Hargreaves Servs PLC

Wolf Minerals Limited

RNS Number : 4016D
Hargreaves Services PLC
09 October 2018
 

09 October 2018 

 

Hargreaves Services plc

(the "Hargreaves" or the "Group")

 

Wolf Minerals Limited

 

The Board of Hargreaves Services plc (AIM: HSP), a diversified group delivering services to the industrial and property sectors, notes the announcement made this morning by Wolf Minerals Limited ("Wolf") (AIM: WLFE). The Group supplies contract mining services to Wolf's tungsten mining operation at Hemerdon, Devon.

 

The announcement states that in connection with recent announcements in relation to Wolf's financing arrangements, Wolf has been working with its key financial stakeholders to develop longer term funding solutions required to provide it with capital to progress further production improvements. It states that Wolf's discussions with its stakeholders are ongoing and it expects to conclude those discussions this week, following which a further announcement will be made. However, should Wolf not be able to satisfactorily conclude its discussions with those stakeholders within the next two days, it will not be in a position to meet its short term working capital requirements after that point in time.

Until Wolf has concluded those discussions, the impact on Hargreaves' financial position and trading expectations cannot be fully determined. However, the Board estimates that the Group has a current net exposure of approximately £5m to Wolf comprising trade debt and WIP balances, some or all of which may prove to be irrecoverable were Wolf to be unable to continue trading. Redundancy and other associated costs may also result in a further non-recurring charge of up to £3m against Group profits in the current financial year. Additionally, if Wolf ceases to trade, this could reduce the Group's revenue in the balance of the current financial year by approximately £15m and its profit before tax by a further £1m.

Hargreaves is in close contact with Wolf and its advisors and a further announcement will be made in due course.

For further details: 

Hargreaves Services plc

Gordon Banham, Chief Executive Officer

John Samuel, Group Finance Director

 

0191 373 4485

 

Buchanan (Financial PR)

Mark Court/Sophie Wills/Henry Wilson

 

0207 466 5000

 

N+1 Singer (Nomad and Joint Corporate Broker)

Sandy Fraser/Rachel Hayes

 

0207 496 3000

 

Investec (Joint Corporate Broker)                                                            0207 597 4000

Sara Hale/Helene Comitis

 

 

 


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