ECR Minerals plc (the “Company”) is a mineral exploration and development company incorporated in England & Wales. ECR’s wholly owned Australian subsidiary Mercator Gold Australia Pty Ltd has 100% ownership of the Avoca, Bailieston, Moormbool and Timor gold exploration licences in Central Victoria, Australia.

Exploration for gold in Victoria is ECR’s current focus. A map of the Victorian licences can be viewed here. For the latest updates, please see our regulatory announcements.

ECR has earned a 25% interest in the Danglay epithermal gold project, an advanced exploration project located in a prolific gold and copper mining district in the north of the Philippines. An NI43-101 technical report was completed in respect of the Danglay project in December 2015.

ECR’s wholly owned Argentine subsidiary Ochre Mining has 100% ownership of the SLM gold project in La Rioja, Argentina. Exploration at SLM has focused on identifying small tonnage mesothermal gold deposits which may be suitable for relatively near-term production.

ECR shares are listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange with the symbol ECR.

(“Mercator Gold”, “Mercator” or “the Company”)




LONDON: 13 MAY 2008 - On 17 April 2008 the Board of Mercator Gold plc (“Mercator” or “the Company”) announced that it had received a preliminary approach which may or may not have led to an offer being made for the Company. Discussions about this potential offer have now been terminated.

The Company confirms that as a result, it is no longer in an “offer period” for the purposes of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

The Board remains committed to progress the Company’s production and exploration activities in Western Australia.


For further information please contact:

Mercator Gold plc    
Patrick Harford, Managing Director Tel: +44 (0) 20 7929 1010
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Cenkos Securities plc Tel: +44 (0) 20 7397 8900
Ian Soanes    
Adrian Hargrave    
Ocean Equities Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 20 7786 4370
Will Slack    
Bankside Consultants Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 20 7367 8888
Simon Rothschild    
Keith Irons    
Oliver Winters    


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