TORONTO – Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:GOLD)(TSX:ABX) (“Barrick”) announced today that on November 10, 2023, it purchased 7,000,000 warrants to purchase common shares of Hercules Silver Corp. (“Hercules”) for total consideration of C$6,580,000. The warrants were immediately exercised at their exercise price of C$0.11 per Hercules common share.
Prior to its acquisition and exercise of the warrants, Barrick owned 26,556,870 common shares of Hercules and 6,804,918 warrants, representing approximately 12.33% of the outstanding Hercules common shares on a non-diluted basis, and 15.02% on a partially-diluted basis. Barrick now owns 33,556,870 common shares and 6,804,918 warrants of Hercules, representing approximately 15.09% of the outstanding Hercules common shares on a non-diluted basis, and 17.61% on a partially-diluted basis.
Barrick acquired the Hercules shares for investment purposes. Barrick may, depending on market conditions and other factors, acquire additional shares, warrants or other securities of Hercules, or dispose of some or all of the Hercules shares, warrants or other securities of Hercules that it owns at such time.
An early warning report will be filed by Barrick in accordance with applicable securities laws. To obtain a copy of the early warning report, please contact Kathy du Plessis, whose contact details are included below.
Barrick is a senior gold mining company organized under the laws of the Province of British Columbia. Barrick’s corporate office is located at Brookfield Place, TD Canada Trust Tower, Suite 3700, 161 Bay Street, P.O. Box 212, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2S1. Hercules’ head office is located at 100 King St. West, 1 First Canadian Place Suite, 1600 Toronto, Ontario M5X 1G5.
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