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Wednesday 19 September, 2018

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Landore Resources Limited
19 September 2018
 

 

LANDORE RESOURCES LIMITED

("Landore Resources" or "the Company")

(AIM Ticker: LND.L)

INTERIM RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2018

London, United Kingdom - 19 September 2018 - Landore Resources Limited (AIM:LND) is pleased to announce its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2018.

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Bill Humphries, Chief Executive Officer         Tel: 07734 681262

Richard Prickett, Finance Director                   Tel: 07775 651421

Landore Resources Limited                              www.landore.com

 

James Spinney / Jack Botros                                  Tel: 020 7409 3494

Strand Hanson Limited

Nominated Advisor

 

Neil McDonald / Beth McKiernan / Peter Lynch    Tel: 01312209771

Cenkos Securities plc

Broker

 

Copies of the Interim statement are available on the website, www.landore.com

 

This announcement contains inside information as defined in Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation No 596/2014.

 

LANDORE RESOURCES LIMITED

 

MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2018

 

 

General

The following discussion of performance, financial condition and future prospects should be read in conjunction with the interim consolidated financial statements of Landore Resources Limited ("Landore Resources" or the "Company") and its subsidiaries (together, "the Group") and notes thereto for the period from 1 January 2018 to 30 June 2018.  All amounts are stated in sterling.

 

Overview

Landore Resources is admitted to trading on the AIM market operated by the London Stock Exchange plc, with the trading symbol LND.L. The Company is based in Guernsey in the Channel Islands and its 100 per cent. owned operating subsidiary, Landore Resources Canada Inc. ("Landore Canada"), is engaged in the exploration and development of a portfolio of precious and base metal properties in North America.

 

Results of Operations

The financial results for the six months to 30 June 2018 show a loss of £1,259,182 (2017: loss £1,750,807). These results were in line with expectations.  Exploration costs were £892,124 (2017: £1,321,976).

 

On 3 April 2018, the Company completed a placing and subscription to raise, in aggregate, £2,924,709, net of issue costs, through the issue of 210,000,000 new ordinary shares at a price of 1.5 pence per share.

 

The Group has no debt but will need to raise further equity in order to carry out its future exploration and development activities, and also for additional working capital.

 

Operations

Landore Canada, is actively engaged in mineral exploration in Eastern Canada. Landore Canada owns or has the mineral rights to four properties in Eastern Canada, a 90.2 per cent. controlling interest in Lamaune Iron Inc. ("Lamaune"), which owns the property adjacent to Junior Lake, and a 30 per cent interest in the West Graham property located in the Sudbury Nickel Belt.

 

Landore Canada through its 100 per cent owned subsidiary Brancote US, owns or has the mineral rights to a further eight properties for 99 claims in the State of Nevada.

 

Landore Canada's primary operational focus during the first half of 2018 was on the growth of the BAM East Gold Deposit located on the 100 per cent owned, highly prospective Junior Lake Property, Northwestern Ontario ("Junior Lake").

 

Full details of the Group's projects, including maps, Canadian National Instrument 43-101 (NI 43-101) resource reports, geophysical surveys etc. can be viewed on the Group's website, www.landore.com.

 

The Junior Lake Property:

The Junior Lake property, 100 per cent. owned by Landore Canada, is located in the province of Ontario, Canada, approximately 235 kilometres north-northeast of Thunder Bay and is host to the recently discovered BAM Gold Deposit, the B4-7 Nickel-Copper-Cobalt-PGEs deposit and the adjacent Alpha PGEs zone. Junior Lake also contains the VW Nickel deposit and numerous other highly prospective mineral occurrences.

 

In October 2017, Landore Canada received 576,192,087 common shares in the capital of Lamaune, in full satisfaction of a loan receivable from Lamaune. This acquisition of the contiguous Lamaune property (90.2 per cent owned by Landore Canada) has increased the size of Landore Canada's Junior Lake property from 22,497 hectares to 26,593 hectares, extending the coverage of the highly prospective Archean greenstone belt traversing the property from east to west from 19 kilometres to approximately 31 kilometres in length. The recently- expanded property now encompasses the Lamaune Gold deposit, located 10 kilometres west of the BAM East Gold Deposit.

