Original article by Peter Ker
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 14 : 27-Feb-18
Newcrest Mining will acquire a 27.1 per cent stake in Canada’s Lundin Gold at a cost of $US250m ($A319m). However, the deal imposes restrictions on Newcrest’s ability to lift its stake above 32 per cent, making a takeover bid difficult in the near-term. Lundin’s assets include the Fruta Del Norte gold project in Ecuador, a country to which Newcrest already has exposure via its stake in Solgold. The Fruta Del Norte mine is slated to commence production in late 2019.
NEWCREST MINING LIMITED – ASX NCM, LUNDIN GOLD INCORPORATED, SOLGOLD PLC, RBC CAPITAL MARKETS, NEWMONT MINING CORPORATION, BARRICK GOLD CORPORATION, GOLDCORP INCORPORATED