Execution of Share Purchase Agreement
Metal Tiger plc
(“Metal Tiger” or the “Company”)
Execution of Share Purchase Agreement
Metal Tiger plc (AIM: MTR), the London Stock Exchange AIM listed investor in natural resource opportunities, is pleased to announce that Cobre Limited (“Cobre”) and the shareholders of Kalahari Metals Limited (“KML”) (the “KML Vendors”) (together the “Parties”) have executed a Share Purchase Agreement (the “SPA”) in respect of the conditional acquisition by Cobre of 51% of the issued share capital of KML (the “Transaction”).
The terms of the SPA are generally consistent with the binding Heads of Agreement previously entered into by the Parties, as announced by Metal Tiger on , and . Metal Tiger is one of the KML Vendors and currently has a 62.17% equity interest in KML. In addition, Metal Tiger currently holds an 18.79% equity interest in Cobre.
Following completion of the Transaction, which is subject, , to the conditions set out below, Metal Tiger will hold an equity interest of approximately 20.72% in Cobre and an economic interest in KML of approximately 59.57% (comprising a direct interest of 49.00% and an indirect interest of 10.57% as a result of the Company’s direct interest in Cobre).inter alia
, Chief Executive Officer of Metal Tiger, commented:
“We are very pleased that the Parties have entered into the SPA, as the Board believes that completion of the Transaction will facilitate the acceleration of KML’s planned exploration programme in one of the most exciting copper jurisdictions in the world, whilst providing an additional funding partner alongside Metal Tiger. Furthermore, by diversifying our interest in KML via Cobre, we believe we have an additional avenue for liquidity on exploration success in the future.
“We look forward to further operational progress from KML in the near future, as our interests in the Kalahari Copper Belt continue to develop.”
Further Information on the Transaction
Key Terms of the SPA
The KML Vendors will be issued, in aggregate, 21,444,582 new Cobre shares in consideration for the 51% interest in KML (the “Consideration Shares”). Cobre will initially acquire a 49.99% interest in KML, with Metal Tiger retaining a 50.01% interest, and, subject to obtaining change in control approval from the Minister of Mineral, Energy and Water Resources of the (the “Botswana Consent”) in respect of the KML group, Cobre will increase its shareholding in KML to 51.00% immediately thereafter, with Metal Tiger’s shareholding reducing to 49.00%. The Consideration Shares will be voluntarily escrowed until in accordance with the terms of the SPA with certain exemptions available.
Conditions to completion of the Transaction
Completion of the Transaction is conditional upon:
The Parties have agreed to use their respective reasonable endeavours to satisfy the conditions as soon as practicable. Completion of the Transaction is subject to the satisfaction (or waiver) of the conditions occurring no later than six months from the date of the SPA, or such later date as the Parties may agree.
The Parties have agreed that if the above conditions have been satisfied (or waived) save for receipt of the Botswana Consent, then the Parties may proceed to completion in respect of Cobre's acquisition of a 49.99% interest in KML.
Provided that completion has occurred in respect of Cobre’s initial 49.99% interest in KML, upon the receipt of the Botswana Consent, Cobre must proceed to acquire the additional number of KML shares from Metal Tiger required to bring its total shareholding in KML to 51.00%, with Metal Tiger being issued an additional 445,368 Consideration Shares (which are included in the abovementioned figure of 21,444,582).
Other Key Terms of the SPA
On completion of the Transaction, KML will ensure that it has cash balances of not less than an amount between and (the exact amount progressively becoming lower depending on when completion occurs) (the “Completion Cash Balance”). The Completion Cash Balance can be either held in the bank accounts of KML or made available to KML from Metal Tiger to settle, on behalf of KML, any invoices received and payable by KML, to the extent such invoices relate to matters included in any quarterly budget which has been approved by Metal Tiger pursuant to the investment agreement, entered into in , between Metal Tiger and KML.
The validity of Metal Tiger’s conditional 2.0% net smelter royalty over all of KML’s wholly owned licences, being seven licences covering, in aggregate, 6,650km2 (together, the “Royalties”), will not be impacted by completion of the Transaction. On completion of the Transaction, it has been agreed that the conditions attached to the Royalties will fall away.
Subject to completion of the Transaction, Metal Tiger and Cobre Kalahari Pty Ltd (“Cobre Kalahari”) (being a new wholly owned subsidiary of Cobre) have entered into a new shareholders agreement in respect of KML (the “Shareholders Agreement”) to provide for, , the governance and continued funding of KML’s exploration activities.inter alia
The key terms of the Shareholders Agreement are as follows:
Deferred Consideration Deed
Subject to completion of the Transaction, Cobre, Metal Tiger, KML and RED Projects Limited (“RED Projects”) (one of the KML Vendors) have also agreed to enter into a Deferred Consideration Deed.
RED Projects and KML are parties to a share purchase agreement dated in respect of KML's acquisition of Kitlanya (Proprietary) Limited (the “Kitlanya SPA”). Kitlanya is the holder of five prospecting licences in (the “Prospecting Licences”).
