Supreme Court of Canada Dismisses Appeal Application by Hector Davila Santos
December 1, 2014FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP. (AG: NYSE; FR: TSX) (the “Company” or “First Majestic”) is pleased to announce that the Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the leave to appeal application by Hector Davila Santos (“Davila Santos”) and Minerales y Minas Mexicanas, S.A. de C.V. (“MMM”) against the Company.
As previously announced, on April 24, 2013 the Supreme Court of British Columbia awarded judgment of CDN$96.3 million (USD $85.0 million) in favour of First Majestic in the litigation against Davila Santos and MMM. The subsequent appeal of this judgment by Davila Santos and MMM was dismissed on June 5, 2014 by the British Columbia Court of Appeal for failure by Davila Santos and MMM to comply with a court order.
On June 27, 2014, Davila Santos and MMM filed an application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. On November 27, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed their application.
Other than the funds of CDN$14.9 million previously obtained by the Company, the Company has not received any payment of the trial judgment, leaving the amount of approximately CDN$81.0 million (USD$71.5 million) unpaid. The Company cautions that it may have to take additional legal actions to try to recover this amount. The outcome of any such proceedings is not presently determinable.
Dollar amounts referred to in judgments are stated in Canadian dollars and the U.S. dollar equivalents are based on the current exchange rate and subject to change due to currency exchange rate fluctuations, including changes to U.S. dollar equivalents previously reported.
First Majestic is a mining company focused on silver production in México and is aggressively pursuing the development of its existing mineral property assets and the pursuit through acquisition of additional mineral assets which contribute to the Company achieving its corporate growth objectives.
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FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP.
Keith Neumeyer, President & CEO
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