 

BAM Gold Deposit:

Discovered in December 2015, the BAM Gold Deposit contains a JORC (2012) compliant mineral resource estimate of 18,588,000 tonnes (t) at 1.04 grams/tonne (g/t) for 623,000 ounces of gold including 13,864,000t at 1.09g/t for 486,000 ounces gold in the Indicated Category, as announced on 7 August 2018. This resource is located approximately midway along a 2.7 kilometre long, east-southeast to west-northwest trending MaxMin geophyical anomaly (MM-7), at the western end of which is located the original BAM gold zone discovered by Landore Resources in 2003.

  

Summer Drilling Campaign:

A 12,000 metre drilling programme on the BAM Gold Project commenced on 20 April 2018, focusing on drilling every 100 metres within an approximately 900 metre span between the previously-drilled main BAM Gold Deposit and the original BAM Gold Zone. The current programme has drilled from near surface down to approximately 190 metres vertical and has intersected widespread gold mineralisation of similar grade to the two deposits with multiple instances of visible gold (VG). Exploration drilling scheduled near the end of the programme will test the gold potential approximately one kilometre to the east of the currently defined mineral resource estimate.

 

The summer drilling campaign concluded on 17 September 2018 with 23 NQ diamond drill holes (0418-626 to 0418-648) for 3,731 metres and 38 HQ diamond drill holes (0418-649 to 0418-686) for 8,842 metres giving a total of 12,673 metres completed.

 

All data from the campaign will be collated for the preparation of a further updated mineral resource estimate by independent engineering consultants, scheduled for completion in Q4 2018. The updated mineral resource estimate will form the basis for a preliminary economic assessment ("PEA") to be completed Q1 2019.

 

Outlook

Infill drilling completed this summer will be incorporated into the updated mineral resource estimate which is projected to increase the strike length of the BAM Gold Deposit to 2.1 kilometres. This, together with exploration drilling east of the defined mineral resource, bodes well for the possibility of finding and delineating further gold deposits along this highly prospective Junior Lake trend.

 

The Company believes that the PEA will demonstrate the economic viability of the project and support the Board's opinion that the BAM Gold deposit can be developed into a low-cost open pit mining operation.

 

The BAM Gold Deposit remains open to the east, west and down dip, providing additional exploration potential to target for future drill programmes on Junior Lake.

 

Social and environmental responsibility:

The Group believes that a successful project is best achieved through maintaining close working relationships with First Nations and other local communities. This social ideology is at the forefront of all of the Group's exploration initiatives by establishing and maintaining co-operative relationships with First Nations communities, hiring local personnel and using local contractors and suppliers.

 

Careful attention is given to ensure that all exploration activity is performed in an environmentally responsible manner and abides by all relevant mining and environmental acts. Landore takes a conscientious role in all of its operations, and is aware of its social responsibility and its environmental duty.

 

 

19 September 2018

 

 

                                                                                                                                    

 


 

LANDORE RESOURCES LIMITED

 

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2018

 

 


Notes


Group

Six months ended 30 June 2018

£


Group

Six months ended

30 June 2017

£

 

Exploration costs

2


(892,124)


(1,321,976)

 







 

Administrative expenses



(370,700)


(428,706)

 







 

Operating loss



(1,262,824)


(1,750,682)

 







 

Finance income

Interest payable



3,642

-


1,015

(1,140)

 







 

Loss before income tax



(1,259,182)


(1,750,807)

 







 

Income tax expense



-


-

 







 

Loss for the period



(1,259,182)


(1,750,807)

 

 

Other comprehensive loss:






 

Exchange difference on translating foreign






 

operations



2,286


(18,070)

