1 September 2020
W Resources Plc
("W" or the "Company")
BlackRock Amendment Update
W Resources Plc (AIM:WRES), the tungsten, tin and gold mining and exploration company with assets in Spain and Portugal, is pleased to provide an update on the amendment to the loan facility provided by Blackrock Financial Management Inc. ("BlackRock").
W Resources previously entered into a Credit Facility with one or more funds managed by BlackRock to provide a secured term loan to the Company to fund the La Parrilla mine development (the "Loan Facility"). W updated the market in the March 2020 and June 2020 quarterly reports that it had agreed in principal to pay BlackRock interest by way of Payment in Kind ("PIK") for the May and August interest payments. The Company and BlackRock have now finalised and executed an amendment agreement to allow payment of interest by PIK for the May, August and, at W Resources option, the November 2020 interest payments. Under the agreement 96,000,000 warrants of W Resources will be issued for the May 2020 PIK payment, warrants equivalent to 2% of the fully diluted capital of the Company will be issued for the August 2020 PIK payment, and W Resources can PIK the November 2020 interest payment for the issue of warrants equivalent to 3% of the fully diluted capital of the Company.
The amendment agreement is just subject to notarisation in Spain and Portugal which has been slower than expected due to COVID-19 restrictions and standard European August shutdown, however this is expected to be finalised within the next 2 weeks.
Michael Masterman, Chairman of W Resources commented: "We are pleased that BlackRock continues to support the Company, highlighted by the revised terms of the amendment to the Loan Facility."
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