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Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Armadale Capital Plc

Final Results and Notice of AGM

Final Results and Notice of AGM

Armadale Capital Plc

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Armadale Capital Plc / Index: AIM / Epic: ACP / Sector: Investment Company

28 May 2019

Armadale Capital Plc (‘Armadale’ or ‘the Company’)

Final Results and Notice of AGM

Armadale, the AIM quoted investment company focused on natural resource projects in Africa, is pleased to announce its Final Results for the year ended 31 December 2018.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Notable progress advancing the Mahenge Liandu Graphite Project in Tanzania
    • Completed Scoping Study highlighting a potential NPV of US$349m and IRR of 122%
    • On track to deliver Definitive Feasibility Study (‘DFS’) Q4 2019 and commence production 2021
    • First off-take MOU signed and discussions underway with other potential customers
    • Engaged in discussions to secure project level funding mandate
  • In January 2019, post period end, the Company signed an agreement to sell non-core Mpokoto Project to focus on primary value driver, whilst retaining upside exposure
  • Ongoing review of quoted portfolio, the Directors believe there are opportunities for capital gains
  • Continue to actively review further exciting investment opportunities
  • Post period end, the Board strengthened with the appointment of Paul Johnson as a Non-executive Director

Nick Johansen, Director of Armadale said: “2018 has seen Armadale make considerable progress advancing Mahenge Liandu towards production in 2021. With the Scoping Study complete, which supported a pre-tax IRR of 122% and an NPV of US$349m, confirming the compelling economics of the Project, work has focussed on the advancement of the DFS and product marketing. In line with this, post period end, we signed our first off-take MOU and discussions are underway with other potential customers. This indication of interest highlights the increased global demand for high-quality graphite products; notably Mahenge Liandu is one of the largest high-grade resources in Tanzania with a high-grade JORC compliant indicated and inferred mineral resource estimate of 51.1Mt at 9.3% total graphite content.

“With various work streams underway towards the completion of the DFS in Q4 2019, shareholders can look forward to multiple value triggers in the coming months. We continue to actively review other exciting investment opportunities to add to our portfolio and look forward to providing updates on these and steps to realise the potential of Mahenge Liandu in the coming months.”

NOTICE OF AGM & POSTING OF ANNUAL REPORT

The Company announces that its Annual General Meeting (‘AGM’) will be held at St Brides Partners Limited, 4th Floor, Salisbury House, London Wall, London EC2M 5QQ on 27 June at 11.00 am. A notice of AGM, together with printed copies of the Company’s full Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2018 will be posted to shareholders today.

Copies will also be available to view on the Company’s website: www.armadalecapitalplc.com.

STRATEGIC REPORT

To view a version of the strategic report with maps and figures, please go to the Company’s website at www.armadalecapitalplc.com.

During the year under review, Armadale continued to operate as a diversified investing company focused on natural resource projects in Africa. To this end, its portfolio is divided into two groups:

  • Actively managed investments where the Company has majority ownership of the investment
  • Passively managed investments where the Company has a minority investment, typically in a quoted company, and does not have management control.

Currently, its key actively managed investment is the Mahenge Liandu Graphite Project in Tanzania. With its large, high-grade open cut resource, and having completed a Scoping Study that highlighted a potential NPV of US$349m and IRR of 122%, the Company is on track to commence production at the Project during the course of 2021. This is timely given that global need for graphite is set to accelerate driven by demand for spherical graphite from the new energy sector as well as emerging demand for expandable graphite used in products such as fireproof insulation. Notably, the strength of the market was highlighted when, post period end, the Company signed its first off-take MOU. The Company is also currently reviewing other potential markets and customers within this space.

Additionally, the Company continued to actively review other investment opportunities with a view to targeting investments with similar quality and potential as Mahenge Liandu.

