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Thursday 24 December, 2020

Panthera Resources

Issue of Equity & Directors' Dealings

RNS Number : 8099J
Panthera Resources PLC
24 December 2020
 

24 December 2020

 

Panthera Resources Plc

(Panthera or the Company)

 

Warrant Conversion Commitments

Issue of Shares and Directors' Dealings

 

Panthera Resources Plc (AIM: PAT), the diversified gold exploration and development company with assets in West Africa and India, is pleased to announce additional warrant conversion commitments, the issue of equity today to its Directors, employees and service providers in lieu of fees and director dealing.

 

Warrant Conversion Commitments

 

The Company announced on 9 November and 14 December 2020 that 3,576,279 warrants were committed to be exercised early on or before a variety of days but none later than 15 January 2021.  

 

The Company advises that it has received further commitments from certain Directors of Panthera for the early exercise of 670,870 warrants on or before 31 January 2021.  The Directors were precluded from committing to exercise their warrants at an earlier date while the Company was subject to a 'blackout period' ahead of the release of the Company's Half Year Financial Statements. 

 

A summary of the movements in warrant conversion commitments as at the date of this RNS is presented in the table below:

 


  Number

  GBP

Warrant Conversion Commitments



-  Previous (9 Nov 2020)

1,798,344

120,129

-  Previous (14 Dec 2020)

1,777,935

118,766

-  Additional (24 Dec 2020)

670,870

44,814


4,247,149

283,709

Less Converted



-  Previous (14 Dec 2020)

(1,438,289)

(96,078)

-  Additional (24 Dec 2020)

(360,055

(24,051)

Balance of Outstanding Commitments

2,448,805

163,580

 

Presented in the table below is summary of the warrant conversion commitments as applicable for each Director:

 

Date of Commitment

Registered Holder

Director

Number of Warrants

Exercise Price (£)

Amount (£)







23 Dec 2020

Tastim Pty Ltd

Timothy Hargreaves

143,370

0.0668

9,577







23 Dec 2020

Mark Bolton

Mark Bolton

175,000

0.0668

11,690







23 Dec 2020

Michael Lindsay Higgins  <ATF The Higgins Family Trust>

Michael Higgins

70,500

0.0668

4,709

23 Dec 2020

J2 Resources Pty Ltd<ATF The Higgins Superannuation Fund>

Michael Higgins

282,000

0.0668

18,838




670,870


£44,814

 

Each warrant is convertible to one ordinary Panthera shares at £0.0668 per warrant on or before 16 December 2021. 

 

Warrant Conversions

 

The Company announces that it has issued 360,055 new ordinary Panthera shares following the conversion 360,055 warrants at 6.68 pence each for gross proceeds of £24,051.  The warrant conversion was pursuant to the commitments announced on 9 November 2020.  All warrants pursuant to commitments as announced on 9 November 2020 have now been exercised.

 

There are no transaction and advisory fees payable for the early conversion of the warrants.

 

Shares in Lieu of Current Directors' Fees

 

Pursuant to an agreement between the Company and its Directors, the Company has today issued 652,533 new ordinary Panthera shares.  These shares represent payment for 50% of the fees incurred by the Company during the period beginning 1 July 2019 and ending 31 December 2020 and has been aimed at reducing the Company's cash expenditures. The shares were priced at the 30-day VWAP in the month preceding each respective fee period. Details of the shares issued to Directors is as follows:

 

Name (Title)

(Description)

PRICE PER SHARE

NUMBER OF SHARES ISSUED

SHARES HELD AFTER ISSUE

% HOLDING POST ISSUE






MICHAEL HIGGINS (Chairman)




50% fees Jul-Sep 19

£0.1158

23,634



50% fees Oct-Dec 19

£0.0776

35,755



50% fees Jan-Mar 20

£0.0648

40,356



50% fees Apr-Jun 20

£0.0533

47,221



50% fees Jul-Sep 20

£0.0483

57,265



50% fees Oct-Dec 20

£0.0491

56,784



Total


261,015

* 7,773,423

*8.79%




David Stein (Director)




