Cadence Minerals PLC - Macarthur subsidiary Infinity set for ASX IPO
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Cadence Minerals PLC
14 June 2021
 

Cadence Minerals Plc

("Cadence Minerals", "Cadence")

 

Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS, ASX: MIO) to sharpen focus on iron ore delivery: Pilbara Gold and Copper assets and new Leonora Gold tenements to underpin new ASX listing.

 

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note that Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) (ASX: MIO) (the "Company" or "Macarthur") has announced that it intends to spin-out its non-iron ore assets in the Pilbara into Infinity Mining Limited (Infinity) (previously Macarthur Australia Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Macarthur). Infinity currently holds the Company's Pilbara gold/copper/lithium tenements (Pilbara Assets) through Infinity's subsidiary company, Macarthur Lithium Pty Ltd (MLi). The Company proposes to undertake an initial public offering of Infinity (IPO) and apply for its listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

 

Why the spin-out is positive for Macarthur shareholders

 

This strategy will fast track further exploration and the future development potential of the Pilbara Assets and allow Macarthur to focus solely on the development of its flagship iron ore projects situated at Lake Giles in the Yilgarn region of south-western, Western Australia.

 

Infinity also holds an exclusive right to undertake due diligence on 10 historic gold/copper tenements in the Leonora area of the Central Goldfields region of Western Australia, held by Zanil Pty Ltd (Zanil) (Central Goldfields Assets). An independent technical report on the Pilbara Assets and the Central Goldfields Assets has been compiled to support a transaction, and Infinity and Zanil are in advanced discussions on the terms of a sale and purchase agreement. Subject to completion of satisfactory due diligence on the Central Goldfields Assets by Infinity, it is intended that those assets will be vended into Infinity following the listing of Infinity on ASX.

 

This combined asset exploration and development strategy means that Macarthur's post listing shareholding in Infinity will have the potential to drive further value in Macarthur for the benefit of its shareholders.

 

The Company will provide further details with respect to the spin out transaction and IPO listing in a subsequent news release.

 

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/278e3519-a039-497d-93f7-9ac330fa193d

 

Link to the full announcement, including details of all Pilbara and Central Goldfields assets and work undertaken to date here https://finance.yahoo.com/news/macarthur-minerals-sharpen-focus-iron-120000717.html

 

Joe Phillips, Managing Director of Macarthur Minerals commented: "Macarthur's board has carefully considered all available options and we believe the value of the Pilbara gold/copper/lithium assets is not reflected in the current share price of Macarthur and see this as a way to create additional value for shareholders via a priority IPO spin off to be listed on the ASX. The addition of the Central Goldfields Assets into the portfolio will provide the new company access to potential surface gold historically identified that may be Toll treated through regional gold mines. The new vehicle will evaluate opportunities outside of the iron ore space, and will ensure that Macarthur retains its primary focus on the Lake Giles Iron Project

 

The Company will provide further details with respect to the spin out transaction and IPO listing in a subsequent news release."

 

 

Cadence Minerals Holding in Macarthur

 

Cadence holds approximately 1% of the issued equity interest in Macarthur, which is an Australian mining exploration company focused primarily on iron ore, nickel, lithium and gold in Western Australia. It also has a lithium project in Nevada, USA.

 

This news release is not for distribution to United States Services or for Dissemination in the United States

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For further information:

Cadence Minerals plc

                                                   +44 (0) 7879 584153

Andrew Suckling

 

Kiran Morzaria

 

 

 

WH Ireland Limited (NOMAD & Broker)

                                +44 (0) 207 220 1666

James Joyce

 

James Sinclair-Ford

 

 

 

Novum Securities Limited (Joint Broker)

                                +44 (0) 207 399 9400

Jon Belliss

 

 

 

Qualified Person

Kiran Morzaria B.Eng. (ACSM), MBA, has reviewed and approved the information contained in this announcement. Kiran holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial Geology) from the Camborne School of Mines and an MBA (Finance) from CASS Business School.

  

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