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NQ Minerals PLC - Equity Raise

RNS Number : 0996Z
NQ Minerals PLC
16 September 2020
 

For Immediate Release

 

16 September 2020

 

NQ Minerals Plc

(the "Company" or "NQ")

 

Equity Raise

 

London listed NQ Minerals Plc (AQSE: NQMI, OTCQB: NQMLF, OTCQB:NQMIY), ("NQ" or the "Company") the base and precious metals producer from its Hellyer Gold Mine ("Hellyer") in Tasmania Australia, announces that it has raised £274,805 (gross) at 7 pence per share from a UK based Institutional investor and a group of private investors for general working capital purposes and the Company will issue 3,925,789 new ordinary shares ("Placing Shares") under this equity issue.

 

Admission and Settlement

 

Application has been made for the Placing Shares to be admitted to trading on the Aquis Exchange and admission is expected to occur on or around 21 September 2020 ("Admission"). Upon Admission, the Company will have 381,120,917 ordinary shares of 0.1p each on issue, each carrying the right to one vote. There are no shares held in treasury.

 

The total voting rights in the Company will therefore be 381,120,917 and shareholders may use this figure as the denominator by which they are required to notify their interest in, or change to their interest in, the Company under the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules. The placing is conditional upon the terms of a placing agreement and the shares being admitted to trading on the Aquis Exchange.

 

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About NQ Minerals

 

NQ Minerals PLC is listed on the London's Aquis Stock Exchange (AQSE) under the ticker NQMI and has it's 1:100 ADR traded on the US OTC QB under the ticker NQMIY, and its ordinary shares are dual traded on the US OTC QB under the ticker NQMLF. 

 

NQ Minerals operations are in Australia. NQ commenced base metal and precious metal production in 2018 at its 100% owned flagship Hellyer Gold Mine in Tasmania. Hellyer has a published JORC compliant Mineral Resource estimated at 9.25 Mt which is host to Gold at 2.57 g/t Au for 764,300 oz Au, Silver at 92 g/t Ag for 27,360,300 oz Ag, Lead at 2.99% Pb for 276,600 tonnes and Zinc at 2.57% Zn for 217,400 tonnes. In addition to these resources, the Hellyer assets include a large mill facility and full supporting infrastructure, including a direct rail line to port. The Company is also planning to reopen the historic high-grade Beaconsfield Gold Mine in Tasmania, which has a JORC (2012) compliant Mineral Resource Estimate of 1.454 Mt at 10.3 g/t Au for 483,000 ounces of gold. Regular updates on the progress of the Hellyer Gold Mine and Beaconsfield can be found on www.nqminerals.com.

 

Competent Person's Statement

 

The information in this report that relates to the Hellyer Gold Mine is based on information compiled by Roger Jackson, an Executive Director of the Company, who is a 20+ year Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM) and a Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr. Jackson has sufficient experience which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposits under consideration and to the activity which he is undertaking to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2012 Edition of the "Australasian Code for Reporting of  Exploration results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves". Mr. Jackson consents to the inclusion of the data contained in relevant resource reports used for this announcement as well as the matters, form and context in which the relevant data appears.

 

For further information, please contact:

 

NQ Minerals plc:

David Lenigas, Chairman

[email protected]

 

Colin Sutherland, Chief Financial Officer
[email protected]

Tel: +1 416 452 2166 (North America)

 

Media Enquiries:

IFC Advisory Limited

Graham Herring / Tim Metcalfe

[email protected]

Tel: +44 (0) 203 934 6630 (United Kingdom)

 

Corporate Adviser:

First Sentinel Corporate Finance Limited

Brian Stockbridge / Gabrielle Cordeiro

Tel: +44 (0) 207 183 7407 (United Kingdom)

 

Corporate Broker:

VSA Capital Limited

Andrew Monk/Maciek Szymanski

Tel:+ 44 (0) 203 005 5000 (United Kingdom)

 

The Following section relates to NQ Minerals Plc's news releases distributed in the United States:

 

Cautionary Note to US Investors

 

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") permits US Mining companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only those mineral deposits that a company can economically and legally extract or produce. Any estimates of mineral resources shown in this press release or on NQ Minerals PLC's website have been prepared in accordance with definition standards of the Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves produced by the Australasian Joint Ore Reserves Committee, which may differ from definition standards of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") Industry Guide 7. We may use certain terms which the SEC guidelines strictly prohibit US registered companies from including in their filings with the SEC.

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such statements include, but are not limited to, any statements based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projections, including those related to our growth strategy, mineral estimates and any other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could negatively affect our business, operating results, financial condition and stock price. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated are: risks related to our growth strategy; risks relating to exploration, development and/or extraction; our ability to obtain, perform under, and maintain financing and strategic agreements and relationships; our ability to attract, integrate, and retain key personnel; global demand for mineral resources; our need for substantial additional funds; government regulation; as well as other risks. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations or any changes in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.

 

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