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Cadence Minerals Plc (KDNC) – Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) Closes Fully Subscribed Private Placement.

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note the announcement today from Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) (“Macarthur”) that it has closed the previously announced private placement offering (the “Offering”) of US$6 million of secured Convertible Note (“Note”) on conditional acceptance.

The total placement closed with subscriptions totalling 600 Notes for gross proceeds of US$6,000,000 with attaching warrant offered for one fourth of the Commitment amount.

All securities issued under the Offering are subject to a restricted (or “hold”) period of four months and one day following the distribution date of the Note and Warrant, under applicable Canadian securities legislation.

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.

The full release can be found at: https://web.tmxmoney.com/article.php?newsid=8438990672161293&qm_symbol=MMS

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) Seeks TSX-V Approval to Close Financing on the Lake Giles Iron Ore Project

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note the announcement today from Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) (“Macarthur”) that final approval is being sought from the TSX-V to close the private placement offering (the “Offering”) of US$6 million of secured Convertible Note (“Note”) as previously announced on March 19, 2019.
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.
The proceeds of the Offering will be used to complete a Bankable Feasibility Study (“BFS”) on Macarthur’s Lake Giles Iron Ore Project (“Project”) in Western Australia. The BFS will include a 54-hole infill drill program to obtain metallurgical samples and convert Inferred and Indicated mineral resources to a Measured category.
Macarthur owns 100% of the Lake Giles Iron Ore Project. The Project incorporates the Mineral Resources of the Moonshine Magnetite Project and the Ularring Hematite Project. The Moonshine Magnetite resource contains Inferred Mineral Resources of approximately 710 mt at 30.2% Fe.  The Ularring Hematite resource includes Indicated Mineral Resources of approximately 54.46 Mt at 47.2% Fe and Inferred Mineral Resources of approximately 25.99 Mt at 45.4% Fe. The mineral resource estimates were detailed as previously announced on June 17, 2019 filed under the Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) undertaken by independent consultants Engenium Pty Ltd (“Engenium”) for a 2.5 to 3.4 Mtpa operation incorporating the Moonshine Magnetite and Ularring Hematite Mineral Resources to produce a high-grade blended concentrate in excess of 65% Fe. The technical and financial evaluation in the PEA indicates the Project is potentially economically viable and further project development is justified.
The Note is structured around these key terms:
  • The Note has a face value of US$10,000 following adoption of a loan note instrument.
  • The Note can be converted at any time into common shares of Macarthur at Noteholder’s option at a conversion price that reflects 80% of the average VWAP over 5 trading days immediately preceding a notice of conversion or at the greater of C$0.10 with attaching warrant offered for one fourth of the Commitment amount exercisable at the greater of C$0.10 or the average VWAP over 5 trading days immediately preceding the date of the Advance date.
  • The Note will have a term to maturity of 3 years and bear interest at a rate of 12.5% per annum.
  • The Note includes a mandatory conversion clause that such conversion may not have the effect of causing a Noteholder to own 20% or more of the common shares of Macarthur or becoming a control person.
  • The Mining Leases of the Project held by Macarthur act as security for the Note.
  • Any shares issued upon conversion of the principal amount of the Note and any accrued interest will be subject to certain resale restrictions, including a restricted (or “hold”) period of four months and one day following the distribution date, under applicable Canadian securities legislation.
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) says FE Limited Exercises Its Option to Earn in on the Pilbara Tenements for Lithium and Gold.

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note the announcement today from Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) (“Macarthur”) that FE Limited (ASX: FEL) has elected to exercise its option with Macarthur Lithium Pty Ltd (MLi), a wholly owned subsidiary of Macarthur Minerals, that forms part of the Option Agreement to earn-in up to 75% interest in the Company’s gold, copper and lithium tenements in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia, as previously announced on May 14, 2019.

During the due diligence period FEL’s geological team conducted site visits over the tenements. Macarthur will review and prioritise the tenement portfolio along with the associated exploration expenditure.

Cadence holds approximately 10% 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.

