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The Tray Now Standing on Platform BigDish #DISH could Head for Brighter Prospects – ShareProphets

by Malcolm Stacey

Hello Share Munchers. Now here’s a novel idea for the technological age. You’ve heard of Late Rooms which began as a way of filling empty hotels at the last minute. Well, BigDish (DISH) aims to perform similarly for restaurants. The company helps to fill tables at quiet times by offering quickly applied discounts.

Folks can get these bargain meals through the BigDish app or its website platforms. In return, the restaurants pay a fee for every customer. The share rose by 17% this week. This was on the news that a new BigDish platform has gone live in Swindon. Reading has also been added as a new location. Then BigDish comes to Taunton in a few days time. Winchester is also on the list. You may have noticed that most of these towns are within commuter distance of London. Earlier this month, it launched in Basingstoke and Exeter. Brighton will come soon. In fact, the company plans to expand throughout the UK.

So we could be looking at an early opportunity to take part is something which becomes really tasty. Though we shouldn’t perhaps get too carried away as all good ideas attract competition. And it could be from a firm with more expansion money.

Nevertheless, BigDish has a good idea here. And it should help overcome the trials that mid-range restaurants are said to be going through at the moment (like Jamie Oliver’s). In fact, the more restaurants struggle to put bums on seats, the more BigDish could flourish.

The share price has shot up since mid-April, but as expansion continues in what seem to me like wealthier southern areas, it’s possible that the share price will climb on each new location. After all, it doesn’t require too much dosh to keep adding locations. It’s not like buying a new lorry every week.

And now let’s rejoin the Punter’s Return.

Link to the full ShareProphets article here

 

Proactive Investors – BigDish #DISH aims to bring customers for restaurants and discounts for diners

The company’s website and phone app aims to help restaurants fill spare capacity by offering discounts potential diners during quieter periods.

The platform currently offers tables in Bath, Bournemouth, Bristol and Southampton, although more expansion is planned across the UK

• Platform designed to match restaurants with diners during quieter periods

• Operates through website and mobile phone app

• Rapid UK expansion planned

What BigDish does

BigDish PLC (LON:DISH) is a technology company that operates a platform that aims to help restaurants fill spare capacity by matching them with potential diners during quieter periods.

The BigDish platform does this by offering discounts to diners for reservations at restaurants at certain times of the day, usually when general demand is lower and the restaurant is looking to get people through the door.

The platform, which is operated through both a website and a mobile phone app, currently offers tables in Bath, Bournemouth, Bristol and Southampton, although more expansion is planned across the UK.

Inflexion points

• In an update in April, BigDish announced plans to add review functions, reservation sharing on social media, ‘new restaurant’ markers and search-by-region capabilities to its platform in the second quarter of 2019

• The company said it planned to hire three to four new developers for its team in Manila “as soon as possible”, with the additional cost expected to be “minimal”

• In March, the company partnered with award-winning digital advertiser Loud Mouth Media to help drive brand awareness and app usage across the UK

• The group is targeting a launch of its platform in Brighton in April or May as well as another launch in Essex in the same period

Blue Sky

Speaking to Proactive in March, BigDish’s chief executive (CEO) Sanj Naha said when seeking new regions and restaurants the company undertakes a “hands on” approach that involves not only online research but also speaking to local people and restaurant owners in order to select the best businesses for its platform.

He adds that the firm has an “aggressive target” of around 20 restaurants in the first month of operating in a new territory, with the ultimate aim to build up 200 per territory as an initial milestone.

“Twenty is a good number to launch with,” Naha says, who became CEO of BigDish in January having previously held senior positions at companies such as review site Tripadvisor and online restaurant reservation service Bookatable.

He also says that while the group is currently looking to target independent establishments, BigDish won’t shy away from approaching restaurant chains in the future.

“The sales cycle is much shorter with [an independent restaurant]” Naha says, which is better for a growing business. However he adds that BigDish is already having conversations with larger chains.

“I think the right mix as we go forward will probably be having a third of independent restaurants, a third of chains and groups, and also a third of smaller restaurant groups … once we have more of a UK presence you’ll start seeing more of those popping up in our territories.”

