February 28, 2017 - Toronto, Ontario: Royal Road Minerals Limited (TSXV: RYR) ("Royal Road Minerals" or the "Company") announces that it has been successful in its bid to acquire Caza Gold Corp. (TSXV: CZY) ("Caza") under its previously announced offer (the "Offer") made to Caza Gold's shareholders. A total of 134,886,372 common shares of Caza, representing approximately 90% of Caza's issued and outstanding common shares were deposited under the Offer (and not withdrawn) as at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on February 27, 2017, the expiry time of the initial deposit period under the Offer.
Royal Road Minerals has taken up all of these shares deposited under the Offer and, as a result, now holds an aggregate of 134,886,372 common shares of Caza, which represents approximately 90% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Caza, calculated on a fully-diluted basis.
Given the substantial support for the Offer, Royal Road Minerals has also extended the deposit period under the Offer for the mandatory 10-day extension period required under applicable securities laws, to enable those shareholders who have not yet tendered their shares, to deposit their Caza common shares to the Offer. The Offer, as extended, will now expire at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on March 13, 2017. All of the terms and conditions of the Offer have been complied with or waived, as applicable, and to the extent required for the take up securities deposited under Offer under applicable securities laws.
Royal Road Minerals' President and Chief Executive Officer, Tim Coughlin said: "We are pleased that Caza's shareholders have accepted the Offer, and we welcome them as Royal Road Minerals shareholders and as participants in our exciting growth strategy, which includes plans to advance the exploration of Caza's key Nicaraguan properties, to continue our exploration work in the highly prospective province of Nariño in southern Colombia and to advance other initiatives elsewhere throughout Latin America".
As further described in the Offer circular, Royal Road Minerals intends to carry out a compulsory acquisition or, alternatively, a subsequent acquisition transaction to acquire Caza common shares not deposited under the Offer. Upon completion of the compulsory acquisition or subsequent acquisition transaction, Royal Road Minerals intends to de-list the Caza shares from the TSX Venture Exchange.
Caza shareholders who tendered to the Offer will receive 0.16 of a Royal Road Minerals ordinary share for each Caza common share tendered, subject to adjustment with respect to fractional shares.
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Royal Road Minerals contact: Dr. Tim Coughlin, President and Chief Executive Officer, by phone: USA-Canada toll-free (800) 638-9205, +44 (0)1534 887166, or +44 (0)7797 742800, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org