50% fees Jul-Sep 19

£0.1158

11,817



50% fees Oct-Dec 19

£0.0776

17,877



50% fees Jan-Mar 20

£0.0648

20,178



50% fees Apr-Jun 20

£0.0533

23,610



50% fees Jul-Sep 20

£0.0483

28,632



50% fees Oct-Dec 20

£0.0491

28,392



Total


130,506

248,016

0.28%






Catherine Apthorpe (Director)




50% fees Jul-Sep 19

£0.1158

11,817



50% fees Oct-Dec 19

£0.0776

17,877



50% fees Jan-Mar 20

£0.0648

20,178



50% fees Apr-Jun 20

£0.0533

23,610



50% fees Jul-Sep 20

£0.0483

28,632



50% fees Oct-Dec 20

£0.0491

28,392



Total


130,506

248,016

0.28%






Timothy Hargreaves (Director)




50% fees Jul-Sep 19

£0.1158

11,817



50% fees Oct-Dec 19

£0.0776

17,877



50% fees Jan-Mar 20

£0.0648

20,178



50% fees Apr-Jun 20

£0.0533

23,610



50% fees Jul-Sep 20

£0.0483

28,632



50% fees Oct-Dec 20

£0.0491

28,392



Total


130,506

2,049,040

2.32%

* inclusive of director dealings detailed below.

 

Shares in Lieu of K ey Service Providers Fees

 

Pursuant to an agreement between the Company and its key service providers and a former director, the Company has today issued 1,030,740 new Panthera ordinary shares.  These shares, which represent payment for 50% of the fees incurred by the Company with the applicable supplier and former director, is aimed at reducing the Company's cash expenditures. The shares were priced at the 30-day VWAP in the month preceding each respective fee period.

 

Director Dealing

 

The Company was informed on 23 December 2020 that on 22 December 2020, Michael Higgins, a director, disposed of 475,400 ordinary shares in the Company at nil consideration in a non-market transaction pursuant to order of the Family Court of Australia. 

 

The Company was informed on 24 December 2020 that on 22 December 2020 Michael Higgins completed the disposal of 400,000 shares at £0.21 per share.  Mr Higgins has advised the Company that he has received 496,034 shares in lieu of fees from the Company to date, and that part proceeds from the disposal will be applied to the conversion of warrants pursuant to the abovementioned warrant conversion commitment.

 

Following the issue of shares in lieu of fees and the above director dealings, Mr Higgins has an interest in 7,773,423 ordinary shares in the Company, representing an interest of 8.79% in the issued capital of the Company.

 

Application for Admission

 

Application will be made to the London Stock Exchange for 2,043,328 new ordinary Panthera shares issued in lieu of fees, to be admitted to trading on the AIM market with admission expected to occur on or around 4 January 2021 (Admission).   The issued new ordinary Panthera shares will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing ordinary Panthera shares.

 

Following Admission of the new ordinary Panthera shares, the issued ordinary share capital of Panthera will consist of 88,466,027 Ordinary Shares. 

 

For the purposes of the Financial Conduct Authority's Disclosure and Transparency Rules (DTRs), the issued Ordinary Share capital of Panthera following this allotment consists of 88,466,027 Ordinary Shares with voting rights attached (one vote per share). There are no 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, Panthera under the DTRs.

 

Contacts

 

Panthera Resources PLC

Mark Bolton (Managing Director)

 

+61 411 220 942

[email protected]

 

Financial Public Relations

Vigo Communications Ltd

Simon Woods

Chris McMahon

 

 

+44 (0)20 7390 0230

Nominated Advisor and Broker

RFC Ambrian

Rob Adamson

Bhavesh Patel

Charlie Cryer

+44 (0) 20 3440 6800

 

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Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) Disclosure

Certain information contained in this announcement would have been deemed inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 until the release of this announcement.

 

Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on the Company's current expectations and estimates. Forward-looking statements are frequently characterised by words such as "plan", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "suggest", "indicate" and other similar words or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from estimated or anticipated events or results implied or expressed in such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others: the actual results of current exploration activities; conclusions of economic evaluations; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; possible variations in ore grade or recovery rates; accidents, labour disputes, and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing; and fluctuations in metal prices. There may be other factors that cause actions, events, or results not to be as anticipated, estimated, or intended. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or results or otherwise. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and accordingly, undue reliance should not be put on such statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein.

