Osisko and Glencore Receive Australian Foreign Investment Review Board Approval for Investment in Metals Acquisition Corp
- Metals Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: MTAL.U) (“MAC” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that both Osisko Bermuda Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Osisko Gold Royalties (“Osisko”) and Glencore have received approval from the Australian Foreign Investment Review Board (“FIRB”) for their investment in Metals Acquisition Corporation as part of the proposed acquisition of the CSA Copper Mine (“CSA”).
- FIRB approval is a Condition Precedent to the acquisition of CSA from Glencore as announced by MAC on March 17, 2022.
Mick McMullen, MAC CEO, said: "We are pleased to inform our shareholders that Osisko and Glencore have satisfied these key conditions precedent under the CSA acquisition agreement and streaming funding agreement respectively as we work towards obtaining shareholder approval and closing the transaction."
These latest approvals are in addition to MAC’s own FIRB approval which it received on August 29, 2022 (refer to MAC’s press release dated September 6, 2022 for further information). As a result, the transaction is not subject to any further Australian foreign investment approvals.
Mick added: “This is another significant milestone for MAC as it nears the close of the transaction. We encourage all shareholders to vote FOR the transaction on June 5, 2023.”
CSA is a producing, high-grade, underground copper mine located in the Tier 1 mining jurisdiction of western New South Wales, Australia. It has been in operation since 1967.
About Metals Acquisition Corp.
MAC was formed as a blank check company for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The Company is led by Mick McMullen (Chief Executive Officer), Jaco Crouse (Chief Financial Officer) and Dan Vujcic (Chief Development Officer). The Company is focused on green-economy metals and mining businesses in high quality, stable jurisdictions.
Important Information About the Proposed Business Combination and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed business combination, MAC has filed a registration statement, including a proxy statement/prospectus with the SEC. MAC's shareholders and other interested persons are advised to read the proxy statement/prospectus as well as other documents filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed business combination, as these materials contain important information about CSA, MAC, and the proposed business combination. The proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials for the proposed business combination were mailed to shareholders of MAC as of a record date of May 5, 2023 established for voting on, among other things, the proposed business combination. Shareholders can obtain copies of the proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC that are incorporated by reference therein, without charge, at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, the websites referenced in this communication is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this communication.
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