Yamana Gold (AUY) to Acquire Extorre Gold (XG) for C$4.26/Share

June 18, 2012 7:21 AM EDT
Yamana Gold, Inc. (NYSE: AUY) has entered into a definitive agreement (the "Agreement") with Extorre Gold Mines Limited (AMEX: XG) whereby Yamana will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Extorre.

Extorre is a mining company with exploration and development stage precious metals projects, the most advanced of which is its Cerro Moro project, a high grade, gold silver deposit with approximately 1.36 million ounces of gold equivalent indicated mineral resources and 1.05 million ounces of gold equivalent inferred mineral resources, located in the province of Santa Cruz in Argentina.

Under the terms of the Agreement, each Extorre shareholder will receive $4.26 per share comprised of $3.50 in cash and 0.0467 of a Yamana common share for each Extorre common share held. The offer represents a 54% premium to Extorre's 20-day volume weighted average price ("VWAP") and an 18% premium to the 60-day VWAP for the period ending June 15, 2012. The transaction value, net of cash and on a basic shares outstanding basis, is approximately $395 million, representing approximately 3% of Yamana's pro-forma market capitalization.

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