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Silver Wheaton completes Penasquito transaction for US$485 million

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Silver Wheaton

On July 24, 2007, Silver Wheaton Corp. completed its previously announced acquisition from Goldcorp Inc. of 25% of the life of mine silver production from Goldcorp's Penasquito Project, located in Zacatecas, Mexico, for an upfront cash payment of US$485 million. In addition, Silver Wheaton will pay an ongoing per-ounce operating cost payment equal to the lesser of US$3.90 (subject to annual inflationary adjustments) and the prevailing market price per ounce of silver delivered under the contract. Fasken Martineau represented the Special Committee of Silver Wheaton with a team led by John Turner and including Krisztian Toth.


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