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Cadence Minerals (KDNC) – European Metals (EMH) Reaches Final Agreement with CEZ to make Significant Investment into Cinovec Project

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note the update today from European Metals Holdings Limited (“European Metals” “EMH” or “the Company”) that it has today reached final agreement (“Final Agreement”) with CEZ Group (“CEZ”), one of Central and Eastern Europe’s largest power utilities, regarding a strategic partnership and significant investment into the Cinovec Project (“Cinovec” or “the Project”).

The Company announced on 20 November 2019 (“Potential Strategic Partnership with CEZ and Significant Investment into Cinovec Project”) the terms of a conditional agreement (“Conditional Agreement”) with CEZ under which CEZ had the option to subscribe to become a 51% shareholder in Geomet s.r.o. (“Geomet”), the Company’s Czech subsidiary and holder of the rights over the Project.

The Final Agreement reached today is now a binding commitment from CEZ to subscribe to become a 51% shareholder in Geomet, and is conditional only upon EMH shareholder approval, which will be sought at an EGM to be held in April 2020.

The amended terms of the Final Agreement (as compared to the Conditional Agreement) include:

  • in the context of the binding commitment to invest described above and current market conditions, a reduction of the price payable by CEZ upon completing of the subscription of Geomet shares from €34,061,265 to €29,100,000; and
  • allowing CEZ to elect to withdraw from funding of the Project at two separate milestones. The first withdrawal milestone is designed to coincide with completion of the front-end engineering design program and semi-industrial pilot testing of the lithium concentrate processing while the second withdrawal milestone is designed to coincide with completion of the definitive feasibility study. If CEZ elects to withdraw, Geomet will return to it an amount equal to its initial investment minus €250,000 and all costs and expenses incurred in relation to the Project up until the date of notification of the withdrawal. Following a withdrawal, CEZ will reduce its holding on a pro-rata basis to a minority position in Geomet.

The directors of EMH believe that the revised terms provide sufficient funding for the next stage of the development of the Project, setting it on sound footing to progress into production thereafter.

Further details of the Final Agreement will be set out in the supplementary circular to be posted to EMH shareholders shortly.

Cadence Minerals Holding in EMH

Cadence holds approximately 16.7 percent of the equity in European Metals, which, through its wholly owned Subsidiary, Geomet s.r.o. (“Geomet”), controls the mineral exploration licenses awarded by the Czech State over Cinovec.

Background to the Transaction

In July last year, EMH announced that CEZ was conducting due diligence on the Company and the Cinovec Project, and that the successful outcome of the due diligence process could result in CEZ potentially becoming the Company’s largest shareholder and co-development partner for the Cinovec Project. Since then, EMH and CEZ have held detailed discussions on the framework for CEZ’s participation in the Cinovec Project and in November 2019 EMH and CEZ entered into the Conditional Agreement, pursuant to which CEZ had the option to subscribe become a 51% shareholder in Geomet. The Conditional Agreement included conditions precedent that have now all been met.

In light of very significant changes in global markets and the successful completion of CEZ’s due diligence, EMH and CEZ have replaced the Conditional Agreement with the Final Agreement.

The Company considers that CEZ Group is an ideal strategic and financial partner for the Cinovec Project. In addition to CEZ’s financial strength, the Board believes that CEZ provides strong strategic relationships within the Czech Republic, the European Union and abroad. CEZ is a leader in power generation and distribution in the region and has plans to become heavily involved in the development of new energy systems. Through these battery industry activities, CEZ is expected to assist greatly in the securing of off take agreements for the Project.

Financial effects of the Transaction

The primary financial objective of the transaction is to secure the funding for the next stage of the development of the Cinovec Project and to provide a strong platform for the Cinovec Project to progress into production. Whilst the Board believes from the extensive PFS work undertaken to date that Cinovec is a robust project with strong economics, the funding of large mining and processing projects requiring significant capital expenditure is very challenging for smaller mining companies in current economic and market conditions.

The addition of a partner with the financial strength of CEZ, and the strong significant business relationships that it brings, significantly enhances the status of the Cinovec Project at this important stage of its development.

