Kolar Gold Limited - Final Results

27 November 2014

 

Kolar Gold Limited

 

Final results for the year ended 30 June 2014

 

Kolar Gold Limited (AIM: KGLD, referred to as 'KGL', 'Kolar Gold' or the 'Company') is pleased to announce its audited results for the year ended 30 June 2014.

 

The annual report and accounts are available on the Company's website.

 

 

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Chairman's Report

 

 

During the last year financial year, Kolar Gold has made some key steps including a restructuring of our partnership with gold explorer GMSI and the subsequent grant of the Jonnagiri gold mining licence to GMSI. The Indian Supreme Court also ruled that the BGML tender sale and mine revival should proceed. The federal elections then took place in May of this year, which slowed all business proceedings.  Conditions now do seem to be more conducive for Kolar Gold to achieve its aim of becoming a significant participant in gold mining in India but it is still a difficult environment in which to proceed quickly.

 

This month, we have taken a major step forward at GMSI with its major shareholders (Kolar Gold holds 25.3%) agreeing to a funding package to support a large drill programme at Jonnagiri and to provide GMSI with working capital. The objective is to upgrade the resource at Jonnagiri to a level where its viability as a producing mine can be established.

 

Geomysore Services India Private Limited ("GMSI")

 

The focus of the past year has been on developing Kolar Gold's interest in GMSI and its key gold assets.  As previously announced, in August 2013 Kolar Goldrevised its arrangements with GMSI, in order to focus on developing prioritised, later stage gold exploration and mining licences.  At the same time, measures were taken to reduce costs and conserve cash in Kolar Gold.

 

In October 2013, GMSI was granted a mining licence at Jonnagiri, the first such grant in India for gold since 2003. Jonnagiri has 710k ounces of JORC Resource and an exploration target of 2-5Moz.

 

As at 30th June, 2014 Kolar Gold's shareholding in GMSI was 24.2 per cent. Since the year end GMSI's shareholders have funded further exploration and working capital costs through a rights issue, in which Kolar Gold participated slightly in excess of its pro rata entitlement by subscribing INR 17.3 million (£0.18 million), so that Kolar Gold currently holds 25.3 per cent of GMSI.

 

Subsequently, on 26 November 2014, the four major shareholders in GMSI representing 94 per cent of its equity have entered into a new shareholders' agreement and subscription agreement whereby they intend to subscribe for up to INR 158.2 million (£1.63 million) in new equity to provide GMSI with working capital for its exploration operations over the next nine months, pro rata to their current shareholdings. The INR 158.2 million (£1.63 million) funding will be undertaken in four tranches between November 2014 and May 2015. Additionally, Thriveni Earth Movers Limited ("Thriveni") a Mine Developer & Operator and major shareholder in GMSI has agreed to subscribe for additional equity in GMSI up to a total value of INR 144.7 million (£1.49 million) to support a further 15,800 m of drilling at Jonnagiri. Finally, as part of the new funding arrangements, Kolar Gold has been granted an option for 12 months from now to subscribe for a further INR 128.1 million (£1.32 million) in equity in GMSI. All these transactions will take place at an agreed INR 1,098.0 million (£11.32 million) pre new money valuation for GMSI today.

 

Kolar Gold intends to subscribe for its pro rata allocation of the  INR 158.2 million (£1.63 million) fund raising totalling INR 42.6 million (£0.44 million). If all major GMSI shareholders take up their rights and the drilling contract is executed in full as anticipated, Kolar Gold's interest in GMSI would be 22.9 per cent, and if its INR 128.1 million (£1.32 million) option is exercised in full this would rise to 29.3 per cent. Thriveni has indicated that it is willing to subscribe for up to INR 79.1 million (£0.82 million) and AIR, a 36.7 per cent shareholder in GMSI, also intends to subscribe for its allocation. The subscription will provide GMSI with access to working capital and enable it to take the next steps in determining the viability of the Jonnagiri deposit as a producing mine. KGL believes this deposit has the potential to become one of the first new gold mines in India for 30 years.

 

GMSI continues its discussions with Deccan Gold Mines Limited ("DGM"), whose shares are listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange ("BSE") about a possible merger of the two companies as one route towards combining gold assets and resources and accessing the Indian capital markets for future funding. The Board of GMSI and its shareholders will continue to work with DGM on this amalgamation but also explore all other routes to a BSE listing and access to appropriate funding.

 

Bharat Gold Mines Limited ("BGML")

 

Kolar Gold continues to work with its partner, the united BGML unions, on the proposed acquisition of the BGML assets, a significant and separate opportunity for Kolar Gold, which remains the other leg of the Company's Indian gold strategy.

 

The BGML ex-employees unions, with Kolar Gold as their technical and financial collaborator, have a right of first refusal ("ROFR") to acquire the BGML mine assets which was confirmed in June 2013 when the Supreme Court of India issued an official court order to proceed with the tender sale and revival of the old BGML mine and community. The Government has appointed an advisor to finalise the tender draft and manage the tender process, which we anticipate will commence in 2015.  We and our partners have a preferred position in the tender process, and we are working on financing options.

 

Summary

 

Kolar Gold is uniquely positioned to be a key participant in the development of the Indian gold mining sector. We aim to use our cash prudently in order to maximise long-term shareholder returns while taking full advantage of the opportunities we have created.  The coming year should be a pivotal one in progressing Kolar Gold's two clear Indian gold strategies, and we look forward to providing a further update on these developments over the months ahead.

 

 

Harvinder Hungin

Chairman

Kolar Gold Limited

 

26 November 2014

 

 

Chief Executive Officer's Report

 

The Company at the balance sheet date had the following key interests:

 

·      an effective interest of 24.2% in Geomysore Services India Private Limited (currently 25.3%);

 

·      a right of first refusal ("ROFR"), in association with the Cooperative Societies of Bharat Gold Mines Limited ("BGML") Ex-employees, to acquire the BGML mining assets through a tender process to be held by the owner, the Government of India; and

 

·      cash balances of £3.4m.

 

In the last 12 months, we have made some important steps forward following a review of our Indian business and gold exploration strategy, with the implementation of new arrangements with our partner GMSI, who succeeded with their first Mining Lease grant; and Supreme Court ruling success supporting the BGML sale tender. All this is against a backdrop of a federal election in May that delivered a new pro-business government and which we believe should be a more conducive environment for Kolar Gold's mine development plans in India.

Firstly, we have worked to develop a closer relationship with our established partner, GMSI, a Bangalore based exploration group, and to focus on pursuing the most promising gold exploration and mining licences. The initial step was a Heads of Agreement ("HoA") with GMSI that was signed in August 2013, with subsequent funding of the company by shareholders to which Kolar Gold contributed, resulting in Kolar Gold holding an equity stake in GMSI of 24.2% at the financial year end. 

GMSI has been active in the delivery of key licence applications which led to the successful grant of a Mining Licence in October 2013 at Jonnagiri in Andhra Pradesh. This is a major step for GMSI becoming a mine developer and gold producer.

 

Since the year-end the major shareholders in GMSI have entered into a new funding agreement for a significant exploration drilling campaign for up to 15,800m of resource drilling at Jonnagiri. The drilling programme will focus on providing both increased confidence in the current resource base as well as attempting to extend the currently delineated ore bodies, which presently have a 710koz resource and a 2-5Moz exploration target. On the basis of the results of this drilling programme GMSI intends to commence work on scoping and pre feasibility studies to assess the viability of constructing a new gold mine.

 

Lastly, working closely with our partner, the combined BGML Ex-employee Unions Society, we have worked hard on the proposed acquisition of Bharat Gold Mines Limited ("BGML") gold mining assets, which represents a significant and separate opportunity for Kolar Gold and remains the second leg of KG's Indian gold strategy. The tender for the privatisation was expected to be issued just before the recent federal election, following the successful 2013 decision of the Supreme Court of India instructing the Government to proceed with the asset sale and mine revival, but the election delayed this process.

 

Heads of Agreement (HoA) with GMSI

 

In August 2013, Kolar Gold entered into a Heads of Agreement with GMSI, which included further investment at that time and myself joining the board of GMSI as a non-executive director. Kolar Gold gained an initial 30% shareholding in GMSI which gave Kolar Gold exposure to GMSI's extensive portfolio of Indian gold licence rights and applications, including a new gold project at Jonnagiri.

Through our partnership with, and investment in GMSI, we will together explore and develop selectively from its portfolio of 49 gold projects. This will enable Kolar Gold to accelerate access to gold operations in India that are nearer production, subject to obtaining sufficient funding, and spread licence risk across a larger portfolio. GMSI's portfolio includes project and first application rights to 11 Reconnaissance Permits, 32 Prospecting Licences (including two granted), and six Mining Leases (including one granted) covering over 11,000 sq km across India with 1.36Moz JORC resources defined.

It was pleasing to report that a significant milestone was achieved, with GMSI being granted a Mining Lease at Jonnagiri, located in Andhra Pradesh, Southern India, in October 2013. The Jonnagiri mining lease has an open pittable deposit of 2.9Mt at an average grade of 2.1g/t Au containing a JORC indicated resource of 190,000ozs Au and an underground deposit of 3.5Mt at an average grade of 4.6g/t Au containing a JORC inferred resource of 520,000ozs Au. There are significant gold intersections in the Temple block of 36.4m grading 2.65g/t Au at a depth of 200m and 29.6m at 3.59g/t Au at a depth of 320m. Our Competent Person, James Lally at Mining Associates, has confirmed there is high potential to increase the size of the deposits through further definition of existing lodes and extensions and exploration of new lodes already identified and has validated a 2-5Moz exploration target.

 

To assist exploration and fund development of the Jonnagiri deposit, Thriveni Earth Movers Limited ("Thriveni"), a Mine Developer & Operator, subscribed for a stake in GMSI in November 2013.  This provided key initial funding for the Jonnagiri drilling programme, diluting Kolar Gold's holding at the year end to 24.2%.  Since the year end shareholders have funded further exploration through a rights issue, in which Kolar Gold participated by subscribing INR 17.3 million (£0.18 million) as part of a larger INR 44.4 million (£0.46 million) fund raising. As a result, Kolar Gold's shareholding in GMSI increased slightly to 25.3% due to some shareholders not taking up their rights.

 

Significantly, this month, Kolar Gold and the other major GMSI shareholders have entered into an agreement for new working capital funding and the extension of the two rig drill programme to drill up to 15,800m at Jonnagiri, over the next nine months. The programme is intended to upgrade and extend the gold resource and to enable feasibility work to begin.

 

GMSI shareholders intend to subscribe a total of up to INR 158.2 million (£1.63 million) in new equity to fund GMSI and the drilling activities at an agreed pre-money valuation of INR 1,098.0 million (£11.32 million), in four instalments between November 2014 and May 2015. KGL will have a right to subscribe for shares in GMSI alongside other major GMSI shareholders, pro rata to their shareholdings, at this agreed valuation. This will amount to an investment by Kolar Gold of INR 42.6 million (£0.44 million) if all shareholders choose to participate and elect to take up their entitlements in full.

