Board Directors Exercise Options to Buy Shares

RNS Number : 6800S
Metal Tiger PLC
10 July 2015


10 July 2015


Metal Tiger plc

("Metal Tiger" or the "Company")


Board Directors Exercise Options to Buy Shares


Metal Tiger (LON: MTR), the natural resources investing company is pleased to announce that the Company has received notices from three directors to exercise 1p options, resulting in an additional director personal investment in Metal Tiger plc shares of £46,700.


Director Option Exercise


The exercise notices were as follows:




Options Exercised

Amount Invested

Cameron Parry

Chief Executive Officer

2,500,000 1p options


Paul Johnson

Executive Director

1,670,000 1p options


Alex Borrelli

Non-Executive Director

500,000 1p options



4,670,000 1p options




Cameron Parry CEO of Metal Tiger plc commented "The Board of Metal Tiger believe that there is a historic opportunity emerging in the natural resource sector to build a portfolio of interests at an extremely low valuation point in the resources cycle.  This includes investment opportunities in exploration/development projects on the ground with considerable potential and also in listed resource equities which are experiencing a shortage of capital, in many cases despite viable and exciting business assets.  


By exercising options now we have further aligned Board and shareholder interests and demonstrated our commitment to the Company and belief in the emerging business model of Metal Tiger.  When combined with Paul Johnson's £14,500 on-market purchase of shares announced 6 July 2015, this option exercise means Company directors have personally invested £61,200 in Metal Tiger shares, within the last week."


Director Shareholding and Remaining Options


Following this option exercise and the issue of shares outlined above the Board of Metal Tiger will hold the following shares and options in the Company:



Shares Held

Options Remaining (expiry date)

Cameron Parry

2,500,000 (0.81%) (*)

2,500,000 1p (10.07.17)

5,000,000 2p (02.07.18)

Paul Johnson

7,295,000 (2.37%)

3,330,000 1.75p (02.07.18)

5,000,000 2p (02.07.18)

Terrence Grammer


3,335,000 1.5p (14.12.17)

3,330,000 2p (02.07.18)

Alex Borrelli

5,400,000 (1.75%)

1,170,000 1p (10.07.17)

1,670,000 2p (02.07.18)

(*) Note Cameron Parry and Terrence Grammer are also Directors of Blackstar Gold Pty Ltd which has an interest in 19,880,000 Metal Tiger plc shares.


Share Admission and Total Voting Rights


The 4,670,000 exercised option shares are expected to be admitted to trading on or around 15 July 2015.  Following the issue of the exercised option shares the number of ordinary shares in issue in the Company will increase to 308,375,795.  For the purposes of the Financial Conduct Authority's Disclosure and Transparency Rules ("DTRs"), the issued ordinary share capital of Metal Tiger following this allotment consists of 308,375,795 ordinary shares with voting rights attached (one vote per share).  There are no ordinary shares held in treasury.  This total voting rights figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculation by which they will determine whether they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, Metal Tiger under the DTRs.




For further information on the Company, visit:



Metal Tiger Plc

Cameron Parry (CEO)

Tel: +44 (0)207 099 0738

Paul Johnson (Executive Director)

Tel: +44 (0)7766 465 617

Spark Advisory Partners Limited (Nominated Adviser)

Sean Wyndham-Quin

Neil Baldwin

Tel: +44 (0) 2033 683 555


SI Capital (Sole Broker)

Nick Emerson

Andy Thacker

Tel: +44 (0) 1483 413 500


Notes to Editors:


Metal Tiger Plc is a natural resources focused investing company quoted on the London Stock Exchange AIM Market ("AIM") with the trading code MTR and two investment divisions, Direct Equities and Direct Projects. 


The Direct Equities division invests in quoted natural resource explorers and developers, with a combination of shares and warrants providing a potential non-debt financing instrument and enhanced return potential.


The Direct Projects division invests in operational mineral exploration projects with current investments in Spanish Gold & Tungsten, Thai Gold, Copper & Antimony, and Tanzanian Gold and Uranium.  The Direct Projects investment division also has working collaborations to identify new investment opportunities in Russia (platinum focus) and Turkey (gold focus), in association with experienced in-country partners.


Metal Tiger's target is to deliver a 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.

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