10 January 2020
Metal Tiger plc
(“Metal Tiger” or the “Company”)
Transaction in own shares
Metal Tiger plc (AIM:MTR), the London Stock Exchange AIM listed investor in strategic natural resource opportunities, announces that it has made (through Arden Partners plc (“Arden”) acting as the Company’s broker) the following redemptions pursuant to the share buyback programme (the “Programme”) announced on 19 December 2019.
|Date of purchase||9 January 2020|
|Number of shares purchased||3,850,000|
|Highest price paid per share||1.365 pence|
|Lowest price paid per shares||1.365 pence|
|Volume weighted average price per share||1.365 pence|
Notification of total voting rights in accordance with the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules provision 5.6.1R.
Following the repurchase of the shares set out above, the Company's issued share capital consists of 1,559,172,297 shares including 16,316,380 shares held in Treasury.
Hence, the figure of 1,542,855,917 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 Metal Tiger under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules. The Company will make further announcements in due course following the completion of any further purchases pursuant to the Programme.
In accordance with Article 5(1)(b) of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 details of the purchase of its own ordinary shares by the Company, which were all executed through Arden are set out below:
|Number of shares purchased||Transaction price (pence per share)||Time of transaction||Trading venue|
For further information on the Company, visit: www.metaltigerplc.com:
|Michael McNeilly||(Chief Executive Officer)||Tel: +44 (0)20 7099 0738|
|Mark Potter||(Chief Investment Officer)|
|Strand Hanson Limited (Nominated Adviser)||Tel +44 (0)20 7409 3494|
|Arden Partners plc (Broker)||Tel: +44 (0)20 7614 5900|
|Camarco (Financial PR)||Tel: +44 (0)20 3757 4980|
Notes to Editors:
Metal Tiger plc is admitted to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange ("AIM") with the trading code MTR and invests in high potential mineral projects with a base, precious and strategic metals focus.
The Company's target is to deliver a high return for shareholders by investing in significantly undervalued and/or high potential opportunities in the mineral exploration and development sector. Metal Tiger has two investment divisions: Direct Equities and Direct Projects.
The Direct Equities Division invests in undervalued natural resource companies. The majority of its investments are listed on AIM, the TSX and the ASX, which includes its 3.5% interest in Sandfire Resources NL (ASX: SFR). The Company also considers selective opportunities to invest in private natural resource companies, typically where there is an identifiable path to IPO. Through the trading of equities and warrants, Metal Tiger seeks to generate cash for investment in the Direct Projects Division.
The Direct Projects Division is focused on the development of its key project interests in Botswana, Spain and Thailand. In Botswana, Metal Tiger has a growing interest in the large and highly prospective Kalahari copper/silver belt through its interest in Kalahari Metals Limited. In Spain, the Company has tungsten and gold interests in the highly mineralised Extremadura region. In Thailand, Metal Tiger has interests in two potentially near-production stage lead/zinc/silver mines as well as licences, applications and critical historical data covering antimony, copper, gold, lead, zinc and silver opportunities.
The Company actively assesses new investment opportunities on an on-going basis and has access to a diverse pipeline of new opportunities in the natural resources and mining sectors. For pipeline opportunities deemed sufficiently attractive, Metal Tiger may invest in the project or entity by buying publicly listed shares, by financing privately and/or by entering into a joint venture.