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Lexam VG Share Owners Approve the Acquisition by McEwen Mining

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Apr 12, 2017) - Lexam VG Gold Inc. (LEX.TO)(VN3A.F)(LEXVF) is pleased to announce that its Share Owners voted in favour of the Arrangement Agreement for the acquisition of Lexam VG by McEwen Mining Inc. (MUX)(MUX.TO) at its Special Meeting of Shareholders today.

A total of 46.1% of Lexam's 226,570,860 issued and outstanding shares were voted. Lexam VG Share Owners approved the resolution approving the arrangement by a wide margin. To be effective, the arrangement resolution required the approval of:

  • At least 66 2/3% of the votes cast on the resolution to approve the Arrangement by the Lexam Shareholders present in person or represented by proxy and entitled to vote at the Meeting. Results of this vote are as follows:
Shareholders
Votes For
Shareholders
Votes Against
Total Shareholders
Votes
Percentage
For
Percentage
Against
97,218,151 7,181,411 104,399,562 93.1% 6.9%

and

  • At least a majority of the votes cast on the resolution to approve the Arrangement by the minority Lexam Shareholders present in person or represented by proxy and entitled to vote at the Meeting. The minority Shareholders exclude the shares of Lexam held by Rob McEwen:
Minority Shareholders
Votes For
Minority Shareholders
Votes Against
Total Minority
Shareholders Votes
Percentage
For
Percentage
Against
36,478,189 7,181,411 43,659,600 83.6% 16.4%

The formal report of the voting results of the Meeting will also be filed on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.

Next Steps in the Transaction

The TSX Exchange has conditionally approved the arrangement transaction. Application for approval is also being made by McEwen Mining of the NYSE. The arrangement transaction also requires a final order of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. A Notice of Application for the final order has been filed and is expected to be heard by the Court on April 19, 2017. Closing of the transaction is expected shortly after receipt of the final court order and all regulatory approvals.

In the interim, Lexam VG Share Owners should complete and return the letters of transmittal that have been sent to them along with the shareholder meeting materials. Any Share Owner who requires additional copies of the letter of transmittal can obtain them on SEDAR under Lexam VG's issuer profile at www.sedar.com, on Lexam's website at http://www.lexamvggold.com/ProxyCircular2017.php, by contacting Lexam VG's depositary, at toll free 1-800-564-6253 (North America) or collect call 1-514-982-7555 (outside North America), or by email at: corporateactions@computershare.com.