Baron Oil clarifies that the loan repayment of £1,537,086 received from Infrastrata included interest of £136,134.
Under the terms of the Agreement, originally announced in May 2015, Baron provided a loan for €1.8 million to InfraStrata.
These funds were used as working capital to bridge the receipt of the European Commission grant, 70% of which (€1.8 million) was received on completion of the work programme as announced on 25 May 2016.
The programme included the drilling of the Islandmagee-1 well, drilled successfully in May/June 2015, together with subsequent rock mechanical testing of salt cores and engineering work.
The loan was subject to an interest rate of 8% of the funds drawn down. Baron originally had a right to extend the loan period until 31 December 2016.
Baron had an accompanying option to convert the entire balance of the loan into an equity participation of 15% of the share capital in Infrastrata's subsidiary, Islandmagee Storage Limited ("IMSL").
Should the option be exercised, the equity would be provided pro-rata by InfraStrata and its project partner, Moyle Energy Investments Limited ("Moyle"), as the other shareholder of IMSL.
The amendment to the Agreement results in the option continuing to 31 March 2017, but the loan has been repaid effective 1 August 2016 from the balancing monies received from the European Commission.
The option as amended enables Baron to acquire a 15% interest in the IMSL project for a payment of £1,536,498.
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