Goldcorp Inc.
TSX : G
NYSE : GG

Goldcorp Inc.

March 21, 2006 20:16 ET

Goldcorp to Raise up to US$460 Million Through Offer to Induce Early Exercise of Publicly-Traded Warrants

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 21, 2006) - Goldcorp Inc. ("Goldcorp") (TSX:G)(NYSE:GG) is pleased to announce that it has filed a preliminary prospectus in each of the provinces of Canada and a registration statement in the United States proposing the issue of new common share purchase warrants ("New Warrants") as an incentive for holders of its five series of publicly-traded warrants (the "Existing Warrants") to exercise such warrants during a 30-day early exercise period (the "Early Exercise Period") expected to commence on May 10, 2006 and end on June 8, 2006.

If all Existing Warrants are exercised during the Early Exercise Period:

- Goldcorp will receive gross proceeds of approximately US$460 million on or before June 8, 2006 (the last day of the Early Exercise Period);

- Goldcorp's fully diluted "in-the-money" shares outstanding will not increase; and

- Goldcorp will issue approximately 8.7 million New Warrants with an exercise price which is a 50% premium to the trading price of the Goldcorp common shares at the end of the Early Exercise Period.

The proceeds of the warrant exercise will be used to repay credit facilities which will be drawn down to fund the acquisition of certain assets of Placer Dome Inc. from Barrick Gold Corporation.

The details of each series of Existing Warrants are set out in the table below. The Existing Warrants will continue to trade on TSX and NYSE, as applicable, during the Early Exercise Period.



Exercise Exercise Exercise
Series of Stock Expiry Basis per Price per Price per
Warrants Symbols Date Warrant Warrant Share
----------- ------------ ---------- --------- --------- ---------
First TSX: G.WT May 13, 2.08 C$20.00 C$9.62
Warrants 2009 Common
Shares

Series A TSX: G.WT.A May 30, 0.25 of C$1.65 C$6.60
Warrants NYSE: G.WS.A 2007 a Common
Share

Series B TSX: G.WT.B August 25, 0.25 of
Warrants 2008 a Common
Share C$3.10 C$12.40

Series C TSX: G.WT.C May 30, 0.25 of C$1.65 C$6.60
Warrants NYSE: G.WS.C 2007 a Common
Share

U.S. Dollar TSX: G.WT.U April 30, 2.08 US$25.00 US$12.02
Warrants 2007 Common
Shares


Goldcorp is proposing to amend the terms of the Existing Warrants such that holders of the Existing Warrants would be entitled to receive a fraction of a New Warrant (as set forth in the table below) provided such holders exercise their Existing Warrants during the Early Exercise Period. Each New Warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one common share of Goldcorp at a price equal to 150% of the volume weighted average trading price of the Goldcorp common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange for the five trading days immediately preceding the expiry of the Early Exercise Period, rounded to the nearest $0.25, at any time before 5:00 p.m. (Vancouver time) on the date which is five years following the expiry of the Early Exercise Period.




Fraction Illustrative Early Exercise
of New of 100 Existing Warrants
Warrant Number ----------------------------------
for each of
Existing Existing
Warrant Warrants
exercised to be
during exercised
the Early to acquire Existing What is
Series of Exercise one New Warrants Paid on What is
Warrant Period Warrant Owned Exercise Received
---------------------------------------------------------------------

First 0.44 2.273 100 C$2,000 208 Common
Warrants Shares
(C$20.00 per 44 New
warrant) Warrants

Series A 0.01 100 100 C$165 25 Common
Warrants Shares
(C$1.65 per 1 New
warrant) Warrant

Series B 0.08 12.5 100 C$310 25 Common
Warrants Shares
(C$3.10 per 8 New
warrant) Warrants

Series C 0.01 100 100 C$165 25 Common
Warrants Shares
(C$1.65 per 1 New
warrant) Warrant

US Dollar 0.32 3.125 100 US$2,500 208 Common
Warrants Shares
(US$25.00 per 32 New
warrant) Warrants


If all of the Existing Warrants are exercised during the Early Exercise Period, Goldcorp will issue approximately 54.4 million common shares and approximately 8.7 million New Warrants.

If at least 66 2/3% of any series of Existing Warrants is exercised during the Early Exercise Period, each unexercised Existing Warrant of such series will be automatically exchanged, without any further action on the part of the warrantholder (including payment of the exercise price thereof or any other additional consideration), for (i) a fraction of a common share equivalent in value to the intrinsic (in-the-money) value of such Existing Warrant calculated with reference to the volume weighted average trading price of the Goldcorp common shares for the five trading days immediately preceding the expiry of the Early Exercise Period, and (ii) one half of the fraction of a New Warrant issued to holders of Existing Warrants who exercised during the Early Exercise Period (as set forth in the table below).



-------------------- -------------------------
Fraction of a New Warrant
for Each Existing Warrant
not exercised during the
Series of Warrants Early Exercise Period
-------------------- -------------------------
First Warrants 0.220
Series A Warrants 0.005
Series B Warrants 0.040
Series C Warrants 0.005
U.S. Dollar Warrants 0.160


The transaction is subject to the receipt of all required regulatory approvals and consents, including approval by disinterested shareholders and warrantholders. The Board of Directors has received fairness opinions from BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. (with respect to the holders of Existing Warrants) and GMP Securities L.P. (with respect to shareholders), and has determined that this transaction is fair to holders of Existing Warrants and shareholders. The required shareholder approval will be sought at Goldcorp's annual and special meeting of shareholders to be held on April 19, 2006. The required approvals of holders of the Existing Warrants will be sought at a meeting of warrantholders to be held on May 9, 2006 with a record date of April 10, 2006 and Goldcorp expects to mail a management information circular to its shareholders on or about March 24, 2006 and to mail a management information circular to its holders of Existing Warrants on or about April 10, 2006. The amendment of each series of Existing Warrants requires approval by holders of 66 2/3% of the warrants of such series voting in person or by proxy at the meeting of warrantholders. The issue of the New Warrants requires approval by a simple majority of disinterested shareholders at the meeting of shareholders.

Goldcorp has filed a preliminary short form base shelf prospectus in each of the provinces and territories of Canada to qualify the distribution of the New Warrants. A copy of the preliminary short form base shelf prospectus dated March 20, 2006 relating to the distribution of the New Warrants is available on www.sedar.com. Goldcorp has applied to list the New Warrants on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. Listing will be subject to fulfilling all of the listing requirements of the TSX and NYSE.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and GMP Securities L.P. are acting as financial advisors to Goldcorp with respect to the transaction.

If you have any questions or require assistance with the early exercise of warrants, please contact:



KINGSDALE SHAREHOLDER SERVICES INC.
North America Toll-Free Phone: 1-866-833-6977
Outside North America Call Collect: 416-867-2333
E-mail: shareholder@kingsdalecapital.com


Goldcorp is the world's lowest cost and fastest growing multimillion ounce gold producer. Annualized gold production in 2006 is expected to be approximately 2 million ounces at a cash cost of less than $150 per ounce, and Goldcorp remains unhedged. 2007 gold production is forecast to reach almost 2.4 million ounces at a cash cost of less than $175 per ounce.

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 each of Goldcorp Inc. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the future price of gold, silver and copper, 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, currency exchange rate fluctuations, requirements for additional capital, government regulation of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, 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 and Virginia, respectively, 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 and copper; 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, 2005, available on www.sedar.com, and Form 40-F for the year ended December 31, 2005 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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