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Kropz PLC (KRPZ)


Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Kropz PLC

Disposal of Aflao Project

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Kropz PLC
16 February 2021

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16 February 2021

Kropz Plc
("Kropz" or the "Company")

Disposal of Aflao Project

Kropz Plc (AIM: KRPZ) advises that, further to the announcement on 26 August 2020, where the Company stated that it had decided to divest its interests in Aflao, the phosphate project located in Ghana, the Company has agreed to sell its shareholding in First Gear Exploration Ltd ("First Gear Exploration"), a 50 per cent. + 1 Ordinary Share owned subsidiary of the Company, to Consortium Minerals Ltd ("Consortium") (the "Disposal"). As a result of the sale, Kropz will have no further interest in Aflao. 

Consortium is a subsidiary of Russell Brooks Ltd, who is a minority shareholder in First Gear Exploration, with a 15 per cent. shareholding prior to the Disposal.

Kropz is the beneficial owner and registered holder of 1,125,001 Ordinary Shares, representing its full 50 per cent. + 1 Ordinary Share interest in First Gear Exploration. The consideration for the sale of the Kropz interest in First Gear Exploration is:

· US$ 5,000 cash ("Share Consideration"); and

· US$ 322,529 ("Loan Consideration") deferred cash consideration in respect of the shareholder loan from Kropz to First Gear Exploration, which is being novated to Consortium.

The Share Consideration will be payable by Consortium within seven days of completion. The Loan Consideration will be payable by Consortium to Kropz upon, the earlier of,

(i)  the sign-off by a competent person of a definitive feasibility study on the Aflao deposit, as defined in the JORC Code 2012 edition; or

(ii)  Consortium disposing or transferring the Shares prior to the event described in (i) being achieved; or

(iii)  Consortium disposing or transferring the prospecting right prior to the event described in (i) being achieved.

This disposal allows the Company to focus on its strategy of developing the Elandsfontein phosphate project in South Africa and progressing the Hinda phosphate project in the Republic of Congo.

For further information visit or contact:


Kropz Plc


Mark Summers (CEO)

+27 (0)79744 8708



Grant Thornton UK LLP

Nominated Adviser

Samantha Harrison

Harrison Clarke

+44 (0) 20 7383 5100

George Grainger




Hannam & Partners


Andrew Chubb

Ernest Bell

 +44 (0)20 7907 8500



Financial PR & IR (UK)

Emily Moss

Jos Simson

Oliver Lamb

+44 (0) 207 920 3150

[email protected]


R&A Strategic Communications

PR (South Africa)

James Duncan

+27 (0)11 880 3924

[email protected] 


About Kropz Plc

Kropz is an emerging African phosphate explorer and developer, with an advanced stage phosphate project in South Africa and a phosphate project in the Republic of Congo. The vision of the Group is to become a leading independent phosphate rock producer and to develop into an integrated, mine-to-market plant nutrient company focusing on sub-Saharan Africa.


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