Welcome!

News Feed Item

Abitibi Royalties Provides Update on its Court Proceedings Against Osisko Mining Corporation

VAL-D'OR, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 06/06/14 -- Abitibi Royalties Inc. (TSX VENTURE:RZZ) ("Abitibi Royalties" or the "Company") is pleased to advise on the current status of the proceedings that it filed with the Quebec Superior Court on May 30, 2014.

Abitibi Royalties filed these proceedings to seek provisional, interlocutory and permanent injunction orders to enforce its contractual rights under the joint venture arrangement between Abitibi Royalties and Osisko Mining Corporation ("Osisko") to explore and develop the Malartic CHL property, in which Abitibi Royalties holds a 30% free carried interest. The Malartic CHL property is located immediately adjacent to and on trend with the Canadian Malartic Mine in Quebec, currently owned and operated by Osisko.

Abitibi Royalties filed these proceedings in response to Osisko, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited ("Agnico") and Yamana Gold Inc. ("Yamana") entering into an arrangement agreement dated April 16, 2014 (the "Arrangement Agreement") pursuant to which Osisko agreed to transfer all of its Canadian Malartic assets, including the Malartic CHL property, to a new partnership that would ultimately be owned by Agnico and Yamana as to 50% each.

Abitibi Royalties claims that under the terms of its various agreements with Osisko:


1.  it had the right to consent to the transfer of the Malartic CHL property
    under the provisions of the Arrangement Agreement; 
2.  its rights under the joint venture agreement with Osisko have not been
    respected; and 
3.  its rights to re-acquire the Malartic CHL property under a right of
    first refusal have been triggered. 

Following the issuance of Abitibi Royalties' proceedings, Osisko, Agnico and Yamana then agreed to make several significant changes to the Arrangement Agreement in response to Abitibi Royalties' claims. These included the removal of the Malartic CHL property from the definition of Canadian Malartic assets such that:


--  the Malartic CHL property is not being transferred to the partnership
    along with the other Canadian Malartic assets and will be retained by
    Osisko; and 
    
--  the proposed 5% NSR to be granted on the Canadian Malartic assets does
    not include the Malartic CHL property. 

As a result, at a Court hearing on June 5, 2014, Abitibi Royalties agreed to postpone the hearing of its motion for a provisional injunction and advised the Court that, notwithstanding the proposed changes to the Arrangement Agreement, it would be continuing to take steps to enforce its consent rights and its right of first refusal over the Malartic CHL property. At the same time, Osisko advised the Court that it would be seeking to have Abitibi Royalties' claims sent to arbitration. Osisko's request has been scheduled to be heard by the Court on June 13, 2014.

Abitibi Royalties has also advised Osisko, Agnico and Yamana that, notwithstanding the changes proposed to be made to the Arrangement Agreement, Abitibi Royalties intends to appear in Court on June 9, 2014, to make submissions at the hearing for final approval of the Arrangement Agreement to ensure that all of Abitibi Royalties' rights are respected and preserved. Furthermore, Abitibi Royalties intends to continue with all legal steps that are required to ensure that all of its rights under its agreements with Osisko and as a 30% owner of the Malartic CHL property are enforced. These rights include those now asserted under the existing claims and also its right to institute further proceedings as may be required.

Cancellation of options; Two new director nominees standing for election

Abitibi Royalties also announces that options previously granted to each of its four directors, entitling each director to purchase 32,500 common shares of Abitibi Royalties have been cancelled by written agreement between Abitibi Royalties and each of the directors in order to create room in its option plan reserve to grant options to Joseph Groia, a founder of Groia & Company, and Ian Ball, President of McEwen Mining Inc., two recently engaged consultants, who will also be standing for election to the Abitibi Royalties' board at this year's Annual General and Special Meeting to be held on June 30, 2014.

About Abitibi Royalties Inc.

Abitibi Royalties holds 100% title to the Luc Bourdon and Bourdon West Prospects in Ontario and a 30% free-carried interest on the Malartic CHL property near Val-d'Or, Quebec which is the subject of a joint venture with Osisko. In addition, the Company holds a 2% net smelter royalty interest in one additional claim held by Osisko, and may acquire and generate other property and royalty interests.

