SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Sean Houghton, Glenn Rossman, Ignacio M. Llorente, Xenia von Wedel, Peter Silva

News Feed Item

Kerr Seeks Shareholder Consent for Acquisition of American Bonanza

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/12/14 -- Kerr Mines Inc. ("Kerr Mines") (TSX: KER) announces that it intends to issue up to 594,228,760 common shares (the "Kerr Shares") pursuant to the terms of an arrangement agreement dated April 10, 2014 between Kerr Mines, American Bonanza Gold Corp. ("American Bonanza") and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kerr Mines (the "Arrangement Agreement").

Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Arrangement Agreement, Kerr Mines will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares in the capital of American Bonanza (the "American Bonanza Shares") pursuant to a plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement"). Assuming completion of the Arrangement, American Bonanza Shareholders will receive 0.53 of a Kerr Share for each American Bonanza Share held (the "Exchange Ratio"). In addition, each holder of the outstanding stock options of American Bonanza (the "American Bonanza Options") and common share purchase warrants of American Bonanza (the "American Bonanza Warrants") will receive such number of replacement stock options of Kerr Mines (the "Kerr Options") and/or common share purchase warrants of Kerr Mines (the "Kerr Warrants") equal to the product of the number of American Bonanza Shares based upon the Exchange Ratio.

The current holders of American Bonanza Options and American Bonanza Warrants shall have their American Bonanza Options and/or American Bonanza Warrants exchanged for Kerr Options and/or Kerr Warrants, as applicable, which shall expire on the earlier of: (i) the current expiry date of the corresponding American Bonanza Options and/or American Bonanza Warrants; and (ii) the first anniversary of the date of completion of the Arrangement. The number of Kerr Options and/or Kerr Warrants (rounded to the nearest whole number) shall be equal to the product of: (A) the number of American Bonanza Options and/or American Bonanza Warrants outstanding immediately prior to completion of the Arrangement; and (B) 0.53. The exercise price per Kerr Share subject to any such Kerr Option and/or Kerr Warrant shall be an amount (rounded to the nearest cent) equal to the quotient of: (A) the exercise price per American Bonanza Option and/or American Bonanza Warrant divided by (B) 0.53. The obligations of American Bonanza under the American Bonanza Options and the American Bonanza Warrants as so exchanged shall be assumed by Kerr Mines.

The aggregate number of Kerr Shares which could be issued in connection with the Arrangement (consisting of: (i) the 594,228,760 Kerr Shares issued at the closing of the Arrangement; (ii) the 5,088,530 Kerr Shares issuable upon the exercise of the Kerr Warrants issued at the closing of the Arrangement; and (iii) the 2,418,017 Kerr Shares issuable upon the exercise of the Kerr Options granted at the closing of the Arrangement) would be up to 601,735,307 Kerr Shares. This would represent 82.5% of the issued and outstanding Kerr Shares immediately prior to the Arrangement, on a non-diluted basis.

Completion of the Arrangement will be conditional upon Kerr Mines and American Bonanza obtaining requisite shareholder approval, all required regulatory approvals, including The Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") and the satisfaction of any conditions imposed by the TSX on the Arrangement.

The Arrangement is an arm's length transaction. The Arrangement will not materially affect control of Kerr Mines and no shareholder or combination of shareholders are acting together to influence the outcome of Arrangement.

Pursuant to the terms of the Arrangement, Mr. Brian Kirwin, the current President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of American Bonanza and Mr. Wayne Tisdale, a current director of American Bonanza, will be appointed to the board of directors of Kerr. Otherwise, no other insiders will be created as a result of the Arrangement, including any person becoming an insider of Kerr by virtue of holding more than 10% of the issued and outstanding Kerr Shares.

An application has been filed with the TSX for conditional approval of the Arrangement. Pursuant to Section 607(g)(i) of the TSX Company Manual, the TSX will require Kerr Mines to obtain shareholder approval for the Arrangement because the aggregate number of Kerr Shares issuable pursuant to the Arrangement is greater than 25% of the number of Kerr Shares which will be outstanding, on a non-diluted basis, prior to the date of closing of the Arrangement.

Pursuant to the policies of the TSX, the TSX will give consideration to permitting Kerr Mines to provide the TSX with written evidence that holders of more than 50% of the voting securities of Kerr Mines are familiar with the terms of the Arrangement and are in favour of it rather than holding a special meeting of shareholders to obtain shareholder approval. Management of Kerr Mines will seek to obtain written evidence of such consent. If management of Kerr Mines is successful in obtaining such evidence shareholder approval of the Arrangement, shareholder approval will not be required to be obtained at a special meeting of the shareholders.

A copy of the Arrangement Agreement is available on SEDAR under the profiles of Kerr Mines and American Bonanza at www.sedar.com.

Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains certain forward-looking information as defined in applicable securities laws (referred to herein as "forward-looking statements"). Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "continues", "forecasts", "projects", "predicts", "intends", "anticipates" or "believes", or variations of, or the negatives of, such words and phrases, or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "should", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Specifically, this press release includes forward-looking statements regarding the intended business combination of Kerr Mines and American Bonanza. These forward-looking statements reflect the current internal projections, expectations or beliefs of Kerr Mines and American Bonanza, based on information currently available to them. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including those detailed from time to time in filings made by Kerr Mines and American Bonanza with securities regulatory authorities that may cause actual outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. The completion of the proposed business combination is subject to a number of risks, including, without limitation, the shareholders of Kerr Mines and American Bonanza not approving the transaction or required regulatory or court approvals not being obtained. Even if the business combination is completed, which cannot be guaranteed, anticipated synergies and efficiencies or other intended benefits of the transaction may not be realized, and the prospects of the combined entity will remain subject to all the general risks associated with mineral exploration and public securities markets.

Completion of the Arrangement is subject to a number of conditions including but not limited to TSX acceptance, as applicable, and if applicable, receipt of approval by American Bonanza and Kerr Mines shareholders to the Arrangement. Where applicable, the Arrangement cannot close until the required shareholder approval is obtained. There can be no assurance that the Arrangement will be completed as proposed or at all.

Investors are cautioned that, except as disclosed in the management information circular or filing statement to be prepared in connection with the Arrangement, any information released or received with respect to the Arrangement may not be accurate or complete and should not be relied upon. Trading in the securities of American Bonanza or Kerr Mines should be considered highly speculative.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete...
“DevOps is really about the business. The business is under pressure today, competitively in the marketplace to respond to the expectations of the customer. The business is driving IT and the problem is that IT isn't responding fast enough," explained Mark Levy, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Serena Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
“We help people build clusters, in the classical sense of the cluster. We help people put a full stack on top of every single one of those machines. We do the full bare metal install," explained Greg Bruno, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The cloud is becoming the de-facto way for enterprises to leverage common infrastructure while innovating and one of the biggest obstacles facing public cloud computing is security. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Jeff Aliber, a global marketing executive at Verizon, discussed how the best place for web security is in the cloud. Benefits include: Functions as the first layer of defense Easy operation –CNAME change Implement an integrated solution Best architecture for addressing network-l...
Mobile commerce traffic is surpassing desktop, yet less than 20% of sales in the U.S. are mobile commerce sales. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Dan Franklin, Segment Manager, Commerce, at Verizon Digital Media Services, defined mobile devices and discussed how next generation means simplification. It means taking your digital content and turning it into instantly gratifying experiences.
“In the past year we've seen a lot of stabilization of WebRTC. You can now use it in production with a far greater degree of certainty. A lot of the real developments in the past year have been in things like the data channel, which will enable a whole new type of application," explained Peter Dunkley, Technical Director at Acision, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network and cloud communications, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, p...
Leysin American School is an exclusive, private boarding school located in Leysin, Switzerland. Leysin selected an OpenStack-powered, private cloud as a service to manage multiple applications and provide development environments for students across the institution. Seeking to meet rigid data sovereignty and data integrity requirements while offering flexible, on-demand cloud resources to users, Leysin identified OpenStack as the clear choice to round out the school's cloud strategy. Additional...
The major cloud platforms defy a simple, side-by-side analysis. Each of the major IaaS public-cloud platforms offers their own unique strengths and functionality. Options for on-site private cloud are diverse as well, and must be designed and deployed while taking existing legacy architecture and infrastructure into account. Then the reality is that most enterprises are embarking on a hybrid cloud strategy and programs. In this Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo (http://www.CloudComputingExpo.com...
Verizon Enterprise Solutions is simplifying the cloud-purchasing experience for its clients, with the launch of Verizon Cloud Marketplace, a key foundational component of the company's robust ecosystem of enterprise-class technologies. The online storefront will initially feature pre-built cloud-based services from AppDynamics, Hitachi Data Systems, Juniper Networks, PfSense and Tervela. Available globally to enterprises using Verizon Cloud, Verizon Cloud Marketplace provides a one-stop shop fo...
The Internet of Things is not new. Historically, smart businesses have used its basic concept of leveraging data to drive better decision making and have capitalized on those insights to realize additional revenue opportunities. So, what has changed to make the Internet of Things one of the hottest topics in tech? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Gray, Director, Embedded and Internet of Things, discussed the underlying factors that are driving the economics of intelligent systems. Discover ...
The move in recent years to cloud computing services and architectures has added significant pace to the application development and deployment environment. When enterprise IT can spin up large computing instances in just minutes, developers can also design and deploy in small time frames that were unimaginable a few years ago. The consequent move toward lean, agile, and fast development leads to the need for the development and operations sides to work very closely together. Thus, DevOps become...

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is bringing a greater level of control, security and flexibility to cloud-based application development and delivery with a single-tenant version of Bluemix, IBM's

"Our premise is Docker is not enough. That's not a bad thing - we actually love Docker. At ActiveState all our products are based on open source technology and Docker is an up-and-coming piece of open source technology," explained Bart Copeland, President & CEO of ActiveState Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Media announced today that Aruna Ravichandran, VP of Marketing, Application Performance Management and DevOps at CA Technologies, has joined DevOps Journal’s authors. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. DevOps Journal brings valuable information to DevOps professionals who are transforming the way enterprise IT is done. Aruna's inaugural article "Four Essential Cultural Hacks for DevOps Newbies" discusses how to demonstrate the...