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IMC Exploration Group #IMC – Update re. Collaboration with Trinity College Dublin

IMC, in association with the Raw Materials Characterization Laboratory at Trinity College Dublin, is continuing studies on the precious metals to be found at IMC’s wholly-owned Avoca deposit and Kilmacoo gold prospect in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. The collaboration between the Raw Materials Research Group at Trinity College Dublin and IMC was announced on 24th September 2019. The aim of the continuing work is further to characterise the form and distribution of gold to assess the extent of syn-tectonic enrichment during the Caledonian Orogeny. IMC’s project represents an opportunity to apply a state-of-the-art microanalytical approach to a major, historical deposit which has significant exploration upside.  The study is refining the understanding of metal zonation and sulphide paragenesis within the Avoca orebodies and Kilmacoo Au prospect and it will allow the development of a robust mineral deposit model for gold mineralisation across the Avoca District in particular and South-East Ireland in general.

The project will contribute important mineral chemical data on sulphide phases hosting gold, benefiting exploration and supporting future metallurgical work on the mineralisation at Avoca and Kilmacoo.

Eamon O’Brien commented, “It is significant that our Kilmacoo project at Avoca, Co. Wicklow is being worked on by the Raw Materials Characterization Laboratory of Trinity College Dublin. The presence of an inferred resource of gold, silver, lead, copper and zinc in the Avoca spoils’ and tailings’ project has already been set out in IMC’s Mineral Resource Estimate (“MRE”) announced on 11th September 2019, which was prepared in accordance with the JORC Code (2012). The MRE is of great significance to IMC, with the gold estimate alone coming in at 20,000 ozs. The microanalytical approach will also benefit and support our forthcoming metallurgical testing.”

This regulatory release has been approved by Eur Geol Professor Garth Earls, PGeo, FSEG, who is an independent consulting geologist and a Competent Person as defined in the JORC 2012 reporting code.

Eamon P. O’Brien,
Executive Chairman,
5th November 2019

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



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

IMC Exploration Group #IMC – Award of Additional Wexford Exploration Licences

The Directors of IMC Exploration Group Plc are delighted to announce IMC has been awarded two additional prospecting licences, PL Area 1200 and PL Area 1199 (both in Co. Wexford) by the Exploration and Mining Division of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. IMC was encouraged to apply for these licences as they adjoin its existing PL 2551 licence, where IMC had previously encountered high gold grades yielding 354g/t gold (=11.38 oz/t gold) from Drillhole 12-2551-04.  IMC now holds three adjacent exploration licence areas in Co. Wexford. The Directors believe that the two new licences should significantly enhance the Company’s North Wexford gold project.

Eamon P. O’Brien, Chairman, commented, “In keeping with IMC’s strategy to establish a significant gold resource, these new additional licences, along with the high gold grades encountered on parts of the adjoining PL 2551, give IMC the capacity immediately to accelerate its exploration programme in this area.”

Eamon P. O’Brien,
Executive Chairman,
Dublin, 12th August 2019

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

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

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
Keith, Bayley, Rogers & Co. Limited

IMC Exploration Group #IMCP – Publication of Prospectus re Admission to Trading on the London Stock Exchange

IMC Exploration Group plc (Incorporated and Registered in Ireland under the Irish Companies Act 2014 with registered number 500487)

Publication of Prospectus in relation to the proposed application for admission of all of the 255,014,285 Ordinary Shares in issue to the standard segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and to trading on the London Stock Exchange

The Directors of IMC Exploration Group plc (“IMC” or the “Company”) are pleased to announce that The Central Bank of Ireland has approved the prospectus dated 16th April 2019 (the “Prospectus”) relating to the Company’s intended application for admission of the whole of its issued ordinary share capital to the standard segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and to trading on the London Stock Exchange.

The Prospectus is available on the Company’s website (https://www.imcexploration.com/media/attachments/2019/04/16/imc-prospectus.pdf) and is available for inspection in physical format at the Company’s registered office, 70 Ballybough Road, Ballybough, Dublin 3, Ireland, during business hours (Monday – Friday. 9am – 5pm) up to and including 15th April 2020. Investors may also refer to this address to request a printed copy of the Prospectus.

The Company intends to apply for admission of all of the 255,014,285 ordinary shares in issue to the standard segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and to trading on the London Stock Exchange and anticipates admission to take place on or about 11th June 2019.

