VANCOUVER, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Silver Standard Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: SSRI) (TSX: SSO) ("Silver Standard") announces today that it has entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement (the "Agreement") with subsidiaries of Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG) ("Goldcorp") and Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE: ABX) to purchase 100% of the Marigold mine, a producing gold mine in Nevada, USA ("Marigold") for cash consideration of $275 million.
-- Provides immediate positive cash flow from a mine in a prolific gold-silver region; -- Adds growth from an accretive transaction to create a multi-mine precious metals producer; -- Maintains financial capacity to advance internal growth projects; -- Improves our operating and political risk profile; -- Adds to experienced and professional operating team; -- Leverages our open-pit operating capabilities; -- Adds long-lived reserves from an operationally stable, productive mine; and -- Preserves shareholder exposure to silver and adds exposure to gold."The acquisition of Marigold accomplishes our strategic goal of adding an operating mine in a well-established, low-risk mining jurisdiction," said John Smith, President and CEO. "We are excited to welcome our new team members as Marigold upgrades our portfolio quality whilst leveraging our open-pit mine expertise and financial capacity."
"We retain our financial capacity to continue internal growth and expect improved corporate operating cash flow going forward as a result of our 2013 cost restructuring program and the addition of the Marigold mine."
"We are very impressed with the quality of the team at Marigold and look forward to having them join Silver Standard. They will provide invaluable expertise as we look to optimize the mine plan and continue to execute our growth plan."
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