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Selected McCarthy Tétrault 2007 Mining Engagements

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May 7, 2008


Set out below is a list of selected mining financings and M&A transactions announced or completed and certain other mandates on which we acted during 2007.

Financings
Alturas Minerals Corp. Private placement of units comprising common shares and warrants
American Creek Resources Ltd. Non-brokered private placement of units comprising common shares and warrants
American Creek Resources Ltd. Non-brokered private placement of common shares and units comprising flow-through shares, common shares and warrants
American Creek Resources Ltd. Non-brokered private placement of flow-through shares and units comprising common shares and warrants
Avalon Ventures Ltd. Private placement of flow-through shares and units comprising common shares and warrants
Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation Private placement of flow-through shares
Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation Bought deal private placement of common shares and flow-through shares
Caledon Resources Plc Private placement of unsecured convertible notes and admission to AIM
Chaarat Gold Holdings Ltd. Private placement of common shares and admission to AIM
Committee Bay Resources Ltd. Bought deal private placement of flow-through shares and units comprising common shares and warrants
Eastern Platinum Ltd. Public offering of common shares
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. Corporate debt financing secured as tradeable securities
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. Project financing for the Kolwezi tailings project in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Grizzly Diamonds Ltd. Private placement of flow-through and non-flow-through units comprising shares and warrants
IAMGOLD Corporation Credit facility to finance the development of new mines in French Guyana and Africa
Lero Gold Corp. Private placement to, and joint venture option arrangements with, Gold Fields Limited for the Taldybulak gold project in Kyrgyzstan
NovaGold Resources Inc. Cross-border public offering of common shares
Nuinsco Resources Limited Bought deal private placement of flow-through shares
Oriel Resources Plc Private placement of ordinary shares
Rio Tinto Plc Provision of convertible credit facility to Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. to finance the development of the Oyu Tolgoi copper/gold project in Mongolia
Sabina Silver Corporation Bought deal private placement of units comprising common shares and warrants
Shear Minerals Ltd. Private placement of flow-through shares
Shear Minerals Ltd. Private placement of flow-through shares and units comprising common shares and warra
Sherritt International Corporation Project financing for the Ambatovy nickel project in Madagascar
Stornoway Diamonds Corporation Bought deal public offering of flow-through shares and units comprising common shares and warrants
Taseko Mines Limited Bought deal public offering of common shares
Ur-Energy Inc. Bought deal public offering of common shares
U.S. Silver Corporation Bought deal private placement of units comprising common shares and warrants
Victory Nickel Inc. Bought deal private placement of flow-through shares
Zazu Metals Corporation Private placement of special warrants (exercisable for common shares)
Zazu Metals Corporation Initial public offering of units comprising common shares and warrants
Mergers And Acquisitions
Aluminum Corporation of China Ltd. (Chinalco) Take-over bid for Peru Copper Inc. for $750 million
American Creek Resources Ltd. Purchase of optional interest in the Treaty Creek project for shares and $5,000,000 in expenditure commitments
American Creek Resources Ltd. Purchase of 100% interest in the Slippery Creek property for $230,000 in cash and shares
Anglo American plc Acquisition of 50% of the Pebble Project Partnership in Alaska with Northern Dynasty Minerals Limited for commitments to make a staged cash investment of up to US$1.5 billion
Anglo American plc Acquisition of 100% of the Minas Rio iron ore assets in Brazil for US$5.5 billion through the acquisition of a company spun out by MMX S.A.
Anooraq Resources Ltd. Acquisition of majority ownership of the Lebowa Platinum Mine and the Ga Phasha, Boikgantsho and Kwanda PGM exploration projects in South Africa from Anglo Platinum Limited for $500 million, together with related equity and debt financings
CDC Group Plc Partial sale of its interest in Platmin Limited for $134 million
Central African Mining & Exploration Company Plc (CAMEC) Take-over bid for Katanga Mining Limited for $1.8 billion
Crew Gold Corporation Purchase of 17.5% minority interest in Nalunaq Gold Mine A/S from Nunaminerals A/S for $4.7 million
Gold Fields Limited Sale of Venezuelan gold mining assets to Rusoro Mining Ltd. for US$532 million
Gold Fields Limited Sale of 60% interest in the Essakane gold project to Orezone Resources Inc. for $200 million
Greenwich Global Capital Inc. Amalgamation with Stans Energy Corp.
LionOre International Mining Ltd. Take-over bid by Xstrata Plc and acquisition by MMC Norilsk Nickel for $6.8 billion
Mantle Resources Inc. Take-over bid for Ecstall Mining Corporation for $30 million
Njahili Resources Plc Reverse takeover of Sirius Exploration Plc and admission to AIM of new entity
Rio Tinto Plc Purchase of 100% of common shares of Alcan Inc. for approximately $38 billion in cash
Shear Minerals Ltd. Purchase of interest in the Churchill diamond project for $4 million
Xstrata Copper Limited Sale of seven Mexican nickel properties for shares and royalty and off-take rights
Other Mandates
Anglo American Exploration (Canada) Ltd. Project to adopt standard documentation in all jurisdictions related to procurement and marketing of the company’s technical products
Shear Minerals Ltd. Joint venture agreements in respect of the company’s Afridi Lake property
Teck Cominco Limited Ongoing strategic and project-specific advice on Canadian Aboriginal-related matters
Ur-Energy Inc. Ongoing strategic advice regarding permitting issues and Aboriginal groups associated with the Screech Lake uranium exploration project

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