ACTIVELY MANAGED INVESTMENTS

Mahenge Liandu Graphite Project, Tanzania (‘Mahenge Liandu’ or the ‘Project’)

The Company continued to deliver encouraging results at its 100% owned Mahenge Liandu Graphite Project during 2018. The Project is located in a highly prospective region with a high-grade JORC compliant indicated and inferred mineral resource estimate announced February 2018 of 51.1Mt at 9.3% total graphite content (‘TGC’), including 38.7Mt Indicted at 9.3% and 12.4Mt at 9.1% TGC, making it one of the largest high-grade resources in Tanzania. The work to date has demonstrated Mahenge Liandu’s potential as a commercially viable deposit with significant tonnage, high-grade coarse flake and near surface mineralisation (implying a low strip ratio) contained within one contiguous ore body.

The focus of activities was the commencement of a Definitive Feasibility Study (‘DFS’) based on the results of a Scoping Study that was completed in March 2018. The study was based on a throughput of 400,000 tpa over a 32-year mine life and showed the Project has robust economics and warrants further development. The Company believes the timing of the planned mine development will coincide with growing opportunities in the graphite market with strong outlook for increased graphite demand from the burgeoning lithium ion battery, expandable graphite, as well as traditional graphite markets.

    Tonnage (Mt)   Cutoff TGC (%)   Average TGC (%)
Inferred   12.4   3.3   9.1
Indicated   38.7   3.5   9.3
Total   51.1   3.5   9.3

Table 1. Mahenge Liandu Resource Statement

Project Location & Licences

The Mahenge Project is located in the Morogoro region, Ulanga district, of Tanzania close to existing transport infrastructure. It is 10km south of the Mahenge township and about 76km via a well-maintained dirt road to Ifakara after which it is 400km by sealed road from Dar-es-Salaam port. Other operators in the region include Blackrock Mining Limited and Kibaran Resources Limited, which have similar product purity and resource grades.

The Company holds following exploration tenements for Mahenge Liandu:

  • PL10846/2016 granted on 21/9/2016 expires 20/9/2020 area 7.34 square kilometres
  • PL10840/2016 granted 21/9/2016 expires 20/9/2020 area 21.89 square kilometres

Project Geology

The prospect is situated within the pan African Mozambique belt, which is the orogenic belt resulting from activities taking place in the Neoproterozoic time. The belt extends along the eastern border of Africa from Ethiopia through Kenya and Tanzania. The orogenic event resulted in a complex series of geological events including the rifting system. The belt consists of high-grade mid-crustal rocks with a Neoproterozoic metamorphic overprint. It is divided into the Western Granulite and Eastern Granulite. The deposit is situated in the Eastern Granulites. The belt has undergone retrograde metamorphism which resulted in the present upper amphibolite metamorphic facies in the Project area.

Furthermore, the systematic drilling indicated the existence of broad, shallow to steep dipping schists overlaying granitic gneisses/gneiss. The gneisses are underlaid by marble units. The graphitic schists form alternating compositional layering, with quartz being the content that differentiates these units. High grade graphite schists (graphite schist) have a lower composition of quartz. Medium to low grade graphite schists (quartz graphite schist) have a higher visual quartz percentage. The marble unit likely forms the base of the sequence (there has not been drilling done beyond the marble unit).

The drilling results have been very consistent with the structural measurements taken during the mapping programme which suggested gentle to steep dipping to the south and south-southwest. The mineralisation remains open in all directions.

Scoping Study

During 2018, a Scoping Study was completed for Mahenge Liandu, which included the completion of a mine optimisation study, infill drilling and the resource upgrade. The results of the Scoping Study were announced in March 2018.

Drilling

Drilling in 2018 comprised a diamond drilling programme completed with eight holes for a total of 489m and 18 RC holes. All holes intersected wide intervals of high-grade mineralisation from surface with up to 67m thickness. The 2018 drilling aimed at infill drilling the existing pattern to upgrade the resource classification, extend the available resources and better define the mineralised units laterally within the deposit. The drilling targeted a higher-grade zone within the deposit and drilling was concentrated in the northern part of the tenement. A map of all the drilling completed to date is shown below.

