ECR MINERALS plc
(“ECR Minerals”, “ECR” or the “Company”)
US OTC: MTGDY
LONDON: 5 MARCH 2015 - ECR Minerals plc advises that further to its announcements dated 18 December 2014 and 20 February 2015, the Company’s due diligence in respect of Mae Fah Mining Co., Ltd (“Mae Fah”) and the Phang Nga lithium-tantalum-tin project in Thailand has been completed, and ECR has decided not to proceed with the transaction.
Stephen Clayson, Chief Executive Officer of ECR, commented:
“While there were interesting aspects to the Phang Nga project, in the final determination our due diligence standards were not met. ECR continues to review a small number of other potential new projects, but would only proceed with an opportunity which the directors believe is of sufficient merit to materially strengthen ECR as an investment proposition.
Separately, we are continuing to advance the Itogon and SLM gold projects in the Philippines and Argentina, respectively. We look forward to announcing results from our announced exploration programmes, which include diamond drilling at the Itogon project, in due course.”
ECR is a mineral exploration and development company with, among other interests, the right to earn a 50% interest in the Itogon gold project in the Philippines. Itogon is an advanced exploration project located in a gold and copper mining district in the north of the Philippines.
ECR has a 100% interest in the SLM gold project in La Rioja Province, Argentina, the exploration strategy for which is to delineate multiple medium to high grade, low tonnage deposits suitable for advancement to production on a relatively low capital, near term basis.
ECR continues to review potential new investments on a highly selective basis, with a concentration on precious, base and strategic metals projects in Asia and South America.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
|ECR Minerals plc||Tel:||+44 (0)20 7929 1010|
|Paul Johnson, Non-Executive Chairman|
|Stephen Clayson, Director & Chief Executive Officer|
|Richard (Dick) Watts, Technical Director|
|Cairn Financial Advisers LLP||Tel:||+44 (0)20 7148 7900|
|Jo Turner/Emma Earl|
|Daniel Stewart & Company plc||Tel:||+44 (0)20 7776 6550|
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
This announcement may include forward looking statements. Such statements may be subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and therefore actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward looking statements. Any forward looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date hereof (unless stated otherwise) and, except as may be required by applicable laws or regulations (including the AIM Rules for Companies), the Company disclaims any obligation to update or modify such forward looking statements as a result of new information, future events or for any other reason.