VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/18/13 -- PMI Gold Corporation ("PMI") (TSX: PMV)(FRANKFURT: PN3N)(ASX: PVM) and Keegan Resources Inc. ("Keegan") (TSX: KGN)(NYSE MKT: KGN) jointly announced today that they have terminated the arrangement agreement (the "Arrangement Agreement") they entered into on December 5, 2012 in accordance with its terms. This decision comes as a result of the mutual determination of PMI and Keegan that it is unlikely that PMI's shareholders will approve the transactions contemplated by the Arrangement Agreement. The termination of the Arrangement Agreement is not on account of any differences arising between the respective boards about valuation issues or on account of any new facts having come to their attention.
As a result of the mutual decision to terminate the Arrangement Agreement, the special meeting of shareholders of PMI which was scheduled for February 20, 2013, has been cancelled. The special meeting of Keegan shareholders scheduled for February 19, 2013 will proceed but only to consider the approval of a name change of Keegan to "Asanko Gold Corp.", reflective of the region in Ghana where it operates. PMI and Keegan have agreed that no termination fee will be payable as a result of the mutual termination of the Arrangement Agreement and the parties have released each other from all obligations in respect of the Arrangement Agreement.
About PMI Gold Corporation
PMI is an international gold company which is focused on developing a substantial West African gold business spanning three emerging mining centres in south-west Ghana, one of the world's most prolific gold producing regions. PMI has a strong portfolio of assets in Ghana, with a dominant 70km contiguous landholding in the Asankrangwa Gold Belt with interests in 9 concessions which comprises the 100% owned Obotan Gold Project and the 100% owned Asanko Regional Exploration Project. PMI also holds 2 mining leases and 2 concessions within the Ashanti Gold Belt which comprises the advanced exploration Kubi Gold Project. The Obotan Gold Project (Measured Resources of 15.57Mt grading 2.47g/t Au for 1.23Moz; Indicated Resources of 29.21Mt grading 2.00g/t Au for 1.88Moz; and Inferred Resources of 21.91Mt grading 1.99g/t Au for 1.40Moz, based on a 0.5g/t Au cut-off) is expected to produce an average of 221,500 oz Au per year over the first five years. Mineral Resources is based on a resource estimate audited by Mr Peter Gleeson, who is a full time employee of SRK Consulting. Mr Gleeson is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (MAIG) with sufficient experience relevant to the style of mineralization and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity undertaken to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2004 Edition of the Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves' and as defined in terms of NI43-101 standards for resource estimation of gold. Mr Gleeson has more than 5 years' experience in the field of Exploration Results and of resource estimation in general and consents to the inclusion of matters based on information in the form and context in which it appears.
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