TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Alamos Gold Inc. ("Alamos") (TSX: AGI) (NYSE: AGI) and Richmont Mines Inc. ("Richmont") (TSX: RIC) (NYSE: RIC) today announced that Alamos and Richmont have been granted an interim order from the Quebec Superior Court (Commercial Division) authorizing various matters, including the holding of special meetings of Alamos and Richmont shareholders to consider the proposed plan of arrangement (the "Transaction") whereby Alamos will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Richmont, and the mailing of the joint information circular.
The special meetings of Alamos and Richmont shareholders to consider the Transaction will be held on November 16, 2017 at the offices of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, 333 Bay Street, 24th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2T6. Richmont's special meeting will commence at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern time) followed by Alamos' special meeting of shareholders at 10:30 a.m. (Eastern Time). Shareholders of record as of the close of business on October 17, 2017 will be eligible to vote at the special meetings.
Alamos and Richmont have prepared a joint information circular with respect to the Transaction which will be mailed to shareholders of record as of October 17, 2017. The information circular will also be available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com), EDGAR (www.sec.gov) and the Alamos and Richmont websites at www.alamosgold.com and www.richmont-mines.com.
Alamos and Richmont's Board of Directors unanimously recommend that their shareholders vote in favor of the proposed Transaction.
About Alamos Gold Inc.
Alamos is a Canadian-based intermediate gold producer with diversified production from three operating mines in North America. This includes the Young-Davidson mine in northern Ontario, Canada and the Mulatos and El Chanate mines in Sonora State, Mexico. Additionally, the Company has a significant portfolio of development stage projects in Canada, Mexico, Turkey, and the United States. Alamos employs more than 1,300 people and is committed to the highest standards of sustainable development. The Company's shares are traded on the TSX and NYSE under the symbol "AGI".
About Richmont Mines Inc.
Richmont Mines currently produces gold from the Island Gold Mine in Ontario and is also advancing development of the significant high-grade resource extension to the east and at depth. With more than 35 years of experience in gold production, exploration and development, and prudent financial management, the Corporation has successfully positioned the Island Gold Mine to cost-effectively build its Canadian reserve base and to enter its next phase of growth. The Corporation's shares are traded on the TSX and NYSE under the symbol "RIC".
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SOURCE Richmont Mines
For further information: Scott Parsons, Vice-President, Investor Relations, Alamos Gold Inc., 416-368-9932 x 5439, [email protected]; Anne Day, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Richmont Mines Inc., 416-368-0291 ext. 105, [email protected]