14th November 2018
(the "Company" or “MetalNRG”)
Unaudited Interim Results to 31st August 2018
MetalNRG plc (NEX:MNRG), the natural resource investing company quoted on the NEX Exchange Growth Market in London, announces its un-audited interim results for the 6 months period ended 31st August 2018.
The Company has continued to investigate a number of potential investments and strategic developments for the business in the second half of 2018 and has subsequently made two new investments and an asset was sold for shares.
The Company’s first investment was the acquisition of the Gold Ridge Project in Arizona, USA.
The second investment was in the form of an option agreement with International Mining Company Invest Inc (“IMC”) which owns a uranium project in the Kamyshanovka community, Sokuluksky District, Chuy Province, 48km from Bishkek the capital city of the Kyrgyz Republic. The project currently holds an exploration licence 2,276 MP, which covers an area of 4,078 hectares (40.78 km2). MetalNRG paid a fee of US$50,000 to enter into the option agreement and complete due diligence on the project. The option agreement calls for a joint venture 51% -49% in favour of MetalNRG to be established and set up via a Newco. The Company has until 28 December 2018 to undertake due diligence and decide whether to proceed with the joint venture. If the Company decides not to pursue the joint venture before 28 December 2018 then the US$50,000 paid in July 2018 converts into equity equivalent to 2.5% of the Newco.
On 22nd March 2018, it was announced that Tyranna Resources Limited (“Tyranna”), an ASX listed resources and exploration company, had made an offer to acquire US Cobalt and had entered into an agreement with the Company to acquire its shareholding in US Cobalt. This transaction was successfully completed and the Company now holds 21,719,457 shares in Tyranna valued at approximately £150,000.
Post year end events
On 5th November 2018, following completion of all its due diligence, the Company announced the completion of the acquisition of the Gold Ridge Project in Arizona, USA.
Following the completion of our due diligence on the uranium project in the Kyrgyz Republic, we agreed to invest an additional US$30,000 to support the IMC team in its application for a mining licence, which is now in progress. This investment will be followed up with an additional US$20,000 later in November, before finalising the set-up of the intended joint venture with IMC. If for any reason the transaction does not complete, then MetalNRG’s investment converts into equity equivalent to 2.5% of the enlarged equity per US$50,000 invested.
During the year, MetalNRG facilitated the IPO process for Cobra Resources Plc (“Cobra”), a privately- owned company seeking a listing on the Main market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange and admission of its securities to trading on the Standard Segment of the Official List. In particular, the Company supported a Pre-IPO fund raise and coordinated the IPO process.
On 12th November 2018, Cobra received FCA approval from the UKLA for admission to the market. Cobra announced the publication of its Prospectus in relation to the admission of 135,000,000 ordinary shares of 1 pence each (“Ordinary Shares”) to trading on the Standard Segment of the Official List (“Admission”). It is expected that Admission will become effective and that dealings will commence at 8 a.m. on 15th November 2018. In addition, Cobra announced that it has raised £323,500 (net of expenses) pursuant to a placing of 34,900,000 Ordinary Shares (the “Placing Shares”) at a price of 1.5 pence per placing share. In consideration of its services, MetalNRG will be issued 4,166,666 ordinary shares which will, at the placing price, have a value of approximately £62,000 and which will represent approximately 6.2% of Cobra’s enlarged issued ordinary share capital.
We continue to review a number of opportunities, but more importantly we are now well positioned to drive forward the projects mentioned above and will do so with vigour. Our aim is to drive shareholder value through the development of projects and continue building a strong mineral resources company.
14th November 2018
The Directors do not recommend the payment of a dividend.
The Directors have agreed to continue to waive their fees as previously announced.
The interim results to 31st August 2018 have been reviewed by the Company’s auditor.
This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014. The person who arranged for release of this announcement on behalf of the Company was Rolf Gerristen, Chief Executive Officer.
The Directors of the Company accept responsibility for the contents of this announcement.
For further information, please contact:
MetalNRG PLC Rolf Gerritsen (Chief Executive Officer) +44 (0) 20 7796 9060 NEX Exchange Corporate Adviser PETERHOUSE CAPITAL LIMITED Guy Miller/Mark Anwyl +44 (0) 20 7469 0930 Corporate Broker SI CAPITAL Nick Emerson +44 (0) 1483 413500
UNAUDITED ACCOUNTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 31st AUGUST, 2018
PROFIT & LOSS ACCOUNT
for the period to 31st August, 2018
GBP GBP Six months ended 31st Six months ended 31st August August 2018 2017 Income Unrealised Foreign Exchange 6,121 (4,616) Gains/(Losses) Interest receivable 305 - Other Income - 320 Total 6,426 (4,296) Expenses Salaries and fees - - Legal and Professional Fees (30,199) (38,620) Director fees (32,000) - Travelling and Research (18,854) (7,712) General Expenses (24,153) (16,837) Total (105,206) (63,169) Loss for the Period (98,780) (67,465)
At 31st August, 2018
GBP GBP As at 31st August 2018 As at 31st August 2017 Current Assets Unlisted Investments 437,972 175,470 Other Investments 3,207 - Bank Balances 76,870 273,170 Debtors 6,060 27,639 524,109 476,279 Current Liabilities Creditors (13,338) (13,339) 510,771 462,940 Equity Share Capital 255,359 250,709 Share Premium 1,326,634 1,095,221 Prior Year Reserves (972,442) (815,525) Profit & Loss Account (98,780) (67,465) 510,771 462,940
Number of shares in issue as at 13th November 2018 - 184,518,980
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