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NOMAD ROYALTY REPORTS Q1 RESULTS AND DECLARES SECOND QUARTER 2022 DIVIDEND

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TSX:NSR
NYSE:NSR

(in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted)

This news release constitutes a "designated news release" for the purposes of Nomad's prospectus supplement dated June 22, 2021, to its short form base shelf prospectus dated September 30, 2020

MONTREAL, May 5, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ - Vincent Metcalfe, CEO and Chair of the Board of Directors of Nomad Royalty Company Ltd. ("Nomad" or the "Company") stated "As recently announced, the friendly acquisition of Nomad by Sandstorm Gold builds on our vision to create a pure-play, highly diversified, cash-flow focused royalty and streaming company with peer-leading growth. The first quarter of 2022 was a record quarter in terms of revenues and cash operating margin attributable to Nomad".

Friendly acquisition of Nomad by Sandstorm Gold:

On May 2, 2022, the Company announced that it entered into a definitive arrangement agreement (the "Arrangement Agreement") with Sandstorm Gold Ltd. ("Sandstorm"), pursuant to which Sandstorm will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Nomad (the "Nomad Shares") in an all-share transaction (the "Transaction") valued at approximately CA$755 million. The Transaction will be effected by way of a court-approved plan of arrangement, is subject to certain regulatory and shareholder approvals and is expected to close in the second half of 2022. Under the terms of the Transaction, shareholders of Nomad will receive 1.21 common shares of Sandstorm for each Nomad Share held.

The Company's majority shareholders, Orion Mine Finance Fund II LP and Orion Mine Finance Fund III LP (collectively, "Orion"), have entered into irrevocable voting support agreements with Sandstorm pursuant to which Orion has agreed to vote all of its Nomad Shares, representing in total approximately 61% of the Nomad Shares on a fully diluted basis, in favour of the Transaction. Directors and officers of Nomad, holding a total of approximately 5% of the Nomad Shares on a fully diluted basis, have also entered into voting support agreements with Sandstorm, pursuant to which they have agreed to vote their Nomad Shares in favour of the Transaction.

The Arrangement Agreement contains customary reciprocal non-solicitation covenants, a right to match in favour of Sandstorm and $20.6 million or $23.6 million in termination and reverse termination fees payable to Sandstorm or Nomad, respectively, in certain circumstances.

First quarter highlights:

  • GEOs(1) sold of 6,604 for Q1 2022 (5,575 for Q1 2021).

  • Revenues of $13.8 million for Q1 2022 ($9.7 million for Q1 2021).

  • Net income of $2.7 million for Q1 2022 (net loss of $0.3 million for Q1 2021).

  • Net income attributable to Nomad's shareholders of $2.5 million for Q1 2022 (net loss of $0.3 million for Q1 2021).

  • Adjusted net income(1) of $2.3 million for Q1 2022 ($1.9 million for Q1 2021).

  • $21.5 million of cash as at March 31, 2022.

Q1 2022 and Q1 2021:

For the three months ended

March 31, 2022 ($000)

Revenues

Gross profit

Revenue

attributable

to Nomad(1)

Cash operating

margin attributable

to Nomad(1)

Bonikro Gold Stream

2,178

578

2,178

1,724

Mercedes Gold and Silver Stream

7,222

3,524

7,222

6,188

Blyvoor Gold Stream

611

392

611

428

RDM Gold Royalty

325

145

325

325

Moss Gold Royalty

120

34

120

120

Caserones Copper Royalty

3,326

1,964

2,245

2,245

Total

13,782

6,637

12,701

11,030

For the three months ended

March 31, 2021 ($000)

Revenues

Gross profit

Revenue

attributable

to Nomad(1)

Cash operating

margin attributable

to Nomad(1)

Premier Gold Prepay Loan

1,518

1,518

1,518

Bonikro Gold Stream

3,457

722

3,457

2,681

Mercedes Gold and Silver Stream

4,316

2,052

4,316

3,321

South Arturo Silver Stream

20

15

20

16

Blyvoor Gold Stream

27

16

27

18

RDM Gold Royalty

176

37

176

176

Moss Gold Royalty

138

34

138

138

Total

9,652

2,876

9,652

7,868

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(1)

Adjusted net income, revenue attributable to Nomad and cash operating margin attributable to Nomad are non-IFRS financial performance measures which have no standard definition under IFRS. Gold equivalent ounces ("GEO") are considered as other measures. Refer to the Non-IFRS measures and Other measures section of this press release.