Process Description

The Scoping Study was based on a processing plant designed to treat 400,000 tpa of ore. The ore will be two-stage crushed, followed by grinding in a rod mill, with graphite recovered by flotation. The process includes separation of graphite into coarse and fine concentrates at an intermediate stage, followed by inter-stage re-grind milling and flotation to improve liberation and product purity. The flotation concentrate will then be then dewatered by filtration, dried, and bagged.

Results of the Scoping Study

The Scoping Study confirmed the combination of high graphite feed grade and coarse flake high purity graphite product and provided highly robust and compelling economics for the Mahenge Liandu Project. The Scoping Study, based on a 400,000 tpa throughput, had following key economics:

  • Producing an average of 49,000 tpa of high-quality graphite products for a 32-year mine life
  • The near surface nature of the deposit produced a low strip ratio of approximately 1:1 for the life of the mine
  • The Project has a low operating cost of US$408/t and is based on an average life of mine grade of 12.5% Total Graphitic Carbon (‘TGC’)
  • The Project has a pre-tax IRR of 122% and NPV of US$349m with a low development capex of US$35m
  • The maximum drawdown during the construction of the Project is US$34.9m and the after-tax payback period is 1.2 years
  • There remains significant scope to further improve returns, with staged expansions as the current mine plan is based on approximately 25% of the total resource

Summary of Project Financial Performance

Financial Performance Summary   Units   LOM
Project Life   (years)   31.8
Total LOM Net Revenue (US$ M, real) 1,977.7
Total LOM EBITDA (US$ M, real) 1,196.0
Total LOM Net Cash Flows Before Tax (US$ M, real) 1,134.7
Total LOM Net Cash Flows After Tax (US$ M, real) 794.3
NPV @ 10.0% - before tax (US$ M, real) 348.7
NPV @ 10.0% - after tax (US$ M, real) 239.1
IRR - before tax (%, real) 122.5%
IRR - after tax (%, real) 89.3%
Project Capital Expenditure (US$ M, real) 34.9
Payback Period - after tax - from 1st ore (years) 1.2

The Scoping Study results validate the Directors’ long held confidence in the commercial potential and economic value of the Mahenge Project. The Definitive Feasibility Study that is currently underway is based on the same parameters giving the Company confidence that the Project will continue to show excellent returns and will allow it to proceed to a decision to mine in 2020 provided project development funding can be secured.

Exploration and Development Programme

Definitive Feasibility Study

The DFS for Mahenge Liandu commenced in Q2 2018 and is expected to be complete by Q4 2019. The study will focus on defining graphite product quality with a wide diameter diamond core drilling programme aimed at generating samples for marketing.

The following activities are being carried out to support the study:

  • A diamond drilling programme to obtain samples for metallurgical test work and marketing
  • Product marketing towards the goal of obtaining binding offtake agreements. The first MOU secured covering 60% of planned production was signed in February 2019
  • Environmental and social studies covering the Project area and completion of a Relocation Action Plan (‘RAP’) for the people who may be impacted through the development of the Project
  • Granting of a mining permit
  • A geotechnical drilling programme to define the final pit wall design
  • Calculation of Proved and Probable Reserves
  • Finalisation of production flowsheets and final plant design parameters

Environmental and Social Studies

During August 2018, the Company announced the completion of field work for Environmental and Social baseline surveys and the Company has finalised the Environmental Social Impact Assessment (‘ESIA’) and Relocation Action Plan (‘RAP’) for submission to the National Environment Management Council (‘NEMC’).

To help increase local engagement in the Project area, the Company has appointed a community liaison officer who will aid understanding of the impact and benefits of mining in the region. Further information in respect of this work of will be provided as progress is made.

