By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Investment Weekly News -- Franco-Nevada Corporation (the "Company") (TSX:FNV)(NYSE:FNV) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters, led by RBC Capital Markets, CIBC and BMO Capital Markets which have agreed to purchase, on a bought deal basis, 8,375,000 common shares of the Company at a price of US$59.75 per share, for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately US$500 million (the "Offering"). The underwriters will also have the option, exercisable in whole or in part at any time for a period of 30 days following the closing of the Offering, to purchase up to an additional 1,256,250 common shares to cover over-allotments, if any. In the event that the option is exercised in its entirety, the aggregate gross proceeds of the offering will be approximately US$575 million.
The Company plans to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund additional royalty and stream acquisitions and other general corporate purposes. The Company expects to fund all of its existing royalty and stream commitments from existing cash and a portion of future cash flows.
This offering is scheduled to close on or about August 21, 2014 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals including the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange and the securities regulatory authorities.
The Company intends to file a preliminary prospectus supplement to its existing base shelf prospectus on or about August 13, 2014 and intends to file a final prospectus supplement to its existing base shelf prospectus on or about August 14, 2014, in each case with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces and territories in Canada and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Franco-Nevada is a gold-focused royalty and stream company. The Company has a diversified portfolio of cash-flow producing assets and interests in some of the largest development projects in the world. Its business model provides investors with exploration optionality while limiting exposure to operating and capital cost risks. Franco-Nevada has no debt and is generating cash flow from its portfolio that is being used to expand its portfolio and pay dividends. Franco-Nevada's common shares trade under the symbol FNV on both the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.
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