Strategic Investment Agreement
The Placement involves Luna issuing up to 30 million common shares (the "Placement Shares") at a price of
The Placement is necessary due to a combination of lower than estimated cash flow and cost overruns at Aurizona, also requiring Luna to delay the completion of the Phase One Expansion at the mine. Luna has revised its 2014 production guidance to a range of 75,000 to 80,000 ounces of gold.
The Investment Agreement will allow Sandstorm to appoint one member to Luna's Board of Directors.
Gold Stream Discussions
Sandstorm and Luna have commenced discussions related to the potential modification of the Aurizona gold stream. The focus of the discussions is to explore opportunities that will increase value for both Sandstorm and Luna shareholders with the goal of improving Luna's access to capital, accelerating production and cash flow to both Sandstorm and Luna and leveraging the highly prospective brownfields and greenfields exploration targets. Sandstorm currently holds a gold stream agreement to purchase 17% of the life of mine gold produced from the open-pit operations at Aurizona at a per ounce price of
Sandstorm's President and CEO
Prior to completion of the Placement, Sandstorm owned 8.5 million shares of Luna (approximately 7%) and upon completion of the Placement, Sandstorm will have ownership of 28 million shares of Luna (approximately 19.8%). The Placement Shares will be acquired for investment purposes. Sandstorm does not have any present intention to acquire ownership of, or control over, additional securities of Luna. It is the intention of Sandstorm to evaluate its investment in Luna on a continuing basis and such holdings may be increased or decreased in the future. The common shares of Luna are listed on the TSX, and the Placement Shares will be issued from treasury. The Placement and the issuance of the Placement Shares are conditional upon receipt of approval of the
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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION
This press release contains "forward-looking statements", within the meaning of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities legislation, concerning the business, operations and financial performance and condition of
Forward-looking statements are made based upon certain assumptions and other important factors that, if untrue, could cause the actual results, performances or achievements of Sandstorm to be materially different from future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. Such statements and information are based on numerous assumptions regarding present and future business strategies and the environment in which Sandstorm will operate in the future, including the price of gold and anticipated costs. Certain important factors that could cause actual results, performances or achievements to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, amongst others, gold price volatility, discrepancies between actual and estimated production, mineral reserves and resources and metallurgical recoveries, mining operational and development risks relating to the parties which produce the gold Sandstorm will purchase, regulatory restrictions, activities by governmental authorities (including changes in taxation), currency fluctuations, the global economic climate, dilution, share price volatility and competition.
Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Sandstorm to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: the impact of general business and economic conditions, the absence of control over mining operations from which Sandstorm will purchase gold and risks related to those mining operations, including risks related to international operations, government and environmental regulation, actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations and changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, risks in the marketability of minerals, fluctuations in the price of gold, fluctuation in foreign exchange rates and interest rates, stock market volatility, as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled "Risks to Sandstorm" in Sandstorm's annual report for the financial year ended
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