Product Marketing and Offtake Partners

In February 2019, the Company announced a MOU with the Matrass Group, a China based graphite mining and processing company, for high quality graphite products produced at Mahenge Liandu. This includes a proposed offtake of 30,000tpa of graphite concentrate for an initial five-year term at a price to be agreed based on the Chinese benchmark for the quality of the graphite produced, representing over 60% of average target annual production. The test work programme aimed to progress the MOU to a binding agreement is underway.

Discussions with other potential offtake partners for the remaining 19,000tpa of graphite concentrate are progressing positively.

The graphite market continues to strengthen with several Tanzanian based graphite projects securing binding offtakes over recent months. The rapid expansion of the electric vehicle market is expected to continue to drive this growth.

Project Level Financing

The Company is engaged in discussions to secure a project level funding mandate. Further details in respect of this element will be provided as material developments occur.

Mining Lease Application

Reflecting the progress of work to date, the Company expects to submit its application for a mining lease in August 2019.

Front End Engineering Design

Following completion of the DFS, the Company expects to commence the Front-End Engineering Design (‘FEED’) work programme in December 2019. The FEED process is a detailed technical project planning phase undertaken prior to the commencement of construction and used as a basis to secure project construction bids.

Project Construction

Subject to a successful and timely completion of the aforementioned preparatory work, suitable project level financing and receipt of relevant regulatory permits and licences, the Company expects to commence the construction phase in Q2 2020.

Production

Based on current estimates and assuming a construction phase of 10 months the first production would be achieved from the Mahenge Liandu Project around Q1 2021.

Mpokoto Gold Project, DRC (‘MPOKOTO’)

The Mpokoto Project was the subject of a joint venture agreement with Kisenge Mining Pty Ltd (‘Kisenge Mining’) throughout the year under review and, as such, was considered a non-core investment asset of Armadale.

After the year under review, on 11 January 2019, Armadale entered into final formal sale agreement with African Royalty Company Pty Limited (a related company to Arrow Mining Pty Ltd) for the sale of the Mpokoto Gold Project.

This agreement crystallises the value of the Mpokoto Project with a company capable of obtaining the funding to bring the mine into production.

The transaction allows Armadale to focus on advancing its primary value driver, the high-grade Mahenge Liandu Graphite Project in Tanzania, whilst ensuring the Company retains exposure to the development upside of the Mpokoto Project.

Arrow Mining will take over the operations on the Mpokoto Project and is obliged to pay Armadale a 1.5% royalty on gold sales achieved once in production.

PASSIVELY MANAGED INVESTMENTS

Mine Restoration Investments Limited (‘MRI’), South Africa

The shares in MRI are being carried at Nil market value (2017: Nil) as MRI shares were suspended from trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Quoted Portfolio

The Company has a small portfolio of quoted investments, principally in resource companies where the Directors believe there are opportunities for capital gain. The Company continues to keep its portfolio under review.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The Company is committed to sustainable development and conducting its business ethically. Given that the Company invests in the mining industry, Armadale focuses on health and safety, being environmentally responsible, and supporting the communities close to its investments.

CORPORATE INFORMATION

Principal risks and uncertainties

There are known risks associated with the mineral industry, especially in Africa. The Board regularly reviews the risks to which the Group is exposed and endeavours to minimise them as far as possible. The following summary, which is not exhaustive, outlines some of the risks and uncertainties currently facing the Group:

