Alamos Gold Increases Dividend by 25% to Annual Rate of $0.10 Per Share
Alamos Gold Inc. (TSX:AGI; NYSE:AGI) ("Alamos" or the "Company") today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has authorized a 25% increase to its quarterly dividend to US$0.025 per common share. This represents the second consecutive quarterly increase for a cumulative increase of 67% over the past two quarters.
The increase is supported by the Company's strong outlook and free cash flow generation in the second half of 2020 including $58 million in the fourth quarter. The Company expects to continue generating strong free cash flow while reinvesting in high-return internal growth initiatives which will in turn support further returns to shareholders. The Company has paid dividends for 12 consecutive years during which time $196 million has been returned to shareholders through dividends and share buybacks.
The dividend is payable on March 31, 2021 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 17, 2021. This dividend qualifies as an "eligible dividend" for Canadian income tax purposes.
Dividend Reinvestment Plan
The Company has implemented a dividend reinvestment plan ("DRIP"). This gives shareholders the option of increasing their investment in Alamos, at a discount to the prevailing market price and without incurring any transaction costs, by electing to receive common shares in place of cash dividends. For shareholders that elect to participate in the DRIP, common shares will be issued from treasury at a 3% discount to the prevailing market price.
Enrollment in the DRIP is optional. Further information on the plan, including the forms needed to enroll, are available on the Company's website at http://www.alamosgold.com/investors/Dividend-Reinvestment-Plan. In order to be eligible to participate in the March 31, 2021 dividend, enrollment must be completed by 4:00 pm EST on the fifth business day prior to the March 17, 2021 dividend record date.
Alamos is a Canadian-based intermediate gold producer with diversified production from three operating mines in North America. This includes the Young-Davidson and Island Gold mines in northern Ontario, Canada and the Mulatos mine in Sonora State, Mexico. Additionally, the Company has a significant portfolio of development stage projects in Canada, Mexico, Turkey, and the United States. Alamos employs more than 1,700 people and is committed to the highest standards of sustainable development. The Company's shares are traded on the TSX and NYSE under the symbol "AGI".
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Scott K. Parsons Vice President, Investor Relations (416) 368-9932 x 5439
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements
Certain of the statements made and information contained herein, other than statements of historical fact and historical information, is "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian and U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements are generally, but not always, identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "will", "may", "potential" or variations of such words that certain actions, events or results "could" "might" or "will" occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements in this press release include information regarding planned dividend payments. The declaration and payment of dividends remains at the discretion of the Board of Directors and will depend on the Company's financial results, cash requirements, future prospects and other factors deemed relevant by the Board of Directors. Alamos cautions that forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon several factors and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by the Company at the time of making such statements, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, legal, political and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Known and unknown factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.