Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - April 25, 2023) - Paycore Minerals Inc. (TSXV: CORE) ("Paycore" or the "Company") is pleased to report that the previously announced proposed acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Paycore ("Common Shares") by i-80 Gold Corp. ("i-80"), pursuant to a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) (the "Arrangement"), has been overwhelmingly approved by the shareholders of Paycore ("Paycore Shareholders") at the special meeting of Paycore Shareholders held earlier today (the "Meeting"). A total of 21,341,555 Common Shares were voted in person or by proxy at the Meeting, representing 53.7 % of the outstanding Common Shares.
The Arrangement was approved by 98.5% of the votes cast by Paycore Shareholders at the Meeting. The Arrangement was also approved by a simple majority of the votes cast by Paycore Shareholders, other than the votes cast by Waterton Nevada Splitter, LLC, and Waterton Nevada Splitter II, LLC (together, "Waterton"), Ms. Christina McCarthy and Mr. Steve Filipovic, which were excluded pursuant to Multilateral Instrument 61-101 - Protection of Minority Shareholders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101").
In addition to the Arrangement, the Paycore Shareholders, other than Waterton, which was excluded pursuant to MI 61-101, also approved the amendment to the contingent value rights agreement between Paycore, and Golden Hill Mining LLC, i-80 and Waterton dated February 26, 2023 (the "Waterton Amended CVR Agreement"), pursuant to which all of the obligations under the outstanding contingent value rights agreement between Paycore, Golden Hill Mining LLC and Waterton dated April 20, 2022 shall be satisfied through the issuance of common shares of i-80 to Waterton. Detailed voting results in respect of the approval of the Arrangement and the Waterton Amended CVR Agreement are as follows:
|Matters Considered at the Special Meeting||FOR||AGAINST|
|# of Votes||% of Vote||# of Votes||% of Vote|
|1. Approval of the Arrangement|
(66 ⅔ % Vote)
|2. Minority Approval of the Arrangement (50% Vote)||10,404,345||97.1||314,000||2.9|
|3. Minority Approval of the CVR Amended Resolution (50% Vote)||10,944,345||97.2||314,000||2.8|
The completion of the transaction remains subject to final regulatory and court approvals. Paycore is scheduled to seek a final order from the Ontario Superior Court (Commercial List) approving the Arrangement on May 2, 2023. The Arrangement is anticipated to be completed in the first week of May 2023.
Paycore is a corporation incorporated under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) and, through its subsidiaries, holds a 100% interest in the FAD Property that is located in the heart of the Eureka-Battle Mountain trend in Nevada, USA. The FAD Property is host to the high-grade poly-metallic FAD deposit that was partially delineated with surface and underground drilling in the 1940s and 1950s. The FAD Property is located less than 3 miles from Eureka, Nevada and has established infrastructure, including a shaft, roads and old buildings. FAD was previously owned by Barrick Gold. Barrick acquired the FAD Property when the Company acquired Homestake Mining in 2001.
Overseen by an experienced board and management team that includes Jim Gowans (Non-executive Chairman), Christina McCarthy (President & CEO, and Director), Steve Filipovic (CFO and Corporate Secretary) and John Begeman (Director), the Company is focused on advancing the delineation of mineral deposits on the FAD Project (which is situated immediately to the south of, and along strike from, I-80 Gold Corp's Ruby Hill Mine).
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