 

GMSI will undertake up to a further 15,800 m of drilling at Jonnagiri and Thriveni has agreed to subscribe for additional equity in GMSI up to a total value of INR 144.7 million (£1.49 million) at the same pre new money valuation of GMSI today of INR 1,098.0 million (£11.32 million).

 

Finally, Kolar Gold has an option to subscribe for up to INR 128.1 million (£1.32 million) in new equity at the same valuation during the period of 12 months from entering into the agreement.

 

Allied to this funding programme, the GMSI board has also agreed to strengthen the GMSI management team with the appointment of a new Mining Engineer and additional geologists to support it's development to become a mine developer then gold producer. The present CEO of the company has tendered his resignation effective December end and GMSI is therefore also going to appoint a new CEO.  We look forward to bringing these execution skills and experience into action to develop additional gold deposits from the large gold exploration portfolio held by GMSI.

 

Discussions continue between GMSI and Deccan Gold Mines Limited ("DGM"), which is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange ("BSE"), on the previously announced plans to amalgamate these two companies to achieve a listing of the combined group on the BSE. Kolar Gold and GMSI are, in parallel, reviewing all other routes to achieve the necessary future fund raising required to further develop Jonnagiri, as well as other priority gold projects.

 

Bharat Gold Mines Limited (BGML) Acquisition

 

Kolar Gold, jointly with its partner, the combined BGML Ex-employee Unions Society, has continued to make progress, albeit slowly, in the pursuit of the acquisition and development of the BGML gold mine assets. The matter was passed to the Supreme Court for final direction on the tender sale process and we were very encouraged with the official court order from the Supreme Court in July 2013 to proceed with the sale and revival of the BGML mine by tender process, giving the right of first/last refusal to the Society and to Kolar Gold as their technical and financial collaborator. This is a significant legal step for both parties and for mine revival.

 

Subsequently, the Government of India selected an advisor to be responsible for finalising the sale tender documents, managing the tender process and undertaking a revaluation of the BGML tender assets. In May, India held its general election and the BJP formed the new Government. The election has had the effect of delaying the release of the tender but this new government has evidenced more interest in BGML revival and we anticipate the process will commence again in 2015.

 

Kolar Gold, in conjunction with the BGML ex-employee unions, is preparing its technical and financial proposal and qualification documents in order to submit an acceptable counter offer at the appropriate time to meet the requirements of the tender document.

 

We believe that our exploration and development of the surrounding Kolar Gold Projects in the last few years at South Kolar, in conjunction with GMSI, which has rights to all adjoining gold licence areas in the Kolar Gold Belt, will demonstrate our commitment to gold exploration in this region and should assist this process. 

 

Conclusion

 

The next 12 months are expected to be a very busy time for Kolar Gold as we support GMSI in the exploration and development of the Jonnagiri mining licence and proceed with our efforts to consolidate and explore GMSI's large gold portfolio of potential world class gold assets. In particular, GMSI's shareholders have now agreed funding for the next exploration stage of the Jonnagiri Mining Lease area, which presents an excellent opportunity for Kolar Gold to participate in what could become the only private gold mine producer in India.

 

Kolar Gold has the ability to perform a pivotal role in the emergence and development of the Indian gold mining sector. Getting to this point has been a long, complex and challenging feat, but the opportunity is clear. Kolar Gold will deploy its cash and management resources carefully in the best interests of all its shareholders in order to best utilise these unique quality gold opportunities we now have established access to. 2015 will be a particularly important year in progressing Kolar Gold's two clear gold strategies in India, and we look forward to providing further updates on these developments in the New Year.

 

 

Nick Spencer

Chief Executive Officer.

Kolar Gold Limited

 

26 November 2014

 

 

Directors' Report

 

The directors present their report together with the consolidated financial statements of the Group comprising Kolar Gold Limited (the Company) and its subsidiaries for the year ended 30 June 2014 and the auditor's report thereon.

 

Performance review

The Group made a comprehensive loss of £5,631,480 during the year ended 30 June 2014 (2013: loss of £2,199,438).

 

The Group's principal activity is the development of gold exploration and mining assets in India, in partnership with its Indian associate, GMSI and securing and reviving the historic gold mines of the Kolar Goldfields of Bharat Gold Mines Limited in that region.

 

Subsequent event

On 26 November 2014 the major shareholders in GMSI entered into a new shareholders' agreement and  subscription agreement whereby they intend to subscribe for up to INR 158.2 million (£1.63 million) in new equity to provide GMSI with working capital for its exploration operations over the next nine months, pro rata to their current shareholdings, at a pre new money valuation for GMSI today of INR 1,098.0 million (£11.32 million). The INR 158.2 million (£1.63 million) funding will be undertaken in four tranches between November 2014 and May 2015.  Any shareholder not subscribing in the first tranche can do so later in subsequent tranches and shares not subscribed for can be taken up by major shareholders, Kolar Gold and Thriveni Earth Movers Limited ("Thriveni").

 

GMSI will execute a two rig drilling contract of up to 15,800m to increase and upgrade the gold resource at the Jonnagiri mining lease area, at a drill cost of up to INR 144.7 million (£1.49 million), to be funded by the subscription by Thriveni for further equity in GMSI, also at the same pre new money valuation for GMSI today of INR 1,098.0 million (£11.32 million), within the next 12 months.

 

Kolar Gold intends to subscribe for its pro rata allocation of the up to INR 158.2 million (£1.63 million) fund raising totalling up to INR 42.6 million (£0.44 million). If all major GMSI shareholders take up their rights and the drilling contract is executed in full as anticipated, Kolar Gold's interest in GMSI would be 22.9 per cent, and if its INR 128.1 million (£1.32 million) option is exercised in full this would rise to 29.3 per cent. Thriveni has indicated that it is willing to subscribe for up to INR 79.1 million (£0.82 million) and AIR, a 36.7 per cent shareholder in GMSI, also intends to subscribe for its allocation.

 

Principal risks and uncertainties

The Group is exposed to a variety of financial risks including foreign exchange risk, interest rate risk, liquidity risk and credit risk.  These risks are discussed in detail in Note 2.

Note 13 to the financial statements - Financial instruments and associated risks
The Board of Directors is committed to effective risk management and is responsible for ensuring that the Group has an appropriate framework in place to identify and effectively manage business risks and to monitor business performance and the Group's financial position.  The Board is also responsible for overseeing compliance with regulatory, prudential, legal and ethical standards.
Accounting policies

The accounting policies of the Group as set out on pages 18 to 25 have been applied consistently during the year.

Dividends

No dividends have been paid or declared and the Directors do not recommend the declaration of a dividend for the year ended 30 June 2014 (2013:  nil).

The UK Takeover Code

On 30 September 2013, certain changes to the UK Takeover Code came into effect which meant that the Company became subject to the UK Takeover Code on that date. This is due to the Company's incorporation in Guernsey, being one of the relevant jurisdictions now subject to the UK Takeover Code.

 

Directors' remuneration and interests

 

2014

 

 
Remuneration
Interests
Director
Cash-based payments
Share-based payments
 

Totals

Shares
Options


£
£
£
No.
No.

Harvinder Hungin (Chairman)

45,000
8,147
53,147
1,700,0001
750,000
Nicholas Spencer (Chief Executive Officer)Refer Note 17
252,427
-
252,427
1,763,569
Nil
Stephen Coe
35,000
6,788
41,788
237,439
600,000
Stephen Oke
40,000
6,788
46,788
Nil
600,000
Shiv Khemka (resigned 14.8.13)
5,000
-
5,000
Nil
Nil
V Sivakumar (appointed 14.8.13)
25,986
-
25,986
 
 
TOTALS
403,413
21,723
425,136
3,701,008
1,950,000

 

2013

 

 
Remuneration
Interests
Director
Cash-based payments
Share-based payments
 

Totals

Shares
Options


£
£
£
No.
No.

Harvinder Hungin (Chairman)

45,000
8,119
53,119
1,700,0001
600,000
Nicholas Spencer (Chief Executive Officer) Refer Note 17
258,752
12,588
271,340
1,763,569
1,850,000
Richard Johnson (Resigned 7.12.12) Refer Note 16
235,124
-
235,124


 
 
Stephen Coe2
27,708
14,057
41,765
237,439
475,000
Stephen Oke
40,000
6,765
46,765
Nil
475,000
Shiv Khemka
30,000
-
30,000
Nil
Nil
TOTALS
636,584
41,529
678,113
3,701,008
3,400,000

 

1 SG Hambros Trust Company (Channel Islands) Limited hold 1,700,000 Ordinary Shares and 200,000 options, as trustee of the Carlyle Settlement, in which Harvinder Hungin and his family have an interest.

 

2Portion paid by the issue of shares

 

The above remuneration relates to Kolar Gold Limited directors only. The Key Management Personnel remuneration disclosed in Note 17 to the financial statements has been calculated on a consolidated basis and includes payments to other Key Management Personnel. No director or member of management of the Company receives any remuneration from GMSI.

 
Results for the year and state of affairs at 30 June 2014

 

The Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income and the Consolidated Statement of Financial Position are set out on pages 13 and 14 of the financial statements.

 

Accounting records

 

The Directors believe that they have complied with the requirements of Section 244 of the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008, as amended with regards to the financial statements by employing appropriate expertise and providing adequate resources to the financial function within the Group.

 

Statement of Directors' responsibilities

 

The Directors are responsible for preparing the Directors' Report and the Financial Statements in accordance with applicable law and regulations. 

Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008, as amended and AIM rules require the Directors to prepare financial statements for each financial year.  Under that law they have elected to prepare the financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the EU and applicable law. 

The financial statements are required by law to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the company and of the profit or loss of the company for the year. 

In preparing these financial statements, the Directors are required to:

 

n select suitable accounting policies and then apply them consistently;

 

n make judgements and estimates that are reasonable and prudent;

 

n state whether applicable accounting standards have been followed, subject to any material departures disclosed and explained in the financial statements; and

 

n prepare the financial statements on the going concern basis unless it is inappropriate to presume that the company will continue in business.

 

The Directors are responsible for keeping proper accounting records which disclose with reasonable accuracy at any time the financial position of the Company and to enable them to ensure that the financial statements comply with the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008, as amended and AIM rules.  They have general responsibility for taking such steps as are reasonably open to them to safeguard the assets of the Company and to prevent and detect fraud and other irregularities. 

 

Directors' confirmation

 

The Directors confirm that they have complied with the requirements in preparation of the financial statements as at the date of approval of this report.  So far as the Directors who held office at the date of approval of this Directors' Report are aware, there is no relevant audit information of which the Company's auditor is unaware, having taken all the steps the Directors ought to have taken to make themselves aware of any relevant audit information and to establish that the Company's auditor is aware of that information.

 

Going concern

 

After making enquiries, and considering the current level of activity, financial arrangements made and for the reasons disclosed in note 1.3 of the financial statements, the Directors consider that the Company will have adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. For this reason, they continue to adopt the going concern basis in preparing the financial statements.

