Andrew Hore – Quoted Micro 4 November 2019

NEX EXCHANGE

Chapel Down Group (CDGP) has managed to generate 92% of 2018’s record harvest in volume terms for the company’s wines. This was achieved even though the weather was not as good this summer. Some vineyards produced their first crop and are still maturing.

Belvedere Leisure Resorts plans to gain a quotation on the NEX Growth Market for its bonds on 22 November. The company is a subsidiary of Belvedere Leisure Park, which owns a site in Dumfries & Galloway with planning permission for a lodge park resort of 444 holiday lodges. The park will be built by Landal GreenParks. The bonds will offer a coupon 6.25%. An initial £10m of bonds will be admitted with a maximum of £25m expected to be raised.

First Sentinel (FSEN) is seeking shareholder approval to issue Green Finance preference shares, which would be quoted on NEX. The cash raised will be invested in the renewable energy sector. A general meeting will be held on 18 November. Warrants have been exercised at 10p a share and this has raised £400,000 for First Sentinel.

Mechanical and electrical design and installation company Field Systems Design Holding (FSD) reported a decline in revenues from £25.9m to £21.8m in the year to May 2019. Higher gross margins meant that the decline in the pre-tax profit was limited and it fell from £625,000 to £553,000. Water generated four-fifths of revenues, up from 48% the previous year. There are no solid spending forecasts, as yet, for the latest water capital investment period for between 2020 and 2025. This causes some medium-term uncertainty. The order book is worth £8.2m, compared with £12m one year earlier. There is a pension surplus.

KR1 (KR1) has made three more investments in blockchain-related tokens. A $100,000 cash investment and payment for advisory expertise will earn 1.017% of Vega tokens issued. Vega is developing a decentralised and censorship-resistant blockchain trading platform. A further $266,220 has been invested in Edgeware smart-contract platform tokens and they will be locked up for 12 months. KR1 will receive 1,000 Ether and this will translate into 3.8 million Edgeware tokens. KR1 has spent $50,000 on a minimum stake of 0.625% in Commonwealth Labs, which is helping to market the Edgeware platform.

Allenby Capital has published a research note on cannabis products supplier Sativa Investments (SATI) and it forecasts revenues of £1.64m in 2019 and £5.15m next year. This will not be enough to make Sativa profitable. Allenby believes that it may have to raise £6m next year to cover its cash outflows and maintain net cash. Sativa has changed the brand name from George Botanicals to Goodbody Botanicals.

Imperial X (IMPP) has raised £347,000 at 2.5p a share. This represents 27.3% of the enlarged share capital.

NQ Minerals (NQMI) increased lead concentrate production at the Hellyer mine from 5,452 tonnes in the second quarter to 6,656 tonnes in the third quarter, but zinc and pyrite concentrate production declined. However, recovery levels have improved for both lead and zinc.

BWA Group (BWAP) intends to sell its investments in Prepaid Card Services and a mining project in Cameroon. They are in the balance sheet at a value of £608,000. The focus will be gold explorer Kings of the North. St-Georges Eco-Mining is converting £300,000 of the £2.45m of convertible loan notes at 0.5p a share. This is equivalent to 23.75% of the enlarged share capital. The loan notes were issued to acquired Kings of the North Corp. BWA is still waiting for £88,000 of the £100,000 of convertibles issued for cash.

Black Sea Property (BSP) has published its 2018 accounts, but it will have to publish its interims before trading in the shares recommences. Management says that it is addressing the accounting concerns of its auditor BDO. The NAV was 0.95 cents a share at the end of 2018.

Asia Wealth Group Holdings (AWLP) reported a drop in revenues from $1.24m to $797,000. This meant that the company fell into loss. There is $726,000 in the bank at the end of August 2019.

Ganapati (GANP) improved its interim revenues from £2.19m to £2.33m, but higher admin expenses meant that the reported loss more than trebled to £8.5m. The company continues to develop its online gaming platform.

TechFinancials (TECH) has completed the sale of a loss-making asset for €100,000.

Queros Capital Partners (QCP) is asking shareholders to approve the ending of the NEX quotation. The general meeting will be held on 14 November.

AIM

Duke Royalty (DUKE) has made a follow-on investment in Lynx Equity, to help the company to finance the purchase of Denmark-based steel staircases supplier Sundby Trapper. This means that Duke has exposure of £12m in Lynx and it will receive annual distributions of £1.6m.

Space management software supplier Smartspace Software (SMRT) is paying £3.2m in cash and shares for Australia-based Space Connect, a provider of cloud-based workplace management software for room booking, desk management, catering and workspace analytics. This will save up to £1.2m a year on product development over two years. The software can be rolled-out in the UK. Smartspace made an interim loss of £4m.

An investor group intends to increase its stake in Petrel Resources (PET) from 29.99% to 51% via a share issue at 1.25p each. They will offer potential oil and gas-related investments to Petrel.