The full release can be found at: https://web.tmxmoney.com/article.php?newsid=7248636579664323&qm_symbol=MMS

 

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.

 

Iron Ore Is On A Hot Roll – Seeking Alpha

Summary
  • The S&P GSCI Iron Ore has been on a tear this year, up 72.47% YTD as of June 13, 2019, breaking through the previous high from May 22, 2019.
  • Iron ore supply is concentrated in a handful of geographic regions and controlled by a small number of players, and demand is dictated by one major end-user (China).
  • Both supply and demand are subject to shocks caused by geopolitical events, unforeseen natural disasters, and policy decisions, as well as the actions of individual asset owners.

By Jim Wiederhold

The S&P GSCI Iron Ore has been on a tear this year, up 72.47% YTD as of June 13, 2019, breaking through the previous high from May 22, 2019. It had by far the best YTD performance out of any of the commodities indices in the S&P GSCI Series. This bullish performance during the first half of 2019 is a good example of how using commodities in a tactical way can boost returns for investors. The S&P GSCI Iron Ore was able to distance itself from other metals. For example, the S&P GSCI Industrial Metals was flat over the same period.

Prior to the recent rally, the S&P GSCI Iron Ore was relatively range-bound for two years due to competing macro themes. There are several factors to point to when explaining the recent YTD performance. First, the challenging risk-off environment in Q4 2018 left most assets finishing the year in the red. This allowed for neutral-to-bearish investor positioning entering 2019, especially for those commodities with a high beta to global markets and specifically to Chinese economic activity.

Second, to ease the burden of U.S. tariffs and to support the slowing economy, Beijing announced a variety of stimulus measures focused on boosting its industrial complex. China currently purchases approximately two-thirds of seaborne iron ore. As has been seen in the last few years with each China hard landing or global growth scare, the People’s Bank of China has not hesitated to turn on its most-adored stimulus levers. Those levers have historically been ways to increase funding for construction and infrastructure projects. While the planned move away from manufacturing to a more consumer-based economy continues to creep along in China, it will likely take a long time to implement this plan, and the Chinese administration appreciates that the current most effective way to support economic growth remains via these industrial support levers. The S&P GSCI Iron Ore is highly correlated to Chinese economic indicators such as real estate investment, industrial production, and steel production. Several of these indicators spiked in Q1 2019 just as iron ore prices started to rise (see Exhibit 2). It is worth noting that the most recent industrial production number dropped to a five-year low of 5%.

Third and most important, supply has been drastically curtailed in recent months. Inventories held globally have been reduced and are on pace to fall to five-year lows within the next few months. The Vale dam collapse in Brazil in late January 2019 and a cyclone in Australia in March 2019 reduced supply from the world’s two largest iron ore exporters. Shipments from Australia have largely returned to normal, but it is likely that Brazilian iron ore exports will be constrained for an extended period of time. Imported iron ore stock at Chinese ports fell to a 2.5-year low of 121.6mm metric tons in mid-June 2019 according to Steelhome.

The iron ore market has a number of characteristics that make it distinctive as an investable asset, but these characteristics are relatively common among commodities; iron ore supply is concentrated in a handful of geographic regions and controlled by a small number of players, and demand is dictated by one major end-user (China). Both supply and demand are subject to shocks caused by geopolitical events, unforeseen natural disasters, and policy decisions, as well as the actions of individual asset owners. However, with unique characteristics can come unique tactical investment opportunities for investors.

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Editor’s Note: The summary bullets for this article were chosen by Seeking Alpha editors.

Cadence Minerals (KDNC) – Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) Files Technical Report for Lake Giles Iron Ore Project

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note the announcement today from Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) (“Macarthur”) regarding the results of the Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) undertaken by independent consultants Engenium Pty Ltd (“Engenium”) for its 100% owned Lake Giles Iron Ore Project (“the Project”) in Western Australia.

The PEA was completed for a 2.5 to 3.4 Mtpa operation incorporating the Moonshine Magnetite and Ularring Hematite Mineral Resources to produce a high-grade blended concentrate in excess of 65% Fe. The technical and financial evaluation in the PEA indicates the Project is potentially economically viable and further project development is justified.  

