Toronto, September 30, 2022 - Xtierra Inc. (TSXV: XAG) ("Xtierra" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an acquisition agreement for a royalty stream of entertainment-based royalties through the purchase of 2 million common shares (the "MRI Shares") of Music Royalties Inc. ("MRI"). MRI is a Canadian-based private company that acquires passive music royalties from rightsholders (including but not limited to artists, producers and songwriters) and currently holds a portfolio of approximately 25 cash-flowing music royalties. MRI is currently paying a monthly dividend generating a 6% annual yield.
The Company acquired the MRI Shares from Tim Gallagher, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and director of MRI and the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company. In consideration of common shares of MRI (the "MRI Shares"), the Company has issued 20 million common shares of the Company ("Common Shares") at an issuance price per Common Share of $0.05 (the "Royalty Acquisition"). The MRI Shares have a value of $1,000,000 and are expected to yield approximately $5,000 of dividends per month. The Royalty Acquisition has been entered into in connection with the Company's proposed change of business from a mineral resource exploration company to a company focused on seeking cash flow generating royalty opportunities in various industries as described in the press release of the Company dated September 23, 2022. It is anticipated that the Common Shares issuable pursuant to the Royalty Acquisition will be issued prior to the listing of the Company on the Canadian Securities Exchange.
Tim Gallagher acquired 20 million Common Shares pursuant to the Royalty Acquisition. Prior to the Royalty Acquisition, Mr. Gallagher owned 10.775 million Common Shares of the Company and 3.6 million stock options. As a result of the Royalty Acquisition, Mr. Gallagher beneficially owns and controls 30.775 million Common Shares of the Company and 3.6 million stock options representing approximately 15.7% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares of the Company on a non-diluted basis and approximately 17.2 % on a partially diluted basis. The Common Shares were acquired by Mr. Gallagher for investment purposes. Mr. Gallagher has a long-term view of the investment and may acquire additional securities of the Company including on the open market or through private acquisitions or sell securities of the Company including on the open market or through private dispositions in the future, depending on market conditions, reformulation of plans and/or other relevant factors. A copy of Mr. Gallagher's early warning report will appear on the Company's profile on SEDAR and may also be obtained by calling (416) 925-0090.
The issuance of Common Shares to Mr. Gallagher pursuant to the Royalty Acquisition (the "Insider Participation") is considered to be a related party transaction within the meaning of TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSXV") Policy 5.9 and Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101"). The Company intends to rely on the exemptions from the valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 contained in Sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a) of MI 61-101 in respect of the Insider Participation. The Transaction is subject to obtaining exchange, regulatory and other approvals and other customary closing conditions.
The independent directors approved the Royalty Acquisition with Mr. Gallagher and Andrew Robertson (who serves as a director of each of the Company and MRI) abstaining.
All securities issued pursuant to the Royalty Acquisition will be legended with a hold period of four months and one day from the date of issuance.
Xtierra is a natural resource company with precious and base metal mineral properties in the Central Silver Belt of Mexico in the State of Zacatecas and is pursuing new opportunities including identifying and evaluating new potential royalty acquisitions.
Xtierra holds a 100% interest, subject to a 1.5% net smelter royalty repurchased in July 2019, on the Bilbao project silver-lead-zinc-copper project located in the southeastern part of the State of Zacatecas.
Xtierra owns 88% of the outstanding shares of Minera Portree de Zacatecas, S.A. de C.V ("Minera Portree") which holds various legal or royalty interests in certain mineral properties in Mexico, including the Company's Bilbao property, and an asserted claim to a 2% net smelter royalty on six mining concessions located adjacent to the Cozamin Mine operated by Capstone Mining Corp., which claim is challenged by Capstone.
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Additional information about Xtierra can be found on its website at www.xtierra.ca and by reviewing its profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
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However, forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed, projected or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks include, but are not limited to, that all necessary approvals for any or all of the Royalty Acquisition, proposed change of business, listing of the Common Shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange and delisting of the Common Shares from the TSX Venture Exchange will be not granted or will be subject to conditions or restrictions that are not currently anticipated by the Company; that sufficient capital and financing required in order to fulfill the Company's business plans and strategy following the proposed change of business cannot be obtained on reasonable terms, or at all; and other risks related to the Company as disclosed in the Company's continuous disclosure documents filed on the Company's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.
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