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(February 3, 2020) Montreal, Québec – Falco Resources Ltd. (TSX.V: FPC) (“Falco” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce that, the Corporation and Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (“Osisko”) (collectively, the “Parties”) have agreed to amend the silver stream agreement (the “Silver Stream Agreement”) entered into by the Parties on February 27, 2019 (the “Closing Date”), relating to Falco’s Horne 5 project (the “Project”), whereby Osisko agreed to postpone by one year each of the deadlines granted to Falco to achieve milestones set as condition precedent to Osisko funding the stream deposit and certain other deadlines.
The amendment to the Silver Stream Transaction is considered to be a “related party transaction” under Regulation 61-101 respecting Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“Regulation 61-101”) but is exempted from the requirements to obtain a formal valuation pursuant to section 5.5(b) of Regulation 61-101, as the common shares of Falco (the “Common Shares”) are not listed on any of the specified markets. The transaction is also exempted from the requirement to obtain minority approval pursuant to 5.7(1)f) of Regulation 61-101, as the Silver Stream Transaction (i) is on reasonable commercial terms that are not less advantageous to the Company than if the Silver Stream Transaction was obtained from an arm’s length party, and (ii) is not convertible, directly or indirectly, into equity or voting securities of the Company. The independent directors of Falco have approved the amendment to the Silver Stream Transaction.
Falco Resources Ltd. is one of the largest mineral claim holders in the Province of Québec, with extensive land holdings in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. Falco owns approximately 67,000 hectares of land in the Rouyn-Noranda mining camp, which represents 70% of the entire camp and includes 13 former gold and base metal mine sites. Falco’s principal asset is the Horne 5 Project, located below the former Horne mine that was operated by Noranda from 1927 to 1976 and produced 11.6 million ounces of gold and 2.5 billion pounds of copper over that period. Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd is the largest shareholder of the Corporation and currently owns 19.9% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Corporation. The Corporation has 207,878,736 shares issued and outstanding.
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