  • The Group is exposed to two minerals namely gold and graphite. With gold, the Group is vulnerable to fluctuations in the prevailing market price of gold and to variations of the US dollar, in which sales will be denominated. Graphite is a relatively new commodity whose market is being driven by demand in renewable energy. It is thus vulnerable to global energy policies.
  • The impact of Brexit on companies operating in the UK is still being monitored. Thus far Brexit has not impacted the Group’s ability to raise funds.
  • The exploration for and development of mineral resources involves technical risks, infrastructure risks and logistical challenges, which even a combination of careful evaluation and knowledge may not eliminate.
  • There can be no assurance that the Group’s projects will be fully developed in accordance with current plans.
  • Future development work and subsequent financial returns arising may be adversely affected by factors outside the control of the Group.
  • The availability and access to future funding within the global economic environment.
  • The Group operates in multiple national jurisdictions and is therefore vulnerable to changes in government policies which are outside its control. The mining regulation changes in Tanzania are still being evaluated, however they seem to have minimal impact on investment in graphite mining. The Group continues to monitor the implementation of the new changes to evaluate and mitigate sovereign risks.

Some of the mitigation strategies the Group applies in its present stage of development include, among others:

  • Proactive management to reducing fixed costs.
  • Rationalisation of all capital expenditures.
  • Maintaining strong relationships with government (employing local staff and partial government ownership), which improves the Group’s position as a preferred small mining partner.
  • Engagement with local communities to ensure our activities provide value to the communities where we operate.
  • Alternative and continued funding activities with a number of options to secure future funding to continue as a going concern.

The Directors regularly monitor such risks and will take actions as appropriate to mitigate them. The Group manages its risks by seeking to ensure that it complies with the terms of its agreements, and through the application of appropriate policies and procedures, and via the recruitment and retention of a team of skilled and experienced professionals.

Key Performance Indicators

The Group’s current key performance indicators (‘KPIs’) are the performance of its underlying investments, measured in terms of the development of the specific projects they relate to, the increase in capital value since investment and the earnings generated for the Group from the investment. The Directors consider that it is still too early in the investment cycle of any of the investments held, for meaningful KPIs to be given.

Success is also measured through the identification and investment in suitable additional opportunities that fit the Group’s investment objectives. The acquisition of Mahenge Liandu Graphite Project is such success.

Board

Post period end, in March 2019, Paul Johnson was appointed to the Board as a Non-executive Director.

Mr. Johnson is an experienced public company director and is a former Chief Executive Officer of natural resource investing company Metal Tiger plc (LON:MTR). He has also previously held the roles of Chairman at ECR Minerals plc (LON:ECR); Chief Executive Officer at China Africa Resources plc (now Pembridge Resources plc - LON:PERE) and Metal NRG plc (LON:MNRG); and Non-executive Director at Greatland Gold plc (LON:GGP), Papua Mining plc (now Rockfire Resources plc LON:ROCK) and Thor Mining plc (LON:THR).

Mr. Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer of Value Generation Limited, a family investment and advisory company focused on the natural resource and related fintech sectors. He is also Executive Director of African Battery Metals plc (LON:ABM) an AIM quoted exploration and development company focused on battery metal projects in Africa.

Financial Results

For the year ended 31 December 2018 the Group did not earn any revenues as its business related solely to the making of investments in non-revenue producing resource projects and companies.

The Group made a loss after tax of £0.648 million (2017: £6.177 million) for the year ended 31 December 2017.

The Directors successfully negotiated the sale of the Mpokoto Project and recognise an impairment charge of £0.194 million based on the reassessment of the carrying value of the Project to nil. Other than this, the loss comprises the administrative expenses associated with operating a public company and finance costs.

Funds raised during the year amounted in total to £0.85 million of which £0.65 million came from a placing of shares and £0.2 million from the initial drawdown of a new loan facility of £0.4 million. Other share issues during the year were in respect of loan note conversions and the discharge of certain consultants’ invoices.

At 31 December 2018, the Group had cash of £44,000 (2017: £65,000) and debt of £677,000 (2016: £634,000).

Since the year end, a further £0.964 million has been raised from a placing of shares and the balance of the new loan facility, £0.2 million, remains available for drawdown. The Group is in discussions with third parties which may provide project level financing for the development of the Mahenge Liandu Project. Furthermore, and dependant on the working capital requirements at project level, and considering working capital needs in respect of corporate operations, the Group considers it will have access to adequate additional financing as and when required from new equity issues and additional loan facilities. As a result, the financial statements have been prepared on the going concern basis as, in the opinion of the Directors, there is a reasonable expectation that the Group and the Company will continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future.

