Latest Mergers and Acquisitions Propelling Gold & Precious Metals To New Heights In 2016 Despite Economic Uncertainty in Other Sectors

Feb 24, 2016, 08:30 ET from FN Media Group LLC

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, February 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Improving forecast for gold in particular as mining stocks have been on a recent tear, which is expected to continue to soar due to a combination of mergers, current developments, recent discoveries and financial uncertainty in other sectors of the market.  Mining stocks with recent achievements of note in the industry are NuLegacy Gold Corporation (OTCQX:NULGF), Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE: KGC), Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE: ABX), YAMANA GOLD INC. (NYSE: AUY) and Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG)

NuLegacy Gold Corporation (NUG.V: TSXV) (OTCQX:NULGF) ("NuLegacy") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Barrick Gold Corporation ("Barrick") pursuant to which NuLegacy has agreed to acquire Barrick's 30% working interest in the 23 sq. mile Redhill property (the "Property") in Nevada which hosts the Iceberg gold deposit.  As of the date hereof, NuLegacy holds a 70% working interest in the Property through a joint venture with Barrick.  In exchange, NuLegacy will issue 32 million shares to Barrick at a deemed price of C$0.125 per share, and grant a 2% net profits interest royalty from commercial production on the Property.

Read the full NuLegacy Gold Corp (NULGF)(NUG.V) Press Release at:

Barrick has the right to nominate one director to NuLegacy's board and participate pro rata in all future issuances of shares or convertible securities. Barrick has agreed to provide NuLegacy with certain stand still and voting restrictions in favour of NuLegacy in respect of the shares for a period of two years, subject to certain conditions.  "We are pleased that Barrick has entrusted the advancement of this exciting undeveloped gold prospect in Nevada to NuLegacy," says NuLegacy Director Alex Davidson.  On closing, Barrick will become NuLegacy's largest shareholder.

In additional Gold news and recent developments:  Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE: KGC) (TSX:K.TO) announced last month that it has completed its acquisition of 100% of the Bald Mountain gold mine, which includes a large associated land package, and 50% of the Round Mountain gold mine in Nevada from Barrick Gold Corporation for $610 million in cash1 under the previously announced definitive asset purchase agreement. "The addition of these quality assets adds to our production profile, delivers free cash flow and is expected to lower costs while preserving our balance sheet strength," said J. Paul Rollinson, Kinross President and Chief Executive Officer. "The acquisition expands our existing portfolio in Nevada, one of the best mining jurisdictions in the world, and provides clear upside potential."

Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE: ABX)(ABX.TO) (Barrick or the "company") also reported this week the results of four studies on projects that have the potential to add or accelerate gold production at Cortez, Goldrush, Lagunas Norte and Turquoise Ridge.  Based on our current asset mix and subject to potential divestments, we expect to maintain annual gold production of at least 4.5 million ounces of gold through 2020. These projects represent attractive opportunities to maintain and grow free cash flow beyond 2020.

YAMANA GOLD INC. (NYSE: AUY) (TSX: YRI) reported its financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year 2015, and its mineral reserve and mineral resource estimate for the year ended December 31, 2015, with some highlights provided as follows.   Record total production of 1.28 million ounces of gold, including 345,788 ounces of gold in the fourth quarter of 2015, with record annual gold production from Canadian Malartic, Gualcamayo and Minera Florida; and Fourth quarter production increases compared to the prior year of 18% at Chapada, 10% at Canadian Malartic, 15% at Gualcamayo and 37% at Jacobina. Read the full report at

Goldcorp (NYSE: GG) shares jumped 2.65% to $15.52 on Tuesday as gold futures rebounded after equities turned negative, fueling investors to seek safe haven assets. The precious metal was lifted by European and U.S. shares falling on weak earnings updates and lower oil prices, CNBC reports. Additionally, stocks extended losses after the consumer confidence index dropped to 92.2 in February, compared to 97.8 in January, Reuters said.  SOURCE: is leading provider of third party publishing & news dissemination services.  If you would like more information regarding our news coverage solutions, please visit for more details.  Get an edge on the market with our Premium News Alerts that are FREE for a limited time at  Follow us on Facebook: and Twitter: 

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