VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 31, 2012) - Batero Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BAT) ("Batero" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that all resolutions have been passed at Batero's Annual General and Special Meeting of shareholders (the "Meeting").
The key resolution passed at the Meeting was the disinterested shareholder approval for the creation of a new "Control Person" as defined by TSX Venture Exchange policies. This approval is related to the anticipated conversion of 18,456,000 subscription receipts of the Company held by certain shareholders of Consorcio Minero Horizonte S.A. (together with its affiliates and shareholders, the "Horizonte Group") into an equal number of common shares and 5,000,000 common share purchase warrants of the Company. Further details relating to the subscription receipts are described in the Company's news release of November 29, 2012. The conversion of the subscription receipts is subject to final approval from the TSX Venture Exchange. Following the conversion of the subscription receipts, which is expected to occur within five business days, the Horizonte Group will own or control approximately 35% of Batero's then issued and outstanding shares.
In addition, shareholders approved the election of directors as well as the Company's option plan and shareholders rights plan.
Following the Meeting, Batero's Board of Directors appointed Mr. Brandon Rook as President and CEO, Mr. Darryl Lindsay as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Darren Tindale as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Nick Demare as Corporate Secretary and Mr. Darrell Podowski as Assistant Corporate Secretary of the Company.
For further details about the subscription receipts and related transactions with the Horizonte Group, see the Company's news releases dated November 1, November 29, and December 13, 2012 and the Company's management information circular dated November 30, 2012 prepared in connection with the Meeting. These documents are available on www.sedar.com.
The subscription receipts and the underlying shares and warrants have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States unless registered under the Act or unless an exemption from registration is available.
About Batero Gold
Batero Gold Corp. is a Vancouver-based precious and base metals exploration and development company focused on its 100% owned Batero-Quinchia Project in the Quinchia district of Colombia's emerging Mid-Cauca porphyry gold and copper belt. The Company is evaluating the most efficient mine scenario at the La Cumbre deposit, one of three porphyry deposits at the Batero-Quinchia Project. Batero plans to leverage its strong management team, regional relationships, and strategic partnership to develop Colombia's next major mining venture.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF BATERO GOLD CORP.
Brandon Rook, President & CEO
Batero Gold Corp.
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