Toronto Ontario September 23 2015 - Batero Gold Corp. ("Batero" or the "Company") (TSX-V: BAT) is pleased to announce that it has waived the minimum tender condition of its offer (the "Batero Offer") to acquire all of the outstanding common shares (the "CBJ Common Shares") of CB Gold Inc. ("CB Gold") so that Batero will take-up and pay any and all CBJ Common Shares deposited under the Batero Offer as at 4:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on October 5 2015 the new expiry time of the Batero Offer (the "Expiry Time").
The waiver of the minimum tender condition provides all CB Gold shareholders the opportunity to accept the Batero Offer. Any and all CBJ Common Shares tendered to the Batero Offer at the Expiry Time will be taken up and accepted for payment by Batero regardless of how many CB Gold Common Shares are tendered assuming the satisfaction or waiver of the remaining customary conditions.
Batero remains fully committed to the Batero Offer and to the CB Gold shareholders who have already tendered their CBJ Common Shares to Batero's superior offer. Batero encourages all shareholders of CB Gold who have not yet tendered their CBJ Common Shares to the Batero Offer to do so as soon as possible. As of today 43% of CBJ Common Shares have been tendered to the Batero Offer. CB Gold's board of directors continues to unanimously support the Batero Offer as amended and unanimously recommends that CB Gold shareholders tender their CBJ Common Shares to the Batero Offer.
The Batero Offer represents a substantial 19% premium to the hostile Red Eagle Mining Corporation ("Red Eagle") offer (the "Red Eagle Offer") based on September 23 2015 closing prices assuming full proration. The value of the Batero Offer represents a 66% premium to the closing price of CBJ Common Shares on July 23 2015 the day before the announcement of Batero's initial offer assuming full proration. CB Gold shareholders who tender to the Batero Offer will be entitled to receive at their option for each CBJ Common Share either $0.06 in cash or 0.8 of a Batero common share in each case subject to proration. The maximum amount of cash payable by Batero under the Batero Offer will be equal to one half (approximately $5.4 million) of the total consideration. The maximum number of shares issuable by Batero under the Batero Offer will be approximately 72.3 million (based on the number of CBJ Common Shares outstanding on September 11 2015).
An amended notice of variation and extension outlining the extension of the Batero Offer and the waiver of the minimum tender condition will be mailed to CB Gold shareholders as soon as possible. The Batero Offer will now be open for acceptance until 4:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on October 5 2015 unless further extended or withdrawn.
Batero's financial advisor is TD Securities Inc. and its legal advisor is Bennett Jones LLP. Kingsdale Shareholder Services has also been retained as Information Agent and Depositary.
How to Tender CB Gold Common Shares to the Batero Offer
Shareholders should also contact Kingsdale Shareholder Services for assistance if they have tendered their CBJ Common Shares to the Red Eagle Offer in order to WITHDRAW them immediately and in any event prior to the September 25 2015 expiry date of the hostile Red Eagle Offer.
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Batero is a precious and base metals exploration and development company focused on moving the La Cumbre oxide deposit toward a production decision. Once the appropriate level of study has been completed Batero intends to target the near surface higher grade oxidized gold mineralization at the deposit. Batero is also pursuing opportunities to acquire prospective high-grade production focused mineral properties in Colombia and Latin America. In pursuing these objectives Batero plans to leverage its secure treasury position strong regional relationships experienced management team and long-term financial partners. Common shares of the Vancouver-based company trade on the TSXV under the symbol "BAT".
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This news release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. All statements within other than statements of historical fact are to be considered forward looking. Any statements or information that express or involve discussions with respect to intentions predictions expectations beliefs plans projections objectives assumptions or future events or performance (often but not always using words or phrases such as "expects" "anticipates" "believes" "plans" "estimates" "intends" "targets" "goals" "forecasts" "objectives" "potential" or variations thereof or stating that certain actions events or results "may" "could" "would" "might" or "will" be taken occur or be achieved or the negative of any of these terms and similar expressions) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements or information and are intended to identify forward-looking information.
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