~ Barrick Becomes NuLegacy's Largest Shareholder at 16.7% ~
March 3, 2016 - Reno, NV - .
NuLegacy Gold Corporation ("NuLegacy") reports that it has closed the previously announced transaction with Barrick Gold Corporation ("Barrick") whereby NuLegacy has acquired Barrick's 30% working interest in the Redhill property (the "Property") in Nevada hosting the Iceberg gold deposit.
In exchange, NuLegacy has issued 32 million shares (the "NUG Shares") to Barrick and granted a 2% net profits interest royalty from commercial production on the Property. Barrick now has the right to nominate one director to NuLegacy's board and to participate pro rata in all future issuances of shares or convertible securities. Barrick has provided NuLegacy with certain stand still and voting restrictions in favour of NuLegacy in respect of their shares for a period of two years, subject to certain conditions. NuLegacy now owns 100% of the Property, subject to the underlying royalties.
The TSX Venture Exchange ("TSX-V") has conditionally accepted the transaction and no finder's fees are payable. The NUG Shares are subject to a statutory hold period of four months and one day expiring July 3, 2016.
The Iceberg gold deposit, located in the Cortez gold trend of Nevada, is adjacenti to three of Barrick's multi-million ounce Carlin-type gold deposits that are its lowest cost and politically safest gold assetsii, and has an established exploration target of 90-110 million tonnes of 0.9 to 1.1 grams of gold per tonneiii.
ON BEHALF OF NULEGACY GOLD CORPORATION
James E Anderson, Chief Executive Officer
For further information, please phone 604-638-4959 or contact James Anderson at [email protected], Albert Matter at [email protected] or Roger Steininger, COO at [email protected]; or visit www.nulegacygold.com.
Dr. Roger Steininger, NuLegacy's chief operating officer is a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG 7417) and the qualified person as defined by NI 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects responsible for preparing and reviewing the scientific and technical information contained in this news release
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.
This news release contains forward-looking statements, which relate to future events or future performance and reflect management's current expectations and assumptions. Such forward-looking statements reflect management's current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those expected. There are no known resources or reserves in the Iceberg deposit and the proposed exploration programs are exploratory searches for commercial bodies of ore. In addition, the presence of gold deposits on properties adjacent or in close proximity to the Iceberg Deposit is not necessarily indicative of the gold mineralization on the Iceberg Deposit. All of the forward-looking statements made in this news release are qualified by these cautionary statements and those in our continuous disclosure filings available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com including our annual management's discussion and analysis dated July 28, 2015 for the year ended March 31, 2015. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances save as required under applicable securities legislation.
i The similarity and close proximity of these deposits in the Cortez Trend is not necessarily indicative of the gold mineralization in the Iceberg deposit.
ii As extracted from Barrick's Q4-2013 and Q1-2014 reports.
iii These figures are conceptual in nature and derived from a compilation of 149 historic and 34 NuLegacy drill holes in and around the Iceberg deposit. To date, there has been insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the target being delineated as a mineral resource