IMC Exploration Group Plc,
Dublin, 16th April 2019


IMC Exploration Group Plc
Mr. Eamon O’Brien
Tel. Ireland: +353 87 6183024

Keith, Bayley, Rogers & Co. Limited (Financial Adviser to IMC)
Mr. Graham Atthill-Beck
Tel. +44 207 464 4091; +971 50 856 9408

IMC Exploration Group #IMCP – Interim Results to 31st December 2018

Financial Results for IMC Exploration Group PLC (‘IMC’ or ‘the Company’) for the half-year ended 31st December 2018

Chairman’s Statement

The Directors of IMC Exploration Group plc are pleased to present the interim financial results for IMC for the six months to 31st December 2018. The consolidated, unaudited financial statements presented below have been reviewed by the Company’s auditors.

IMC continues with its exploration work on its spoils and tailings project in Avoca, Co. Wicklow in association with Trove Metals Limited.  Over this period IMC has been engaged in extensive sampling, petrographic, mineralogical and metallurgical testing. In the fourth quarter of 2018, IMC carried out drilling on its highly prospective Avoca property PL 3849 in Co Wicklow, Ireland.  The drill hole encountered a sequence of flow-banded rhyolites, locally brecciated with a dark siliceous matrix and minor pyrite mineralisation (maximum 1% pyrite).  Several zones (1-2m wide) of intense quartz veining with pyrite occur within the rhyolite sequence.  During this period, IMC also engaged CSA Global Limited to carry out a JORC Code (2012) compliant Competent Person’s Report.  IMC has commenced drilling on its north Wexford licence PL 2551.  This is a highly prospective licence for gold mineralisation.  There are many occurrences of gold in panned concentrates, gold in soils, gold in deep overburden, gold in mineralised float and gold in bedrock.

This has been a significant six months for IMC. The progress made on our Avoca spoils and tailings project has been remarkable.  IMC is embarking on a very exciting drilling programme on a number of our licences in the coming weeks and months. In the opinion of your Board, IMC is well positioned to realise its potential to the benefit of all shareholders.


Executive Chariman, IMC Exploration Group plc

Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income for the period ended 31 December 2018
Six Months Six Months Year Ended
Notes 31-Dec-18 31-Dec-17 30-Jun-18
Euro Euro
Continuing Operations
Other Income / (Expense) 0 0 0
Administrative Expenses (155,737) (74,680) (921,757)
Amount written off intangible assets                (284,088)
(Loss) before tax (155,737) (74,680) (1,205,845)
Income tax expense 0 0 10,991
(Loss) for period from continuing operations (155,737) (74,680) (1,194,854)
Other Comprehensive income
Loss for the period and total comprehensive loss for the period (155,737) (74,680) (1,194,854)
Earning per share (all continuing)
Loss per ordinary share – basic & diluted 1 (0.001) (0.001) (0.005)
Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Financial Position As at 31 December 2018
Six Months Six Months Year Ended
Notes 31-Dec-18 31-Dec-17 30-Jun-18
Non Current Assets 2 364,139 587,666 332,127
Current assets
Debtors 0 78,747 (0)
Cash and cash equivalents 116,425 (35,362) 212,410
Total assets 480,564 631,050 544,537
Equity and liabilities
“A” Ordinary Share Capital 38,093 38,093 38,093
Ordinary Share Capital 255,014 136,017 240,014
Share Premium – Ord Shares 3,606,798 2,554,409 3,490,942
Retained Earnings (3,436,053) (2,160,143) (3,280,316)
Equity attributable to the owners of the Company 463,852 568,376 488,733
Current Liabilities
Trade & Other Payables 16,712 62,674 55,804
Total liabilities 16,712 62,674 55,804
Total equity and liabilities 480,564 631,050 544,537
Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity for the period ended 31 December 2018
“A” Share
Ordinary Ordinary Premium
Share Share Ordinary Retained
Capital Capital Shares Losses Total
Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro
Balance at 30 June 2017 38,093 128,517 2,489,137 (2,085,462) 570,285
Loss for the Period (1,194,854) (1,194,854)
Other Comprehensive loss for the period
Issue of share capital 111,497 1,001,805 1,113,302
Balance at 30 June 2018 38,093 240,014 3,490,942 (3,280,316) 488,733
Loss for the Period (155,737) (155,737)
Other Comprehensive loss for the period
Issue of share capital 15,000 115,856 130,856
Balance at 31 December 2018 38,093 255,014 3,606,798 (3,436,053) 463,852
Accounting Policies
Basis of Preparation
The financial statements have been prepared on a historical cost basis.
The financial statements are presented in Euro.
1. Statement of Compliance
The consolidated year end financial statements of IMC Exploration Group PLC and its subsidiary have been reviewed by the auditor and have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by the European Union (EU). In addition to complying with its legal obligation to comply with IFRS as adopted for use in the EU, the Group has also complied with IFRS as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).


