Kolar Gold Limited - Operational update & issue of Director options

Kolar Gold Limited

("Kolar Gold" or the "Company")

Operational Update & Issue of Director Options

Kolar Gold Limited (LON: KGLD), the AIM-quoted India-Finland gold explorer and trading exchange provider, is pleased to provide the following operational update.

 

Operational Update

 

Since the Operational Review and Strategic Update announced to market on 15 September 2016, the Company has delivered on its three-fold strategy, to: progress Indian gold mining and exploration opportunities, secure a complementary financial technology for the India market, and secure a gold project in a second jurisdiction.  Reflective of this, the Directors are undertaking a review of the Company's name and branding and expect to conclude this process during February.

 

Cameron Parry, Kolar Gold CEO, commented: "The Company is ready to enter into its next phase, building on the work over the last few months, under a new corporate identity that we look forward to announcing shortly.  We would like to thank all shareholders for bearing with us over the last few months as we look to embrace the opportunities your Company now has.

 

"As of today's date, the Company has a 15.4% interest in 24km2 of highly prospective licenced ground in central East Finland that should see first gold production through bulk sampling in Q3 this year.  We have 20.5% of a leading India exploration and mine development company with a portfolio encompassing more than 30 licences and applications covering an area of approximately 900km2 in India.  In addition we have 50% of a fintech gold trading platform joint venture targeting the India market and an additional 27.3% equity holding in our fintech JV partner globally.

 

"This should be an exciting period for the Company as we look to grow our interests on all three fronts and commence revenues this year in two of our divisions, being our Finland gold project and the India-focused fintech platform, and subject to the results of the EFS, progress development of India's first privately-held gold mine with a view to seeing first production in Q4 2018."

 

India Gold

 

Kolar Gold now holds 20.5% of leading India exploration company, Geomysore Services (India) Private Limited ("Geomysore"), which at its most advanced project, Jonnagiri, is in the process of undertaking an Economic Feasibility Study ("EFS") to progress to 'decision to mine' stage.  Jonnagiri currently has an estimated JORC compliant resource of 351,000 ounces (indicated and inferred) as announced to market on 21 October 2016. 

 

Drilling is expected to conclude at Jonnagiri at the end of January. Thereafter it is expected that a revised JORC compliant resource will be available by the end of February, with the publication of the full EFS expected by late April.  Concurrently, Geomysore is in discussions as to how best (from a commercial, risk and dilution perspective) to finance Jonnagiri, subject to the results of the EFS, to become a producing gold mine by the end of 2018.

 

The Company is also having exploratory discussions with Geomysore and its shareholders as to means by which Kolar Gold might increase its interest in Geomysore and exposure to its multiple other prospective licences set for exploration and potential development following Jonnagiri.

 

Finland Gold

 

As announced on 5 January 2017 Kolar Gold currently holds 15.4% of a newly incorporated Finnish operating company, Kalevala Gold Oy ("Kalevala"), with five granted prospecting licences and approval to carry out bulk sampling of 10,000 tonnes of gold ore this year, targeting production of 100 kilograms (approximately 3,200 ounces) of gold in Q3 2017.  The Company will take its interest to 28.3% following the budgeted payment of €350,000 by 28 February 2017.  Thereafter Kolar Gold will consider increasing its interest in Kalevala up to 50% by the end of H2 2017 in the build up to this first gold production.

 

Fintech Gold

 

In terms of its financial technology division, Kolar Gold has a 50% joint venture interest in adapting and marketing an online gold holding and trading exchange targeting the India market, along with 27.3% of its Joint Venture technology partner, TRAC Technology Limited.

 

Development of the Indian joint venture branding and site is well underway and we expect the site to go live in March, enabling Indian customers to buy and store precious metals under the new brand, before a more publicised and promoted launch later in the year.

 

Issue of Options

 

The Company announces that it has issued the 19.8m Management Options ("Management Options") described in the Company's circular and announcement dated 12 July 2016, at an exercise price of 2.2p each (approximately 90% premium to current share price) and with a three-year term, expiring 31 December 2019. 

 

The Management Options represent the total number of options on issue.  They shall vest with immediate effect and are to be awarded to the three directors of the Company as per the table below.

