Status: Clearance

Acquirer: Americas Silver Corporation (Canada)

Acquired: Pershing Gold Corporation (U.S.)

Value: $52 million

Industry Tags: Mining; Precious Metals

On September 28, 2018, Americas Silver Corporation, a Canadian publicly traded (TSX: USA; NYSE: USAS) mining company, entered into an agreement to acquire Pershing Gold Corporation (NASDAQ: PGLC; TSX: PGLC) , a gold and silver mining project in Nevada, subject to regulatory approvals, including CFIUS. (See Americas Silver Corporation Form 425, Oct. 1, 2018, SEC Filing.) “Americas Silver received notice on April 1, 2019 that CFIUS had completed its review and determined that there were no unresolved national security concerns with respect to the Transaction . . .” (Americas Silver Corporation From 6-K, Ex-99.1, June 27, 2019, SEC Filing.) On April 3, 2019, Americas Silver Corporation announced the closing of the acquisition of Pershing Gold Corporation (NASDAQ: PGLC; TSX: PGLC), a gold and silver mining project in Nevada. (See id.)

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