European Metals Hldg - Response to Voluntary Tender Offer
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RESPONSE TO VOLUNTARY TENDER OFFER
The Board of
Shareholders are warned therefore, that before they take any action, they are recommended to seek their own financial advice immediately from an independent financial adviser who specialises in advising on shares or other securities and who is authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (as amended) ("FSMA") or, if not resident in the
A copy of Krupa's announcement is set out in the Appendix A to this announcement without material amendment or omission.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON CINOVEC
Geomet s.r.o. controls the mineral exploration licenses awarded by the Czech State over the
This makes Cinovec the largest hard rock lithium deposit in
The deposit has previously had over 400,000 tonnes of ore mined as a trial sub-level open stope underground mining operation.
The economic viability of Cinovec has been enhanced by the recent strong increase in demand for lithium globally, and within
There are no other material changes to the original information and all the material assumptions continue to apply to the forecasts.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON CEZ
Headquartered in the
The largest shareholder of its parent company, CEZ a.s., is the
As one of the leading Central European power companies, CEZ intends to develop several projects in areas of energy storage and battery manufacturing in the
CEZ is also a market leader for E-mobility in the region and has installed and operates a network of EV charging stations throughout
For further information on this update or the Company generally, please visit our website at www.europeanmet.com or see full contact details at the end of this release.
Information in this release that relates to exploration results is based on information compiled by Dr
The information in this release that relates to Mineral Resources and Exploration Targets has been compiled by Mr Lynn Widenbar. Mr Widenbar, who is a Member of the
CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
Information included in this release constitutes forward-looking statements. Often, but not always, forward looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward looking words such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "plan", "estimate", "anticipate", "continue", and "guidance", or other similar words and may include, without limitation, statements regarding plans, strategies and objectives of management, anticipated production or construction commencement dates and expected costs or production outputs.
Forward looking statements inherently involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the company's actual results, performance and achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements. Relevant factors may include, but are not limited to, changes in commodity prices, foreign exchange fluctuations and general economic conditions, increased costs and demand for production inputs, the speculative nature of exploration and project development, including the risks of obtaining necessary licences and permits and diminishing quantities or grades of reserves, political and social risks, changes to the regulatory framework within which the company operates or may in the future operate, environmental conditions including extreme weather conditions, recruitment and retention of personnel, industrial relations issues and litigation.
Forward looking statements are based on the company and its management's good faith assumptions relating to the financial, market, regulatory and other relevant environments that will exist and affect the company's business and operations in the future. The company does not give any assurance that the assumptions on which forward looking statements are based will prove to be correct, or that the company's business or operations will not be affected in any material manner by these or other factors not foreseen or foreseeable by the company or management or beyond the company's control.
Although the company attempts and has attempted to identify factors that would cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those disclosed in forward looking statements, there may be other factors that could cause actual results, performance, achievements or events not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended, and many events are beyond the reasonable control of the company. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward looking statements. Forward looking statements in these materials speak only at the date of issue. Subject to any continuing obligations under applicable law or any relevant stock exchange listing rules, in providing this information the company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any of the forward looking statements or to advise of any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
LITHIUM CLASSIFICATION AND CONVERSION FACTORS
Lithium grades are normally presented in percentages or parts per million (ppm). Grades of deposits are also expressed as lithium compounds in percentages, for example as a percent lithium oxide (Li2O) content or percent lithium carbonate (Li2CO3) content.
Lithium carbonate equivalent ("LCE") is the industry standard terminology for, and is equivalent to, Li2CO3. Use of LCE is to provide data comparable with industry reports and is the total equivalent amount of lithium carbonate, assuming the lithium content in the deposit is converted to lithium carbonate, using the conversion rates in the table included below to get an equivalent Li2CO3 value in percent. Use of LCE assumes 100% recovery and no process losses in the extraction of Li2CO3 from the deposit.
Lithium resources and reserves are usually presented in tonnes of LCE or Li.
The standard conversion factors are set out in the table below:
Table: Conversion Factors for Lithium Compounds and Minerals
Convert to Li
Convert to Li2O
Convert to Li2CO3
A copy of this announcement is available from the Company's website at www.europeanmet.com.
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ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING VOLUNTARY TENDER OFFER
BY KRUPA GLOBAL INVESTMENTS A.S. FOR THE ACQUISITION OF 29.9% SHARES OF EUROPEAN METALS HOLDING
Krupa Global Investments a.s., České Lithium a.s (Czech Lithium)and partners ("Offeror") announces voluntary tender offer ("Tender Offer") to all holders of common registered shares with voting rights of the
The Offeror initiates the Tender Offer on Thursday,
1. THE COMPANY
European Metals Holdings Limited is Australian mining and development company, operating Cinovec lithium project in
2. THE OFFEROR
Krupa Global Investments a.s., České Lithium a.s (Czech Lithium) and partners has been established under Czech law whose registered offices are at Doudlebska 1669/5, Nusle, 14000 Prague 4,
3. NUMBER OF THE TARGET COMPANY´S SHARES HELD BY THE OFFEROR
At of the date of this announcement, Offeror holds and controls 1.910.000 shares acquired on
4. TRANSFERABLE SECURITIES SUBJECT TO THE TENDER OFFER
The Tender Offer is for the acquisition of 29.9% of all outstanding shares of the Company not held or controlled, either directly or indirectly, by the Offeror. This represents 46.256.487 shares of the Company.
5. MINIMUM NUMBER OF SHARES TO BE ACQUIRED BY THE OFFEROR
The Tender Offer will be valid, when acceptance threshold of 20% of all outstanding shares of the Company will be reached amongst shareholders within 30 days acceptance period from the Date. This represents 30.940.795 shares of the Company. End of acceptance period is 10 July 2020.
6. MAXIMUM NUMBER OF SHARES THE OFFEROR UNDERTAKES TO ACQUIRE
The Offeror commits to acquire up to 29.9% of all outstanding shares of Company, based on results from 30 days acceptance period as mentioned above. If the acceptance threshold does not exceed 20% of all outstanding shares of Company, tender offer is not valid and the Offeror might reconsider conditions of the Tender Offer. If the Tender offer will exceed 20% acceptance threshold but does not reach 29.9%, Offeror will acquire equivalent to successfully tendered shares above 20% acceptance threshold.
7. CONSIDERATION OFFERED
The consideration offered by the Offeror, in cash, per Tender Offer Share which will be validly tendered during the acceptance period is 15.5 GBP or 0.283 AUD. The price represents 9.5% premium to 10/06/2020 closing price of 14.02 GBP or 7.7% premium to 180 day moving average price of
Holders of Company's shares should contact Offeror directly if interested in sale of their shares in Company by sending email to [email protected]. If the acceptance threshold of 20% will be reached within the period, Offeror will provide appropriate documentation and bank details to proceed with the acquisition of tendered shares of Company. The Offeror will publicly announce results of the Tender Offer upon the period mentioned above.
If the Tender Offer will be successful and valid, financial settlement period is 30 days from the announcement of successful Tender Offer.
About Krupa Global Investments a.s.
Krupa Global Investments is private investment group, spin-off from Arca Capital with AUM of
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