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Primero and Brigus Mails Information Circulars, Schedules Special Meetings of Shareholders

February 5, 2014

Primero Mining Corp. and Brigus Gold Corp. jointly announced that their respective information circulars prepared in connection with the previously announced arrangement, whereby Primero will acquire all outstanding common shares of Brigus pursuant to a plan of arrangement, have been mailed to the respective shareholders of Primero and Brigus. According to a release, the special meetings of Primero and Brigus shareholders (the "Meetings") are scheduled to be held on February 27 , and the closing of the Arrangement is expected to occur on or about March 5 . Primero shareholders are reminded to vote before the proxy cut-off of 5 p.m. ( Toronto time) on February 25 . Brigus shareholders are reminded to vote before the proxy cut-off of 11 a.m. ( Halifax time) on February 25 . All Primero and Brigus shareholders are encouraged to read their respective Information Circulars with respect to the Arrangement, which were mailed to Primero and Brigus shareholders of record as of January 27 , and are available on SEDAR at and on the SEC's website. The Information Circulars contain a detailed description of the Arrangement and a description of Primero after giving effect to the Arrangement. The Boards of Directors of both Primero and Brigus have each unanimously recommended that their shareholders vote in favour of the Arrangement at the Meetings. The consideration offered to Brigus shareholders by Primero represents a 45 percent premium to Brigus' closing price, as at December 13, 2013 (the prior trading day to the announcement of the Arrangement), on the Toronto Stock Exchange and before ascribing any value to SpinCo. More information: ((Comments on this story may be sent to ))

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