The subscription proceeds from the Final Agreement will be used by Geomet to develop the Cinovec Project through completion of the Definitive Feasibility Study (“DFS”), complete all permitting processes and advance the Cinovec Project to a construction decision. The DFS will bring together the detailed operational and financial implementation plan, including geological, technical, engineering, metallurgical, environmental and financial technical expert reports. The Company has prepared the detailed budget and business plan for the delivery of the DFS, together with the front-end engineering design programme, which is expected to take up to 18 months to complete. In order to facilitate the timely progressing of the DFS, Geomet will enter into a service contract with one or more third party contractors and, under the Geomet Shareholders’ Agreement (to be entered into at the completion of CEZ’s investment), EMH will be appointed to provide services of managing the Cinovec Project development.

On completion of CEZ’s investment pursuant to the Final Agreement, EMH’s ongoing interest in Geomet will reduce to 49%. Under the Geomet Shareholders’ Agreement (to be entered into at the completion of CEZ’s investment), Geomet will have a board of five directors. EMH will have the right to nominate two of the five Geomet directors Further, under the Geomet Shareholders’ Agreement, EMH will be appointed to provide services managing the Cinovec Project development

Accordingly, on completion of the Final Agreement, EMH will cease to consolidate Geomet’s results within the EMH’s consolidated accounts..

AIM Rule 15

The Final Agreement would constitute a fundamental change of business of the Company under Rule 15 of the AIM Rules. The Final Agreement is therefore conditional on, inter alia, Shareholder approval which will be sought at a General Meeting of the Company to be convened in due course. The Company will, however, as previously announced, remain an operating minerals company under the AIM Rules given its remaining material interest and ongoing involvement in the Cinovec Project after the Final Agreement has completed, as described above.

The completion of the Final Agreement will not result in any changes to the Company’s Board or management.

Further information

European Metals expects to publish shortly a supplementary circular to shareholders setting our further details of the amended proposed subscription, the proposed amendments to the Exclusivity and Framework Agreement and Geomet Shareholders’ Agreement, together with notice of the General Meeting. A further announcement will be made in due course.

The full release can be found at: https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail/EMH/14479989.html

European Metals Managing Director Keith Coughlan said; “We are very pleased to have concluded this agreement with CEZ which, subject only to EMH shareholder approval, provides certainty for the future development of the Cinovec Project. Given the current uncertain state of global markets, it is particularly affirming for us to have a partner with the corporate, technical and financial strength of CEZ investing in the Project.”

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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.

Cadence Minerals (KDNC) – Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS, ASX: MIO) seeks Venture Partner to further explore its nickel projects in Western Australia.

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note today’s update from Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS, ASX: MIO) (“Macarthur”) on the potential for cobalt and nickel mineralisation at its Lake Giles Iron Ore Project in Western Australia, following recent rock chip sampling that coincided with the Company’s magnetite infill drilling.

In 2018, a rock chip sampling program across the Snark prospect discovered samples containing the cobalt mineral asbolite with assays returning up to 2.6% cobalt and 2.0% nickel.  In May 2018, a Moving Loop Electromagnetic (MLEM) geophysical survey was undertaken across the area that identified two compelling conductors coinciding with surface geochemical anomalies. In October 2019, the Company undertook further rock chip sampling confirming anomalous Nickel, Cobalt and Chromium grades that warrant further exploration.

Macarthur is currently focusing on its Lake Giles Iron Ore Project and is seeking a venture partner to further advance exploration of its nickel projects.

The full release can be found at: https://web.tmxmoney.com/article.php?newsid=7147043172086554&qm_symbol=MMS

Cameron McCall, President and Executive Chairman of Macarthur Minerals commented: 

“On the back of the Company’s initial exploration for nickel and base metals, the Company has undertaken a comprehensive review of its previous drilling and soil sample assays and targeted several areas for on-ground exploration. Recent exploration was successful in extending the anomalous nickel and cobalt rock samples along the extent of the bedrock conductor identified in mid-2018. The Company is now in the process of seeking a venture partner interested in furthering this opportunity at Lake Giles.”

Cadence Minerals Holding in Macarthur

Cadence holds approximately 4.1% 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.

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

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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.

