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, the diversified mineral development company, is pleased to announce a further placing (“the Placing") of 42.5 million new ordinary shares of 0.1p each ("the Placing Shares") at a price of 1p per share to raise £425,000 before costs in order to satisfy institutional demand.

Mercator’s co-broker Old Park Lane Capital plc acted for the Company in the Placing, which is conditional upon, inter alia, admission of the Placing Shares to trading on AIM.

Application has been made for the admission of the Placing Shares to AIM effective 21 May 2010, following which the Company will have 331,750,562 ordinary shares in issue. The Placing Shares will rank pari passu in all respects with the ordinary shares of the Company currently traded on AIM.

 

Use of Proceeds

The net proceeds of the Placing will enable the Company to continue implementing its stated strategy of adding, and where appropriate, realising value from its existing portfolio of assets whilst taking advantage of new opportunities as they arise.

 

For further information please contact:

Mercator Gold plc
Michael Silver, Chairman Tel: +44 (0) 20 7929 1010
Patrick Harford, Managing Director +1 646 239 9087
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Daniel Stewart & Company plc
Oliver Rigby Tel: +44 (0) 20 7776 6550
Old Park Lane Capital plc
Forbes Cutler Tel: +44 (0) 20 7518 2603
Director of Corporate Broking
Bankside Consultants Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 20 7367 8888
Simon Rothschild
Oliver Winters
Barry Kaplan Associates
Larry Kaplan Tel: +1 732 747 0702

 

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