|By Marketwired .||
|July 2, 2014 09:09 AM EDT||
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/02/14 -- Sentry Investments Inc. ("Sentry"), who beneficially owns or controls approximately 17% of the issued and outstanding shares of Timmins Gold Corp. ("Timmins"), announces that it has reached agreement with Timmins on the slate of directors to be nominated at Timmins upcoming Annual and General Special Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for July 31, 2014 (the "Meeting").
As part of the settlement, Timmins will nominate eight directors at the Meeting instead of seven as previously announced. The nominees who will stand for election at the Meeting are George Brack, Bruce Bragagnolo, Bryan Coates, Stephen Lang, Luc Lessard, Paula Rogers and Jose Vizquerra Benavides, the seven Timmins nominees previously announced, as well as Anthony Hawkshaw, who was previously a Sentry nominee. Sentry has agreed to vote its common shares for the election of all eight nominees.
"Sentry's action to accelerate Board renewal has resulted in a Board slate with deep industry expertise and greater independence," said Kevin MacLean, Senior Vice-president and Senior Portfolio Manager of Sentry Investments Inc. "We would like to thank Timmins' Special Committee for their professional approach to achieving our common objectives."
Sentry also thanks the six mining industry veterans who assisted in this process for their valuable contribution to a successful outcome. "Troy Fierro, Ritch Hall, Tony Harwood, Tony Hawkshaw, Oliver Lennox-King and Marc Prefontaine set the bar high in the Board renewal process. I am grateful to all for their willingness to help," said Kevin MacLean.
Sentry believes this outcome is in the best interests of Timmins' shareholders, including our investment funds, and we look forward to having the eight nominees work closely together and with Timmins' management team to create value for all shareholders.
Sentry Investments was founded in 1997 and is one of Canada's fastest-growing independent asset management companies. Sentry manages over $14 billion in assets on behalf of more than 400,000 Canadian investors. Sentry offers a diverse range of award-winning investment products available through financial advisors, including domestic and global mutual funds, and separately managed accounts. Sentry is one of only three firms to receive five consecutive Brendan Wood Canadian International TopGun Asset Management Team Awards (2009 to 2013).
Certain statements included in this news release constitute forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, those identified by the expressions "expect," "intend," "will" and similar expressions to the extent that they relate to Timmins. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, the date of the Meeting. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect Sentry's current expectations regarding future results or events. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. Although Sentry believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and, accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein. Sentry does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statement or information whether as a result of new information, future events or other such factors which affect this information, except as required by law.
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