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Autoblog – Stung by Asian dominance, Germany pours cash into EV battery ventures.

Reporting by Michael Nienaber; additional reporting by Edward Taylor, Ilona Wissenbach, Ludwig Burger and Andrea Shalal.

BERLIN — Germany has earmarked 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) to support a consortium looking to produce electric car battery cells and plans to fund a research facility to develop next-generation solid-state batteries, three sources told Reuters.

The measures, expected to be announced next week, are designed to reduce the dependence of German carmakers on Asian electric vehicle (EV) battery suppliers and protect German jobs at risk from the shift away from combustion engines.

Berlin’s push to shape industrial policy marks a break with its generally “hands off” approach to business decisions and is part of European efforts to forge battery alliances to counter the dominance of Chinese, Japanese and Korean firms.

Ensuring local companies are involved throughout the electric vehicle supply chain is particularly important for Germany as it has become so economically dependent on the success of its car industry.

But Germany’s car battery push could be too late. Asian market leaders are ramping up output and some experts say there’s a risk of a glut that could hinder the establishment of large-scale battery cell production by European newcomers.

For Chancellor Angela Merkel’s fractious ruling coalition, the plan is also a way to show voters ahead of three elections next year in eastern Germany that it can get its act together to help Europe’s largest economy thrive in the electric car era.

“We have a concentration of risk in the automobile sector. The industry is too dependent on the combustion engine,” Deputy Economy Minister Christian Hirte told Reuters. “The government therefore wants to help the sector in its efforts to diversify.”

Hirte said Berlin was in talks with several companies and other governments in Europe to support a battery cell factory.

“There are possibilities for example in the Lausitz region, maybe in cooperation with Poland,” said Hirte, who is the government’s coordinator for Eastern German affairs and for small- and medium-sized enterprises policy.

“One thing is clear: you cannot ignore east Germany if you are planning such mega projects. There is a lot of space and the acceptance among the population is great.”

Companies involved in talks with Economy Minister Peter Altmaier about building a factory include German battery maker VARTA Microbattery, chemical giant BASF and Ford’s German subsidiary Ford-Werke GmbH, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

A spokeswoman for BASF said it would attend a meeting with Altmaier next week. Varta and Ford declined to comment.

Varta specializes in batteries for hearing aids and large storage systems for solar energy. It said last month it was studying the production of large lithium batteries and was in intensive discussions with relevant market actors.

TOO LATE?

Volkswagen’s supervisory board is due to discuss its electric car and battery cell strategy at a meeting on Nov. 16. The German carmaker has said in the past that it was studying battery cell production at its plant in Salzgitter.

A source told Reuters on Thursday that the board would discuss a far-reaching alliance with South Korean battery cell maker SK Innovation.

Some analysts say Europe is already too far behind in the race with Asian firms, at least with the current technology.

Boston Consulting Group (BCG), for example, has estimated global battery cell production capacity will exceed demand by about 40 percent in 2021, exerting massive pressure on prices and making it hard for new entrants to make money.

South Korea’s LG Chem is already supplying some German carmakers with EV batteries made in Poland while Samsung SDI Co and SK Innovation are planning factories in Hungary.

The announcement by the world’s biggest EV battery maker — China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) — that it would build its first European plant in eastern Germany and has struck a deal with German carmaker BMW has been welcomed by the government.

But Merkel told business leaders it was “extremely important” Germany also develops its own battery cell capacity to secure the country’s role in the car industry.

For years, German car bosses have been reluctant to push ahead with electric cars, instead focusing on diesel engines. But they now face a challenge to make combustion engines comply with tougher emissions rules introduced following the emissions cheating scandal that engulfed Volkswagen.

Despite BCG’s predictions of a glut, analysts at consultants McKinsey & Company and Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute say there will be room for European newcomers as demand is likely to outstrip supply when automakers ramp up EV production.

German carmakers have warned, however, that jobs could disappear — because it takes less time to build electric cars and as positions shift overseas to foreign battery makers.

Germany’s VDA auto industry association has said a ban on combustion engine-powered vehicles in 2030 would threaten 436,000 jobs at car companies and their suppliers.

“Battery cells are a key technology and an important part of the value chain. That’s why we want to locate this in Germany,” Hirte said.

EUROPEAN ALLIANCE

Recognizing the importance of a homegrown battery industry for jobs and profits, the European Commission launched its own European Battery Alliance (EBA) in 2017 but Sweden’s Northvolt is seen as the only serious contender to emerge so far.

