As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 23, 2021

Registration No. 333-                

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM S-8

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

First Majestic Silver Corp.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

British Columbia   Not Applicable
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

925 West Georgia Street, Suite 1800

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  V6C 3L2
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Amended and Restated Long-Term Incentive Plan

(Full title of the plan)

Puglisi & Associates

850 Library Avenue, Suite 204

Newark, Delaware 19711

(302) 738-6680

(Name, address and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

 

with copies to:

 

Sophie Hsia

General Counsel

First Majestic Silver Corp.

925 West Georgia Street, Suite 1800

Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3L2

Canada

(604) 688-3033

 

Daniel M. Miller

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Suite 1070, 1095 West Pender Street

Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 2M6

Canada

(604) 630-5199

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b- 2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer      Accelerated filer  
Non-accelerated filer      Smaller reporting company  
     Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.  ☐

 

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

 

 

Title of securities
to be registered
 

Amount

to be

registered(1)

 

Proposed

maximum

offering price

per share

 

Proposed

maximum

aggregate

offering price

 

Amount of

registration fee

Common Shares, without par value, to be issued pursuant to Options and Units to be issued under Amended and Restated Long-Term Incentive Plan (2)

  13,320,725   $12.85   $171,171,317    

Common Shares, without par value, to be issued pursuant to Options outstanding under Amended and Restated Long-Term Incentive Plan (3)

  6,454,121   $10.27   $66,283,823    

Common Shares, without par value, to be issued pursuant to Units outstanding under Amended and Restated Long-Term Incentive Plan (2)

  743,691   $12.85   $9,556,430    

Total

  20,518,537       $247,011,570   $26,949

 

 

 

(1)

Consists of Common Shares (without par value) issuable pursuant to exercise of options, or pursuant to units, granted under the Amended and Restated Long-Term Incentive Plan. Also includes such indeterminate number of common shares of the registrant as may be issued to prevent dilution resulting from stock dividends, stock splits or similar transactions in accordance with Rule 416 under the Securities Act of 1933.

(2)

Estimated pursuant to Rule 457(c) and (h) under the Securities Act of 1933 solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee on the basis of the average of the high and low sales price per share of the common shares of First Majestic Silver Corp. on the New York Stock Exchange on July 21, 2021.

(3)

Estimated pursuant to Rule 457(h) under the Securities Act of 1933 solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee on the basis of the weighted average exercise price of the outstanding options, converted from Canadian dollars into United States dollars using the daily rate of exchange reported by the Bank of Canada on July 21, 2021, of Cdn.#1.00 = US$0.7943.

 

 

 


PART I

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS

The document(s) containing the information required by Item 1 of Form S-8 and the statement of availability of registrant information and any other information required by Item 2 of Form S-8 will be sent or given to participants as specified by Rule 428 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. In accordance with Rule 428 and the requirements of Part I of Form S-8, such documents are not being filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or the “Commission”, either as part of this registration statement or as prospectuses or prospectus supplements pursuant to Rule 424 under the Securities Act. First Majestic Silver Corp., or “we”, “our company” or the “Registrant”, will maintain a file of such documents in accordance with the provisions of Rule 428. Upon request, the Registrant will furnish to the Commission or its staff a copy of any or all of the documents included in such file.

PART II

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference.

The following documents filed by the Registrant with the Commission pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), are incorporated into this registration statement by reference:

 

   

The Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 40-F for the year ended December 31, 2020;

 

   

The Registrant’s Current Report on Form 6-K furnished to the Commission on June 1, 2021 that includes a Material Change Report;

 

   

Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 6-K furnished to the Commission on May 6, 2021 that includes quarterly financial information;

 

   

The Registrant’s Current Report on Form 6-K furnished to the Commission on May 3, 2021;

 

   

Exhibit 99.3 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 6-K furnished to the Commission on April 16, 2021;

 

   

Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 6-K furnished to the Commission on February  18, 2021, as amended on March 25, 2021;

 

   

The Registrant’s Current Report on Form 6-K furnished to the Commission on March 25, 2021;

 

   

The description of the Registrant’s common shares contained in its Registration Statement on Form 40-F filed with the Commission on November 23, 2010 under Section  12 of the Exchange Act, as amended on December 8, 2010, and all amendments and reports filed for the purpose of updating such description; and

 

   

All other reports filed by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act since December 31, 2020.

