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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Derek Macpherson

Otis Consolidates Ownership of the Oakley Project


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Otis Gold Corp. (TSXV:OOO) announced it has reached an agreement to bring its interest in the Oakley gold project in Idaho to 100%. Otis expects to acquire the remaining 20% stake in the Blue Hill Creek and Matrix Creek properties, which together with the Cold Creek property, comprise the Oakley project. In addition, the agreement entails a reduction of a NSR royalty on Blue Hill Creek and Matrix Creek from 2.5% to 2.0%. The total consideration of the transaction consists of 380k Otis shares, implying a total value of C$112.1k based on Otis’ close price on March 14, 2017 (C$0.295/sh). Blue Hill Creek has a 163k oz Au (11Mt at 0.51 g/t Au) inferred resource that is hosted in a shallow epithermal system which remains open in several directions. Previous drill results have intersected gold mineralization over +100m wide intervals. Limited exploration has taken place on the adjacent Matrix Creek property which hosts a mineralization distinctive from that of Blue Hill Creek. In our view, the consolidation of Oakley, a secondary project, is mildly positive and may help accelerate exploration on this project. At C$37/oz, Otis currently trades at a discount to peers (C$50/oz). We believe the market does not appear to fully account for the potential resource growth at the company’s flagship Kilgore project which is located in Idaho, a stable jurisdiction, and in the vicinity of infrastructure. Coupled with the recent strategic ~C$5.05 million investment by Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd (TSX:AEM, NYSE:AEM), we expect the pending resource update (Q2 2017) and PEA (Q3 2017) for Kilgore to be important catalysts for the company, allowing it to close the valuation gap to peers.



Derek Macpherson | VP Mining Analysis
Sunneva Bernhardsdottir | Associate, Mining Analysis
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