GEOs earned(1)


2022

2021

Premier Gold Prepay Loan

900

Bonikro Gold Stream

1,135

1,940

Mercedes Gold and Silver Stream

3,716

2,533

South Arturo Silver Stream

11

Blyvoor Gold Stream

320

16

RDM Gold Royalty

173

98

Moss Gold Royalty

64

77

Caserones Copper Royalty

1,196

Total

6,604

5,575

For Q1 2022, revenue attributable to Nomad(1) was sourced 82% from gold and silver and 18% from copper (100% from gold in silver in Q1 2021). Geographically, revenue for Q1 2022 was sourced 80% (64% for Q1 2021) from the Americas and 20% (36% for Q1 2021) from Africa.

Declaration of dividends:

Nomad is also pleased to announce a quarterly dividend of C$0.05 per common share, payable on July 15, 2022 to Nomad's shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 30, 2022.

The dividend has been designated by Nomad as an "eligible dividend" under the Income Tax Act (Canada).

Nomad has a dividend reinvestment plan (the "Plan") which allows shareholders to reinvest their cash dividends into additional common shares The Company will issue additional common shares through treasury at a 3% discount to the weighted average price of the common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange for the five (5) trading days immediately preceding the dividend payment date. To participate in the Plan, registered shareholders must deliver a properly completed Plan enrolment form to Computershare Trust Company of Canada not less than five (5) business days before a dividend record date. The Plan and enrollment forms are available on the Company's website at www.nomadroyalty.com/en/investors/dividend/. Eligible registered shareholders may enroll in the Plan online through the plan agent's self-service web portal at www.investorcentre.com/Nomad.

Non-registered beneficial shareholders who wish to participate in the Plan should contact their financial advisor, broker, investment dealer, bank or other financial institution who holds their common shares to inquire about the applicable enrolment deadline and to request enrolment in the Plan. For more information on how to enroll or any other inquiries, contact the Plan Agent at 1-800-564-6253 (toll-free in North America), 1-514-982-7555 (outside North America) or www.investorcentre.com/Nomad.

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(1)

Revenue attributable to Nomad is a non-IFRS financial performance measure which have no standard definition under IFRS. GEOs are considered as other measures. Refer to the Non-IFRS measures and Other measures section of this press release.

Share Capital:

On March 31, 2022 there were 61,456,966 common shares of Nomad outstanding. As at May 5, 2022, the Company had 61,461,563 common shares, 1,667,893 share options and 24,876,464 common share purchase warrants outstanding entitling the holders to purchase 2,487,646 common shares. The Company also had 307,285 restricted share units, 175,690 performance share units and 228,280 deferred share units outstanding. Pursuant to the deferred payment payable to Yamana Gold Inc. and based on the CA$/US$ daily exchange rate published by the Bank of Canada on May 4, 2022, 1,423,406 common shares would be issuable should the conversion option be exercised on such date.

Non-IFRS Measures:

Nomad has included certain performance measures in this press release that do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"), including (i) adjusted net income (loss), (ii) cash operating margin attributable to Nomad and (iii) cash cost of sales.

These non-IFRS measures do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS, and other companies may calculate these measures differently. The presentation of these non-IFRS measures is intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS.

In addition to the non-IFRS performance measures described below, the Company's royalty and stream revenue are converted to GEOs by dividing revenue for a specific period by the average realized gold price per ounce for the gold stream revenue and by dividing revenue by the average gold price for the gold royalty revenue, for the respective period. Silver earned from royalty and stream agreements are converted to gold equivalent ounces by multiplying the silver ounces by the average silver price for the period and dividing by the average gold price for the period. The Company's gross amount received or receivable from the Caserones copper NSR royalty is converted to GEOs by dividing the dividend received or receivable before taxes for a specific period by the average gold price, for the respective period.

