VANCOUVER, May 22, 2020 /CNW/ - Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd. ("Metalla" or the "Company") (TSXV:MTA) (NYSE American: MTA) The Company is pleased to announce that, further to the news release dated April 27, 2020, it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Idaho Resource Corporation ("IRC"), a private Nevada corporation, for US$2 Million in cash and 357,121 shares.
IRC holds a 0.5% gross overriding royalty on Nevada Gold Mine's ("NGM") Anglo/Zeke claim block in Eureka County, Nevada, which is located on trend to the southeast of the Cortez Operations and Goldrush project owned by NGM. NGM is a joint venture between Barrick Gold Corporation ("Barrick") (61.5%) and Newmont Corporation ("Newmont") (38.5%), which was created in July 2019 to combine Barrick and Newmont's significant assets across Nevada to create the single largest gold producer in the world. IRC also holds a 1.5% gross overriding royalty covering NuLegacy Gold Corporation's Red Hill project in Eureka County, Nevada, which is contiguous to the southeast of the Anglo/Zeke claims. IRC also holds reversionary rights to mineral claims encompassing all of the NGM's Cortez operations. The shares issued in connection with the acquisition are subject to a four month hold period under applicable Canadian securities laws.
Metalla is a precious metals royalty and streaming company. Metalla provides shareholders with leveraged precious metal exposure through a diversified and growing portfolio of royalties and streams. Our strong foundation of current and future cash-generating asset base, combined with an experienced team gives Metalla a path to become one of the leading gold and silver companies for the next commodities cycle.
For further information, please visit our website at www.metallaroyalty.com
ON BEHALF OF METALLA ROYALTY & STREAMING LTD.
(signed) "Brett Heath"
President and CEO
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The Metalla common shares aissued in the transaction have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws, and may be offered and sold only pursuant to available exemptions from the registration requirements thereof. This press release is not an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities.
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