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Franco-Nevada and Lumina Royalty Announce Shareholder Approval of Arrangement
Thursday, November 24, 2011
TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Franco-Nevada Corporation (TSX:FNV) (NYSE:FNV) ("Franco-Nevada") and Lumina Royalty Corp ("Lumina Royalty") announced today that shareholders of Lumina Royalty have approved the previously announced arrangement agreement (the "Arrangement") between Franco-Nevada and Lumina Royalty. Total votes cast at the special meeting of shareholders represented 19,139,403 common shares of Lumina Royalty or 50.80% of the total issued and outstanding common shares of Lumina Royalty. In the vote requiring 66 2/3% in favour of the Arrangement, 19,138,803 votes were cast FOR, representing 99.99% of the votes cast and in the vote requiring a majority of the minority in favour of the Arrangement under MI 61-101, 8,020,952 votes were cast FOR, representing 99.99% of the votes cast.
Lumina Royalty will now apply to the Supreme Court of British Columbia for a final order (the "Final Order") approving the Arrangement. The hearing for the Final Order is expected to take place later today. Provided that the Final Order is granted, Lumina Royalty and Franco-Nevada expect to complete the Arrangement on or about December 1, 2011.
Franco-Nevada Corporation (TSX: FNV) (NYSE: FNV) is a gold-focused royalty and stream company with additional interests in platinum group metals, oil & gas and other assets. The Company has a diversified portfolio of high margin assets along with a growing pipeline of development assets with exposure to some of the largest gold discoveries in the world. Its business model benefits from rising commodity prices and new discoveries while limiting operating and capital cost inflation. Franco-Nevada is generating growing free cash flow with historical increasing dividends and is the gold investment that works.
About Lumina Royalty
Lumina Royalty Corp. is an unlisted company that owns royalty interests on four copper development projects located in Chile and Argentina. The company was formed as a result of a reorganization of Lumina Copper Corp. (TSX-V: LCC) in June 2011. The four development projects are the Relincho copper/molybdenum project located in Region III, Chile that is being advanced by Teck Resources Ltd; the Taca Taca copper/gold/molybdenum project located in Salta Province, Argentina that is being advanced by Lumina Copper Corp; the San Jorge copper/gold/molybdenum project located in Mendoza Province, Argentina that is being advanced by Coro Mining Corp. and the Vizcachitas copper/molybdenum project located in Region V, Chile that is being advanced by Los Andes Copper Limited. More information about Lumina Royalty Corp. and its assets can be found on the company's website at www.luminaroyalty.com.
CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION
Certain information contained in this press release, including any information as to future financial or operating performance and other statements that express management's expectations or estimates of future performance, constitute "forward-looking statements". All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. The words "anticipates", "anticipated", "believes", "plans", "estimate", "expect", "expects", "expected", "forecasted", "targeted" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by management, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Readers are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual financial results, performance or achievements to be materially different from estimated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements and the forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to: the conditions in the arrangement agreement being satisfied, the ability of the parties to otherwise complete all of the transactions contemplated by the arrangement agreement, approval of the listing of the Franco-Nevada common shares and warrants by the TSX and the NYSE, as applicable, necessary court approvals, fluctuations in the prices of the primary commodities that drive royalty and stream revenue (gold, platinum group metals, copper, nickel, uranium, silver and oil & gas); fluctuations in the value of the Canadian and Australian dollar, Mexican peso, and any other currency in which revenue is generated, relative to the US dollar; changes in national and local government legislation, including permitting regimes and taxation policies; regulations and political or economic developments in any of the countries where properties in which the parties hold a royalty, stream or other interest are located; influence of macroeconomic developments; business opportunities that become available to, or are pursued by Franco-Nevada; reduced access to debt and equity capital; litigation; title disputes related to interests or any of the properties in which the parties hold a royalty, stream or other interest; excessive cost escalation as well as development, permitting, infrastructure, operating or technical difficulties on any of the properties in which the parties hold a royalty, stream or other interest; rate and timing of production differences from resource estimates; risks and hazards associated with the business of development and mining on any of the properties in which the parties hold a royalty, stream or other interest,, including, but not limited to unusual or unexpected geological and metallurgical conditions, slope failures or cave-ins, flooding and other natural disasters or civil unrest; and the integration of acquired assets. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon assumptions management of the parties believes to be reasonable, including, without limitation, that the conditions in the arrangement agreement will be satisfied, that the parties will otherwise complete all of the transaction contemplated by the arrangement agreement, that the TSX and the NYSE will approve the listing of the Franco-Nevada common shares and warrants, as applicable, that necessary court approvals will be obtained, the ongoing operation of the properties in which the parties hold a royalty, stream or other interest by the owners or operators of such properties in a manner consistent with past practice, the accuracy of public statements and disclosures made by the owners or operators of such underlying properties, no material adverse change in the market price of the commodities that underlie the asset portfolio, no adverse development in respect of any significant property in which the parties hold a royalty, stream or other interest, accuracy of publicly disclosed expectations for the development of underlying properties that are not yet in production, integration of acquired assets and the absence of any other factors that could cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements because of the inherent uncertainty. For additional information with respect to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, please also refer to the "Risk Factors" section of Franco-Nevada's most recent Annual Information Form filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, as well as Franco-Nevada's annual and interim MD&A. The forward-looking statements herein are made as of the date of this press release only and the parties do not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new information, estimates or opinions, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
SOURCE Franco-Nevada Corporation
For further information: <table border="0"> <tr valign="top"> <td colspan="2" align="left" valign="top"> <b>For more information on Franco-Nevada, please go to its website at </b><a href="http://www.franco-nevada.com" font-weight="bold">www.franco-nevada.com</a><br/> <b>or contact: </b> </td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td> Stefan Axell<br/> Manager, Investor Relations<br/> 416-306-6328 </td> <td> Sandip Rana<br/> Chief Financial Officer<br/> 416-306-6303 </td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="0"> <tr valign="top"> <td colspan="2" nowrap="nowrap" align="left"> <b>For more information on Lumina Royalty, </b><b>please go to its website at </b><a href="http://www.luminaroyalty.com">www.luminaroyalty.com</a><br/> <b>or contact: </b> </td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td align="left"> David Strang<br/> President & CEO<br/> 604-646-1880 </td> </tr> </table> <p> </p>