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: 30 SEPTEMBER 2009 - Silver Swan Group Ltd (“Silver Swan”) announced on 28 September 2009 that eight million shares held by Mercator will be released from escrow and placed equally with Citywest Corp Ltd and Hillgrove Resources Ltd, both of which are already shareholders in Silver Swan.

In accordance with the Australian Listing Rule 3.10A, these shares will be released from escrow within ten business days of the announcement.

Mercator announces that the sale of these eight million shares to existing shareholders in Silver Swan was negotiated through the offices of Credit Suisse in Melbourne. This sale will realise AU$2.64m.

Earlier, Silver Swan had released from escrow two million shares of which Mercator has sold one million at an average price of AU$ 0.349 raising approximately AU$315k. The total achieved to date from these sales therefore amounts to AU$2.99m or approximately £1.50m.

Mercator still holds one million shares in Silver Swan and additionally it holds four million performance shares in Silver Swan, the issue of which are subject to the identification of an independently calculated Indicated Mineral Resource of 350,000 of gold or other metal equivalent by Silver Swan from the tenements acquired from Mercator in April 2008. Mercator intends to use the proceeds of the sales to fund on-going Mercator corporate undertakings particularly the work at the Copper Flat Project in New Mexico and potential future investments.

Managing Director, Patrick Harford, said: “Mercator’s task of adding value to our investments has been demonstrated by the disposal of a proportion of our holding in Silver Swan Group Limited. The sale of nine million shares substantially strengthens the Company’s balance sheet and puts the Company in a position to take several projects forward over the next six months.”

For further information please contact:

Mercator Gold plc    
Michael Silver, Chairman Tel: +44 (0) 20 7929 1010
Patrick Harford, Managing Director    
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Bankside Consultants Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 20 7367 8888
Simon Rothschild    
Oliver Winters    
   
   
   
Cenkos Securities plc    
Adrian Hargrave Tel: +44 (0) 20 7397 8900
Beth McKiernan    
     
     
     
     
Old Park Lane Capital PLC    
Forbes Cutler Tel: +44 (0) 20 7518 2603
Director of Corporate Broking    
     
     
     
AIM: MCR    

 

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