Cadence Minerals (KDNC) – Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS, ASX: MIO) set to advance Moonshine nickel prospect with EIS co-funded drilling

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note yesterday’s update from Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) (“Macarthur”), that it has been awarded a grant valued at $85,000 from the Western Australian Government to support drilling of a diamond drill hole at its Moonshine North Nickel Prospect, located within its Lake Giles Iron Project in Western Australia.

The grant is provided under the Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) administered by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS). The program provides $5 million a year to encourage innovative drilling in greenfields and under-explored areas of the State and offers up to 50 per cent contribution to drilling costs.

Highlights:

  • The EIS grant of $85,000 was awarded to Macarthur for a diamond drilling program targeting nickel mineralisation at Moonshine.
  • Deep drilling is planned, targeting two prospective targets:
  • A ~20,000 Siemens plate conductor (MC02) geophysical anomaly.
  • An anomalous nickel horizon found in a nearby drill hole (LGDD_054) close to surface. This hole intersected 19 meters @ 1% Ni (from 8 meters to 27 meters) including 1 meter @ 1.42% Ni (from 13m). This weathered surface expression could be a secondary dispersion of a massive sulphide source at depth

Moonshine Nickel Prospect

The Moonshine North Nickel Prospect lies within the Lake Giles Iron Project located 150 kilometres northwest of Kalgoorlie and 450 kilometres north east of Perth in Western Australia.

The Project area covers part of the Yerilgee Archean Greenstone belt within the Yilgarn craton. The geology consists of volcanic sequences mainly comprising of high magnesium basalts, komatiitic and ultramafic flows with numerous interflow banded iron formations (BIFs). The ultramafic rocks at Lake Giles are considered of Kambalda komatiite type. The extensive komatiite sequences of thick olivine cumulate flow units and felsic-intermediate volcanism indicates that the area fits a regional geological criterion for hosting komatiite nickel sulphide deposits such as those existing nickel mines within the Kalgoorlie Terrane.

The full release can be found at: https://web.tmxmoney.com/article.php?newsid=8222489774114484&qm_symbol=MMS

Cadence Minerals Holding in Macarthur

Cadence holds approximately 4.1% 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.

 

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

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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.

China iron ore extends gains on stimulus hopes, falling Brazil exports

(Reuters) – China’s iron ore futures rose on Tuesday along with other ferrous derivatives amid hopes of stimulus support for the global economy facing recession due to a coronavirus outbreak.

Iron ore prices also got a boost after major supplier Brazil reported a 17.5% month-on-month decline in exports of the steelmaking raw material in February.

The Dalian Commodity Exchange’s most-traded iron ore contract climbed as much as 4.2% to 666 yuan ($95.55) a tonne, adding to Monday’s 3.6% gain. Futures on the Singapore Exchange rose 1.8% to $87.53 yuan.

Iron ore rebounded on Monday from a four-session sell-off on expectations of further government support for the paralysed Chinese economy, and after industry data showed stockpiles at the country’s ports fell further.

“After China’s manufacturing PMI fell to its lowest ever level, expectations that the Chinese government would step in with an aggressive stimulus package rose strongly,” said Daniel Hynes, senior commodity strategist at ANZ in Sydney.

China recorded its sharpest contraction in factory activity in February, triggered by the coronavirus epidemic.

An aggressive fiscal and monetary policy support from the government could fuel a recovery in domestic steel demand that has been weakened by a prolonged Lunar New Year break and restrictions due to the epidemic.

Global stimulus measures should also benefit China, which accounts for more than half of the world’s steel output.

Finance ministers from G7 are expected to hold a conference call on Tuesday, sources said, to discuss measures to deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

“The chorus of central banks saying that they ‘are monitoring the situation closely and stand ready to blah, blah, blah…’ is growing. Markets seem to be enjoying the rhetoric,” said Robert Carnell, head of research, Asia Pacific, at ING.

Link here for full article

As Gold Plunges, Chinese Investors Find New Haven in Steel Rods

Bloomberg

Investors in China have found an unlikely new hiding place from the chaos engulfing financial markets.