As part of Berlin’s push, Economy Minister Altmaier is talking to German and European companies as well as neighboring countries to try to join forces. He is coordinating his efforts with Brussels to resolve any state aid and antitrust issues.

“In a few years, Europe will have a competitive battery cell sector that can survive without state aid,” Altmaier said in September after meeting the E.U.’s Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic, who has been the driving force behind the EBA.

Altmaier is expected to announce more details of his battery cells plan during a two-day conference in Berlin starting on Nov. 12 that will be attended by Sefcovic.

The billion euros earmarked for a German battery cells consortium would help establish a first factory, probably in western Germany, two sources familiar with the plans said.

Berlin is also willing to support a second plant, possibly in the Lausitz region near the German-Polish border where two of the regional elections in 2019 will take place, they said.

An Economy Ministry spokeswoman said Altmaier was in talks with all relevant parties and no decisions had been made.

In addition, the government wants to spend up to 500 million euros to co-finance a research factory to help put German companies ahead of the curve when solid-state batteries are ready for the mass market, another source told Reuters.

Lithium-ion batteries are likely to be overtaken in a matter of years by solid-state technology that is expected to produce cheaper batteries with higher energy density.

The location of the research factory has not been decided and the government is about to start a tender process in which authorities and firms can pitch for the site, the source said.

A Science Ministry spokesman said the government was supporting efforts to develop solid state batteries by bringing together leading research institutes with the private sector.

Companies involved in the network, known as FestBatt, include Varta, BASF, Volkswagen, BMW, car parts maker Continental, conglomerate Thyssenkrupp, carbon fiber specialist SGL Carbon, Belgian materials firm Umicore, Coperion and Heraeus, the spokesman said.

For now, German carmakers are sourcing battery cells predominantly from Asian suppliers such as CATL, LG Chem and Samsung SDI although BMW has struck a partnership with Northvolt.

Underlining the uphill battle German firms face, one of the world’s biggest automotive suppliers, Bosch, has opted out of making lithium-ion cells, saying it would be too costly.

Hans-Martin Henning, an electric mobility researcher at Fraunhofer, is less pessimistic.

“If automakers boost their electric car production to 10 to 20 percent of total sales in coming years, Europe will need battery cell factories with more than 100 gigawatt hours,” he said, well above the capacity planned by Asian producers so far.

“We’ll need far more battery cells in Europe — and this must happen pretty fast indeed,” Henning said.
The expected shift to solid-state batteries could also make European suppliers less dependent on the rare earth resources largely controlled by China that are used in lithium-ion cells.

“The landscape will change dramatically in coming years,” Porsche CEO Oliver Blume told Reuters. “Europe absolutely has a chance.”

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Buy Griffin Mining #GFM says VectorVest. Recent price action, technical picture and fundamental outlook point to attractive upside opportunity.

Griffin Mining Limited (GFM.L) is a mining and investment company, incorporated in Bermuda and listed on the London AIM market. The major asset of the Company is an 88.8% interest in Hebei Hua Ao Mining Industry Company Limited, the holder of 6.0 square kilometres of mining and exploration licences and the mine and processing facilities at Caijiaying in the People’s Republic of China. The Company also holds 90% of Hebei Sino Anglo Mining Industry Company Limited, which controls 15.7 square kilometres of exploration licences immediately surrounding the Caijiaying Mine. The Company continues to aggressively explore, expand and develop the Caijiaying mine, whilst also investigating further potential acquisitions of mining projects that are capable of being brought into production and to meet historically preset, economic returns to shareholders.

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On August 7th 2018, GFM published half-year results for the period to June 30th 2018. The Company reported PBT of $21.3m on revenues of $54.1m and basic EPS of 8.95 cents (2017: 8.85 cents). The period in question saw a 21% fall in the zinc price, although this only marginally impacted profitability, while higher grade gold areas resulted in record gold in concentrate production. Operations at Caijiaying were maintained with minimal disruption throughout the first half of 2018. During the period, 448,530 tonnes of ore were processed to produce 16,873 tonnes of zinc, 459 tonnes of lead, 132,689 ounces of silver and 9,492 ounces of gold. Cost of sales of $23,336,000 in the first six months of 2018 was up on that incurred in 2017 of $20,820,000. This in the main reflects additional costs incurred extracting ore from greater depth and backfilling waste material and tailings to minimise surface storage of tailings. With cash flows from operations now directed towards the development of the Zone II area at Caijiaying and in line with previous years’ practice of determining annual dividends at the time of the Company’s full year results, no interim dividend has been declared by the Board of Griffin. Chairman Mladen Ninkov said it was a“wonderful result in light of the 21% fall in the zinc price since the beginning of the year.”He added that H2 “will remain challenging if commodity prices remain subdued.  However, the recent signing of the Contract of Transfer and the progress towards the issue of the new Mining Licence over Zone II, sets the stage for an exciting 2019.”

