ENP Newswire - 30 July 2014
Release date- 29072014 - TriAusMin Limited (ASX: TRO, TSX: TOR) is pleased to announce that, further to its press releases dated 10 March, 6 June and 15 July, 2014, shareholders of the Company have approved the scheme of arrangement between the Company and its Shareholders, in relation to the proposed acquisition by Heron Resources Limited (ASX: HRR) of 100% of the issued ordinary shares of the Company.
Results of the Scheme Meeting
The Shareholders' Scheme meeting was held at 2:00 p.m. (Sydney, Australia time) at The Grace Hotel, Pinaroo 2 Room, Level 1, 77 York Street, Sydney, Australia (the 'Meeting'). The resolution to approve the Scheme was set out in the Notice of Scheme Meeting which was included as Annexure B to the Scheme Booklet delivered to Shareholders.
The resolution to approve the Scheme was passed by the requisite majorities, following a poll taken at the Meeting which was conducted by Boardroom Pty Limited. Votes cast by Canadian holders of Shares were tabulated by TMX Equity Transfer Services Inc.
Notice of Second Court Hearing
A hearing before the Federal Court of Australia to approve the Scheme is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. (Sydney, Australia Time) on 4 August 2014 at the Law Courts Building, Queens Square, Sydney, Australia. If the Court approves the Scheme, the Scheme will become effective upon lodgment of the Court orders with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, which is expected to occur on 5 August 2014.
Directors and Officers of Merged Entity
With effect from the effective date of the Scheme, the following individuals will serve as the directors and senior officers of New Heron:
Craig Leslie Readhead - BJuris LL.B. FAICD. Craig Readhead is a lawyer with over 30 years legal and corporate advisory experience with specialization in the resources sector, including the implementation of large scale mining projects both in Australia and overseas. Mr. Readhead is a former president of the Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association and is a Partner of specialist mining and corporate law firm Allion Legal. Position with Merged Entity:
Independent Non-executive Chairman
Dr. James W. Gill - BSc, MSc, PhD. Dr. Gill has been directly involved in the mining business for over 40 years, and his experience ranges from exploration, mine development and operations, acquisitions to project financing. He founded Aur Resources Inc. in 1981, which grew from an exploration company into a significant, profitable producing copper mining company under his leadership as its President and Chief Executive Officer for 26 years until August 2007 when Aur was taken over by Teck Resources.
He earned B.Sc and M.Sc degrees from McGill University and a Ph.D. degree in economic geology from Carleton University. Position with Merged Entity: Independent Non-executive Deputy Chairman Wayne R. Taylor - B. Eng (Mining), MBA. Mr. Taylor is a mining engineer with over 20 years' experience in the resources sector.
Wayne holds a B.E. Mining (Hons) from the University of New South Wales and a MBA from the University of New England. Industry experience has included; project development from exploration and feasibility through to production; senior operational management in a variety of open- pit and underground mining operations in Australia and internationally; commercial and corporate management of privately owned mining companies and; mining project/asset due diligence and acquisition.
In the six years prior to joining TriAusMin, Mr. Taylor spent considerable time assessing global mining and development projects that lead to the negotiation and execution of commercial transactions covering joint ventures, asset purchases, the provision of debt and equity funding, off-take agreements and the offer of management services. He has worked for such companies as Glencore, WMC Resources, BHP and JCI. Mr. Taylor is a member of the AusIMM (Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy).Position with Merged Entity: CEO and Managing Director Ian James Buchhorn - BSc (Hons), DiplGeosci (Min Econ), MAusIMM.
Ian Buchhorn is a Mineral Economist and Geologist with over 30 years' experience. Prior to listing HRR in 1996 as founding managing director, Mr. Buchhorn worked with Anglo American Corporation in southern Africa, and Comalco, Shell/Billiton and Elders Resources in Australia, as well as setting up and managing Australia's first specialist mining grade control consultancy. Mr. Buchhorn has worked on feasibility studies, industrial mineral mining and exploration, gold and base metal project generation, and in corporate evaluations.
For the last 25 years Mr. Buchhorn has developed mining projects throughout the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia and operated as a Registered Mine Manager. Position with Merged Entity: Executive Director Stephen Bruce Dennis - BCom, LL.B., GDipAppFin (Finsia), CFTP. Stephen Dennis has been actively involved in the mining industry for over 30 years. He has held senior management positions at MIM Holdings Limited, Minara Resources Limited, and Brambles Australia Limited.
