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Orion to sell Victoria Gold shares

Orion Mine Finance is to sell some of its position in Victoria Gold via a bought deal underwritten by BMO Capital Markets and CIBC Capital Markets.
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Eagle in Yukon, Canada

Staff reporter

Orion currently owns 25.9 million shares in Victoria, some 41.9% of its issued and outstanding shares, which it aims to reduce to 37.2% through the bought deal sale in which it will sell 2.9 million shares priced at C$17 per share for gross proceeds of about $50 million.

"The Victoria team has done an exceptional job constructing the Eagle gold mine, bringing it to commercial production, and creating significant value for all stakeholders," said Orion chief investment officer Oskar Lewnowski.

"As Victoria's largest shareholder, we have a major economic interest in the long-term success of the company. We believe the increased trading liquidity from this sale will allow the company to attract new institutional investors which will in turn lead to further value creation."

Victoria Gold will not receive any proceeds from the offering.

In July, the company said it expected its Eagle mine in Yukon, Canada, would produce 85,000-100,000oz in the second semester of 2020. The 2016 feasibility study detailed annual output of 210,000oz/y.

Shares in Victoria Gold are trading at C$17.09, valuing the company at $1.2 billion.