Shareholder Update - India Project
- Parties have finalised commercial terms subject to respective board approvals
- NLCIL has confirmed its board meeting for approval of the RCA will be held on 15 November
- NMDC to hold reciprocal board meeting before the end of November
- ECT Chairman Glen Fozard joins the ECT team on ground in India through to 7 November.
Research Collaboration Agreement (RCA)
Further to the Company's announcement of 16 October, the ECT executive have maintained their presence in India to oversee the conclusion of the final compliance and legal review of the Research Collaboration Agreement (RCA) (see announcement 1 Oct 2018) and support the planning and preparations for NLCIL and NMDC board meetings in November.
Updates to the RCA, reflective of the detailed commercial terms as agreed between the parties, are being completed ahead of submission to the respective boards.
NLCIL's board meeting has now been confirmed for 15 November, where the formal approval of the RCA will be tabled.
NMDC plan to hold a board meeting in the balance of the month where the formal ratification of their prior in-principle approval for the project is expected.
Commenting from Chennai, ECT Chief Operating Officer, Jim Blackburn said "We have remained on the ground in India to ensure we can provide every support to our partners NLCIL and NMDC in the lead up to the respective board meetings"
"ECT Chairman Glenn Fozard will be in India until 7 November (the date by which all NLCIL board papers must be submitted) and will take this opportunity to meet with NLCIL and NMDC representatives to advance discussions on the broader strategy for commercialisation of ECT technologies in India, Australia and globally."
Commercial terms of the RCA will be summarised and announced ahead of submission to NLCIL and NMDC boards and approvals from each board meeting will be advised to the relevant Indian ministries and the ASX market as they are received.
ECT Chairman Glenn Fozard commented, "My presence in India will focus on two objectives. Firstly, to provide support to NLCIL in the lead up to their board meeting. Second, to update our partners on the broader strategic planning and business development initiatives once the R&D collaboration project is live. This will include business development activities in Australia and other project locations around the world as well as advising our partners of key personnel changes aimed at delivering the successful execution of our Coldry-Matmor project in India. ECT will also publicly announce the personnel changes once they are finalised."
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