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.

ECR MINERALS plc
(“ECR Minerals”, “ECR” or the “Company”)

 

AIM: ECR

US OTC: MTGDY

 

 

LONDON: 10 FEBRUARY 2016 - ECR Minerals plc announces the issue and allotment of 537,618,001 new ordinary shares of 0.001 pence each in the Company (“Ordinary Shares”) at a price of 0.0193 pence per share pursuant to the conversion of US$150,000 of outstanding principal amount under the Company’s convertible loan facility (the “Facility”) with YA Global Master SPV Ltd (“YA Global”).  Accordingly, the outstanding principal amount will be reduced by US$150,000, to nil. 

 

A further 2,945,868 new Ordinary Shares are to be issued and allotted to YA Global at a price of 0.0193 pence per share in settlement of accrued interest. 

 

Pursuant to this announcement, application has been made for 540,563,869 new Ordinary Shares of the Company to be admitted to trading on AIM.  This is expected to occur on 16 February 2016 (“Admission”).  Following Admission, it is expected that ECR’s issued ordinary share capital will consist of 7,743,878,161 Ordinary Shares.  The new Ordinary Shares will rank pari passu in all respects with the Ordinary Shares of the Company currently traded on AIM.  Following Admission, where will be no further amounts outstanding under the Facility. 

 

ABOUT ECR

 

ECR is a mineral exploration and development company with 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 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.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

ECR Minerals plc    
William (Bill) Howell, Non-Executive Chairman Tel: +44 (0)20 7929 1010
Stephen Clayson, Director & CEO    
Richard (Dick) Watts, Technical Director    
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Website: www.ecrminerals.com    
     
Cairn Financial Advisers LLP    
Nominated Adviser Tel: +44 (0)20 7148 7900
Emma Earl/Jo Turner    
     
     
Vicarage Capital Ltd    
Broker Tel: +44 (0)20 3651 2910
Rupert Williams/Jeremy Woodgate