Tahoe Resources and Lake Shore Gold Corp. to merge
Under the terms of the Arrangement Agreement, all of the Lake Shore Gold issued and outstanding common shares will be exchanged on the basis of 0.1467 of a Tahoe common share per each Lake Shore Gold common share.
Upon completion of the transaction, existing Tahoe and Lake Shore Gold shareholders will own approximately 74% and 26% of the pro forma company, respectively, on a fully-diluted in-the-money basis.
The exchange ratio implies a consideration of C$1.71 per Lake Shore Gold common share, based on the closing price of Tahoe common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) on February 5, 2016, representing a 14.8% premium to the closing price of Lake Shore Gold on February 5, 2016 and a 28.6% premium to the closing share of Lake Shore Gold on February 4, 2016.
Based on each company’s 20-day volume weighted average price on the TSX, the Exchange Ratio implies a premium of 25.7% and 30.4% to Lake Shore Gold common shares for the periods ending February 5, 2016 and February 4, 2016, respectively.
The implied equity value (assuming the conversion of in-the-money convertible debentures) is equal to C$945 million. ■