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Strategic Acquisition - Goldstone Resources

RNS Number : 6642W
Metal Tiger PLC
28 April 2016

Metal Tiger Plc

28 April 2016

Metal Tiger Plc

("Metal Tiger" or the "Company")






Metal Tiger plc (LON:MTR) the London Stock Exchange AIM listed investor in strategic natural resource projects is pleased to announce the Company's participation in the acquisition of 12,013,173 shares of Goldstone Resources Ltd ("Goldstone Resources")(AIM:GRL) by the Company and Red Rock Resources plc ("Red Rock")(AIM:RRR) at a price of 1.87p per Goldstone Resources share.

The acquired shares total 19.29% of the issued share capital of Goldstone Resources, and upon completion of the acquisition Red Rock will acquire and own 6,006,587 GRL shares (9.645% of GRL) and MTR will acquire 6,006,586 shares  (9.645% of GRL).  Metal Tiger already owns 2,250,000 shares in Goldstone Resources, therefore following the additional acquisition Metal Tiger will own 8,256,586 shares representing 13.26% of Goldstone Resources.

Goldstone Resources is an exploration company with exploration skills that focus on West and Central Africa. The assets include the Homase/Akrokerri project adjoining and to the East and North of AngloGold Ashanti's Obuasi mine in the Ashanti Gold Belt in Ghana. The project has a JORC Mineral Resource of 602,000 oz of gold at 1.77 g/t. Other licenses are held in Gabon and Senegal.


The consideration for the acquisition is £225,000.  Of this consideration £112,500 is payable in cash by Metal Tiger.

The balancing consideration of £112,500 is payable by Red Rock Resources and we would refer readers to their market announcement in this regard.


At the close of business on 27 April 2016 the price of GRL shares was 1.65 pence and the market capitalisation of GRL was £1.027m. In the six months to 30 June 2015 GRL reported pre-tax losses of £813,206 and net assets of £730,423.


Paul Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Metal Tiger plc excluded himself from the decision to proceed with this acquisition being an existing holder of Goldstone Resources shares.



Terry Grammer, Chairman of Metal Tiger commented "We are pleased to announce the strategic acquisition of shares in another UK listed operating resource company.  Metal Tiger continues to build its investment in low valuation clean operating vehicles and anticipates further transactions of this nature will be undertaken in the near future.


The Goldstone Resources interest will be held in the Company's Asset Trading division."




For further information on the Company, visit: www.metaltigerplc.com:


Paul Johnson (Chief Executive Officer)


Tel: +44 (0)7766 465 617

Terry Grammer (Non- Executive Chairman)


Tel: +44 (0)207 099 0738

Sean Wyndham-Quin

Neil Baldwin

Nick Emerson

Andy Thacker

Spark Advisory Partners Limited

(Nominated Adviser)

SI Capital

(Sole Broker)


Tel: +44 (0) 2033 683 555


Tel: +44 (0) 1483 413 500


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 Metal Tiger the Company has tungsten and gold interests in the highly mineralised Extremadura region. In Thailand Metal Tiger has expanding interests over 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 may be undertaken by Metal Tiger or by an ISDX or AIM partner with whom the Company is engaged. 


Metal Tiger also has an Asset Trading Division that holds various financial instruments for trading purposes including equities, warrants and royalty income.  The aim of the division is to generate profits to reinvest into the Company's project based activities.



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