Lionsgold Limited - Financing

Lionsgold Limited

("Lionsgold", "LION" or the "Company")

Financing

Lionsgold (LON: LION), the AIM quoted company focused on the exploration, production and retail application of physical gold, including the development of the Goldbloc digital currency, is pleased to announce details of a placing to provide funding for the advancement of the Company's operations.

Lionsgold aims to provide shareholders with dual stream opportunities in both natural resources and the gold-focused fintech and digital currency market.

 

The recent appointments of David Price as Chairman and Alan Davies as Global Strategy Consultant demonstrate the potential of LION's precious metals exploration and mining interests and provide the specialist skills needed to maximise our opportunities.

 

Lionsgold Chief Executive Officer Cameron Parry's experience creating and leading AIM quoted natural resource investor Metal Tiger plc (LON:MTR) and NEX Exchange quoted blockchain focused Coinsilium Group Limited (NEX:COIN) have provided a foundation for the management of a combined natural resources and fintech business.

 

Furthermore, with the appointees above, there is additional internal resource now available to pursue an acceleration of our mining and exploration interests.  Progress is being made across these interests and further updates to the market are anticipated in due course.

 

Turning to the Company's fintech operations and notably the recent development of Goldbloc, progress has been good and has drawn interest from numerous third parties.  This stems from the opportunity of providing Goldbloc within the extremely large pro-gold Indian market, and also for Goldbloc's potential for application in the global banking system.

 

To fund activities going forward, Lionsgold has raised gross proceeds of £550,000 through the placing of 68,750,000 new ordinary shares of no par value (the "Placing Shares") at no discount to the prevailing market bid price of 0.8p each ("the Placing") with a 1 for 1 attaching warrant exercisable up to and including 31 December 2018 at 1.2p ("Placing Warrants").

 

Alan Davies, the Company's Global Strategy Consultant, has subscribed for 6,000,000 Placing Shares and 6,000,000 Placing Warrants for a total of £48,000.

 

The Company intends to allow its directors and persons discharging managerial responsibilities ("PDMRs") (currently in a close period ahead of the publication of its results for the year ended 30 June 2017) the opportunity to subscribe for Ordinary Shares and warrants on the same terms to the Placing once the close period has ended.

 

Cameron Parry, Chief Executive Officer of Lionsgold, commented: "Lionsgold's business interests are approaching key moments in their development over the coming weeks and months.  There has been considerable work undertaken to position LION in this manner and we are focused on maximising our commercial opportunities. 

"We have a highly talented team of natural resource industry skilled professionals who have the practical experience to drive our mining related interests forward and I look forward to announcing news of progress achieved across our natural resource assets.  In addition, within our fintech division, the development of Goldbloc will see the Company with a digital gold currency that has the potential for global application.  With this fundraising we can seek to complete the full commercialisation of Goldbloc in the coming months.

"I would personally like to thank shareholders for their support as we built Lionsgold's value proposition and continued with our vision for the Company.  We look forward to reporting further in due course, across each of our business activities."

 

Placing

The Company is raising gross proceeds of £550,000 through the placing of 68,750,000 Placing Shares at a price of 0.8 pence per share (the "Placing Price"), being the bid price of the ordinary shares of the Company ("Ordinary Shares") as at close of trading on 29 November 2017 (the last trading day prior to this announcement), raising gross proceeds of £550,000 from existing shareholders and high net worth investors known to the Company.

The Placing incorporates the issue of warrants to subscribe for 68,750,000 new Ordinary Shares at an exercise price of 1.2 pence per warrant (a 50% premium to the Placing Price) on the basis of 1 Placing Warrant per 1 Placing Share, with an exercise period of up to 31 December 2018.  If the Lionsgold share price exceeds a 5 day volume weighted average price exceeding 3.6p during the warrant term, the Company has the right to serve notice on warrant holders to exercise warrants.  Should the Company serve notice, any Placing Warrants unexercised within the 7 day time period allowed would be cancelled.

The Placing Shares will be issued in two tranches.  The first tranche of 27,500,000 Placing Shares and 27,500,000 Placing Warrants (40% of the Placing) will be issued under the existing authorities granted to the directors of the Company and completion of the first tranche of the Placing is conditional only on admission of the first tranche of Placing Shares to trading on AIM, which is expected to take place on or around 13 December 2017.

Completion of the second tranche of the Placing which comprises 41,250,000 Placing Shares and 41,250,000 Placing Warrants is conditional upon shareholder approval at the Company's AGM to be held on or around 28 December 2017, and subject to approval being granted, the second tranche of Placing Shares shall be admitted to trading on AIM on or around 29 December 2017.

Director and Management Participation

Lionsgold directors and persons discharging managerial responsibilities ("PDMRs") were unable to participate in the Placing because the Company is currently in a close period ahead of the publication of its results for the year ended 30 June 2017.  The Company intends to allow its directors and PDMRs the opportunity to subscribe for further Ordinary Shares and warrants on the same terms as the Placing once the close period has ended.

Total Voting Rights

In accordance with the provision of the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules of the FCA ("DTRs"), the issued ordinary share capital of Lionsgold following the first tranche of the Placing, being unconditional, there shall be 286,711,719 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, Lionsgold under the DTRs.

This announcement includes inside information as defined in Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation No. 596/2014 and is disclosed in accordance with the Company's obligations under Article 17 of those Regulations.

 

 

Enquiries:

 

Lionsgold Limited

Cameron Parry (Chief Executive Officer)

 

Tel: +44 (0)203778 0578

 

WH Ireland Limited (Nominated Adviser)

Tim Feather/Ed Allsopp

 

Tel: +44 (0)113 394 6600

 

Smaller Company Capital Limited (Joint Broker)

Rupert Williams / Jeremy Woodgate

 

Tel: +44 (0)20 3651 2911

 

Beaufort Securities Limited (Joint Broker)

Tel: +44 (0)20 7382 8300

Elliot Hance

 

 

Tavistock (Financial PR)

Edward Lee

 

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7920 3150

 

 

About LIONSGOLD Limited (LON: LION)

Lionsgold is a London Stock Exchange AIM market quoted, gold-focused company involved in the exploration, production and retail application of physical gold, with gold assets in India and Finland and a majority owned financial technology company developing the digital gold currency, Goldbloc.

Lionsgold's three core focuses are:

·    Strategic partnership with leading India gold exploration and mine development company, Geomysore, in which Lionsgold holds 21.15%;

·    Majority ownership of a financial technology platform providing online accounts for people to hold and utilise physical gold (www.goldbloc.com / www.indexgold.com / www.therealasset.co.uk); and

·     Gold exploration and production in Central Eastern Finland.

 

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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