 

Corporate governance statement

 

The Company, being listed on AIM, is not required to comply with the UK Corporate Governance Code ("the Code"). However, the Company has given consideration to the main principles of the Code and the Directors support the objectives of the Code and intend to comply with those aspects that they consider relevant to the Group's size and circumstances. Details of these are set out below.

 

The Board of Directors

 

The Board currently comprises one Executive and four Non-Executive Directors, two of which are independent. The Board formally meets approximately every three months and is responsible for setting and monitoring Group strategy, reviewing budgets and financial performance, ensuring adequate funding, examining major acquisition opportunities, formulating policy on key issues and reporting to the Shareholders.

 

Internal Financial Control

 

The Board is responsible for establishing and maintaining the Group's system of internal financial controls. Internal financial control systems are designed to meet the particular needs of the Group and the risk to which it is exposed, and by its very nature can provide reasonable, but not absolute, assurance against material misstatement or loss. The Directors are conscious of the need to keep effective internal financial control. The Directors have reviewed the effectiveness of the procedures presently in place and consider that they are appropriate to the nature and scale of the operations of the Group.

 

The Audit Committee

 

An Audit Committee has been established which comprises three Non-Executive Directors - Stephen Coe (who chairs the Committee), Stephen Oke and Harvinderpal Hungin all of whom are considered to have recent and relevant financial experience. The Committee is responsible for ensuring that the financial performance of the Group is properly reported on and monitored, and for meeting the Auditor and reviewing the reports from the Auditor relating to accounts and internal controls. The Committee also reviews the Group's annual and interim financial statements before submission to the Board for approval. The role of the Audit Committee is also to consider the appointment of the Auditor, audit fees, scope of audit work and any resultant findings.

 

The Remuneration Committee

 

The Remuneration Committee comprises three Non-Executive Directors - Stephen Oke (who chairs the Committee), Stephen Coe and Harvinderpal Hungin. It is responsible for reviewing the performance of the Executive Directors and for setting the scale and structure of their remuneration, paying due regard to the interests of Shareholders as a whole and the performance of the Group. The remuneration of the Chairman and the Non-Executive Directors is determined by the Board as a whole, based on a review of the current practices in other similar companies.

 

 

On behalf of the Board

 

Harvinder Hungin

Chairman                                             

 

26 November 2014

 

 

Kolar Gold Limited and its controlled entities

Consolidated Satement of Comprehensive Income

for the year ended 30 June 2014

 



 

Group


Note

2014
£

2013
£

Other income


-

267





SUN Mining warrants expensed for services

10

-

(77,542)

 

Options issued to Directors

10

(21,723)

(21,649)

Salaries and wages


(380,566)

(551,049)

Advisory and due diligence - GMSI and other prospective gold assets


(52,963)

(741,671)

Other administrative expenses


(900,884)

(887,201)

Dilution of investment in associate

6

(1,326,888)

-

Impairment of investment in associate

6

(2,865,325)

-

Loss from operating activities


(5,548,349)

(2,278,845)





Finance income


54,250

99,188

Finance costs


(501)

(14,271)

Net financing income/(expense)


53,749

84,917





Share of loss of associate

6

(126,938)

-





 

Loss before tax


(5,621,538)

(2,193,928)

 

Income tax expense

5

-

-

 

Loss for the year


(5,621,538)

(2,193,928)

 

 

Other comprehensive loss

Items that are or may be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss

 

Foreign exchange translation variances


(9,942)

(5,510)

 

Total comprehensive loss for the year


(5,631,480)

(2,199,438)

 

Basic and diluted loss per share (p)

 

12

 

5.29

 

2.14





All results are derived from continuing activities.


 

 

Kolar Gold Limited and its controlled entities

Consolidated Statement of Financial Position 

as at 30 June 2014

 



Group


Note

2014

£

2013

£

Non-current assets




Plant and equipment


13,403

19,674

Investment in associate

6

2,503,017

-

Exploration and evaluation assets

7

-

6,122,168

Total non-current assets


2,516,420

6,141,842





Current assets




Trade and other receivables


9,235

29,544

Prepayments and other assets


24,707

27,506

Term deposits


2,060,236

4,671,734

Cash and cash equivalents


1,370,181

698,817

Total current assets


3,464,359

5,427,601





Total assets


5,980,779

11,569,443





Current liabilities




Trade and other payables

8

336,040

321,450

Employee benefits

9

142,325

134,760

Total current liabilities


478,365

456,210





Non-current liabilities




Employee benefits

9

3,544

4,606

Total non-current liabilities


3,544

4,606





Total liabilities


481,909

460,816

Total net assets


5,498,870

11,108,627





Equity          




Share capital


7,440,546

7,440,546

Share premium


15,690,724

15,690,724

Reserves


3,836,691

3,824,910

Accumulated losses


(21,469,091)

(15,847,553)

 

Total equity


5,498,870

11,108,627

 

These financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors on 26 November 2014 and were signed on its behalf by: 

 

 

 

Harvinder Hungin

Chairman

 

 

Kolar Gold Limited and its controlled entities

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

for year ended 30 June 2014

 



Share capital

 

Share premium

Share based payment

reserve

Foreign exchange translation reserve

Accumulated losses

Total equity



£

£

£

£

£

£

 

Balance at 30 June 2012

7,010,625

15,700,535

4,081,682

14,116

(13,653,625)

13,153,333








Loss for the year

-

-

-

-

(2,193,928)

(2,193,928)

Other comprehensive loss - foreign exchange translation variances

-

-

-

(5,510)

-

(5,510)

Total comprehensive loss for the year

-

-

-

(5,510)

(2,193,928)

(2,199,438)








Exercise of SUN warrants

408,318

(43,749)

(364,569)

-

-

-

Other issues of ordinary shares

21,603

33,938

-

-

-

55,541

Equity-settled transactions

-

-

99,191

-

-

99,191

Total contributions by and distributions to owners

429,921

(9,811)

(265,378)

-

-

154,732








Balance at 30 June 2013

7,440,546

15,690,724

3,816,304

8,606

(15,847,553)

11,108,627








Loss for the year

-

-

-

-

(5,621,538)

(5,621,538)

Other comprehensive loss - foreign exchange translation variances

-

-

-

(9,942)

-

(9,942)

Total comprehensive loss for the year

-

-

-

(9,942)

(5,621,538)

(5,631,480)








Other issues of ordinary shares

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Equity-settled transactions

-

-

21,723

-

-

21,723

Total contributions by and distributions to owners

-

-

21,723

-

-

21,723








Balance at 30 June 2014

7,440,546

15,690,724

3,838,027

(1,336)

(21,469,091)

5,498,870

 

 

Kolar Gold Limited and its controlled entities

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

For the year ended 30 June 2014

 


Note

2014

2013



£

£

Cash flows from operating activities




Loss for the year


(5,621,538)

(2,193,928)

Adjustments for:




Depreciation


8,299

6,410

Dilution of investment in associate


1,326,888

-

Impairment of investment in associate


2,865,325

-

Share of loss of associate


126,938

-

Net financing (income)/expense


(53,749)

(84,917)

Foreign exchange variances


21,718

14,716

Equity-settled transactions

10

21,723

99,191

Operating loss before changes in working capital and provisions


(1,304,396)

(2,158,528)

Change in trade and other receivables


4,582

21,021

Change in other current assets


2,799

23,181

Change in trade and other payables


14,590

(51,755)

Change in employee benefits


6,503

(42,582)

Cash used in operating activities


(1,275,922)

(2,208,663)

Interest and finance costs paid


(501)

(14,271)

Net cash used in operating activities


(1,276,423)

(2,222,934)

 

 




Cash flows from investing activities




Interest received


61,479

103,447

Funds placed on / withdrawn from term deposit


2,611,498

(4,671,734)

Payments for investments


(700,000)

-

Payments for exploration and evaluation assets


-

(676,323)

Payments for plant and equipment


(2,028)

(846)

Net cash used in investing activities


1,970,949

(5,245,456)

 

 




Cash flows from financing activities




Proceeds from other share issues


-

55,541

Net cash from financing activities


-

55,541

 

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


694,526

(7,412,849)

Foreign exchange gain/(loss) on cash balances


(23,162)

(20,226)

 

Cash and cash equivalents at 1 July


698,817

8,131,892

 

Cash and cash equivalents at 30 June

(Excludes term deposits of £2,060,236

(2013: £4,671,734))


1,370,181

698,817

 

 

Kolar Gold Limited and its controlled entities

Notes to the financial statements

 

1.       Accounting policies

1.1       Reporting entity

 

The group financial statements consolidate those of Kolar Gold Limited and its controlled entities (together referred to as the "Group").

 

As at 30 June 2014, the wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company are:

 

·      Kolar Gold Resources Limited (Mauritius);

·      Kolar Gold Resources (India) Private Limited; and

·      Kolar Gold Pty Limited

 

 

The group financial statements have been prepared and approved by the directors in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the EU ("Adopted IFRSs"). The financial statements comply with the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 as amended and give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Group. 

 

The accounting policies set out below have, unless otherwise stated, been applied consistently to all periods presented in these consolidated financial statements.

 

 

1.2       Measurement convention

 

The financial statements are prepared on the historical cost basis, except for the following material item in the statement of financial position and statement of comprehensive income:

 

§ Share-based payments are measured at fair value.

 

The financial statements are presented in Great British Pounds (GBP).

 

1.3          Going concern

These financial statements have been prepared on the basis of accounting principles applicable to a "going concern" which assumes the Group will continue in operation for the foreseeable future and will be able to realise its assets and discharge its liabilities in the normal course of operations.

 

The Group currently has no source of operating cash inflows, other than interest income, and has incurred net operating cash outflows for the year ended 30 June 2014 of £1,276,423 (2013: £2,222,934).  At 30 June 2014, the Group had cash balances and term deposits of £3,430,417 (2013: £5,370,551) and a surplus in net working capital (current assets, including cash, less current liabilities) of £2,985,994 (2013: £4,971,391).


The Directors have assessed cash requirements, including further investment in GMSI under the agreements announced on 26 November 2014, and these forecasts indicate that KGL has sufficient cash to meet its operating needs until early 2016. The Group has the option to invest a further £1.3m in GMSI, but there is no commitment to do so.

 

In the longer term, the Group's ability to develop and enhance its interests in India, via BGML, if its tender bid is successful, via the right of first refusal and its stake in GMSI, including bringing the Jonnagiri mining assets to commercial production will depend upon the ability of the Group and its partners and/or GMSI to obtain further financing through equity financing, debt financing or other means.

 

The only sources of future funds presently available to the Group are the raising of equity capital by the Company or the sale of its interest in GMSI either in whole or in part. The ability of the Group to arrange such funding in the future will depend in part upon the prevailing market conditions as well as the business performance of the Group. There can be no guarantee that the Group will be successful in its efforts to arrange additional financing, if needed, on terms satisfactory to the Group. If adequate financing is not available, the Group may be required to reduce its investments and related activities.

