precious, base and battery metals royalty company. EMX's investors are provided with discovery, development, and commodity price optionality, while limiting exposure to risks inherent to operating companies. The Company's common shares are listed on the NYSE American Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol EMX. Please see www.EMXroyalty.com for more information.
For further information contact:
David M. Cole
President and Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (303) 979-6666
Director of Investor Relations
Phone: (303) 973-8585
Investor Relations (Europe)
Phone: +49 178 4909039
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