Completion of the Placement and issue of the Placement Shares will be subject to shareholder approval at a general meeting of shareholders anticipated to be held by early October 2019.
The Placement to sophisticated and professional investors is being undertaken by Hartleys Limited (Hartleys) as Broker to the Offer.
Subject to receipt of shareholder approval, funds raised under the Placement will be used by the Company to advance the Giro Gold Project in the DRC (including diamond and augur scout drilling programs), regional exploration and field costs, geophysics and mining studies and for the potential Gada acquisition (see ASX Announcement 21 May 2019), plus for general working capital purposes.
In respect to the Gada acquisition (see ASX Announcement 21 May 2019), Amani continues to progress its due diligence on the opportunity and its discussions with the relevant parties.
Commenting on the success of the Placement, Chairman Klaus Eckhof commented:
"Amani welcomes the support from new investors and existing shareholders in the Placement. Amani is embarking on a very exciting phase as we plan to accelerate drilling and exploration programmes - with drilling expected to commence at the Kebigada deposit in the coming week.
In addition to drilling commencing and ramping up throughout the year we look forward to, subject to positive due diligence, adding the Gada Gold Project to the Amani Gold portfolio. We know the geology, mineralisation and have proven at Giro, that we know how to explore and discover gold deposits in this part of the DRC. The acquisition of this package would see Amani as one of the major gold tenement holders in DRC in a proven gold producing region nearby to the 600,000oz per annum gold mine at Kibali."
If the Gada Gold Project is added to the portfolio, Amani expects to carry out extensive soil sampling programs and complete an initial 5,000m exploration RC drilling commencing in September.
The Placement will be completed through the issue of 833,333,334 Placement Shares. Completion of the Placement and issue of all of the Placement Shares will be subject to shareholder approval at a general meeting of shareholders anticipated to be held by early October 2019. The Company anticipates that the Placement will complete on or around 7 October 2019.
At the upcoming general meeting shareholders will also be asked to consider the issue of 350m performance rights to related parties and employees, and the issue of 138.8m Shares and 36m options to non-related parties.
About Amani Gold Limited
Amani Gold Limited (ASX:ANL) is targeting exploration at its flagship project, the Giro Gold Project, located within the significant, yet under-explored Moto greenstone belt in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The Moto greenstone belt is also home to Randgold and AngloGold Ashanti's 16Moz Kibali Project, located just 35km east of the Giro Project, where production commenced in 2013. In a move to acquire all prospective ground in the area and confirming the favourable mining environment in the region, Randgold holds all tenements between Kibali and Giro.
Amani has outlined a gold resource at Kebigada within the Giro Gold Project of 45.62Mt @ 1.46g/t Au for 2.14Moz gold at a cut-off grade of 0.9g/t Au (see ASX Announcement 23 August 2017).
In late 2018 Amani announced the Douze Match Maiden Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resource of 8.1Mt @ 1.2g/t Au, for 320Koz gold (0.5g/t Au cut-off grade) within the Giro Gold Project (see ASX announcement 10 December 2018).
The Giro Gold Project global resource now exceeds 3Moz gold; with the combined Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resource estimates for the Kebigada and Douze Match deposits at 81.77Mt @ 1.2g/t Au, for 3.14Moz Au. The combined resource is based on a 0.6g/t Au cut-off grade.
ContactMr. Jacky Chan
Tel: +852 819 1449
Mr. Grant Thomas
Tel: +61 437 553 531
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