Naha adds that having around 6,000 restaurants using the platform within two years is “absolutely achievable”.

He cites the example of Deliveroo, which over three to four years amassed around 18,000 UK restaurants on its platform.

BigDish #DISH – Now Live in Swindon, New Locations to Go Live Shortly

BigDish Plc (LON: DISH), a food technology company that operates a yield management platform for restaurants, is pleased to announce new locations as part of the expanded growth strategy.

Highlights:

  • BigDish is now live in Swindon
  • Reading added as a new location

The Company is pleased to announce that Swindon is now live on the BigDish platform. Furthermore, Taunton is expected to go live on or around 28 May 2019.

In reference to the announcement on 8th May 2019, it is now expected that a new location, Reading, will go live prior to Winchester. This is part of the Company’s plan to expand into the London commuter towns.

Sanj Naha, CEO said: “We are very pleased with the successful launch of Swindon on the BigDish platform. We are also excited to announce that Reading will launch in the near future as part of our plan to expand into the London commuter towns. Following successful launches in Exeter and Basingstoke at the beginning of May, it is hugely encouraging that the Company is on track with its growth strategy. We look forward to updating the market next week on further significant plans regarding our roll out across the UK and a new partnership which will coincide with the launch in Brighton.”

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INSIDE INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF ARTICLE 7 OF THE MARKET ABUSE REGULATION EU 596/2014 (“MAR”)

Enquiries:

Blytheweigh

+44 (0) 20 7138 3204

Tim Blythe

Julia Tilley

 

Notes to Editors

BigDish Plc is a London Stock Exchange listed food technology company that operates a yield management platform for the restaurant industry, including a mobile app.

The Company helps restaurants in the UK fill their spare capacity at quiet times and optimise their revenues through smart and dynamic discounts. Consumers can access these via the BigDish app and website platforms. Restaurants pay BigDish a fee per diner seated.

BigDish is fully committed to delivering shareholder value to its stakeholders through this model and is actively seeking to expand across the UK. An expansion strategy has been outlined which divides the UK into territorial target areas

Cadence Minerals #KDNC CEO Kiran Morzaria discusses the Amapa Iron Ore mine investment on Vox Markets podcast

Kiran Morzaria, CEO of Cadence Minerals #KDNC talks about the heads of terms agreement to invest in and acquire up to a 27% interest in the former Anglo American iron ore mine in Brazil. Interview starts at 12 minutes 47 seconds.

Catenae Innovation #CTEA – Company Update and Issue of Equity

Catenae (AIM: CTEA), the AIM quoted provider of digital media and technology is pleased to announce new contracts, changes to its senior Management team and an Issue of Equity.

New Agreements
OnSide is a centralised management tool specifically developed for sports organisations.  It deals with all the key elements of community coaching from scheduling of staff and timesheet processing through to attendee management and reporting in a GDPR compliant platform.

Bradford City FC – The Company has entered into a proof of concept agreement with Bradford City FC Community Foundation (“Bradford”). It is anticipated that, on successful completion of the proof of concept, Bradford will convert the programme to a full agreement. A further announcement regarding this will be made in due course.  This brings the number of Football and Rugby clubs who have entered into agreements with the Company to six with ongoing conversations with a number of others.

3rd Sector Charity – The Company has also entered into its first agreement for OnSide within a non-sports related charity sector.  The charity has identified OnSide as providing the management and reporting functionality it requires to prove outcomes within its funding model.  The requirement utilises the Mentor management module that was released in the most recent OnSide product update.

Appointment of Head of Sales
The Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Delacamp as Head of Sales. Nick brings a wealth of experience building sales organisations to deliver sustainable annuity revenues at organisations such as BT Global Services.
One of Nick’s first actions has been the appointment of a leading marketing partner to engage targeted organisations focussed upon the core sectors for the “OnSuite products” (i.e. OnSite, OnGuard and OnSide).

Issue of Equity
The Company has agreed to issue a total of 50,000,000 new ordinary shares of 0.1 pence per share in the Company at a price of 0.1 pence per share, settling £50,000 of creditor balances.