Each document filed by the Registrant with the Commission pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act subsequent to the date of this registration statement and prior to the filing of any post-effective amendment to this registration statement which indicates that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference into this registration statement and to be a part hereof from the date of filing of such documents. In addition, any information circular, unaudited interim consolidated financial statements, management’s discussion and analysis, material change reports (excluding confidential material change reports) or business acquisition reports subsequently filed by the registrant with securities commissions or similar authorities in the relevant provinces and territories of Canada after the date of this registration statement, and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference into this registration statement from the applicable Report on Form 6-K on which such document is furnished to the Commission. In addition, any Form 6-K furnished by the registrant during such period or portions thereof, in each case that are identified in such Form 6-K as being incorporated by reference into this registration statement, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference into and to be part of this registration statement from the date of filing of each such document.


Any statement contained herein, in any amendment hereto or in a document incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this registration statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any subsequently-filed amendment to this registration statement or in any document that also is incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement. Any statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this registration statement

Item 4. Description of Securities.

Not applicable.

Item 5. Interest of Named Experts and Counsel.

Not applicable.

Item 6. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

We are subject to the provisions of Part 5, Division 5 of the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) (the “Act”).

Under Section 160 of the Act, we may, subject to Section 163 of the Act:

 

  (1)

indemnify an individual who:

 

   

is or was a director or officer of our company;

 

   

is or was a director or officer of another corporation (i) at a time when such corporation is or was an affiliate of our company; or (ii) at our request, or

 

   

at our request, is or was, or holds or held a position equivalent to that of, a director or officer of a partnership, trust, joint venture or other unincorporated entity,

and including, subject to certain limited exceptions, the heirs and personal or other legal representatives of that individual (collectively, an “eligible party”), against all eligible penalties to which the eligible party is or may be liable; and

 

  (2)

after final disposition of an eligible proceeding, pay the expenses actually and reasonably incurred by an eligible party in respect of that proceeding, where:

“eligible penalty” means a judgment, penalty or fine awarded or imposed in, or an amount paid in settlement of, and eligible proceeding.

“eligible proceeding” means a proceeding in which an eligible party or any of the heirs and personal or other legal representatives of the eligible party, by reason of the eligible party being or having been a director or officer of, or holding or having held a position equivalent to that of a director or officer of, our company or an associated corporation (a) is or may be joined as a party, or (b) is or may be liable for or in respect of a judgment, penalty or fine in, or expenses related to, the proceeding.

“proceeding” includes any legal proceeding or investigative action, whether current, threatened , pending or completed.

Under Section 161 of the Act, and subject to Section 163 of the Act, we must, after the final disposition of an eligible proceeding, pay the expenses actually and reasonably incurred by an eligible party in respect of that proceeding if the eligible party (a) has not been reimbursed for those expenses, and (b) is wholly successful, on the merits or otherwise, in the outcome of the proceeding or is substantially successful on the merits in the outcome of the proceeding.


Under Section 162 of the Act, and subject to Section 163 of the Act, we may pay, as they are incurred in advance of the final disposition of an eligible proceeding, the expenses actually and reasonably incurred by an eligible party in respect of the proceeding, provided that we must not make such payments unless we first receive from the eligible party a written undertaking that, if it is ultimately determined that the payment of expenses is prohibited under Section 163 of the Act, the eligible party will repay the amounts advanced.

Under Section 163 of the Act, we must not indemnify an eligible party against eligible penalties to which the eligible party is or may be liable or pay the expenses of an eligible party in respect of that proceeding under Sections 160, 161 or 162 of the Act, as the case may be, if any of the following circumstances apply:

• if the indemnity or payment is made under an earlier agreement to indemnify or pay expenses and, at the time that the agreement to indemnify or pay expenses was made, we were prohibited from giving the indemnity or paying the expenses by our memorandum or articles;

• if the indemnity or payment is made otherwise than under an earlier agreement to indemnify or pay expenses and, at the time that the indemnity or payment is made, we are prohibited from giving the indemnity or paying the expenses by our memorandum or articles;

• if, in relation to the subject matter of the eligible proceeding, the eligible party did not act honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of our company or the associated corporation, as the case may be; or

• in the case of an eligible proceeding other than a civil proceeding, if the eligible party did not have reasonable grounds for believing that the eligible party’s conduct in respect of which the proceeding was brought was lawful.

If an eligible proceeding is brought against an eligible party by or on behalf of our company or by or on behalf of an associated corporation, we must not either indemnify the eligible party against eligible penalties to which the eligible party is or may be liable, or pay the expenses of the eligible party under Sections 160, 161 or 162 of the Act, as the case may be, in respect of the proceeding.

