Hudbay Minerals agrees to increase consideration for Augusta acquisition HudBay Minerals (HBM) and Augusta Resource (AZC) announced that they have entered into a definitive support agreement pursuant to which Hudbay has agreed to increase the consideration that will be received by Augusta shareholders under Hudbay's offer to purchase all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Augusta not already owned by Hudbay. Under the Revised Offer, in addition to 0.315 of a Hudbay common share as provided in Hudbay's original offer, Augusta shareholders will also receive 0.17 of a warrant to acquire a common share of Hudbay for each Augusta common share, representing consideration with a value of approximately C$3.56 per Augusta common share. The Revised Offer represents a total equity value of C$555 million based on 100% of the fully-diluted, in-the-money common shares of Augusta. Augusta's board is unanimously recommending that Augusta shareholders accept the Revised Offer and has agreed to terminate Augusta's Shareholder Rights Plan to permit shareholders to do so.
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