The 50,000,000 new ordinary shares will rank pari passu with the existing ordinary shares of Catenae. Application will be made for the 50,000,000 new ordinary shares to be admitted to trading on AIM, which is expected to occur on or around 28 May 2019.

Following the issue, the Company will have in issue 3,223,601,652 Ordinary shares with voting rights. The above figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for 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 Disclosure and Transparency rules.

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014. The person who arranged for release of this announcement on behalf of the Company was Tony Sanders (Chief Executive Officer).

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, Joint  Broker
David Scott / James Dewhurst

 

Tel: 020 7448 9820

 

Turner Pope Investments Limited, Joint Broker
 Andrew Thacker

Brand Comms CEO Alan Green argues with Justin Waite about Thomas Cook #TCG on Vox Markets podcast, plus Brave Bison #BBSN & Itaconix #ITX

Brand Comms CEO Alan Green argues with Justin Waite about the investment merits of Thomas Cook #TCG on the Vox Markets podcast, plus Brave Bison #BBSN & Itaconix #ITX. Interview is 29 minutes 7 seconds in.

Cadence Minerals #KDNC announces Heads of Terms to Acquire Interest in former Anglo American Iron Ore Mine, Amapá, NE Brazil

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a non-binding Heads of Terms (“HOT”) with IndoSino Pte Ltd. (“IndoSino”) to invest in and acquire up to a 27% interest in the former Anglo American plc (“Anglo American”) and Cliffs Natural Resources (“Cliffs”) Amapá iron ore mine, beneficiation plant, railway and private port (“Amapá Project”) owned by DEV Mineração S.A. (“Amapá”).

The Amapá Project is a large-scale iron open pit ore mine with associated rail, port and beneficiation facilities and commenced operations in December 2007.Production increased to 4.8 Mt and 6.1 Mt of iron ore concentrate product in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

The HOT stipulates that Cadence, upon entering into a binding investment agreement, will have the right to acquire 27% of the Amapá Project by investing a total of US$6 million over two stages into a joint venture company, Pedra Branca Alliance Pte Ltd. (“PBA”). Cadence’s investment is conditional, amongst other matters, on the approval of a judicial restructuring plan (“JRP”) submitted by Cadence and IndoSino to the Sao Paulo Commercial Court in Brazil, the transfer of 99.9% of the issued share capital of Amapá to PBA and Cadence raising the required finance. Cadence is in discussions with potential strategic investors to fund all or part of this investment via equity.

Cadence is currently finalising the terms of the binding investment agreement, which is expected to be entered into shortly.

Highlights

  • The Amapá Project is a large-scale open pit iron ore mine with associated rail, port and beneficiation facilities and is located in the Amapá state, north-east, Brazil.
  • Prior to its sale in 2012 Anglo American valued its 70% stake in the Amapá Project at US$866 million (100% 1.2 billion) and after impairment valued it at  US $462m in its 2012 Annual Report ( 100% US $600m) [1]
  • During its operation the mine generated an annual operating profit of up to U$171 million (100%)[2].
  • The total historic mineral resource contains an estimated 348 million tonnes (“Mt”) of ore @ 38.9% iron content (“Fe”)[3]
  • The ore is beneficiated to 65% Fe Pellet Feed and 62% Fe Spiral Concentrate.
  • Based on available historic mine plans and an independent consultant review it is expected that at full production the Amapá Project has a mine life of 14 years and at full capacity is targeting to produce up to 5.3 Mt of Iron Ore per annum.
  • Initial revenue from the project is anticpated to start in Q4 2019 from the sale of the iron ore stockpile currently located at the Port of Santana , Brazil.
  • Potential for the mine and existing infrastructure to be brought to market swiftly with mining and processing anticipated to restart in 2021 subject to the grant of the necessary permits, regulatory consents and project financing.
  • Cadence is able to acquire a significant share of the mine (up to 27% of the issued share capital of PBA) for a staged equity investment of US$ 6 million and has a first right of refusal to acquire up to 49%.
  • 65% Iron Ore (CFR) North China have increased from US$95.95 per dry metric tonne (“$/dmt”) to US$111.90 / dmt since early September 2018 to the middle of May 2019[4]