Adjusted net income and adjusted net income per share are calculated by removing the effects of the non-cash cost of sales related to the Premier Gold Prepay Loan, the non-cash change in fair value of the conversion option for the Deferred Payment to Yamana Gold Inc. and the non-cash change in fair value of the Premier Gold Prepay Loan and the deferred income tax recovery related to stream interests subject to the reverse take-over transaction. The Company believes that, in addition to measures prepared in accordance with IFRS, management and certain investors use this information to evaluate the Company's performance.

Cash operating margin attributable to Nomad is calculated by subtracting the cash cost of sales from the total revenue adjusted to remove revenue attributable to non-controlling shareholders. The Company presents cash operating margin attributable to Nomad as management and certain investors use this information to evaluate the Company's performance in comparison to other streaming and royalty companies who present results on a similar basis as well as to evaluate the Company's ability to generate cash flow.

Cash cost of sales is calculated by subtracting depletion and non-cash costs of sales related to the Premier Gold Prepay Loan from the total cost of sales. In addition to measures prepared in accordance with IFRS, management and certain investors use this information to evaluate the Company's performance and ability to generate cash flow in comparison with other streaming and royalty companies in the precious metals mining industry who present similar measures of performance.

Refer to the Non-IFRS and Other Measures section of the Company's Management Discussion and Analysis for the three months ended March 31, 2022.

QUALIFIED PERSON

The technical and scientific information contained in this press release relating to properties and operations on the properties on which the Company holds royalty, stream or other interests has been reviewed and approved in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101") by Vincent Cardin-Tremblay, P. Geo., Vice President, Geology of Nomad, a "qualified person" as defined in NI 43-101.

ABOUT NOMAD

Nomad Royalty Company Ltd. is a gold & silver royalty company that purchases rights to a percentage of the gold or silver produced from a mine, for the life of the mine. Nomad owns a portfolio of 15 royalty and stream assets, of which 8 are on currently producing mines. Nomad plans to grow and diversify its low-cost production profile through the acquisition of additional producing and near-term producing gold & silver streams and royalties. For more information please visit: www.nomadroyalty.com.

Nomad Royalty Company Ltd.
500-1275 ave. des Canadiens-de-Montréal
Montreal, Québec H3B 0G4
nomadroyalty.com

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws and the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, respectively, which may include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to future events or future performance, management's expectations regarding Nomad's growth, results of operations, estimated future revenues, performance guidance, outlook, including future dividends. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical fact, that address events or developments that Nomad expects to occur, are forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential", "scheduled" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could" or "should" occur. Although Nomad believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in forward looking statements. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual actions, events or results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: the impact of general business and economic conditions; the absence of control over mining operations from which Nomad will purchase gold, silver and other metals or from which it will receive royalty payments and risks related to those mining operations, including risks related to international operations, government and environmental regulation, delays in mine construction and operations, actual results of mining and current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations and changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; accidents, equipment breakdowns, title matters, labour disputes or other unanticipated difficulties or interruptions in operations; problems inherent to the marketability of gold, silver, copper and other metals; the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses; industry conditions, including fluctuations in the price of the primary commodities mined at such operations, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates and fluctuations in interest rates; government entities interpreting existing tax legislation or enacting new tax legislation in a way which adversely affects Nomad; changes in accounting policies, impact of inflation, global liquidity and credit availability, stock market volatility; regulatory restrictions; liability, competition, loss of key employees, and other related risks and uncertainties, as well as those risk factors discussed or referred to in the Company's Annual Information Form filed with the securities regulatory authorities in all provinces of Canada and available on the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and the Annual Report on Form 40-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission available under the Company's profile on EDGAR at www.sec.gov. Nomad cautions that the foregoing list of important factors is not exhaustive. Investors and others who base themselves on the forward looking statements contained herein should carefully consider the above factors as well as the uncertainties they represent and the risks they entail. Nomad believes that the expectations reflected in those forward-looking statements are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release. Nomad undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by applicable law.

