Wheaton River Minerals Completes Private Placement

Wheaton River Minerals Ltd. completed a $333.5 million private placement equity financing on February 28, 2003. BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and Griffiths McBurney & Partners acted as co-lead agents of a syndicate that included Canaccord Capital Corporation, CIBC World Markets Inc., Yorkton Securities Inc., Fahnestock Canada Inc. and Sprott Securities Inc.

Wheaton River Minerals was represented in Canada, by Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP with a team that included Paul Stein, Mark Bennett, Jennifer Traub and Patrick Gleeson (securities) and Chris Norton (tax), and in the U.S., by Perkins, Smith, Cohen & Crowe, LLP with a team that included Jonathan Guest, Paul Levites, James Robertie and Gil Breiman in Boston.The underwriters were represented in Canada, by Grant Haynen, Sander Grieve and David Hanick, and Brian Carr and Peter Baek (tax) of Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, and in the U.S., by White & Case LLP with a team that inlcuded Kevin Keogh, Martin Glass and Shonna Owen (securities) and John Narducci and Sam Chung (tax) in New York, and Juan Manuel Gonzalez, Eugenio Bernal and Ivonne Aguilera (corporate and mining) in Mexico City.