Gold Valley Mines Ltd. holds an approximate 62.7% interest in Abitibi Royalties Inc.

Forward Looking Statements:

This news release contains certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential" and similar expressional, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could", or "should" occur. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performances and actual results or realities may differ materially from those in forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinion of the Company's management on the date the statements are made. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management's beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy and accuracy of this news release.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Apache Hadoop is emerging as a distributed platform for handling large and fast incoming streams of data. Predictive maintenance, supply chain optimization, and Internet-of-Things analysis are examples where Hadoop provides the scalable storage, processing, and analytics platform to gain meaningful insights from granular data that is typically only valuable from a large-scale, aggregate view. One architecture useful for capturing and analyzing streaming data is the Lambda Architecture, represent...
As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key insights from Big Data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes crucial. However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems will act as “smart systems” provide in-place analytics that speed discovery and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningf...
Your homes and cars can be automated and self-serviced. Why can't your storage? From simply asking questions to analyze and troubleshoot your infrastructure, to provisioning storage with snapshots, recovery and replication, your wildest sci-fi dream has come true. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, will provide a ChatOps demo where you can talk to your storage and manage it from anywhere, through Slack and similar services ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ocean9will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Ocean9 provides cloud services for Backup, Disaster Recovery (DRaaS) and instant Innovation, and redefines enterprise infrastructure with its cloud native subscription offerings for mission critical SAP workloads.
Building a cross-cloud operational model can be a daunting task. Per-cloud silos are not the answer, but neither is a fully generic abstraction plane that strips out capabilities unique to a particular provider. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Wolf, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Global Field & Industry at VMware, will discuss how successful organizations approach cloud operations and management, with insights into where operations should be centralized and when it’s best to decentraliz...
The taxi industry never saw Uber coming. Startups are a threat to incumbents like never before, and a major enabler for startups is that they are instantly “cloud ready.” If innovation moves at the pace of IT, then your company is in trouble. Why? Because your data center will not keep up with frenetic pace AWS, Microsoft and Google are rolling out new capabilities In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Don Browning, VP of Cloud Architecture at Turner, will posit that disruption is inevitable for c...
Providing the needed data for application development and testing is a huge headache for most organizations. The problems are often the same across companies - speed, quality, cost, and control. Provisioning data can take days or weeks, every time a refresh is required. Using dummy data leads to quality problems. Creating physical copies of large data sets and sending them to distributed teams of developers eats up expensive storage and bandwidth resources. And, all of these copies proliferating...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In his Day 3 Keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will explore t...
DevOps has often been described in terms of CAMS: Culture, Automation, Measuring, Sharing. While we’ve seen a lot of focus on the “A” and even on the “M”, there are very few examples of why the “C" is equally important in the DevOps equation. In her session at @DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, of F5 Networks, explored HTTP/1 and HTTP/2 along with Microservices to illustrate why a collaborative culture between Dev, Ops, and the Network is critical to ensuring success.
Interoute has announced the integration of its Global Cloud Infrastructure platform with Rancher Labs’ container management platform, Rancher. This approach enables enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation and infrastructure investments. Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO commented “Enterprises developing and building apps in the cloud and those on a path to Digital Transformation need Digital ICT Infrastructure that allows them to build, test and deploy faster than ever before. The int...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Conference Guru has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6–8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. A valuable conference experience generates new contacts, sales leads, potential strategic partners and potential investors; helps gather competitive intelligence and even provides inspiration for new products and services. Conference Guru works with conference organizers to pass great dea...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Technologic Systems Inc., an embedded systems solutions company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Technologic Systems is an embedded systems company with headquarters in Fountain Hills, Arizona. They have been in business for 32 years, helping more than 8,000 OEM customers and building over a hundred COTS products that have never been discontinued. Technologic Systems’ pr...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named “Platinum Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business – from apparel to energy – is being rewritten by software. From ...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo | @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.