15 Mar £15 million Standby Equity Distribution Agreement
15 March 2011
Registration number: 4459850
Jubilee Platinum Plc
(“Jubilee” or “the Company”)
Jubilee secures £15 million Standby Equity Distribution Agreement (“SEDA”)
The SEDA will allow Jubilee to seek acquisition opportunities in near term mining projects
- Jubilee secures acquisition funding source.
- £15 million standby facility secured with fund drawdown and equity distribution controlled by the board.
- This facility enables Jubilee to act promptly on opportunities to acquire chrome and platinum properties strategically suitable for ConRoast.
- Current cash in bank of £8 million remains committed to Jubilee’s expanding smelting and on-going project operations.
Jubilee announces that it has entered into a £15 million SEDA with YA Global Master SPV Ltd, an investment fund managed by Yorkville Advisors LLC, further details of which are set out below.
The funds available under the SEDA will be used by Jubilee to enter into joint ventures with or to acquire small chrome and platinum mines. Such joint ventures or acquisitions complement the ConRoast business by securing concentrate or concentrate purchase.
Commenting on the SEDA agreement,Leon Coetzer,Chief Executive Officer of Jubilee said:
“We are delighted to be announcing this standby arrangement for funds of up to £15 million. This will enable Jubilee to take advantage quickly of identified opportunities to acquire small to medium platinum-chrome mines consistent with the ConRoast growth strategy.
“This facility means Jubilee can acquire suitable targets without recourse to current cash, which is allocated for our on-going Middelburg smelter expansion and project development plans.”
Subject to its terms, the £15 million SEDA facility can be drawn upon at the discretionof the Company. Under the terms of the agreement, Jubilee may draw down on funds over a period of up to two years by way of the issue of New Ordinary Jubilee Shares for cash. The Ordinary Shares issued by the Company will be at a 4% discount to the prevailing market price during the 10 day pricing period of a draw down and also subject to the pricing rules of the JSE Limited. The Company may also set a minimum price for each draw down. The maximum advance that may be requested is 200% of the average daily trading volume of Ordinary Jubilee Shares multiplied by the volume weighted average price of such shares for each of the 10 trading days prior to the draw down request or £2,000,000, whichever is lower. The facility may only be drawn down upon once every 10 days.
Numerous small-scale near-term, mining opportunities are being presented to Jubilee due to its ability to process platinum concentrates containing high chrome values. These opportunities offer Jubilee the potential of processing its own platinum concentrates through its Middelburg smelting facilities in the period before its Tjate Platinum project comes into production. The ability to process its own platinum concentrates through the Middelburg facility significantly enhances Jubilee’s cashflow generating ability.
The Company would like to clarify that this announcement is unrelated to the cautionary announcement dated 14 March 2011.
Leon Coetzer/Colin Bird
Jubilee Platinum plc
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Jubilee Platinum plc
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15 March 2011