Outlook

Looking to the future, with its clear development path to production commencing with the execution of the DFS currently underway, the Directors believe that Mahenge Liandu represents an exciting opportunity for the Group. Furthermore, other notable investment opportunities are under review, which the Board believe could replicate this success and deliver significant value to shareholders.

Emmanuel S Mahede

Director

23 May 2019

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

For the year ended 31 December 2018

    Note   2018   2017
        £   £
Other administrative expenses       (392,945)   (399,938)
             
Operating loss       (392,945)   (399,938)
             
Finance costs       (17,459)   (44,478)
Loss before taxation   6   (410,404)   (444,416)
Taxation   9   -   -
Loss for the year from continuing operations       (410,404)   (444,416)
             
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax   14   (237,616)   (5,732,598)
             
Loss after taxation       (648,020)   (6,177,014)
             
Other comprehensive income            
Items that may be reclassified to profit or loss:            
Exchange differences on translating foreign entities       83,407   (771,989)

Total comprehensive (loss) / income attributable to the
equity holders of the parent company

      (564,613)   (6,949,003)
             

Loss per share attributable to the equity holders of the
parent company

      Pence   Pence

Basic and diluted total loss per share

  10   (0.23)   (2.58)
Basic and diluted loss per share from continuing operations   10   (0.14)   (0.19)
   
     

Consolidated Statement of Financial Position

At 31 December 2018

    Note   2018

£

  2017

£

Assets

Non-current assets

           
Exploration and evaluation assets   11   3,192,999   2,384,036
Investments   12   973   6,705
        3,193,972   2,390,741
Current assets            
Trade and other receivables   13   53,486   54,563
Cash and cash equivalents       44,310   65,163
        97,796   119,726
Non-current assets classified as held for sale   14   128,011   322,412
        225,807   442,138
       
Total assets       3,419,779   2,832,879
Equity and liabilities      
Equity            
Share capital   18   3,038,605   2,980,211
Share premium   20   20,569,844   19,720,193
Shares to be issued   20   286,000   286,000
Share option reserve   20   94,884   94,884
Foreign exchange reserve   20   421,252   337,845
Retained earnings   20   (22,129,940)   (21,481,920)
Total equity       2,280,645   1,937,213
Current liabilities            
Trade and other payables   15   333,653   133,619
Loans   16   677,470   431,406
        1,011,123   565,025

Liabilities directly associated with non-current assets
classified as held for sale

  14   128,011   128,011
        1,139,134   693,036
Non-current liabilities      
Long term borrowings   17   -   202,630
Total Liabilities       1,139,134   895,666
             
Total equity and liabilities       3,419,779   2,832,879
 
     

Company Statement of Financial Position

At 31 December 2018

    Note   2018

£

  2017

£

Assets

Non-current assets

           
Investments   12   1,600,973   1,606,705
Other receivables   13   1,394,461   972,544
        2,995,434   2,579,249
Current assets            
Investments held for disposal   12   -   194,401
Trade and other receivables   13   13,439   43,750
Cash and cash equivalents       4,240   10,809
        17,679   248,960
             
Total assets       3,013,113   2,828,209
Equity and liabilities            
Equity            
Share capital   18   3,038,605   2,980,211
Share premium   20   20,569,844   19,720,193
Shares to be issued   20   286,000   286,000
Share option reserve   20   94,884 94,884
Retained earnings   20   (21,753,522)   (20,953,744)
Total equity       2,235,811   2,127,544
Current liabilities            
Trade and other payables   15   99,832   66,629
Loan notes   16   677,470   431,406
        777,303   498,035
Non-Current liabilities      
Long term borrowings   17   -   202,630
Total liabilities       777,303   700,665
             
Total equity and liabilities       3,013,113   2,828,209
 

The Company has taken advantage of the exemption conferred by section 408 of Companies Act 2006 from presenting its own statement of comprehensive income. A loss after taxation of £605,270 (2017: £6,006,511) has been included in the financial statements of the parent company.

