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THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY IN ANY JURISDICTION, NOR SHALL THERE BE ANY SALE OF THE SECURITIES REFERRED TO HEREIN, IN OR INTO ANY JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH OFFER, SOLICITATION OR SALE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL PRIOR TO REGISTRATION OR QUALIFICATION UNDER THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY SUCH JURISDICTION.
PLEASE SEE THE IMPORTANT NOTICE AT THE END OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
8 February 2018
Proposed underwritten placing of 10,605,876 ordinary shares in Central Asia Metals PLC ("CAML" or the "Company")
CBH Europe Limited, on behalf of Kenges Rakishev, a Non-Executive Director of CAML (the "Seller"), announces that it intends to sell 10,605,876 ordinary shares of US$0.01 each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") (the "Placing Shares"). The Placing Shares represent approximately 6.0 % of the Company's issued share capital and 100 % of the Seller's current holding in the Company.
The Placing Shares are being offered by way of an accelerated bookbuild (the "Placing"), which will be launched immediately following this announcement. Peel Hunt LLP will be acting as sole bookrunner in connection with the Placing (the "Bookrunner"). The Placing is being underwritten by Peel Hunt.
The final number of Placing Shares to be placed and the placing price will be agreed by the Bookrunner and the Seller at the close of the bookbuild process, and the results of the Placing will be announced as soon as practicable thereafter. The timings for the close of the bookbuild process, pricing and allocations are at the absolute discretion of the Bookrunner.
The proceeds of the Placing are payable in cash and will be settled on a T+5 basis (unless otherwise agreed), and closing of the bookbuild is expected to occur on or about 9 February 2018 . CAML will not receive any proceeds from the Placing.
Market Abuse Regulation
The information contained within this announcement is deemed to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulation. Upon the publication of this announcement via a regulatory information service, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.
For further information contact:
Peel Hunt LLP (Sole Bookrunner) Tel: +44 (0) 20 7418 8900
Note to editors:
Central Asia Metals, an AIM-listed UK company based in London, owns 100% of the Kounrad SX-EW copper project in central Kazakhstan and 100% of the Sasa zinc-lead mine in Macedonia. The Company also owns 80% of the Shuak copper exploration property in northern Kazakhstan. For further information, please visit www.centralasiametals.com .
Members of the general public are not eligible to take part in the Placing.
This announcement and the information contained herein may not be published, distributed or transmitted, directly or indirectly, in the United States (including its territories and possessions), Canada, Australia, Japan or the Republic of South Africa or any other jurisdiction where such an announcement would be unlawful. The distribution of this announcement may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions and persons into whose possession this document or other information referred to herein should inform themselves about and observe any such restriction. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
This announcement and the information contained herein are for information purposes only and do not constitute or form part of any offer of securities for sale or a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities in the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, the Republic of South Africa or any other jurisdiction.
The Placing Shares have not been, and will not be, registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "US Securities Act"), or under the applicable securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States, Canada, Australia, the Republic of South Africa or Japan or of any other jurisdiction. The Placing Shares may not be offered or sold in the United States unless registered under the US Securities Act or offered in a transaction exempt from, or not subject to, the registration requirements of the US Securities Act and the securities laws of any relevant state or other jurisdiction of the United States. There will be no public offering of the Placing Shares in the United States or elsewhere.
In the United Kingdom, this announcement is only directed at persons who are qualified investors (as defined below) and (i) are investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended) (the "Order") or (ii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.) (all such persons together being referred to as "Relevant Persons"). This announcement is directed only at Relevant Persons and must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not Relevant Persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this announcement relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons.
In member states of the European Economic Area (EEA) which have implemented the Prospectus Directive (each, a "Relevant Member State"), this announcement and any offer if made subsequently is directed exclusively at persons who are "qualified investors" within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive. For these purposes, the expression "Prospectus Directive" means Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto, including the 2010 PD Amending Directive, to the extent implemented in a Relevant Member State), and includes any relevant implementing measure in the Relevant Member State and the expression "2010 PD Amending Directive" means Directive 2010/73/EU.
The distribution of this announcement and the offering or sale of the Placing Shares in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. No action has been taken that would permit an offering of securities or possession or distribution of this announcement in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes are required to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions. No prospectus or offering document has been or will be prepared in connection with the Placing. Any investment decision to buy securities in the Placing must be made solely on the basis of publicly available information. Such information is not the responsibility of and has not been independently verified by CBH Europe Limited or Peel Hunt LLP or any of their respective affiliates.
Peel Hunt LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom. The Bookrunner is acting only for the Seller in connection with the Placing and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Seller for providing the protections offered to their respective clients nor for providing advice in relation to the Placing or any matters referred to in this announcement.
In connection with any offering of the Placing Shares, Peel Hunt LLP and/or any of its affiliates may take up a portion of the securities in the offering as a principal position and in that capacity may retain, purchase or sell for their own account such securities. Peel Hunt LLP does not intend to disclose the extent of any such investment or transactions otherwise than in accordance with any legal or regulatory obligation to do so.
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