Goldgroup Completes the Sale of Caballo Blanco
Vancouver, British Columbia (December 24, 2014) -- Goldgroup Mining Inc. ("Goldgroup" or the "Company") (TSX:GGA, OTC:GGAZF, BMV SIX:GGAN.MX) is pleased to announce that it has completed the sale of the Caballo Blanco project located in Veracruz, Mexico to Timmins Gold Corp. ("Timmins Gold").
Total cash consideration paid at closing by Timmins Gold was US$10 million and 16,065,000 Timmins Gold shares. Additionally, Goldgroup is entitled to an additional contingent amount of US$5 million that will become payable in cash, Timmins Gold shares, or a combination thereof (at the option of Timmins Gold, provided that Goldgroup's ownership in Timmins Gold will not exceed 9.9% at any time) should any of the following events occur prior to October 31, 2019:
- The approval of the Project's Environmental Impact Statement from SEMARNAT
- A change in beneficial ownership of Timmins Gold of greater than 50%; or
- The removal or change, at one time, of a majority of the current members of the Timmins Gold Board of Directors
As previously disclosed, the Company will be restricted from trading the Timmins Gold shares obtained in the transaction until the expiration of the standard statutory hold period, and 6,426,200 of the shares are being held in escrow to be released upon the earlier to occur of the completion of certain post-Closing actions or the expiration of the standard statutory hold period.
Goldgroup is a Canadian-based gold production, development, and exploration Company with significant upside in a portfolio of projects in Mexico, including a 50% interest in DynaResource de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., which owns 100% of the high-grade gold exploration project, San José de Gracia located in the state of Sinaloa. The Company also operates its 100%-owned Cerro Prieto heap-leach gold mine, in the state of Sonora.
Goldgroup is led by a team of highly successful and seasoned individuals with extensive expertise in mine development, corporate finance, and exploration in Mexico. Goldgroup's mission is to increase gold production, mineral resources, profitability and cash flow, building a leading gold producer in Mexico.
For further information on Goldgroup, please visit www.goldgroupmining.com
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Mr. Keith Piggott, Chairman and CEO
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