 

Director

Role

Number of Options

Exercise Period End

Exercise Price

Cameron Parry

Chief Executive Officer

10,000,000

31 Dec 2019

2.2p each

Luke Cairns

Executive Director

  8,000,000

31 Dec 2019

2.2p each

M. Hanuma Prasad

Non-Executive Director

  1,800,000

31 Dec 2019

2.2p each

 

 

 

For further information, please visit www.kolar-gold.com or contact:

 

Kolar Gold Limited

Cameron Parry (Chief Executive Officer)

Luke Cairns (Executive Director)

 

Tel: +44 (0) 207 397 2880

 

WH Ireland Limited (Nominated Adviser)

Tim Feather

Ed Allsopp

 

Tel: +44 (0) 113 394 6600

 

Vicarage Capital Limited (Broker)

Rupert Williams

Jeremy Woodgate

 

Tel: +44 (0) 203 651 2911

 

Tavistock (Financial PR)

Tel: +44 (0) 207 920 3150

Emily Fenton

 

 

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DATE HEADLINE
2011-12-09 07:00:16 Kolar Gold Limited - Issue of Shares to Director
2011-12-08 17:24:46 Kolar Gold Limited - Result of AGM
2011-12-06 07:00:23 Kolar Gold Limited - South Kolar Gold Project - Drilling Update
2011-11-14 07:00:30 Kolar Gold Limited - Final Results
2011-11-07 08:59:27 Kolar Gold Limited - Kolar confirms three IP anomalies in South Kolar
2011-08-15 07:00:08 Kolar Gold Limited - South Kolar licence area - drilling update
2011-06-27 10:15:00 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2011-06-21 10:45:01 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2012-12-31 11:44:43 Kolar Gold Limited - Issue of Shares, etc
2012-12-31 10:51:13 Kolar Gold Limited - Result of AGM
2012-12-10 16:50:09 Kolar Gold Limited - Final Results
2012-12-07 15:03:38 Kolar Gold Limited - Composition of Board
2012-11-09 12:05:01 Kolar Gold Limited - Adviser Change of Name
2012-06-13 07:01:00 Kolar Gold Limited - Maiden Resource Statement - Mallappakonda
2012-04-02 07:00:13 Kolar Gold Limited - Positive drill results at Mallappakonda Deposit
2012-03-30 10:10:59 Kolar Gold Limited - Half Yearly Report
2012-02-29 07:00:34 Kolar Gold Limited - Change of Adviser
2013-12-20 10:29:50 Kolar Gold Limited - Result of AGM
2013-12-10 07:00:07 Kolar Gold Limited - Statement re Deccan Gold Announcement
2013-11-28 16:40:55 Kolar Gold Limited - Notice of AGM
2013-11-27 17:14:56 Kolar Gold Limited - Issue of Options
2013-11-20 07:00:03 Kolar Gold Limited - Final Results
2013-10-28 07:00:15 Kolar Gold Limited - Jonnagiri Mining Lease Granted
2013-08-19 07:00:06 Kolar Gold Limited - HoA with GMSI and Board Changes
2013-07-17 07:00:07 Kolar Gold Limited - BGML Mines Tender Update
2013-07-11 07:01:22 Kolar Gold Limited - BGML Mine Update
2013-07-03 07:44:25 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2013-06-06 15:09:26 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2013-04-03 07:00:05 Kolar Gold Limited - Exercise of Warrants and Issue of Shares
2013-03-25 07:13:28 Kolar Gold Limited - Half Yearly Report
2013-01-28 07:00:06 Kolar Gold Limited - Trading Update
2013-01-04 10:10:02 Kolar Gold Limited - Admission of Ordinary Shares
2014-12-22 16:02:58 Kolar Gold Limited - Result of AGM
2014-11-28 07:00:23 Kolar Gold Limited - Notice of AGM
2014-11-27 07:53:24 Kolar Gold Limited - Final Results
2014-11-27 07:00:11 Kolar Gold Limited - GMSI Investment and Jonnagiri Update
2014-07-24 10:11:06 Kolar Gold Limited - Director/PDMR Shareholding
2014-07-15 07:00:16 Kolar Gold Limited - Company Update
2014-03-31 11:39:42 Kolar Gold Limited - Half Yearly Report
2014-03-13 09:35:44 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2014-02-11 09:26:51 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2015-12-31 12:02:55 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) Kolar Gold
2015-12-31 10:40:22 Kolar Gold Limited - Result of AGM
2015-12-22 18:34:11 John George Rodway - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold Limited
2015-12-22 11:54:12 Kolar Gold Limited - FORM 8 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE
2015-12-18 10:26:37 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold Ltd
2015-12-17 10:46:09 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)- Kolar Gold
2015-12-15 09:01:54 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold Ltd
2015-12-14 11:35:13 Kolar Gold Limited - Notice of AGM
2015-12-10 11:48:13 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold Ltd
2015-12-09 10:24:28 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2015-12-08 07:00:07 Kolar Gold Limited - Final Results, Board Changes & Offer Period
2015-11-16 07:00:04 Kolar Gold Limited - Replacement: Change of Registered Office
2015-11-11 07:00:10 Kolar Gold Limited - Change of Registered Office