Notes to and forming part of the annual financial statements
1.   Loss per Share
Basic loss per Ordinary Share amounts are calculated by dividing net loss for the period attributable to ordinary equity holders of the parent by the weighted average number of Ordinary Shares outstanding during the period.
Basic earnings per share
The weighted average number of ordinary shares used in the calculation of basic and diluted earnings per share is as follows:
Six Months Six Months Year Ended
31-Dec-18 31-Dec-17 30-Jun-18
Loss for the period attributable to equity holders of the parent 155,737 74,680 1,194,854
Weighted average number of ordinary shares for the purposes of basic earning per share 255,014,285 136,016,719 240,014,285
Basic (loss) per ordinary share (0.001) (0.001) (0.005)


2.   Non Current Assets
Exploration Plant and Financial
Expenditure Equipment Assets Total
Euro Euro Euro Euro
At 30 June 2017 587,665 6,125 0 593,790
Additions/Disposals 28,550 28,550
At 30 June 2018 616,215 6,125 0 622,340
Additions/Disposals 32,012 0 32,012
At 31 December 2018 648,227 6,125 0 654,352
Provision for diminution in value
At 30 June 2017 (6,125) 0 (6,125)
Charge for period (284,088-) 0 (284,088)
Disposal 0 0
At 30 June 2018 (284,088) (6,125) 0 (290,213)
Charge for period 0 0
At 31 December 2018 (284,088) (6,125) 0 (290,213)
Net book value
At 31 December 2018 364,139 0 0 364,139
Expenditure on exploration activities is deferred on areas of interest until a reasonable assessment can be determined of the existence or otherwise of economically recoverable reserves. No amortisation has been charged in the period. The directors have reviewed the carrying value of the exploration and evaluation assets and consider it to be fairly stated and not impaired at 31 December 2018. The recoverability of the exploration and evaluation assets is dependent on the successful development of the group’s licence areas.
3.   Share capital – Group and Company
31-Dec-18 31-Dec-17 30-Jun-18
Euro Euro Euro
400,000,000 Ordinary shares of Euro 0.001 each 400,000 400,000 400,000
50,000 “A” Ordinary shares of One Euro each 50,000 50,000 50,000
450,000 450,000 450,000
Issued, called up and fully paid
Number of Share Share
shares Capital Premium
Euro Euro
Euro 0.001 Ordinary Shares
At 30 June 2017 128,516,719 128,517 2,489,137
Issued in period 111,497,566 111,497 1,001,805
At 30 June 2018 240,014,285 240,014 3,490,942
Issued in period 15,000,000 15,000 115,856
At 31 December 2018 255,014,285 255,014 3,606,798
Issued, called up and partly paid
Number of Share Share
shares Capital Premium
Euro Euro
One Euro A Ordinary Shares
At 30 June 2017 38,093 38,093
Issued in period
At 30 June 2018 38,093 38,093
Issued in period
At 31 December 2018 38,093 38,093
“A” Ordinary Shares have the right to receive notice of and attend but not to vote at general meetings, no right to a dividend, right to return of capital but no further right to participate in a distribution of assets of the company.


IMC Exploration Group PLC
Mr. Eamon O’Brien
Tel.  Ireland +353 876183024
Keith, Bayley, Rogers & Co. Limited
Graham Atthill-Beck:          Tel: +44 20 7464 4091/
+44 750 643 4107/+971 50 856 9408
Brinsley Holman:                Tel: +44 207 464 4098
This announcement is distributed by PR Newswire on behalf of the company

IMC Exploration #IMCP – Issue of Equity and Changes of Directorate

IMC has previously announced that it has undertaken a strategic review of all its projects.   IMC is now concentrating on its three main ventures: tailings and spoils project in Avoca, Co. Wicklow, the North Wexford gold project and its zinc project located close to the Kilbricken deposit in Tulla, Co. Clare.Focusing on completion of our works’ programmes on our principal projects should accelerate progress to realising the potential of IMC’s valuable assets for the benefit of the shareholders.

The Directors of IMC are delighted to announce the completion, subject to the approval of The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment,of the Joint Venture agreement with Trove Rehabilitation Limited (“TRL”). The JV agreement, which provides inter alia, for the issue to TRL of 18,750,000 new IMC shares,relates to ourmine waste rehabilitation project in Avoca, covering all of the mine waste, both tailings and spoils, from the closed Avoca Copper Mine, which is on our PL 3849 and PL 3850 licence areas. Following the Avoca mine’s closure in 1982, the mine site and spoil heaps have been largely undisturbed and sampling by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Geological Survey of Ireland and Camp Dresser & McKee Inc. (“CDM”) has shown that significant quantities of gold, lead and copper remain in the spoil heaps.