Cadence Minerals CEO Kiran Morzaria commented: 

“It is rare in our industry to be presented with an opportunity to put forward a relatively modest investment to participate in such a project that we believe provides us with a potentially transformative asset for our Company. The Amapá Project gives Cadence the potential for an exceptional ROI in the run up to full production and an opportunity to become a significant shareholder in a mid tier iron ore producer. “

“Our participation in the project has been ongoing for some 9 months, involving an extensive and comprehensive due diligence process. Through this we have gained a thorough understanding of the judicial restructuring process, and along with IndoSino, we have submitted the Judicial Restructuring Plan to the courts in Brazil”

“Given the nature of the asset the capital costs are estimated to be substantially lower than would be normally associated with developing a similar sized project from scratch. As the project restarts operations, it is hoped it can move rapidly forward to revenue generation by Q4 2019, and to see the mine fully operational in 2021.”

“On behalf of myself and the Cadence team, we are wholly enthused by the opportunity the Amapá Project presents, and we are excited by the prospect of restarting mining operations.”

The Project

As part of its due diligence and assessment Cadence has carried out multiple site visits and commissioned SRK Consulting to provide it with a high-level review of the Amapá Project. This review was based on a site visit, historical analysis and the review of technical independent engineers reports published 2013 and 2015. It should be noted that this review provides a basis for a preliminary assessment of the project and its potential but further, more detailed reviews and analysis would be required to provide a Pre-Feasibility Study level report. This would include amongst other things, providing a current Mineral Resource Estimate and/or Ore Reserves, updated capital and operating costs and an independent assessment of key economic drivers and returns.

The Amapá Project consists of an open pit iron ore mine, railway and port facility and is located in Amapá State, northeast Brazil. The Amapá mine site, forming part of the Amapá Project, is located near the towns of Pedra Branca do Amapári, and Serra do Navio, approximately 200km northwest of Macapa.

The Amapá Project has minerals rights over 5,556 hectares comprising three separate mining licenses and an exploration permit. The historic Mineral Resource contained within the licenses is of some 348 Mt at 38.9% Fe. A summary of the historic Mineral Resources from 2012 is tabulated below.

Classification Tonnes (Mt) Fe(%)
Measured 62.9 39.7%
Indicated 233.4 39.2%
Measured and Indicated 296.3 39.2%
Inferred 52.3 37.0%
Total 348.6 38.9%

Table 1 – 100 per cent. Amapá project historic resource table at 25% Fe(T) cut-off for December 2012 (Source Anglo American.)

It should be noted that the Minerals Resource was assessed by Anglo American as at the 31 December 2012 (Annual Report 2012, Anglo American, p.198) and was prepared under the Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Resources and Ore Reserves 2004 edition (“JORC”). Given the passage of time this assessment is not valid under JORC. Further work and assessment would need to be undertaken to assess and update any current Mineral Resource or Ore Reserve.

Based on available historic mine plans and the independent engineers review the JV partners current mine plan envisages a mine life of 14 years. Management estimate prior to the start of mining the Amapá Project will also ship the iron ore stockpiles held at the dock which is estimated to start in Q4 of this year and continue for two years . The mine is open pit and has a planned strip ratio of 0.9:1.

The beneficiation plant consists of a crushing circuit followed by screening, flotation, thickener and filtering to produce 65% Fe Pellet Feed in addition the plant produces a 62% Fe Spiral Concentrate. The current mine plan would mean that the Amapá Project would produce at steady state production an estimated 4.4 Mt of 65% Fe and 0.9 Mt of 62% Fe per annum.

The intention is that these products would then be transported from the mine to the railhead by on-highway trucks along an unpaved road, a road haul distance of 13km. From the railhead, the products would then be transported 180km by rail to the port facility at Santana. The products would then be stockpiled at the port facility and mechanically loaded onto “Handymax” vessels which navigate the Amazon River out to sea and then transported onto larger “Capesize” vessels before the products are sold to the market. The products produced by the Amapá Project are well known in the market, especially in China where most of the historic production was sold.

