Cadence Minerals PLC - Update - Macarthur Minerals London Stock Exchange
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Cadence Minerals PLC
05 July 2019

Cadence Minerals Plc


("Cadence Minerals", "Cadence" or "the Company")


Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) Seeks TSX-V Approval to Close Financing on the Lake Giles Iron Ore Project


Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note the announcement today from Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) ("Macarthur") that final approval is being sought from the TSX-V to close the private placement offering (the "Offering") of US$6 million of secured Convertible Note ("Note") as previously announced on March 19, 2019.

Cadence holds approximately 9.8% 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.

The proceeds of the Offering will be used to complete a Bankable Feasibility Study ("BFS") on Macarthur's Lake Giles Iron Ore Project ("Project") in Western Australia. The BFS will include a 54-hole infill drill program to obtain metallurgical samples and convert Inferred and Indicated mineral resources to a Measured category.

Macarthur owns 100% of the Lake Giles Iron Ore Project. The Project incorporates the Mineral Resources of the Moonshine Magnetite Project and the Ularring Hematite Project. The Moonshine Magnetite resource contains Inferred Mineral Resources of approximately 710 mt at 30.2% Fe.  The Ularring Hematite resource includes Indicated Mineral Resources of approximately 54.46 Mt at 47.2% Fe and Inferred Mineral Resources of approximately 25.99 Mt at 45.4% Fe. The mineral resource estimates were detailed as previously announced on June 17, 2019 filed under the Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") undertaken by independent consultants Engenium Pty Ltd ("Engenium") for a 2.5 to 3.4 Mtpa operation incorporating the Moonshine Magnetite and Ularring Hematite Mineral Resources to produce a high-grade blended concentrate in excess of 65% Fe. The technical and financial evaluation in the PEA indicates the Project is potentially economically viable and further project development is justified.

The Note is structured around these key terms:

·      The Note has a face value of US$10,000 following adoption of a loan note instrument.

·     The Note can be converted at any time into common shares of Macarthur at Noteholder's option at a conversion price that reflects 80% of the average VWAP over 5 trading days immediately preceding a notice of conversion or at the greater of C$0.10 with attaching warrant offered for one fourth of the Commitment amount exercisable at the greater of C$0.10 or the average VWAP over 5 trading days immediately preceding the date of the Advance date.

·     The Note will have a term to maturity of 3 years and bear interest at a rate of 12.5% per annum.

·   The Note includes a mandatory conversion clause that such conversion may not have the effect of causing a Noteholder to own 20% or more of the common shares of Macarthur or becoming a control person.

·     The Mining Leases of the Project held by Macarthur act as security for the Note.

·     Any shares issued upon conversion of the principal amount of the Note and any accrued interest will be subject to certain resale restrictions, including a restricted (or "hold") period of four months and one day following the distribution date, under applicable Canadian securities legislation

The full release can be found at: 

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) 207 440 0647

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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