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Yamana Gold Closes $500 Million Senior Notes Offering

Paul, Weiss client Yamana Gold Inc. closed an offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.950% senior notes due 2024. The offering was made pursuant to exemptions from registration under Rule 144A and Regulation S of the Securities Act of 1933. Yamana is a TSX- and NYSE-listed Canadian-based gold producer with significant gold production, gold development stage properties, exploration properties and land positions throughout the Americas including Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Canada.

Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Barclays Capital Inc. and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC acted as joint bookrunning managers for the offering. The net proceeds from the offering were used to repay Yamana's $500 million unsecured senior term loan due June 2016, the proceeds of which had been used to partly fund Yamana's joint acquisition of Osisko Mining Corporation.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Adam Givertz and Ted Maynard; tax partner Scott Sontag; and environmental counsel William O'Brien.

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