Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE:NEM) Files An 8-K Regulation FD Disclosure
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On March15, 2019, Newmont Mining Corporation (“Newmont”) announced that, in connection with the anticipated combination of Newmont and Goldcorp Inc. (“Goldcorp”), Newmont has commenced offers to exchange any and all outstanding notes issued by Goldcorp (the “Existing Goldcorp Notes”) for (1)up to $2,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of new notes to be issued by Newmont (the “New Newmont Notes”) and (2)cash to eligible purchasers (the “Exchange Offers”). The New Newmont Notes will be guaranteed by Newmont USA Limited. In conjunction with the Exchange Offers, Newmont, on behalf of Goldcorp, is also soliciting consents to adopt certain proposed amendments to each of the indentures governing the Existing Goldcorp Notes to eliminate certain of the covenants, restrictive provisions, events of default and related provisions therein (the “Consent Solicitations”). This Current Report on Form 8-K does not constitute an offer to sell or purchase, or a solicitation of an offer to sell or purchase, or the solicitation of tenders or consents with respect to, any security. No offer, solicitation, purchase or sale will be made in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation, purchase or sale would be unlawful. The New Newmont Notes have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or any state or foreign securities laws and, therefore, the New Newmont Notes may not be offered or sold absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and any applicable state securities laws or applicable foreign securities laws.
A copy of the press release announcing the Exchange Offers and the Consent Solicitations is furnished herewith as Exhibit99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
The information in this Current Report on Form8-K, including Exhibit99.1 attached hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Securities Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. The information in this Current Report on Form8-K shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document to the Securities Act, except as otherwise expressly stated in such filings.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form8-K contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section27A of the Securities Act and Section21E of the Securities Exchange Act, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbor created by such sections and other applicable laws and “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Where a forward-looking statement expresses or implies an expectation or belief as to future events or results, such expectation or belief is expressed in good faith and believed to have a reasonable basis. However, such statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed, projected or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements often address our expected future business and financial performance and financial condition, and often contain words such as “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “will,” “would,” “estimate,” “expect,” “believe,” “target,” “indicative,” “preliminary” or “potential.” Forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, statements relating to the Arrangement and the expected terms, timing and closing of the Arrangement, including receipt of required approvals and satisfaction of other customary closing conditions and expected benefits and opportunities of the Arrangement, including in connection with integration and value creation. Estimates or expectations of future events or results are based upon certain assumptions, which may prove to be incorrect. Such assumptions, include, but are not limited to: (i)there being no significant change to current geotechnical, metallurgical, hydrological and other physical conditions; (ii)permitting, development, operations and expansion of Newmont’s and Goldcorp’s operations and projects being consistent with current expectations and mine plans, including, without limitation, receipt of export approvals; (iii)political developments in any jurisdiction in which Newmont and Goldcorp operate being consistent with its current expectations; (iv)certain exchange rate assumptions for the Australian dollar or the Canadian dollar to the U.S. dollar, as well as other exchange rates being approximately consistent with current levels; (v)certain price assumptions for gold, copper, silver, zinc, lead and oil; (vi)prices for key supplies being approximately consistent with current levels; (vii)the accuracy of current mineral reserve, mineral resource and mineralized material estimates; and (viii)other planning assumptions. Risks relating to forward-looking statements in regard to Newmont and Goldcorp’s business and future performance may include, but are not limited to, gold and other metals price volatility, currency fluctuations, operational risks, increased production costs and variances in ore grade or recovery rates from those assumed in mining plans, political risk, community relations, conflict resolution governmental regulation and judicial outcomes and other risks. In addition, material risks that could cause actual results to differ from forward-looking statements include: (i)the inherent uncertainty associated with financial or other projections; (ii)the prompt and effective integration of
Newmont’s and Goldcorp’s businesses and the ability to achieve the anticipated synergies and value-creation contemplated by the Arrangement; (iii)the risk associated with Newmont’s and Goldcorp’s ability to obtain the approval of the Arrangement by their respective shareholders required to consummate the Arrangement and the timing of the consummation of the Arrangement, including the risk that the conditions to the Arrangement are not satisfied on a timely basis or at all and the failure of the Arrangement to close for any other reason; (iv)the risk that a consent or authorization that may be required for the Arrangement is not obtained or is obtained subject to conditions that are not anticipated; (v)the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the parties and others related to the Arrangement Agreement; (vi)unanticipated difficulties or expenditures relating to the Arrangement, the response of business partners and retention as a result of the announcement and pendency of the Arrangement; (vii)potential volatility in the price of Newmont common stock due to the Arrangement; (viii)the anticipated size of the markets and continued demand for Newmont’s and Goldcorp’s resources and the impact of competitive responses to the announcement of the Arrangement; and (ix)the diversion of management time on transaction-related issues. For a more detailed discussion of such risks and other factors, see Newmont’s Annual Report on Form10-K for the year ended December31, 2018 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) as well as the Newmont’s other filings with the SEC, available on the SEC’s website or www.newmont.com, Goldcorp’s most recent annual information form as well as Goldcorp’s other filings made with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and available on SEDAR, on the SEC’s website or www.goldcorp.com. Newmont is not affirming or adopting any statements or reports attributed to Goldcorp (including prior mineral reserve and resource declaration) in this Current Report on Form8-K or made by Goldcorp outside of this Current Report on Form8-K. Goldcorp is not affirming or adopting any statements or reports attributed to Newmont (including prior mineral reserve and resource declaration) in this Current Report on Form8-K or made by Newmont outside of this Current Report on Form8-K. Newmont and Goldcorp do not undertake any obligation to communicate publicly revisions to any “forward-looking statement,” including, without limitation, outlook, to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this Current Report on Form8-K or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws. Investors should not assume that any lack of update to a previously issued “forward-looking statement” constitutes a reaffirmation of that statement. Continued reliance on “forward-looking statements” is at investors’ own risk.
