Anglo Pacific Group PLC
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Anglo Pacific Group PLC

May 02, 2012 09:30 ET

Anglo Pacific Group PLC: Mount Ida Magnetite Royalty Acquisition

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - May 2, 2012) - Anglo Pacific Group PLC (the "Company") (LSE:APF)(TSX:APY) announces that it has acquired 20% of the Mount Ida 1.5% Gross Revenue Iron Ore Royalty ("GRR") from Red Rock Resources PLC ("Red Rock").

The Company had entered into a proposal with Red Rock (as detailed in the announcement on 6 February 2012) and subsequent to this a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company has signed a Royalty Sale Agreement with Red Rock. The Royalty Sale Agreement provides for a total of US$14 million being paid in three instalments as follows:

  • Tranche 1: US$6 million on completion and agreement of the terms of the transaction, for a 0.3% GRR
  • Tranche 2: US$4 million payment for a further 0.225% GRR following the results of a positive definitive feasibility study ("DFS"), a formal decision to mine and 20% of the pre-production capital costs outlined in the DFS being provided for
  • Tranche 3: US$4 million for a further 0.225% GRR following the commencement of commercial production, taking the total to a 0.75% GRR

Tranche 1 has now completed with the payment of US$6 million being settled by the payment of US$3,899,99.81 (less some applicable costs) and the issue and allotment of 416,161 ordinary shares in the capital of the Company to Red Rock. The new shares rank pari passu in every respect with the existing issued ordinary shares of the Company. Applications will be made to the UK Listing Authority, the London Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange for the new shares to be admitted to the Official List.

Subject to these applications being successful, the Company advises that its issued share capital will comprise of 109,605,376 ordinary shares of 2p each. The voting rights of all of these shares are identical with each share carrying the right to one vote. The Company holds no shares in treasury. Therefore, the Company's total number of voting rights will be 109,605,376. This figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

About Anglo Pacific Group PLC

Anglo Pacific Group PLC is a global natural resources royalties company. The Company's strategy is to expand its mineral royalty interests in long-life mining assets. The Company achieves this through both direct acquisition and investment in projects at the development and production stage. It is a continuing policy of the Company to pay a substantial proportion of these royalties to shareholders as dividends.

About Red Rock Resources PLC

Red Rock Resources plc (LSE:RRL) (http://www.rrrplc.com/) is a mineral exploration company focussed on the discovery and development of gold, iron ore and other materials and has a long association with Jupiter Mines. The company is involved in projects in Greenland, Australia, Kenya, Malawi, Paraguay and Colombia and is headed up by Andrew Bell as Executive Chairman.

About the Mount Ida Magnetite Project

The Mount Ida magnetite project is located in Western Australia and is being developed by Jupiter Mines Limited (ASX:JMS). A scoping study was completed in March 2011 outlining an operation that would transport the magnetite concentrate along the existing railway from Menzies to Port Esperance on Western Australia's south coast. A feasibility study is underway for completion by the end of this year. More information is available at http://www.jupitermines.com/.

Important notice

This news release contains forward-looking statements based on assumptions and reflects Anglo Pacific Group PLC's expectations, estimates and projections of future events as of the date of this release. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the performance, prospects, opportunities, priorities, targets, goals, objectives, strategies, growth and outlook of Anglo Pacific Group PLC. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "expects", "anticipates", "plans", "believes", "estimates", "seeks", "intends", "targets", "projects", "forecasts", or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved.

Forward-looking statements are based upon certain material factors and assumptions that were applied in drawing a conclusion or making a forecast or projection, including assumptions and analyses made by Anglo Pacific Group PLC in light of its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that are believed to be appropriate in the circumstances. Also, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are beyond the Company's control and which may cause the actual results, performance or achievement to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such material factors and assumptions and risks and uncertainties include, among others, those described in the Company's annual information form dated as at June 29, 2010 (available on Anglo Pacific Group PLC's website and at www.sedar.com), which are incorporated by reference into this release and qualify any and all forward-looking statements made in this release.

Although Anglo Pacific Group PLC has attempted to identify factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements herein relate only to events or information as of the date on which the statements are made and, except as specifically required by law, Anglo Pacific Group PLC undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, estimates or opinions, future events or results or otherwise.

Contact Information

  • Anglo Pacific Group PLC
    Peter Boycott
    Chairman
    +44 (0) 20 3435 7400

    Anglo Pacific Group PLC
    John Theobald
    Chief Executive Officer
    +44 (0) 20 3435 7400
    www.anglopacificgroup.com

    Liberum Capital
    Chris Bowman
    +44 (0) 20 3100 2000

    Liberum Capital
    Christopher Kololian
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    Pelham Bell Pottinger
    Lorna Spears
    +44 (0) 20 7861 3232

    Pelham Bell Pottinger
    James MacFarlane
    +44 (0) 20 7861 3232