 

1.4       Basis of consolidation

 

Subsidiaries
Subsidiaries are entities controlled by the Group. Control exists when the Group has the power to govern the financial and operating policies of an entity so as to obtain benefits from its activities. In assessing control, the Group takes into consideration potential voting rights that are currently exercisable. The acquisition date is the date on which control is transferred to the acquirer. The financial statements of subsidiaries are included in the consolidated financial statements from the date that control commences until the date that control ceases.

All entities were 100% owned and controlled by the parent entity, Kolar Gold Limited during the period they were members of the Group.

Transactions eliminated on consolidation

Intra-group balances and transactions, and any unrealised income and expenses arising from intra-group transactions, are eliminated in preparing the consolidated financial statements.

 

1.5       Investment in associates

 

The cost of acquiring equity investments in entities over which the Group is considered to have significant influence is capitalised and classified as an investment in associates. Significant influence is the power to participate in the financial and operating policy decisions of the investee but is not control or joint control of these policies.

 

The investment in associates is accounted for using the equity method. Under this method, on initial recognition the investment in an associate is recognised at cost, and the carrying amount is increased or decreased to recognise the Group's share of the profit or loss of the investee after the date of acquisition. The Group's share of the investee's profit or loss is recognised in the Group's profit or loss.The carrying amount is also adjusted for changes in the Group's proportionate interest in the investee.

 

After application of the equity method, including recognising the associate's losses, the Group applies the requirements of IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement to determine whether it is necessary to recognise any additional impairment loss with respect to its net investment in the associate. If any indication of impairment is noted under IAS 39, the impairment testing will follow the principals of IAS 36 Impairment of Assets.

 

1.6       Classification of financial instruments issued by the Group

Following the adoption of IAS 32, financial instruments issued by the Group are treated as equity only to the extent that they meet the following two conditions:

(a)        they include no contractual obligations upon the Group to deliver cash or other financial assets or to exchange financial assets or financial liabilities with another party under conditions that are potentially unfavourable to the Group; and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

(b)        where the instrument will or may be settled in the Company's own equity instruments, it is either a non-derivative that includes no obligation to deliver a variable number of the Company's own equity instruments or is a derivative that will be settled by the Company's exchanging a fixed amount of cash or other financial assets for a fixed number of its own equity instruments.

 

To the extent that this definition is not met, the proceeds of issue are classified as a financial liability.  Where the instrument so classified takes the legal form of the Company's own shares, the amounts presented in these financial statements for called up share capital and share premium account exclude amounts in relation to those shares. 

 

Where a financial instrument that contains both equity and financial liability components exists these components are separated and accounted for individually under the above policy.

 

1.7       Non-derivative financial instruments

 

Non-derivative financial instruments comprise trade and other receivables, cash and cash equivalents, loans and borrowings, and trade and other payables.

 

Trade and other receivables

Trade and other receivables are recognised initially at fair value. Subsequent to initial recognition they are measured at amortised cost using the effective interest method, less any impairment losses.

 

Trade and other payables

Trade and other payables are recognised initially at fair value. Subsequent to initial recognition they are measured at amortised cost using the effective interest method.

 

Term deposits

Term deposits comprise bank deposits with maturity dates of between 3 and 12 months from balance date.

 

Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents comprise cash balances and call deposits. Bank overdrafts that are repayable on demand and form an integral part of the Group's cash management are included as a component of cash and cash equivalents for the purpose of the statement of cash flows.

 

1.8       Plant and equipment

 

Plant and equipment are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation and accumulated impairment losses.

Where parts of an item of plant and equipment have different useful lives, they are accounted for as separate items of plant and equipment.

 

Depreciation is charged to the income statement on a straight-line basis over the estimateduseful lives of each part of an item of plant and equipment. Land is not depreciated. The estimated useful lives are as follows:

·      plant and equipment            2.5 to 5 years; and

·      fixtures and fittings             2.5 to 10 years

 

Depreciation methods, useful lives and residual values are reviewed at each balance sheet date.

 

1.9       Foreign currency 

 

Foreign currency transactions

Transactions in foreign currencies are translated to the respective functional currencies of the Group's entities at the foreign exchange rate ruling at the date of the transaction. Monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies at the balance sheet date are retranslated to the functional currency at the foreign exchange rate ruling at that date. Foreign exchange differences arising on translation are recognised in the income statement. Non-monetary assets and liabilities that are measured in terms of historical cost in a foreign currency are translated using the exchange rate at the date of the transaction.

 

Foreign operations

The assets and liabilities of foreign operations are translated to the Group's presentation currency, at foreign exchange rates ruling at the balance sheet date. The revenues and expenses of foreign operations are translated at an average rate for the year where this rate approximates to the foreign exchange rates ruling at the dates of the transactions. Exchange differences arising from the translation of foreign operations are reported as an item of other comprehensive income and accumulated in the translation reserve. When a foreign operation is disposed of, such that control is lost, the entire accumulated amount in the translation reserve, is recycled to profit or loss as part of the gain or loss on disposal. When the Group disposes of only part of its interest in a subsidiary that includes a foreign operation while still retaining control, the relevant proportion of the accumulated amount is reattributed to non-controlling interests.

 

Exchange differences arising from a monetary item receivable from or payable to a foreign operation, the settlement of which is neither planned nor likely in the foreseeable future, are considered to form part of a net investment in a foreign operation and are recognised directly in equity in the translation reserve.

 

1.10     Exploration and evaluation expenditure 

 

Exploration and evaluation costs, including the costs of acquiring licences, are capitalised as exploration and evaluation assets on an area of interest basis. Costs incurred before the Group has obtained the legal rights to explore an area are recognised in the profit or loss.

 

Exploration and evaluation assets are only recognised if the rights of the area of interest are current and either:

 

·    the expenditures are expected to be recouped through successful development and exploitation of the area of interest; or

·    activities in the area of interest have not at the reporting date, reached a stage which permits a reasonable assessment of the existence or otherwise of economically recoverable reserves and active and significant operations in, or in relation to, the area of interest are continuing.

 

Exploration and evaluation assets are assessed for impairment when facts and circumstances suggest that the carrying amount exceeds the recoverable amount.  For the purposes of impairment testing, exploration and evaluation assets are allocated to cash-generating units to which the exploration activity related. The cash-generating unit shall not be larger than the area of interest or the operating segment as disclosed in Note 3.

 

Once the technical feasibility and commercial viability of the extraction of mineral resources in an area of interest are demonstrable, exploration and evaluation assets attributable to that area of interest are first tested for impairment and then reclassified from intangible assets to mining property and development assets within property, plant and development.

 

1.11     Impairment

 

A financial asset not carried at fair value through profit or loss is assessed at each reporting date to determine whether there is objective evidence that it is impaired. A financial asset is impaired if objective evidence indicates that a loss event has occurred after the initial recognition of the asset, and that the loss event had a negative effect on the estimated future cash flows of that asset that can be estimated reliably.

 

An impairment loss in respect of a financial asset measured at amortised cost is calculated as the difference between its carrying amount and the present value of the estimated future cash flows discounted at the asset's original effective interest rate.  Interest on the impaired asset continues to be recognised through the unwinding of the discount. When a subsequent event causes the amount of impairment loss to decrease, the decrease in impairment loss is reversed through profit or loss.

 

The carrying amounts of the Group's non-financial assets are reviewed at each reporting date to determine whether there is any indication of impairment. If any such indication exists, then the asset's recoverable amount is estimated.

 

The recoverable amount of an asset or cash-generating unit is the greater of its value in use and its fair value less costs to sell. In assessing value in use, the estimated future cash flows are discounted to their present value using a pre-tax discount rate that reflects current market assessments of the time value of money and the risks specific to the asset. For the purpose of impairment testing, assets that cannot be tested individually are grouped together into the smallest group of assets that generates cash inflows from continuing use that are largely independent of the cash inflows of other assets or groups of assets (the "cash-generating unit").

 

An impairment loss is recognised if the carrying amount of an asset or its cash generating unit exceeds its estimated recoverable amount. Impairment losses are recognised in profit or loss. Impairment losses recognised in respect of cash generated units are allocated first to reduce the carrying amount of any goodwill allocated to the units, and then to reduce the carrying amounts of the other assets in the unit (group of units) on a pro rata basis.

 

Impairment losses recognised in prior periods are assessed at each reporting date for any indications that the loss has decreased or no longer exists. An impairment loss is reversed if there has been a change in the estimates used to determine the recoverable amount. An impairment loss is reversed only to the extent that the asset's carrying amount does not exceed the carrying amount that would have been determined, net of depreciation or amortisation, if no impairment loss had been recognised.

 

1.12     Employee benefits and other share based payment arrangements

 

Short-term benefits

Short-term employee benefit obligations are measured on an undiscounted basis and are expensed as the related service is provided.

 

Long-term benefits

The Group's net obligation in respect of long-term employee benefits is the amount of the future benefit that employees have earned in return for their service in the current and prior periods; that benefit is discounted to determine its present value, and the fair value of the related assets is deducted.  The discount rate is the yield at the reporting date on government bonds that have maturity dates approximating the terms of the Group's obligations and that are denominated in the same currency in which the benefit is expected to be paid.

 

Share-based payment transactions

Share-based payment arrangements in which the Group receives goods or services as consideration for its own equity instruments are accounted for as equity-settled share-based payment transactions, regardless of how the equity instruments are obtained by the Group. 

 

Share-based transactions, other than those with employees, are measured at the value of goods or services received where this can be reliably measured.  Where the services received are not identifiable, their fair value is determined by reference to the grant date fair value of the equity instruments provided.  Should it not be possible to measure reliably the fair value of identifiable goods and services received, their fair value shall be determined by reference to the fair value of the equity instruments provided measured over the period of time that the goods and services are received.

 

The expense is recognised in profit or loss (or capitalised as part of an asset) when the goods are received or as services are provided, with a corresponding increase in equity.

 

The grant date fair value of share-based payment awards granted to employees is recognised as an employee expense, with a corresponding increase in equity, over the period that the employees become unconditionally entitled to the awards.  The fair value of the options granted is measured using an option valuation model, taking into account the terms and conditions upon which the options were granted.  The amount recognised as an expense is adjusted to reflect the actual number of awards for which the related service and non-market vesting conditions are expected to be met, such that the amount ultimately recognised as an expense is based on the number of awards that do meet the related service and non-market performance conditions at the vesting date. For share-based payment awards with non-vesting conditions, the grant date fair value of the share-based payment is measured to reflect such conditions and there is no true-up for differences between expected and actual outcomes.

 

Share-based payment transactions in which the Group receives goods or services by incurring a liability to transfer cash or other assets that is based on the price of the Group's equity instruments are accounted for as cash-settled share-based payments.  The fair value of the amount payable to recipients is recognised as an expense, with a corresponding increase in liabilities, over the period in which the recipients become unconditionally entitled to payment. The liability is re-measured at each balance sheet date and at settlement date. Any changes in the fair value of the liability are recognised in profit or loss.

