ECR MINERALS plc
(“ECR Minerals”, “ECR” or the “Company”)
US OTC: MTGDY
LONDON: 25 MARCH 2015 - ECR Minerals plc announces the issue and allotment of 74,798,658 new ordinary shares of 0.1 pence each in the Company (“Ordinary Shares”) at a price of £0.001341 (0.1341 pence) per share pursuant to the conversion of US$150,000 of outstanding principal amount under the Company’s convertible loan facility (the “Facility”) with YA Global Master SPV Ltd (“YA Global”). Accordingly, the outstanding principal amount will be reduced by US$150,000, leaving a total of US$1,235,712 in principal amount outstanding under the Facility. In addition, as announced on 9 February 2015, the Company expects to draw down a further tranche of US$250,000 in principal amount under the Facility on or about 1 April 2015.
A further 11,858,576 new Ordinary Shares are to be issued and allotted to YA Global at a price of £0.001341 (0.1341 pence) per share in settlement of accrued interest.
Pursuant to this announcement, application has been made for 86,657,234 new Ordinary Shares of the Company to be admitted to trading on AIM. This is expected to occur on 27 March 2015 (“Admission”). Following Admission, ECR’s issued ordinary share capital will consist of 3,588,061,517 Ordinary Shares. The new Ordinary Shares will rank pari passu in all respects with the Ordinary Shares of the Company currently traded on AIM.
The total of 3,588,061,517 Ordinary Shares may therefore be used by shareholders in the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change in their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the FCA’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
ECR is a mineral exploration and development company with, among other interests, the right to earn a 50% interest in the Itogon gold project in the Philippines. Itogon is an advanced exploration project located in a gold and copper mining district in the north of the Philippines.
ECR has a 100% interest in the SLM gold project in La Rioja Province, Argentina, the exploration strategy for which is to delineate multiple medium to high grade, low tonnage deposits suitable for advancement to production on a relatively low capital, near term basis.
ECR continues to review potential new investments on a highly selective basis, with a concentration on precious, base and strategic metals projects in Asia and South America.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
|ECR Minerals plc||Tel:||+44 (0)20 7929 1010|
|Paul Johnson, Non-Executive Chairman|
|Stephen Clayson, Director & Chief Executive Officer|
|Richard (Dick) Watts, Technical Director|
|Cairn Financial Advisers LLP||Tel:||+44 (0)20 7148 7900|
|Jo Turner/Emma Earl|
|Daniel Stewart & Company plc||Tel:||+44 (0)20 7776 6550|
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
This announcement may include forward looking statements. Such statements may be subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and therefore actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward looking statements. Any forward looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date hereof (unless stated otherwise) and, except as may be required by applicable laws or regulations (including the AIM Rules for Companies), the Company disclaims any obligation to update or modify such forward looking statements as a result of new information, future events or for any other reason.