Yamana advances Agua Rica strategy through agreement with Xstrata and Goldcorp

Yamana Gold today announced an arrangement, subject to formal documentation, with Xstrata Queensland Limited and Goldcorp Inc.  that would see the ultimate integration of Agua Rica into Minera Alumbrera.

Agua Rica is a 100% Yamana-owned, development-stage project in the province of Catamarca, Argentina and is located approximately 35 kilometres from the currently operating Alumbrera mine. Subject to Xstrata and Goldcorp exercising their option to have Alumbrera acquire Agua Rica, and following the integration of the projects, Xstrata, Goldcorp and Yamana would own interests in the combined project of 50%, 37.5% and 12.5% respectively, consistent with their current interests in Alumbrera.

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