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Vast Resources plc / Ticker: VAST / Index: AIM / Sector: Mining
12 January 2022
Vast Resources plc
(“Vast” or the “Company”)
Atlas Special Opportunities LLC – Exercise of Conversion Rights
Vast Resources plc, the AIM-listed mining company, announces that Atlas Special Opportunities LLC has given notice to the Company that it elects to convert Bonds of USD 100,000 nominal value in accordance with the terms of the Bond Issuance Deed announced on 24 October 2019. The Company can confirm that it has satisfied the exercise of the Conversion Rights through the issue of 4,676,536 ordinary shares of 0.1 pence each in the Company (‘Ordinary Shares’) at a price of 1.57 pence per Ordinary Share.
Application will be made to the London Stock Exchange for 4,676,536 new Ordinary Shares to be admitted to trading on the AIM Market with admission expected to occur on or around 18 January 2022 (‘Admission’). The issued new Ordinary Shares will rank pari passu in all respects with existing Ordinary Shares.
Following Admission of the new Ordinary Shares the issued ordinary share capital of Vast will consist of 304,288,058 Ordinary Shares. There are no Ordinary Shares held in treasury. 304,288,058 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 in their interest in, the Company under the Financial Conduct Authority’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
For further information, visit www.vastplc.com or please contact:
Vast Resources plc
Beaumont Cornish – Financial & Nominated Advisor
Shore Capital Stockbrokers Limited – Joint Broker
Axis Capital Markets Limited – Joint Broker
St Brides Partners Limited
ABOUT VAST RESOURCES PLC
Vast Resources plc is a United Kingdom AIM listed mining company with mines and projects in Romania and Zimbabwe.
In Romania, the Company is focused on the rapid advancement of high-quality projects by recommencing production at previously producing mines.
The Company's Romanian portfolio includes 100% interest in the producing Baita Plai Polymetallic Mine, located in the Apuseni Mountains, Transylvania, an area which hosts Romania's largest polymetallic mines. The mine has a JORC compliant Reserve & Resource Report which underpins the initial mine production life of approximately 3-4 years with an in-situ total mineral resource of 15,695 tonnes copper equivalent with a further 1.8M-3M tonnes exploration target. The Company is now working on confirming an enlarged exploration target of up to 5.8M tonnes.
The Company also owns the Manaila Polymetallic Mine in Romania, which was commissioned in 2015, currently on care and maintenance. The Company has been granted the Manaila Carlibaba Extended Exploitation Licence that will allow the Company to re-examine the exploitation of the mineral resources within the larger Manaila Carlibaba licence area.
In Zimbabwe, the Company is focused on the commencement of the joint venture mining agreement on the Community Diamond Concession, Chiadzwa, in the Marange Diamond Fields.
In Botswana, the Company is focused on finalising the acquisition of the Ghaghoo Diamond Mine, which will be conducted through a joint venture between the Company and Botswana Diamonds plc and will provide the Company with a 90% interest in a high quality and previously producing diamond asset benefiting from world-class infrastructure and capable of generating material revenues in the near term.