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Goldcorp Says It Tried to Talk to Osisko for 5 Years

Goldcorp Inc. (G), which yesterday made a C$2.6 billion ($2.4 billion) unsolicited offer for Osisko Mining Corp. (OSK), said the bid followed five years of “frustrated attempts” to engage in takeover talks.

The two companies signed confidentiality pacts in 2008 and 2012, Vancouver-based Goldcorp said today in a filing. The standstill provision in the latest agreement expired last year, it said.

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