Toronto, May 15, 2020 – Jaguar Mining Inc. ("Jaguar" or the "Company") (TSX: JAG) announces that, after careful consideration, it has decided to postpone its annual general and special meeting of shareholders (the “Meeting”) to July 30, 2020. A new Notice of Meeting and Record Date will be filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company has elected to postpone the Meeting, which was originally scheduled for June 30, 2020. As such, the Company has not yet filed its executive compensation disclosure, which will be filed and delivered to shareholders as part of Jaguar’s management information circular relating to the Meeting (the “Circular”). The Company is relying on the temporary blanket relief provided by the Canadian Securities Administrators, including the exemptive relief contained in Ontario Instrument 51-504 – Temporary Exemptions from Certain Requirements to File or Send Securityholder Materials of the Ontario Securities Commission, to extend the deadline for such disclosure to coincide with the filing of the Circular.
Due to ongoing concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, and in order to mitigate potential risks to the health and safety of its shareholders, employees and other stakeholders, Jaguar is, for the time-being, encouraging shareholders and others not to attend the Meeting in person. Instead, shareholders should vote their shares prior to the Meeting as per the voting instructions that will be set-out in the Circular and listen to the Meeting online by way of a live audio conference call. Shareholders will be able to ask questions of management through the conference call at the end of the Meeting.
Further details with respect to the conference call will be included in the Circular. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company will continue to monitor conditions in light of COVID-19 and the changing expectations and restrictions on the number of people who can safely congregate and reserves the ability to alter the format and conduct of this year’s Meeting based on changing conditions.
About Jaguar Mining Inc.
Jaguar Mining Inc. is a Canadian-listed junior gold mining, development, and exploration company operating in Brazil with three gold mining complexes and a large land package with significant upside exploration potential from mineral claims covering an area of approximately 64,000 hectares. The Company's principal operating assets are located in the Iron Quadrangle, a prolific greenstone belt in the state of Minas Gerais and include the Turmalina Gold Mine Complex and Caeté Mining Complex (Pilar and Roça Grande Mines, and Caeté Plant). The Company also owns the Paciência Gold Mine Complex, which has been on care and maintenance since 2012. The Roça Grande Mine has been on temporary care and maintenance since April 2019. Additional information is available on the Company's website at www.jaguarmining.com.
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The forward-looking information set forth herein reflects the Company's reasonable expectations as at the date of this news release and is subject to change after such date. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law. The forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.