Cabot Energy (CAB) has decided to ditch its AIM quotation on 3 December, but it intends to have its shares matched on Asset Match. This will have to be approved by shareholders. The Canada-focused oil and gas company wants to reduce its overheads.

RedT Energy (RED) plans to merge with Avalon Battery Corporation and combine the best features of each company’s technology. Bushveld Minerals (BMN) is providing an interim loan facility prior to the raising of £23m of new funds.

Avingtrans (AVG) is already reaping the benefits of the acquisition of Booth Industries, thanks to a £7.2m safety doors contract from the government. That means that £12m of orders have been won since the purchase in June.

Safestay (SSTY) is buying a hostel in Athens for €1.5m. The hostel has been operating since 2008 and has an 18-year lease. Safestay has also completed the purchase of the Best Western Glasgow City hotel for £3.15m and this will be transformed into a 200-bed hostel.

MAIN MARKET

Stevia producer PureCircle (PURE) has won a legal decision in its patent litigation with SweeGen, which challenged the patent. It will pursue Federal District court litigation against SweeGen. The patent is for the process of producing Reb M stevia sweetener via bioconversion. The shares remain suspended because it has not published the results for the year to June 2019.

Meditor is considering a 5p a share offer for carpets retailer Carpetright (CPR) and without this offer thee would need to be a refinancing of £80m of debt and additional working capital.

Motor dealer Lookers (LOOK) has warned that its 2019 figures will be even worse than previously thought and chief executive Andy Bruce and chief operating officer Nigel McMinn have left the board. The pre-tax forecast has been cut from £38.7m to £15.5m, compared with £53.9m in 2018. Third quarter new car unit sales fell by 3.2% (on a like-for-like basis), compared with the market decline of 0.6%.

InnovaDerma (IDP) is launching a new topical product in Superdrug before the end of June. The full details will be announced nearer the launch.

The chairman and chief executive of Rainbow Rare Earths (RBW) have acquired 5.46 million shares at 3p each and they have a combined shareholding of 27.5%. Further cost reductions have been identified for the Gakara project in Burundi. A further 100 tonnes of rare earth oxides concentrate were shipped in October. Production levels will fall in the short-term as the production focus moves to a mechanised operation.

Cryptominer Argo Blockchain (ARB) has doubled its mining equipment order and changed the machines it is buying. The cost has been reduced from $13.1m to $9.51m. The machines are more efficient. The current machine orders will increase capacity by 240%.

Resources cash shell Mila Resources (MILA) is still seeking a deal. There was £429,000 in cash at the end of June 2019. Another shell, Bermele (BERM), is also still seeking a deal. It had £682,000 in cash at the end of July 2019.

Blencowe Resources (BRES) is acquiring the Orom graphite project in Uganda for £2m in shares at 6p each. This is subject to a fundraising.

Iconic Labs (ICON) slipped out its results for the 18 months to June 2019 at 6.28pm on 31 October. They show a £6.12m loss, of which, £308,000 was from continuing operations. Net liabilities were £1.67m.

Andrew Hore

Tiziana Life Sciences #TILS – Issue of convertible unsecured loan notes with warrants to raise £1,434,000

New York/London, 1 November 2019 – Tiziana Life Sciences plc (Nasdaq: TLSA / AIM: TILS), a biotechnology company focusing on the discovery and development of innovative therapeutics for inflammation and oncology indications, announces that it has raised £1,434,000 of finance by way of the issue of convertible unsecured loan notes (the “Loan Notes”), with warrants attached, for working capital purposes.

The Company previously announced its intention to raise additional equity share capital by way of an offering of its NASDAQ listed ADSs in the US. However, the Directors decided that given current market conditions, such an equity fundraise would be on dilutive terms which would be punitive to existing shareholders particularly in light of the recent positive news from the Company’s scientific programs. Accordingly, the Company has decided to raise convertible debt finance from supportive existing shareholders.

The Loan Notes are expected to be short term instruments and carry a coupon of 16% per annum and are convertible (together with all accrued interest) into ordinary shares of nominal value £0.03 each in the capital of the Company (“Ordinary Shares”) at a conversion price of 42p. The warrants issued in connection with the Loan Notes entitle the holders to subscribe for one additional share per conversion share at the same price of 42p. The warrants may be exercised for a period of up to 5 years from their issue.

The person who arranged for release of this announcement on behalf of the Company was Tiziano Lazzaretti, Chief Financial Officer of Tiziana.

About Tiziana Life Sciences

Tiziana Life Sciences plc is a UK biotechnology company that focuses on the discovery and development of novel molecules to treat human disease in oncology and immunology. In addition to milciclib, the Company is also developing foralumab for liver diseases. Foralumab is the only fully human anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody known to the company in clinical development in the world. This compound has potential application in a wide range of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, such as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), primary biliary cholangitis (PBS), ulcerative colitis, multiple sclerosis, type-1 diabetes (T1D), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, where modulation of a T-cell response is desirable.

