Vast Resources plc / Ticker: VAST / Index: AIM / Sector: Mining
8 January 2019
Vast Resources plc
(Vast or the Company)
Exercise of Warrants and Issue of Equity
In line with its regulatory obligations, Vast Resources plc, the AIM-listed mining company with operating mines in Romania and Zimbabwe, announces that, pursuant to the issue of warrants to subscribers to the open offer completed on 1August 2016 (the Open Offer Warrants), holders of Open Offer Warrants have elected to exercise in aggregate 13,754 Open Offer Warrants. Each Open Offer Warrant entitles the holder to one ordinary share of 0.1 pence each in the Company (Ordinary Shares) at a price of 0.5pence per Ordinary Share. Notice of exercise of the Warrants was received by Vast on 4 January 2019. Accordingly, the Company has today issued 13,754 new Ordinary Shares. 68.77 has been received by the Company as a result of the exercise of the Open Offer Warrants.
Application will be made to the London Stock Exchange for 13,754 new Ordinary Shares to be admitted to trading on the AIM market with admission expected to occur on or around 14 January 2019 (Admission). The issued new Ordinary Shares will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing Ordinary Shares.
Following Admission of the new Ordinary Shares, the issued ordinary share capital of Vast will consist of 5,864,760,146 Ordinary Shares. There are no Ordinary Shares held in treasury. 5,864,760,146 represents the total number of voting rights in the Company and may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they can determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in the Company under the Financial Conduct Authority's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
For further information, visit www.vastresourcesplc.com or please contact:
|Vast Resources plc|
Andrew Prelea (Chief Executive Officer)
+44 (0) 20 7236 1177
|Beaumont Cornish – Financial & Nominated Adviser|
+44 (0) 020 7628 3396
|Brandon Hill Capital Ltd Joint Broker|
+44 (0) 20 3463 5016
|SVS Securities Plc Joint Broker|
+44 (0) 20 3700 0100
St Brides Partners Ltd
The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 (MAR).
Vast Resources plc is an AIM listed mining and resource development company focussed on the rapid advancement of high quality brownfield projects and recommencing production at previously producing mines in Romania and Zimbabwe.
Vast Resources currently owns and operates the Manaila Polymetallic Mine in Romania, which was commissioned in 2015, and is focussed on its expansion through the development of a second open pit operation and new metallurgical complex at the Carlibaba Extension Area. The Companys Romanian portfolio also includes interests in two brownfield development projects; the Baita Plai Polymetallic Mine (80% interest), where work is currently underway towards obtaining the relevant permissions to start developing and ultimately commissioning the mine, and the Blueberry Project (29.41% interest), a 7.285km brownfield area of prospectivity in the Golden Quadrilateral of Romania located in the immediate vicinity of the now closed Baia de Aries mine.
The Company also has interests in a number of projects in Southern Africa including a controlling 25 per cent. interest in the producing Pickstone-Peerless Gold Mine and a 23.75% economic interest in the Eureka Gold Mine, both located in Zimbabwe.