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Bacanora Lithium PLC - Completion of Disposal

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Bacanora Lithium PLC
26 October 2020
 

26 October 2020

 

Bacanora Lithium plc

("Bacanora" or the "Company")

 

Sale of interest in Deutsche Lithium to Erris Resources Plc ("Erris Resources")

 

Bacanora Lithium plc (AIM: BCN), a lithium exploration and development company, notes the announcement by Erris Resources confirming that, at its general meeting held earlier today, all resolutions were duly passed.

Accordingly, pursuant to the terms of the Sale and Purchase Agreement announced on 8 October 2020, the disposal of 50% of the issued share capital of Deutsche Lithium GmbH (the principal asset of which is the Zinnwald Lithium Project) by Bacanora to Erris Resources can now proceed.  Completion of the disposal is expected to take place on or around 29 October 2020.

Following completion, Bacanora will hold 90,619,170 ordinary shares in Erris Resources, which will represent 44.3% of the enlarged ordinary share capital of Erris Resources.

 

ENDS

 

For further information please visit www.bacanoralithium.com or contact:

Bacanora Lithium plc

Peter Secker, CEO

Janet Blas, CFO

 

[email protected]

Cairn Financial Advisers LLP, Nomad

Sandy Jamieson / Liam Murray

 

+44 (0) 20 7213 0880

Citigroup Global Markets, Joint Broker

Tom Reid / Patrick Evans / Matthew Kenney

 

+44 (0) 20 7986 4000

Canaccord Genuity, Joint Broker

James Asensio

 

+44 (0) 20 7523 8000

Tavistock, Financial PR Adviser

Jos Simson / Emily Moss / Oliver Lamb

[email protected]

+44 (0) 20 7920 3150

+44 (0) 77 8855 4035

 

Notes to editors

Bacanora Lithium Plc is an AIM-listed (ticker 'BCN') lithium development and exploration company. The Company is focused on building, in collaboration with its major shareholder and offtake partner, Ganfeng Lithium (the world's largest lithium metals producer), a 35,000 tonne per annum open pit battery grade lithium carbonate operation at its flagship asset, the Sonora Lithium Project in Mexico. The Sonora Lithium Project has 8.8 million tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent resources, with an approximate 250-year resource life, as detailed in its December 2017 Feasibility Study.

 

Sonora Lithium Ltd ("SLL") is the operational holding company for the Sonora Lithium Project and owns 100% of the La Ventana concession. The La Ventana concession accounts for 88% of the mined ore feed in the Sonora Feasibility Study which covers the initial 19 years of the project mine life. SLL is owned 77.5% by Bacanora and 22.5% by Ganfeng Lithium Ltd. SLL also owns 70% of the El Sauz and Fleur concessions. 

 

On completion of its agreement with Erris Resources Plc, the Company will own 44.3% of Erris, which in turn will have a 50% interest in the Zinnwald Lithium Project and the Falkenhain and Altenberg Licences in southern Saxony, Germany.

 

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

Except for statements of historical fact, this news release contains certain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities law. Forward-looking information is frequently characterized by words such as "plan", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate" and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur.  Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking information are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. We cannot guarantee future results, performance or achievements. Consequently, there is no representation that the actual results achieved will be the same, in whole or in part, as those set out in the forward-looking information.

 

Forward-looking information is based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking information. Some of the risks and other factors that could cause the results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking information include, but are not limited to: commodity price volatility; general economic conditions in the UK, the United States, Mexico, Germany and globally; industry conditions, governmental regulation, including environmental regulation; unanticipated operating events or performance; failure to obtain industry partner and other third party consents and approvals, if and when required; the availability of capital on acceptable terms; the need to obtain required approvals from regulatory authorities; stock market volatility; competition for, among other things, capital, skilled personnel and supplies; changes in tax laws; and the other risk factors disclosed under our profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Readers are cautioned that this list of risk factors should not be construed as exhaustive.

 

The forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. We undertake no duty to update any of the forward-looking information to conform such information to actual results or to changes in our expectations except as otherwise required by applicable securities legislation. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information.

 

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