Metal Tiger plc (MTR)
15 November 2017
Metal Tiger Plc
("Metal Tiger" or the "Company")
Investment Update – Request for Shareholder Meeting at Kingsgate Consolidated Limited for Potential Board Changes
Metal Tiger plc (LON: MTR), announces that it has requested ASX listed Kingsgate Consolidated Limited (“KCN”) to call and hold a general meeting of KCN shareholders to consider changes to the board of KCN.
Metal Tiger owns 14,950,427 shares in KCN, representing a 6.7% interest, and based on public disclosures by KCN, Metal Tiger is KCN’s largest shareholder and the only shareholder with an interest of over 5% of KCN.
Metal Tiger’s request for the meeting of KCN shareholders has been made under Section 249D of the Australian Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) which enables any member, or group of members acting as a collective, with at least 5% of the votes that may be cast at a general meeting to request that the board of KCN convene and hold the shareholder meeting.
Upon receipt of a Metal Tiger’s valid request, the KCN directors are required to call the meeting within 21 days of receiving the request and the meeting is required to be arranged for a date not later than 2 months after the request is given to KCN.
The proposed resolutions that Metal Tiger is seeking be put to the KCN shareholders are that all existing KCN directors other than Mr Peter Alexander be removed and that 5 new directors be appointed to the KCN board, being three Metal Tiger directors:
- Michael McNeilly;
- Terry Grammer; and
- Mark Potter,
and two independent candidates nominated by Metal Tiger, namely:
- Richard (Dick) Warburton; and
- Neville Bergin.
Metal Tiger has decided to take this action in order to both preserve and enhance the value of its shareholding.
Michael McNeilly, Chief Executive Officer of Metal Tiger commented:
“Metal Tiger believes that KCN is in urgent need of board renewal. The incumbent board has overseen a massive destruction of shareholder value and failed to articulate a clear strategy going forward. The Board of Metal Tiger shares the view that they are not the right team to lead KCN in its current situation. I call on Ross Smyth-Kirk, Sharon Skeggs and Peter Warren to meet our requests for the benefit of all KCN shareholders.”
Background on the independent candidates nominated by Metal Tiger are set out below:
Richard (Dick) F E Warburton AO LVO
Dick is one of Australia’s most experienced board members. He has chaired or been director of public, private and government boards over many years. He is currently Chairman of MFF Capital Investments Ltd, a Director of O’Connell Street Associates and Chairman of the Sydney Adventist Hospital Foundation board. Dick is a former Chairman and CEO of Dupont Australia and New Zealand, and worked with Dupont for 30 years in marketing, manufacturing, technical and management roles in Australia, USA and Thailand. He was a Board Member of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Chairman of the Australian Board of Taxation, Caltex Australia Ltd, David Jones Ltd, Westfield Retail Trust, Goldfields Ltd, and Wool International and a Director of Scentre Group, Southcorp Ltd, Tabcorp Holdings Ltd, Nufarm Ltd and other companies.
He was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia in 2005 and a Lieutenant in the Royal Victorian Order in 2011.
Neville is a mining engineer with extensive experience accumulated over four decades in the mining industry. He has had exposure to a range of commodities and both underground and open pit operational experience. His broad experience base encompasses many operational and executive roles, together with around five years’ experience as a non-executive director of both ASX listed and unlisted companies.
Neville has extensive experience in technical due diligence having undertaken this type of investigation for several past employers. He is also well versed in study management having managed several feasibility studies. He has a BSc from the Camborne School of Mines in the UK and currently runs his own mining consultancy business.
For further information on the Company, visit: www.metaltigerplc.com:
|Michael McNeilly (Chief Executive Officer)||Tel: +44(0)20 7099 0738|
|Keith Springall (Finance Director & Company Secretary)||Tel: +44 (0)20 7099 0738|
|Stephen Allen or Bhavesh Patel||RFC Ambrian Ltd (Metal Tiger’s AIM Nominated Adviser)||Tel +44 (0)20 3440 6800|
|Jonathan Williams|| RFC Ambrian Ltd |
(Metal Tiger’s AIM Joint Broker)
|Tel +44 (0)20 3440 6800|
|Nick Emerson|| SI Capital |
(Metal Tiger’s Joint Broker)
|Tel: +44 (0)1483 413 500|
| Gordon Poole |
| Camarco |
|Tel: +44 (0)20 3757 4980|
|Michael Weir||Citadel-MAGNUS||+61 402 347 032|
|Yvonne Ball||Citadel-MAGNUS||+61 448 232 398|
Notes to Editors:
Metal Tiger plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM Market (“AIM”) with the trading code MTR and invests in high potential mineral projects with a precious and strategic metals focus.
The Company’s target is to deliver a very high return for shareholders by investing in significantly undervalued and/or high potential opportunities in the mineral exploration and development sector timed to coincide, where possible, with a cyclical recovery in the exploration and mining markets. The Company’s key strategic objective is to ensure the distribution to shareholders of major returns achieved from disposals.
Metal Tiger’s Metal Projects Division is focused on the development of its key project interests in Botswana, Spain and Thailand. In Botswana, Metal Tiger has a growing interest in the large and highly prospective Kalahari copper/silver belt. In Spain, the Company has tungsten and gold interests in the highly-mineralised Extremadura region. In Thailand, Metal Tiger has interests in two potentially near-production stage silver/lead/zinc mines as well as licences, applications and critical historical data covering antimony, copper, gold, silver, lead and zinc opportunities.
The Company has access to a diverse pipeline of new opportunities focused on the natural resource sector including physical resource projects, new natural resource centred technologies and resource sector related fintech opportunities. Pipeline projects deemed commercially viable may be undertaken by Metal Tiger or by an AIM or NEX Exchange (formerly ISDX) partner with whom the Company is engaged.
LEI - 213800K1IN6M1VCVPA93
Classification - 3.1