Part A acquisition of Everest becomes unconditional
Northam shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement dated 10 February 2015, wherein Shareholders were advised that Northam had entered into a sale of assets agreement with Aquarius Platinum (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd to acquire the Everest Mining Assets and Everest Mining Right, for a total cash purchase consideration of R450 million, comprising R400 million for the Everest Mining Assets and R50 million for the Everest Mining Right.
Northam is pleased to announce that all the Part A Conditions Precedent have been fulfilled, as a result of which the Part A Sale has become unconditional. The Part A sale will be implemented on 26 June 2015, when Northam will acquire the Everest Mining Assets for a cash purchase consideration of R400 million.
Paul Dunne, CEO of Northam, says, “The Part A completion gives Northam management early access to the Everest assets, and gives us the opportunity to start the integration process with the existing Booysendal operation. With the conclusion of this step we will be in a position to start extracting value and developing the new Booysendal South mine.”
The Part B Sale, pursuant to which Northam will acquire the Everest Mining Right for a cash purchase consideration of R50 million, remains conditional on the Minister of Mineral Resources granting consent for the transfer of the Everest Mining Right to Northam in terms of section 11 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, No. 28 of 2002.
23 April 2015
Corporate Advisor, Sponsor and Debt Sponsor: One Capital
Attorneys: Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Incorporated