The independent technical report, entitled “NI43-101 Technical Report, Macarthur Minerals Limited, Preliminary Economic Assessment Lake Giles Iron Project, Western Australia, (the “2019 Technical Report”) with an issue date of June 13, 2019, was prepared in accordance with the requirements of National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”).  The 2019 Technical Report is filed under the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (“SEDAR”) website at www.sedar.com (filing date: June 17, 2019) and on the Company’s website at www.macarthurminerals.com.

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.

Macarthur Announcement. PEA Highlights

The key financial outcomes are summarised below:

  • Project after-tax real Net Present Value (“NPV”) of US$375 million at an 8% discount rate, based on a discounted cash flow model with:
    • a project life of 31 years with saleable product of 2.5 to 3.4 million tonnes per annum (“Mtpa”)
    • total sales of 83 million tonnes; and
  • Total Life of Mine (“LOM”) free cash flow of US$1,465m.
  • Total direct operating costs (excluding royalties) are estimated at US$3.1 billion (rounded).
  • Total project costs (direct and indirect operating costs, capital spend including contingency, rehabilitation and sustaining capital) are estimated at US$4.5 billion (rounded).
  • The project is potentially highly profitable with a discounted payback (based on NPV) in 3 years.
  • Average operating costs of US$37.62 including US$31.30/t Free on Board (“FOB”) for hematite and US$37.43/t FOB for magnetite.
  • Total revenue estimated at US$6.8 billion (rounded).
  • Total capital cost estimated at US$326 million including contingency of US$44 million.
  • Rehabilitation costs of US$38 million and sustaining capital expense over LOM of US$54 million.

Note: The outcomes of the economic assessment is preliminary in nature and includes inferred mineral resources that are considered too speculative geologically to have the economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves, and there is no certainty that the preliminary economic assessment will be realised.

Revised Project Strategy

In February 2011, Macarthur released its Preliminary Economic Assessment (“2011 PEA”) for the Moonshine Magnetite Project for the production of 10 Mtpa of high-grade magnetite concentrate (press release dated February 7, 2011). The 2011 PEA outlined several logistical and port scenarios including slurry transport 110 km to a dewatering plant and rail siding south of the town of Menzies.

Similarly, in September 2012, Macarthur released its Prefeasibility Study (“2012 PFS”) (press release dated August 16, 20122) for the Ularring Hematite Project, which focused on mining 2 million tonnes per annum (“Mtpa”) of hematite/goethite iron ore. The 2012 PFS outlined a wet beneficiation process that would produce a +60% Fe sinter fines product.  

Since the release of those studies, the iron ore market has undergone a dramatic shift where low grade iron ore <60% Fe is currently heavily discounted while the high-grade market, including magnetite concentrate, is attracting premium pricing.  

In response, Macarthur has revised its strategy to align the Projects with the robust current and forecast market conditions, capital markets and available capacity of regional infrastructure. The major impediment to development of the Moonshine Magnetite Project envisaged by the 2011 PEA, was the substantial capital cost and access to export capacity at the Port of Esperance. The revised project strategy targets an initial production rate of 3 Mtpa of high grade, low impurity concentrate, along with streamlined project infrastructure, significantly reducing capital cost.  

The revised Projects will see a combined hematite and magnetite operation where the product will be a high grade, blended magnetite and hematite concentrate. This strategy allows low grade hematite (~56% Fe) to be blended with a high-grade magnetite concentrate (~68%) in a ratio to achieve a final concentrate grading 65% Fe.

Operating and Capital Costs

The operating strategy for the Lake Giles Project is to export high-grade (+65% Fe) magnetite concentrate via the existing Port of Esperance (“Port”) owned and operated by the Western Australian Government. Magnetite concentrate will be processed on site, road hauled 90km to the existing open access rail network operated by Arc Infrastructure and then railed to the Port of Esperance.