Nomad Royalty Company Ltd.
Consolidated balance sheets (unaudited)
(tabular amounts expressed in thousands of United States dollars)


March 31, 2022

December 31, 2021


$

$

Assets



Current assets



Cash

21,519

12,377

Amounts receivable

3,813

2,857

Other assets

2,394

2,935

Total current assets

27,726

18,169

Non-current assets



Royalty, stream and other interests

310,039

314,783

Deferred income taxes

43,214

43,061

Total non-current assets

353,253

357,844

Total assets

380,979

376,013

Liabilities



Current liabilities



Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

5,423

6,057

Deferred payment liability – host contract

9,886

9,712

Deferred payment liability – conversion option

685

1,588

Total current liabilities

15,994

17,357

Non-current liabilities



Revolving credit facility

41,750

68,750

Total non-current liabilities

41,750

68,750

Total liabilities

57,744

86,107

Equity



Common shares

288,271

255,305

Warrants

3,156

3,156

Contributed surplus

5,462

4,732

Retained earnings

2,782

2,785

Equity attributable to Nomad Royalty Company Ltd's shareholders

299,671

265,978

Non-controlling interests

23,564

23,928

Total equity

323,235

289,906

Total liabilities and equity

380,979

376,013

Nomad Royalty Company Ltd.
Consolidated statements of income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) (unaudited)
(tabular amounts expressed in thousands of United States dollars, except per share amounts)


Three months ended


March 31, 2022

March 31, 2021


$

$

Revenue



Gold and silver sales

10,010

9,338

Other revenue

3,772

314

Total revenue

13,782

9,652

Cost of sales



Purchased cost of gold and silver

1,671

3,306

Depletion of royalty, stream and other interests

5,474

3,470

Total costs of sales

7,145

6,776

Gross profit

6,637

2,876

Other operating expenses



General and administrative expenses

1,691

1,139

Project evaluation expenses

236

Share-based compensation

674

662

Change in fair value of gold prepay loan

1,118

Total other operating expenses

2,365

3,155

Operating income (loss)

4,272

(279)

Other income (expenses)



Change in fair value of conversion option

903

394

Finance costs

(727)

(403)

Foreign exchange loss

(52)

(9)

Total other income (expenses)

124

(18)

Income (loss) before income taxes

4,396

(297)

Income tax recovery (expense)

(1,655)

39

Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss)

2,741

(258)

Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) attributable to:



Nomad Royalty Company Ltd's shareholders

2,455

(258)

Non-controlling interests

286

Net income (loss) per share



Basic

0.04

(0.00)

Diluted

0.03

(0.01)

Nomad Royalty Company Ltd.
Consolidated statements of cash flows (unaudited)
(tabular amounts expressed in thousands of United States dollars)


Three months ended


March 31, 2022

March 31, 2021


$

$

Operating activities



Net income (loss) for the period

2,741

(258)

Adjustments for:



Cost of sales related to gold prepay loan

1,522

Depletion of royalty, stream and other interests

5,474

3,470

Share-based compensation

674

662

Change in fair value of gold prepay loan

1,118

Change in fair value of conversion option

(903)

(394)

Deferred income tax recovery

494

(107)

Finance costs

253

239

Interest received

210

Changes in other assets and liabilities



Amounts receivable

(956)

558

Other assets

507

(28)

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

(875)

(672)

Cash provided by operating activities

7,409

6,320

Investing activities



Acquisition of royalty, stream and other interests

(230)

(1,192)

Cash used in investing activities

(230)

(1,192)

Financing activities



Proceeds on issuance of common shares

34,055

Revolving credit facility repayment

(27,000)

Share issue expenses

(2,204)

(8)

Financing fees

(40)

(85)

Dividends paid to the Company's shareholders

(2,198)

(2,220)

Dividends paid to non-controlling interests

(650)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

1,963

(2,313)

Net increase in cash

9,142

2,815

Cash at beginning of period

12,377

22,517

Cash at end of period

21,519

25,332

SOURCE Nomad Royalty Company Ltd.

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