Paragon Minerals Corporation(TSXV:PGR) announced entering into a definitive agreement with the Canadian Zinc Corporation. Under the terms of agreement, Canadian Zinc will acquire all Paragon’s outstanding common shares in exchange for common shares of Canadian Zinc.
As quoted in the press release:
aragon shareholders will receive, in exchange for each Paragon share held, 0.136 shares of Canadian Zinc (the “Exchange Ratio”). The consideration represents a total of CDN$0.061 per Paragon share, based on the volume weighted average price of Canadian Zinc shares on the TSX for the 30 trading days ended July 20, 2012 and a premium of 52% to the volume weighted average price of Paragon shares on the TSX-Venture for the same period.
Paragon Minerals, President and CEO, Michael Vande Guchte, commented:
Canadian Zinc is a well-funded Canadian exploration and development company that is in the process of putting its high grade Prairie Creek silver-lead-zinc deposit into production. Given the prevailing market conditions, it is the Board and management’s view that Paragon shareholders will benefit from Canadian Zinc’s financial strength and development expertise in unlocking shareholder value in Paragon’s base metal assets. The transaction provides Paragon shareholders with the opportunity to participate in the future potential of a near-term producer with a portfolio of production, development and exploration assets.