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

For the year ended 31 December 2018

   

Share
Capital

 

Share
Premium

 

Shares
to be
issued

 

Share
Option
Reserve

 

 

Loan
Note
Reserve

 

 

Foreign
Exchange
Reserve

 

Retained
Earnings

  Total
    £   £   £   £   £   £   £   £
At 1 January 2017   2,946,587   19,009,592   286,000   85,850   37,500   1,109,844   (15,342,406)   8,132,957
Loss for the year   -   -   -   -   -   -   (6,177,014)   (6,177,014)
Other comprehensive loss   -   -   -   -   -   (771,989)   -   (771,989)
Total comprehensive loss for the year   -   -   -   -   -   (771,989)   (6,177,014)   (6,949,008)
Issue of shares   33,624   771,501   -   -   -   -   -   805,125
Expenses of issue   -   (60,900)   -   -   -   -   -   (60,900)
Share based payment charges   -   -   -   9,034   -   -   -   9,034
Transfer on conversion of loan notes   -   -   -   -   (37,500)   -   37,500   -
Total other movements   33,624   710,601   -   9,034   (37,500)   -   37,500   753,259
                                 
At 31 December 2017   2,980,211   19,720,193   286,000   94,884   -   337,845   (21,481,920)   1,937,213
                 
Loss for the year   - - - - - - (648,020) (648,020)

Other comprehensive loss

  -   -   -   -   -  

(84,407)

      (2,377)

Total comprehensive loss for the year

  -   -   -   -   -  

(84,407)

  (648,020)   (650,397)
Issue of shares   58,394   905,106   -   -   -   -   -   963,500
Expenses of issue   -   (55,455)   -   -   -   -   -   (55,455)
Total other movements   58,394   849,651   -   -   -   -   -   908,045
                                 
At 31 December 2018   3,038,605   20,569,844   286,000   94,884   -   422,252   (22,169,940)   2,194,861
 

The following describes the nature and purpose of each reserve within owners’ equity:

 

Reserve

Description and purpose

 
Share capital amount subscribed for share capital at nominal value
Share premium amount subscribed for share capital in excess of nominal value, net of
allowable expenses
Shares to be issued share capital to be issued in connection with the acquisition of
Netcom
Share option reserve cumulative charge recognised under IFRS 2 in respect of share-based
payment awards
Loan note reserve equity element of convertible loan notes
Foreign exchange reserve gains/losses arising on re-translating the net assets of overseas
operations into sterling
Retained earnings cumulative net gains and losses recognised in the statement of
comprehensive income
 
             

Company Statement of Changes in Equity

For the year ended 31 December 2018

   

Share
Capital

 

Share
Premium

 

Shares to
be issued

 

Share
Option
Reserve

 

 

Loan
Note
Reserve

 

 

Retained
Earnings

  Total
    £   £   £   £       £   £
At 1 January 2017   2,946,587   19,009,592   286,000   85,850   37,500   (14,984,733)   7,380,796
Loss for the year   -   -   -   -   -   (6,006,511)   (6,006,511)

Total comprehensive loss for
the year

  -   -   -   -   -   (6,006,511)   (6,006,511)
Issue of shares   33,624   771,501   -   -   -   -   805,125
Expenses of issue   -   (60,900)       -   -   -   (60,900)
Share based payment charges   -   -   -   9,034   -   -   9,034

Transfer on conversion of
loan notes

  -   -   -   -  

(37,500)

  37,500   -
Total other movements   33,624   710,601   -   9,034   (37,500)   37,500   753,259
                             