2015-09-16 09:55:20 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2015-09-15 17:55:38 Kolar Gold Limited - Statement re. Press Comment
2015-03-30 11:34:09 Kolar Gold Limited - Half Yearly Report
2015-02-03 14:44:37 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2016-12-28 11:50:30 Result of AGM
2016-12-09 07:00:08 Kolar Gold Limited - Final Results
2016-11-23 07:00:08 Kolar Gold Limited - Appointment of New Director
2016-11-01 07:00:06 Kolar Gold Limited - Gold Trading Platform JV and Strategic Investment
2016-10-21 07:00:07 Kolar Gold Limited - Indian Resource Size Increase
2016-10-13 07:00:08 Kolar Gold Limited - Finland Gold Joint Venture MOU Signed
2016-09-30 17:10:02 Kolar Gold Limited - Directorate Change
2016-09-19 14:52:48 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2016-09-15 14:01:17 Kolar Gold Limited - Operational Review and Strategic Update
2016-08-22 07:25:32 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2016-08-03 11:26:37 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2016-08-02 09:36:38 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2016-08-01 11:13:47 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2016-07-29 15:10:42 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2016-07-29 08:23:30 Kolar Gold Limited - Change of Website Address
2016-07-27 14:04:50 Kolar Gold Limited - Result of General Meeting and Director's Dealing
2016-07-12 09:59:30 Kolar Gold Limited - Change of Adviser
2016-07-12 07:00:07 Kolar Gold Limited - Change of Adviser
2016-07-12 07:00:07 Kolar Gold Limited - Placing, Board Changes and General Meeting
2016-07-07 13:40:29 Kolar Gold Limited - Funding Approved at GMSI EGM
2016-07-06 07:00:07 Kolar Gold Limited - Update on GMSI - Drilling and Study
2016-06-10 16:36:19 Kolar Gold Limited - Director Notification
2016-06-10 16:35:03 Kolar Gold Limited - Director Notification
2016-06-07 17:07:27 Kolar Gold Limited - Stmnt re Share Price Movement
2016-04-19 09:55:52 Kolar Gold Limited - Change of Adviser
2016-04-01 08:56:57 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold Ltd
2016-03-31 11:08:18 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) -Kolar Gold Ltd
2016-03-30 13:45:07 Kolar Gold Limited - Half Yearly Report & Strategic Review Update
2016-03-30 11:50:41 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold Ltd
2016-03-29 09:12:49 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold Ltd
2016-03-24 10:23:11 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold Ltd
2016-03-23 17:30:02 Damille Investments II Limited - Form 8.3 Disclosure Kolar Gold
2016-03-23 11:24:47 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold Plc
2016-03-22 10:36:53 Neil Greetham - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold Limited
2016-03-22 10:31:58 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold Plc
2016-03-21 11:43:00 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold Plc
2016-03-18 12:23:44 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-03-18 10:22:09 Grant Stevens - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold Limited
2016-03-17 10:39:12 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-03-16 11:14:47 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-03-15 11:49:18 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-03-14 18:00:00 Paul Johnson - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold
2016-03-14 11:24:37 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-03-11 08:51:10 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-03-10 11:26:44 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-03-09 10:51:15 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-03-08 11:44:06 Kolar Gold Limited - Statement Re: Share Price Movement
2016-03-08 09:30:27 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-03-07 15:03:48 Andrew Neal - Form 8.3 - KOLAR GOLD
2016-03-07 12:07:06 Grant Stevens - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold
2016-03-07 11:03:41 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-03-04 11:18:03 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-02-29 10:35:18 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-02-29 07:00:09 Grant Stevens - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold Limited
2016-02-26 09:59:12 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-02-26 08:08:14 Peter Allaway - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold
2016-02-12 14:54:35 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold amend
2016-02-12 10:05:13 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-02-09 11:04:28 Kolar Gold Limited - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold
