Cadence Minerals PLC - Update - Bacanora Minerals London Stock Exchange
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Cadence Minerals PLC
05 July 2018
 

Cadence Minerals Plc

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

 

Bacanora Lithium announces a US$150m Debt Funding

Secured as Part of Sonora Lithium Project Funding

 

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note that Bacanora Lithium plc (AIM: BCN), the London-listed lithium company, has today announced a S$150 million senior debt facility with RK Mine Finance ("RK"), a leading specialist in the provision of senior debt capital to mining companies, for the development of Stage 1 of the Sonora Lithium Project in Mexico, an initial 17,500tpa lithium carbonate ("Li2CO3") operation.

Furthermore, the Cadence team note the Bacanora's comments that the competitive terms of the RK Facility provide further validation of the quality of Sonora's battery grade (+99.5%) Li2CO3 product and its potential to become a leading supplier of high-value lithium products to fast-growing industries such as electric vehicles and energy storage.

Highlights

·     US$150 million senior debt facility secured with leading specialist finance provider at competitive rates

·     Follows favourable Feasibility Study which assigned a pre-tax US$1.253 billion NPV8 to the Sonora Lithium Project

·     Advanced discussions with off-take partner and other strategic investors to complete the proposed Stage 1 development funding package

Bacanora is a lithium exploration and development company. Cadence has an approximately 8% of Bacanora's equity and 30% of Mexalit and Megalit joint venture companies. Mexalit is the owner of the El Sauz, El Sauz 1, El Sauz 2, Fleur and Fleur 1 mineral concessions, which forms part of the 20-year mine plan of the Sonora Lithium Project in Northern Mexico and the

Link to the full Bacanora announcement here:

https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail/BCN/13706249.html

Cadence Minerals CEO Kiran Morzaria commented:

"On behalf of myself and the Cadence team, we are genuinely excited that Bacanora has secured a senior debt funding package of this size."

"Bacanora's CEO Peter Secker rightly points out the relative dearth of debt facilities across the junior resource space in recent years, and the fact that the facilities have been secured provides absolute validation of the quality and longevity of the Sonora Lithium project."

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or further information, please contact.

 

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

 

Hannam & Partners LLP                                                                                                                                +44 (0) 207 907 8500

(Financial Advisors & Joint Broker)                        

Neil Passmore

Ingo Hofmaier

 

Square1 Consulting                                                                                                                                        +44 (0) 207 929 5599

David Bick

 

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.

 

About Cadence Minerals:

Cadence is dedicated to smart investments for a greener world. The planet needs rechargeable batteries on a global scale - upcoming supersized passenger vehicles, lorries and buses - require lithium and other technology minerals to power their cells. Cadence is helping find these minerals in new places and extracting them in new ways, which will meet the demand of this burgeoning market. With over £30 million vested in key assets globally, Cadence is helping us reach tomorrow, today.

 

Cadence invests across the globe, principally in lithium mining projects. Its primary strategy is taking significant economic stakes in upstream exploration and development assets within strategic metals. We identify assets that have strategic cost advantages that are not replicable, with the aim of achieving lower quartile production costs. The combination of this approach and seeking value opportunities allows us to identify projects capable of achieving high rates of return.

 

The Cadence board has a blend of mining, commodity investing, fund management and deal structuring knowledge and experience, that is supported by access to key marketing, political and industry contacts. These resources are leveraged not only in our investment decisions but also in continuing support of our investments, whether it be increasing market awareness of an asset, or advising on product mix or path to production. Cadence Mineral's goal is to assist management to rapidly develop the project up the value curve and deliver excellent returns on its investments.

 

Forward-Looking Statements:

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