Under the terms of the Kitlanya SPA, following the publication of a maiden JORC compliant indicated mineral resource in respect of the Prospecting Licences ("JORC Declaration"), RED Projects is entitled to a discovery bonus that may be satisfied by way of cash or an issue of new KML shares.
The parties have agreed to amend that arrangement, pursuant to the Deferred Consideration Deed, so that with effect from completion of the Transaction Metal Tiger and Cobre (in place of KML) must each satisfy a portion of the obligation to pay RED Projects the discovery bonus by either electing to pay its proportion of the discovery bonus in either cash or the issue of new shares in Metal Tiger or Cobre (as applicable) to RED Projects (subject to a cap so that RED Projects will not hold more than 19.99% of the then enlarged issued share capital of either Cobre or Metal Tiger, with any balance of the discovery bonus being satisfied in cash). The amount of the bonus will be calculated with reference to the value of the copper contained in the JORC Resource estimate in respect of the Prospecting Licences at a price of per tonne of such copper.pro rata
The number of new Metal Tiger shares that may be issued to RED Projects will be determined by dividing Metal Tiger’s relevant proportion of the discovery bonus by the volume weighted average price of a Metal Tiger share on AIM over the 10-trading day period immediately following the date the JORC Declaration is announced. Alternatively, Metal Tiger may choose to pay its relevant proportion of the discovery bonus in cash.
Background information on KML
KML, which was incorporated in & on , holds interests in 12 highly prospective prospecting licences covering a total area of 8,595km in the Kalahari Copper Belt of , comprising two 100% owned exploration licences, five exploration licences subject to a binding earn-in agreement with Triprop Holdings (Pty) Limited ("Triprop") (which includes the Ngami Copper Project) in which KML has a 51% interest, and five prospecting licences held by 100% owned subsidiary, Kitlanya.
Metal Tiger currently holds approximately 62.17% of KML together with the Royalties. The five exploration licences owned by Triprop do not form part of the Royalties.
As at , KML had net assets of approximately £2.0 million. For the year ended , KML reported a net loss of £0.063 million.
is a director of KML.
Background information on Cobre
Cobre Limited (ASX:CBE) is an emerging resources exploration growth company with prospective projects in . Cobre has discovered a VHMS deposit enriched in high-grade copper, gold, silver and zinc within its Perrinvale Project area in the Panhandle Greenstone Belt of .
As at , Cobre reported net assets of . For the year ended , Cobre reported a loss after tax of approximately .
is a non-executive director of Cobre.
This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of the market abuse regulation (EU No. 596/2014).
For further information on the Company, visit:www.metaltigerplc.com
Notes to Editors:
Metal Tiger PLC is admitted to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (“AIM”) with the trading code MTR and invests in high potential mineral projects with a base, precious and strategic metals focus.
The Company’s target is to deliver a high return for shareholders by investing in significantly undervalued and/or high potential opportunities in the mineral exploration and development sector. Metal Tiger has two investment divisions: Equity Investments and Project Investments.
invests in undervalued natural resource companies. The majority of its investments are listed on AIM, the TSX and the ASX, which includes its interest in Sandfire Resources Limited (ASX: SFR). The Company also considers selective opportunities to invest in private natural resource companies, typically where there is an identifiable path to IPO. Through the trading of equities and warrants, Metal Tiger seeks to generate cash for investment for the Project Investments division.Equity Investments
is focused on the development of its key project interests in , where Metal Tiger has a growing interest in the large and highly prospective Kalahari copper/silver belt through its interest in Kalahari Metals Limited.Project Investments
The Company actively assesses new investment opportunities on an on-going basis and has access to a diverse pipeline of new opportunities in the natural resources and mining sectors. For pipeline opportunities deemed sufficiently attractive, Metal Tiger may invest in the project or entity by buying publicly listed shares, by financing privately and/or by entering into a joint venture.
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- the passing, at an extraordinary general meeting of Cobre (expected to occur in early 2021), of resolutions to authorise Cobre to complete the Transaction in compliance with its constitution, the t (Cth) and the ASX Listing Rules;Corporations Ac2001
- receipt by Metal Tiger of a no objection notification under the (Cth) in respect of its acquisition of an increased interest in Cobre as a result of the issuance of Consideration Shares to Metal Tiger (Metal Tiger has already received the no objection notification and informed Cobre as such); andForeign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975
- receipt of the Botswana Consent.
- Cobre Kalahari will be the initial manager of all operations and activities pertaining to the prospecting licences held by the KML group;
- Metal Tiger and Cobre will each be entitled to appoint two nominee directors to the board of KML;
- Provided Cobre holds 51% of KML, one of its nominees will act as Chairman and will have a casting vote in the event of a deadlock;
- Upon the Shareholders Agreement becoming effective, Metal Tiger’s nominees will be , CEO of Metal Tiger, and (who are both existing directors of KML);
Michael McNeilly Keith Johnston
- The KML board, following the Shareholders Agreement becoming effective, will agree an initial business plan and quarterly budget for the next 24 months, not to exceed, in aggregate, , and which will be funded, via shareholder loans, by Cobre and Metal Tiger on a basis (this budget is above the Completion Cash Balance, which will be spent prior to Cobre needing to contribute); and
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- Customary matters reserved for the board and the shareholders.
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