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AIM
08 September 2016
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT TO BE MADE BY THE AIM APPLICANT PRIOR TO ADMISSION IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE 2 OF THE AIM RULES FOR COMPANIES ("AIM RULES")


COMPANY NAME:

 

Aura Energy Limited ("Aura" or the "Company")

 

COMPANY REGISTERED OFFICE ADDRESS AND IF DIFFERENT, COMPANY TRADING ADDRESS (INCLUDING POSTCODES) :

 

Level 1, 34-36 Punt Road

Windsor, Victoria 3181

Australia

 

COUNTRY OF INCORPORATION:

 

Australia

 

COMPANY WEBSITE ADDRESS CONTAINING ALL INFORMATION REQUIRED BY AIM RULE 26:

 

www.auraenergy.com.au

 

COMPANY BUSINESS (INCLUDING MAIN COUNTRY OF OPERATION) OR, IN THE CASE OF AN INVESTING COMPANY, DETAILS OF ITS INVESTING POLICY). IF THE ADMISSION IS SOUGHT AS A RESULT OF A REVERSE TAKE-OVER UNDER RULE 14, THIS SHOULD BE STATED:

 

Aura is an ASX listed company that has two 100% owned, development stage assets with indicated and inferred resources totalling 852 million pounds of uranium. The more advanced project, the Tiris Uranium Project in Mauritania, is currently progressing towards the Feasibility Study stage. The second asset, the Häggån Uranium Project, is a strategic European uranium deposit located in Sweden.

 

DETAILS OF SECURITIES TO BE ADMITTED INCLUDING ANY RESTRICTIONS AS TO TRANSFER OF THE SECURITIES (i.e. where known, number and type of shares, nominal value and issue price to which it seeks admission and the number and type to be held as treasury shares):

 

The fully issued paid up share capital of the Company as it is expected to be immediately following admission is 657,869,938 Ordinary Shares of no par value.

 

Issue price - 1.14 pence / A$0.020.

 

There are no shares to be held as treasury shares and there are no restrictions as to transfer of the securities.

 

CAPITAL TO BE RAISED ON ADMISSION (IF APPLICABLE) AND ANTICIPATED MARKET CAPITALISATION ON ADMISSION:

 

Capital to be raised on admission: £2.24 million (A$ 3.9 million) through the issue of 196,883,849 Ordinary Shares of no par value at 1.14p per share.

 

Anticipated market capitalisation on admission: £7.96m (A$13.98m).

 

PERCENTAGE OF AIM SECURITIES NOT IN PUBLIC HANDS AT ADMISSION:

 

18.38%

 

 

DETAILS OF ANY OTHER EXCHANGE OR TRADING PLATFORM TO WHICH THE AIM COMPANY HAS APPLIED OR AGREED TO HAVE ANY OF ITS SECURITIES (INCLUDING ITS AIM SECURITIES) ADMITTED OR TRADED:

 

The Company's Ordinary Shares are currently admitted to trading on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) under the ASX ticker code - AEE.

 

FULL NAMES AND FUNCTIONS OF DIRECTORS AND PROPOSED DIRECTORS (underlining the first name by which each is known or including any other name by which each is known):

 

Peter Desmond Reeve, (aged 54), Executive Chairman and Managing Director

Robert ("Bob") Beeson (aged 69), Non-Executive Director

Brett Francis Fraser (aged 53), Non-Executive Director

Julian Christopher Perkins (aged 74), Non-Executive Director

 

FULL NAMES AND HOLDINGS OF SIGNIFICANT SHAREHOLDERS EXPRESSED AS A PERCENTAGE OF THE ISSUED SHARE CAPITAL, BEFORE AND AFTER ADMISSION (underlining the first name by which each is known or including any other name by which each is known):

 

Name

Holding

Before Admission (%)

After Admission (%)

Australian Special Opportunity Fund

 

52,518,650

11.49

8.82

Pre-Emptive Trading Pty Limited

 

31,250,000

6.84

4.5

Technical Investing Pty Ltd

 

26,559,793

5.81

3.82

Barbara Morgan

 

17,746,229

3.88

15.19

Brendan Kerr

 

17,746,229

3.88

8.87

Stephen Pycroft

 

17,746,229

3.88

5.08

Sambold Pty Ltd

 

13,764,895

3.01

1.98

 

 

NAMES OF ALL PERSONS TO BE DISCLOSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SCHEDULE 2, PARAGRAPH (H) OF THE AIM RULES:

 

·     Neil Clifford, Exploration Manager

·     George Widelski, Project Manager.

