VANCOUVER, BC, Dec. 21, 2020 /CNW/ - Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd. ("Metalla" or the "Company") (TSXV: MTA) (NYSE American: MTA) is pleased to announce that effective at market close on December 18, 2020, the Company was added to the VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSE: GDXJ)(the "GDXJ").

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"Metalla's inclusion in the GDXJ is a major milestone for the Company, reflecting successful execution of our growth strategy," said Brett Heath, President, and CEO of Metalla Royalty. "Listing on the NYSE American earlier this year, coupled with the increased scale of the Company following a record year of transactions and 18 additional royalties, has significantly increased the Company's liquidity and market visibility. The GDXJ brings additional trading flexibility and exposure to the largest source of capital flows for junior precious metal equities with US$6.3 billion in net assets as we move into this next phase of the bull market."


In addition to its inclusion in the GDXJ, Metalla ‎was also added to the U.S. Global GO GOLD and Precious Metal Miners ETF (NYSE Arca: ‎GOAU) and the ETFMG Prime Junior Silver Miners ETF (NYSE Arca: SILJ). Metalla expects that, over ‎the following year, additional precious metals related exchange traded funds, indexes, and ‎mutual funds will begin to add Metalla which will further increase market visibility and ‎liquidity.‎

2020 RECAP

  • January 8, 2020 – Metalla begins trading on the NYSE American stock exchange

  • February 18, 2020 – Acquisition of royalty on Teck Resources (TSX: TECK) / Newmont (NYSE: NEM) NuevaUnion project

  • April 27, 2020 – Acquisition of Cortez Trend royalties on Barrick Gold (NYSE: GOLD) / Newmont Nevada Gold Mines joint venture operation

  • May 1, 2020 – Files short form base shelf prospectus

  • June 22, 2020 – Acquisition of royalty on Coeur Mining's (NYSE: CDE) operating Wharf mine and secondary offering of common shares of Metalla held by Coeur Mining for a total gross proceeds of US$20.7 million to Coeur Mining

  • July 27, 2020 – Acquisition of royalty on Kirkland Lake Gold's (NYSE: KL) Fosterville mine

  • July 29, 2020 – Amendment to convertible debt facility with Beedie Capital to increase the committed capital into Metalla by C$20 million and convert C$6.0 million of the C$7.0 million initial advance

  • September 16, 2020 – Acquisition of participation royalty on Karora Resources' (TSX: KRR) operating Higginsville Gold Operations

  • October 22, 2020 – Acquisition of royalty on Minera Alamos' (TSXV: MAI) La Fortuna project

  • October 27, 2020 – Announces Sandfire Resources (ASX: SFR) acquired the Endeavor mine where Metalla holds a 100% silver stream

  • November 2, 2020 – Announces Yamana Gold (NYSE: AUY) acquired the Wasamac and Camflo projects where Metalla holds royalties

  • November 4, 2020 – Acquisition of strategic portfolio of royalties in Nevada and Utah

  • December 18, 2020 – Metalla is included in the GDXJ

Please refer to the applicable Metalla news release for further details regarding the events and transactions described above.


Metalla was created to provide shareholders with leveraged precious metal exposure by acquiring royalties and streams. Our goal is to increase share value by accumulating a diversified portfolio of royalties and streams with attractive returns. Our strong foundation of current and future cash-generating asset base, combined with an experienced team, gives Metalla a path to become one of the leading gold and silver royalty companies for the next commodities cycle.

For further information, please visit our website at www.metallaroyalty.com.


(signed) "Brett Heath"

President and CEO

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor it's Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


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SOURCE Metalla Royalty and Streaming Ltd.

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