Yellowhead Shareholders Approve the Acquisition of Yellowhead by Taseko
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CALGARY, Feb. 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Yellowhead Mining Inc. ("Yellowhead" or the "Company") (TSX-V: YMI), announced that it has received overwhelming approval by Yellowhead shareholders, at Yellowhead's special shareholder meeting (the "Special Meeting") held today, of the acquisition by Taseko Mines Limited (TSX:TKO; NYSE AMERICAN:TGB) ("Taseko") of all the issued and outstanding common shares of Yellowhead ("Yellowhead Shares") in consideration for Taseko issuing 1.1484 common shares of Taseko (each, a "Taseko Share") for each Yellowhead Share, by way of a statutory plan of arrangement under the British ColumbiaBusiness Corporations Act (the "Arrangement").
The resolution to approve the Arrangement (the "Arrangement Resolution") required the approval of: (a) at least 66⅔% of the votes cast on the Arrangement Resolution by the Yellowhead shareholders present in person or by proxy at the Meeting; and (b) a simple majority of the votes cast on the Arrangement Resolution by the Yellowhead shareholders present in person or by proxy at the Special Meeting, after excluding the votes of Taseko and those of any other person whose votes must be excluded in accordance with Multilateral Instrument 61-101 - Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101"). Approximately 99.98% of the shares represented at the Special Meeting were voted in favour of the Arrangement, both before and after excluding the votes of Taseko and those of any other person whose votes must be excluded in accordance with MI 61-101.
The Arrangement is expected to be completed on February 15, 2019, subject to court approval and the satisfaction of certain other customary closing conditions.
About Yellowhead Mining Inc.
Yellowhead Mining Inc. is a development stage company with a 100% interest in Harper Creek, located in the North Thompson – Nicola region of British Columbia, Canada.
About the Harper Creek Project
Harper Creek is a proposed 70,000 tonnes-per-day open pit copper mine with a 28 year mine life, located in the Thompson – Nicola region of British Columbia near Vavenby. If developed, Harper Creek would provide up to 600 jobs during construction and up to 450 permanent jobs during operations.
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