Goldcorp Acquires Outstanding Shares of Gold Eagle Mines

Goldcorp Inc. acquired all of the outstanding shares of Gold Eagle Mines Ltd. on September 25, 2008, pursuant to a plan of arrangement. Under the plan, shareholders of Gold Eagle were entitled to receive at their election and subject to proration either (i) $13.60 in cash, (ii) 0.292 of a common share of Goldcorp and $0.0001 in cash, or (iii) any combination thereof, for each Gold Eagle common share held. In aggregate, $725.8 million in cash and 15.6 million common shares of Goldcorp were paid and issued to Gold Eagle shareholders. The total consideration received by Gold Eagle shareholders was approximately $1.5 billion.

Goldcorp was represented by a team from Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, which included Paul Stein, Jeffrey Roy, Mark Bennett and Jennifer Traub (securities and mining); Jason MacIntosh (securities); Chris Hersh (competition) and Robert Cohen (litigation). Tax counsel for Goldcorp was Michael Colborne and Michael McLaren from Thorsteinssons LLP.

Gold Eagle was represented by a team from Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, which included John Sabine, Frank Davis, Sander Grieve, Linda Misetich, Abbas Ali Khan, Andrew Elbaz and Eric Foster (securities); Susan Paul (competition); Michael Schafler and Timothy Banks (litigation) and Christopher Steeves, Zahra Nurmohamed and Joanna Barsky (tax).


Christopher J. Steeves Mark T. Bennett Michael W. Colborne Abbas Ali Khan Andrew Elbaz Jason M. MacIntosh Eric L. Foster Susan A. Paul John W. Sabine Michael Schafler Christopher Hersh Timothy M. Banks Sander Grieve Michael H. McLaren Jeffrey P. Roy Franklin L. Davis Zahra Nurmohamed Jennifer Traub Paul M. Stein Linda E. Misetich Dann Robert B. Cohen Joanna Barsky