 

1.13     Expenses

 

Operating lease payments

Payments made under operating leases are recognised in profit or loss on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease. Lease incentives received are recognised in profit or loss as an integral part of the total lease expense.

 

Due diligence - GMSI and other prospective gold assets

These expenses relate to technical, legal and financial advisory costs with respect to the agreements with GMSI and the assessment of other prospective gold assets.

           

Financing income and expenses

Financing expenses comprise interest payable and finance charges on shares classified as liabilities recognised in profit or loss using the effective interest method, unwinding of the discount on provisions, and net foreign exchange losses that are recognised in the income statement (see foreign currency accounting policy note 1.5). Financing income comprise interest receivable on funds invested, dividend income, and net foreign exchange gains.

 

Interest income and interest payable is recognised in profit or loss as it accrues, using the effective interest method. Foreign currency gains and losses are reported on a net basis.

 

1.14     Taxation

 

Tax on the profit or loss for the year comprises current and deferred tax. Tax is recognised in profit or loss except to the extent that it relates to items recognised directly in equity, in which case it is recognised in equity.

 

Current tax is the expected tax payable or receivable on the taxable income or loss for the year, using tax rates enacted or substantively enacted at the balance sheet date, and any adjustment to tax payable in respect of previous years.

 

Deferred tax is provided on temporary differences between the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amounts used for taxation purposes. The following temporary differences are not provided for: the initial recognition of goodwill, the initial recognition of assets or liabilities that affect neither accounting nor taxable profit other than in a business combination, and differences relating to investments in subsidiaries to the extent that they will probably not reverse in the foreseeable future. The amount of deferred tax provided is based on the expected manner of realisation or settlement of the carrying amount of assets and liabilities, using tax rates enacted or substantively enacted at the balance sheet date.

 

A deferred tax asset is recognised only to the extent that it is probable that future taxable profits will be available against which the temporary difference can be utilised.

 

1.15     Earnings per share

 

The Group presents basic and diluted earnings or loss per share data for its ordinary shares.  Basic earnings/loss per share is calculated by dividing the profit or loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of the Company by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period, adjusted for own shares held.  Diluted earnings/loss per share is determined by adjusting the profit or loss attributable to ordinary shareholders and the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding, adjusted for own shares held, for the effects of all dilutive potential ordinary shares, which comprise convertible notes and share options and warrants granted.

 

1.16     Operating segments

 

Segment results that are reported to the Chief Executive Officer include items directly attributable to a segment as well as those that can be allocated on a reasonable basis.  Unallocated items comprise mainly corporate assets, head office expenses, and income tax assets and liabilities.

 

Segment capital expenditure is the total cost incurred during the period to acquire plant and equipment, and intangible assets other than goodwill.

 

1.17     Adopted IFRS not yet applied

 

The following accounting standards

·      IFRS 11 Joint arrangements (plus subsequent amendments)

·      IFRS 12 Disclosure of interests in other entities

·      IFRIC 21 Accounting for levies

 

and amendments to the following accounting standards:

 

·        IAS 32 Financial Instruments

·        IAS 36 Impairment of assets

·        IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement

 

1.18     Use of estimates and judgements

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with IFRSs requires management to make judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the application of accounting policies and the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, income and expenses.  Actual results may differ from these estimates. 

 

Estimates and underlying assumptions are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Revisions to accounting estimates are recognised in the period in which the estimates are revised and in any future periods affected.

 

In particular, information about assumptions and estimation uncertainties that have a significant risk of resulting in a material adjustment within the next financial year are described in the following notes:

 

·      going concern (note 1.3), and

·      Valuation of investment in associate (note 6).

 

2.       Risk management 

 

Overview 

The Group has exposure to the following risks:

·      Credit risk;

·      Liquidity risk;

·      Tax risk;

·      Currency risk;

·      Market risk; and

·      Operational risk

 

This note presents information about the Group's exposure to each of the above risks, its objectives, policies and processes for measuring and managing risk, and its management of capital.  Further quantitative disclosures are included throughout these consolidated financial statements.

 

Risk management framework

The Board of Directors has overall responsibility for the establishment and oversight of the risk management framework and developing and monitoring the Group's risk management policies. Key risk areas have been identified and the Group's risk management policies and systems will be reviewed regularly to reflect changes in market conditions and the Group's activities. 

 

The Audit Committee oversees how management monitors compliance with the Group's risk management policies and procedures and reviews the adequacy of the risk management framework in relation to the risks faced by the Group.

 

Credit risk

Credit risk is the risk of financial loss to the Group if a customer or counterparty to a financial instrument fails to meet its contractual obligations, and arises principally from the Group's bank deposits and receivables. The risk of non-collection is considered to be low.

 

Liquidity risk

Liquidity risk is the risk that the Group will encounter difficulty in meeting the obligations associated with its financial liabilities that are settled by delivering cash or another financial asset.  The Group's approach to managing liquidity is to ensure, as far as possible, that it will always have sufficient liquidity to meet its liabilities when due, under both normal and stressed conditions, without incurring unacceptable losses or risking damage to the Group's reputation.

 

Tax risk

The Company holds its investments in India through Kolar Gold Resources Limited, a wholly owned Mauritian subsidiary.

 

A Tax Information Exchange Agreement is in place between Guernsey and India. 

 

The Group does not currently generate significant income in India and its investment is capital in nature. Future tax liabilities may be subject to how Indian tax law changes and how the relevant double tax treaties are interpreted from time to time.

 

Currency risk 

The Group is exposed to currency risk on cash and cash equivalents, receivables and payables that are denominated in a currency other than the functional currency of the each of the Group entities. In order to reduce currency risk, each entity holds most of its funds in the same currency as its functional currency in sufficient amounts to cover expected future outgoings for several months. The Group does not use derivatives to hedge its foreign currency exposures.

 

Market risk

The Group has acquired an interest in GMSI. This exposes the Group to fluctuation in the value of that equity investment. The Group is entitled to nominate one director to the board of GMSI and will continue to work closely with GMSI to develop its resources.

 

In addition, the Group's future revenues from product sales will be affected by changes in the market price of gold and could also be subject to exchange controls or similar restrictions.

 

Operational risk

The Group's business is at an early stage and is subject to several operational risks. These risks include exploration and mining risks, delays in approvals to undertake exploration activities, actual resources differing from estimates, operational delays and the availability of equipment, personnel and infrastructure. The significantly larger portfolio of projects resulting from the new agreements with GMSI will spread the risk and impact of delays in licence approvals. In addition, the Group has business and liability insurance policies in place to mitigate some of these risks.

 

The Group is also dependent on key personnel and subject to the actions of third parties, including staff of GMSI and other contractors and suppliers.

 

The Group's operations are also subject to government laws and regulations, particularly environmental regulation. The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act was passed in India in 2013. This legislation put in place a requirement for rehabilitation and resettlement programmes for those affected by mining activities/ environmental damage.  This does not have any direct impact on the Group at present, but it may impact on its investment in GMSI.

 

Capital management

The Company has no loans or borrowings and has sufficient resources, in the view of the Directors, to meet its working capital requirements until early calendar year 2016.

 

The Group manages its capital through the preparation of detailed forecasts, and tracks actual receipts and outlays against the forecasts on a regular basis,  to ensure that entities in the Group will be able to continue as a going concern while maximising the return to shareholders.

 

The capital structure of the Group consists of cash and cash equivalents and equity comprising, capital, reserves and accumulated losses.

 

3.       Operating segments

 

The Group has one reportable segment, being Indian Exploration - Investment in gold exploration activities and administration in the Kolar Gold Fields region in Karnataka State, India.

 

The Group also has corporate administrative functions outside India which generate corporate expenses that have not been allocated to a segment.

 

The Group's Chief Executive Officer reviews internal management reports for this segment on a monthly basis.

 

Information regarding the results of the reportable segment is included below. The Group has no revenue at this stage of its development and performance is measured based on expenses incurred and exploration activity levels in the Indian segment.

 


Indian Exploration

Corporate

Total


2014

2013

2014

2013

2014

2013


£

£

£

£

£

£

  Income


-


267

267

Depreciation and amortisation

5,385

1,936

2,914

4,474

8,299

6,410

Share-based payments

-

-

21,723

99,191

21,723

99,191

Dilution of investment in associate

1,326,888

-

-

-

1,326,888

-

Impairment of investment in associate

2,865,325

-

-

-

2,865,325

-

Share of loss of associate

126,938

-

-

-

126,938

-

Other reportable segment  expenses

216,947

46,748

1,055,418

2,041,846

1,272,365

2,088,594

Segment result before tax

(4,541,483)

(48,684)

(1,080,055)

(2,145,244)

(5,621,538)

(2,193,928)

Reportable segment assets

2,517,496

6,240,220

3,463,283

5,329,223

5,980,779

11,569,443

Exploration and evaluation expenditure capitalised

-

6,122,168


-

-

6,122,168

 

Investments in associate

2,503,017

-

-

-

2,503,017

-

Other capital expenditure

-

846

2,028

-

2,028

846

Reportable segment liabilities

(20,740)

(667)

(461,169)

(460,149)

(481,909)

(460,816)

 

 

Kolar Gold Limited and its controlled entities

Notes to the financial statements

 

 

 

4.

 

Expenses and auditors' remuneration

 



 


2014

2013



£

£


Included in loss for the year are the following:




Depreciation charge

8,299

6,410






Operating lease expense

26,947

24,723






Auditors' remuneration




Audit of financial statements

53,941

79,883


Other

10,000

6,209


Auditors' remuneration

63,941

86,092

 

5.

Income tax expense







2014

2013




£

£


 

Current tax expense





Current year


-

-







Deferred tax expense





Origination and reversal of temporary differences


-

-







Tax expense in income statement


-

-






 


 

Reconciliation of effective tax rate

 

2014
%

 

2014
£

 

2013
%

 

2013
£


Loss for the year


(5,621,538)


(2,193,928)


Total income tax for the year


-


-


Loss excluding income tax


(5,621,538)


(2,193,928)


Income tax using the Company's domestic rate

(0.0)

-

(0.0)

-


Effect of tax rates in foreign jurisdictions


(209,325)


(271,071)


Non-deductible expenses


19,793


54,852


Current year losses for which no deferred tax asset was recognised


189,532


216,219


Total current tax benefit


-


-




A deferred tax asset of £3,512,847 (2013: £3,323,315) has not been recognised in respect of losses, as there is currently uncertainty surrounding the recoverability of such assets.

 

 

 

Kolar Gold Limited and its controlled entities

Notes to the financial statements

 

6

Investment in associate


 

In 2010 the Group entered into a contract to acquire the rights to gold assets in the North Kolar, South Kolar and East Kolar permit areas of India. The mining assets comprised mineral exploration rights in these permit areas. The Group was committed, but not obligated, to acquire the rights when, and only when, they had been approved by the Government of India.  At 30 June 2013, a commitment, but not an obligation, existed in relation to this acquisition of £4,716,981.

