VANCOUVER, BC, Jan. 13, 2023 /CNW/ - Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ: PAAS) (TSX: PAAS) ("Pan American" or the "Company") is pleased to report that, in respect of the upcoming special meeting (the "Meeting") of shareholders of Pan American ("Shareholders"), Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS") and Glass Lewis & Co., LLC ("Glass Lewis") have recommended that Shareholders vote in favour of the Share Issuance Resolution (as defined below) in connection with Pan American's proposed acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Yamana Gold Inc. ("Yamana") following the sale by Yamana of its Canadian assets, including certain subsidiaries and partnerships which hold Yamana's interests in the Canadian Malartic mine, to Agnico Eagle Mines Limited ("Agnico Eagle"), by way of a plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement") under the Canada Business Corporations Act. ISS and Glass Lewis are two leading independent proxy advisory firms which make voting recommendations to their subscribers, including institutional investors.
"We are pleased to receive positive recommendations from ISS and Glass Lewis, which reaffirm our strategic rationale for the Arrangement and the resulting benefits to Shareholders," said Michael Steinmann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pan American.
For more information on the transaction, please see Pan American's website at https://www.panamericansilver.com/invest/arrangement-agreement-with-yamana/
Recommendation to Shareholders
ISS noted in its report:
"There appears to be sound strategic rationale for the transaction which carries terms that are the result of a reasonable process, and ultimately joint offer, which should result in a more optimal combination of assets to enhance shareholder value. The deal is anticipated to be immediately accretive, has quantifiable synergy goals, and satisfies a longer term objective of delivering a material enhancement to the company's scale."
Glass Lewis noted in its report:
" … we consider Pan American has presented investors with a sound case for support here. In particular, we are inclined to share the board's view that the deal secures additional, complementary and prospectively attractive Latin American assets."
Pan American Special Meeting
The Meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. (Vancouver time) on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at Oceanview Suite, Pan Pacific Vancouver, 300 - 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 3B5, to consider an ordinary resolution to authorize the issuance of up to 156,923,287 common shares of Pan American to the shareholders of Yamana as consideration in respect of the Arrangement (the "Share Issuance Resolution").
The proxy voting deadline is 10:00 a.m. (Vancouver time) on Friday, January 27, 2023. Shareholders are encouraged to vote using the internet, telephone or mail.
YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT - PLEASE VOTE TODAY
After careful consideration of the Arrangement, the Pan American Board of Directors UNANIMOUSLY
RECOMMENDS that Shareholders VOTE FOR the Share Issuance Resolution.
Shareholder Information and Questions
Shareholders who have questions about the management information circular issued by Pan American in respect of the Meeting, or need assistance with voting their Pan American shares, can contact our proxy solicitation agent, Morrow Sodali (Canada) Ltd.:
North America Toll Free: 1-888-777-1346
Outside North America, Banks, Brokers and Collect Calls: 1-289-695-3075
Shareholders are encouraged to vote today using the internet, telephone or mail.
About Pan American Silver
Pan American owns and operates silver and gold mines located in Mexico, Peru, Canada, Argentina and Bolivia, and owns the Escobal mine in Guatemala that is currently not operating. Pan American provides enhanced exposure to silver through a large base of silver reserves and resources, as well as major catalysts to grow silver production. The Company has a 28-year history of operating in Latin America, earning an industry-leading reputation for sustainability performance, operational excellence and prudent financial management. Pan American is headquartered in Vancouver, B.C. and its shares trade on NASDAQ and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "PAAS".
Learn more at panamericansilver.com