Victoria Gold Adopts Shareholder Rights Plan
TORONTO, May 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Victoria Gold Corp. (TSX-VGCX) (“Victoria” or the “Company”) announces that it has adopted a shareholder rights plan (the “Rights Plan”)
The Rights Plan is designed to ensure that all Victoria shareholders are treated fairly in connection with any take-over bid and to protect against “creeping bids”, which involve the accumulation of more than 20%, on an aggregate basis, of Victoria’s common shares (the “Common Shares”) through purchases exempt from applicable take over-bid rules.
Pursuant to the Rights Plan, one right attaches to each issued and outstanding Common Share. Subject to the terms of the Rights Plan, the rights become exercisable in the event that any person (together with certain related parties) becomes a beneficial holder of 20% or more of the outstanding Common Shares without complying with the “Permitted Bid” provisions under the Rights Plan. In such event, holders of the rights (other than the acquiring person and its related parties) will be permitted to exercise their rights to purchase additional Common Shares at a 50% discount to the then prevailing market price of the Common Shares.
While the Rights Plan is effective as of May 14, 2021, it is subject to ratification by Victoria’s shareholders and is subject to approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange. If the Rights Plan is not ratified by Victoria's shareholders at a special meeting of shareholders of Victoria on or prior to November 14, 2021 (the “Meeting”), the Rights Plan will terminate and all rights issued thereunder will be cancelled. A complete copy of the Rights Plan will be available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
About the Dublin Gulch Property
Victoria Gold’s 100%-owned Dublin Gulch gold property (the “Property”) is situated in central Yukon Territory, Canada, approximately 375 kilometers north of the capital city of Whitehorse, and approximately 85 kilometers from the town of Mayo. The Property is accessible by road year round, and is connected to Yukon Energy’s electrical grid.
The Property covers an area of approximately 555 square kilometers, and is the site of the Company’s Eagle and Olive Gold Deposits. The Eagle Gold Mine is Yukon’s newest operating gold mine. The Eagle and Olive deposits include Proven and Probable Reserves of 3.3 million ounces of gold from 155 million tonnes of ore with a grade of 0.65 grams of gold per tonne, as outlined in a National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report for the Eagle Gold Mine dated December 3, 2019. The Mineral Resource under National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) for the Eagle and Olive deposits has been estimated to host 227 million tonnes averaging 0.67 grams of gold per tonne, containing 4.7 million ounces of gold in the “Measured and Indicated” category, inclusive of Proven and Probable Reserves, and a further 28 million tonnes averaging 0.65 grams of gold per tonne, containing 0.6 million ounces of gold in the “Inferred” category.