Corporate Update – European Metals Holdings
Cadence Minerals Plc
("Cadence Minerals", "Cadence", or "the Company")
Corporate Update - European Metals Holdings #EMH: EBRD Strategic Investment
Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note the announcement by European Metals Holdings Limited (ASX & AIM: EMH, OTCQX: EMHXY, ERPNF and EMHLF) that it has entered into a strategic investment agreement with The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD") under which EBRD has agreed to invest €6 million to support the Company's development of the Cinovec Project in the Czech Republic.
As part of the due diligence process, EBRD engaged an independent, international mining consultancy to undertake a technical review of the Cinovec Project. EBRD also performed a review of the Cinovec Project in respect to compliance with EBRD'sEnvironmental and Social Policy.
· EBRD has agreed to invest €6 million to support the Company's development of the Cinovec Project in the Czech Republic.
· ERBD's investment and expertise will be beneficial to the Company as the Cinovec Project moves through permitting, project financing, and completing its Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS).
· As part of its due diligence, EBRD engaged an independent, international mining consultancy to conduct a technical review of the Cinovec Project.
· EBRD is an International Financial Institution owned by the European Union, European Investment Bank and 71 countries, including the Czech Republic.
· The investment is to be implemented by way of a private placement of 12,315,213 shares of the Company to be issued to EBRD at a price of £0.423 per share. This equates to AUD 0.803 per share
European Metals Executive Chairman Keith Coughlan commented; "The Company welcomes EBRD's strategic investment, which is a strong endorsement of the Cinovec Project's value and its commitment to the highest environmental and social standards. The EBRD investment aims to fund the project's predevelopment work and opens a pathway to potentially securing project financing. The successful completion of the technical due diligence process is a testament to the quality of the Cinovec team, the work which has been done to date and a strong vote of confidence in the project. The EBRD investment is confirmation that the Cinovec Project is a vital part of establishing a strong, sustainable European electric vehicle battery supply chain to support Europe's accelerating transition to e-mobility."
Natalia Lacorzana, Head of Natural Resources at EBRD said: "We are pleased to support the Cinovec project, the first lithium project financed by the Bank, on its path to become a responsibly mined source of battery grade lithium for Europe. EBRD is committed to supporting the global transition to a green economy, the move towards wider adoption of electric vehicles, in particular, via providing necessary funding and know-how to junior miners of critical and/or strategic raw materials.
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Cinovec Lithium/Tin Project
Geomet s.r.o. controls the mineral exploration licenses awarded by the Czech State over the Cinovec Lithium/Tin Project. Geomet has been granted a preliminary mining permit by the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Industry. The company is owned 49% by EMH and 51% by CEZ a.s. through its wholly owned subsidiary, SDAS. Cinovec hosts a globally significant hard rock lithium deposit with a total Measured Mineral Resource of 53.3Mt at 0.48% Li2O and 0.08% Sn, Indicated Mineral Resource of 360.2Mt at 0.44% Li2O and 0.05% Sn and an Inferred Mineral Resource of 294.7Mt at 0.39% Li2O and 0.05% Sn containing a combined 7.39 million tonnes Lithium Carbonate Equivalent and 335.1kt of tin.
Cadence Minerals holds approximately 6.5% percent of the equity in European Metals Holdings.
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Cadence Minerals plc
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Public & Investor Relations
Kiran Morzaria B.Eng. (ACSM), MBA, has reviewed and approved the information contained in this announcement. Kiran holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial Geology) from the Camborne School of Mines and an MBA (Finance) from CASS Business School.
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