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Company Name: Monarch Mining Corporation

Monarch Mining Corporation (TSX: GBAR) – Formed After Selling Predecessor Company to Yamana for 5x Return – Initiating Coverage

Monarch Mining (“Monarch”) was spun-out from Monarch Gold, which was acquired by Yamana Gold (TSX: YRI) for $152M in December 2020. Yamana acquired Monarch Gold’s Wasamac property and the Camflo mill for $61M in cash, and $91M in shares.Prior to the acquisition, four advanced stage gold assets, and the Beacon mill, in the Abitibi mining camp in Quebec (valued at $47.5M), and $16M in cash, were spun-out into newly formed Monarch Mining. The assets sold to Yamana were part of a portfolio acquired from Richmont Mines in 2017 for just $25M. The sale to Yamana reflected a return of over 5x in under four years. Monarch Mining is run by the same team that ran Monarch Gold.

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