Additional Information about the Arrangement and Where to Find It
This Current Report on Form8-K is not intended to and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or buy or an invitation to purchase or subscribe for any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law. This Current Report on Form8-K is being made in respect of the Arrangement involving Newmont and Goldcorp to the terms of an Arrangement Agreement and may be deemed to be soliciting material relating to the Arrangement. In connection with the Arrangement, Newmont filed a proxy statement relating to a special meeting of its stockholders with the SEC on March11, 2019. Additionally, Newmont has filed and will file other relevant materials in connection with the Arrangement with the SEC. Security holders of Newmont are urged to read the proxy statement regarding the Arrangement and any other relevant materials carefully in their entirety when they become available before making any voting or investment decision with respect to the Arrangement because they contain and will contain important information about the Arrangement and the parties thereto. The definitive proxy statement was mailed to Newmont’s stockholders on March14, 2019. Stockholders of Newmont are able to obtain a copy of the proxy statement, the filings with the SEC that will be incorporated by reference into the proxy statement as well as other filings containing information about the Arrangement and the parties thereto made by Newmont with the SEC free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, on Newmont’s website at www.newmont.com/investor-relations/default.aspx or by contacting the Company’s Investor Relations department at [email protected] or by calling (303) 837-5484. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Goldcorp are available free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
Participants in the Proposed Arrangement Solicitation
Newmont and its directors, its executive officers, members of its management, its employees and other persons, under the SEC rules, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies of Newmont’s stockholders in connection with the Arrangement. Investors and security holders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names, affiliations and interests of certain of Newmont’s executive officers and directors in the solicitation by reading Newmont’s Annual Report on Form10-K for the year ended December31, 2018 filed with the SEC on February21, 2019, its proxy statement relating to its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders filed with the SEC on March9, 2018 and other relevant materials filed with the SEC when they become available. Additional
information regarding the interests of such potential participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the Arrangement is set forth in the proxy statement relating to the transaction filed with the SEC on March11, 2019 and mailed to stockholders on March14, 2019. Additional information concerning Goldcorp’s executive officers and directors is set forth in Goldcorp’s Annual Report on Form40-F for the year ended December31, 2017 filed with the SEC on March23, 2018, its management information circular relating to its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders filed with the SEC on March16, 2018 and other relevant materials filed with the SEC when they become available.
Item 7.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Press release, dated March15, 2019.
NEWMONT MINING CORP /DE/ Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 a19-4981_16ex99d1.htm EX-99.1 Exhibit 99.1 Newmont Mining Corporation Commences Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations DENVER,…
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About Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE:NEM)
Newmont Mining Corporation is a global mining company, which is focused on the production of and exploration for gold and copper. The Company is primarily a gold producer with operations and/or assets in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana and Suriname. Its segments are North America, South America, Asia Pacific and Africa. It has gold reserves of over 73.7 million ounces and an aggregate land position of over 20,000 square miles. It is also engaged in the production of copper, through Batu Hijau in Indonesia, Boddington in Australia and Phoenix in the United States. The North America segment consists of Carlin, Phoenix and Twin Creeks in the state of Nevada, and Cripple Creek &Victor in the state of Colorado, in the United States. The South America segment consists of Yanacocha in Peru. The Asia Pacific segment consists of Boddington, Tanami and Kalgoorlie in Australia and Batu Hijau in Indonesia. The Africa segment consists primarily of Ahafo and Akyem in Ghana.