Kolar Gold Limited - Operational Review and Strategic Update

Kolar Gold Limited

("Kolar Gold", "Kolar" or the "Company")

Operational Review and Strategic Update

 

Kolar Gold Limited (LON: KGLD), the AIM-quoted India gold exploration and mine development company, is pleased to provide this operational and strategic update following the placing and board changes as previously announced, completed on 29 July 2016.

 

Kolar Gold CEO, Cameron Parry, commented: "Kolar Gold has entered a new chapter.  We are pleased to report that the new management has made significant progress to remedy structural deficiencies and operational inefficiencies that existed within the Company previously.  Concurrently we have been developing a strategy to build value and generate cashflow whilst managing risk.

 

"The opportunities India holds are vast and having now seen Kolar's Indian assets first hand and the commencement of the Economic Feasibility Study at the Jonnagiri project, there is the potential for the coming months to be pivotal in unlocking the value for the most advanced of Kolar's Indian gold interests, from which the Company can achieve its goal of becoming a gold producer in India.

 

"We are also looking to develop complementary business opportunities for the Indian market and to become a co-operator of near-term cashflow generative gold projects within an alternative jurisdiction."

 

Operational Review

 

Since their appointment, the new executive team has undertaken a review of the historical operations of the Company.  Throughout the review it became apparent that Kolar Gold had been running with various inefficiencies that were now either redundant or inappropriate for a Company of Kolar's size. With this in mind, the Board has put in place measures and controls to strictly manage costs, whilst centralising the management and operations of the business.

 

London-based Operating Office

As part of these changes, the Company is in the process of liquidating its wholly owned Australian subsidiary, Kolar Gold Pty Limited, simplifying the group structure and reducing the cost of unnecessary subsidiaries and advisors.  As of today the Company has set up its operating office in the City of London.  The new office address and telephone number to contact the Company are:

 

Kolar Gold Limited

107 Cheapside

London EC2V 6DN

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)207 397 2880

 

The executive directors of the Company can also be contacted via email:

 

Cameron Parry (Chief Executive Officer/Director)           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Luke Cairns (Executive Director)                                              This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The Company's registered office remains: Ground Floor, Dorey Court, Admiral Place, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 2HT.

 

The executive team's review of operations, key personnel and use of external service providers is ongoing and we will continue to target increased efficiencies and costs savings where possible.  Concurrently, the new Board has been building the Company's strategy around three component parts: Indian gold mining and exploration; complementary opportunities for the India market; and jurisdictional diversification of gold projects.

 

India Projects Update

 

Jonnagiri - drilling commenced

As announced previously, the Company's primary asset Geomysore Mining Services (India) Private Limited ("Geomysore") is fully funded for further drilling on its licences through to the conclusion of an economic feasibility study ("EFS") in relation to the Jonnagiri East Block open-pittable mine.  We are pleased to report that drilling has commenced and the EFS is expected to be completed in Q1 2017.

 

The Company's new CEO, Cameron Parry, together with non-executive director Stephen Oke were on site and in the Bangalore offices of Geomysore during the week commencing 4 September 2016 along with global mining consultants, Golder Associates, to review and confirm the work programme for the coming months.  With drilling now underway this could be a defining period for Kolar Gold as, through Geomysore, it takes a step closer towards becoming a gold producer in India.

 

Further announcements in relation to Jonnagiri and the EFS will be made over the coming months as and when appropriate.

 

Kolar Gold Fields

With respect to the Company's interest in the formerly operating and historically productive mine in the Kolar Gold Fields, its working relationship with the mine workers' unions at Bharat Gold Mines Limited ("BGML") remains an ongoing and open-ended situation.  The new executive team is committed to investigating fully the viability of the project and level of potential for a financial return for Kolar Gold.  To that end, during his recent trip to India, Kolar Gold's CEO met with certain representatives and union members of BGML.  At this stage the board cannot comment further as to the likelihood or otherwise of the Company formalising a commercial relationship with BGML if and when the associated licences are granted by the government to BGML.

 

Surrounding the Kolar Gold Fields mine that was operating up until 2002, lies other land that forms the Kolar Gold Fields land that is potentially highly prospective for gold.  Geomysore, of which the Company owns 20.5%, holds either the reconnaissance or prospecting licences to much of these areas to the North, East and South of the disused Kolar mine.

 

New Opportunities

 

The Company has tried to identify over the course of this year, ways in which it could leverage its involvement in the India natural resources sector with the fast growing and huge India market more generally.  One such way as previously announced is to explore opportunities in fintech and the new executive management brings to Kolar Gold knowledge and experience of various fintech applications and a pipeline of potential technology partners.

 

Jurisdictional diversification

 

As stated previously, following the placing announced in July, the Company indicated its intention to expand its project portfolio, and specifically into a new jurisdiction to mitigate actual and perceived risk of operating solely in India.  Accordingly, the Company has made steady progress to secure an additional mining asset that could become cashflow generative in the relative short term.  The Company will make further announcements in relation to this if and when a transaction concludes.

 

 

For further information, please visit www.kolar-gold.com or contact:

 

 

Kolar Gold Limited

Cameron Parry (Chief Executive Officer)

Luke Cairns (Executive Director)

 

Tel: +44 (0) 207 397 2880

 

WH Ireland Limited (Nominated Adviser)

Tim Feather / Liam Gribben

 

Tel: +44 (0) 113 394 6600

 

Smaller Company Capital Limited (Broker)

Rupert Williams / Jeremy Woodgate

 

Tel: +44 (0) 203 651 2911

 

Tavistock (Financial PR)

Tel: +44 (0) 207 920 3150

Edward Portman

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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