Newmont Sells Royalty Portfolio for $90 Million
Newmont Corporation (NYSE: NEM, TSX: NGT) (Newmont or the Company) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Maverix Metals Inc. (NYSE American & TSX: MMX) (Maverix) to sell a portfolio of eleven royalties (the Transaction). Newmont will receive total consideration of approximately $90 million from Maverix, consisting of $15 million in cash, 12 million Maverix common shares, and up to $15 million in contingent cash payments payable upon completion of certain milestones.
The royalties provide exposure to five flagship gold assets owned and operated by growth-oriented mining companies. The portfolio includes royalties on Camino Rojo and Ana Paula in Mexico, Cerro Blanco in Guatemala, and Mother Lode and Imperial in the United States.
The Transaction builds on Newmont’s existing ownership interest in Maverix and provides the Company additional participation in the future upside of a growing royalty and streaming business. Maverix’s diversified portfolio includes over 100 royalties and streams across 18 countries, with assets predominately located in Australia the Americas and Mexico. Closing of the Transaction is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2020 upon completion of customary closing conditions, and once completed, Newmont’s ownership interest in Maverix will increase from 26 percent to approximately 32 percent.
“This transaction further strengthens our strategic partnership with Maverix and generates additional value for our respective shareholders,” said Tom Palmer, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We remain focused on continuing to optimize our portfolio and look forward to realizing further value through our position in Maverix.”
Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical expertise. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.