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Further to the completion of a Pre-Feasibility Study that outlined a compelling commercial case for investment (refer to RNS dated 28 March 2013), Baobab Resources Plc (LON:BAO) is pleased to announce that it has retained Standard Chartered Bank (‘Standard Chartered’) as its strategic corporate advisor. The Company is wholly focused in Mozambique where it is developing a pig iron and ferro-vanadium project in the Tete province, one of Africa’s fastest growing mining centres

Standard Chartered, through its specialist mining corporate finance division, will assist Baobab to determine and execute its corporate opportunities with relation to the Tete Project. As part of the mandate, Standard Chartered will assess a range of strategic corporate opportunities and financing alternatives to support the successful development of the Tete project.

Commenting today, Ben James, Baobab’s Managing Director, said: “Baobab welcomes the engagement of Standard Chartered. The Company recognises that, to ensure project success and thereby maximise shareholder value, the development and implementation of a corporate road-map is of parallel importance to the project’s technical development. Standard Chartered’s substantial footprint in emerging markets and successful track record working alongside companies with large scale assets, such as Baobab, makes it an excellent fit for the Tete Project as it matures into a one of the most exciting development stories in southern Africa.”

Christian Wiklund, Managing Director and Regional Co-head, Mergers & Acquisitions Africa, in Standard Chartered, commented: “Standard Chartered is delighted to be working with Baobab on this exciting project in a region which we believe has enormous potential. Following the successful completion of Baobab’s PFS, we look forward to assisting the Company in achieving the next milestones in the development of a producing operation.”


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About Baobab Resources plc

Baobab Resources plc (LON:BAO) is a Mozambican-focused explorer with a large landholding in the central north of the country. The company's flagship project is the Tete iron ore deposit.



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