Inmet Board Reiterates Its Rejection of First Quantum Offer
TORONTO, CANADA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/26/13 -- Inmet Mining
Corporation (TSX:IMN) ("Inmet") today provided the following update
with respect to the First Quantum offer:
1. As of February 17, 2013, Inmet provided First Quantum with full due
diligence access, including a Cobre Panama project site tour and access
to key personnel. Despite its communication to Inmet shareholders
stressing the link between due diligence and its ability to increase the
offer, First Quantum has not increased its offer to date.
2. The implied value of the First Quantum offer has deteriorated from the
initial offer price of $72 (assuming consideration comprising 50 percent
cash and 50 percent First Quantum stock) to $66.35 per share at
yesterday's closing price.
3. The Inmet Board reiterates its recommendation that Inmet shareholders
reject the First Quantum offer and do not tender their shares.
4. Inmet will continue with its efforts to advance the sale of a minority
stake in the Cobre Panama project, as such transaction is expected to
support a higher valuation than what is implied through the First
Quantum offer and would further mitigate the capital risk of Cobre
Panama. Any such sale will be structured so as not to impede the access
of Inmet shareholders to the First Quantum offer.
How To Withdraw Your Shares from the First Quantum Offer
Shareholders who have already tendered their shares and wish to
withdraw those shares should contact their broker as soon as
possible. Shareholders who have questions or require any assistance
are asked to contact Inmet's information agent, Laurel Hill Advisory
Group at 1-877-452-7184 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Inmet is a Canadian-based global mining company that produces copper
and zinc. We have three wholly-owned mining operations: Cayeli
(Turkey), Las Cruces (Spain) and Pyhasalmi (Finland). We have an 80
percent interest in Cobre Panama, a development property in Panama,
currently in construction.
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