The price of steel reinforcement bar, the somewhat unglamorous but ubiquitous commodity used to strengthen concrete, has risen almost 5% over the past month in Shanghai. Over the same period, gold — the traditional haven amid turmoil — has dropped more than 5% as investors sell to cover losses in other markets.

Rebar’s unexpected ascent as a financial sanctuary comes as Chinese investors bet that Beijing is going to embark on a massive bout of stimulus to help prop up the country’s economy in the aftermath of the coronavirus, boosting demand for raw materials used in construction.

“We are calling rebar, ‘rebar gold’ these days, as it has became a haven asset during this global crisis,” said Wu Yijie, an analyst at Shanghai Dalu Futures. “We believe the Chinese government will greatly bolster infrastructure spending as they did post-SARS to boost domestic consumption.”

Chinese investors may also be drawn to steel futures because they can only be traded in China, making them more reflective of what’s happening locally and less exposed to the same forces that are ravaging more global markets like copper. China also has greater influence over pricing, Wu said. The country produces and consumes about half the world’s steel.

While the economic outlook for the U.S. and Europe worsens by the day, there’s growing optimism that the slowing rate of new infections in China points to some level of containment and fueling expectations the government will announce a raft of measures to boost growth.

Chinese stimulus has so far included injecting more liquidity into the financial system, but expectations are growing there’ll be infrastructure investment that will aid steel demand.

Record Inventories

Haven demand may explain why steel is managing to defy a deluge of supply that would normally be hammering prices. China produced a record amount in the first two months of this year despite its extended shutdown to get the virus outbreak under control and rebar stockpiles sit at the highest ever…

Link here for the full story

Alan Green talks market crash, Tiziana Life #TILS, Destiny Pharma #DEST, Open Orphan #ORPH & Cadence Minerals #KDNC on Vox Markets podcast

Alan Green discusses the market crash, Tiziana Life #TILS, Destiny Pharma #DEST, Open Orphan #ORPH & Cadence Minerals #KDNC with Justin Waite on the Vox Markets podcast. Interview is 35 minutes 40 seconds in.

Cadence CEO Kiran Morzaria discusses the latest developments at Amapa on the Vox Markets podcast

Kiran Morzaria Chief Executive Officer of Cadence Minerals discusses the latest developments at the Amapa Iron Ore Project in Brazil. Link on Kiran’s image to listen.

Cadence Minerals #KDNC – Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) (ASX: MIO) reports strong progress on Feasibility Study for Lake Giles iron project.

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note today’s update from Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) (“Macarthur”), that is pushing ahead on the Feasiblity Study for its Lake Giles Iron Project in Western Australia, despite strong economic headwinds caused by the coronavirus crisis.

Progress to Date

XRF assays and David Tube Recovery (DTR) analysis from the infill drilling program completed at the end of 2019 have confirmed significant intersections of magnetite mineralisation.  Results of these assays were released to the market by Macarthur on January 16, 2020.  These results are now being incorporated into an updated mineral resource model currently being prepared by CSA Global.

Meanwhile, detailed ‘route to market’ studies including port and rail designs have commenced and remain a key priority. These studies will form the background of rail access, haulage and port contracts.

Tenders have also been called for metallurgical testing, process and infrastructure design, and mining studies to support a detailed Feasibility Study.

The full release can be found at: https://web.tmxmoney.com/article.php?newsid=5403569500482534&qm_symbol=MMS

Macarthur Executive Chairman Cameron McCall commented: “Investor confidence across the board has taken a hit lately but we’re confident that Macarthur is close to receiving a major shot in the arm on the back of an updated resource estimate and how we will get this to market. While the prices of most major commodities are wilting in the face of the coronavirus, iron ore has been resilient with the benchmark 62% Fe product hovering around a relatively robust $US90 per tonne, that’s up from $US72 in November last year. Lower oil prices, lower shipping rates between China and Australia as well as a declining Australian to United States dollar should see a rapid rebalancing as all these variables impact positively on corporate returns”

Cadence Minerals CEO Kiran Morzaria added: “As markets around the world continue to reel from the human and economical impact from the Coronavirus, a resilient iron ore price continues to support both our investment strategy into Macarthur Minerals and our Amapa Iron ore project investment in Brazil. We look forward to further progress updates from Macarthur.”    