 

In August 2013 the Group entered into a Heads of Agreement with GMSI to dissolve the above contract and return all rights in the Kolar Gold Projects to GMSI.  In consideration for the return of all tenement rights to GMSI, the cancellation of a £300,000 advance from KGL to GMSI last year (which was accounted for as an Exploration and evaluation asset last year), and a cash consideration of £700,000, the Group acquired a 30% equity interest in GMSI.

 

GMSI is accounted for as an associate because, while the Group has influence over GMSI, it does not have control, and it is accounted for on an equity accounting basis.  The fair value of the investment in GMSI at the time of the acquisition was equivalent to the cost and fair value of the assets surrendered of £6,822,168, and this amount has been determined to be the acquisition cost of the investment in the associate.

In November 2013 GMSI issued shares to a third party amounting to 20% of GMSI's issued share capital, in exchange for the provision of services.  As a result of this transaction and the purchase arrangements, the Group's equity holding of GMSI fell to an effective interest of 26%.  Subsequent share issues have diluted the Group further to 24.15%. Based on the above, between the date of acquisition and 30 June 2014, the Group suffered a loss on dilution in its investment totalling £1,326,888.


The carrying value of the investment in an associate is determined as follows:




2014

2013




£

£


Investment in an associate



-


Acquisition cost


6,822,168

-


Dilution of investment


(1,326,888)

-


Impairment of investment


(2,865,325)



Share of loss of associate


(126,938)

-


Total


2,503,017

-







The Board has considered the valuation of its investment in GMSI and has recognised an impairment loss of £2,865,325. In determining the impairment loss the Board has had regard to the financial position of GMSI, the price of gold and exchange rates at the reporting date, the valuations of junior and early stage miners on world markets, discussions that have taken place with third parties and with shareholders of GMSI concerning fund raising for future activities. This has resulted in the fair value of this the Group investment in GMSI as at balance date to be £2,503,017, resulting in the Impairment.

 

The audited financial statements of GMSI for the year ended 31 March 2014, after adjusting to IFRS, show that GMSI had no revenue, other than interest income of less than £5k, assets of £2.4m (including £314k current) and liabilities of £132k (all current).

 

On 26 November 2014 the major shareholders in GMSI entered into a new shareholders' agreement and a subscription agreement whereby they intend to subscribe for up to INR 158.2 million (£1.63 million) in new equity to provide GMSI with working capital for its exploration operations over the next nine months, pro rata to their current shareholdings, at a pre new money valuation for GMSI today of INR 1,098.0 million (£11.32 million) - see Note 18 Subsequent events.

 

 

Kolar Gold Limited and its controlled entities

Notes to the financial statements

 

7.

Exploration and evaluation expenditure







2014

2013




£

£


Balance  at beginning of year


6,122,168

5,496,153


Geological services


-

106,481


Salaries & wages


-

194,454


Advances to GMSI


-

300,000


Other expenses capitalised


-

25,080


Transferred to investment in an associate


(6,122,168)

-


Balance at end of year


-

6,122,168


 

 

8.

Trade and other payables







2014

2013




£

£


Trade and other payables due to related parties


16,098

-


Other trade payables


139,894

161,966


Non-trade payables and accrued expenses


180,048

159,484



336,040

321,450

 

9.

Employee benefits

 




2014
£

2013
£

Current



Liability for annual leave

48,203

66,175

Liability for long service leave

94,122

68,585


142,325

134,760

Non-current



Liability for long service leave

3,544

4,606


145,869

139,366

 

 

10.

Share-based payments

 

a)    Options

 

 

As at 30 June 2014, the following unexpired options were in existence over the shares of Kolar Gold Limited:

 

 

Name

DateofGrant

OrdinarySharesunder option

ExpiryDate

ExercisePrice£

 

Harvinder Hungin 1

10.6.11

450,000

10.06.16

0.40

 

Stephen Coe 1

10.6.11

350,000

10.06.16

0.40

 

Stephen Oke 1

10.6.11

350,000

10.06.16

0.40

 

Harvinder Hungin 2

31.12.12

150,000

28.12.17

0.0838

 

Stephen Coe 2

31.12.12

125,000

28.12.17

0.0838

 

Stephen Oke 2

31.12.12

125,000

28.12.17

0.0838

 

Harvinder Hungin 3

25.11.13

150,000

25.11.18

0.0638

 

Stephen Coe 3

25.11.13

125,000

25.11.18

0.0638

 

Stephen Oke 3

25.11.13

125,000

25.11.18

0.0638

 



1,950,000



 






 

Each option entitles the holder to subscribe for one ordinary share in Kolar Gold Limited.  Options do not confer any voting rights on the holder.

 

 

1 The above options were granted by Kolar Gold Limited on 10 June 2011 to directors.  The options vested on grant date with no vesting conditions.

 

2 The above options were granted by Kolar Gold Limited on 31 December 2012 to directors.  The options vested on grant date with no vesting conditions.

 

3    The above options were granted by Kolar Gold Limited on 25 November 2013 to directors.  The options vested on grant date with no vesting conditions.

 

850,000 options expired on 1 December 2013 and 2,700,000 options expired on 17 June 2014.

 

No other options were issued during the year ended 30 June 2014.

 

 

Inputs for measurement of grant date fair values

The grant date fair values of all options issued was measured based on the Black-Scholes formula.  Expected volatility is estimated by considering historic average share price volatility.  The inputs used in the measurement of the fair values at grant date of the share-based payment plans are the following:

 


Additional options

Kolar Gold Ltd





2014

£




Fair value at grant date

0. 0543




Share price at grant date

0.0638




Exercise price

0.0638




Expected volatility

126.9%




Option life

5.0 years




Expected dividend

nil




 

 






 

The number and weighted average exercise price of the options are as follows:


Weighted average exercise price £

Number of options

Weighted average exercise price

£

Number of options


2014

2014

2013

2013

Options issued by Kolar Gold Limited





 

Outstanding at the beginning of the year

0.3533

5,100,000

0.372

5,350,000

Granted during the year

0.0638

400,000

0.0838

400,000

Expired during the year

0.3761

(3,550,000)

0.30

(650,000)


0.2662

1,950,000

0.3533

5,100,000

 

The weighted average remaining contractual life of the options is 2.8 years (2013 1.6 years).

 

b)          Warrants

 

There were no unexercised warrants as at 30 June 2014.

 

 

On 17 June 2014 1,300,000 Broker warrants Series 1 and 1,500,000 Broker warrants Series 2 expired.

 

 

 

 c)        Share-based payment expense recognised in the income statement

 


2014

£

2013

£

SUN Mining Initial warrants Series 2

-

77,542

Options issued to non-executive directors

21,723

21,649

Total share-based payment expense

21,723

99,191

 

 

11.     Capital and reserves

 

Issued capital - Kolar Gold Limited

 



Ordinary Shares

(7p each)

a)   Authorised capital


400,000,000




b)   Movement in issued and fully paid share capital:






In issue at 1 July 2012


100,151,796

Issued to staff and consultants for services


308,623

Issued to SUN Mining on exercise of warrants


5,833,118

In issue at 30 June 2013


106,293,537




In issue at 1 July 2013


106,293,537

Issued


-

In issue at 30 June 2014


106,293,537

 

c)   Reconciliation to cash flows statement

2014

2013


No.

£

No.

£

Shares issued by Kolar Gold Limited in lieu of cash for provision of services at 16.07p per share

-

-

40,961

6,583

Shares issued by Kolar Gold Limited in lieu of cash for provision of services at 9.84p per share

-

-

192,662

18,958

Shares issued by Kolar Gold Limited in lieu of cash for provision of services at 40p per share

-

-

75,000

30,000




308,623

55,541

 

 All shares issued by the Company are 'ordinary' shares and rank equally in all respects, including for dividends, shareholder attendance and voter rights at meetings, on a return of capital and in a winding-up.

 

 

d) Reserves

 

Share premium reserve

The share premium reserve comprises the excess of consideration received over the par value of the shares issued.

 

Share based payments reserve

The options reserve comprises the equity value of share based payments issued by the Group.

 

Translation reserve

The translation reserve contains all foreign currency differences arising from the translation of the financial statements of foreign operations.  Changes arising from monetary items that are considered to be part of the net investment are also included in the translation reserve.

 

12.     Loss per share

 

The calculation of basic loss per share at 30 June 2014 was based on the loss of £5,621,538 (2013: £2,193,928), and a weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding of 106,293,537 (2013: 102,462,294), calculated as follows:

 

 


2014

2013


£

£

Loss attributable to ordinary shareholders

5,621,538

2,193,928




Weighted average number of ordinary shares




'000

'000

Issued ordinary shares at 1 July

106,294

100,152

Effect of shares issued during the year

-

2,310

 

Weighted average number of shares at 30 June

106,294

102,462

 

Diluted loss per share

Options and warrants granted to the Directors, staff and external consultants are considered to be potential ordinary shares and have not been included in the determination of diluted loss  per share because they are not considered to be dilutive. The options have not been included in the determination of the basic loss per share.

 

 

 

2014 pence per share

2013 pence per share

Basic and diluted loss per share

5.29

2.14

 

 

13.     Financial instruments

(a) Fair values of financial instruments

 

The fair values of all financial assets and financial liabilities are equal to their carrying amounts shown in the statement of financial position.

Trade and other receivables

The fair value of trade and other receivables is estimated as the present value of future cash flows, discounted at the market rate of interest at the balance sheet date if the effect is material.

Trade and other payables

The fair value of trade and other payables is estimated as the present value of future cash flows, discounted at the market rate of interest at the balance sheet date if the effect is material.

Cash and cash equivalents

The fair value of cash and cash equivalents is estimated as its carrying amount where the cash is repayable on demand.  Where it is not repayable on demand then the fair value is estimated at the present value of future cash flows, discounted at the market rate of interest at the balance sheet date.

 

 

(b) Credit risk

Financial risk management

Credit risk is the risk of financial loss to the Group if a customer or counterparty to a financial instrument fails to meet its contractual obligations, and arises principally from the Group's receivables and cash and cash equivalents. The carrying amount of cash, cash equivalents and term deposits represents the maximum credit exposure on those assets.  The cash and cash equivalents are held with bank and financial institution counterparties which are rated at least A for Australian and UK banks, and BBB for Indian banks, based on rating agency Standard and Poor's ratings.

Exposure to credit risk

The carrying amount of financial assets represents the maximum credit exposure. Therefore, the maximum exposure to credit risk at the reporting date was £3,439,652 (2013: £5,400,095 ), being the total of the carrying amount of financial assets, shown in the statement of financial position.

 

 (c) Liquidity risk

Liquidity risk is the risk that the Group will not be able to meet its financial obligations as they fall due.

 

The following are the contractual maturities of financial liabilities, including estimated interest payments and excluding the impact of netting agreements.