Operational Plan

On approval of the JRP by the creditors of the Amapá Project and the satisfaction of the conditions precedent, which includes the grant of operating licences and regulatory consents, shipping of the Iron Ore at stockpile will commence as soon as possible. Based on our current understandings of the JRP timings, it is anticipated this is targeted to commence in Q4 2019.

Cadence’s investment will provide the initial working capital and will be utilised to complete a detailed recommissioning study and pay some of the historic creditors. The recommissioning study will provide definitive operating and capital expenditure numbers and a timeline for recommissioning. The remainder of the required capital expenditure and working capital is expected to be raised predominantly from project debt. Full recommissioning is estimated to take 12-18 months with mining production targeted to start in 2021.

Details of the Heads of Terms with IndoSino

Cadence has agreed HOT with IndoSino to acquire up to 27% of the joint venture company that on approval of the JRP and transfer of equity to PBA will own 99.9% of the Amapá Project. Should IndoSino seek further investors or investment in PBA the agreement also provides Cadence with a first right of refusal to increase its stake to 49% in PBA. To acquire its 27% interest Cadence will invest US$ 6 million over two stages in the joint venture company, Pedra Branca Alliance Pty Ltd. (“JV Co”). The first stage is for 20% of the JV Co the consideration for which is US$2.5 million, the second stage of investment is for a further 7% of JV Co for a consideration of US$3.5 million.

Cadence’s investment is conditional on several material pre-conditions, which include the grant of key operating licences, and On completion of Cadence’s investment (not including the first right of refusal) our joint venture partner IndoSino will own 73% of JV Co by assigning its registered creditor rights and pledge over three iron ore stockpiles it holds in the Amapá Project to PBA. There are conditions precedent to Cadence’s investment which mirror the conditions set out in the JRP this ensures that its investment risk is substantially mitigated.

Details of the JRP

In advance of entering into the investment agreement, Cadence has agreed that Amapa may make its original application to the court to commence the approval of the JRP. Notwithstanding the JRP naming Cadence within its application, Cadence is not directly a party to the JRP but is in regular consultation with Amapa.

Cadence and IndoSino have submitted a JRP to the Commercial Court of São Paulo. This plan sets out how and under what terms Cadence and IndoSino will invest via PBA in the Amapá Project and if approved by creditors will mean that PBA will own 99.9% of the Amapá Project. Given that there were no other valid plans submitted and the JRP was similar to a previously approved plan, the Directors believe that the JRP will be approved by the creditors.

The JRP is part of a regulated process under the laws of Brazil, in which the company under judicial review and investors can submit a recovery plan which will allow the company under judicial review, in this case the Amapá, to trade under a protected status while it recovers from its financial difficulties. The JRP provides a defined schedule of the payment of historic creditors. The JRP schedule contemplates the majority of the historic liabilities will be paid from free cash flow in years 7 to year 17 of operations which represents a discounted NPV10 debt value of approximately US$106 million.

The plan requires approval by  a general meeting of the creditors and once approved the company can continue to operate and trade under the protection of the JRP. At this point in time this meeting is expected to occur by the end of June 2019.

History of the Amapá Project

The Amapá Project commenced operations in December 2007 with first production of iron ore concentrate product of 712 kt in 2008.

In 2008 Anglo American (70%) and Cliffs (30%) acquired the Amapá Project in 2008 as part of a larger package of mining assets in Brazil.

Production steadily increased to 4.8 Mt and 6.1 Mt of iron ore concentrate product in 2011 and 2012 respectively.  During this period Anglo American report operating profits from their 70% ownership in the Amapá Project of US$120 million (100% US$171 million) and US$54 million (100% US$ 77 million)[5]

Prior to its sale in 2012 Anglo American valued it’s 70% stake in Amapá Project at US$866 million (100% 1.2 billion) it impaired the asset in its 2012 Annual Accounts to US$ 462 million (100% US$ 660 million[6]

In March 2013, before the acquisition was completed the port facility suffered a ground failure which interrupted production and mining subsequently ceased in March 2014. Anglo American completed the sale in November 2013[7].  During 2014, reconstruction work commenced at the port with some iron ore concentrate product being shipped during Dec 2013 and into 2014, via an interim barging solution The Amapá Project borrowed US$135 million senior debt from a banking group led by Intesa São Paulo and rebuilt 70% of the port.

