B2Gold Corp. Shares to Commence Trading on the Toronto Stock Exchangeadmin
B2Gold Corp. announce that effective the opening of trading on Thursday, October 23, 2008, the shares of B2Gold will commence trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “BTO”.
The TSX listing will enable B2Gold to achieve a greater exposure among institutional and retail investors and is in line with the Company’s objective of building an intermediate gold company through exploration and strategic acquisition opportunities.
The shares of B2Gold have been listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSX-V”) since December 6, 2007, trading under the symbol “BTO”. Trading of the Company’s shares on the TSX-V ceased as of the close of trading on October 22, 2008 and the shares will be delisted from the TSX-V on October 23, 2008 upon commencement of trading on the TSX.
B2Gold is a Vancouver based mineral exploration and development company which completed a $100 million Initial Public Offering on the TSX Venture Exchange on December 6, 2007. B2Gold was founded by the former management team of Bema Gold Corporation which grew from a junior explorer to an international gold producer that was acquired by Kinross Gold Corporation through a CDN$3.5 billion transaction in February 2007. The Company’s corporate objective is to capitalize on the extensive experience and relationships that its management team has developed in the mining industry over the past 25 years to build an intermediate gold company through exploration and acquisitions. The major shareholders of B2Gold are Management, the Board of Directors, AngloGold Ashanti Limited and Kinross Gold Corporation.