CB Gold Announces BCSC Validates Batero Bid and Private Placement, Terminates Shareholder Rights Plan
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - September 11, 2015) - CB Gold Inc. (TSX VENTURE: CBJ) ("CB Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the British Columbia Securities Commission (the "BCSC") has today ruled in favour of Batero Gold Corp.'s ("Batero") superior offer to CB Gold shareholders as well as the Company's private placement to Batero announced on July 24, 2015. CB Gold's shareholder rights plan (the "Plan"), approved by its shareholders at the Company's special meeting on January 28, 2015, was terminated by the BCSC after having provided the Company with the time to attract both the original Batero offer announced on July 24, 2015 and the superior Batero offer announced on September 4, 2015.
In light of Red Eagle's bid expiry time of 4:00pm Toronto time on Monday, September 14, 2015, CB Gold shareholders should immediately WITHDRAW their shares from Red Eagle's coercive take-over bid in order to be able to tender to the superior Batero offer. CB Gold shares tendered to the Red Eagle bid and taken up by Red Eagle would be precluded from participating in the superior Batero offer. The superior Batero offer per CB Gold common share is payable, at the election of CB Gold shareholders, in either six cents in cash (C$0.06) or 0.80 of a Batero share, in each case subject to proration. The maximum amount of cash payable by Batero under the Batero offer will be equal to one-half (approximately $5.4-million) of the total consideration.
Holders of more than 40% of CB Gold shares have already tendered to the superior Batero offer, up dramatically from 33% on September 3, 2015 -- the day prior to Batero's increased offer of $0.06 per CB Gold share.
The Company notes Red Eagle's press release indicating it will take up CB Gold shares on Monday, September 14th. CB Gold understands that less than 45% of CB Gold shareholders have tendered to the coercive Red Eagle bid. Don't leave money on the table - WITHDRAW from the Red Eagle bid immediately, and TENDER to the superior Batero offer. The superior Batero offer is and will remain open until its scheduled expiry date of September 18, 2015.
Fabio Capponi, CEO of CB Gold commented, "CB Gold shareholders are responding strongly to the increased Batero offer as it is clearly a superior offer: more than 40% of CB Gold shareholders have tendered to the superior Batero offer. The Batero offer is superior in terms of both value and the cash-and-shares alternatives, as compared to the all-stock Red Eagle bid. I would like to thank all shareholders for their patience and support through this process as we continue to press for maximum shareholder value."
The Batero offer represents a substantial 23% premium to the Red Eagle's coercive take-over bid based on September 4, 2015 closing prices. The value of the Batero offer represents a 71% premium to the closing price of CBJ Common Shares on July 23, 2015, the day before the announcement of Batero's initial offer.
How to Withdraw from Red Eagle's inferior take-over bid
If you have already tendered your CB Gold shares to Red Eagle's coercive take-over bid, you can WITHDRAW your shares by contacting your broker or Kingsdale Shareholder Services at 1-866-581-0506 (North American Toll-Free) or 416-867-2272 (Collect Calls) or by email at email@example.com. Unless Red Eagle extends its coercive take-over bid, you have only until 4:00pm Toronto time on September 14, 2015 to WITHDRAW from the coercive Red Eagle bid as Red Eagle will be entitled to take up CB Gold shares at that time.
How to Tender CB Gold Common Shares to the Batero Offer
All questions regarding the Batero Offer and how to tender CB Gold Common Shares to the Batero Offer should be directed to Kingsdale Shareholder Services, the information agent and depository, at 1-866-581-0506 (North American Toll-Free) or 416-867-2272 (Collect Calls) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About CB Gold Inc.:
CB Gold is a mineral exploration company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. CB Gold, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Leyhat Colombia Sucursal, is actively pursuing the exploration and development of mineral properties in the Republic of Colombia. The Vetas Gold Project consists of a number of existing mines and exploration concessions.
For more information on CB Gold please visit our web site at www.cbgoldinc.com or contact the Company at +1 (604) 630-5870, or email@example.com.
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