Amapá filed for judicial protection in August 2015 in Brazil and mining ceased at the Amapá Project. In April 2017, a group agreed to invest via a creditor approved judicial review plan. However, the transaction was never completed, and Amapá was placed under judicial protection once again. A judicial order offered investors and creditors the opportunity to file a revised JRP. Cadence and IndoSino have taken the opportunity to file a revised JRP, as described above.

Cadence Minerals #KDNC – Bacanora Lithium #BCN Proposed Strategic Investment by Ganfeng Lithium

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note the announcement today by Bacanora Lithium (AIM:BCN) (“Bacanora”) that it has signed a non-binding Heads of Terms for a strategic investment in both Bacanora and its flagship Sonora Lithium Project (“Sonora” or “Sonora Project”) in Mexico (“the Strategic Investment”) by Ganfeng (“Ganfeng” or “GFL”) , the world’s largest lithium metals producer in terms of production capacity and the world’s third largest lithium compounds producer. Completion of the Strategic Investment would form a major part of the Company’s finance package for the construction of an initial 17,500 tonnes per annum (“tpa”) lithium carbonate (“Li2CO3”) operation at the large scale, high grade Sonora Project. .

Announcement Highlights:

  • Proposed cornerstone strategic investment by top tier global lithium producer Ganfeng at both the corporate and Sonora Lithium Project level.
  • Includes subscription for a 29.99% interest in Bacanora, in addition to an initial 22.5% direct interest in the Sonora Lithium Project with an option to increase up to 50% of the Project.
  • Additional long-term offtake for both Stage 1 and Stage 2 lithium production.
  • GFL would assist Bacanora in the finalisation of the EPC engineering design and the subsequent construction and commissioning of Sonora Lithium Project.
  • Strategy would be in place to ensure project timetable of first production in 2021

As part of the Strategic Investment, GFL would subscribe for a 29.99% equity interest in Bacanora for a cash consideration of £14,400,091, being 57,600,364 new ordinary shares in the Company (the “Private Placement”), at a price of 25 pence per share, representing the volume weighted average price (“VWAP”) on AIM of the Company’s shares over the previous 20 trading days at the time of negotiation. Subject to the completion of the Private Placement, GFL would have the right to nominate one director to the main board of Bacanora.  GFL would also be granted pre-emption rights in relation to new share issues proportionate to its interest in Bacanora.

In addition, as part of the Strategic Investment GFL would be granted the right to acquire an initial 22.5% interest in a subsidiary of Bacanora which holds the Sonora Project (“Project Level Company”), for a cash payment of £7,563,649, equivalent to a price of 25 pence per share on the same basis as the Private Placement (the “Project Level Investment”).  Subject to the completion of the Project Level Investment, GFL would have the right to nominate one director to the board of the Project Level Company.  GFL would also be granted an option to increase its interest in the Project Level Company to up to 50% from 22.5%, within 24 months of the completion of the Project Level Investment.  The valuation of any additional investment in the Project Level Company by GFL would be based on the share price of Bacanora at the time of the additional purchase.

The £14,400,091 capital raised via the Private Placement and the £7,563,649 via the Project Level Investment would be used for the continued development and commercialisation of the Sonora Project. Under the proposed terms of the Strategic Investment, GFL would play an active role in this process. Within 6 months of the Strategic Investment, GFL would complete a review of the current EPC engineering design focusing on reducing the capital cost of the Sonora Project from the current figure of approximately US$420 million and accelerating the construction timetable from that envisioned in the Feasibility Study.  Based on the results of this review, GFL would assist with finalising an EPC engineering contract for the mine and plant construction and would work with Bacanora during the construction, commissioning and early operations phases of the Sonora Project. GFL would also provide a plant and process commissioning team to assist Bacanora in commissioning the Sonora Project.

