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Sandstorm Gold Announces Closing of Strategic Investment in Luna Gold

August 30, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Investment Weekly News -- Sandstorm Gold Ltd. ("Sandstorm" or the "Company") (NYSE MKT: SAND, TSX: SSL) and Luna Gold Corp. ("Luna"), have closed the previously announced non-brokered private placement (the "Placement"), whereby Sandstorm has purchased 19.5 million common shares of Luna (the "Placement Shares") at a price of CAD$1.02 per Placement Share. Sandstorm now holds 28 million common shares of Luna, representing approximately 19.8% of the issued and outstanding shares of Luna.

Pursuant to the Placement, Sandstorm was also granted the right (for so long as Sandstorm owns greater than 15% of Luna) to maintain its ownership percentage through future private placements or public offerings by Luna. Sandstorm was also granted the right to appoint one member to Luna's Board of Directors (the "Board") and, accordingly, has appointed David Awram, Senior Executive Vice President of Sandstorm, to the Board. In addition, Mr. Luis Baertl has stepped down as Chairman of Luna's Board and has been succeeded as Chairman by Luna's current lead independent director, Steven Krause.

The Placement Shares purchased by Sandstorm are subject to a four month plus one day hold period. The proceeds from the Placement will be used by Luna for expenditures related to the Aurizona mine, ongoing brownfields and greenfields exploration at and around the Aurizona mine, and for general working capital purposes.

Keywords for this news article include: Sandstorm Gold Ltd, Investment and Finance.

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