ENDEAVOUR INCREASES ITS ITY MINE OWNERSHIP FROM 80% TO 85%
Abidjan, January 11, 2019 - Endeavour Mining (TSX:EDV OTCQX: EDVMF) ("Endeavour") is pleased to announce that it has increased its ownership stake in the Ity mine from 80% to 85%.
In exchange for the additional 5% interest in the Ity mine (relating to the Société des Mines d'Ity and Société des Mines de Daapleu entities), Endeavour granted DYD International Holding Limited, a company owned by Didier Drogba, 1,072,305 common shares amounting to a total consideration of approximately US$15 million (CAD$20 million) based on the signing reference share price of C$18.50. The transaction was signed on December 21, 2018 and closed yesterday evening.
Following this transaction, Endeavour owns 85% of the Ity mine, with the Government of Cote d'Ivoire owning 10% and SODEMI (a government-owned mining company) owning the remaining 5%.
Martino De Ciccio
Brunswick Group LLP in London
ABOUT ENDEAVOUR MINING CORPORATION
Endeavour Mining is a TSX listed intermediate African gold producer with a solid track record of operational excellence, project development and exploration in the highly prospective Birimian greenstone belt in West Africa. Endeavour is focused on offering both near-term and long-term growth opportunities with its project pipeline and its exploration strategy, while generating immediate cash flow from its operations.
Endeavour operates 4 mines across Côte d'Ivoire (Agbaou and Ity) and Burkina Faso (Houndé, Karma) which were expected to produce 555-590koz in 2018 at an AISC of $760-810/oz. For more information, please visit www.endeavourmining.com
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