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.

 

For filings with the FSA include the annex

 

For filings with issuer exclude the annex

 

 

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi

 

 

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer
of existing shares to which voting rights are
attached:
ii

ECR MINERALS PLC

(ISIN: GB00B0P4LQ95)

2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

 

An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached

 

An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments

 

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

 

Other (please specify):             

 

 

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the
notification obligation:
iii

CITY NATURAL RESOURCES HIGH YIELD TRUST PLC

4. Full name of shareholder(s)
 (if different from 3.):iv

AS ABOVE

5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or
reached:
v

12th  SEPTEMBER 2014

6. Date on which issuer notified:

15th SEPTEMBER 2014

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or
reached:
vi, vii

9%

           

 

 

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to sharesviii, ix

Class/type of
shares


if possible using
the ISIN CODE

Situation previous
to the triggering
transaction

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number
of
Shares

Number
of
Voting
Rights

Number
of shares

Number of voting
rights

% of  voting rights x

Direct

Direct xi

Indirect xii

Direct

Indirect

 

Ordinary Shares

GB00B0P4LQ95

300,109,590

9.20%

292,109,590

292,109,590

 

8.96%

 

 

 

B: Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial
instrument

Expiration
date
xiii

Exercise/
Conversion Period
xiv

Number of voting
rights that may be
acquired if the
instrument is
exercised/ converted.

% of voting
rights

 

 

 

 

 

 

C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments xv, xvi

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial
instrument

Exercise price

Expiration date xvii

Exercise/
Conversion period
xviii

Number of voting rights instrument refers to

 

% of voting rights xix, xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights

Percentage of voting rights

292,109,590

8.96%

                                 

 

 

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:
xxi

 

N/A

 

Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:

N/A

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease
to hold:

N/A

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold
voting rights:

N/A

 


13. Additional information:


Compliance Manager, CQS Asset Management Limited

14. Contact name:

Colin Woods

15. Contact telephone number:

0207 201 6900