Repayment of Loan

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

 

AIM: ECR

US OTC: MTGDY

 

LONDON: 9 AUGUST 2013

ECR Minerals plc is pleased to announce that following the issue and allotment of 121,764,000 new ordinary shares at a price of 0.1p per share in settlement of a final amount of £121,764 outstanding pursuant to the loan received from YA Global Master SPV Ltd (“YA”) in August 2012 and following the redemption earlier this week of all the Company’s outstanding convertible loan notes, ECR no longer has any debt.

Stephen Clayson, Chief Executive Officer of ECR, commented:

“YA have been a financial partner of the Company since 2010, and we are grateful for the support they have provided in numerous ways over recent years.

ECR is now a very different business from that which it was in 2010, and even compared with the beginning of 2013 the differences are immense. With the redemption of all the Company’s outstanding convertible loan notes earlier this week and the full repayment of the YA loan today, ECR has a financial clean sheet.

ECR is also on the verge of a new beginning in terms of its activities as we prepare to assume operational control of the Itogon gold-silver project in the Philippines. This will occur once confirmation has been received that the exploration permit pertaining to the Itogon project has been extended for a further two years, which is expected later this month. Thereafter we will announce details of our operational plans for the project.”

Pursuant to this announcement, application has been made for a total of 121,764,000 new ordinary shares of the Company to be admitted to trading on AIM. This is expected to occur on 14 August 2013. Following admission, ECR’s issued ordinary share capital will consist of 2,708,100,461 ordinary shares. The new ordinary shares will rank pari passu in all respects with the ordinary shares of the Company currently traded on AIM.

The total of 2,708,100,461 ordinary shares may therefore be used by shareholders in the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change in their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the FCA’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

ABOUT ECR MINERALS PLC

ECR is a mineral development company with, among other interests, the right to earn a 50% interest in the Itogon gold-silver project in the Philippines. The Itogon project is an advanced exploration project located in a gold and copper mining district on the island of Luzon in the north of the Philippines, and benefits from an extensive historical dataset.

The Company also has 100% ownership of the Sierra de las Minas gold project in La Rioja Province, Argentina; and a substantial minority stake in THEMAC Resources Group Ltd (TSX-V: MAC), which is focused on the development of the Copper Flat copper-molybdenum-gold-silver porphyry project in New Mexico, USA.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

ECR Minerals plc    
Paul Johnson, Non-Executive Chairman Tel: +44 (0)20 7929 1010
Stephen Clayson, Director & Chief Executive Officer    
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Website: www.ecrminerals.com    
     
     
Daniel Stewart & Company plc    
David Hart/Antony Legge 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.