Kibo Mining plc (“Kibo” or the “Company”) (AIM: KIBO; AltX: KBO), the mineral exploration and development company focused on gold, nickel, coal and uranium projects in Tanzania, is pleased to announce that it has received commitments to a share placing of 22,100,000 new ordinary shares of Eur0.015 in the capital of the Company with clients of Kibo’s UK Broker, XCAP Securities plc at a placing price of 5p per share (the “Placing Shares”) to raise gross proceeds of £1,105,000 before expenses (the “Placing”). The funds raised will be applied towards the Company’s exploration programmes in Tanzania and for general working capital purposes.
Application will be made for the Placing Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM and the JSE AltX markets. Trading in the Placing Shares is expected to commence on AIM and the JSE on or around the 6th September 2013 (“Admission”). On Admission the Company will have 128,760,143 shares in issue.
Louis Coetzee, CEO of the Company, commented today:
“Kibo is pleased with the successful outcome of the latest placing. This will allow the Company to maintain and continue building on the momentum the Company has been able to generate over the past months on its promising mineral projects in Tanzania.”
|Louis Coetzee||+27 (0)83 2606126||Kibo Mining plc||Chief Executive Officer|
|Andreas Lianos||+27 (0)83 4408365||River Group||Corporate Adviser and Designated Adviser on JSE|
|Jon Belliss||+44 (0) 20 3216 2630||XCAP||Broker|
|Stuart Laing||+61 8 94802500||RFC Ambrian Limited||Nominated Adviser on AIM|
|Matt Beale||+44 (0)7966 389 196||Fortbridge||Investor Relations|
General Background & Strategy
Kibo was established in early 2008 to explore and develop mineral deposits in Tanzania, East Africa and was admitted to AIM in London on 27 April 2010 and AltX in Johannesburg on 30 May 2011. The Board of Kibo is composed of professionals whose experience include mineral exploration, mine development, mining finance, tax, law, mergers and acquisitions, and financial control of public companies. It is supported by a competent and motivated Tanzanian staff that operates from Kibo’s operations office in Dar es Salaam.
The mineral assets of the Company comprise five projects areas in Tanzania – Haneti (nickel, PGE and gold), Morogoro (Gold), Lake Victoria (Gold), Rukwa (Coal) and Pinewood (Coal & Uranium).
The Haneti project is the subject of a joint venture with Brazilian Votorantim Metais Participações Ltda, a member of Votorantim Group. The Rukwa and Pinewood projects are situated close to the Mtwara Corridor, an area where the Tanzanian Government has committed to significant infrastructure development and which has seen recent multi-million dollar investment in coal and coal-fired power stations and uranium exploration.
The Rukwa project is substantially more advanced than Kibo’s existing exploration projects, with a significant Mineral Resource of thermal coal already defined. The project enjoys strong support expressed by the Tanzanian Government for the expedited development of a coal mine and mine-mouth coal-fired power plant and which is further enhanced by the now formal relationship between the Korean Government owned Korean East – West Power Co. Ltd. (“EWP”) and Kibo. In this relationship the parties have entered into a formal MOU which states the parties’ respective commitments towards the joint development of the Rukwa Coal to Power Project (“RCPP”), where EWP will be responsible for developing and operating the power generation side of the RCPP and Kibo will be responsible for developing and operating the mining side of the RCPP.
Kibo’s objective is to build shareholder value in a sustainable manner. This objective will be pursued primarily through active exploration of its own projects and by using the Company’s experience in Tanzania to acquire attractive exploration and development assets on competitive terms that can be moved swiftly up the value curve by using the Company’s own skills base whilst also seeking to benefit from strategic collaborative relationships with industry leaders who have special skills and competencies within their chosen fields of focus. Kibo will undertake continual risk assessment of its projects and take whatever actions it believes are necessary to ensure that these risks are mitigated.
Corporate and Designated Adviser
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