Elemental Minerals confirms receipt of Dingyi's Bidder's Statement and update on Dingyi Offer
PERTH, Australia, Aug. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Elemental Minerals Ltd. (ASX, TSX: ELM) ("Elemental" or "the Company") is pleased to announce receipt of Dingyi Group Investment Limited's ("Dingyi") formal bidder's statement (Bidder's Statement) in respect of Dingyi's off-market takeover offer for 100% of the fully paid ordinary shares of Elemental at A$0.66 per share (the "Dingyi Offer").
Elemental understands the Bidder's Statement will be despatched by Dingyi to Elemental shareholders on 2 September 2013 at which stage the Dingyi Offer will be open for acceptance. Elemental intends to issue and despatch its Target's Statement to Elemental shareholders shortly thereafter.
As a result of the previously announced delays in obtaining the required regulatory confirmations from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the parties have agreed to timetable amendments such that the Dingyi Offer is targeted to proceed in line with the indicative timetable set out below.
|Completion of placement to Dingyi approved by shareholders on 14 August 2013||On or before 30 August 2013|
|Dingyi to despatch its bidder's statement to Elemental shareholders and Dingyi Offer opens||By 2 September 2013|
|Elemental to despatch its Target's Statement to Elemental shareholders||September 2013|
|Dingyi to despatch its circular in respect of the Dingyi shareholder meeting to approve the Dingyi Offer1||October 2013|
|Dingyi shareholder meeting||By 31 October 2013|
|Offer closes (unless extended)2||21 November 2013|
|1||The target date for filing Dingyi's circular with the Hong Kong Stock exchange for review has been extended to 15 September 2013 (from 15 August 2013). The existing right of termination arising from Dingyi not having received certain regulatory confirmations from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange by the previous deadline has been waived.|
|2||The Dingyi Offer will remain open for acceptance until the later of 21 November 2013 and the date that is 21 days after the Dingyi shareholder meeting to approve the Dingyi Offer, subject always to the Dingyi shareholder approval condition not otherwise becoming incapable of being satisfied.|
To facilitate this revised timetable, the Company and Dingyi have agreed to extend the long stop date for obtaining Dingyi shareholder approval to the Dingyi Offer to 30 November 2013.
About Elemental Minerals
Elemental Minerals Limited (ASX/TSX:ELM) is an advanced mineral exploration and development company that aims to grow shareholder value through its 93%-owned Sintoukola Potash Project. The Sintoukola project has the potential to be among the world's lowest-cost potash producers and its strategic location near the coast of Central Africa offers a transport cost advantage to key Brazilian and Asian fertilizer markets. For more information, visit www.elementalminerals.com.
Elemental announced on 1 July 2013 that the Company and Dingyi Group Investment Limited ("Dingyi"), a company incorporated in Bermuda and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange have following the successful completion of a thorough technical and financial due diligence exercise by Dingyi, executed a bid implementation agreement under which Dingyi will make an off-market takeover offer for 100% of the fully paid ordinary shares of Elemental at A$0.66 per share.
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SOURCE Elemental Minerals LimitedFor further information:
Mr Sam Middlemas
Tel: +61 (419) 936 040
Mr Glenn Gatcliffe
Managing Director - BMO Capital Markets
Tel: +1 (416) 359 7048