·     John Madden, Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer.

·     Will Goodall, Metallurgical Consultant.

·     Caridad Facun, Administrative Assistant.

·     Stan Zilwood, Company Secretary.

·     Mathias Forss, Manager, Sweden.

·     Helena Karlsson, Site Exploration, Sweden.

 

(i)           ANTICIPATED ACCOUNTING REFERENCE DATE

(ii)          DATE TO WHICH THE MAIN FINANCIAL INFORMATION IN THE ADMISSION DOCUMENT HAS BEEN PREPARED (this may be represented by unaudited interim financial information)

(iii)         DATES BY WHICH IT MUST PUBLISH ITS FIRST THREE REPORTS PURSUANT TO AIM RULES 18 AND 19:

 

(i)           30 June

(ii)          N/A

(iii)         31 December 2016, 30 March 2017; and 31 December 2017

 

EXPECTED ADMISSION DATE:

 

12 September 2016

 

NAME AND ADDRESS OF NOMINATED ADVISER:

 

WH Ireland Limited

11 St James Square

Manchester

M2 6WH

 

NAME AND ADDRESS OF BROKER:

 

WH Ireland Limited

11 St James Square

Manchester

M2 6WH

 

OTHER THAN IN THE CASE OF A QUOTED APPLICANT, DETAILS OF WHERE (POSTAL OR INTERNET ADDRESS) THE ADMISSION DOCUMENT WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM, WITH A STATEMENT THAT THIS WILL CONTAIN FULL DETAILS ABOUT THE APPLICANT AND THE ADMISSION OF ITS SECURITIES:

 

N/A

 

DATE OF NOTIFICATION:

 

8 September 2016

 

NEW/ UPDATE:

 

Update

 

QUOTED APPLICANTS MUST ALSO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING:


THE NAME OF THE AIM DESIGNATED MARKET UPON WHICH THE APPLICANT'S SECURITIES HAVE BEEN TRADED:

 

Australia Securities Exchange ("ASX")

 

THE DATE FROM WHICH THE APPLICANT'S SECURITIES HAVE BEEN SO TRADED:

 

30 May 2006

 

CONFIRMATION THAT, FOLLOWING DUE AND CAREFUL ENQUIRY, THE APPLICANT HAS ADHERED TO ANY LEGAL AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS INVOLVED IN HAVING ITS SECURITIES TRADED UPON SUCH A MARKET OR DETAILS OF WHERE THERE HAS BEEN ANY BREACH:

 

Following due and careful enquiry, the applicant confirms that it has adhered to the legal and regulatory requirements of the ASX and ASIC, save that on 20 April 2016 the Company was late submitting notification to ASIC in relation to a share issue when the records were updated. The Company was required to pay a late fee of A$312.

 

AN ADDRESS OR WEB-SITE ADDRESS WHERE ANY DOCUMENTS OR ANNOUNCEMENTS WHICH THE APPLICANT HAS MADE PUBLIC OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS (IN CONSEQUENCE OF HAVING ITS SECURITIES SO TRADED) ARE AVAILABLE:

 

www.auraenergy.com.au

 

DETAILS OF THE APPLICANT'S STRATEGY FOLLOWING ADMISSION INCLUDING, IN THE CASE OF AN INVESTING COMPANY, DETAILS OF ITS INVESTING STRATEGY:

 

Aura Energy's strategy following admission on AIM is to continue its focus to complete the Tiris Uranium Project Feasibility Study and achieve commercial production within the shortest possible timeframe. In conjunction with this Aura will, in the future, progress early stage project development activities on the Häggån Uranium Project in Sweden and continue to assess other project opportunities relevant to Aura's expertise as they arise. Modest expenditure and work will be undertaken on Aura Energy's recently acquired early-stage gold, soda ash and lithium prospects in Mauritania.

