Deutsche Rohstoff AG

February 10, 2015 17:48 ET

Deutsche Rohstoff Announces Acquisition of Securities of Almonty Industries

HEIDELBERG, GERMANY and TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 10, 2015) - Deutsche Rohstoff AG (the "Acquiror") wishes to announce that on September 22, 2014, it acquired ownership and control of 12,209,302 common shares of Almonty Industries Inc. ("Almonty") at a value of CAD$0.86 per share, representing approximately 24.9% of the then issued and outstanding common shares of Almonty (being 48,996,491 shares), as well as a convertible debenture of Almonty in the principal amount of CAD$7.5 million (the "Debenture"), having a maturity of 2.5 years with a coupon of 4%, and being convertible at the option of the Acquiror into common shares of Almonty at a conversion price of CAD$1.45 per share. The common shares and Debenture were issued to the Acquiror by Almonty as consideration for the sale all of the shares of Wolfram Camp Mining Pty Ltd. and Tropical Metals Pty Ltd. (which collectively own the Wolfram Camp tungsten and molybdenum mine in Queensland, Australia) by the Acquiror to Almonty, at a purchase price of CAD$18.0 million.

In the event that the principal amount of the Debenture was converted in full, the Acquiror would have ownership and control of an additional 5,172,413 common shares of Almonty, representing approximately 9.5% of the then issued and outstanding common shares of Almonty post-exercise (being 54,168,904 shares), for a total of 17,381,715 common shares of Almonty, representing approximately 32.0% of the then issued and outstanding common shares of Almonty post-exercise. The Acquiror acquired the common shares and Debenture for investment purposes and has no present intention to acquire further securities of Almonty, although it may in the future acquire or dispose of securities of Almonty, through the market, privately or otherwise, as circumstances or market conditions warrant.

The transaction and the issuance of the common shares and Debentures to the Acquiror by Almonty were announced by Almonty on September 23, 2014. The Acquiror did not file an early warning report or issue a press release in relation to the transaction through inadvertence. A copy of the early warning report required to be filed by the Acquiror with applicable securities commissions in connection with this acquisition will be available for viewing under Almonty's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and a copy of the early warning report may be obtained by contacting Thomas Gutschlag, the Chief Executive Officer of the Acquiror, at +49 6221 871 00 - 0.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Thomas Gutschlag - Chief Executive Officer
    Deutsche Rohstoff AG
    Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 24
    DE-69117 Heidelberg - Germany
    +49 6221 871 00 - 0
    gutschlag@rohstoff.de