Goldcorp Inc.
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Goldcorp Inc.

June 01, 2009 07:02 ET

Goldcorp Announces $750 Million Offering of Convertible Senior Notes

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 1, 2009) -

(All dollar amounts in United States dollars (US$))

Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G)(NYSE:GG) announced today that it is planning a private offering of approximately $750.0 million of convertible senior notes due 2014 (the "notes"). Goldcorp expects to grant the initial purchasers in the offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional $112.5 million of notes to cover over-allotments, if any.

Although the terms of the offering have not been established, it is expected that the price at which the notes will be convertible into Goldcorp common shares will be set at a premium to the market price of Goldcorp common shares, that a holder's right to convert will be contingent on Goldcorp common shares trading at a premium to such conversion price or upon the occurrence of certain other events and that, upon conversion, Goldcorp may, in lieu of delivery of its common shares, elect to pay or deliver, as the case may be, cash or a combination of cash and common shares, in respect of the converted notes.

Goldcorp intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the notes to repay indebtedness under its revolving term credit facility, with the balance to be used for general corporate purposes, including capital expenditures.

The notes and the common shares issuable upon conversion of the notes have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Offers and sales of the notes in Canada will be made only pursuant to exemptions from the prospectus requirements of applicable Canadian provincial or territorial securities laws. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements", within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities legislation, concerning the business, operations and financial performance and condition of Goldcorp. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the future price of gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc, the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, the realization of mineral reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures, costs and timing of the development of new deposits, success of exploration activities, permitting time lines, hedging practices, currency exchange rate fluctuations, requirements for additional capital, government regulation of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, timing and possible outcome of pending litigation, title disputes or claims and limitations on insurance coverage. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved".
Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Goldcorp to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: risks related to the integration of acquisitions; risks related to international operations; risks related to joint venture operations; actual results of current exploration activities; actual results of current reclamation activities; conclusions of economic evaluations; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc; possible variations in ore reserves, grade or recovery rates; failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities, as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled "Description of the Business - Risk Factors" in Goldcorp's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2008, available on www.sedar.com, and Form 40-F for the year ended December 31, 2008 on file with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. Although Goldcorp has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Goldcorp does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that are incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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