MERCATOR GOLD plc
(“Mercator Gold”, “Mercator” or “the Company”)
US OTC: MTGDY
LONDON: 18 JANUARY 2006 - The Company is pleased to announce that at the EGM held earlier today, all the resolutions were duly passed, including those necessary to approve the acquisition of the gold exploration and mining assets at Meekatharra, the placing and the 1 for 10 share consolidation.
The Company is also pleased to announce that it has raised £9,115,000 before expenses (in addition to the £1,000,000 raised via the convertible loan note in December 2005) under the placing and this will allow the Company to complete the acquisition.
Following the issue of the new shares in relation to the acquisition and the placing and following the share consolidation, there will be a total of 39,118,350 ordinary shares (of 10p par value) in issue and these are expected to commence trading on AIM on Friday, 20 January 2006.
On admission to AIM, the Directors’ shareholdings in the Company will be:
|Number of issued Ordinary shares||Percentage of issued Ordinary shares||Number of Warrants||Number of options|
|Michael de Villiers||227,000||0.58%||67,000||325,000|
|Dr. Julian Vearncombe||360,000||0.92%||40,000||575,000|
Note: Existing shareholders who are uncertain as to the number of shares they will hold following the share consolidation should consult an independent financial adviser authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.
For further information please contact:
|Mercator Gold plc|
|Patrick Harford, Managing Director||Tel:||+44 (0) 20 7929 1010|
|Beaumont Cornish Limited|
|Roland Cornish||Tel:||+ 44 (0) 20 7628 3396|
|King & Shaxson Capital Ltd|
|Nick Bealer||Tel:||+ 44 (0) 20 7426 5986|
|Ocean Equities Ltd|
|Will Slack||Tel:||+ 44 (0) 20 7786 4375|
|Justine Howarth / Ana Ribeiro||Tel:||+44 (0) 20 7493 3713|
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