August 27, 2014 - Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd. (TSX:GQM; OTCQX:GQMNF)
(“Golden Queen” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that
Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”) and Glass Lewis & Co.
(“Glass Lewis”) have both recommended that shareholders vote FOR the
resolution to approve the joint venture (the “Proposed Joint Venture”)
between the Company and Gauss LLC (“Gauss”). The resolution will be
considered at the upcoming Special Meeting of Shareholders of the
Company to be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Pan Pacific
Hotel, Coal Harbour Room (999 Canada Place Way, Vancouver, British
Columbia) at 10:00am PDT
Both ISS and Glass Lewis are independent proxy advisory firms which,
among other services, provide proxy voting recommendations to pension
funds, investment managers, mutual funds and other institutional
Shareholders are reminded to vote their proxy prior to the proxy
voting deadline of Friday, September 5, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. Our
Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR the Proposed Joint Venture.
Due to the approach of the voting deadline, shareholders are urged to vote today using one of the alternatives below.
Shareholders who have physical certificates representing Golden Queen
shares may vote by telephone or via the Internet. To vote by telephone
call 1-866-732-8683 from a touch tone phone. When prompted, enter your
Control Number listed on the proxy and follow the voting instructions.
To vote via the internet, go to www.investorvote.com and enter your
Control Number listed on the proxy and follow the voting instructions on
the screen. If you vote by telephone or via the Internet, do not
complete or return the form of proxy.
Shareholders who hold their shares through a broker or other intermediary may vote via the internet at www.proxyvote.com or follow the other instructions found on their voting instruction form.
Shareholders who have any questions about the information contained
in the proxy statement or require assistance with voting should contact
the Company’s Proxy Solicitor, Laurel Hill Advisory Group, toll-free at
1-877-452-7184 or send an email to email@example.com.
Proposed Joint Venture
The Company is developing a gold-silver, open pit, heap leach operation
on its fully-permitted Soledad Mountain property, located just outside
the town of Mojave in Kern County in southern California. The Project
will use conventional open pit mining methods and the cyanide heap leach
and Merrill-Crowe processes to recover gold and silver from crushed,
Technical information in this news release was approved by H. Lutz
Klingmann, President, and a Qualified Person as defined under NI 43-101.
For further information regarding this news release please contact:
Lutz Klingmann, President & CEO
Telephone: (604) 921-7570
The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this press
Caution With Respect To Forward-looking Statements: The
information in this news release includes certain “forward-looking
statements”. All statements in this news release, other than statements
of historical fact, including, without limitation, plans for and
intentions with respect to construction and other development activities
on the Soledad Mountain Project, future mining operations on the
Project, the Proposed Joint Venture and other statements, estimates and
plans, are forward-looking statements. There can be no assurance that
such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future
events could differ materially from those anticipated in such
statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from statements in this news release regarding our intentions
include the uncertainties involving the approval of the Proposed Joint
Venture; risks of construction and mining such as accidents, equipment
breakdowns, non-compliance with environmental and permit requirements,
and other risks and uncertainties disclosed in the section entitled
“Risk Factors” contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year
ended December 31, 2013 and in our Quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the
period ended June 30, 2014. Investors are cautioned that
forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and,
accordingly, should not to put undue reliance on forward-looking
statements. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this release is
based only on information currently available to us and speaks only as
of the date on which it is made.
The Company’s solicitation of proxies in connection with the
extraordinary meeting of shareholders set to approve the Proposed Joint
Venture transaction is detailed in the proxy statement filed with the
SEC and available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
SHAREHOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AS IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION.
Shareholders can obtain a free-of-charge copy of the proxy statement and
other relevant documents filed with the SEC from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
The proxy statement and other relevant documents have also been filed
with certain Canadian securities regulators and available free-of-charge
Shareholders can also obtain a free-of-charge copy of the proxy
statement and other relevant documents by directing a request by email
to Brenda Dayton at firstname.lastname@example.org,
by telephone to (604) 921-7570 or by mail to Golden Queen Mining Co.
Ltd, 6411 Imperial Ave., West Vancouver, BC, Canada, V7W 2J5.
The Company and its directors and executive officers will be
participants in the solicitation of proxies from shareholders.
Information about the Company’s directors and executive officers,
including their shareholdings, is set forth in the proxy statement for
the Company’s 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with
the SEC on April 30, 2014. Investors may obtain additional information
regarding the interest of such participants by reading the proxy
Back to the News page