Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - November 8, 2018) - James Bay Resources Limited (CSE: JBR) ("James Bay" or the "Company") announced that its Board of Directors has approved an investment (the "Investment") of US$1.5 million to acquire 3,333,334 common shares from the treasury of Cerrado Gold Inc. ("Cerrado Gold"), a privately owned Ontario company. James Bay will hold approximately 14% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Cerrado Gold after the Investment, which was completed on November 7, 2018.
Cerrado Gold has executed an agreement to acquire a gold exploration project in Brazil (the "Acquisition"). The Acquisition is expected to close in mid November 2018. Upon closing of the Acquisition, James Bay will hold approximately 8.89% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Cerrado Gold. The dilution of James Bay's ownership percentage will be the result of Cerrado Gold's issuance of shares from treasury to the third party sellers as part of the agreed terms of the Acquisition.
Related Party Transaction
Mr. Stephen Shefsky, President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of James Bay, is also a director and a shareholder of Cerrado Gold, holding 2,000,000 common shares and 1,000,000 warrants in the capital of Cerrado Gold, representing approximately 8%. Mr. Mark Brennan, a director of James Bay, is also a director and a shareholder of Cerrado Gold, beneficially holding 2,972,222 common shares and 1,000,000 warrants in the capital of Cerrado Gold, representing approximately 12%. As a result, each of Mr. Shefsky and Mr. Brennan has declared a conflict of interest and abstained from voting on any matters relating to the Investment by the James Bay Board.
The Board of Directors of James Bay appointed an independent committee, consisting of three independent directors, to review the proposed Investment in Cerrado Gold. In reaching its conclusions and formulating its recommendations, the independent committee considered, among other factors: (i) information in respect of Cerrado Gold with respect to its assets and operations contained in a Cerrado presentation presented to the Independent Committee; (ii) the information provided by the common directors about Cerrado; (iii) the ongoing offering of Cerrado common shares with participation by arm's length investors on the same terms of the Investment; and (iv) current industry, economic and market conditions and trends.
Pursuant to Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101"), the Investment by James Bay in Cerrado Gold, given the interest in each company of Messrs. Shefsky and Brennan, is a "related party transaction". James Bay is exempt from the requirements to obtain a formal valuation in connection with the Investment in reliance on sections 5.5(b) of MI 61-101, as James Bay is not listed on a stock exchange specified in section 5.5(b) of MI 61-101.
About Cerrado Gold Inc.
Cerrado Gold Inc. ("Cerrado") is a private junior mining company focused on the exploration of the Serra Alta gold deposit at the Monte do Carmo property in Tocantins, Brazil, an agricultural region with good infrastructure and topography. Cerrado is developing Serra Alta as a potential large, open-pit, high grade, low cost mine. Cerrado is currently focussed on an extensive exploration program to produce an updated Technical Report and Resource Estimate prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 - Standards for Disclosure for Mineral Projects by the end of 2018. The Monte Do Carmo project hosts 5 concessions totaling 17,353 hectares with multiple analogous targets identified from historical mining workings.
About James Bay Resources Limited
James Bay is a Canadian resource company with 46,697,405 shares outstanding and trades on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol "JBR". Please visit the James Bay website at www.jamesbayresources.com.
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