Ascot Resources Ltd. (the “Company” or “Ascot”) has entered into a definitive agreement (the “Agreement”) with Boliden Limited (“Boliden”) pursuant to which Ascot will purchase the mineral rights, land, permits, licences and other assets held by Boliden in connection with the Premier Gold Mine (the “Premier Property”). The Agreement was entered into as one of the conditions of Ascot’s exercise of its option to purchase the Premier Property, as previously referred to on July 4, 2017.
Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, Ascot must pay to Boliden a total purchase price of CDN$4,775,000 (the “Purchase Price”), subject to adjustment on closing, which Purchase Price was paid and placed into escrow by Ascot on June 30, 2017 and will be released to Boliden subject to the satisfaction of all conditions to closing on the Premier Property and on the Dilworth property. In addition, Ascot has agreed to pay to Boliden a net smelter royalty of 5% on any future mine production at the Premier Property (the “Royalty”), which Royalty may be purchased by Ascot for the sum of CDN$9,550,000. Pursuant to the Agreement, Ascot will assume all obligations and liabilities of Boliden in connection with the Premier Property, subject to certain exceptions. In addition, Boliden has a right of first refusal in the event that Ascot wishes to dispose of all or any part of its interest in the Premier Property following the establishment of the presence of significant base metal mineral reserves at the Premier Property. In addition, under the Agreement Boliden has the option to enter into a long term offtake agreement with Ascot upon the commencement of commercial production at the Premier Property. Upon payment of the purchase price and satisfaction or waiver of the conditions precedents to the Agreement, Ascot will have earned a 100% interest in the Premier Property.
The completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including obtaining consents and approvals from governmental authorities in Canada with respect to the transfer of the various permits and licences and the release of certain reclamation security.
For more information concerning the Company, please refer to the Company’s profile on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors
ASCOT RESOURCES LTD.
Per: John A. Toffan
John A. Toffan, President and Director
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