Wits Gold - Approval of the Southgold Exploration (Pty) Limited ("Southgold") Business Plan
WITWATERSRAND CONSOLIDATED GOLD RESOURCES LIMITED
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
Registration Number 2002/031365/06
JSE Code: WGR
TSX Code: WGR
CUSIP Number: S98297104
("Wits Gold" or the "Company")
JOHANNESBURG, July 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Wits Gold shareholders are referred to the detailed further cautionary announcement released on SENS and on SEDAR on Friday, 5 July 2013 (the "Announcement"). The definitions set out in the Announcement apply to this announcement unless otherwise stated.
Wits Gold is pleased to announce that at the Business Rescue Meeting convened by the Practitioner today 11 July 2013, the required number of Southgold creditors' votes were received in favour of the Plan, which Plan incorporates Wits Gold's Proposed Offer to acquire the Sale Shares in and Sale Claims against Southgold.
Subsequent to the adoption of the Plan by Southgold creditors and the acceptance of the Wits Gold Proposed Offer by the Practitioner, Wits Gold will now progress towards finalisation of definitive transaction agreements. The Proposed Offer and the implementation of the Proposed Transaction are each subject to and conditional upon the fulfilment of, or waiver by Wits Gold of conditions precedent standard to a transaction of this nature, including but not limited to entering into definitive transaction documents, obtaining all necessary shareholder and regulatory approvals, including amongst others, the Department of Mineral Resources, approval of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, South African competition authorities, TSX, JSE, and SARB, and Wits Gold obtaining the necessary financing arrangements.
A full terms announcement including the pro forma financial effects on the reported financial information of Wits Gold, as well as the salient dates and times relating to the implementation of the Proposed Transaction, including the effective date, will be announced to shareholders in due course.
A conference call and audio webcast will be hosted by Wits Gold to discuss the transaction at 15h00 Central African Time (CAT) on Monday, 15 July 2013. The presentation relating thereto will be available for download on the Company's website www.witsgold.com at 14h00 CAT on Monday, 15 July 2013.
A simultaneous webcast will be available at the following link:
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1 412 317 6060
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412 317 0088
11 July 2013
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Faskens (South Africa)
Stikeman Elliott (Canada)
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws including information regarding the business of Wits Gold, the Proposed Offer and the Proposed Transaction. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Forward‐looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those contemplated by this information. Such risks, uncertainties and other important factors include among others: the ability to obtain the necessary shareholder and regulatory approvals; the ability to obtain the necessary financing on satisfactory terms, or at all; the ability to satisfy all other conditions precedent to the Proposed Transaction; economic, business and political conditions in South Africa; decreases in the market price of gold; hazards associated with underground and surface gold mining; and changes in laws and government regulations. The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this release. You should not place undue importance on forward‐looking information and should not rely upon this information as of any other date. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or release any revisions to these forward‐looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events except where required by applicable laws.
SOURCE Wits Gold