Friday, December 16, 2011

BVI company completes acquisition transaction

Emerging Metals Limited, a British Virgin Islands company working in the industry of minor metals and rare earth elements, announced that in the beginning of December it has exercised its option to acquire all of the issued and to be issued ordinary shares of Ferrum Resources Limited, a private iron ore exploration and mining company also registered in BVI. Prior to the announcements made in June 2011 and subsequently, Ferrum Resources was 37.23 per cent associate of Emerging Metals, so now, upon having acquired some 62.77 per cent of it, Emerging Metals holds full stock of Ferrum Resources.

The acquisition will involve the issue of 316,574,265 new ordinary shares of no par value at Emerging Metals Limited, with an aggregate value of approximately £4.9 million. Additionally, Emerging Metals Limited will grant warrants over a further of 57,280,000 of its new ordinary shares, each for a term of five years and with an exercise price per share of 4.88 pence, and options over a further 5,012,000 new ordinary shares in respect of Ferrum employee options.

This transaction will constitute a reverse takeover under the AIM rules.