CDM reports that the Avoca spoils contain significant concentrations of,“…copper (56-11,344 milligrams per kilogram [mg/kg]), zinc (44-7,404 mg/kg), lead (112-41,353 mg/kg), and arsenic (18-3,903 mg/kg). Analyses of seepage from the Mount Platt spoils indicate that the spoils are acid generating resulting in seeps with low pH (typically < 3) and very high concentrations of copper, zinc, iron, and aluminium.”

This report further confirms that the mine exploited a VMS-type deposit, which is polymetallic, as is typical for such deposits. Operating during the 1970s and 1980s, copper, lead and zinc were extracted at Avoca, although both gold and silver are also known to be present.

This is a very exciting development for IMC. TheDirectors believe the Joint Venture has the potential to transform IMC from an exploration company to a mining and rehabilitationbusiness.

Directorate Changes:

These developments have led the Board of IMC to appoint new directors with additional skill-sets to progress this new partnership and strategic vision.  The Board wishes to announce the appointments of Eamon O’Brien (B.Sc., H.D.E., M.B.A.) and Kathryn Byrne (F.P.R.I.I.) as Directors of the Company. Both appointees bring a depth of relevant knowledge, expertise and experience. Mr. O’Brien will be appointed as Chairman of the Board with immediate effect.

About Eamon O’Brien:

Eamon O’Brien, after graduating with an MBA, workedon Wall Street with Quick & Reilly, a specialised U. S. stockbroking firm. On returning to Ireland, he joined NCB Stockbrokers in Dublin before moving to Davy Stockbrokers. He has since served as a consultant on various projects, including retail management, software projects and property development.

He was a founding member and CFO of Eurocommerce, a payments processing company, now owned by Mastercard. Eamon graduated from University College Dublin with a B.Sc. which included chemistry and geology. He later gained an MBA.

About Kathryn Byrne:

Kathryn Byrne is a Director of a communications consultancy company based in Dublin. Taking a lead role in project management and event management, her expertise includes PR both corporate and consumer, media relations and public affairs. Kathryn takes an active role in the wider business and civic community. Kathryn served as a government appointed board member of An Board Altranais and as a council member of Gaisce – the President’s Award.  She is involved in the Networks for Women in Business and was a founding member of BNI (Business Network International).

Kathryn is a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII). She is former Honorary Secretary and board member of the PRII. She is also a Global Affiliate of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.  Kathryn holds an honours post-graduate diploma in public relations and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators.

Nial Ring is to resign from the Board in order to take up a new position outside the industry, which does not compete with IMC’s interests. Nial has been instrumental in developing the Company since inceptionand his contribution to its growth is gratefully acknowledged by the Board.

Further, Liam McGrattan will resign from the Board.  For the past seven years, Liam has done a remarkable job as a director of IMC.  His highlights include the Koza joint venture agreement, advancement of IMC’s North Wexford gold project along with IMC’s base metal project adjoining the Kilbricken deposit in Co. Clare and the completion of an outline study relating to the secondary processing of mine material from the Avoca mine in Co. Wicklow.  This has culminated in IMC’s conclusion of the new Trove JV, discussed above.

Issues of Equity Securities:

IMC recognises the tremendous contribution that Liam and Nial have made to the Company over the last seven years and in acknowledgement of past services, each of Liam McGrattan, Nial Ring and Lisa McDonnell will be issued with 8,600,000 shares. Dr. Glenn Millar and Laz Fleming will be issued with 2,000,000 shares each for their contributions to the Company. A further 6,458,281 shares will be issued to third parties in satisfaction of professional fees owed.

Each of Eamon O’Brien and Kathryn Byrne will be issued with 1,000,000 newIMC shares in consideration for their acceptance of their appointments.

The above new shares are all being issued at a price or a deemed price of 1pence per share.


Dr Glenn Millar, Director of IMC, said, “It has been a real pleasure over the past seven years working with Nial Ring and Liam McGrattan. I would like to welcome Eamon O’Brien and Kathryn Byrne and look forward to working alongside them in furtherance of shareholders’ interests.”  

The new Chairman of IMC, Eamon O’Brien, commented, “I am delighted to join the Board of IMC and look forward to assisting the Company to realise its potential.  At this exciting time, with the feasibility study underway to assess in greater detail the quantity and value of the Avoca project, I am confident that it will provide shareholders with an economically robust project in an established mining jurisdiction with the scope for substantial value creation.  I believe the Avoca project should also attract significant strategic interest.”
IMC Exploration Group PLC,
Dublin,10th May 2018

The Directors of IMC have issued this announcement after due and careful enquiry and accept responsibility for its content.

Keith, Bayley, Rogers & Co. Limited
Brinsley Holman
Tel: United Kingdom +44 20 7464 4098

Graham Atthill-Beck
Tel: United Kingdom +44 20 7464 4091
Mob: UAE +971 50 856 9408

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