Evolution buys coveted Cowal gold mine

Original article by Peter Ker
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 20 : 26-May-15

Barrick Gold Corporation will sell its Cowal gold mine in New South Wales to Evolution Mining. The deal will increase Evolution’s annual gold output to more than 800,000 ounces, making it Australia’s second-largest listed gold miner. Jo Battershill of UBS says the Cowal’s mines $US550m ($A704m) sale price is near his estimate of fair value. Evolution will partially finance the deal via a $A248m capital raising.

CORPORATES
EVOLUTION MINING LIMITED – ASX EVN, BARRICK GOLD CORPORATION, UBS HOLDINGS PTY LTD, NEWCREST MINING LIMITED – ASX NCM, LA MANCHA RESOURCES INCORPORATED, NORTHERN STAR RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX NST

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