Gold Wheaton Gold Corp.

Gold Wheaton Gold Corp.
Franco-Nevada Corporation

Franco-Nevada Corporation

March 14, 2011 09:27 ET

Franco-Nevada and Gold Wheaton Complete Plan of Arrangement

TORONTO, ONTARIO and VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 14, 2011) - Franco-Nevada Corporation (TSX:FNV) ("Franco-Nevada") and Gold Wheaton Gold Corp. (TSX:GLW) ("Gold Wheaton") announced today the completion of the Plan of Arrangement (the "Arrangement") between Franco-Nevada and Gold Wheaton pursuant to which Franco-Nevada has acquired all of the outstanding common shares of Gold Wheaton that it did not already own and Gold Wheaton has amalgamated with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Franco-Nevada to form Franco-Nevada GLW Holdings Corp.

In accordance with the Arrangement and as result of the exercise of most of the 2011 Gold Wheaton warrants before their expiry deadline of March 7, 2011, Gold Wheaton shareholders (including holders of 2011 warrants who exercised their 2011 warrants prior to the expiry deadline) will receive in the aggregate cash consideration of approximately C$259 million and approximately 11.65 million Franco-Nevada common shares. In accordance with the maximum cash and share caps and pro-rationing mechanism under the Arrangement and as a result of Gold Wheaton shareholder elections, Gold Wheaton shareholders who elected or were deemed to have elected all cash will receive C$5.20 in cash for each Gold Wheaton common share. Gold Wheaton shareholders who elected all shares will receive approximately 0.1262 of a Franco-Nevada common share and approximately C$0.99, for each Gold Wheaton common share.

Three series of Gold Wheaton warrants remain outstanding with expiry dates of July 8, 2013, May 26, 2014 and November 26, 2014. Any of these warrants that were outstanding as of 12:01 a.m. (Vancouver time) on March 14, 2011 are now warrants of Franco-Nevada GLW Holdings Corp. that upon exercise will each entitle the holder thereof, at its election, to receive either 0.1556 of a Franco-Nevada common share or C$5.20 in cash. Franco-Nevada GLW Holdings Corp. warrants that are due to expire on July 8, 2013, which were listed on the TSX under the symbol GLW.WT, will continue to be listed on the TSX under the symbol FNV.WT.B.

About Franco-Nevada

Franco-Nevada Corporation (TSX:FNV) is a gold-focused royalty and streaming company with additional interests in platinum group metals, oil and gas and other assets. Its portfolio of high-margin cash flow producing assets is located principally in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Franco-Nevada also holds a pipeline of potential future cash flowing assets that are being developed, permitted or explored.

About Gold Wheaton (now Franco-Nevada GLW Holdings Corp.)

Gold Wheaton Gold Corp. was a gold company with 100% of its operating revenue from the sale of gold and precious metals produced by others. The streams include production from Quadra FNX's Sudbury operations and First Uranium Corporation's Mine Waste Solutions and Ezulwini operations.


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  • Franco-Nevada Corporation
    David Harquail
    President & CEO