Nomad announces amended terms for the Mercedes Gold and Silver Stream with Equinox and for the South Arturo Silver Stream with I-80 Gold
Montreal, Québec – April 7, 2021
Nomad Royalty Company Ltd. (“Nomad” or the “Company”) (TSX: NSR and OTCQX: NSRXF) is pleased to announce (i) certain amendments to its Mercedes and South Arturo precious metals streams, including new gold delivery obligations and (ii) the repayment of the gold prepay loan with Premier Gold Mines Limited (“Premier“) (the “Gold Prepay Agreement”) in connection with the closing of the acquisition by Equinox Gold Corp. (“Equinox“) of Premier and the creation of a new US-focused company called i-80 Gold Corp. (“i-80 Gold“) that will own the South Arturo Mine in Nevada, USA, amongst other US assets previously held by Premier (the “Arrangement“).
Nomad, through its wholly owned subsidiary OMF Fund II SO Ltd (“OMF“), has entered into a second amended and restated purchase and sale agreement (gold and silver) with certain subsidiaries of Equinox in respect of the Mercedes Mine in Mexico (the “Mercedes Stream Agreement“) and a new purchase and sale agreement (silver) with i-80 Gold in respect of the South Arturo Mine (the “South Arturo Stream Agreement” and collectively with the Mercedes Stream Agreement, the “Stream Agreements“). The key changes to the terms of the Stream Agreements are as follows:
New Mercedes Gold and Silver Stream Agreement and Repayment of Gold Prepay Agreement
The Mercedes Stream Agreement has been amended and restated and now provides for, in addition to silver deliveries, fixed quarterly gold deliveries of 1,000 ounces of refined gold to OMF from the Mercedes Mine (subject to upward and downward adjustments in certain circumstances), plus an additional 6.5% of such adjusted amount payable in refined gold. Fixed quarterly gold deliveries shall terminate once an aggregate of 9,000 ounces of gold have been delivered (not including any refined gold received pursuant to the additional 6.5% of the adjusted amount). If the quarterly average gold price is greater than US$1,650 per ounce in any quarter, then the aggregate gold quantity deliverable in the next quarter is reduced by 100 ounces of refined gold, and if the quarterly average gold price is less than US$1,350 per ounce, then the aggregate gold quantity deliverable is increased by 100 ounces of refined gold). Concurrently with the completion of the Arrangement and entering into the Mercedes Stream Agreement, the Gold Prepay Agreement has been terminated.
The Mercedes Stream Agreement will continue to provide for a 100% silver stream on the Mercedes Mine until 3.75 million ounces (2.73 million ounces as of March 31, 2021) of silver have been delivered to OMF, as well as minimum annual deliveries of 300 thousand ounces of silver until 2.1 million ounces (1.5 million ounces as of March 31, 2021) of silver have been delivered to OMF.
South Arturo Silver Stream Agreement
OMF and i-80 Gold have entered into a new South Arturo Stream Agreement that provides for deliveries from i-80 Gold to OMF of 100% of the ounces of refined silver in attributable production from the existing mineralized areas at South Arturo and 50% of ounces of refined silver in attributable production from the exploration stream area.
In addition, the parties to the Mercedes Stream Agreement have agreed to make certain amendments to the existing RDM royalty agreement over the Riacho dos Machados Gold Mine located in the northern part of Minas Gerais, Brazil, which royalty is held by Nomad with Mineração Riacho dos Machados, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equinox.
Vincent Cardin-Tremblay, P. Geo., Vice President, Geology of Nomad Royalty is the “Qualified Person” as defined in NI 43-101 who has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.
Nomad Royalty Company Ltd. is a gold & silver royalty company that purchases rights to a percentage of the gold or silver produced from a mine, for the life of the mine. Nomad owns a portfolio of 14 royalty and stream assets, of which 6 are on currently producing mines. Nomad plans to grow and diversify its low-cost production profile through the acquisition of additional producing and near-term producing gold & silver streams and royalties. For more information please visit: www.nomadroyalty.com.
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