Metallica Resources, New Gold and Peak Gold Announce Signing of Definitive Agreement for
US$1.6 Billion Business Combination
May 12, 2008 – VANCOUVER, BC – Metallica Resources Inc. (“ Metallica Resources ”) (TSX – MR and
AMEX – MRB), New Gold Inc. (“ New Gold ”) (TSX and AMEX – NGD) and Peak Gold Ltd. (“ Peak Gold
”) (TSXV – PIK) are pleased to announce that they have signed a definitive agreement in connection with the
previously announced business combination (the “ Transaction ”).
Each of Metallica Resources, New Gold and Peak Gold have scheduled shareholder meetings to be held on June
17, 2008 at which they will seek their respective shareholder approvals required in connection with the
Transaction. It is anticipated that materials for such meetings will be mailed to shareholders on or about May 26,
2008. The Transaction is expected to close on or about June 30, 2008.
For further information please contact:
Director Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
Metallica Resources Inc.
Direct: +1 (303) 640-3292
Toll-free: +1 (888) 933-0313 x5
Manager of Investor Relations
New Gold Inc.
Direct: +1 (416) 977-1067
Toll-free: +1 (877) 977-1067
Vice President Investor Relations
Peak Gold Ltd.
Direct: +1 (604) 696-3024
Toll-free: +1 (888) 220-2760
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