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Golden Predator re-groups after reverse overthrow

September 8th, 2015

by Greg Klein | September 8, 2015

So you think you can run a resource company? That seemed to be Golden Predator Mining’s (TSXV:GPY) challenge when its majority shareholder nominated a rival BOD slate last month. The Yukon explorer’s management and five of its directors resigned en masse, leaving Till Capital TSXV:TIL with no senior staff and a bunch of inexperienced would-be directors to run Golden. Now the original Golden group has returned. And Till wants to divest what’s now a minority stake prior to getting right out of the resource sector. Both parties attribute the reversal to a renegotiated loan.

Golden Predator re-groups after reverse overthrow

Golden Predator’s Brewery Creek, a former heap leach gold operation in central Yukon, reached its preliminary economic assessment last year.

Golden confirmed the restoration on September 8, four days after an AGM voted the company’s slate. Two directors, along with two managers, had already returned September 2. Back in their original positions are CEO Janet Lee-Sheriff and director/acting CFO Greg Hayes, along with directors William Sheriff, Dennis Fentie, Bradley Thiele, Piers McDonald and Jesse Duke. Golden newcomer nominee Barry Rayment also won election.

Just days earlier, Till withdrew its own nominees to back the Golden slate, which includes several industry veterans and two former Yukon premiers. The company’s flagship Brewery Creek project sits 55 kilometres east of Dawson City.

Till’s beef, apparently, had been Golden’s promissory note and its $3.7-million outstanding principal. The repayment schedule has been extended to June 2019, payable in cash only, not shares. Golden regains two NSRs on its properties.

Having now resigned as Till’s chairperson/CEO, Sheriff’s severance amounts to 7.1 million Golden shares, 22% of the company, previously held by Till. That increases his holding to 26.9% and cuts Till’s from 58.9% to 37.3%.

Sheriff also gets two options to buy the rest of Till’s Golden stake, part of a plan in which Till would quit the resource sector, “with the corresponding financial commitments,” and focus on its reinsurance/insurance businesses.

But Till still holds 71.65% of Silver Predator TSXV:SPD, whose board overlaps Golden’s. Late last month Silver signed a promissory note with Till for up to US$275,000, with US$100,000 already advanced.

Reaping the harvest

January 18th, 2013

Golden Predator to become royalties and streaming company Gold Bullion Royalty Corp

by Greg Klein

(Update: Effective February 22, 2013, Golden Predator Corp began trading as Americas Bullion Royalty Corp TSX:AMB.)

In a late afternoon announcement January 18, Golden Predator Corp TSX:GPD proposed a new name and strategy. Currently an advanced-stage exploration company moving towards production, Golden Predator plans to become Gold Bullion Royalty Corp, a company “focused entirely on royalty creation.”

The newly formed Golden Predator Canada Corp would continue advancing Yukon’s Brewery Creek towards its targeted 2014 gold production.

The proposed new company, Golden Predator Canada Corp,
would continue advancing Yukon’s Brewery Creek towards
its targeted 2014 gold production.

The company stated it “intends to build on its existing portfolio of 34 projects to increase revenue and provide lower risk exposure to shareholders through a variety of gold and silver projects in which it will retain a royalty, metal stream or other interest.

“The company plans to divest Golden Predator Canada Corp, which will continue to advance the Brewery Creek Project, as well as a number of other significant properties across the Yukon. This proposed segregation of its two main business components, by spin-out or other mechanism, is designed to maximize shareholder value by allowing the market to independently value two very different businesses.”

How that will happen has yet to be determined. Pending tax and legal advice, the process could involve “a plan of arrangement, dividend or other suitable method” which would have shareholders owning both companies, which would be staffed independently. Golden Predator Canada Corp would apply for a TSX or TSXV listing.

The Gold Bullion portfolio already includes gross proceeds royalties on Midway Gold’s TSXV:MDW Pan and Gold Rock deposits, a 4% GPR on Barrick Gold’s TSX:ABX DTR property, a 1% GPR on a nearby Barrick property and a 2% NSR on Silver Predator’s TSX:SPD Taylor Silver project.

The statement added, “The company controls a royalty package of 34 North America properties, most of which are owned by Gold Bullion Royalty Corp and under lease to a variety of companies including Evolving Gold [TSX:EVG], Orsa Ventures [TSXV:ORN], Columbus Gold [TSXV:CGT],” among others.

“The royalty portfolio also includes several deeded royalties covering projects of McEwen Mining [TSX:MUX], NV Gold [TSXV:NVX] and Silver Scott Mines [OTCPK:SILS].” While the royalty packages brought in $799,762 last year, the company expects royalty revenue to increase as its portfolio grows and projects advance.

The royalty portfolio is “unique in the mineral development industry due to its ability to receive the majority of projected revenues in-kind (gold bullion as opposed to cash),” the statement added.

Golden Predator Corp’s stock opened January 18 at $0.345, a penny higher than its previous close. The shares then reached $0.35 before closing on $0.33. With 153 million shares outstanding, the company had a press time market cap of $50.49 million.