30 July 2021
NQ Minerals Plc
("NQ" or the "Company")
Cease Trading Request to London AQSE
Appointment of Begbies Traynor
NQ Minerals Plc, the green mining company, has today requested that the Companies shares cease trading on the Aquis Stock Exchange, and any other dual trading exchanges, with immediate effect.
Following the series of resignations from the board of directors this year the current board have worked tirelessly to produce a set of accounts which correctly reflect the position of the group. With the information available to them at the moment they do not believe that they can approve the accounts for the financial year ended 31 December 2020 as there are several issues within the accounts, still remaining to be resolved to the boards satisfaction. Accordingly, the production of the accounts will be delayed, and the shares suspended.
The Company has appointed Paul Cooper and Paul Appleton of restructuring specialists Begbies Traynor Group plc to advise the Board of Directors on its restructuring options as the Board are of the opinion that the Company's ability to continue as a going concern is now potentially in doubt.
The Company also advises that Mr Kevin Puil has resigned as a non-executive from the board of directors of NQ with immediate effect. His resignation is the fifth director resignation this year following the earlier resignations of Walter Doyle the ex-Director/CEO, Roger Jackson ex-Executive Director, Colin Sutherland the ex-Director/CFO and Allen Ambrose ex-non-Executive Director.
Senior roles and responsibilities within the Company have been taken up by Adrian Moroz, who has taken on not only the CFO role but has also been appointed interim CEO. Mr Richard Poulden, an experienced corporate executive and barrister, also recently joined the Plc board. At the subsidiary level, Mr Stephen White remains NQ's director at Hellyer and is key to our operations. Mr Pierre Richard joined the board of NQ's subsidiary in charge of Beaconsfield and is running the plans to re-open Beaconsfield.
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About NQ Minerals
NQ Minerals Plc ("NQ") is an Australian mining company focused on the environmental rehabilitation of former precious metal mining operations and the extraction of minerals required in clean energy delivery including gold. Its stock is traded on the
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NQ Minerals plc
David Lenigas, Chairman
Adrian Moroz, Director and CFO
IFC Advisory Limited
Graham Herring / Tim Metcalfe
Tel: +44 (0) 203 934 6630 (
First Sentinel Corporate Finance Limited
Brian Stockbridge / Gabrielle Cordeiro
Tel: +44 (0) 207 183 7407 (
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Cautionary Note to US Investors
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") permits US Mining companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only those mineral deposits that a company can economically and legally extract or produce. Any estimates of mineral resources shown in this press release or on NQ Minerals PLC's website have been prepared in accordance with definition standards of the Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves produced by the Australasian Joint Ore Reserves Committee, which may differ from definition standards of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") Industry Guide 7. The Company may use certain terms which the SEC guidelines strictly prohibit US registered companies from including in their filings with the SEC.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such statements include, but are not limited to, any statements based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projections, including those related to our growth strategy, mineral estimates and any other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could negatively affect our business, operating results, financial condition, and stock price. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated are risks related to our growth strategy; risks relating to exploration, development and/or extraction; our ability to obtain, perform under, and maintain financing and strategic agreements and relationships; our ability to attract, integrate, and retain key personnel; global demand for mineral resources; our need for substantial additional funds; government regulation; as well as other risks. The Company expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations or any changes in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.