 

Other comprehensive loss for the year






 

 net of tax



2,286


(18,070)

 







 

Total comprehensive loss for the period



(1,256,896)


(1,768,877)

 







Loss attributable to:






 

Equity holders of the Company



(1,258,938)


(1,750,807)

 

Non-controlling interests



(244)


-

 




(1,259,182)


(1,750,807)

 

 

Total comprehensive loss attributable to:






 

Equity holders of the Company



(1,256,652)


(1,768,877)

 

Non-controlling interests



(244)


-

 




(1,256,896)


(1,768,877)

 







 

Loss per share attributable to the






 

equity holders of the Company during the year






 

- basic & diluted

3


(£0.001)


(£0.002)

 







 

The Group's operating loss relates to continuing operations. The notes and accounting policies form part of these interim financial statements.



LANDORE RESOURCES LIMITED

 

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2018

 

 


Share

capital

£

Share

options

reserve

£

 

 

Warrants

reserve

£

Retained

earnings

£

Cumulative

translation

reserve

£

Non-controlling interest

£

Total

£

Balance at
1 January 2017

35,264,858

714,541

33,690

(35,710,215)

(344,495)

-

(41,621)

Loss for the period

-

-

-

(1,750,807)

-

-

(1,750,807)

Other comprehensive loss in the period

-

-

-

-

(18,070)

-

(18,070)








Issue of ordinary share capital

2,107,425

-

-

-

-

-

2,107,425

Placing expenses

(41,846)

-

-

-

-

-

(41,846)

Share options lapsed

-

(66,449)

-

66,449

-

-

-


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at
30 June 2017

 

37,330,437

 

648,092

 

33,690

 

(37,394,573)

 

(362,565)

 

-

 

255,801

 

Balance at
1 January 2018

38,322,307

855,453

-

(38,778,911)

(314,303)

(1,551)

82,995

Loss for the period

-

-

-

(1,258,938)

-

(244)

(1,259,182)

Other comprehensive loss in the period

-

-

-

-

2,286

-

2,286








Issue of ordinary share capital

3,150,000

-

-

-

-

-

3,150,000

Placing expenses

(225,291)

-

-

-

-

-

(225,291)

Share options lapsed

-

(54,846)

-

54,846

-

-

-


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at
30 June 2018

 

41,247,016

 

800,607

 

-

 

(39,983,003)

 

(312,017)

 

(1,795)

 

1,750,808

 


The accounting policies and notes form part of these financial statements.



LANDORE RESOURCES LIMITED

 

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

AT 30 JUNE 2018

 

 


Notes

Group

As at

30 June 2018

£

Group

As at

30 June 2018

£

Group

As at

31 December 2017

£

Assets





Non current assets





Property, plant and equipment


53,746

23,531

61,600



53,746

23,531

61,600






Current assets





Trade and other receivables            


106,014

160,350

48,535

Cash and cash equivalents


2,228,876

618,924

369,604



2,334,890

779,274

418,139

Total assets


2,388,636

802,805

479,739






Equity










Capital and reserves attributable to the Company's equity holders





Share capital

4

41,247,016

37,330,437

 38,322,307

Share options reserve


800,607

648,092

855,453

Warrants reserve


-

33,690

-

Retained earnings

5

(39,983,003)

(37,394,573)

(38,778,911)

Cumulative translation reserve


(312,017)

(362,565)

(314,303)

Total equity


1,752,603

255,081

84,546

Non-controlling interests


(1,795)

-

(1,551)

Total equity


1,750,808

255,081

82,995






Liabilities





Current liabilities





Trade and other payables                          


603,284

512,216

361,433

Income tax liabilities


34,544

35,508

35,311



637,828

547,724

396,744

Total liabilities


637,828

547,724

396,744

Total equity and liabilities


2,388,636

802,805

479,739

 

The notes and accounting policies form part of these interim financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 



LANDORE RESOURCES LIMITED

 

