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.


Lucia Carpenter Erik Goldsilver Joào Guerra Gregory Ho Yuen Jeffrey P. Roy Jennifer Traub Jon Levin Paul M. Stein Gustavo Braga


Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP Ulhoa Canto, Rezende e Guerra- Avogados Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP