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B2Gold’s La Libertad mine in Nicaragua, March 2010.
B2Gold’s La Libertad mine in Nicaragua, March 2010.
(Handout/B2Gold)

B2Gold CEO Johnson on acquisition: 'Watch what we do'

B2Gold Corp.’s chief executive sought to reassure shareholders that its acquisition strategy was sound after the small Canadian miner announced a $570-million (U.S.) deal to buy Australia’s Papillon Resources Ltd.

“For shareholders who are nervous about any acquisitions… stick with us and watch what we do,” said B2Gold’s chief executive Clive Johnson, who has worked in the mining industry for more than three decades.