Panthera Resources PLC (LON:PAT), the gold exploration and development company with assets in India and West Africa, yesterday updated the market regarding the progress of the recently renegotiated financing package with RIM.
As previously announced on 8 August 2019, Tranche 3 of the RIM financing was restructured and split into two separate investment tranches. Tranche 3A is for gross proceeds of £500,000 at 10 pence per share. The Company has now received £400,000 of the £500,000 contractual commitment from RIM and the remaining £100,000 is expected within the next few weeks. A further update on timing will be provided in due course.
The payment timing for Tranche 3B of A$1.76 million will be made (as previously agreed) upon receipt of approvals to recommence exploration at the Bhukia JV project in India. Tranche 3B is now to be priced at a 15% discount to the 20 day VWAP at that time.
The RIM funding involves multiple parties, each with their own particular investment circumstances, which has resulted in varied timing of the receipt of funds. Nevertheless, the investment process and funding has proceeded very smoothly and we are grateful for the ongoing support of the RIM shareholders.
For the purposes of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules (“DTRs”), the issued Ordinary Share capital of Panthera is currently 73,910,751 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.