25 Jul Result of Placing
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Anglesey Mining Plc
(“Anglesey Mining”, “Anglesey”, the “Company” or the “Group”) (AIM:AYM)
Result of Placing
Anglesey Mining Plc (AIM:AYM) is pleased to announce that, further to its announcement of 7 a.m. (London time) on 25 July 2023, it has successfully completed and closed the Placing.
The Placing raised, in aggregate, gross proceeds of £0.5m. The Placing comprises the placing of 33,333,329 new Ordinary Shares (the “Placing Shares”) with certain institutional and other investors at a price of 1.5 pence per share (the “Issue Price”), thereby raising £0.5m gross proceeds. The Placing Shares were accompanied by one Investor Warrant, as detailed in the announcement of earlier today.
The Fundraising is conditional only on Admission.
The net proceeds of the Placing will be applied to commence drilling of the Northern Copper Zone at Parys Mountain, continuing to advance the permitting and Environmental Impact and Social Assessment of Parys Mountain, commence baseline studies for the Grängesberg Iron Ore Mine; and general working capital purposes.
In accordance with the terms of the restructured working capital facility with Juno Limited announced on 16 May 2022, Juno Limited converted further debt to equity by way of a direct subscription of Subscription Shares alongside the Placing capped at pro-rata ownership level. As a result of the announced Placing and Subscription, the debt due to Juno will be reduced from £3,518,000 million to £3,413,750 million. Juno Limited therefore subscribed for 6,949,999 Subscription Shares and received warrants over 3,474,999 new Ordinary Shares at the same Placing Price and exercise price as the other Placees. Subsequent to completion of the Placing and Subscription and assuming no exercise of its Investor Warrants, Juno’s shareholding in Anglesey is expected to be c.20.5% per cent.
Related Party Transaction
As Juno is a substantial shareholder in the Company, this transaction is considered to be a related party transaction under the AIM Rules for Companies. The Directors of the Company, excluding Danesh Varma, having consulted with the Company’s Nominated Adviser, J&E Davy, consider that the terms of the transaction are fair and reasonable insofar as shareholders are concerned.
Admission and Total Voting Rights
Application will be made to the London Stock Exchange for admission of the New Ordinary Shares to trading on AIM. It is expected that admission will become effective and dealings in the New Ordinary Shares commence on AIM at 8.00 a.m. on 31 July 2023 (or such later date as may be agreed between the Company and the Bookrunner, but no later than 28 August 2023).
The New Ordinary Shares will be issued fully paid and will rank pari passu in all respects with the Company’s existing Ordinary Shares.
Following Admission, the total number of Ordinary Shares in the capital of the Company in issue will be 420,093,017 with voting rights. This figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company’s share capital pursuant to (i) the Company’s Articles, (ii) the Financial Conduct Authority’s Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules and/or (iii) the AIM Rules for Companies issued by the London Stock Exchange plc as amended from time to time.
Capitalised terms used but not otherwise defined in this announcement shall have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Company’s announcement made at 7.00 am on 25 July 2023, unless the context requires otherwise.
Jo Battershill, CEO, comments: “The Board of Anglesey is very pleased to have concluded this follow-on placement, which will provide additional balance sheet strength to support the ongoing development activities at both Parys Mountain and Grängesberg. The drilling of the Northern Copper Zone is expected to commence in early September and has been designed to infill the upper levels with the aim of converting inferred resources into the higher confidence Indicated category. We look forward to updating the market on this programme as it progresses. ”
For further information on the Company, please visit www.angleseymining.co.uk or contact:
Anglesey Mining Plc www.angleseymining.co.uk
John Kearney Tel: +1 416 362 6686
Jo Battershill, Chief Executive Tel: +44 (0) 7540 366000
Davy (Nominated Adviser & Joint Broker)
Brian Garrahy Tel: +353 1 679 6363
WH Ireland Limited (Joint Broker & Joint Bookrunner)
Harry Ansell Tel: +44 (0) 207 220 1666
Katy Mitchell/Andrew de Andrade
About Anglesey Mining Plc
Anglesey Mining is traded on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.
Anglesey is developing its 100% owned Parys Mountain Cu-Zn-Pb-Ag-Au deposit in North Wales, UK with a reported resource of 5.3 million tonnes at over 4.0% combined base metals in the Measured and Indicated categories and 10.8 million tonnes at over 2.5% combined base metals in the Inferred category.
Anglesey also holds an almost 50% interest in the Grängesberg Iron project in Sweden, together with management rights and a right of first refusal to increase its interest to 100%. Anglesey also holds 12% of Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited, which through its 52% owned subsidiaries, is engaged in the exploration and development of direct shipping iron ore deposits in Labrador and Quebec.
Notification And Public Disclosure of Transactions by Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities and Persons Closely Associated With Them
|1.||Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated|
|2.||Reason for the notification|
|a)||Position/status:||PCA of Non-Executive Director Danesh Varma|
|b)||Initial notification/Amendment:||Initial notification|
|3.||Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor|
|a)||Name:||Anglesey Mining Plc|
|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 shares of 1 pence eachGB0000320472|
|b)||Nature of the transaction:||i. Subscription for ordinary shares
ii. Grant of warrants to subscribe for ordinary shares
|c)||Price(s) and volume(s):||
|d)||Aggregated information:Aggregated volume:Price:||N/A|
|e)||Date of the transaction:||i. 25 July 2023
ii. 25 July 2023
|f)||Place of the transaction:||i. Outside a trading venue
ii. Outside a trading venue
The distribution of this announcement, including its Appendix (together, the “Announcement”) and the offering of the Placing Shares in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. No action has been taken by the Company or either of the Joint Bookrunners that would permit an offering of such shares or possession or distribution of this Announcement or any other offering or publicity material relating to such shares in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. Persons into whose possession this Announcement comes are required by the Company and the Joint Bookrunners to inform themselves about, and to observe such restrictions. In particular, the Announcement is not for publication, release, transmission distribution or forwarding, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa, New Zealand or any other jurisdiction in which publication, release or distribution would be unlawful. This Announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or issue, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, acquire or subscribe for shares in the capital of the Company in the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa, New Zealand or any other state or jurisdiction. This Announcement has not been approved by the London Stock Exchange. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of such jurisdictions.
