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Repayment of Yorkville Facility

ECR Minerals plc




(“ECR” or the “Company”)


LONDON: 27 SEPTEMBER 2016 - The directors of ECR Minerals plc (the “Directors”) are pleased to announce that ECR has repaid all amounts owed by the Company under the convertible loan facility (the “Facility”) with YA II PN Ltd (formerly known as YA Global Master SPV Ltd), an investment fund managed by Yorkville Advisors Global LP (“Yorkville”). The Directors confirm that the Company does not intend to make further use of the Facility, or similar facilities.

The repayment was made using funds held by ECR prior to the completion of the subscription for new ordinary shares which was announced on 6 September 2016 (the “Subscription”). Therefore, the net proceeds of the Subscription of £475,000 are largely available to fund the Company’s future activities.

Taking account of the liabilities settled pursuant to ECR’s announcement dated 14 September 2016, the Company’s creditors have reduced by approximately £400,000, and no significant creditors remain outstanding.

Craig Brown, Chief Executive Officer of ECR, commented:

“ECR is working to maximise the value of its current projects whilst evaluating potential new opportunities. With the repayment of Yorkville and the recent Subscription, the Company now has the benefit of a fresh start in terms of its finances.”

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ECR is a mineral exploration and development company. ECR’s wholly owned Australian subsidiary Mercator Gold Australia has acquired 100% ownership of the Avoca and Bailieston gold projects in Victoria, Australia. ECR has earned a 25% interest in the Danglay epithermal gold project, an advanced exploration project located in a prolific gold and copper mining district in the north of the Philippines. An NI43-101 technical report was completed in respect of the Danglay project in December 2015, and is available for download from ECR’s website.

ECR’s wholly owned subsidiary Ochre Mining has a 100% interest in the SLM gold project in La Rioja, Argentina. Exploration at SLM has focused on identifying small tonnage mesothermal gold deposits which may be suitable for relatively near term production.


ECR Minerals plc Tel: +44 (0)20 7929 1010
William (Bill) Howell, Non-Executive Chairman
Craig Brown, Director & CEO
Richard (Dick) Watts, Non-Executive Technical Director
Email: [email protected]
Cairn Financial Advisers LLP Tel: +44 (0)20 7148 7900
Nominated Adviser
Emma Earl / Jo Turner
Optiva Securities Ltd Tel: +44 (0)203 137 1902
Joint Broker
Christian Dennis
Vicarage Capital Ltd Tel: +44 (0)20 3651 2910
Joint Broker
Rupert Williams / Jeremy Woodgate
Blytheweigh Tel: +44 (0)20 7138 3204
Public Relations
Tim Blythe / Camilla Horsfall


This announcement may include forward looking statements. Such statements may be subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and therefore actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward looking statements. Any forward looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date hereof (unless stated otherwise) and, except as may be required by applicable laws or regulations (including the AIM Rules for Companies), the Company disclaims any obligation to update or modify such forward looking statements as a result of new information, future events or for any other reason.