Pan American Goldfields urges stockholders to protect value of their investment by rejecting Vortex Capital slate
VANCOUVER, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Pan American Goldfields Ltd. (OTCQX:
MXOM) (“Pan American” or “our Company” ) urges its stockholders to
protect the value of their investment by rejecting Vortex Capital’s
slate of directors and voting for Pan American’s nominees at the 2013
Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on June 17, 2013.
PROTECT THE VALUE OF YOUR INVESTMENT –
VOTE FOR OUR NOMINEES ON YOUR WHITE PROXY CARD TODAY
Dear Fellow Stockholder,
You may receive proxy materials from a hedge fund operator named Vortex
Capital. We urge you to throw out the green proxy card they may send you.
Vortex’s activities since the second half of 2012 have harmed our
Company. Their statements are highly inaccurate, show they are not
qualified to run our mineral exploration and development business and
completely disregard the challenges faced by our Company and our
We believe that the hedge fund Vortex and its slate of directors are
acting solely in their own interests and not in the best interests of
our Company or our stockholders. In fact, three of their five nominees
are directors of and owe their undivided allegiance to Vortex.
What can you do?
Vote FOR our BOARD OF DIRECTORS on the
WHITE proxy card you have received
It is critical that you know the true facts and not be misled by
anything Vortex says. For example:
The Cieneguita Project. Vortex claims we mismanaged the Cieneguita Project. The facts show
the opposite is true.
-- We have made significant progress in developing and expanding the Cieneguita Project. We successfully completed a Preliminary Economic Analysis ("PEA") for the Cieneguita Project in collaboration with one of America's most respected engineering firms. The PEA confirms that the Cieneguita Project represents an exceptional opportunity to develop a highly economic, relatively low-cost mine. -- Our Company had a relatively small interest in the Cieneguita Project when your current Board was formed in October 2010. We doubled our Company's stake so as to give us 80% of the Project and control of the Project in the Fall of 2011. The PEA shows that the Project has a considerably larger than originally envisioned opportunity for successful commercial operation. The PEA indicates a 136,500 ounce Au eq. per year operation for 11 years, with production averaging 186,200 ounces gold eq. for the first three years of operation. Cash operating costs are estimated to be a highly economic $518 per ounce gold eq. in the first three years, and $710 per ounce gold eq. for the life of the mine. We are exploring ways to incrementally increase pilot production in order to continue self-funding most of our activities and are in advanced negotiations for the development phase of drilling. -- Our track record shows that we are a highly professional, capable and proactive board that is focused on serving the best interests of all of our stockholders.
Our Stockholders Meeting. Vortex claims we would not be having this stockholders meeting if they
had not filed suit to compel it. In fact, they knew our Board had met
to schedule this meeting. Their suit was completely unnecessary. It
was a wasteful distraction and served only to burden the Company with
None of the Vortex nominees is qualified in mining. The Vortex slate does not have a single director with experience
successfully developing a mine or managing a mining company like ours.
Vortex’s Notice of Intent to Nominate Directors. Our Bylaws require Vortex’s Notice of Intent to Nominate Directors to
be complete and accurate in order to have their nominees considered at
our stockholders meeting. We asked them to provide information which
might explain why their Notice did not disclose information about
Emilio Novela Berlin and their relationship with him. To date, they
have not provided us with this factual information. Vortex’s counsel
responded that, to Vortex’s knowledge, Mr. Novela Berlin is not in any
way soliciting proxies for or on behalf of their nominees, that Vortex
claims that Mr. Novela Berlin is not a member of its 13(d) group and
that there was no requirement to include Mr. Novela Berlin and
information about him in Vortex’s Notice of Nomination. Vortex’s
counsel, however, did not address our request for factual information
that could show whether Mr. Novela Berlin and his relationship with
Vortex should have been included in Vortex’s Notice of Nomination.
YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT
NO MATTER HOW MANY SHARES YOU OWN – MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD
PLEASE VOTE THE WHITE PROXY CARD TODAY
This document contains projections and other forward-looking statements
within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These projections
and statements reflect the Company’s current views with respect to
future events and financial performance. No assurances can be given,
however, that these events will occur or that these projections will be
achieved, and actual results could differ materially from those
projected as a result of certain risks, uncertainties and other
factors. The most significant of these risks, uncertainties and other
factors are described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K under
“Item 1A — Risk Factors” filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission on May 16, 2013. Except to the limited extent required by
applicable law, we undertake no obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events, or otherwise.
Pan American Goldfields Ltd., its directors and executive officers may
be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the
Pan American stockholders in connection with the matters to be
considered at Pan American’s 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Pan
American has filed a definitive proxy statement and form of WHITE proxy card with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in
connection with the 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. PAN AMERICAN STOCKHOLDERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE
PROXY STATEMENT AND ACCOMPANYING WHITE PROXY CARD AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Information regarding the identity of potential participants, and their
direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is set
forth in the proxy statement and other materials filed with the SEC.
Stockholders will be able to obtain any proxy statement, any amendments
or supplements to the proxy statement and other documents filed by Pan
American with the SEC for no charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies will also be available at no charge by writing to Pan American
Goldfields Ltd., 570 Granville Street, Suite 1200, Vancouver, BC V6C
3P1, by calling Pan American’s proxy solicitor, MacKenzie Partners,
toll-free at (800) 322-2885 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE Pan American Goldfields Ltd.