For further enquiries:

Contact:

Tiziana Life Sciences plc

Gabriele Cerrone, Chairman and founder                               +44 (0)20 7495 2379

Cairn Financial Advisers LLP (Nominated adviser)                  +44 (0)20 7213 0883

Liam Murray / Jo Turner

Shore Capital (Broker)                                                             +44 (0)20 7408 4050

Antonio Bossi / Fiona Conroy

Cadence Minerals #KDNC – Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) JV Partner FE Limited Expands Hillside Copper, Gold and Manganese Drilling Program at Hillside in the Pilbara.

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note the announcement yesterday from Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) (“Macarthur”) that its Joint Venture Partner Fe Limited (“FEL”) has announced the company is fully funded for upcoming drilling at the Hillside Project in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia where high-grade copper and manganese results were returned in recent sampling, as reported by Macarthur on October 9, 2019.

Cadence Minerals Holding in Macarthur

Cadence holds approximately 9.8% of the issued equity interest in Macarthur, which is an Australian mining exploration company focused primarily on iron ore, nickel, lithium and gold in Western Australia. It also has a lithium project in Nevada, USA.

Highlights:

  • Fe Limited’s (ASX: FEL) cash balance has been boosted by the September quarter iron ore royalty payment of $645,775 from mining conducted by Mineral Resources Ltd at the Deception Iron Ore Mine in WA.
  • The Q3 payment is 2.5 times the June quarter payment with further increased quarterly royalty payments expected as mining at Deception ramps-up.
  • This payment will allow FEL to ramp-up exploration at the Hillside earn-in project in WA’s Pilbara region where recent sampling produced copper results of up to 18.8% as well as a surprising manganese oxide result of 59.4%.

Macarthur Minerals Executive Chairman Cameron McCall commented; “I am pleased to report that Fe Limited is expanding its drilling program at the Hillside Project in the Pilbara. FEL has raised over $1.2m since commencement of the Joint Venture which will be used to fund exploration and drilling activities across the tenements.  FEL has obtained exciting rock chip samples containing high grade copper, manganese and gold at the Hillside Project.  We look forward to reporting further positive results from the drilling program.”

The full release can be found at: https://web.tmxmoney.com/article.php?newsid=4571037186219115&qm_symbol=MMS

Cadence CEO Kiran Morzaria commented; “FEL’s announcement yesterday will allow the company to ramp-up exploration activities at the Hillside Project and, following the assay results announced earlier this month, is both great news for Macarthur Minerals and for Cadence as a major shareholder in Macarthur. We look forward to further drilling results from the Hillside project.”

This news release is not for distribution to United States Services or for Dissemination in the United States.

– 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.

Tiziana Life Sciences #TILS – Change to ADS ratio

London, 30 October 2019 – Tiziana Life Sciences plc (“Tiziana”, AIM: TILS, NASDAQ: TLSA), announces a ratio change to its sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt (“ADR”) programme.

The former ratio of ten (10) ordinary shares to one (1) American Depositary Share (“ADS”) has been changed to five (5) ordinary shares per one (1) ADS effective on 29 October 2019. There will be no change to the underlying ordinary shares.

ADR record date:

21 October 2019

ADR payment date:

28 October 2019

ADR effective date:

29 October 2019

Symbol:         

TLSA

Traded:

NASDAQ

CUSIP:

88875G101

Old Ratio:

1 ADR: 10 ordinary Shares

New Ratio:

1 ADR: 5 ordinary Shares

Underlying ISIN:

GB00BKWNZY55

Country of incorporation:

United Kingdom

Depositary:

J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Custodian:

J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, London

 

To effect this change, ADR holders will receive one (1) additional ADR for every one (1) ADR held as of 21 October 2019, the ADR record date. Existing ADRs will continue to be valid and will not have to be exchanged for new ADRs. In connection with this change, the register held by JPMorgan has been closed for issuances and cancellations from the close of business 21 October 2019 and will reopen on 31 October 2019.

For further information, please contact:

JPMorgan Service Centre     ADR Settlements

001 800-990-1135                   001 302-552-0230

 

Contacts:

 

Tiziana Life Sciences plc

Gabriele Cerrone, Chairman and founder

+44 (0)20 7495 2379

Cairn Financial Advisers LLP (Nominated adviser)

Liam Murray / Jo Turner

+44 (0)20 7213 0883

Shore Capital (Nominated brokers)

Antonio Bossi

+44 (0)20 7408 4050

IMC Exploration Group Plc (IMC) Final Results for Year Ended 30-6-2019

Chairman’s Statement for the year ended 30th June 2019

The Directors of IMC Exploration Group plc (“IMC” or the “Group”) are pleased to present the audited financial results for IMC for the twelve months to 30th June 2019.  The consolidated financial statements appearing below (which do not form the full statutory Report and Accounts of the Group) are taken from the Directors’ Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 30th June 2019 being posted to shareholders, a copy of which is available from IMC’s website at https://www.imcexploration.com/.