 

Financial liabilities

Carrying amount

Contractual cash flows

6 months or less

6-12 months

1 -2 years


£

£

£

£

£

30 June 2014






Trade and other payables

336,040

336,040

238,890

-

97,150







30 June 2013






Trade and other payables

321,450

321,450

304,563

1,959

14,928

 

(d) Currency risk

 

The Group's exposure to foreign currency risk is as follows. This is based on the carrying amount for monetary financial instruments which are held in a currency that differs from that entity's functional currency, except derivatives when it is based on notional amounts.

 


2014

2013


£

£

Cash and cash equivalents -  A$ and INR

56,370

129,415

Trade and other payables - US$

(10,959)

(46,540)


45,411

82,875

 

The following significant exchange rates applied during the year:

 


Average rate

Reporting date spot rate

Average rate

Reporting date spot rate


2014

2014

2013

2013

GBP:A$

1.7714

1.8039

1.5301

1.66287

GBP:INR

99.6019

102.065

85.85

90.6375

GBP:US$

1.6259

1.70276

1.5687

1.52084

 

 

Sensitivity analysis

A strengthening of the GBP, as indicated below, against the Australian dollar and Indian Rupee at 30 June 2014 would have decreased equity by the amount shown below. This analysis is on foreign currency exchange rate variances that the Group considered to be reasonably possible at the end of the reporting period. The analysis assumes that all other variables, in particular interest rates, remain constant.

 


Equity

Profit or loss


£

£

 

30 June 2014



A$ (10 percent strengthening)

5,637

-

US$ (10 percent strengthening)

(1,096)

-

 

30 June 2013



A$ (10 percent strengthening)

12,942

-

US$ (10 percent strengthening)

(4,654)

-

 

A weakening of the GBP against the Australian dollar and Indian Rupee at 30 June would have had the equal but opposite effect on the amounts shown above, on the basis that all other variables remain constant.

 

(e) Interest rate risk

Profile

At the reporting date the interest rate profile of interest-bearing financial instruments was:

 


Carrying amount


2014
£

2013
£

Variable rate instruments



Cash and cash equivalents

1,370,181

698,817

Term deposits

2,060,236

4,671,734


3,430,417

5,370,551

 

Cash flow sensitivity analysis for variable rate instruments

The Group's interest bearing assets at balance date were invested with financial institutions with a minimum rating (S&P long term rating) of A for Australian and UK banks, and BBB for Indian banks and comprised solely bank accounts.

 

A change in interest rates would have increased/(decreased) profit or loss by the amounts shown below. This analysis assumes that all other variables, in particular foreign currency rates, remain constant. This analysis is performed on the same basis for 2014.

 


2014

2013


Profit or loss

Profit or loss


100 bp increase

100 bp decrease

100 bp increase

100 bp decrease

Variable rate instruments

34,304

(34,304)

53,706

(53,706)

 

 

14.     Operating leases

 


 

2014

 

2013

 

Non-cancellable operating lease rentals are payable as follows:

£

£

 


Less than one year

21,427

23,692


Between one and five years

19,140

44,902



40,567

68,594

 

15.     Contingencies and commitments

 

In 2011 the Group entered into a contract with Geomysore Services (India) Pvt Ltd ('GMSI') to purchase outstanding options over, and undertake exploration activity in relation to certain mineral exploration tenements in the Kolar Gold Fields region in India. This contract entitled the Group to purchase these options at a total cost of £4.4 million, once all governmental and regulatory approvals have been obtained.

 

On 16 August 2013 the Group entered into agreements in which the Group waived these option rights in exchange for an equity interest in GMSI.

 

16.     Group entities

 



Country of

Ownership interest



incorporation

2014

2013

Kolar Gold Resources Limited

(i)

Mauritius

100%

100%

Kolar Gold Resources (India) Private Limited

(ii)

India

100%

100%

Kolar Gold Pty Ltd


Australia

100%

100%

 

(i)

 

Incorporated on 3 March 2011

(ii)

Incorporated on 24 March 2011

 

17.     Related parties

 

Key management personnel

Key management personnel remuneration

2014
£

2013
£

Cash-settled transactions

553,182

838,746

Share-based payments

21,723

48,958


574,905

887,704

 

In addition to their salaries and fees, key management personnel participate in the Group's share option programme (see Note 10).

 

Directors' remuneration and interests

 

2014
Remuneration
Interests
 
Cash-based payments
Share-based payments
 
Totals
Shares
Options
 
£
£
£
No.
No.
Harvinder Hungin (Chairman)
45,000
8,147
53,147
1,700,0001

750,0001

Nicholas Spencer (Chief Executive Officer)
 
 
 
 
 
-
Salary
237,785
-
237,785
-
-
-
Superannuation
14,642
-
14,642
-
-
 
Total
252,427
-
252,427
1,763,569
-
Stephen Coe
35,000
6,788
41,788
237,439
600,000
Stephen Oke
40,000
6,788
46,788
Nil
600,000
V Sivakumar
25,986
-
25,986
Nil
Nil
Shiv Khemka
5,000
-
5,000
Nil
Nil
TOTALS
403,413
21,723
425,136
3,701,008
1,950,000

 

2013
Remuneration
Interests
 
Cash-based payments
Share-based payments
 
Totals
Shares
Options
 
£
£
£
No.
No.
Harvinder Hungin (Chairman)
45,000
8,119
53,119
1,700,0001

600,0001

Nicholas Spencer (Chief Executive Officer)
 
-
 
 
 
-
Salary
236,621
12,588
249,209
n/a
n/a
-
Superannuation
22,131
-
22,131
n/a
n/a
 
Total
258,752
12,588
271,340
1,763,569
1,850,000
 
Richard Johnson (Chief Operating Officer)
 
 
 
 
 
-
Salary
95,885
-
95,885
n/a
n/a
-
Superannuation
29,239
-
29,239
n/a
n/a
-
Termination pay
110,000
-
110,000
n/a
n/a
 
Total
235,124
-
235,124
 
 
Stephen Coe 2
27,708
14,057
41,765
237,439
475,000
Stephen Oke
40,000
6,765
46,765
Nil
475,000
Shiv Khemka
30,000
-
30,000
Nil
Nil
TOTALS
636,584
41,529
678,113
3,701,008
3,400,000

 

 

Directors' remuneration and interests (Cont'd)

 

 

1. SG Hambros Trust Company (Channel Islands) Limited hold 1,700,000 Ordinary Shares, as trustee of the Carlyle Settlement, in which Harvinder Hungin and his family have an interest.

 

2. 50% of Stephen Coe's Director's fees was paid by the issue of shares until December 2012.

 

 

Amounts owing to directors at 30 June 2014 were £16,098 (2013: Nil).

 

GMSI is a related party, as the Company held a 24.15% equity investment in this entity (see Note 6) as at balance date. There were no amounts outstanding as at 30 June 2014.

 

SUN Mining is a related party, as Shiv Khemka, Vice Chairman of SUN Group was a director until 14th August 2013, when he was replaced by Vaidyanathan Sivakumar, a director of SUN Group.

 

SUN Group holds 11,666,237 (2013: 11,666,237) shares in the Company. There were no transactions between the Group and SUN and there were no amounts outstanding as at 30 June 2014.

 

18.     Subsequent events

 

On 26 November 2014 the major shareholders in GMSI entered into a new shareholders' agreement and  subscription agreement whereby they intend to subscribe for up to INR 158.2 million (£1.63 million) in new equity to provide GMSI with working capital for its exploration operations over the next nine months, pro rata to their current shareholdings, at a pre new money valuation for GMSI today of INR 1,098.0 million (£11.32 million). The INR 158.2 million (£1.63 million) funding will be undertaken in four tranches between November 2014 and May 2015.  Any shareholder not subscribing in the first tranche can do so later in subsequent tranches and shares not subscribed for can be taken up by major shareholders, Kolar Gold and Thriveni Earth Movers Limited ("Thriveni").

 

GMSI will execute a two rig drilling contract of up to 15,800m to increase and upgrade the gold resource at the Jonnagiri mining lease area, at a drill cost of up to INR 144.7 million (£1.49 million), to be funded by the subscription by Thriveni for further equity in GMSI, also at the same pre new money valuation for GMSI today of INR 1,098.0 million (£11.32 million), within the next 12 months.

 

Kolar Gold intends to subscribe for its pro rata allocation of the up to INR 158.2 million (£1.63 million) fund raising totalling up to INR 42.6 million (£0.44 million). If all major GMSI shareholders take up their rights and the drilling contract is executed in full as anticipated, Kolar Gold's interest in GMSI would be 22.9 per cent, and if its INR 128.1 million (£1.32 million) option is exercised in full this would rise to 29.3 per cent. Thriveni has indicated that it is willing to subscribe for up to INR 79.1 million (£0.82 million) and AIR, a 36.7 per cent shareholder in GMSI, also intends to subscribe for its allocation.

 

Independent auditor's report to the members of Kolar Gold Limited

 

We have audited the Group financial statements (the "financial statements") of  Kolar Gold Limited (the "Company") for the year ended 30 June 2014 which comprise the consolidated statements of comprehensive income, the consolidated statement of financial position, the consolidated statement of changes in equity, the consolidated statement of cash flows and the related notes. The financial reporting framework that has been applied in their preparation is applicable law and International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the EU.

 

This report is made solely to the Company's members, as a body, in accordance with section 262 of the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008.  Our audit work has been undertaken so that we might state to the Company's members those matters we are required to state to them in an auditor's report and for no other purpose.  To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the Company and the Company's members as a body, for our audit work, for this report, or for the opinions we have formed. 

 

Respective responsibilities of directors and auditor

 

As explained more fully in the Statement of Directors' Responsibilities set out on page 11, the directors are responsible for the preparation of the financial statements and for being satisfied that they give a true and fair view. Our responsibility is to audit and express an opinion on the financial statements in accordance with applicable law and International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland). Those standards require us to comply with the Auditing Practices Board's (APB's) Ethical Standards for Auditors.

 

Scope of the audit of the financial statements

 

An audit involves obtaining evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements sufficient to give reasonable assurance that the financial statements are free from material misstatement, whether caused by fraud or error. This includes an assessment of: whether the accounting policies are appropriate to the Group's circumstances and have been consistently applied and adequately disclosed; the reasonableness of significant accounting estimates made by the Board of Directors; and the overall presentation of the financial statements. In addition we read all the financial and non-financial information in the Directors' Report to identify material inconsistencies with the audited financial statements. If we become aware of any apparent material misstatements or inconsistencies we consider the implications for our report.

 

Opinion on financial statements

 

In our opinion the financial statements:

 

·     give a true and fair view of the state of the Group's affairs as at 30 June 2014 and of its loss for the year then ended;

·    are in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the EU; and

·     comply with the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008.

 

Matters on which we are required to report by exception

 

We have nothing to report in respect of the following matters where the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008 requires us to report to you if, in our opinion:

·     the Company has not kept proper accounting records; or

·     the financial statements are not in agreement with the accounting records; or

·     we have not received all the information and explanations, which to the best of our knowledge and belief are necessary for the purpose of our audit.