On numerous occasions in the past, VectorVest has flagged up the GFM investment opportunity to members. A strong run earlier in the year despite the weak zinc price was followed by a retracement in the stock through the summer months, followed by the beginnings of a recovery in September. Now trading at 111p, the stock logs an excellent RV (Relative Value) rating of 1.44 (scale of 0.00-2.00), but uncertainties over China and the trading environment weighs across the RS (Relative Safety) metric, where GFM scores a fair rating of 0.92 (scale of 0.00 to 2.00). Despite this, GFM logs a very good Relative Timing (RT) (stock price trend) rating of 1.30, (again on a scale of 0.00 to 2.00) and an excellent forecasted GRT (Earnings Growth Rate) of 29.00%. VectorVest believes the stock is well worth considering at current levels against a current valuation of 159p per share.

A weekly chart of GFM.L is shown above over a period of 3 years. After an outstanding run from around 60p to 160p (which most VectorVest subscribers banked) the share has pulled back to the long-term support as defined by the inclined simple trend line of the chart. The pullback occurred in a three-wave pattern which technical analysts consider to be a correction rather than a change in the longer-term trend. From the low on 24thSeptember at support the share has been strongly accumulated and is now on a BUY recommendation on VectorVest. A break and close above 118p would confirm a rising bottom which is a very positive sign.

Summary: A long standing favourite of VectorVest (and myself), GFM provides a reasonably predictable platform, which, if the timing is correct can yield decent returns. We believe such an opportunity exists now given the recent price action, technical picture and fundamental outlook as stated by the Chairman. Investors uncomfortable with mining operations in China may want to look elsewhere, but our view remains that the stock currently offers an attractive amount of upside even with softer commodity prices and a strong US$.

Dr David Paul

November 14th 2018

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Brand CEO Alan Green talks Europa Metals #EUZ, Andalas Energy & Power #ADL, Concurrent Technologies #CNC and Harley Davidson ($HOG) on Vox Markets podcast

https://audioboom.com/posts/7083852-emmerson-eml-and-alan-green-on-euz-adl-cnc-hog

 

Brand Communications CEO Alan Green talks about: Europa Metals #EUZ, Andalas Energy & Power #ADL, Concurrent Technologies #CNC and Harley Davidson ($HOG) with Justin Waite on the Vox Markets podcast. Interview is 7 minutes 18 seconds in.

ECR Minerals #ECR – New ECR Corporate and SLM presentations

ECR Minerals plc (LON:ECR), the precious metals exploration and development company, is pleased to provide a communications update for shareholders.

ECR has published a new corporate presentation on its website, which may be viewed at the following link:

https://www.ecrminerals.com/investors-media/presentations/download-file?path=ECRMinerals-Corporate-Presentation-Nov-2018.pdf

In addition, reflecting interest in the Sierra de las Minas gold project in La Rioja, Argentina, ECR has prepared a project specific presentation in both English and Chinese and this may be viewed on the Company’s website at the following link:

https://www.ecrminerals.com/investors-media/presentations/download-file?path=SLM%2Bgold%2Bproject%2B%2Bpresentation%252811%2B12%2529.pdf

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

ECR Minerals plc Tel: +44 (0)20 7929 1010
David Tang, Non-Executive Chairman
Craig Brown, Director & CEO
Email:info@ecrminerals.com
Website: www.ecrminerals.com
WH Ireland Ltd Tel: +44 (0)161 832 2174
Nominated Adviser
Katy Mitchell/James Sinclair-Ford
SI Capital Ltd Tel: +44 (0)1483 413500
Broker
Nick Emerson

ABOUT ECR MINERALS PLC

ECR is a mineral exploration and development company. ECR’s wholly owned Australian subsidiary Mercator Gold Australia has 100% ownership of the Avoca, Bailieston, Creswick, Moormbool and Timor gold exploration licences in central Victoria, Australia.

ECR has earned a 25% interest in the Danglay epithermal gold project, an advanced exploration project located in a prolific gold and copper mining district in the north of the Philippines. An NI43-101 technical report was completed in respect of the Danglay project in December 2015 and is available for download from ECR’s website.

