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Richland Resources (RLD)


Monday 03 June, 2019

Richland Resources

Extension of Loan Facility and Strategy Update

RNS Number : 8500A
Richland Resources Ltd
03 June 2019

3 June 2019

Richland Resources Ltd

("Richland" or the "Company")

Extension of Secured Convertible Loan Facility

and update on Strategy for Capricorn Sapphire


Richland (AIM: RLD), the Australian sapphire producer and gemstones developer, announces a further extension of its £400,000 and US$150,000 secured convertible loan facility (the "Convertible Loan Facility" or "CLN") to 30 June 2019 and an update on its strategy in relation to its wholly owned subsidiary, Capricorn Sapphire Pty Ltd ("Capricorn Sapphire"), owner of the Capricorn sapphire mine in Queensland, Australia.


Further Extension of the Convertible Loan Facility


The Company has agreed and executed a sixth addendum to its pre-existing Convertible Loan Facility (originally announced on 25 June 2018 and most recently announced on 1 May 2019), to further extend the Convertible Loan Facility maturity date from 31 May 2019 to 30 June 2019, with all other terms unchanged. The Company is currently in discussions with the provider of the facility to potentially increase the quantum of the facility to provide additional working capital and a further announcement(s) will be made as and when appropriate.


As announced on 28 September 2018, the first addendum to the Convertible Loan Facility involved an increase in the principal amount from £300,000 to £400,000; the second addendum announced on 31 December 2018 involved an extension of the term of the CLN to 28 February 2019; the third addendum announced on 28 February 2019 involved an extension of the CLN term to 31 March 2019; the fourth addendum announced on 1 April 2019 involved an extension of the CLN term to 30 April 2019 and an increase in the principal amount of US$150,000 and the fifth addendum announced on 1 May 2019 involved an extension of the CLN to 31 May 2019.


Strategic Update regarding Capricorn Sapphire


On 28 September 2018, the Company announced that it was engaged in discussions with potential strategic investors to procure sufficient funding to enable the recommencement of production at the Capricorn sapphire mine or, alternatively, was seeking to conclude ongoing negotiations with different parties in relation to the potential sale of all or a part of Capricorn Sapphire.  Further to the Company's announcements of 31 December 2018, 1 April 2019 and 1 May 2019, the Board is now focussed on pursuing the sale of all or part of Capricorn Sapphire and remains in discussions, with one party in particular, with regard to the potential sale of the entire Capricorn Sapphire project. There can, however, be no guarantee that the Company will be able to either secure the requisite funding to be able to re-commence operations or conclude discussions with regard to the potential disposal of Capricorn Sapphire.


A further announcement(s) will be made, as appropriate, in due course.


For further information, please contact:


Anthony Brooke

Chief Executive Officer

+66 81 854 1755


Edward Nealon


+61 409 969 955


Mike Allardice

Group Company secretary

+852 91 864 854


Nominated Adviser

Strand Hanson Limited

James Harris

Matthew Chandler

James Dance

+44 (0) 20 7409 3494



Shore Capital Stockbrokers Ltd

Jerry Keen (corporate broking)

Toby Gibbs / Mark Percy (corporate finance)

+44 (0) 20 7408 4090


The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014.


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