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Company Regency Mines PLC
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Headline Issue of Equity and Update on Loan Agreement
Released 15:06 15-Apr-2019
Number 2426W15

RNS Number : 2426W
Regency Mines PLC
15 April 2019
 

Regency Mines PLC

("Regency" or the "Company")

 

Issue of Equity and Update on Loan Agreement

 

15 April 2019

Regency Mines Plc ("Regency" or the "Company"), the natural resource exploration and development company with interests in coal, energy storage, natural gas and battery metals announces the completion of a £240,000 placing via its Broker, First Equity Limited, as well as an update on its current borrowings.

Highlights:

£240,000 (gross) raised at £0.0006 per share

Attached 24 month 1 for 1 warrants exercisable at £0.001

Funding to be used to provide funding during the strategic review of operations  

6 months lock up agreed in respect of a total of 218,400,146 shares converted on 15 March and 25 March 2019 under loan arrangements

Delayed loan repayments beginning July 2019

Scott Kaintz, Director, comments: "After several months of disruptions, this placing, alongside significant modifications to our loan facility and associated lock-ups, put the Company on an even keel and allow it move forward in its process of conducting a strategic review of its operations. We will commence a detailed analysis of our assets and overarching strategy, and we expect to announce additional board members during this period. We appreciate the support of many long-standing Regency investors and stakeholders as we continue to move the business onward."    

Equity Placing

Regency has raised £240,000 by way of a placing of 399,999,998 new ordinary shares of 0.01 pence each ("Shares") in the Company at a price of £0.0006 per Share with 1 for 1 warrants exercisable at a price of £0.001 per Share for twenty-four months ("April 2021 Warrants")(together the "Placing").

Each warrant will include an accelerated exercise condition ("Accelerator") such that in the event the Company's volume weighted average share price exceeds £0.005 for a period of ten consecutive trading days, the Company shall have the right, but not the obligation, to give holders of the warrants 14 calendar days' notice that the warrants must be exercised within a further 14 calendar days, following which they will otherwise expire. 

As part of the Placing, £20,000 worth of Shares have been issued to Red Rock Resources PLC in partial extinguishment of outstanding obligations.  These 33,333,333 Shares have been further agreed to be locked up for a period of six months. 

Director Dealings

11,666,666 Shares were subscribed by Scott Kaintz, a director of the Company.  5,000,000 Shares were subscribed by Andrew Bell, a director of the Company.

The table below sets out the total shareholding and interests of Mr Bell and Mr Kaintz in the share capital of the Company:

 

 

Directors

Ordinary Shares

Total Shares

% of Enlarged Issued Share Capital

Options

Warrants

**

Direct

Indirect *

Andrew R M Bell

43,629,720

6,014,495

49,644,215

3.32%

13,360,000

24,494,949

Scott C Kaintz

12,596,809

6,014,495

18,611,304

1.24%

12,420,000

12,575,757

 

* Mr A Bell and Mr S Kaintz are each the beneficiaries of 6,014,495 shares held on their behalf by the SIP Trustees.

** Mr A Bell's holding of warrants was incorrectly stated on 6 April 2018 and subsequently. The correct number before this issue was that stated in the announcement of 11 January 2018.

Loan Note Amendments

To facilitate the forward development of the Company, YA II PN Ltd and Riverfort Capital Ltd (together the "Lenders") have agreed on the following modifications to their existing loan facility with the Company.

A total of 218,400,146 Lenders owned shares will be locked up for a 6-month period  

Lenders have agreed that the Company is fully up to date on all outstanding obligations relating to its loan note announced on 6 Jun 18 and 14 Jan 19

Repayment schedule amended with next repayment due in Jul 2019

Operational Strategic Review

The Company will now commence a strategic review of its operations following the completion of this fundraising, where it intends to augment the board and refocus the business on the key drivers of value creation.  As part of this process, the entire portfolio of assets and business systems will be reviewed, with the goal of streamlining the investment proposition and building a dynamic grouping of projects and investments, with the target of driving investor returns over both the short and longer term horizons. 

Additional announcements will be made as appropriate.  

Admission to trading on AIM and Total Voting Rights (TVR)

Application is being made for 399,999,998 new ordinary shares to be admitted to trading on AIM, which is expected to be on or around 18 April 2019.

Following the issue of the Placing Shares, the issued share capital of the Company will consist of 1,495,654,159 ordinary shares of 0.01p each with voting rights. No Ordinary Shares are held in Treasury.

The above figure of 1,495,654,159 may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in the Company under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

Note:  Market soundings, as defined in the Market Abuse Regulation ("MAR"), were taken in respect of the Placing with the result that certain persons became aware of inside information, as permitted by MAR. That inside information is set out in this announcement and has been disclosed as soon as possible in accordance with paragraph 7 of article 17 of MAR. Therefore, those persons that received inside information in a market sounding are no longer in possession of inside information relating to the Company and its securities.

 For further information, please contact:

Scott Kaintz 0207 747 9960                                                        Director Regency Mines Plc

Roland Cornish/ Rosalind Hill Abrahams 0207 628 3396        NOMAD Beaumont Cornish Limited

Jason Robertson 0207 374 2212                                                Broker First Equity Limited

 

The following disclosure is made in accordance with Article 19 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014.

1

 

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

 

a)

 

Name

 

 

Scott Kaintz

2

 

Reason for the notification

 

a)

 

Position/status

 

 

Director

b)

 

Initial notification /Amendment

 

 

Initial Notification

3

 

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

 

a)

 

Name

 

 

Regency Mines Plc

b)

 

LEI

 

 

2138009ECXQQ3EGKVY57

4

 

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

(i)    Ordinary Shares of 0.01p each

(ii)   Warrants over Ordinary Shares of 0.01p each

 

 

 

Identification code

ISIN: GB00BYVT4J08

 

 

b)

 

Nature of the transaction

 

 

(i)         Subscription

(ii)         1 for 1 Warrants issued pursuant to Subscription

c)

 

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Name

Price(s)

Volume(s)

(i)         Subscription

 

(ii)         Warrants       

£0.0006

Exerciseable at £0.001

 

11,666,666

11,666,666

 

 

 

 

 

d)

 

Aggregated information

 

 

 

Aggregated volume

n/a

 

 

Price

n/a

 

 

e)

 

Date of the transactions

 

 

15 April 2019

f)

 

Place of the transaction

 

Off Market

1

 

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

 

a)

 

Name

 

 

Andrew Bell

2

 

Reason for the notification

 

a)

 

Position/status

 

 

Director

b)

 

Initial notification /Amendment

 

 

Initial Notification

3

 

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

 

a)

 

Name

 

 

Regency Mines Plc

b)

 

LEI

 

 

2138009ECXQQ3EGKVY57

4

 

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

(iii)  Ordinary Shares of 0.01p each

(iv)  Warrants over Ordinary Shares of 0.01p each

 

 

 

Identification code

ISIN: GB00BYVT4J08

 

 

b)

 

Nature of the transaction

 

 

(iii)        Subscription

(iv)        1 for 1 Warrants issued pursuant to Subscription

c)

 

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Name

Price(s)

Volume(s)

(iii)        Subscription

 

(iv)        Warrants       

£0.0006

Exerciseable at £0.001

 

5,000,000

5,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

d)

 

Aggregated information

 

 

 

Aggregated volume

n/a

 

 

Price

n/a

 

 

e)

 

Date of the transactions

 

 

15 April 2019

f)

 

Place of the transaction

 

Off Market

 

 


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