As reported on April 8, 2019, access to the existing rail network has been confirmed and Macarthur has entered into an Exclusive Negotiation Agreement with Aurizon for rail haulage services. The Company is in advanced discussions with the Western Australian Government for access to the Port and the capital estimate includes infrastructure upgrades at the Port.

The full release can be found at: https://web.tmxmoney.com/article.php?newsid=7834524061311745&qm_symbol=MMS 

Cadence Minerals CEO Kiran Morzaria commented: “The PEA undertaken by Macarthur on the Lake Giles Iron Ore project confirms quality, potential profitability and long term revenue potential for the Lake Giles iron Ore project, driven, as the company points out, by a dramatic shift in high grade magnetite concentrate pricing.”

“As shareholders, Cadence are delighted to continue to support Cameron McCall and the Macarthur Minerals team.”

 

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) Announces Glencore #GLEN Participation in Financing.

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note the announcement today from Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) (“Macarthur”), that further to the announcement of March 19, 2019, a subsidiary of Glencore plc (“Glencore”) has agreed to participate in the US$6 million secured Convertible Note (“Note”) on a private placement basis for US$2 million.

Glencore’s participation in this financing, strengthens the life-of-mine long-term strategic relationship between the parties in line with the previously announced binding Off-Take Agreement (“Agreement”) with Glencore for sale of iron ore to be produced from the Lake Giles Iron Project (“Project”) in the Yilgarn Region of Western Australia.

Cadence holds approximately 10% 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.

Key terms to the note:

  • Each Note has a face value of US$10,000 following adoption of a loan note instrument.
  • The Notes (including accrued but unpaid interest) can be converted at any time after 12 months into common shares of Macarthur at the Noteholder’s option at a conversion price that reflects the greater of 80% of the average VWAP over 5 trading days immediately preceding the date of a notice of conversion and C$0.10 (in each case with appropriate equivalence to USD), with attaching warrants offered for one fourth of the commitment amount exercisable at the greater of C$0.10 or the average VWAP over 5 trading days immediately preceding the date of the Advance Date (such term being defined in the definitive documentation) (in each case with appropriate equivalence to USD).
  • The Notes will have a term to maturity of 3 years and bear interest at a rate of 12.5% per annum.
  • The Notes include a restriction on conversion that provides that such conversion may not have the effect of causing Noteholder to own 20% or more of the common shares of Macarthur or becoming a control person.
  • The iron ore mining licences held by Macarthur (or a subsidiary of Macarthur) in respect of the Lake Giles Iron project region of Western Australia will act as security for the Notes issued to the Noteholder.

Any shares issued upon conversion of the principal amount of the Note and any accrued interest will be subject to certain resale restrictions, including a restricted (or “hold”) period of four months and one day following the distribution date of the Note and warrant, under applicable Canadian securities legislation.

The consummation of the US$2 million financing commitment from Glencore is subject to receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals including that of the TSX Venture Exchange, the Australian Foreign Investment Review Board and satisfaction of the other conditions set out in the Investment Agreement entered into by the Glencore and Macarthur.

The full release can be found at: https://web.tmxmoney.com/article.php?newsid=8292361460422531&qm_symbol=MMS

Cadence Minerals Chairman Andrew Suckling commented: “To secure a US$2 million investment from Glencore following the recently announced take-off agreement marks another significant milestone for Macarthur and its shareholders. As with the Exception Capital financing agreement announced yesterday, the terms are attractive, and provide Macarthur with funding certainty while potentially minimising dilution to Cadence shareholders.”

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) Announces Exception Capital LLP Participation in Financing

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note the announcement today from Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) (“Macarthur”), that further to the announcement of March 19, 2019, Exception Capital LLP (“Exception”) has agreed to participate in the US$6 million secured Convertible Note (“Note”) on a private placement basis for US$1 million.