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2018

 

 



Group

Six months ended

30 June 2018

£

Group

Six months ended

30 June 2018

£

Cash flows from operating activities




Operating loss


(1,262,824)

(1,750,682)

Finance income


3,642

1,015

Finance costs


-

(1,140)

Depreciation of tangible fixed assets


6,438

6,824

Foreign exchange loss on non-cash items


-

(20,546)

Share option charge


-

-

Other non-cash movements


-

39,960

Increase in receivables


(57,824)

(96,250)

Increase in payables


245,498

 

267,108

 

Net cash outflow from operating activities


(1,065,070)

(1,553,711)

Cash flows from investing activities




Purchase of property, plant and equipment


-

(404)



-

(404)

Cash flows from financing activities




Issue of ordinary share capital


3,150,000

2,067,465

Issue costs


(225,291)

 

(41,846)

 

Net cash inflow from financing activities


2,924,709

2,025,619





Net increase in cash and cash equivalents


1,859,639

471,504

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


369,604

148,532

Exchange loss on cash and cash equivalents


(367)

 

(1,112)

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


2,228,876

 

618,924

 

 

 

The notes and accounting policies form part of these interim financial statements.



LANDORE RESOURCES LIMITED

 

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2018

 

 

1          Basis of accounting and accounting policies

 

The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") as adopted by the European Union at the time of preparing these financial statements (September 2018). The Directors have elected not to apply IAS34 Interim Financial Reporting.

 

The financial statements have not been audited and have been prepared on the historical cost basis. The principal accounting policies adopted are consistent with those adopted in the annual accounts to 31 December 2017.

 

2          Exploration expenditure and mineral properties

               


1 January 2018

£


Net Expenditure in period

£


Accumulated expenditure 20 June 2018

£

Junior Lake/Lamaune Lake

19,548,892


886,897


20,435,789

Miminiska Lake

1,527,536


2,245


1,529,781

Lessard

700,356


-


700,356

Frond Lake

83,297


1,552


84,849

Wottam

61,558


-


61,558

Others, including Swole Lake, West Graham and Root Lake

72,910


1,430


74,340











21,994,549


892,124


22,886,673

 

                Mineral properties at 30 June 2018 represent accumulated costs to date incurred by Landore Resources Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Landore Resources Limited. On acquisition of Landore Resources Canada Inc. on 5 April 2006 the fair value of those costs incurred to date was considered to be £nil. All subsequent expenditure in the period has been charged to the income statement in accordance with the group accounting policy.

 

3          Loss per share

 

The loss per share is based on the loss for the period and the weighted number of ordinary shares in issue during the period, being 938,015,227 (June 2017: 759,215,748).

 

Diluted loss per share

 

The potential ordinary shares which arise as a result of the options in issue are not dilutive under the terms of IAS 33 because they would not increase the loss per share. Accordingly, there is no difference between the basic and dilutive loss per share.

 

 

4          Share capital

 



30 June 2018

£


1 January 2018

£

Issued:

1,045,915,779 (2017: 835,915,779) ordinary shares of nil par value


 

 

41,247,016


 

 

38,322,307

 

On 4 April 2018, 210,000,000 ordinary shares were issued at a price of £0.015 each as part of a share placing and subscription raising £3,150,000 before issue costs.

 

As part of this share placing and subscription one warrant was issued with each new ordinary share with an exercise price of £0.02 per ordinary share. No value has been ascribed to these warrants as they are deemed not to have been issued in exchange for goods or services and therefore no value is ascribed per IFRS 2.

 





Share capital 2018

£

At 1 January 2018

Shares issued in the period

Share issue costs




38,322,307

3,150,000

(225,291)






At 30 June 2018




41,247,016

 

 

 

5          Retained earnings





£

At 1 January 2018




(38,778,911)

Loss for the period




(1,258,938)

Fair value of share options lapsed




54,846






At 30 June 2018




(39,983,003)

 

 


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