BRIEF-Yamana announces filing of preliminary prospectus

Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:41pm EDT
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Oct 17 (Reuters) - Yamana Gold Inc

* Yamana announces filing of preliminary prospectus relating to Brio Gold purchase rights and qualification of Brio shares

* Effect of offering will be to spin-off Brio Gold as a standalone public company on closing of offering

* Yamana will maintain exposure to Brio Gold through a retained equity interest following completion of spin-off

* Intends to distribute purchase rights to its as a dividend in-kind Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: