Vancouver, BC, Canada – First Majestic Silver Corp. (“First Majestic” or the “Company”) (TSX:FR) (NYSE:AG) and
Sprott Mining Inc. (“Sprott Mining”) are pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of Jerritt Canyon
Canada Ltd. (“Jerritt Canyon”) from Sprott Mining (the “Acquisition”) and concurrent $30 million private
placement investment in First Majestic by Eric Sprott, previously announced in the joint news release of First
Majestic and Sprott Mining dated March 12, 2021.
Under the Acquisition, which took effect as of 9:00 AM PT on April 30, 2021, First Majestic has acquired all of the
issued and outstanding common shares of Jerritt Canyon in exchange for 26,719,727 common shares of First
Majestic and 5,000,000 common share purchase warrants at an exercise price of $20.00 per share for a term of
three years. The $30 million private placement was completed by Eric Sprott at a price of $17.59 per share for a
total of 1,705,514 common shares. As a result of Mr. Sprott’s participation in the transactions, Mr. Sprott
beneficially owns and controls an aggregate of 28,425,241 common shares and 5,000,000 warrants, representing
approximately 11.3% of the Company’s issued and outstanding common shares on an undiluted basis and 13.0%
on a partially diluted basis.
Keith Neumeyer, President and CEO of First Majestic said, “With this closing, First Majestic adds another
cornerstone asset to the portfolio and enhances our operating platform in a world-class mining jurisdiction. We
look forward to commencing our work with the operating team at Jerritt Canyon to create value for our
shareholders and welcome Eric Sprott as a continued significant shareholder in First Majestic going forward. In
the near future, we will be communicating our plan for Jerritt Canyon which will include ways to further improve
productivity and reduce operating costs.”
Mr. Sprott acquired the common shares in connection with the transactions for investment purposes. Mr. Sprott
has a long-term view of the investment and may acquire additional securities of First Majestic including on the
open market or through private acquisitions or sell securities of First Majestic including on the open market or
through private dispositions in the future subject to certain resale restrictions, market conditions, reformulation
of plans and/or other relevant factors.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
First Majestic is a publicly-traded mining company focused on silver and gold production in Mexico and the United
States and is aggressively pursuing the development of its existing mineral property assets. The Company
presently owns and operates the San Dimas Silver/Gold Mine, the Santa Elena Silver/Gold Mine, the La Encantada
Silver Mine and the Jerritt Canyon Gold Mine.
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