ECR’s wholly owned Argentine subsidiary Ochre Mining has 100% ownership of the SLM gold project in La Rioja, Argentina. Exploration at SLM has focused on identifying small tonnage mesothermal gold deposits which may be suitable for relatively near-term production.

Andalas Energy & Power #ADL – Update on Colter well programme

Andalas Energy and Power PLC, is pleased to report that Corallian Energy Limited (“Corallian”), the Exploration Operator for Licence P1918, has informed the joint venture partners that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning (OPRED) has advised the Oil and Gas Authority of its in principle agreement to the issue of the relevant consent for the Colter well, in which Andalas has an 8% interest.

There are several regulatory approvals and notifications still required before the consenting process is completed for the work programme.  When all the necessary approvals have been obtained, Corallian expects to commence a two-well work programme, with the drilling of the Wick well (in which Andalas does not have an interest) expected to commence during December 2018.  Following completion of the Wick well, the rig will be mobilised from the Moray Firth to the English Channel to drill the Colter well.

No further announcements are expected from Corallian until all the approvals are in place and the drilling programme has commenced.

Simon Gorringe, CEO of Andalas Energy and Power PLC said “We are pleased with the continued progress of the operator towards the commencement of the proposed well, which follows today’s announcement and the recent announcement of the contracting of the Ensco-72 rig to execute the Wick and Colter drilling programme.

“The drilling of the Colter well will expose Andalas shareholders to an exciting period of drilling activity, whilst we continue to work with our partners to complete the acquisition of Bunga Mas and to provide updates on the Badger licence.  I look forward to keeping the market informed as we continue to progress our portfolio.”

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 (‘MAR).  Upon the publication of this announcement via a Regulatory Information Service (‘RIS’), this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

For further information, please contact:

Simon Gorringe Andalas Energy and Power Plc Tel: +62 21 2965 5800
Roland Cornish/ James Biddle Beaumont Cornish Limited
(Nominated Adviser)
Tel: +44 20 7628 3396
Colin Rowbury Novum Securities Limited
(Joint Broker)
Tel: +44 207 399 9427
Christian Dennis Optiva Securities Limited
(Joint Broker)
Tel: +44 20 3411 1881
Stefania Barbaglio Cassiopeia Services Limited
(Public Relations)
Stefania@cassiopeia-ltd.com

Catenae Innovation Plc #CTEA – Update on Miton Group Plc shareholding

Catenae (AIM: CTEA), the AIM-quoted provider of digital media and technology, announces that further to the Holding(s) in Company announcement published on 8 November 2018 it has received a notification from Miton UK Microcap Trust PLC detailing their holding as part of the 300,000,000 ordinary shares held by Miton Group PLC.  Details of which are set out below:-

Holder Number of ordinary shares
Miton UK Microcap Trust plc on behalf of BNY (OCS) Nominees Limited. 247,759,587 (9.61%)
MI Select Managers UK Equity Fund 52,240,413 (2.02%)
Total 300,000,000

The Company’s AIM Rule 26 website will shortly be updated to reflect the above information.

For further information:

Catenae Innovation Plc
Tony Sanders
Tel: 020 7929 7826
Cairn Financial Advisers LLP, Nominated Adviser
Liam Murray / Jo Turner
Tel: 020 7213 0880
Alexander David Securities Limited, Broker
David Scott / James Dewhurst
Tel: 020 7448 9820

Salt Lake Potash #SO4 announces a A$13.0m Placement to Institutional & Sophisticated Investors to Fund Project Development

Salt Lake Potash Limited (the Company or Salt Lake) is pleased to announce that it has received strong commitments from both existing and new institutional and sophisticated investors in Australia and overseas to subscribe for 31.0 million new ordinary shares of the Company (Ordinary Shares), to raise gross proceeds of $13,000,000 (Placement). There was very strong demand for the Placement, an endorsement of the recent appointment of Tony Swiericzuk as CEO and also of the Company’s world class Sulphate of Potash project.

Proceeds from the Placement will be used to fund construction of the Williamson Ponds and dewatering of the Williamson Pit, as well as ongoing development of on-lake infrastructure, exploration and feasibility studies, and general working capital.

The cornerstone investor for the Placement is a significant international investment fund. Directors and senior management intend to subscribe for a total of 2.4 million shares in the Placement, including 952,381 shares by the CEO, Mr Tony Swiericzuk, and 750,000 shares by the Company’s Chairman, Mr Ian Middlemas, which will be issued subject to shareholder approval.

