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RNS Number : 7930I
Thor Mining PLC
02 September 2016
 

 

 

 

2 September 2016

 

THOR MINING PLC

 

Director Appointment

 

The Directors of Thor Mining PLC ("Thor" or the "Company") (AIM, ASX: THR) are pleased to announce that further to the announcement of 1 September 2016 and following the completion of due diligence procedures, the Company has appointed Paul Johnson to the Board as a Non-executive Director with immediate effect.

 

Mr Mick Billing, Executive Chairman, commented:  "We are pleased to announce formally the appointment of Paul as a Non-executive Director of Thor, following successful completion of standard due diligence procedures.

 

The board looks forward to delivering news flow to the market as it begins to implement the  plan for the business, in line with what is believed to be a recovery in the natural resources sector".

 

Paul Johnson, aged 47, is the Chief Executive Officer of Metal Tiger Plc, a company quoted on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange and Non-executive Director of Metal NRG Plc, a company quoted on the ISDX Growth Market.

 

Mr Johnson is a Chartered Accountant, and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters and of the Chartered Insurance Institute. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Management Science from UMIST School of Management in Manchester.

 

As described in the announcement of 1 September 2016, in consideration for Paul joining the board and waiving his director's fees for 12 months, Thor has awarded Paul Johnson with 250,000,000 options over ordinary shares of 0.01 pence each in the capital of the Company ("Ordinary Shares") with a 0.05p strike price and a three year exercise period, subject to shareholder approval at a general meeting to be convened in due course.

 

Paul Johnson is, or has been, a director or partner of the following companies or partnerships during the previous five years:

 

Current

Previous

Metal Tiger Plc

Greatland Gold Plc

Metal Capital Limited

The Vitiligo Society

Value at Risk Limited

Catalyst Strategies Limited

Value Generation Limited

ECR Minerals Plc

Metalnrg Plc

Strathmore Accountants Limited

Tomas Capital Limited

Commercial Assure Limited


Open 2 Barter Limited


Catalyst Information Services Limited

 

Paul Johnson and his spouse currently hold a total interest in 112,066,237 Ordinary Shares, representing 1.95 per cent of the current issued share capital of the Company. Following the admission to trading, on or around 5 September 2016, of 400,000,000 Ordinary Shares pursuant to the placing announced on 1 September 2016, Paul Johnson's holding will be diluted to 1.83 per cent of the enlarged issued share capital of the Company. In aggregation with the grant of share options described above, which is subject to shareholder approval, Paul Johnson will be interested in a total of 330,000,000 share options and warrants, each with an exercise price of 0.05 pence.

 

Metal Tiger plc, a company of which Paul Johnson is a director and shareholder, currently holds an interest in 460,000,000 Thor Ordinary Shares, representing 8.02 per cent of the issued share capital of the Company. Following the admission to trading, on or around 5 September 2016, of 400,000,000 Ordinary Shares pursuant to the placing announced on 1 September 2016, Metal Tiger Plc will hold an interest in 860,000,000 Ordinary Shares, representing 14.01 per cent of the enlarged issued share capital of the Company.

 

Save as set out above there are no other disclosures in respect of the appointment of Paul Johnson that fall to be made under Rule 17 or paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules for Companies.

 

The information contained within this RNS is considered to be inside information, for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014, prior to its release.

 

Enquiries:

Mick Billing

+61 (8) 7324 1935

Thor Mining PLC

Executive Chairman

Ray Ridge

+61 (8) 7324 1935

 

Thor Mining PLC

CFO/Company

Secretary

Colin Aaronson/

Daniel Bush/

Richard Tonthat

+44 (0) 207 383 5100

 

Grant Thornton UK LLP

 

Nominated Adviser

Gerry Beaney/

David Hignell

John Howes

+44 (0) 203 862 6625

 

Northland Capital Partners Limited

Joint Broker

Nick Emerson /

Andy Thacker

+44 (0) 1483 413 500

SI Capital

Joint Broker

Tim Blythe/

 Camilla Horsfall

+44 (0) 207 138 3222

Blytheweigh

Financial PR

 

Updates on the Company's activities are regularly posted on Thor's website www.thormining.com, which includes a facility to register to receive these updates by email.

 

About Thor Mining PLC

Thor Mining PLC is a resources company quoted on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange and on ASX in Australia.

 

Thor holds 100% of the advanced Molyhil tungsten project in the Northern Territory of Australia, for which an updated feasibility study in 2015¹ suggested attractive returns.  Thor also holds 100% of the Pilot Mountain tungsten project in Nevada USA which has a JORC 2012 Indicated Resources Estimate² on 1 of the 4 known deposits. 

 

In February 2016, Thor announced the sale of its Spring Hill Gold project³ for A$3.5million, of which A$1.5 remains due for settlement in February 2017, plus a royalty of:

 

A$6 per ounce of gold produced from the Spring Hill tenements where the gold produced is sold for up to A$1,500 per ounce; and

A$14 per ounce of gold⁴ produced from the Spring Hill tenements where the gold produced is sold for amounts over A$1,500 per ounce.

 

Notes

¹ Refer ASX and AIM announcement of 12 January 2015

² Refer ASX and AIM announcement of 10 June 2014

³ Refer ASX and AIM announcement of 29 February 2016

⁴ At the date of this announcement gold is trading at approximately A$1,740/oz

 


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