Highlights of year ended 30th June 2019

During the year under review, the Group continued the drilling programme and evaluation work on PL 3849 in Avoca, Co Wicklow, the drilling programme on the Gold Mine River project on PL 3857 located on the Gold Mine River in Co. Wicklow and the drilling programme on the North Wexford gold project on PL 2551. IMC was pleased to have been in the financial position to carry out a six-month long drilling programme on its licence areas in County Wexford and County Wicklow. Additionally, work continued on the Group’s previously-announced application for the admission of its share capital to the standard segment of the United Kingdom Official List and to trading on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.

Resulting from its activities during the financial year ended 30th June 2019, including the preparation by CSA Global of a Mineral Resource Estimate on the historic Avoca mine site project in Co. Wicklow and the drilling carried out at the North Wexford gold project, a number of significant achievements have crystallised in the first months of the current financial year, ending 30th June 2020. These are detailed below under “Post-Balance Sheet Events”.

Post- Balance Sheet Events

Work undertaken during the financial year ended 30th June 2019 and previous periods has led, during the first half to date of the current year, to some of the most positive and exciting developments for IMC since its incorporation in 2011. On 8th July 2019, the share capital of IMC was admitted to the standard segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. The admission of the Group to trading on the London Stock Exchange, one of the most influential and prestigious global stock exchanges, significantly enhances the status and profile of the Group.

Since the end of the financial year ended 30th June 2019, IMC has received the Mineral Resource Estimate in accordance with the JORC Code (2012) on its Avoca historic mine site project in Avoca, Co. Wicklow. The Mineral Resource Estimate for the Avoca spoils and tailings is hugely significant. There is further potential to increase the tonnage and grade, not only on this site, but also on the other spoils’ heaps within IMC’s licence area and, to this end, the Group is progressing its exploration work on its spoils and tailings project in Avoca, Co. Wicklow and continues its drilling programme on PL 3849 in Avoca, Co. Wicklow.

In County Wexford, IMC has, since the end of the financial year 30th June 2019, been awarded two additional prospecting licences, PL 1200 and PL 1199, by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. IMC was delighted to have been granted these licences as they adjoin its existing PL 2551 licence, where IMC had previously encountered high gold grades yielding 353g/t gold (=11.38oz/t gold) from drill hole 12/2551/04. The award of the new licences means the Group now holds three abutting exploration licence areas in Co. Wexford, which it believes should significantly enhance the Group’s North Wexford gold project.

Conclusion

The listing of the Group and the admission to the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange are excellent developments. The Directors believe the scale and potential of the spoils and tailings project at Avoca, along with the Mineral Resource Estimate in accordance with the JORC Code (2012), to be truly transformational for IMC and its shareholders. I look forward to informing shareholders of further progress in the Group and with the projects within its licence areas as and when it arises. I wish to thank my fellow Directors and management team for their contributions to the Group’s progress and look forward to further successes for IMC and its shareholders during the current financial year.

Eamon O’Brien,

Chairman

IMC Exploration Group Public Limited Company

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

for the year ended 30th June 2019

Continuing Operations

2019 2018
Administrative expenses (366,816) (921,757)
Operating Loss for the period (366,816) (921,757)
Finance Income
Amount written off Intangible Assets (284,088)
Amount written off investment
__________ _________
Loss for period before tax (366,816) (1,205,845)
Income tax expenses (2,047) 10,991
_________ _________
Total comprehensive loss for the period (368,863) (1,194,854)
========= =========
Loss attributable to:
Equity holders of the Company (368,863) (1,194,854)
========= =========
Total Comprehensive Loss attributable to:
Equity holders of the Company (368,863) (1,194,854)
========= =========
Earnings per share
From continuing operations
Basic and Diluted loss per share (cent) 0.1 0.5

All activities derived from continuing operations. All losses and total comprehensive losses for the period are attributable to the owners of the Company.

The Company has no recognised gains or losses other than those dealt with in the statement of comprehensive income.

The Financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors on 29th October 2019 and signed on its behalf by:

On behalf of the board

Eamon O’Brien               Andrew Laz Fleming
Director                          Director

IMC Exploration Group Public Limited Company

Consolidated Statement of Financial Position

for the year ended 30th June 2019

2019 2018
Assets
Intangible assets 471,117 332,127
Property, plant and equipment 1,723
Investments
__________ __________
Total Non-Current Assets 472,840 332,127
__________ __________
Current Assets
Trade and other receivables 39,373
Cash and cash equivalents (30,403) 212,410
__________ __________
Total Current Assets 8,970 212,410
__________ __________
Total Assets 481,810 544,537
========= =========
Equity
Share Capital 293,107 278,107
Share premium 3,645,171 3,490,942
Retained deficit (3,649,179) (3,280,316)
__________ _________
Attributable to owners of the Company 289,099 488,733
__________ __________
Total Equity 289,099 488,733
__________ __________
Liabilities – Current
Trade and other payables 190,664 55,804
Current tax liabilities 2,047
__________ __________
Total Liabilities 192,711 55,804
__________ __________
Total Equity and Liabilities 481,810 544,537

The Financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors on 29th October 2019 and signed on its behalf by:

On behalf of the board

Eamon O’Brien                    Andrew Laz Fleming
Director                               Director

IMC Exploration Group Public Limited Company

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

for the year ended 30th June 2019

Share
Capital €
Share
Premium €
Retained
Losses €
Total
Balance at 30 June 2017 166,610 2,489,137 (2,085,462) 570,285
___________ __________ _________ _______
Total comprehensive income for the period
Loss for the period (1,194,854) (1,194,854)
__________ ___________ __________ _________
Total comprehensive income for the period (1,194,854) (1,194,854)
Transactions with owners, recorded directly in equity
contributions by and distributions to owners
Shares issued 111,497 1,058,515 1,170,012
Share issue costs (56,710) (56,710)
__________ ___________ __________ _________
Total transactions with owners 111,497 1,001,805 1,113,302
__________ ___________ __________ _________
Balance at 30 June 2018 278,107 3,490,942 (3,280,316) 488,733
__________ ___________ __________ _________
Total comprehensive income for the period
Loss for the period (368,863) (368,863)
__________ ___________ __________ _________
Total comprehensive income for the period (368,863) (368,863)
Transactions with owners, recorded directly in equity
contributions by and distributions to owners
Shares issued 15,000 165,781 180,781
Share issue costs (11,552) (11,552)
__________ ___________ __________ _________
Balance at 30 June 2019 293,107 3,645,171 (3,649,179) 289,099
__________ ___________ __________ _________

Net equity is attributable to the holder of the ordinary shares in the Group.

The financial statements were approved by the board of Directors on 29th October 2019 and signed on its behalf by:

On behalf of the board

Eamon O’Brien              Andrew Laz Fleming
Director                         Director

IMC Exploration Group Public Limited Company

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

for the year ended 30th June 2019

2019 2018
Cash flows from operating activities
Loss for the year (368,863) (1,194,854)
Adjustments for:
Intangible Assets Write Off 284,088
Income Tax recognised in profit and loss 2,047 (10,991)
Depreciation 431
________ ________
Cash from operations before changes in working capital (366,385) (921,757)
Movement in trade and other receivables (39,373) 81,017
Movement in trade and other payables 134,859 (12,138)
_________ _______
Net cash flow from operating activities (270,899) (852,878)
Cash flows from investing activities
Interest received
Proceeds from sale of investments
Taxation
Acquisitions and disposals (141,143) (28,550)
_________ ________
Net cash (used in) investing activities (141,143) (28,550)
_________ ________
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from the issue of new shares 169,229 1,113,302
Finance income/(expense)
_________ ________
Net cash generated by financing activities 169,229 1,113,302
_________ ________
Movement in cash and cash equivalents (242,813) 231,874
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 212,410 (19,464)
_________ ________
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year (30,403) 212,410

The financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors on 29th October 2019 and signed on its behalf by:

On behalf of the board

Eamon O’Brien                  Andrew Laz Fleming
Director                             Director

The Directors of IMC, after due and careful enquiry, accept responsibility for the contents of this announcement.

REGULATORY ANNOUNCEMENT ENDS.

Contact Details:

IMC Exploration Group plc
Kathryn Byrne: +353 85 233 6033

Keith, Bayley, Rogers & Co. Limited
Graham Atthill-Beck: +44 20 7464 4091 / +971 50 856 9408 /Graham.Atthill-Beck@kbrl.co.uk
Brinsley Holman: +44 20 7464 4098 /Brinsley.Holman@kbrl.co.uk

Kibo Energy #KIBO – MED Signs Comprehensive Joint Development Agreement for Flexible Power Portfolio

Kibo Energy PLC, the multi-asset, Africa focused, energy company, is pleased to provide an update on its 60% owned subsidiary, MAST Energy Developments Limited (‘MED’), a private UK registered company targeting the development and operation of flexible power plants to service the UK reserve power generation market.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive Joint Development Agreement (‘JDA’ or ‘the Agreement’) signed with AB Impianti S.R.L (‘AB’) a subsidiary of the AB Group, a global leader in engineering, manufacture, and after sales service of Combined Heat and Power (‘CHP’) generation solutions, for the development of selected flexible power plants in the UK;
  • Agreement provides access to end-to-end Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (‘EPC’) solution with exclusive access to AB construction and engineering capacity and capability as well as cogeneration plant and equipment; and
  • JDA includes a comprehensive funding solution for the construction and commissioning of all sites ultimately approved and accepted for development, by AB.