 

A DESCRIPTION OF ANY SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN FINANCIAL OR TRADING POSITION OF THE APPLICANT, WHICH HAS OCCURRED SINCE THE END OF THE LAST FINANCIAL PERIOD FOR WHICH AUDITED STATEMENTS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED:

 

 

There has been no significant change in the financial or trading position of the applicant since the end of the last financial period for which audited statements have been published.

 

A STATEMENT THAT THE DIRECTORS OF THE APPLICANT HAVE NO REASON TO BELIEVE THAT THE WORKING CAPITAL AVAILABLE TO IT OR ITS GROUP WILL BE INSUFFICIENT FOR AT LEAST TWELVE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF ITS ADMISSION:

 

The directors, having made due and careful enquiry, have no reason to believe that the working capital available to it or its group will be insufficient for at least twelve months from the date of its admission.

 

DETAILS OF ANY LOCK-IN ARRANGEMENTS PURSUANT TO RULE 7 OF THE AIM RULES:

 

Lock-in Agreements have been entered into between each of the Directors, the Company, and WH Ireland dated 9 September 2016 pursuant to which the Directors have agreed not to dispose of any interest in Ordinary Shares for the period of 12 months following admission except in the very limited circumstances allowed by the AIM Rules.

 

A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR SETTLING THE APPLICANT'S SECURITIES:

 

UK Registered Shareholders and CREST

 

To be traded on AIM, securities must be able to be held in electronic as well as in paper form.  The UK system that facilitates this is called the CREST system; the Australian equivalent of this system is called CHESS. In order to transfer and settle certain overseas securities through CREST, in this case the Ordinary Shares, the overseas securities need to be in the form of Depositary Interests ("DIs").

 

The Company, through its depositary, Computershare Investor Services plc (the "Depositary"), will have a facility whereby (pursuant to a depositary deed executed by the Depositary) DIs, representing Ordinary Shares, will be issued by the Depositary to persons who wish to hold the Ordinary Shares in electronic form within the CREST System. Under the depositary deed, the Depositary (or its nominee) will hold Ordinary Shares in certificated form on trust for shareholders and it will issue uncertificated Dls (on a one-for-one basis) representing those underlying Ordinary Shares and provide the necessary custodian services. The relevant Shareholders will retain the beneficial interest in the Ordinary Shares held through the DI facility and voting rights, dividends and any other rights relating to those Ordinary Shares will be passed on by the Depositary (or its nominee) in accordance with the terms of the depositary deed. The DIs can then be traded and settlement can be effected within the CREST system in the same way as for any other CREST security.

 

Further information regarding the depositary arrangement and the holding of Ordinary Shares in the form of DIs is available from the Depositary who may be contacted at Computershare Investor Services plc, The Pavilions, Bridgwater Road, Bristol BS99 6ZZ, telephone: +44 (0)370 889 3129.

 

Australian Registered Shareholders and CHESS

 

The Ordinary Shares will remain listed and traded on ASX, with trades settled electronically on the Australian registry through the CHESS system.

 

A WEBSITE ADDRESS DETAILING THE RIGHTS ATTACHING TO THE APPLICANT'S SECURITIES:

 

www.auraenergy.com.au

 

INFORMATION EQUIVALENT TO THAT REQUIRED FOR AN ADMISSION DOCUMENT WHICH IS NOT CURRENTLY PUBLIC:

 

Any information equivalent to that required for an admission document which is not currently public is included in the Appendix to this schedule and is available on the Company's website: www.auraenergy.com.au and on the ASX website: www.asx.com.au.

 

A WEBSITE ADDRESS OF A PAGE CONTAINING THE APPLICANT'S LATEST ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS WHICH MUST HAVE A FINANCIAL YEAR END NOT MORE THAN NINE MONTHS PRIOR TO ADMISSION AND INTERIM RESULTS WHERE APPLICABLE. THE ACCOUNTS MUST BE PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ACCOUNTING STANDARDS PERMISSIBLE UNDER AIM RULE 19:

 

The annual report for the period ended 30 June 2015 is located here:

 

http://www.auraenergy.com.au/annual-reports.html

 

The relevant interims for the period ended 31 December 2015 (unaudited but reviewed) are located here:

 

http://www.auraenergy.com.au/half-year-reports.html

 

 

THE NUMBER OF EACH CLASS OF SECURITIES HELD IN TREASURY:

 

There are no Ordinary Shares currently held in treasury.

 

 

 

 


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