Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note the update published today by European Metals Holdings Limited (“European Metals” or “EMH”). EMH has today raised gross proceeds (before expenses) of £1,035,500 via a share placing (“Placing”), issuing 5,177,500 new ordinary shares (represented by Chess Depositary interests or “CDIs”) with new and existing investors at an issue price of 20 pence per new ordinary share, representing an approximate 13 percent discount to the EMH closing mid-market price of the ordinary shares on 16 November 2018.
Cadence Minerals Plc subscribed for a total of 250,000 Placing Shares. Following participation in the Placing, Cadence Minerals Plc is now interested in a total of 28,096,470 CDIs representing 19.16% of the enlarged issued share capital of the Company.
The net Placing proceeds will be used to continue to advance EMH’s corporate strategy including:
- To progress the Company’s drilling programme and upgrade its resource model to include measured resources and facilitate an estimation of proven reserves;
- Begin the engineering process for a Definitive Feasibility Study;
- Progress Environmental Impact Assessments for mining and processing;
- Operate a pilot plant for production of samples for marketing; and
- Progress discussions with potential strategic partners.
Cadence holds 19.16% of the equity in European Metals, which, through its wholly owned Subsidiary, Geomet s.r.o., controls the mineral exploration licenses awarded by the Czech State over Cinovec.
The full release can be found at: https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail/EMH/13872288.html.
Cadence Minerals CEO Kiran Morzaria commented:“Cinovec is the largest lithium deposit in Europe, the fourth largest non-brine deposit in the world and a globally significant tin resource. Given the recent acceleration in the rate of project development and Cinovec’s strategic significance in the future of the European Electric Vehicle market, Cadence Minerals were pleased to support EMH and its CEO Keith Coughlan by participating in the fundraising. We look forward to further progress in the drilling programme.”
Cadence is pleased to announce the Company will be hosting a live webinar at 10.00am GMT on Monday 10 December. The live webinar details will be circulated in the coming week.
As at the 12 October 2018 Cadence had the following key investments: 19.7% of the equity in European Metal Holdings, which, through its wholly owned Subsidiary, Geomet s.r.o., controls the mineral exploration licenses awarded by the Czech State over Cinovec; 6.95% of the equity in Bacanora Lithium Plc and 30% of Mexalit and Megalit joint venture companies. Mexalit is the owner of the El Sauz, El Sauz 1, El Sauz 2, Fleur and Fleur 1 mineral concessions, which forms part of the 20-year mine plan of the Sonora Lithium Project in Northern Mexico; 6.6% of Auroch Minerals Ltd; 4.5% of Clancy Exploration Ltd; 12.1% of Macarthur Minerals Ltd; 4% of the San Luis lithium exploration project in Argentina; 30% free carried interest in one mining lease and six exploration license in part of the the Yangibana Rare Earth Mineral deposit and a 100% interest in and exploration license on the eastern boundary of boundaries of Greenland Minerals and Energy Limited’s licences that encompass the world-class Kvanefjeld, Sørenson, Zone 3 and Steenstrupfjeld Rare Earth Element deposits.
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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.
About Cadence Minerals:
Cadence is dedicated to smart investments for a greener world. The planet needs rechargeable batteries on a global scale – upcoming supersized passenger vehicles, lorries and buses – require lithium and other technology minerals to power their cells. Cadence is helping find these minerals in new places and extracting them in new ways, which will meet the demand of this burgeoning market.
Cadence invests across the globe, principally in lithium mining projects. Its primary strategy is taking significant economic stakes in upstream exploration and development assets within strategic metals. We identify assets that have strategic cost advantages that are not replicable, with the aim of achieving lower quartile production costs. The combination of this approach and seeking value opportunities allows us to identify projects capable of achievinghigh rates of return.
The Cadence board has a blend of mining, commodity investing, fund management and deal structuring knowledge and experience, that is supported by access to keymarketing, political and industry contacts. These resources are leveraged not only in our investment decisions but also in continuing support of our investments, whether it be increasing market awareness of an asset, or advising on product mix or path to production. Cadence Mineral’s goal is to assist management to rapidly develop the project up the value curve and deliver excellent returns on its investments.
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