MONTREAL, Jan. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Falco Resources Ltd. (TSX.V: FPC) (“Falco” or the “Corporation”) announces that the six (6) nominees listed in the management information circular dated December 12, 2022, were elected as directors of Falco.
Detailed results of the vote for the election of directors held at the annual meeting of shareholders on January 23, 2023 are set out below:
Appointment and Remuneration of Auditor
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants, was appointed as independent auditor of the Corporation for the ensuing year, with the following results:
Appointment and Remuneration of Auditor
Long-Term Incentive Plan Resolution
Shareholders approved the ordinary resolution with respect to the approval of the Corporation’s existing rolling 10% long-term incentive plan and amendments thereto (“LTIP”). The results are as follows:
Ordinary resolution to approve the Corporation’s LTIP
Osisko Amendments Resolution
The majority of the disinterested shareholders approved the ordinary resolution with respect to amending the Corporation’s existing convertible secured senior loan (the “Osisko Loan”) with Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (“Osisko”) and the issuance of 10,664,324 warrants of the Corporation to Osisko, each exercisable for one common share of Falco (each a "Common Share") at an exercise price of $0.65 and expiring on December 31, 2024 (the “Osisko Warrants”). The results are as follows:
Ordinary resolution of disinterested shareholders to approve the amendment of the Osisko Loan and the issuance of the Osisko Warrants
Closing of Senior Debt Transactions
The Corporation also announces that the transactions previously announced on December 6, 2022 with each of Osisko and Glencore Canada Corporation (“Glencore”) have successfully closed on the date hereof.
Extension of the Maturity Date of the Osisko Loan
In consideration for the extension of the maturity date of the Osisko Loan, the Osisko Loan has been amended (i) in order for the accrued interest on the existing Osisko Loan to be capitalized such that the principal amount of the amended Osisko Loan is now $20,484,195, (ii) to increase the interest rate of the Osisko Loan from 7% per annum to 8% per annum, and (iii) to reduce the conversion price of the Osisko Loan from $0.55 to $0.50 per Common Share. In addition, the 10,664,324 warrants of the Corporation previously held by Osisko, each exercisable for one Common Share at an exercise price of $0.69 and which expired on November 27, 2022 have been replaced with 10,664,324 warrants of the Corporation each exercisable for one Common Share at an exercise price of $0.65 and expiring on December 31, 2024, maturing concurrently with the Osisko Loan, as amended.
Extension of the Maturity Date of the Glencore Debenture
In consideration for the extension of the maturity date of the Corporation’s existing senior secured convertible debenture held by Glencore (the “Glencore Debenture”), the Glencore Debenture has been amended (i) in order for the accrued interest on the existing Glencore Debenture to be capitalized such that the principal amount of the amended Glencore Debenture is now $11,770,710, (ii) to increase the interest rate of the Glencore Debenture from 8% per annum to 9% per annum and (iii) to reduce the conversion price of the Glencore Debenture from $0.40 to $0.36 per Common Share. In addition, the 15,061,158 warrants of the Corporation held by Glencore, each exercisable for one Common Share at an exercise price of $0.41 and expiring on April 27, 2023 have been amended to be exercisable at an exercise price of $0.38 and expiring on December 31, 2024, maturing concurrently with the Glencore Debenture, as amended (collectively, the “Glencore Warrants”).
The Common Shares issuable upon conversion of the Osisko Loan and the Glencore Debenture will be subject to a hold period of four months from the closing date until May 25, 2023 in accordance with applicable Canadian securities laws. The Osisko Warrants and the Glencore Warrants (and the underlying Common Shares issuable pursuant thereto) will be subject to a hold period of four months from the date of issuance of the Osisko Warrants and the Glencore Warrants, in accordance with applicable Canadian securities laws.
Falco Resources Ltd. is one of the largest mineral claim holders in the Province of Québec, with extensive land holdings in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. Falco owns approximately 70,000 hectares of land in the Noranda Mining Camp, which represents 70% of the entire camp and includes 13 former gold and base metal mine sites. Falco’s principal asset is the Horne 5 Project located under the former Horne mine that was operated by Noranda from 1927 to 1976 and produced 11.6 million ounces of gold and 2.5 billion pounds of copper. Osisko Development Corp. is Falco’s largest shareholder owning a 17.3% interest in the Corporation.
For further information, please contact:
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Jeffrey White, LL.B, MBA
Director, Investor Relations
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Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information
This news release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (together, “forward looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Statements, other than statements of historical facts, may be forward-looking statements. Generally, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of terminology such as “plans”, “expects”, “estimates”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “believes” or variations of such words, or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might”, “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved”, the negative of these terms and similar terminology although not all forward-looking statements contain these terms and phrases. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance, prospects and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set out in Falco’s annual and/or quarterly management discussion and analysis and in other of its public disclosure documents filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, as well as all assumptions regarding the foregoing. Undue reliance should not be placed on these statements, which only apply as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frame or at all. Except where required by applicable law, Falco disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.