Commenting on the Placement, SO4’s CEO, Tony Swiericzuk, said: “We are very pleased to have received such strong support from new and existing shareholders to fund the construction of the initial on-lake infrastructure at Lake Way. These activities are on the critical path to enabling SO4 to become the first Australian commercial producer of SOP in a global sector with outstanding potential. This strong support from investors endorses our view that the Goldfields Salt Lakes Project has enormous potential for value creation and we now look forward to rapidly delivering on this potential for all shareholders and stakeholders.”

Argonaut Securities Pty Limited and Canaccord Genuity (Australia) Limited acted as Joint Lead Manager to the Placement.

The issue price of A$0.42 represents a 13.4% discount to the last closing price of $0.485 on ASX.

The Placement will be completed in two tranches as follows:

(a)      29,250,000 shares will be issued on 16 November 2018 under Listing Rule 7.1 (11,745,041 shares) and Listing Rule 7.1A (17,504,959 shares).  Following the issue of these shares the Company will have 7,612,398 remaining issue capacity under Listing Rule 7.1 and no remaining issue capacity under Listing Rule 7.1A.

(b)      1,702,381 shares intended to be subscribed for by Directors will be issued on or about Thursday 20 December 2018 subject to shareholder approval. A notice of general meeting will be sent to shareholders shortly.

Related Party transaction

The proposed participation in the Placement by Tony Swiericzuk, and Ian Middlemas constitutes a related party transaction under Rule 13 of the AIM Rules for Companies. The independent directors, having consulted the Company’s nominated adviser, Grant Thornton UK LLP, consider that the terms of the transaction are fair and reasonable insofar as the Company’s shareholders are concerned.

Settlement and dealings

Application will be made to the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange (“AIM”) for 29,250,000 Ordinary Shares, pursuant to the Placement, which rank pari passu with the Company’s existing issued Ordinary Shares, to be admitted to trading. Dealings on AIM are expected to commence at 8:00am on or around 16 November 2018 (“Admission”).

Total Voting Rights

For the purposes of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules (“DTRs”), following Admission, Salt Lake will have 204,299,596 Ordinary Shares in issue with voting rights attached. Salt Lake holds no shares in treasury. This figure of 204,299,596 may be used by shareholders in the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in the Company, under the ASX Listing Rules or the DTRs.

Information required under ASX Listing Rule 3.10.5A:

(a)      Dilution to existing shareholders as a result of the issue under Listing Rule 7.1A is 9.1%, dilution to existing shareholders as a result of the issue under Listing Rule 7.1 is 6.3% and the total dilution to existing shareholders is 14.3%. Details regarding the participation of existing and new shareholders is not able to be determined yet and will be provided at completion;

(b)      The Company will issue 17,504,959 shares under Listing Rule 7.1A because the Placement was considered to be a more efficient mechanism for raising funds. The Placement did not expose the Company to additional costs, a protracted process and market volatility that may have been experienced with a pro-rata issue or other type of issue in which existing ordinary shareholders would have been eligible to participate;

(c)      No underwriting arrangements are in place for the Placement under rule 7.1A; and

(d)      A fee of up to 6% may be paid to the Brokers/Advisors in connection with the Placement under rule 7.1A.

The voluntary halt of trading of the Company’s shares on ASX was lifted prior to the opening of trade on 9 November 2018, following an announcement to the market regarding the above. 

For further information please visit www.saltlakepotash.com.au or contact:

Tony Swiericzuk/Clint McGhie

Salt Lake Potash Limited

Tel: +61 8 9322 6322

Jo Battershill

Salt Lake Potash Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7478 3900

Colin Aaronson/Richard Tonthat/Ben Roberts

Grant Thornton UK LLP (Nominated Adviser)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7383 5100

Derrick Lee/Beth McKiernan

Cenkos Securities plc (Joint Broker)

Tel: +44 (0) 131 220 6939

Jerry Keen/Toby Gibbs

 

Shore Capital (Joint broker)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7468 7967

 

Forward Looking Statements

This announcement may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on Salt Lake Potash Limited’s expectations and beliefs concerning future events. Forward looking statements are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside the control of Salt Lake Potash Limited, which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. Salt Lake Potash Limited makes no undertaking to subsequently update or revise the forward-looking statements made in this announcement, to reflect the circumstances or events after the date of that announcement. 