Key terms:

  • Each Note has a face value of US$10,000 following adoption of a loan note instrument.
  • The Notes (including accrued but unpaid interest) can be converted at any time after 12 months into common shares of Macarthur at the Noteholder’s option at a conversion price that reflects the greater of 80% of the average VWAP over 5 trading days immediately preceding the date of a notice of conversion and C$0.10 (in each case with appropriate equivalence to USD), with attaching warrants offered for one fourth of the commitment amount exercisable at the greater of C$0.10 or the average VWAP over 5 trading days immediately preceding the date of the Advance Date (such term being defined in the definitive documentation) (in each case with appropriate equivalence to USD).
  • The Notes will have a term to maturity of 3 years and bear interest at a rate of 12.5% per annum.
  • The Notes include a restriction on conversion that provides that such conversion may not have the effect of causing Noteholder to own 20% or more of the common shares of Macarthur or becoming a control person.
  • The iron ore mining licences held by Macarthur (or a subsidiary of Macarthur) in respect of the Lake Giles Iron project region of Western Australia will act as security for the Notes issued to the Noteholder.

Any shares issued upon conversion of the principal amount of the Note and any accrued interest will be subject to certain resale restrictions, including a restricted (or “hold”) period of four months and one day following the distribution date of the Note and warrant, under applicable Canadian securities legislation.

The consummation of the US$1 million financing commitment from Exception is subject to receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals including that of the TSX Venture Exchange and satisfaction of the other conditions set out in the Investment Agreement entered into by the Exception and Macarthur.

Cadence holds approximately 10% 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.

The full release, including full details of the FEL earn-in terms can be found at: https://web.tmxmoney.com/article.php?newsid=7164373152451843&qm_symbol=MMS

Cadence Minerals CEO Kiran Morzaria commented: “This financing agreement marks a significant step forward by Macarthur in progressing its Australian iron ore projects. As Macarthur Executive Chairman Cameron McCall states, the financing terms are attractive and minimises dilution to shareholders.”

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) Announces Option Agreement on Its Lithium and Gold Tenements in Pilbara Region, W Australia

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note the announcement today from Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) (“Macarthur”) that Macarthur Lithium Pty Ltd (“MLi”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Macarthur, has entered into an exclusive option agreement with Fe Limited (ASX: FEL) (“FEL”), for FEL to acquire an interest of up to 75% across 19 MLi tenements. These 19 tenements are highly prospective for gold, copper and lithium in proximity to numerous known hard rock lithium and gold deposits in the central and eastern Pilbara.

Highlights:

  • MLi has granted FEL a 45-day option to enable FEL to conduct due diligence and secure the required funding to proceed with exercising the option. The Company will pay a non-refundable option fee to MLi of AU$100,000 in cash (Option Fee).
  • Should FEL formally elect to exercise the option within the 45-day option period, AU$400,000 will be payable to MLi (Option Exercise Fee).
  • Upon payment of the Option Exercise Fee (Exercise Date), FEL will have the right to earn-in up to 75% interest in the Project.

MLi will act as JV manager and be paid a 10% project management fee (excluded from earn-in expenditure) and will be free carried until a pre-feasibility study is completed. FEL can withdraw from the earn-in at any time and without penalty.

Cadence holds approximately 10% 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.

The full release, including full details of the FEL earn-in terms can be found at: https://web.tmxmoney.com/article.php?newsid=6664824274204069&qm_symbol=MMS

Cadence Minerals CEO Kiran Morzaria commented: “As stated by Macarthur Exec Chairman Cameron McCall, this transaction will allow the company to focus its efforts towards bringing Macarthur’s Moonshine Magnetite iron ore projects into production. We at Cadence fully support this strategy given the current environment for the global iron ore market.”

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) Appoints Drilling Contractor to Commence Drilling at the Moonshine Magnetite Project.

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note the announcement today from Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) (“Macarthur”) that it has engaged Orbit Drilling Pty Ltd (“Orbit Drilling”) to commence an infill drill program at its Moonshine Magnetite Project at Lake Giles (“Project”) in the Yilgarn region of Western Australia.

Highlights:

  • Macarthur has contracted Orbit Drilling to complete a 30 hole infill program at the Moonshine Magnetite Project.
  • The drill program has been planned to upgrade the Inferred Mineral Resource estimate to a Measured Mineral Resource of approximately 100 million tonnes (“Mt”) at the Project.
  • Drill-hole planning was conducted by CSA Global Pty Ltd (CSA), Macarthur’s independent geological consultants.
  • The Measured Mineral Resource will underpin the bankable feasibility study (“BFS”) of the Project to be completed in 2019.

Drilling Program

Macarthur states that the drilling program is designed to coincide with the BFS for the Project to be undertaken in 2019.  Mining and processing studies will be based on Measured Mineral Resources to provide greater confidence in the outcomes of the study. The program aims to convert approximately 100 Mt of the Inferred Mineral Resource to a Measured Mineral Resource at the Moonshine deposit. Drill planning has been completed by CSA Global, who completed the early resource modelling and estimations for the Moonshine Magnetite Project.

The drilling program is also planned to obtain diamond core for the purpose of further metallurgical test-work. Diamond core is required for the BFS to refine the process flow design and provide greater understanding of ore variability. This metallurgical test-work program will commence mid-way through the drilling program as core becomes available.

Drilling is planned to commence in early May on receipt of required drilling permits, with an initial campaign of approximately 12 weeks.

Moonshine Magnetite Project

Macarthur states that the Moonshine Magnetite Project contains an Inferred Mineral Resource consisting of 1,316 Mt @ 30.1% Fe.

Cadence holds approximately 10% 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.

The full release can be found at: https://web.tmxmoney.com/article.php?newsid=7767403879040840&qm_symbol=MMS

Cadence Minerals CEO Kiran Morzaria commented: “Following the take off agreement recently announced between Macarthur and Glencore, the Cadence team are delighted with the subsequent pace of developments at the Lake Giles Moonshine Magnetite Project. We look forward to the next phase of developments following the drilling programme.”

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) Progress Towards Rail Haulage Agreement.

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note the announcement today from Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) (“Macarthur”) that it has partnered with Australian freight haulage company Aurizon (“Aurizon”) to finalise a rail haulage contract for its Lake Giles Moonshine Magnetite Project (“Project”) in the Yilgarn region of Western Australia. This news follows the Company’s recent announcement that it has signed a binding Life-of-Mine Off-Take Agreement with Glencore International A.G. for the sale of iron ore to be produced from the Project from the commencement of commercial production.

Macarthur has entered into a Negotiation Agreement with Aurizon to provide above rail haulage services including the supply of rolling stock for the purpose of transporting iron ore from the Project to the Port of Esperance. Aurizon already has rolling stock available that was previously used by other iron ore operators in the region including 325 wagons. The rolling stock is fit for purpose and compatible with rail unloading infrastructure at the Port of Esperance. This represents a key component of the logistics solution for the Project.

Aurizon was selected as the preferred operator based on its superior supply chain experience, safety and operating capability and its expertise in bulk rail freight that includes the transport of over 40 million tonnes of bulk freight and iron ore throughout Australia.  Aurizon has significant rail marshalling, maintenance and traincrew facilities at the Port of Esperance, a legacy investment from its previous Cliffs iron ore haulage contract. The open access rail network owned by Arc Infrastructure has available capacity and is accessible within 90 km of the Project and runs directly to the Port of Esperance.

Cadence holds approximately 10% 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.

The full release can be found at: https://web.tmxmoney.com/article.php?newsid=5047835856823328&qm_symbol=MMS

Cadence Minerals Chairman Andrew Suckling commented: “The partnership with Aurizon to advance Macarthur’s rail haulage requirements represents an important step forward for the Lake Giles Moonshine Magnetite Project take off agreement recently announced between Macarthur and Glencore.”

“Equally significant will be the potential benefits of this agreement to the economies of the local mining communities surrounding the Moonshine Magnetite Project and those of the Port of Esperance community of Western Australia. As stated by Macarthur, these areas have recently suffered from a significant decline in iron ore export.”

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  
   
Hannam & Partners LLP (Joint Broker)                                 +44 (0) 207 907 8500
Neil Passmore  
Giles Fitzpatrick  
   
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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