 

 



 

ANNEXURES

 

PDMR Disclosures

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name:

Michael Higgins

b)

Position/Status:

Chairman

c)

Initial notification/ Amendment:

Initial notification

2

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 

a)

Name:

Panthera Resources Plc

b)

LEI:

213800IB98EG6736XN82

3

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument:

Identification code:

Ordinary shares of £0.01 each

 

GB00BD2B4L05

b)

Nature of the transaction:

On-market sale of shares

c)

Price(s) and Volume(s):

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

£0.21

400,000

d)

Aggregated Information:

- Aggregated Volume

- Price

 

 

400,000 shares

£0.21

e)

Date of the transaction:

22 December 2020

f)

Place of the transaction:

AIM, London Stock Exchange

 



 

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name:

Michael Higgins

b)

Position/Status:

Chairman

c)

Initial notification/ Amendment:

Initial notification

2

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 

a)

Name:

Panthera Resources Plc

b)

LEI:

213800IB98EG6736XN82

3

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument:

Identification code:

Ordinary shares of £0.01 each

 

GB00BD2B4L05

b)

Nature of the transaction:

Non-market disposal of shares for nil consideration pursuant to a Family Court order

c)

Price(s) and Volume(s):

 

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

Nil

475,400

d)

Aggregated Information:

- Aggregated Volume

- Price

 

 

475,400 shares

£Nil

e)

Date of the transaction:

22 December 2020

f)

Place of the transaction:

AIM, London Stock Exchange



 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name:

Michael Higgins

b)

Position/Status:

Chairman

c)

Initial notification/ Amendment:

Initial notification

2

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 

a)

Name:

Panthera Resources Plc

b)

LEI:

213800IB98EG6736XN82

3

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument:

Identification code:

Ordinary shares of £0.01 each

 

GB00BD2B4L05

b)

Nature of the transaction:

Shares issued in lieu of director fees

c)

Price(s) and Volume(s):

 

 

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

£0.0621

261,015



d)

Aggregated Information:

- Aggregated Volume

- Price

 

 

261,015 shares

£0.0621

e)

Date of the transaction:

24 December 2020

f)

Place of the transaction:

AIM, London Stock Exchange

 



 

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name:

Catherine Apthorpe

b)

Position/Status:

Non-executive director

c)

Initial notification/ Amendment:

Initial notification

2

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 

a)

Name:

Panthera Resources Plc

b)

LEI:

213800IB98EG6736XN82

3

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument:

Identification code:

Ordinary shares of £0.01 each

 

GB00BD2B4L05

b)

Nature of the transaction:

Shares issued in lieu of director fees

c)

Price(s) and Volume(s):

 

 

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

£0.0621

130,506



d)

Aggregated Information:

- Aggregated Volume

- Price

 

 

130,506 shares

£0.0621

e)

Date of the transaction:

24 December 2020

f)

Place of the transaction:

AIM, London Stock Exchange

 



 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name:

David Stein

b)

Position/Status:

Non-executive director

c)

Initial notification/ Amendment:

Initial notification

2

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 

a)

Name:

Panthera Resources Plc

b)

LEI:

213800IB98EG6736XN82

3

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument:

Identification code:

Ordinary shares of £0.01 each

 

GB00BD2B4L05

b)

Nature of the transaction:

Shares issued in lieu of director fees

c)

Price(s) and Volume(s):

 

 

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

£0.0621

130,506



d)

Aggregated Information:

- Aggregated Volume

- Price

 

 

130,506 shares

£0.0621

e)

Date of the transaction:

24 December 2020

f)

Place of the transaction:

AIM, London Stock Exchange

 



 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name:

Timothy Hargreaves

b)

Position/Status:

Non-executive director

c)

Initial notification/ Amendment:

Initial notification

2

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 

a)

Name:

Panthera Resources Plc

b)

LEI:

213800IB98EG6736XN82

3

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument:

Identification code:

Ordinary shares of £0.01 each

 

GB00BD2B4L05

b)

Nature of the transaction:

Shares issued in lieu of director fees

c)

Price(s) and Volume(s):

 

 

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

£0.0621

130,506



d)

Aggregated Information:

- Aggregated Volume

- Price

 

 

130,506 shares

£0.0621

e)

Date of the transaction:

24 December 2020

f)

Place of the transaction:

AIM, London Stock Exchange

 

 

 

 

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