Mr. Dennis is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of CBH Resources Limited, the Australian subsidiary of Toho Zinc Co., Ltd of Japan. Mr. Dennis is Non executive Chairman of Cott Oil and Gas Limited. Position with Merged Entity: Independent Non-executive Director. Bryan Horan - FCCA. Mr. Horan joined Heron Resources in 2007 as a management accountant. Mr. Horan was appointed to the position of Financial Controller in 2008 and Company Secretary in 2010.
Mr. Horan's career includes 10 years working in various accounting positions in London in industries such as media, warehousing and distribution and pharmaceutical. Since living in Perth Mr Horan has also held accounting positions with Australian Mines Ltd. and Perilya Ltd. Position with Merged Entity: Joint Company Secretary.
Simon Smith. Mr. Simon has been a Chief Financial Officer of both private and public companies in Australia and the USA. He brings 20 years' experience in the business world as a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business from the University of Technology Sydney. Mr. Smith began his career at Ernst & Young in Sydney in 1991. He then moved to London where he worked for Merrill Lynch before heading to New York in 1999 to return to work for Ernst & Young.
Simon established Universal Data Interface Company, a middleware software company in New York in 2000, where he served as CFO until his return to Sydney in 2002. In Sydney he worked as CFO of Betcorp Ltd, an ASX publicly traded company before founding CFO Source in 2004. Since 2004, Simon has fulfilled the role of CFO for a significant number of private and publicly listed companies. Position with Merged Entity: CFO and Joint Company Secretary
TriAusMin is engaged in the exploration and development of base and precious metal deposits in the Lachlan Fold Belt of New South Wales, Australia. TriAusMin's projects include the Woodlawn Project, the Lewis Ponds Project located near Orange, 200km west of Sydney, as well as a number of other quality exploration properties in the Lachlan Fold Belt.
For further information, please visit www.triausmin.com
Mr Wayne Taylor
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +61 02 9299 7800
CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION
This news release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws, which are based on expectations, estimates and projections as of the date of this news release.
This forward-looking information includes, or may be based upon, without limitation, estimates, forecasts and statements as to management's expectations with respect to, among other things, successful completion and implementation of the Scheme, including all requisite regulatory and court approvals, the generation of revenues by TriAusMin and Heron, the timing and amount of funding required to execute TriAusMin's and Heron's exploration, development and business plans, capital and exploration expenditures, the effect on the TriAusMin and Heron of any changes to existing legislation or policy, government regulation of mining operations, the length of time required to obtain permits, certifications and approvals, the success of exploration, development and mining activities, the geology of TriAusMin's and Heron's properties, environmental risks, the availability of labour, the focus of TriAusMin and Heron in the future, demand and market outlook for precious metals and the prices thereof, progress in development of mineral properties, TriAusMin's and Heron's ability to raise funding privately or on a public market in the future, TriAusMin's and Heron's future growth, results of operations, performance, and business prospects and opportunities.
Wherever possible, words such as 'anticipate', 'believe', 'expect', 'intend', 'may' and similar expressions have been used to identify such forward-looking information. Forward ooking information is based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the information is given, and on information available to management at such time. Forward-looking information involves significant risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results discussed or implied in the forward-looking information.
These factors, including, but not limited to, fluctuations in currency markets, fluctuations in commodity prices, the ability of TriAusMin and Heron to access sufficient capital on favourable terms or at all, changes in national and local government legislation, taxation, controls, regulations, political or economic developments in Canada, Australia or other countries in which TriAusMin and Heron does business or may carry on business in the future, operational or technical difficulties in connection with exploration or development activities, employee relations, the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, obtaining necessary licenses and permits, diminishing quantities and grades of mineral reserves, contests over title to properties, especially title to undeveloped properties, the inherent risks involved in the exploration and development of mineral properties, the uncertainties involved in interpreting drill results and other geological data, environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations, pressures, cave-ins and flooding, limitations of insurance coverage and the possibility of project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses and should be considered carefully.
Many of these uncertainties and contingencies can affect TriAusMin's and Heron's actual results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, TriAusMin and Heron. Prospective investors should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking information.
Although the forward-looking information contained in this news release is based upon what management believes, or believed at the time, to be reasonable assumptions, TriAusMin and Heron cannot assure prospective purchasers that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking information, as there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended, and neither TriAusMin, Heron nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any such forward-looking information.