Thursday, January 6, 2011

Mkango Resources Limited completes acquisition of BVI-registered Lancaster

Mkango Resources Ltd. (formerly Alloy Capital Corp.) announced that it has completed the acquisition of the British Virgin Islands-registered company Lancaster Exploration Limited as its Qualifying Transaction. Prior to the acquisition, Lancaster was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leo Mining and Exploration Limited, which is also incorporated in the BVI. Lancaster is engaged in exploration for rare earth elements in Africa.

Pursuant to the terms of the Qualifying Transaction, prior to completion of the acquisition and the concurrent private placement, the corporation consolidated its common shares on a 2.5 for 1 basis. Then Mkango Resources issued 19,852,899 common shares at a deemed value of $0.50 per acquisition share to Leominex for all of the issued and outstanding shares of Lancaster, for a purchase price of $9,926,449.50.

The company has entered into a share exchange agreement dated as of October 16, 2010, with the British Virgin Islands-registered Lancaster Exploration and Leo Mining and Exploration Limited. The acquisition of Lancaster was an arm's length transaction.

In conjunction with the acquisition, Mkango Resources issued 4,825,000 units at a price of US$0.50 per unit, pursuant to a brokered private placement for gross proceeds of $2,412,500. In addition, the company completed a non-brokered private placement of 10,696,499 units at a price of $0.50 per unit for total gross proceeds of $5,348,249.50. Each unit consists of one common share and one-half of one common share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder to acquire one common share at the exercise price of $0.75 on or before December 20, 2012. The combined brokered and non-brokered offerings were oversubscribed and resulted in gross proceeds of $7,760,749.50, which will be used to complete the proposed exploration program for Mkango, working capital and general corporate purposes.