ECR is a mineral exploration and development company, incorporated in the UK.

ECR’s wholly owned Australian subsidiary Mercator Gold Australia (MGA) has agreed to acquire 100% ownership of the Avoca and Bailieston gold projects in Victoria, Australia. Mercator Gold Australia is estimated to have tax losses of approximately AUD 66M as at 30 June 2015, which may be available, subject to certain conditions (as described in ECR’s announcement dated 4 December 2014), to reduce MGA’s future taxable profits.

ECR has the right to earn a 50% interest in the Danglay epithermal gold project in the Philippines. Danglay is an advanced exploration project located in a prolific gold and copper mining district in the north of the Philippines. An NI43-101 technical report was completed in respect of the Danglay project in December 2015, and is available for download from ECR’s website.

ECR’s wholly owned subsidiary Ochre Mining has a 100% interest in the SLM gold project in La Rioja Province, Argentina. Exploration at SLM has focused on identifying small tonnage mesothermal gold deposits which may be suitable for relatively near term production.

 

ECR shares are listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange with the symbol ECR.

MERCATOR GOLD plc
(“Mercator Gold”, “Mercator” or “the Company”)

AIM: MCR

US OTC: MTGDY

 

LONDON: 1 FEBRUARY 2006 - Under the terms of the Agreement for the purchase of the mining and exploration assets at Meekatharra acquired from St Barbara Limited (“SBM”), the Company has issued a further 92,579 new ordinary shares to SBM as final consideration for the exchange rate movement in the Sterling versus Australian Dollar up to the date of settlement.

Application will be made for the new ordinary shares, which will rank pari passu with existing ordinary shares, to be admitted to trading on AIM.

SBM now holds 11,016,949 shares which represents 28% of the issued share capital of the Company. These shares are subject to a “lock in” agreement for a period of 12 months from admission.

 

For further information please contact:

Mercator Gold plc    
Patrick Harford, Managing Director Tel: +44 (0) 20 7929 1010
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Beaumont Cornish Limited    
Roland Cornish Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7628 3396
     
     
     
King & Shaxson Capital Ltd    
Nick Bealer Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7426 5986
     
     
     
Ocean Equities Ltd    
Will Slack Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7786 4375
     
     
     
Parkgreen Communications    
Justine Howarth / Ana Ribeiro Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7493 3713

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