Wheaton River Minerals Acquires Gold Project in Brazil

Wheaton River Minerals Ltd. acquired a 100 per cent interest in the Amapari Gold Project in Brazil, from the EBX Group. The total consideration paid for the Amapari Gold Project was approximately US$105 million, consisting of US$25 million, 33 million Wheaton River Minerals common shares and 21.5 million Wheaton River series B common share purchase warrants. The deal closed on January 9, 2004.

Wheaton River Minerals was represented in Canada by Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, with a team led by Paul Stein, and included Jeffrey Roy, Erik Goldsilver and Jennifer Traub; and assisted by Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra - Advogados in Brazil, with a team that included João Guerra, Gustavo Braga and Lucia Carpenter. EBX was represented by in-house counsel Paulo Carvalho de Gouvea; and assisted by Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, with a team that included Jonathan Levin and Greg Ho Yuen.