VISCARIA COPPER PROJECT: SHARE SALE AND PURCHASE AGREEMENT SIGNED
Danderyd 2nd October 2018
The Board of Copperstone Resources AB (“Copperstone” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Share Sale and Purchase Agreement (“SPA”) with Sunstone Metals Ltd Australia (“Sunstone”) regarding the acquisition of 100% of Avalon Minerals Viscaria AB (“Viscaria”), substantially in accordance with the Letter Of Intent signed and announced between the parties 8th August 2018.
Viscaria is located in Kiruna, northern Sweden, and the project has nearly 345 km of historic drill cores and estimated mineral resources of 52.4m tonnes at 1.2% copper of different classes*; potentially 608,900 tons of copper. During 1983-1997 LKAB and Outokumpu produced 12.5m tonnes at 2.3% copper; approximately 287,500 tonnes of copper. The acquisition includes the Viscaria deposit, all permissions, drill cores, data, IP and core shed facility etc, and is carried out on a net debt free basis.
The purchase price amounts to 160 million B-shares of Copperstone and SEK 40m in cash upon closing. In addition, 46 million B-shares of Copperstone and SEK 20m in cash will be paid upon the receipt of environmental permit for the Viscaria project.**
For a period of 18 months from closing, the following parties have (subject to certain exceptions) agreed to lock up their initial holdings of Copperstone B-shares: Sunstone 100%; Chairman and largest owner of Copperstone Michael Mattsson 80%; Director Ann Zetterberg Littorin 80%, Director Petter Tiger 80%; Director Niclas Löwgren 50%; non-insider, former Director and second largest owner of Copperstone Björn Israelsson 50%.
The due diligence processes have been conducted satisfactorily. No filings of anti-trust applications are deemed to be necessary. Sunstone has received an exemption by the Swedish Securities Council (Sw. Aktiemarknadsnämnden) from the mandatory public offer obligation in the event that Sunstone would reach the threshold for making a mandatory public offer by way of receipt of the consideration at completion of the transaction and receipt of the additional shares following the environmental permit, respectively. The closing of the transaction is subject to the following conditions precedent:
Approvals by Extraordinary General Meetings (“EGMs”) in Copperstone and Sunstone (planned on or about 28 November 2018)
Copperstone securing funds of at least SEK 80m, prior to, at, or after the EGMs
Board decision at Copperstone to sign the SPA and Notice the EGM, accordingly. Board decision at Sunstone to recommend its shareholders to vote in favour of the Sale of Avalon Minerals Viscaria AB to Copperstone Resources AB. Sunstone is entitled to nominate two Directors of the Board of Copperstone following completion of the transaction.
Copperstone initiates discussions with possible financial investors and advisors regarding the capital raising, and expects to enter into an advisory arrangement shortly. Sunstone management will participate in the roadshow, and meetings are planned for Sweden and the United Kingdom.
The transaction is expected to close in Q4 2018.
“Viscaria constitutes a high quality, copper price sensitive asset with low cap ex and an exploration upside in a first class mining district. Bringing this project towards a mine re-opening, would be an exciting avenue for Copperstone together with the new main owner, Sunstone. Simultaneously, the prosperous Copperstone project is yielding significant exploration success. It will be a sound privilege to assist in the financing and closing of this acquisition, together with our team, strong shareholder network, advisors and Sunstone. Copperstone is striving to become Scandinavia’s next significant base metal producer for years and decades to come”, comments Copperstone Chairman Michael Mattsson.
“Sunstone is very pleased to be working with Copperstone and participating in building a significant Scandinavian base metal producer. We are excited about the future opportunities that will come from this transaction“, comments Sunstone CEO Malcolm Norris.
Stockholm Corporate Finance AB acts as Copperstone’s sole financial advisor in the transaction. Hamilton Advokatbyrå KB acts as Copperstone’s legal advisor in the transaction.
Evli Bank AB acts as Sunstone’s sole financial advisor in the transaction. Foyen Advokatfirma KB acts as Sunstone’s legal advisor in the transaction.
For further information, please contact Chairman Michael Mattsson, +46 705 739 777, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Copperstone website at www.copperstone.se