Stratmin Global Res - Filing of Scheme of Arrangement & Director Change
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Stratmin Global Resources PLC
26 May 2017

26 May 2017



Dissemination of a Regulatory Announcement that contains inside information according to REGULATION (EU) No 596/2014 (MAR).


StratMin Global Resources Plc

("StratMin" or the "Company")


Filing of Scheme of Arrangement and Directorate Change


Scheme of Arrangement


Further to the announcements of 2 February 2017 and 3 March 2017, StratMin Global Resources Plc (AIM: STGR) is pleased to announce that Signature Gold Limited ("Signature Gold"), a specialist Australian gold exploration company focused on large-scale Intrusive Related Gold System ("IRGS") assets in Queensland, Australia, has today filed the required information with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ("ASIC") relating to the proposed Scheme of Arrangement between the two companies to facilitate the reverse takeover of Signature Gold by StratMin.  ASIC have 10 working days to comment on the filing, after which, it is proposed that the document detailing the Scheme of Arrangement approved by ASIC will be sent to Signature Gold shareholders with a General Meeting called for approval of the transaction. The associated Admission Document will in due course be circulated to StratMin shareholders and a General Meeting similarly called for transaction approval. Documentation will also be published on StratMin's website in due course.


Directorate Change and Joint Venture update


The Company also announces that with the achievement of this important transaction milestone moving StratMin into the gold industry, Shishir Poddar has resigned from the Board with immediate effect in order to focus his attention on developing the Vatomaina graphite project in Madagascar. This project is owned by Tirupati Resources Mauritius Pvt Ltd ("TRM") in joint venture with StratMin. TRM has successfully completed a pre-IPO fundraising into Tirupati Graphite plc. ("TGC"), a UK holding company incorporated for the group. TGC intends to undertake an IPO and to be admitted to trading on AIM in the second half of 2017. Mr Poddar will focus his time and effort on completing this IPO and development of the group's graphite interests.


As announced on 18 June 2015, StratMin entered into a joint venture agreement with Tirupati Carbons & Chemicals Group (P) Ltd. ("Tirupati"), a private Indian-based graphite mining and processing group, with operations in India and Madagascar, which Mr Poddar is a director of. As of the date of this announcement, StratMin owns 1.45 per cent. of TRM and the Company is in the process of transferring these shares into Tirupati Graphite plc.


Mr Poddar remains a significant shareholder with 6,284,387 ordinary shares in StratMin, representing 3.55 per cent. of the issued share capital. Mr Poddar holds no options in the Company.


Brett Boynton, CEO of StratMin, said,

"We are pleased to announce this transaction milestone and have the regulatory filings in Australia now underway. I look forward to progressing to shareholder approvals with both StratMin and Signature Gold as quickly as possible.


It remains for me to thank Shishir on behalf of the Board and Shareholders for his significant contribution to the Company, repositioning the Graphamda operations and enabling us to successfully exit that investment. We remain a small partner in the Madagascan graphite industry through our ongoing holding in the new group and wish Shishir and the Tirupati team all the very best for the successful IPO and commissioning of the Vatomaina operation."



The Company will make any further announcements in due course.


For further information please visit or contact:

StratMin Global Resources Plc

Brett Boynton, CEO

+44 (0) 20 3691 6160

Allenby Capital (Nominated Adviser & Broker)

John Depasquale/ Nick Harriss/Richard A Short

+44 (0) 020 3328 5656

Optiva Securities (Broker)

Christian Dennis

+44 (0) 20 3137 1903

VSA Capital Limited (Financial Adviser)

Andrew Raca

+44 (0) 20 3005 5000


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