A playback of the conference call will be available until March 26, 2013 by dialling 1 (800) 408-3053 or (905) 694-9451 (pass code 7872730). The webcast will be archived at www.alamosgold.com.
In an interview with The Business News Network on March 5, 2013, John A. McCluskey, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alamos, stated that as of noon on March 5, 2013, approximately 30% of the Aurizon shares had been tendered to the Alamos Offer. The percentage referred to by Mr. McCluskey included the approximately 16.1% of Aurizon shares owned by Alamos. As of noon on March 5, 2013, approximately 22.9 million shares of Aurizon had been validly tendered and not withdrawn to the Alamos Offer, representing approximately 13% of the issued and outstanding Aurizon shares, which, together with the Aurizon shares held by Alamos, represented approximately 29% of the issued and outstanding Aurizon shares. Any Aurizon shares tendered to the Alamos Offer to date remain subject to withdrawal rights.
How to Tender
Aurizon shareholders are encouraged to continue tendering their shares by completing the Letter of Transmittal included in the documents mailed by Alamos. Kingsdale, the depositary and information agent for the Alamos Offer, is available to assist and can be reached at 1-866-851-3214 (North American Toll Free Number) or 416-867-2272 (outside North America). For shareholders whose certificates are not immediately available or who cannot deliver the certificates and all other required documents to Kingsdale prior to the expiry time, they may accept the Alamos Offer by properly completing and duly executing a Notice of Guaranteed Delivery and returning it to Kingsdale as specified in the Notice of Guaranteed Delivery. If Aurizon shares are held by a broker or other financial intermediary, Aurizon shareholders should contact such intermediary and instruct it to tender their Aurizon shares.
The Alamos Offer is open for acceptance until 5:00pm (Toronto time) on March 19, 2013, unless extended or withdrawn.
About the Offer
Alamos announced the Alamos offer on January 14, 2013. Alamos filed the take-over bid circular (the "Circular") and related documents with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada and the United States on January 14, 2013. Aurizon shareholders are advised to read the Circular, the Notice of Extension and Variation dated February 19, 2013 (the "First Notice") and the Notice of Extension and Variation dated March 6, 2013 (the "Second Notice") as they contain important information, including the terms and conditions of the Alamos Offer and the procedures for depositing shares. Additional information about the Alamos Offer or copies of the Circular, the First Notice and the Second Notice may be obtained free of charge from shareholders' investment advisers, from Dundee Capital Markets, who is acting as Alamos' dealer manager, Kingsdale at 1-866-851-3214 (North American Toll Free Number) or 416-867-2272 (outside North America), who is acting as Alamos' depositary and information agent, or by directing a request to the Investor Relations department of Alamos at 416-368-9932 (ext. 401).
On January 14, 2013, Alamos filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a Registration Statement on Form F-10 and a Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO each of which includes the Circular. Alamos encourages shareholders of Aurizon to read the full details of the Alamos Offer set forth in the Circular, the First Notice and the Second Notice, which, collectively, contain the full terms and conditions of the Alamos Offer and other important information as well as detailed instructions on how Aurizon shareholders can tender their Aurizon shares to the Alamos Offer. Investors may also obtain a free copy of the Circular, the First Notice, the Second Notice and other disclosure documents filed by Alamos from the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
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