Under Section 164 of the Act, and despite any other provision of Part 5, Division 5 of the Act and whether or not payment of expenses or indemnification has been sought, authorized or declined under Part 5, Division 5 of the Act, on application of our company or an eligible party, the Supreme Court of British Columbia may do one or more of the following:

• order us to indemnify an eligible party against any liability incurred by the eligible party in respect of an eligible proceeding;

• order us to pay some or all of the expenses incurred by an eligible party in respect of an eligible proceeding;

• order the enforcement of, or payment under, an agreement of indemnification entered into by us;

• order us to pay some or all of the expenses actually and reasonably incurred by any person in obtaining an order under Section 164 of the Act; or

• make any other order the court considers appropriate.

Section 165 of the Act provides that we may purchase and maintain insurance for the benefit of an eligible party or the heirs and personal or other legal representatives of the eligible party against any liability that may be incurred by reason of the eligible party being or having been a director or officer of, or holding or having held a position equivalent to that of a director or officer of, our company or an associated corporation.

Under our articles, and subject to the Act, we must indemnify a director, former director or alternate director and his or her heirs and legal personal representatives against all eligible penalties to which such person is or may be liable, and we must, after the final disposition of an eligible proceeding, pay the expenses actually and reasonably incurred by such person in respect of that proceeding. Each eligible party is deemed to have contracted with our company on the terms of the indemnity contained in our articles.


Under our articles, and subject to the Act, we may agree to indemnify and may indemnify any person (including an eligible party). We have entered into indemnity agreements with certain of our directors and officers.

Pursuant to our articles, the failure of an eligible party to comply with the Act or our articles does not, of itself, invalidate any indemnity to which he or she is entitled under our articles.

Under our articles, we may purchase and maintain insurance for the benefit of an eligible person (or his or her heirs or legal personal representatives) against any liability incurred by him or her as a director, officer or person who holds or held such equivalent position.

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, may be permitted to directors, officers or persons controlling our company pursuant to the foregoing provisions, we have been informed that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Act and is therefore unenforceable.

Item 7. Exemption from Registration Claimed.

Not applicable.

Item 8. Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
No.

  

Description

4.1    Certificate of Continuation and Certificate of Change of Name.
4.2    Notice of Articles and Articles filed under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia).
4.3    Amended and Restated Long-Term Incentive Plan
5.1    Opinion of Bennett Jones LLP
23.1    Consent of Deloitte LLP
23.2    Consent of Ernst & Young LLP
23.3    Consent of Persio P. Rosario, P.Eng.
23.4    Consent of Brian Boutilier, P.Eng.
23.5    Consent of David Rowe, CPG
23.6    Consent of Joaquin Merino, P.Geo.
23.7    Consent of Maria E. Vazquez, P.Geo.
23.8    Consent of Ramon Mendoza Reyes, P. Eng.
23.9    Consent of Phillip J. Spurgeon, P.Geo.
23.10    Consent of Ryan Rodney, CPG
23.11    Consent of Gordon L. Fellows, P.E.
23.12    Consent of Chelsea Hamilton, P.Eng.
23.13    Consent of Andrew P. Hampton, P.Eng.
23.14    Consent of Jeremy Scott Collyard, MMSA
23.15    Consent of Gregory K. Kulla, P.Geo.
24.1    Powers of Attorney (included on the signature pages to this registration statement).


Item 9. Undertakings.

(a) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:

(1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:

(i) to include any prospectus required by section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;

(ii) to reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of a prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement;

(iii) to include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;

provided, however, that the undertakings set forth in paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) of this section do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement.

(2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

(b) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

(c) Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, First Majestic Silver Corp. certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on July 23, 2021.

 

FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP.
By:  

/s/ Keith Neumeyer

  Name: Keith Neumeyer
  Title: President & Chief Executive Officer

POWERS OF ATTORNEY

Each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints Keith Neumeyer and Raymond Polman, and each of them, either of whom may act without the joinder of the other, as his true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him and in his name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any or all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this Registration Statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents or their substitute or substitutes may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities indicated and on July 23, 2021:

 

Signature

  

Title

/s/ Keith Neumeyer

Keith Neumeyer

   President & Chief Executive Officer and Director (Principal Executive Officer)

/s/ Raymond Polman

Raymond Polman

   Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)

/s/ Douglas Penrose

Douglas Penrose

   Director (Chairman of the Board of Directors)

/s/ Ana Lopez

Ana Lopez

   Director

/s/ Marjorie Co

Marjorie Co

   Director

/s/ Thomas Fudge

Thomas Fudge

   Director

/s/ Jean des Rivieres

Jean des Rivieres

   Director

/s/ Colette Rustad

Colette Rustad

   Director


AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 6(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned has signed this Registration Statement, solely in its capacity as the duly authorized representative of First Majestic Silver Corp. in the United States, on July 23, 2021.

 

PUGLISI & ASSOCIATES
By:  

/s/ Donald J. Puglisi

  Name: Donald J. Puglisi
  Title: Managing Director
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