2016-02-09 10:40:15 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-02-08 11:58:00 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-02-04 14:08:01 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-02-03 11:57:00 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-02-02 11:08:17 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-02-01 11:12:55 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-01-29 11:51:10 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-01-28 14:28:00 Paul Johnson - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold plc - Amendment
2016-01-27 15:22:57 Kolar Gold Limited - Replacement - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold
2016-01-27 12:45:24 Kolar Gold Limited - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold
2016-01-27 10:01:23 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-01-20 16:58:48 Kolar Gold Limited - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold
2016-01-20 16:36:00 Paul Johnson - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold plc
2016-01-20 09:37:56 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-01-19 12:02:02 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-01-18 11:10:49 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-01-14 10:18:45 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-01-13 09:13:34 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold Ltd
2016-01-11 14:53:17 David Budd - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold
2016-01-07 16:32:24 Kolar Gold Limited - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold
2017-12-14 09:05:21 Lionsgold Limited - Second Price Monitoring Extn
2017-12-14 09:00:18 Lionsgold Limited - Price Monitoring Extension
2017-12-13 16:41:06 Lionsgold Limited - Second Price Monitoring Extn
2017-12-13 16:35:39 Lionsgold Limited - Price Monitoring Extension
2017-12-13 14:00:14 Lionsgold Limited - Price Monitoring Extension
2017-12-11 11:49:04 Lionsgold Limited - Final Results
2017-12-08 12:27:48 Lionsgold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2017-12-08 11:35:35 Lionsgold Limited - Issue of Equity
2017-12-04 16:40:44 Lionsgold Limited - Second Price Monitoring Extn
2017-12-04 16:35:41 Lionsgold Limited - Price Monitoring Extension
2017-12-01 16:41:00 Lionsgold Limited - Second Price Monitoring Extn
2017-12-01 16:35:33 Lionsgold Limited - Price Monitoring Extension
2017-12-01 16:35:09 Lionsgold Limited - Additional Financing and Statement re. Share Price
2017-11-30 07:00:06 Lionsgold Limited - Financing
2017-11-23 15:43:07 Lionsgold Limited - Board Changes
2017-11-16 12:11:51 Lionsgold Limited - Feasibility Study Results and Next Mine Target
2017-11-08 07:00:04 Lionsgold Limited - Appointment of Global Strategy Consultant
2017-11-07 07:00:04 Lionsgold Limited - E-Money Licence Received
2017-10-24 11:25:22 Lionsgold Limited - Pilot Plant Testing Approval Received
2017-10-18 14:30:01 Lionsgold Limited - Fintech Gold Update - Goldbloc
2017-10-05 11:05:46 Lionsgold Limited - Finland Gold Joint Venture Update
2017-09-06 12:00:01 Lionsgold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2017-08-30 07:00:04 Lionsgold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2017-08-15 07:00:04 Lionsgold Limited - Feasibility Study Preliminary Results
2017-07-27 10:06:26 Lionsgold Limited - Increase in Indian Gold Company Shareholding
2017-07-12 10:15:01 Lionsgold Limited - Increase of ownership of Fintech Gold Company
2017-07-04 12:15:57 Lionsgold Limited - Mining & Exploration Projects Update
2017-06-22 12:51:05 Lionsgold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2017-06-08 07:00:04 Lionsgold Limited - Strategic Placing; Director/PDMR Shareholding
2017-05-31 15:38:50 Lionsgold Limited - Indian Gold Portfolio Valuation and Project Update
2017-05-16 07:00:08 Lionsgold Limited - Gold ownership platform goes live
2017-05-03 11:53:24 Lionsgold Limited - Fintech Gold Increased Position
2017-03-30 07:00:07 Lionsgold Limited - Interim Financial Statements
2017-03-14 07:00:13 Lionsgold Limited - India Gold Resource Upgrade and Broker Appointment
2017-02-28 09:33:52 Lionsgold Limited - Broker Change and Finland Gold Update
2017-02-23 16:20:01 Kolar Gold Limited - Result of General Meeting and Change of Name
2017-02-02 07:00:10 Kolar Gold Limited - Proposed Change of Name
2017-01-18 08:45:02 Kolar Gold Limited - Operational update & issue of Director options
2017-01-17 11:25:04 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2017-01-05 07:00:07 Kolar Gold Limited - Finland Gold Update