Pretium Resources Inc.
TSX : PVG
NYSE : PVG

Pretium Resources Inc.

April 15, 2016 19:34 ET

Pretivm Adopts Shareholder Rights Plan

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 15, 2016) - Pretium Resources Inc. (TSX:PVG) (NYSE:PVG) ("Pretivm" or the "Company") announces that its Board of Directors has adopted a shareholder rights plan (the "Plan") to replace the expired shareholder rights plan, subject to shareholder and TSX approval.

The purpose of the Plan is to provide Pretivm's Board of Directors and shareholders with sufficient time to fully consider any unsolicited take-over bid for the Company, to ensure that Pretivm's Board of Directors has sufficient time to explore alternative transactions that would maximize value for shareholders, and to encourage the fair treatment of all Pretivm shareholders.

Shareholders will be asked to approve the Plan at the annual general and special meeting of shareholders to be held on May 12, 2016. If ratified, the Plan will have an initial term which expires at the annual meeting of shareholders of the Company to be held in 2019, unless terminated earlier.

The adoption of the Plan is not in response to any specific proposal to acquire control of Pretivm, and Pretivm is not aware of a specific bid or contemplated bid by any particular company.

In order to implement the Plan, the Board of Directors has authorized the issuance of the rights to holders of Pretivm common shares outstanding on April 12, 2016 (the "Record Time") at the rate of one right for each common share outstanding. The rights will automatically attach to the common shares outstanding as of the Record Time and no further action will be required by shareholders.

Under the terms of the Plan, a "Permitted Bid" is a bid that is open for not less than 105 days and is made to all shareholders. If, at the end of the 105 days, at least 50% of the outstanding common shares held by independent shareholders have been tendered to the bid, the offeror may take up and pay for the common shares, but must extend the bid for a further 10 business days to allow other shareholders to tender.

The complete Plan is available at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website www.pretivm.com.

About Pretivm

Pretivm is constructing a high-grade underground gold mine at its Brucejack Project in northern British Columbia with commercial production targeted for 2017.

(SEDAR filings: Pretium Resources Inc.)

Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This News Release contains "forward-looking information" and "forward looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian and United States securities legislation. Statements contained herein that are not based on historical or current fact, including without limitation statements containing the words "anticipates," "believes," "may," "continues," "estimates," "expects," and "will" and words of similar import, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking information may include, but is not limited to, information with respect to the Private Placement, our planned exploration and development activities, the accuracy of our mineral resource estimates; capital and operating cost estimates; production and processing estimates; the results, the adequacy of Pretivm's financial resources, the estimation of mineral reserves and resources including the Brucejack Mineral Reserve estimate, realization of mineral reserve and resource estimates and timing of development of Pretivm's Brucejack Project, costs and timing of future exploration, results of future exploration and drilling, production and processing estimates, capital and operating cost estimates, timelines and similar statements relating to the economic viability of the Brucejack Project, timing and receipt of approvals, consents and permits under applicable legislation, Pretivm's executive compensation approach and practice, and adequacy of financial resources. Wherever possible, words such as "plans", "expects", "projects", "assumes", "budget", "strategy", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "targets" and similar expressions or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved, or the negative forms of any of these terms and similar expressions, have been used to identify forward-looking statements and information. Statements concerning mineral reserve and resource estimates may also be deemed to constitute forward-looking information to the extent that they involve estimates of the mineralization that will be encountered if the property is developed. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information, including, without limitation, those risks identified in Pretivm's Annual Information Form dated March 28, 2016 filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and in the United States on Form 40-F through EDGAR at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

Forward-looking information is based on the expectations and opinions of Pretivm's management on the date the statements are made. The assumptions used in the preparation of such statements, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise. Pretivm does not assume any obligation to update forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by applicable law. For the reasons set forth above, prospective investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Neither the TSX nor the NYSE has approved or disapproved of the information contained herein.

Contact Information

  • Joseph Ovsenek
    President
    (604) 558-1784 / (877) 558-1784

    Troy Shultz
    Manager, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
    (604) 558-1784 / (877) 558-1784
    invest@pretivm.com