At 31 December 2017   2,980,211   19,720,193   286,000   94,884   -   (20,953,744)   2,127,544

IFRS 9 Adjustment to
intercompany debt

                      (194,508)   (194,508)
At 1 January 2018   2,980,211   19,720,193   286,000   94,884   -   (21,148,252)   1,933,036
Loss for the year                       (605,270)   (605,270))

Total comprehensive loss for
the year

                      (605,270)   (605,270)
Issue of shares   58,394   905,106   -   -   -   -   963,500
Expenses of share issue   -   (55,455)   -   -   -   -   (55,455)
Share based payment charges   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Transfer on conversion of
loan notes

  -   -   -   -   -   -   -
Total other movements   58,394   849,651   -   -   -   -   908,045
                             
At 31 December 2018   3,038,605   20,569,844   286,000   94,884   -   (21,753,522)   1,949,812

The following describes the nature and purpose of each reserve within owners’ equity:

Reserve

 

Description and purpose

Share capital amount subscribed for share capital at nominal value
Share premium amount subscribed for share capital in excess of nominal value, net of
allowable expenses
Shares to be issued share capital to be issued in connection with the acquisition of
Netcom
Share option reserve cumulative charge recognised under IFRS 2 in respect of share-based
payment awards
Loan note reserve equity element of convertible loan notes
Retained earnings cumulative net gains and losses recognised in the statement of
comprehensive income
 
 

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

For the year ended 31 December 2018

        2018   2017
        £   £
             
Cash flows from operating activities            
Loss before taxation       (648,020)   (6,177,014)
Adjustment for:            
Depreciation       -   1,806
Impairment charge       194,401   5,726,445
Share based payment charge       -   9,034
Shares issued in settlement of liabilities       -   67,500
Finance costs       17,459   44,478
        (436,160)   (327,751)

Changes in working capital
Receivables

 

      1,077   (36,133)
Payables       98,048   72,101
Net cash used in operating activities       (309,483)   (287,577)
             
Cash flows from investing activities            
Expenditure on exploration and evaluation assets       (224,095)   (548,766)
Sale of listed investments       5,732   -
Net cash used in investing activities       (218,363)   (548,766)
             
Cash flows from financing activities            
Proceeds from share placement       560,000   650,753
Issue costs       (25,455)   (60,900)
Proceeds from loan (Note 18)       -   200,000
Net cash from financing activities       534,545   789,851
             
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents       (20,853)   (50,698)
Cash and cash equivalents at 1 January       65,163   115,861
Cash and cash equivalents at 31 December       44,310   65,163
       
 

Company Statement of Cash Flows

For the year ended 31 December 2018

    2018   2017
    £   £
         
Cash flows from operating activities        
Loss before taxation   (605,270)   (6,006,511)
Adjustment for:        
Share based payment charge   -   9,034
Impairment charge   454,745   5,730,587
Shares issued in settlement of liabilities   -   67,500
Finance costs   12,708   44,478
    (137,817)   (154,912)
Changes in working capital        
Receivables   30,311   (36,894)
Payables   33,203   (20,078)
Net cash used in operating activities   (74,303)   (211,884)
         
Cash flows from investing activities        
Advances to subsidiaries   (422,606)   (668,037)
Sale of listed investments   5,732   -
Net cash used in investing activities   (416,874)   (668,037)
     
Cash flows from financing activities        
Proceeds from share placement   560,000   650,751
Issue costs   (25,455)   (60,900)
Proceeds from loan (Note 18)   -   200,000
Net cash from financing activities   534,545   789,851
         
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents   (6,569)   (90,070)
Cash and cash equivalents at 1 January   10,809   100,879
Cash and cash equivalents at 31 December   4,240   10,809

**ENDS**

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Armadale Capital Plc

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  +44 20 7236 1177
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Joint Broker: SVS Securities

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