Barrick Gold shareholders will own approximately I believe the merger is a good move. Under the terms of the Merger, each Randgold Shareholder will receive: The companies said that the merger is subject to approval by both sets of shareholders, regulatory approvals, and other customary closing conditions.
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The company did not make a significant profit beforewhen Walsh followed the advice of geologist John Felderhof and bought a property in the middle of a jungle near the Busang River in KalimantanIndonesia. The first estimate of the site by its project manager Filipino geologist Michael de Guzman was approximately 2 million troy ounces.
Stating that a small company like Bre-X could not exploit the site by itself, the Indonesians suggested that Bre-X share the site with the large Canadian mining firm Barrick Goldin association with Suharto's daughter Siti Hardiyanti Rukmana.
Bre-X would have the land rights for 30 years. The deal was announced February 17, and Freeport-McMoRan began their initial due diligence evaluation of the site.
Fraud exposed[ edit ] The fraud began American barrick resources corporation case unravel rapidly on March 19,when Filipino Bre-X geologist Michael de Guzman reportedly committed suicide by jumping from a helicopter in Indonesia.
The remains of "de Guzman" were found only metres from a logging road. No one saw the body except another Filipino geologist who claimed it was de Guzman. And one of the five women who considered themselves his wife was receiving monetary payments from somebody long after the supposed death of de Guzman.
Bre-X demanded more reviews and commissioned a review of the test drilling. Results were not favorable to them, and on April 1,Bre-X refused to comment.
They published their results on May 4, This gold also occurs in quantities that do not support the actual original assays. Among the major losers were three Canadian public sector organizations: There was fallout in the Canadian financial sector also; the fraud proved a major embarrassment for Peter Munkthe head of Barrick Gold, as well as for the then-head of the Toronto Stock Exchange resulting in his ousting byand began a tumultuous realignment of the Canadian stock exchanges.
Bre-X went bankrupt November 5, although some of its subsidiaries like Bre-X continued until Walsh moved to the Bahamas instill professing his innocence.
Two masked gunmen broke into his home in Nassau, tying him up, and threatened to shoot him unless he turned over all his money. The incident ended peacefully but three weeks later, on June 4,Walsh died of a brain aneurysm.
However, despite the dropping of criminal charges, civil class action suits against Bre-X directors, advising financial firms and Kilborn continued.
The OSC admitted that there is no evidence that Felderhof was either involved in the fraud or was aware of the fraud. The trial was suspended in April when the OSC tried to have presiding judge Justice Peter Hryn removed for alleged bias against the prosecution. This was denied by an independent judge, and on December 10, the appeal was also denied by a panel of judges.
Felderhof attended, without testifying, a number of the Court hearings as the six-year case made its way through the system. The basis of the OSC action as well as the civil class-action suits is the alleged existence of numerous and obvious "red flags", as detailed by Strathcona Minerals, which should have been recognized.
Begun inthe trial of John Felderhof was concluded on Tuesday, July 31,with a not-guilty verdict of illegal insider trading.
Days after the verdict, the OSC also decided not to appeal the decision, a landmark victory for Felderhof and his lawyer, Toronto-based Joseph Groia.
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