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

Cadence Minerals Holding in Macarthur

Cadence holds approximately 4.1% 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.

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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.

Cadence Minerals #KDNC – CEO Share Purchases

The Company announces that Kiran Morzaria, Director and CEO of the Company, today notified the Company that he purchased 254,741 ordinary shares in the Company (“Common Shares”) at a price of 3.9 pence per Common Share. Further details of this purchase are disclosed in the table below.

Following this notification, Kiran Morzaria has a beneficial holding of 864,312 Common Shares.

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

Hannam & Partners LLP (Joint Broker) +44 (0) 207 907 8500

Neil Passmore

Ingo Hofmaier

Novum Securities Limited (Joint Broker) +44 (0) 207 399 9400

Jon Belliss

1  Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated 
a Name Kiran Morzaria
2  Reason for the notification 
a Position/status Director & CEO
b Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3  Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
a Name Cadence Minerals PLC
b LEI 213800TUZWG9C2GRNO58
4  Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted 
a Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

Ordinary Share

GB00B067JC96

b Nature of the transaction Purchase of Common Shares
c) Price(s) and volume(s) Price(s) Volume(s)

0.039 254,741

d Aggregated information

  • Aggregated volume
  • Price
254,741

0.039

e Date of the transaction 12/03/2020
f Place of the transaction AIM

Cadence Minerals #KDNC – Update on Investment in the Amapá Iron Ore Project, Brazil

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to provide an update on its investment in the Amapá Iron Ore Project, Brazil.

The Amapá Project

The Amapá Project was owned by Anglo American plc and Cliffs Natural Resources and consists of a large-scale iron ore mine, beneficiation plant, railway and private port. Before its sale in 2012, Anglo American valued its 70% stake at US $462m in its 2012 Annual Report (100% US $600m). The Amapá Project is 99.9% owned by DEV Mineração S.A. (“DEV”).

Successful Reinstatement of Railway Concession

Following the approval of the judicial restructuring plan (“JRP”) announced on August 30th, 2019, Cadence along with its partners successfully negotiated the reinstatement of a life of mine railway concession. The grant of this railway concession was an incredible achievement and was announced on December 9th, 2019.

Satisfaction of Final Precondition

Currently, there remains only one major precondition for Cadence to make its investment in the Amapá Project, the sum of US$2.5 million currently held in escrow in a judicial trust account (“Escrow Monies”).

This precondition requires DEV Mineração S.A. (“Dev”) to reach a settlement agreement with the secured bank creditors. Since our last update, Cadence and our joint venture partners Indo Sino Pte. Ltd. (“Indo Sino”) have been in negotiations with the secured bank creditors and we have offered a settlement involving a discount on the amounts owned by Dev.

This settlement is intended to be paid from part of the proceeds from the sale of the iron ore stockpile currently held at Dev’s 100% owned port facility in Santana, Amapá. Alongside our partners, we continue to negotiate with the secured bank creditors, and we will update the market once a binding agreement is reached.

On satisfaction of the preconditions and the release of the Escrow monies, Cadence will become a 20% shareholder in the Amapá Project via our joint venture company which will own 99.9% of DEV. The Escrow Monies will then be used for the payment of former employees and small trade creditors. Once Cadence becomes a shareholder in the Amapá Project, the Government of Amapá will permit Dev to start operations on the asset including the shipment of iron ore from the port.

Cadence Non-Executive Chairman Andrew Suckling commented; “The remarkable progress made by Cadence management, Indo Sino and the Governor of Amapá and his team in bringing the Amapá Project back to life continues. We are moving ever closer to commencing the process of turning Amapá and it’s dormant potential into a key contributor to the regional economy, with all the employment, health and educational  benefits that will bring to this part of Brazil.”

Cadence CEO Kiran Morzaria commented; “Since securing the Railway concessions last December, we have worked tirelessly to reach a settlement with Dev’s secured bank creditors. It is my fervent belief that as referred to previously by our Chairman, Cadence is on the cusp of a company changing event – one that will create a long lasting store of value for our company and shareholders, as well as returning some prosperity to the Amapá region. I look forward to updating our board and investors on progress in the coming days and weeks.”

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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-lookingstatements.

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