In connection with the Transaction Agreement, Cameo has entered into an amending agreement dated October 29, 2020 (the “Amending Agreement”) with MX Gold Corp. (“MXG”) which amends the share purchase agreement dated January 11, 2019, as amended (the “SPA”), between Cameo and MXG under which Cameo acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of FortyTwo from MXG. Pursuant to the Amending Agreement, Cameo or Taranis (as transferee under the Transaction Agreement) have the right, at any time prior to March 1, 2021, to purchase the net profits interest of 50% of the gross cash income from the MAX Project (the “NPI”) that was granted to MXG under the SPA by: (1) issuing or arranging for the issuance of 4,000,000 Taranis common shares to MXG, and (2) no later than 90 days following the commencement of commercial production on the MAX Project, by making a cash payment to MXG in the amount of $1,000,000.
Under the Transaction Agreement, Taranis will acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of FortyTwo from Cameo for consideration consisting of the following:
- 3,600,000 Taranis common shares to be issued to Cameo;
- up to 400,000 Taranis common shares to be issued to an arm’s-length party (finder’s fee); and
- 4,000,000 Taranis shares to be issued to MXG as consideration for the purchase of the NPI.
The MAX Project covers more than 5,200 hectares near the community of Trout Lake in southeastern B.C. and includes the MAX Molybdenum Mine and Mill, which has been under care and maintenance since late 2011. Cameo acquired the MAX Project from MXG on January 11, 2019 and has fully maintained the project including mining permits, mineral claims and leases, and mill facilities, as well as monitoring of the mine site and tailings storage facility (TSF).
Taranis is currently developing its Thor polymetallic deposit (“Thor”) located approximately 8 km from the MAX Mill which currently sits idle and could be converted to process other polymetallic deposits in the Trout Lake region such as Thor. The combination of the high-grade Thor deposit with a revitalized MAX Project could create expanded mining opportunities and high-quality job opportunities in southeastern British Columbia.
Paul Ténière, CEO and Director of Cameo commented, “The Company believes that Taranis can better utilize the MAX Project and mill facilities to their fullest potential as they consider options to process material from the Thor Project in the future. Therefore, selling the MAX Project is in the best interest of shareholders as we forge ahead on acquiring and exploring new precious metals projects in Canada.”
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All scientific and technical information contained in this news release was prepared and approved by Paul Ténière, M.Sc., P.Geo., CEO and Director of Cameo Industries Corp, who is a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
CAMEO INDUSTRIES CORP.
Paul Teniere, M.Sc., P.Geo.
CEO and Director
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