Final contract documentation between Nordic Mines and the Company's lenders now signed

Donnerstag, 14. August 2014 13:30

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PRESS RELEASE, August 14, 2014

The English text is an unofficial translation of the Swedish original and in case of any discrepancies between the Swedish text and the English translation, the Swedish text shall prevail. This is not a legal document

Nordic Mines AB (publ) ("Nordic Mines" or the "Company") has now signed the final contract documentation regarding the agreement with the Company's lenders. The agreement includes write down of debt from EUR 45.1m to EUR 12.5m, payment of one-off cost of EUR 2.5m and issue of warrants in Nordic Mines equal to the higher value of 12 percent of outstanding shares in the Company or EUR 2.5m. The agreement includes that the Company accepts great demands when it comes to the preparation of a ramp up plan and a financial model and operating tests. If the Finnish subsidiary does not comply with those demands, an event of default under the facility agreement will be at hand which may result in that the lenders have a right to apply for the Finnish composition plan to lapse.

Having the agreement with the Company's lenders in place all conditions for application for subscription of shares in the rights issue are now fulfilled.

The Company disclosed through a press release on August 11, 2014 that the Company and its lenders had reached an agreement in principle, based on previously agreed non-binding so called term sheet. The final contract documentation has now been signed by the parties.

The District Court of Uppsala has on August 7, 2014 made its decision to adopt the composition plan proposals, filed with the District Court by the administrator for the group's Swedish subsidiaries, attorney Håkan Rudström at Advokatfirman Lindahl. The District Court of Uleåborg has on July 31, 2014 made its decision to adopt the composition plan proposal filed with the District Court by the administrator of the Company's Finnish subsidiary.

Taking the agreement with the Company's lenders as well as the adopted composition plans regarding the Company's Swedish and Finnish companies into consideration, debt of approx. EUR 48m (approx. SEK 440m) is written down.

Agreement with the Company's lenders

The agreement is based on the previously agreed non-binding so called term sheet and includes, inter alia:

  • Write down of debt from EUR 45.1m (approx. SEK 406m) to EUR 12.5m (approx. SEK 113m).
  • One-off cost of EUR 2.5m (approx. SEK 23m) to pay accrued interest and other costs related to current debt.
  • Issue of warrants in Nordic Mines directed to the Company's creditors. The new shares that can be subscribed by exercising the warrants, where the parties' intention is that those shall be paid through a set-of issue of existing claims under the facility agreement, should after the rights issue be equal to the higher value of 12 percent of outstanding shares in the Company or EUR 2.5m (approx. SEK 23m).

The agreement includes that the Company accepts great demands when it comes to the preparation of a ramp up plan for the Laiva mine and an updated financial model (which shall be approved by the lenders) and that various operating tests shall start to be measured already for the period February 1 - April 30, 2015. If the Finnish subsidiary does not comply with those demands, an event of default under the facility agreement will be at hand which may result in that the lenders have a right to apply for the Finnish composition plan to lapse.

Additional information regarding the final terms of the agreement is presented in the supplementary prospectus that has been registered by the Swedish Supervisory Authority and published today.

The final agreement is also conditional upon approval from the administrator of the group's Swedish entities and the supervisor of the composition plan for the Company's Finnish subsidiary.

Rights issue

Nordic Mines' extraordinary general meeting resolved on April 28, 2014 to approve the rights issue previously resolved by the Board of Directors. The rights issue is intended to provide the Company with at least SEK 150m. The application period runs, following extension (as per press release on August 4, 2014) up until August 15, 2014.

Applications to subscribe for shares in the rights issue, with or without preferential rights, is conditional upon that an agreement is reached between the Company, Nordic Mines Oy and the Company's lenders regarding, inter alia, write-downs of existing claims under the facility agreement further described in the prospectus and that the Swedish and Finnish court respectively has determined on composition plans in regards to the ongoing Swedish company reorganization and the Finnish company reorganization relating to companies within the Nordic Mines Group. Having the agreement with the Company's lenders in place all conditions for the application for subscription of shares in the rights issue are now fulfilled.

Additional information about Nordic Mines and the rights issue

A prospectus describing Nordic Mines and the rights issue and subscription forms are available at Nordic Mines (www.nordicmines.com) and Evli Bank's website (www.evli.com). The prospectus can also be obtained from Evli Bank in Stockholm during office hours,
+46 8 407 80 14.

For additional information, please contact:

Thomas Cederborg, CEO, +46 708 480 521
Jonatan Forsberg, CFO, +46 761 051 310

For more information about Nordic Mines, please visit; www.nordicmines.se

The above information may be information that Nordic Mines AB (publ) is required to disclose under the Securities Market Act and / or the Trading in Financial Instruments. The information was published at 13:30 CET on August 14, 2014.

Nordic Mines is a Nordic mining and exploration company whose goal is to become one of Europes leading gold producers and a role model in respecting the environment. The Laiva mine in Finland commenced gold production in late 2011. The discovery is one of the largest in the Nordic countries. Exploration is performed in Finland and Sweden. Nordic Mines was founded in 2005 and has almost 100 employees and is headquartered in Uppsala. Its shares are traded on the Nasdaq OMX Small Cap list. See also www.nordicmines.se




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