Primero Announces Issuance of Shares to Goldcorp in Payment for Convertible Note
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 08/07/12 -- (Please note that all dollar amounts in this news release are expressed in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated.)
Primero Mining Corp. (PPP) ("Primero" or the "Company") (TSX: P)(NYSE: PPP) announced today that it issued 8,422,460 common shares of the Company to Goldcorp Inc. (TSX: G)(NYSE: GG) ("Goldcorp") in payment for the $30 million principal of the convertible note held by Goldcorp.
Immediately following the issuance, Goldcorp owned an aggregate of 39,573,660 common shares of Primero, representing approximately 41% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Primero (increased from approximately 35%). The 8,422,460 common shares of Primero were issued from treasury at a deemed price of $3.74 per share for an aggregate value of $30 million.
Primero Mining Corp. is a Canadian-based precious metals producer and owns 100% of the San Dimas gold-silver mine in Mexico. Primero is focused on delivering superior, sustainable value for all stakeholders with low-risk exposure to gold. The Company has intentions to become an intermediate gold producer by building a portfolio of high quality, low cost precious metals assets in the Americas.
Primero's website is www.primeromining.com.
Contacts: Primero Mining Corp. Tamara Brown Vice President, Investor Relations (416) 814 3168 firstname.lastname@example.org www.primeromining.com
Source: Primero Mining Corp.