 

Lynton Richmond

For and on behalf of KPMG LLP

Chartered Accounts and Recognised Auditors

15, Canada Square

London

E14 5GL

26 November 2014

 

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 News Archive
DATE HEADLINE
2011-12-09 07:00:16 Kolar Gold Limited - Issue of Shares to Director
2011-12-08 17:24:46 Kolar Gold Limited - Result of AGM
2011-12-06 07:00:23 Kolar Gold Limited - South Kolar Gold Project - Drilling Update
2011-11-14 07:00:30 Kolar Gold Limited - Final Results
2011-11-07 08:59:27 Kolar Gold Limited - Kolar confirms three IP anomalies in South Kolar
2011-08-15 07:00:08 Kolar Gold Limited - South Kolar licence area - drilling update
2011-06-27 10:15:00 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2011-06-21 10:45:01 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2012-12-31 11:44:43 Kolar Gold Limited - Issue of Shares, etc
2012-12-31 10:51:13 Kolar Gold Limited - Result of AGM
2012-12-10 16:50:09 Kolar Gold Limited - Final Results
2012-12-07 15:03:38 Kolar Gold Limited - Composition of Board
2012-11-09 12:05:01 Kolar Gold Limited - Adviser Change of Name
2012-06-13 07:01:00 Kolar Gold Limited - Maiden Resource Statement - Mallappakonda
2012-04-02 07:00:13 Kolar Gold Limited - Positive drill results at Mallappakonda Deposit
2012-03-30 10:10:59 Kolar Gold Limited - Half Yearly Report
2012-02-29 07:00:34 Kolar Gold Limited - Change of Adviser
2013-12-20 10:29:50 Kolar Gold Limited - Result of AGM
2013-12-10 07:00:07 Kolar Gold Limited - Statement re Deccan Gold Announcement
2013-11-28 16:40:55 Kolar Gold Limited - Notice of AGM
2013-11-27 17:14:56 Kolar Gold Limited - Issue of Options
2013-11-20 07:00:03 Kolar Gold Limited - Final Results
2013-10-28 07:00:15 Kolar Gold Limited - Jonnagiri Mining Lease Granted
2013-08-19 07:00:06 Kolar Gold Limited - HoA with GMSI and Board Changes
2013-07-17 07:00:07 Kolar Gold Limited - BGML Mines Tender Update
2013-07-11 07:01:22 Kolar Gold Limited - BGML Mine Update
2013-07-03 07:44:25 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2013-06-06 15:09:26 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2013-04-03 07:00:05 Kolar Gold Limited - Exercise of Warrants and Issue of Shares
2013-03-25 07:13:28 Kolar Gold Limited - Half Yearly Report
2013-01-28 07:00:06 Kolar Gold Limited - Trading Update
2013-01-04 10:10:02 Kolar Gold Limited - Admission of Ordinary Shares
2014-12-22 16:02:58 Kolar Gold Limited - Result of AGM
2014-11-28 07:00:23 Kolar Gold Limited - Notice of AGM
2014-11-27 07:53:24 Kolar Gold Limited - Final Results
2014-11-27 07:00:11 Kolar Gold Limited - GMSI Investment and Jonnagiri Update
2014-07-24 10:11:06 Kolar Gold Limited - Director/PDMR Shareholding
2014-07-15 07:00:16 Kolar Gold Limited - Company Update
2014-03-31 11:39:42 Kolar Gold Limited - Half Yearly Report
2014-03-13 09:35:44 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2014-02-11 09:26:51 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2015-12-31 12:02:55 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) Kolar Gold
2015-12-31 10:40:22 Kolar Gold Limited - Result of AGM
2015-12-22 18:34:11 John George Rodway - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold Limited
2015-12-22 11:54:12 Kolar Gold Limited - FORM 8 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE
2015-12-18 10:26:37 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold Ltd
2015-12-17 10:46:09 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)- Kolar Gold
2015-12-15 09:01:54 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold Ltd
2015-12-14 11:35:13 Kolar Gold Limited - Notice of AGM
2015-12-10 11:48:13 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold Ltd
2015-12-09 10:24:28 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2015-12-08 07:00:07 Kolar Gold Limited - Final Results, Board Changes & Offer Period
2015-11-16 07:00:04 Kolar Gold Limited - Replacement: Change of Registered Office
2015-11-11 07:00:10 Kolar Gold Limited - Change of Registered Office
2015-09-16 09:55:20 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2015-09-15 17:55:38 Kolar Gold Limited - Statement re. Press Comment
2015-03-30 11:34:09 Kolar Gold Limited - Half Yearly Report
2015-02-03 14:44:37 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2016-12-28 11:50:30 Result of AGM
2016-12-09 07:00:08 Kolar Gold Limited - Final Results
2016-11-23 07:00:08 Kolar Gold Limited - Appointment of New Director
2016-11-01 07:00:06 Kolar Gold Limited - Gold Trading Platform JV and Strategic Investment
2016-10-21 07:00:07 Kolar Gold Limited - Indian Resource Size Increase
2016-10-13 07:00:08 Kolar Gold Limited - Finland Gold Joint Venture MOU Signed
2016-09-30 17:10:02 Kolar Gold Limited - Directorate Change
2016-09-19 14:52:48 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2016-09-15 14:01:17 Kolar Gold Limited - Operational Review and Strategic Update
2016-08-22 07:25:32 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2016-08-03 11:26:37 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2016-08-02 09:36:38 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2016-08-01 11:13:47 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2016-07-29 15:10:42 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2016-07-29 08:23:30 Kolar Gold Limited - Change of Website Address
2016-07-27 14:04:50 Kolar Gold Limited - Result of General Meeting and Director's Dealing
2016-07-12 09:59:30 Kolar Gold Limited - Change of Adviser
2016-07-12 07:00:07 Kolar Gold Limited - Change of Adviser
2016-07-12 07:00:07 Kolar Gold Limited - Placing, Board Changes and General Meeting
2016-07-07 13:40:29 Kolar Gold Limited - Funding Approved at GMSI EGM
2016-07-06 07:00:07 Kolar Gold Limited - Update on GMSI - Drilling and Study
2016-06-10 16:36:19 Kolar Gold Limited - Director Notification
2016-06-10 16:35:03 Kolar Gold Limited - Director Notification
2016-06-07 17:07:27 Kolar Gold Limited - Stmnt re Share Price Movement
2016-04-19 09:55:52 Kolar Gold Limited - Change of Adviser
2016-04-01 08:56:57 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold Ltd
2016-03-31 11:08:18 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) -Kolar Gold Ltd
2016-03-30 13:45:07 Kolar Gold Limited - Half Yearly Report & Strategic Review Update
2016-03-30 11:50:41 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold Ltd
2016-03-29 09:12:49 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold Ltd
2016-03-24 10:23:11 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold Ltd
2016-03-23 17:30:02 Damille Investments II Limited - Form 8.3 Disclosure Kolar Gold
2016-03-23 11:24:47 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold Plc
2016-03-22 10:36:53 Neil Greetham - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold Limited
2016-03-22 10:31:58 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold Plc
2016-03-21 11:43:00 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold Plc
2016-03-18 12:23:44 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-03-18 10:22:09 Grant Stevens - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold Limited
2016-03-17 10:39:12 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-03-16 11:14:47 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-03-15 11:49:18 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-03-14 18:00:00 Paul Johnson - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold
2016-03-14 11:24:37 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-03-11 08:51:10 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-03-10 11:26:44 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-03-09 10:51:15 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-03-08 11:44:06 Kolar Gold Limited - Statement Re: Share Price Movement
2016-03-08 09:30:27 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-03-07 15:03:48 Andrew Neal - Form 8.3 - KOLAR GOLD
2016-03-07 12:07:06 Grant Stevens - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold
2016-03-07 11:03:41 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-03-04 11:18:03 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-02-29 10:35:18 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-02-29 07:00:09 Grant Stevens - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold Limited
2016-02-26 09:59:12 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-02-26 08:08:14 Peter Allaway - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold
2016-02-12 14:54:35 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold amend
2016-02-12 10:05:13 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-02-09 11:04:28 Kolar Gold Limited - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold
2016-02-09 10:40:15 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-02-08 11:58:00 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-02-04 14:08:01 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-02-03 11:57:00 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-02-02 11:08:17 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-02-01 11:12:55 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-01-29 11:51:10 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-01-28 14:28:00 Paul Johnson - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold plc - Amendment
2016-01-27 15:22:57 Kolar Gold Limited - Replacement - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold
2016-01-27 12:45:24 Kolar Gold Limited - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold
2016-01-27 10:01:23 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-01-20 16:58:48 Kolar Gold Limited - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold
2016-01-20 16:36:00 Paul Johnson - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold plc
2016-01-20 09:37:56 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-01-19 12:02:02 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-01-18 11:10:49 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-01-14 10:18:45 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold
2016-01-13 09:13:34 Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Ltd - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Kolar Gold Ltd
2016-01-11 14:53:17 David Budd - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold
2016-01-07 16:32:24 Kolar Gold Limited - Form 8.3 - Kolar Gold
2017-10-18 14:30:01 Lionsgold Limited - Fintech Gold Update - Goldbloc
2017-10-05 11:05:46 Lionsgold Limited - Finland Gold Joint Venture Update
2017-09-06 12:00:01 Lionsgold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2017-08-30 07:00:04 Lionsgold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2017-08-15 07:00:04 Lionsgold Limited - Feasibility Study Preliminary Results
2017-07-27 10:06:26 Lionsgold Limited - Increase in Indian Gold Company Shareholding
2017-07-12 10:15:01 Lionsgold Limited - Increase of ownership of Fintech Gold Company
2017-07-04 12:15:57 Lionsgold Limited - Mining & Exploration Projects Update
2017-06-22 12:51:05 Lionsgold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2017-06-08 07:00:04 Lionsgold Limited - Strategic Placing; Director/PDMR Shareholding
2017-05-31 15:38:50 Lionsgold Limited - Indian Gold Portfolio Valuation and Project Update
2017-05-16 07:00:08 Lionsgold Limited - Gold ownership platform goes live
2017-05-03 11:53:24 Lionsgold Limited - Fintech Gold Increased Position
2017-03-30 07:00:07 Lionsgold Limited - Interim Financial Statements
2017-03-14 07:00:13 Lionsgold Limited - India Gold Resource Upgrade and Broker Appointment
2017-02-28 09:33:52 Lionsgold Limited - Broker Change and Finland Gold Update
2017-02-23 16:20:01 Kolar Gold Limited - Result of General Meeting and Change of Name
2017-02-02 07:00:10 Kolar Gold Limited - Proposed Change of Name
2017-01-18 08:45:02 Kolar Gold Limited - Operational update & issue of Director options
2017-01-17 11:25:04 Kolar Gold Limited - Holding(s) in Company
2017-01-05 07:00:07 Kolar Gold Limited - Finland Gold Update