Altus Strategies PLC

Update on Copper and Gold Royalty Revenues

RNS Number : 2099H
Altus Strategies PLC
05 April 2022
 

Altus Strategies Plc / Index (EPIC): AIM (ALS); TSX-V (ALTS); OTCQX (ALTUF) / Sector: Mining

 

5 April 2022

 

Altus Strategies Plc

("Altus" or the "Company")

 

Update on Copper and Gold Royalty Revenues

 

Altus Strategies Plc (AIM: ALS, TSX-V: ALTS, OTCQX: ALTUF) announces strong copper and gold royalty revenues of US$1.7 million (pre-tax) in the first quarter since the acquisition of a portfolio of royalties from Newcrest Mining Ltd (the "Newcrest Portfolio"). Altus currently owns 33 royalty interests including royalties on four producing mines, namely, the Caserones copper mine in Chile, the South Kalgoorlie Operations gold mine in Australia ("SKO"), the Ballarat gold mine in Australia and the Bonikro gold mine in Côte d'Ivoire.

 

Highlights:

· Royalty revenues of US$1.7M (pre-tax) in first quarter since acquiring the Newcrest Portfolio

· Revenues from the Caserones copper mine as well as the SKO and Ballarat gold mines

· Altus holds 33 separate royalty interests, including royalties on four producing mines

· Numerous strategic royalty acquisition opportunities are currently under review

 

Steven Poulton, Chief Executive of Altus, commented:

"We are delighted that our royalty acquisition strategy is already delivering significant returns, with pre-tax copper and gold royalty revenues of US$1.7 million in the first quarter since we acquired the Newcrest Portfolio. This exceptional performance reflects the transformative royalty acquisitions we have completed since August last year, as well as the continued strong demand for copper and gold.

 

Altus has established a global portfolio comprising 33 royalty interests and 27 project interests across nine countries and nine metals. We are actively assessing a number of potentially accretive royalty acquisition opportunities to further grow our portfolio and revenues. Separately, our experienced technical teams are actively advancing numerous prospective gold and base metal projects across Africa as part of our high-impact 'boots on the ground' royalty generation strategy.

 

We believe our hybrid approach, which combines royalty acquisition with organic royalty generation, differentiates Altus from other royalty groups and provides our shareholders with the optimal blend of short-term income and long-term capital growth potential. I look forward to updating shareholders on these activities in due course."

 

Qualified Person

The technical disclosure in this regulatory announcement has been approved by Steven Poulton, Chief Executive of Altus. A graduate of the University of Southampton in Geology (Hons), he also holds a Master's degree from the Camborne School of Mines (Exeter University) in Mining Geology. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and has over 20 years of experience in mineral exploration and is a Qualified Person under the AIM rules and NI 43-101.

 

For further information you are invited to visit the Company's website www.altus-strategies.com or contact:

 

Altus Strategies Plc

Steven Poulton, Chief Executive

Tel: +44 (0) 1235 511 767

E-mail: [email protected]

SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP (Nominated Adviser)

Richard Morrison / Adam Cowl

 

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3470 0470

SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP (Broker)

Grant Barker

Rob Rees

 

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3470 0471

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3470 0535

Shard Capital Partners LLP (Broker)

Isabella Pierre / Damon Heath

 

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7186 9927

Yellow Jersey PR (Financial PR & IR)

Charles Goodwin / Henry Wilkinson

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3004 9512

E-mail: [email protected]

 

About Altus Strategies Plc

Altus Strategies (AIM: ALS, TSX-V: ALTS & OTCQX: ALTUF) is a mining royalty company generating a diversified and precious metal focused portfolio of assets. The Company's differentiated approach of generating royalties on its own discoveries in Africa and acquiring royalties globally through financings and acquisitions with third parties, has attracted key institutional investor backing. Altus has established a global portfolio comprising 33 royalty interests and 27 project interests across nine countries and nine metals. The Company continues to assess royalty acquisition opportunities as well as actively advancing its portfolio of gold and base metal projects across Africa, as part of its 'boots on the ground' royalty generation strategy. The Company engages constructively with all stakeholders, working diligently to minimise its environmental impact and to promote positive economic and social outcomes in the communities where it operates. For further information, please visit  www.altus-strategies.com .

 

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Market Abuse Regulation Disclosure

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014 as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 ("MAR"), and is disclosed in accordance with the Company's obligations under Article 17 of MAR. Upon publication of this announcement, the inside information is now considered to be in the public domain for the purposes of MAR.

 

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