MONTREAL, June 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMAFO Inc. (TSX: SMF) (OMX: SMF) ("SEMAFO") today announced that, in conjunction with the anticipated closing of the previously announced Plan of Arrangement transaction with Endeavour Mining Corporation ("Endeavour"), SEMAFO's application to delist its shares from the Nasdaq Stockholm has been accepted by the Nasdaq Stockholm, conditional on closing of the transaction. As a result, the last day of trading of SEMAFO shares over the Nasdaq Stockholm will be June 24, 2020 with trading suspended effective June 25, 2020. SEMAFO shares will continue to be listed and traded over the Toronto Stock Exchange until closing of the Endeavour transaction, which is expected to occur on or around June 29, 2020, provided that SEMAFO and Endeavour receive notice (the "ICA Notice") from the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development that it does not intend to order a review under section 25.3(1) of the Investment Canada Act by June 25, 2020. If the ICA Notice is not obtained by that date, closing will not occur at the date currently anticipated such that the SEMAFO shares would resume trading on the Nasdaq Stockholm pending closing of the transaction.
SEMAFO is a Canadian-based intermediate gold producer with over twenty years' experience building and operating mines in West Africa. The Corporation operates two mines, the Boungou and Mana Mines in Burkina Faso. SEMAFO is committed to building value through responsible mining of its quality assets and leveraging its development pipeline.
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John Jentz, Vice-President, Corporate Development & Investor Relations, Email: [email protected]; Ruth Hanna, Analyst, Investor Relations, Email: [email protected]; Tel. local & overseas: +1 (514) 744-4408, North America Toll-Free: 1 (888) 744-4408, Website: www.semafo.com