Mr. Sprott has been granted all voting rights attached to the Acquired Shares effective until the closing of the purchase of the Acquired Shares. Therefore, Mr. Sprott
Douglas Forster, President and Chief Executive Officer of Newmarket stated: "Newmarket is very pleased to have Mr. Sprott as a
Eric Sprott stated: "Newmarket has a strong balance sheet with approximately US$52 million in the treasury and essentially no debt. Their three gold mines achieved record consolidated production in 2015 and the trend to increasing gold grades and recoveries continues into 2016. I look forward to being a supportive shareholder and participating in the growth of the Company."
Mr. Sprott will purchase the Acquired Shares for investment purposes. Mr. Sprott has a long-term view of the investment, and he does not intend at this time to acquire additional Newmarket common shares, but may acquire additional shares either on the open market or through private acquisitions or sell the shares either on the open market or through private dispositions in the future depending on market conditions,
Luxor continues to hold 33,890,697 common shares of Newmarket representing an approximate 19.3% ownership in the Company with Luxor's remaining shareholdings being locked-up and restricted from trading until July 10, 2016. Newmarket has approximately 175.6 million common shares issued and outstanding.