Metalla and Coeur Announce Increase in Secondary Bought Deal Offering of Common Shares of Metalla to US$18 Million
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd. (TSXV: MTA) (NYSE American: MTA) (the “Company” or “Metalla”) and Coeur Mining, Inc. (NYSE: CDE) (“Coeur”) are pleased to announce that they have agreed with the syndicate of underwriters led by PI Financial Corp., Haywood Securities Inc. and Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation (together with the syndicate, the “Underwriters”), to increase the size of the bought deal secondary offering announced June 22, 2020. The secondary offering will now consist of 3,400,000 common shares of Metalla (the “Common Shares”) currently held by Coeur at a price of US$5.30 per Common Share for gross proceeds to Coeur of approximately US$18 million (the “Secondary Offering”). Metalla will not receive any proceeds from the Secondary Offering. In addition, Coeur has granted the Underwriters an over-allotment option (the “Over-Allotment Option”) to purchase up to an additional 15% of the number of shares of Metalla sold in the Secondary Offering for up to 30 days after the closing, on the same terms and conditions as the Secondary Offering. If the Over-Allotment Option is exercised in full, the total gross proceeds to Coeur will be US$20,723,000.
Coeur currently owns, as of the date hereof, 5,241,310 Common Shares, representing approximately 14.9% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares of Metalla (on a non-diluted basis). Upon closing of the Secondary Offering and prior to the exercise of the Over-Allotment Option, Coeur’s ownership of Metalla’s issued and outstanding Common Shares will be reduced from 14.9% to 4.04% (on a non-diluted basis) after giving effect to the Wharf royalty transaction, announced by Metalla on June 22, 2020. If the Over-Allotment Option is exercised in full, Coeur’s ownership interest in Metalla will be reduced to 2.59% (on a non-diluted basis).Coeur has also agreed, subject to certain limited exceptions, not to sell any Common Shares or other securities of Metalla for a period of 120 days from the closing of the Secondary Offering.The Secondary Offering is expected to close on or about June 30, 2020.This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities being offered, nor may there be any sale of the securities being offered in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction.The Secondary Offering is being made in each of the provinces of Canada (excluding Quebec) and in the United States by way of (i) a prospectus supplement (the “U.S. Prospectus Supplement”) to the Company’s existing U.S. registration statement on Form F‑10 dated May 1, 2020 (the “Registration Statement”); and (ii) a prospectus supplement (the “Canadian Prospectus Supplement”) to the Company’s Canadian short form base shelf prospectus dated May 1, 2020 (the “Base Shelf Prospectus”). The Company has filed a preliminary Canadian Prospectus Supplement with the securities commissions in each of the provinces of Canada and a preliminary U.S. Prospectus Supplement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The Company will file a final Canadian Prospectus Supplement and a final U.S. Prospectus Supplement in connection with the Offering.The preliminary U.S. Prospectus Supplement (together with the related Registration Statement) is available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and the preliminary Canadian Prospectus Supplement (together with the related Base Shelf Prospectus) is available on the SEDAR website maintained by the Canadian Securities Administrators at www.sedar.com. Alternatively, copies of the preliminary U.S. Prospectus Supplement and preliminary Canadian Prospectus Supplement may be obtained from PI Financial Corp., by email at email@example.com, Haywood Securities Inc., by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation by email at email@example.com.Metalla has filed a Registration Statement (including a prospectus) with the SEC and a Base Shelf Prospectus (including a prospectus supplement) with the securities commissions in each of the provinces of Canada for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that Registration Statement or the Base Shelf Prospectus (including the prospectus supplement) and other documents Metalla has filed with the SEC or the Canadian Securities Administrators for more complete information about Metalla and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov, or on the SEDAR website maintained by the Canadian Securities Administrators at www.sedar.com. Alternatively, Metalla, any underwriter or any dealer participating in the offering will arrange to send you the prospectus if you request it by calling toll-free 1-800-810-7022.ABOUT METALLAMetalla was created for the purpose of providing shareholders with leveraged precious metal exposure by acquiring royalties and streams. Our goal is to increase share value by accumulating a diversified portfolio of royalties and streams with attractive returns. Our strong foundation of current and future cash-generating asset base, combined with an experienced team, gives Metalla a path to become one of the leading gold and silver companies for the next commodities cycle.ABOUT COEURCoeur Mining, Inc. is a U.S.-based, well-diversified, growing precious metals producer with five wholly-owned operations: the Palmarejo gold-silver complex in Mexico, the Rochester silver-gold mine in Nevada, the Kensington gold mine in Alaska, the Wharf gold mine in South Dakota, and the Silvertip silver-zinc-lead mine in British Columbia. In addition, the Company has interests in several precious metals exploration projects throughout North America.CONTACT INFORMATIONFor further information, please contact:Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd.Brett Heath, President & CEO
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