VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd. (“Metalla” or the “Company”) (TSXV:MTA) (OTCQX:MTAFF) (FRANKFURT:X9CP) is pleased to announce that its board of directors has approved and declared a monthly cash dividend payment of CAD $0.0015 per share for July, August, and September 2018 on its common shares for the upcoming quarter (subject to any applicable tax withholding obligations).
Brett Heath, Metalla’s President & CEO commented, “As of market close June 1, 2018 at a price of $0.82, our annual dividend yield is approximately 2.2%, making Metalla one of the highest yielding precious metal royalty and streaming companies. We expect to pay out over $1 million this year in dividends while the company grows through accretive acquisitions. This gives our investors a direct link to gold and silver prices in addition to capital appreciation tied to our impressive growth track record.”
The table below sets out the monthly record and payment dates for shareholders of record. The Company plans to expand its dividend over the course of the year targeting a payout ratio up to 50% of its operating cash flow after taxes and G&A. The dividend should give shareholders a link to gold and silver prices and performance of the Company’s royalties and streams.
|Record Date||Payment Date||Payment Amount ($CAD)|
|June||June 1, 2018||June 15, 2018||$0.0015|
|July||July 3, 2018||July 16, 2018||$0.0015|
|August||August 1,2018||August 15, 2018||$0.0015|
|September||September 4, 2018||September 17, 2018||$0.0015|
All dividends in the above table are ‘Eligible Dividends’ pursuant to the Income Tax Act of Canada.
In the future, and assuming compliance with all applicable securities laws, the Company plans to offer a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (“DRIP”) once it reaches certain requirements to efficiently provide the DRIP to all of its shareholders.
Metalla is a precious metals royalty and streaming company. Metalla provides shareholders with precious metal exposure through a diversified portfolio of royalties and streams. Our strong foundation of current and future cash-generating asset base, combined with an experienced team gives Metalla a path to become one of the leading precious metal royalty and streaming companies for the next commodities cycle.
For further information, please visit our website at www.metallaroyalty.com
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian and U.S. securities legislation. The forward-looking statements herein are made as of the date of this press release only and the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new information, estimates or opinions, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
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Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on reasonable assumptions that have been made by management as at the date of such information and is subject to unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual actions, events or results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including, without limitation: the impact of general business and economic conditions; the ongoing operation of the properties in which the Company holds a royalty, stream, or other production-base interest by the owners or operators of such properties in a manner consistent with past practice; absence of control over mining operations; the accuracy of public statements and disclosures made by the owners or operators of such underlying properties; no material adverse change in the market price of the commodities that underlie the asset portfolio; and other risks and uncertainties disclosed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Management's Discussion and Analysis of the Company dated September 28, 2017 filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.
Although Metalla has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. The Company cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.
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