The Placing Shares have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or with any securities regulatory authority of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States and may not be offered, sold, pledged, taken up, exercised, resold, renounced, transferred or delivered, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States absent registration under the Securities Act, except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in compliance with any applicable securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States. The Placing Shares have not been approved, disapproved or recommended by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any state securities commission in the United States or any other U.S. regulatory authority, nor have any of the foregoing authorities passed upon or endorsed the merits of the offering of the Placing Shares. Subject to certain exceptions, the securities referred to herein may not be offered or sold in the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa or to, or for the account or benefit of, any national, resident or citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, the Republic of South Africa.
No public offering of the Placing Shares is being made in the United States, United Kingdom or elsewhere. All offers of the Placing Shares will be made pursuant to an exemption under the Prospectus Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2017/1129) (“Prospectus Regulation”) or the Prospectus Regulation as it forms part of domestic UK law pursuant to the EUWA (“UK Prospectus Regulation”) and other enacting measures (as the case may be) from the requirement to produce a prospectus. This Announcement is being distributed to persons in the United Kingdom only in circumstances in which section 21(1) of FSMA does not apply.
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No statement in this Announcement or incorporated by reference into this Announcement is intended to constitute a profit forecast or profit estimate for any period, nor should any statement be interpreted to mean that earnings or earnings per share will necessarily be greater or lesser than those for the relevant preceding financial periods for the Company.
- This Announcement contains information regarding the Company’s business and the markets in which it operates and competes, which the Company has obtained from various third party sources. Where information has been sourced from a third party it has been accurately reproduced and, so far as the Company is aware and is able to ascertain from the information published by that third party, no facts have been omitted which would render the reproduced information inaccurate or misleading. Such information has not been audited or independently verified.
Certain data in this Announcement, including financial, statistical and operating information, has been rounded.
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This Announcement has been issued by and is the sole responsibility of the Company. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is or will be made as to, or in relation to, and no responsibility or liability is or will be accepted by wither of the Joint Bookrunners or by any of their respective affiliates or agents as to, or in relation to, the accuracy or completeness of this Announcement or any other written or oral information made available to or publicly available to any interested party or its advisers, and any liability therefore is expressly disclaimed.
J&E Davy (“Davy”), which is authorised and regulated in Ireland by the Central Bank of Ireland, is acting as nominated adviser to the Company and no one else in connection with the matters described in this Announcement and will not be responsible to any person for providing the protections afforded to customers of Davy or for advising any other person in connection with any matter referred to herein. The responsibilities of Davy as the Company’s nominated adviser under the AIM Rules for Companies and the AIM Rules for Nominated Advisers are owed solely to the London Stock Exchange and are not owed to the Company or to any director or shareholder of the Company or any other person, in respect of its decision to acquire shares in the capital of the Company in reliance on any part of this Announcement, or otherwise.
WH Ireland Limited (“WH Ireland”) which is a member of the London Stock Exchange, is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority and is acting as joint broker and bookrunner in connection with the Placing. WH Ireland is acting exclusively for the Company in connection with the matters referred to in this Announcement and for no-one else and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to its clients nor for providing any advice in relation to the contents of this Announcement or any transaction, arrangement or matter referred to herein.
Persons (including, without limitation, nominees and trustees) who have a contractual or other legal obligation to forward a copy of the Appendix or this Announcement should seek appropriate advice before taking any action.
The Placing Shares to which this Announcement relates may be illiquid and / or subject to restrictions on their resale. Prospective subscribers of the Placing Shares should conduct their own due diligence on the Placing Shares. If you do not understand the contents of this Announcement you should consult an authorised financial adviser.
Neither the content of the Company’s website nor any website accessible by hyperlinks on the Company’s website is incorporated in, or forms part of, this Announcement.
Information to Distributors
Solely for the purposes of the product governance requirements contained within: (a) EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments, as amended (“MiFID II”); (b) Articles 9 and 10 of Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 supplementing MiFID II; and (c) local implementing measures (together, the “MiFID II Product Governance Requirements”), and disclaiming all and any liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any “manufacturer” (for the purposes of the MiFID II Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the Placing Shares have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that such securities are: (i) compatible with an end target market of retail investors and investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by MiFID II (the “Target Market Assessment”). Notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, distributors should note that: the price of the Placing Shares may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the Placing Shares offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the Placing Shares is compatible only with investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, who (either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any losses that may result therefrom. The Target Market Assessment is without prejudice to the requirements of any contractual, legal or regulatory selling restrictions in relation to the Placing. Furthermore, it is noted that, notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, the Joint Bookrunners will only procure investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Target Market Assessment does not constitute: (a) an assessment of suitability or appropriateness for the purposes of MiFID II; or (b) a recommendation to any investor or group of investors to invest in, or purchase, or take any other action whatsoever with respect to the Placing Shares.
Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the Placing Shares and determining appropriate distribution channels.
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