Louis Coetzee, CEO of Kibo Energy, commented, “Executing a comprehensive JDA with a global player such as AB, is a key deliverable in terms of the overall development plan for MED. More specifically, it is a critical step towards securing the delivery of a fully operational site at Bordesley by end of Q1 2020 and the associated first revenue generation for the Company.  There is a roll out plan for MED and we remain both supportive and excited on the delivery of further plants, widening our international partnership network and delivery of energy solutions in the UK and Africa.” 

“The comprehensive funding solution that forms part of the JDA provides Bordersley and MED with a unique opportunity to potentially have all sites approved for development, fully funded from the outset. This provides an opportunity to fast-track the parallel development of sites and simultaneously de-risk the MED overall development strategy.

“On a wider level we are in Maputo this week continuing negotiations with Vale Mozambique to finalize the Power Purchase Agreement and Coal Supply Agreements for the Benga Power Plant Project for which term sheets have already been announced. The Kibo portfolio is progressing and I look forward to announcing further updates as we continue to advance our multi project portfolio.”

Gary Collins Regional Sales Manager of AB, commented, “I am delighted with this arrangement which will see AB & MED design, manufacture and deliver world class projects in this critical sector of the UK’s power generation market. With an ever-increasing push for energy efficiency, renewable energy technology, and growing energy digitalization, this partnership will help to accelerate the implementation of local embedded power generation that the UK desperately needs.”

Details

As part of its strategy to develop a portfolio of small-scale Reserve Power generation projects, initially in the UK, MED concluded a Joint Development Agreement with AB, a subsidiary of the AB Group, a global leader in engineering, manufacture, and after sales service of Combined Heat and Power (‘CHP’) generation solutions. 

Under the terms of the JDA, MED has and will operate a portfolio and pipeline of projects in the UK and AB will engage in providing a comprehensive solution including the supply of co-generation plants under a rent or alternative funding option.

MED will initially present a list of three prospective projects which it considers suitable and are candidates for the comprehensive solution offered by AB in terms of the JDA (with Bordersley being the first site already under review). MED and AB will together establish a joint working/steering committee (‘SC’) to verify the progress of the JDA. AB agreed to, via the SC, make its best efforts within the agreed timeframes to assess the prospective projects in order to pursue those it considers feasible.

For each single project presented by MED, AB shall directly negotiate with MED all commercial, technical and legal terms and conditions, potentially leading to signature of the contract for the sale of the equipment and the AB financial structure (the ‘Contract’).

Mutual exclusivity clauses exist in the JDA, where for the initial 12-month term (renewable with the consent of both parties), and two years following the expiration of the agreement, MED agrees to and undertake to appoint AB as the exclusive contractor for the supply of the plants for its UK projects, and AB agrees and undertakes to develop and fund any UK Reserve Power generation projects exclusively with MED.

The AB Group is present in 19 Countries and has installed over 1 600 Mw in over 1 250 plants. Over 1,100 plants are managed by AB Service.

**ENDS**

This announcement contains inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) no. 596/2014.

For further information please visit www.kibo.energy or contact:

Louis Coetzee

info@kibo.energy

Kibo Energy PLC

Chief Executive Officer

Andreas Lianos

+27 (0) 83 4408365

River Group

Corporate and Designated

Adviser on JSE

Jason Robertson

+44 (0) 20 7374 2212

First Equity Limited

Joint Broker

Bhavesh Patel/Stephen Allen

+44 20 3440 6800

RFC Ambrian Limited

NOMAD on AIM

Isabel de Salis /

Beth Melluish

+44 (0) 20 7236 1177

St Brides Partners Ltd

Investor and Media Relations Adviser

Notes

Kibo Energy PLC is a multi-asset, Africa focused, energy company positioned to address the acute power deficit, which is one of the primary impediments to economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa. To this end, it is the Company’s objective to become a leading independent power producer in the region.

Kibo is simultaneously developing three similar coal-fuelled power projects: the Mbeya Coal to Power Project (‘MCPP’) in Tanzania; the Mabesekwa Coal Independent Power Project (‘MCIPP’) in Botswana; and the Benga Independent Power Project (‘BIPP’) in Mozambique.  By developing these projects in parallel, the Company intends to leverage considerable economies of scale and timing in respect of strategic partnerships, procurement, equipment, human capital, execution capability / capacity and project finance.

Additionally, the Company has a 60% interest in MAST Energy Developments Limited (‘MED’), a private UK registered company targeting the development and operation of flexible power plants to service the Reserve Power generation market.

Johannesburg

30 October 2019

Corporate & Designated Adviser

River Group

Alan Green of Brand UK talks i3 Energy #i3E Bidstack #BIDS Europa Metals #EUZ Bluefield Solar Income Fund #BSIF Metro Bank #MTRO on Vox Markets

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As investors await ECR’s Creswick assay results, Windidda survey confirms potential for Gold.