Conditional on the completion of the Strategic Investment, GFL will be granted exclusive offtake rights to purchase 50% of all lithium products produced at Sonora for the life of the mine during Stage 1 planned production of Li2CO3 (“Offtake Agreement”).  GFL would also have the option to increase its off-take to 75% of all lithium products during Stage 2 of production.  GFL would pay market-based price for every tonne of Li2CO3 sold under the Offtake Agreement.

The Strategic Investment is conditional on, amongst other matters, completion of due diligence, definitive documentation and regulatory approvals.  Further announcements will be made in due course.

The Strategic Investment follows the completion of a Feasibility Study, which confirmed the attractive economics and low operating costs of a 35,000 tpa battery grade (+99.5%) Li2CO3 operation at Sonora: US$1.253 billion pre-tax project Net Present Value (“NPV”), 26.2% Internal Rate of Return (“IRR”), and Life of Mine (“LOM”) operating costs of c.US$4,000/t of Li2CO3 (see announcement dated 13 December 2017).

Bacanora is a lithium exploration and development company. At the end of April 2019 Cadence held approximately 1.6% of Bacanora’s equity and 30% of Mexalit and Megalit joint venture companies. Mexalit is the owner of the El Sauz, El Sauz 1, El Sauz 2, Fleur and Fleur 1 mineral concessions, which forms part of the 20-year mine plan of the Sonora Lithium Project in Northern Mexico.

The full release can be found at: https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail/BCN/14079306.html

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014.

– Ends –

 

For further information:

Cadence Minerals plc                                                    +44 (0) 207 440 0647
Andrew Suckling
Kiran Morzaria
WH Ireland Limited (NOMAD & Broker)                                 +44 (0) 207 220 1666
James Joyce
James Sinclair-Ford
Novum Securities Limited (Joint Broker)                                 +44 (0) 207 399 9400
Jon Belliss

 

Qualified Person

Kiran Morzaria B.Eng. (ACSM), MBA, has reviewed and approved the information contained in this announcement. Kiran holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial Geology) from the Camborne School of Mines and an MBA (Finance) from CASS Business School.  

Forward-Looking Statements:

Certain statements in this announcement are or may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as ”believe” ”could” “should” ”envisage” ”estimate” ”intend” ”may” ”plan” ”will” or the negative of those variations or comparable expressions including references to assumptions. These forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts but rather on the Directors’ current expectations and assumptions regarding the Company’s future growth results of operations performance future capital and other expenditures (including the amount. nature and sources of funding thereof) competitive advantages business prospects and opportunities. Such forward-looking statements reflect the Directors’ current beliefs and assumptions and are based on information currently available to the Directors.  Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements including risks associated with vulnerability to general economic and business conditions competition environmental and other regulatory changes actions by governmental authorities the availability of capital markets reliance on key personnel uninsured and underinsured losses and other factors many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Although any forward-looking statements contained in this announcement are based upon what the Directors believe to be reasonable assumptions. The Company cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking statements.

Brand Communications CEO Alan Green talks Cadence Minerals #KDNC, RA International #RAI & BigDish #DISH on Vox Markets podcast

Brand Communications CEO Alan Green discusses Cadence Minerals #KDNC, RA International #RAI & BigDish #DISH with Justin Waite on Vox Markets podcast. Interview is 37 minutes in.

ECR Minerals #ECR launches new Corporate Website

ECR Minerals plc (LON:ECR), the precious metals exploration and development company, is pleased to advise that the Company has now launched a new corporate website which can be viewed at: www.ecrminerals.com

Craig Brown, Chief Executive Officer commented: “Reflecting the considerable developments within the Company’s Australian gold project portfolio, and as part of our enhancement of corporate communications tools and initiatives, I am delighted to launch our new corporate website.

Alongside our ongoing market regulatory announcements, the Company will utilise the new website to provide updated project information, corporate regulatory information and other useful material to assist investors’ understanding of our value proposition.”

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 Pty Limited has 100% ownership of the Avoca, Bailieston, Creswick, Moormbool and Timor gold exploration licences in central Victoria, Australia and the Windidda Gold Project in the Yilgarn Region, Western 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.

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