The information contained within this announcement is deemed to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014. Upon the publication of this announcement, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

Catenae Innovation #CTEA – Miton Group now hold 11.63% of the company share capital

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and to the FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible)i
1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attachedii: CATENAE INNOVATION PLC
1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer  (please mark with an “X” if appropriate)
Non-UK issuer
2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an “X”)
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights
An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights X
Other (please specify)iii:
3. Details of person subject to the notification obligationiv
Name MITON GROUP PLC
City and country of registered office (if applicable) LONDON, ENGLAND
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)v
Name
City and country of registered office (if applicable)
5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedvi: 07/11/2018
6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY): 07/11/2018
7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation
% of voting rights attached to shares (total of 8. A) % of voting rights through financial instruments
(total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)
Total of both in % (8.A + 8.B) Total number of voting rights of issuervii
Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached 11.63 % 11.63 % 2,578,601,652
Position of previous notification (if
applicable)
N/A N/A
8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedviii
A: Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type of
shares

ISIN code (if possible)
Number of voting rightsix % of voting rights
Direct
(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)
Indirect
(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)
Direct
(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)
Indirect
(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)
GB0033127910 300,000,000 11.63 %
SUBTOTAL 8. A 300,000,000 11.63 %
B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))
Type of financial instrument Expiration
date
x
Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi
Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is 
exercised/converted.
% of voting rights
SUBTOTAL 8. B 1
B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))
Type of financial instrument Expiration
date
x
Exercise/
Conversion Period 
xi
Physical or cash 
settlementxii
Number of voting rights % of voting rights
  SUBTOTAL 8.B.2
9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please mark the
applicable box with an “X”)
Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuerxiii
Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entityxiv (please add additional rows as necessary)
X
Namexv % of voting rights if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold % of voting rights through financial instruments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold
MITON UK MICROCAP TRUST PLC 9.61 % 11.63 %
MI SELECT MANAGERS UK EQUITY FUND 2.02 % 11.63 %
 
10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:
Name of the proxy holder
The number and % of voting rights held
The date until which the voting rights will be held
11. Additional informationxvi
COMPLIANCE ANALYST

GEORGINA THOMAS

0203 714 1478

Place of completion LONDON, ENGLAND
Date of completion 07/11/2018

Predator Oil & Gas #PRD CEO Paul Griffiths interviewed by Zak Mir

Predator Oil & Gas #PRD CEO Paul Griffiths discusses the company’s projects in Trinidad and Ireland with Zak Mir on Core Finance TV.

Catenae Innovation #CTEA – Director Guy Meyer shareholding now 3.7%

Catenae Innovation Plc: Holding(s) in Company

TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and to the FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible)i
1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attachedii: CATENAE INNOVATION PLC
1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer  (please mark with an “X” if appropriate)
Non-UK issuer
2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an “X”)
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights X
An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights
Other (please specify)iii:
3. Details of person subject to the notification obligationiv
Name EDWARD GUY MEYER
City and country of registered office (if applicable) LONDON, ENGLAND
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)v
Name
City and country of registered office (if applicable)
5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedvi: 07/11/2018
6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY): 07/11/2018
7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation
% of voting rights attached to shares (total of 8. A) % of voting rights through financial instruments
(total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)
Total of both in % (8.A + 8.B) Total number of voting rights of issuervii
Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached 3.70 % 3.70 % 2,578,601,652
Position of previous notification (if
applicable)
N/A N/A
8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedviii
A: Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type of
shares

ISIN code (if possible)
Number of voting rightsix % of voting rights
Direct
(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)
Indirect
(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)
Direct
(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)
Indirect
(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)
GB0033127910  83,333,334 12,124,958 3.23 % 0.47 %
SUBTOTAL 8. A 95,458,292 3.70 %
B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))
Type of financial instrument Expiration
date
x
Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi
Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is 
exercised/converted.
% of voting rights
SUBTOTAL 8. B 1
B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))
Type of financial instrument Expiration
date
x
Exercise/
Conversion Period 
xi
Physical or cash 
settlementxii
Number of voting rights % of voting rights
  SUBTOTAL 8.B.2
9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please mark the
applicable box with an “X”)
Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuerxiii X
Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entityxiv (please add additional rows as necessary)
Namexv % of voting rights if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold % of voting rights through financial instruments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold
 
10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:
Name of the proxy holder
The number and % of voting rights held
The date until which the voting rights will be held
11. Additional informationxvi
Place of completion LONDON, ENGLAND
Date of completion 07/11/2018

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