Anticipation builds on Creswick Assay results 

ECR’s investors are eagerly awaiting the remaining assay results to be revealed from the whole-of-bag testing process at the Company’s Creswick Gold project. 

If the partial assay results released on the 27th August 2019 are anything to go by, then investors definitely have something to be hopeful about. The 17 samples tested demonstrate a substantial increase in average gold grades. 

The remaining 113 samples, which are expected to be released in the near future will provide an important insight into Creswick’s potential million ounce resource. So be sure to keep your eyes peeled for any announcements over the coming weeks. 

Windidda Gold Project – Farm-In offer and Positive GeoPhysics survey 

It’s not just Creswick grabbing attention though. ECR revealed at the end of September that they had been approached by a listed mineral exploration company to farm into their Windidda Gold Project in Western Australia. 

Whilst ECR have decided not to proceed with the farm-in, another company looking to come on board is certainly an encouraging indication of the project potential. 

ECR may also be expecting some better offers to come to the table. Given how sought after licenses are in the Yilgarn Craton, not to mention difficult to come by, such a development wouldn’t necessarily come as a surprise given that the area is home to around 30% of the world’s known gold reserves. 

The decision to retain 100% ownership is also an indication of ECR’s own strong belief in its value and confidence in its ability to go it alone. 

“We were fortunate to get the licences at the Yilgarn Craton, given the area’s excellent reputation” CEO Craig Brown told Mining Maven 

“The permissions we have applied for currently are covered by a layer of other rocks, but, most importantly, underneath have significant exposure to that same critical greenstone belt that our peers are utilising successfully. The idea is that we want to drill down through the upper layers into the greenstone, where the large majority of the gold deposits in the Yilgarn Craton are contained. There has been some geophysics completed in the past that boast very positive indications for our work,” he added. 

On the back of this, ECR commisioned Western GeoPhysics to process and interpret existing airborne magnetic and ground gravity data. The survey results announced mid October 2019 noted that the depths to magnetic sources were shallowest on a highly magnetic trend striking NNW-SSE in the western half of the Windidda project area. Added to this, previous gold intersections drilled by North Ltd (NL) in 1998-2000 coincide with the highly magnetic units in the NL Bermuda project area, which lies outside the Windidda project area to the south. 

This magnetic and mineralised ‘Bermuda’ trend projects into Windidda exploration licence application E38-3369, and the modelling results indicate shallow feasible drill targets there. 

“The results of the study by Western Geophysics are most encouraging and demonstrate real potential for the discovery of gold mineralisation”, said Brown. 

“The under-cover greenstone exploration model has been successfully tested to date by Greatland Gold at its Ernest Giles project located approximately 125km east of ECR’s Windidda gold project.” 

Gold price rally could continue into the long-term 

The push by ECR throughout the year to develop and expand its gold exploration activities could not have been timed better. 2019 has been a fantastic year for the precious metal. The gold spot price has rallied by over 25% during the past year, currently hovering around $1,505 per ounce and predicted to continue delivering long-term growth. 

Several geopolitical and economic issues across the world have contributed to this incline and are likely to shape prices further. 

From a volatile oil market, escalating concerns regarding the US-China trade war, ongoing Brexit uncertainty, talk of a global recession, negative bond yields and falling interest rates – all these are resulting in investors turning towards gold. 

Speaking on Palisade Radio, Resource Maven’s Gwen Preston, discusses how global currencies are in a race to the bottom as countries compete for trade, and central banks continue to cut interest rates. She points to the uncertainty facing investors today, and how, as a result they are seeking a safe haven’ which is likely to be gold. 

According to Gwen, “Gold can perform and is performing already against the strong US Dollar. When gold performs against a strong US dollar, it is the mark of a real gold bull market. So I think that is something to grant a lot of confidence to gold moves so far.’ 

Bloomberg’s October commodity update also expect gold’s rally to long continue, predicting that it will beat other commodities and reach record highs. 

“Gold will remain at the top of the precious metals leaderboard, and its performance [will] accelerate into year-end. A definitive reversal in weakening global economic conditions should be needed to reverse this trend, yet further woes in 4Q appear the greater risk,” writes Bloomberg Intelligence senior commodity strategist Mike McGlone. 

Looking beyond this, Frank Holmes CEO at US Global Investors predicts that extremely dovish monetary policies around the world and economic conditions could propel gold prices much higher, possibly even reaching $10,000 oz over the long-term. 

ECR a potential steal 

Such long-term predictions will certainly please the ECR board. Should the remaining assays from their Creswick site prove positive, the company might well undergo a substantial upward re-rating. 

Unlike many of its peers though, ECR mitigates risk across a broad and diverse spread of projects. Hopes and aspirations are high for the Windidda Gold Project, as well as their three additional sites in Victoria, all of which are under active exploration. 

ECR CEO Craig Brown certainly believes the company is well undervalued. “If ECR was listed on the ASX our market cap would be 3-4 times higher” said Brown after a recent ShareTalk evening. Sat at just 0.77p I’d have to agree with him. Either way, ECR’s story is one to keep an eye on. 

Harry Dacres-Dixon

References:

Financial Times – UK Small-Cap Miners Hold Promise for Investors

Article by the Financial Times

ECR Minerals Craig Brown, chief executive of ECR Minerals, insists he is “not a goldbug, not fixated on gold”.

Nonetheless, ECR’s main business is exploring for gold deposits and it is planning mines in the Australian states of Victoria and Western Australia.

Mr Brown said gold mining is commercially appealing because the purification process is simple and the metal is a durable store of value.

ECR’s sites are still in the early stages of proving viability and are years away from commercial operation. In Victoria, the company is testing mineral samples for gold content to determine the extent and purity of deposits.

Mr Brown described the Western Australia project as “relatively greenfield, we’re not even talking about resources yet, we’ve got to drill some holes first”.

He maintains that ECR’s above-ground surveys give the company good reason to think that gold may be below.

Gold prices have risen by about 15 per cent over the year to $48 a gramme as investors have sought refuge from market turbulence.

ECR is listed on Aim and its shares currently trade at 0.7p. The price rose sharply in March and April after a series of positive findings from drilling in Victoria, but it has dropped back again and is currently down 7 per cent since January. Its market capitalisation is £3.2m.

Cadence Minerals (KDNC) – Auroch Minerals (AOU) Confirms High Grade Nickel At Saints

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note the update today from Auroch Minerals Limited (ASX: AOU) (“Auroch”) regarding the first assay results from its maiden drilling programme at its recently-acquired Saints Nickel Project (Saints), located approximately 65km northwest of Kalgoorlie and 7km east of the Goldfields Highway in Western Australia.

Cadence Minerals Holding in Auroch

Cadence currently owns approximately 1% of the equity in Auroch Minerals, which is an exploration company targeting principally zinc, cobalt and lithium.

Highlights:

  • Assay results for drill-hole SNDD005 confirm extremely high-grade nickel sulphide mineralisation:
    • 1.77m @ 6.72% Ni, 0.27% Cu and 0.13% Co from 227.31m down-hole, including 0.50m @ 9.98% Ni, 0.24% Cu and 0.20% Co
  • Very strong conductor identified by down-hole electromagnetic (DHEM) surveys of first two drillholes (SNDD001 and SNDD002).
  • DHEM surveys have been completed for first seven drill-holes.
  • Drilling programme ongoing, with assays pending for first six drill-holes.

Results from semi-massive to massive sulphide mineralisation in diamond drill-hole SNDD005 returned extremely high-grade nickel, with 1.77m @ 6.72% Ni, 0.27% Cu and 0.13% Co from 227.31m down-hole, including 0.50m @ 9.98% Ni, 0.24% Cu and 0.20% Co. The drill-hole was infill drilling at the Saint Patricks target area aimed at confirming the continuity of the high-grade nickel sulphide mineralisation intersected in historic drill-holes drilled by WMC in the 1990’s. The intersection not only confirmed the existing mineralisation model, but the nickel grade exceeded all previous intersections.

The Company is also pleased to announce that down-hole electromagnetic (DHEM) surveys completed last week have identified a very strong EM conductor in close proximity to drill-holes SNDD001 and SNDD002. The very high conductance (over 13,000S) is typical of that caused by significant massive sulphide mineralisation, and the proximity of the modelled EM plate to the known high-grade nickel mineralisation on the Western Contact increases the probability that such massive sulphides may be nickel-bearing.

Auroch Managing Director Aidan Platel commented: “We are very encouraged by the first assay results from our maiden drilling programme at the Saints Nickel Project. The extremely high grade of the nickeliferous massive sulphides intersected in drill-hole SNDD005 exceeded our expectations and highlight that we are in a very nickel-rich ultramafic system at Saints that is capable of hosting a major nickel sulphide deposit. The initial results from our DHEM surveys completed last week are also very encouraging, with a strong EM conductor on the Western Contact potentially representing extensions to the known high-grade nickel sulphide mineralisation, providing an exciting drill target that we will test as soon as practicable. With drilling ongoing, assay results for the first 6 holes pending, and further DHEM results to come, it is an exciting time for Auroch and the Saints Nickel Project.”

The full release can be found at: https://www.investi.com.au/api/announcements/aou/c6dd6c5e-10f.pdf

Cadence Minerals CEO Kiran Morzaria commented: “On behalf of Cadence Minerals, we congratulate Aidan Platel and the Auroch team on this high grade Nickel discovery at the Saints project. With initial DHEM results indicating that a Nickel-rich system could be in place and further assay results to come, today’s result provides further ongoing validation for our investment strategy into Auroch.”

– 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.

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