First Majestic Silver Corp. (NYSE: AG) (TSX: FR) announces that it is offering US$200 million aggregate principal amount of unsecured convertible senior notes due 2027 pursuant to private placement exemptions. First Majestic expects to grant the initial purchasers of the Notes an option to purchase up to an additional US$30 million aggregate principal amount of Notes. First Majestic intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering to repurchase, in separate privately negotiated transactions, a portion of its outstanding 1.875% convertible senior notes and for general corporate purposes, including strategic opportunities.
In accordance with the terms of the Existing Notes, First Majestic intends to redeem, following a required 30 day notice period, any Existing Notes that are not converted or repurchased in conjunction with the Offering.
The final terms of the Offering will be determined by First Majestic and the initial purchasers. The Notes will bear cash interest semi-annually at a fixed rate and be convertible by holders into First Majestic common shares. The Notes will be redeemable by First Majestic at its option in certain circumstances. Holders will have the right to require First Majestic to repurchase their Notes upon the occurrence of certain events.
The Notes and the Shares into which the Notes are convertible, have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or qualified by a prospectus in Canada. The Notes and the Shares may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under the Securities Act or an applicable exemption from registration under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in Canada except pursuant to exemptions from the prospectus requirements of applicable Canadian provincial and territorial securities laws.
This news release is neither an offer to sell nor the solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes or the Shares into which the Notes are convertible, and shall not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy, or a sale of, the Notes or the Shares into which the Notes are convertible in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
First Majestic is a publicly traded mining company focused on silver and gold production in Mexico and the United States. The Company presently owns and operates the San Dimas Silver/Gold Mine, the Jerritt Canyon Gold Mine, the Santa Elena Silver/Gold Mine and the La Encantada Silver Mine.
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