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AfriTin Mining Ltd

25 May 2021

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25 May 2021

AfriTin Mining Limited

("AfriTin" or the "Company")

Conversion of convertible loan note into ordinary shares

Settlement of loan notes

AfriTin Mining Limited (AIM: ATM), an African tin mining company with its flagship asset, the Uis Tin Mine ("Uis") in Namibia, announces that:

-- The outstanding balance of the 2019 convertible loan note (see announcement dated 26 November 2019) (the "2019 Convertible Loan Notes") has now been settled in full. A portion of the 2019 Convertible Loan Notes has been converted into ordinary shares in the Company and the balance was settled in cash.

-- The outstanding 2020 loan note facility (see announcement dated 5 May 2020) (the "2020 Loan Note Facility") has now been settled in full, in cash.

Conversion and redemption of 2019 Convertible Loan Notes

As set out above, GBP2.2m of the GBP3.8m, 2019 Convertible Loan Notes remained outstanding (part of the 2019 Convertible Loan Note was converted in February 2021 (see announcement dated 15 February 2021). The holders of the outstanding 2019 Convertible Loan Notes have now elected to convert GBP758,547.95 of the outstanding amount, into fully paid ordinary shares of no par value in the Company; and the remaining portion totalling GBP1,769,945 (including GBP328,493.15 of accrued interest) has been redeemed in cash.

Accordingly, the Company has today issued 18,963,699 ordinary shares of no par value at a conversion price of 4 pence per ordinary share ("Conversion Shares") to various holders of the 2019 Convertible Loan Notes.

Settlement of loan note

As set out above, the Company's 2020 Loan Note Facility of GBP2.05m and associated interest of GBP215,671 has been settled in full in cash.

Significant Shareholder

The Orange Trust (a substantial shareholder in AfriTin, holding 5.9% of the issued share capital of the Company) wholly owns and controls Yellow Dragon Holdings ("Yellow Dragon"), which is a company converting its 2019 Convertible Loan Notes. Accordingly, Yellow Dragon will receive 8,619,863 Ordinary Shares representing 0.8% of the issued share capital of the Company (and accordingly the total holding of the Orange Trust, both direct and indirect, is now 73,494,567 Ordinary Shares in the Company, representing 6.6% of the issued share capital of the Company).

Application for Admission

An application has been made for the Conversion Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM ("Admission"). Dealings in the Conversion Shares are expected to commence on or around 28 May 2021.

Disclosure and Transparency Rules

In accordance with the provisions of the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority, the Company confirms that, following the issue of the Conversion Shares its issued share capital will, upon Admission comprise 1,112,007,044* Ordinary Shares of no-par value (the "Enlarged Share Capital"). All of these Ordinary Shares have equal voting rights and none of the Ordinary Shares are held in treasury. The total number of voting rights in the Company will therefore be 1,112,007,044 upon Admission. This total voting rights figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine whether they are required to notify their interests in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

*including 1,686,666 Ordinary Shares which were omitted in error in the DTR announcement of 12 May 2021

Anthony Viljoen, CEO of AfriTin Mining Limited commented:

"I would like to thank our long-standing shareholders for their support. The settlement of the long-term liabilities on our balance sheet provides the Company with a strong platform to execute its expansion and growth strategy."

For further information, please visit www.afritinmining.com or contact:

 
 AfriTin Mining Limited 
 Anthony Viljoen, CEO                  +27 (11) 268 6555 
 Nominated Adviser 
 WH Ireland Limited 
  Katy Mitchell 
  James Sinclair-Ford                  +44 (0) 207 220 1666 
 Corporate Advisor and Joint Broker 
 Hannam & Partners 
  Andrew Chubb 
  Jay Ashfield 
  Nilesh Patel                         +44 (0) 20 7907 8500 
 Joint Broker 
 Turner Pope Investments 
  Andy Thacker                         +44 (0) 203 657 0050 
 Financial PR (United Kingdom) 
 Tavistock 
  Jos Simson 
  Emily Moss                           +44 (0) 207 920 3150 
  Oliver Lamb                           +44 (0) 778 855 4035 
 

About AfriTin Mining Limited

AfriTin Mining Limited is the first pure tin mining company listed in London. Its vision is to create a portfolio of globally significant, conflict-free, tin-producing assets. The Company's flagship asset is the Uis Tin Mine in Namibia, formerly the world's largest hard-rock opencast tin mine.

AfriTin is managed by an experienced board of directors and management team with a current two-fold strategy: fast-track Uis Tin Mine in Namibia to commercial production as Phase 1, ramping up to 5,000 tonnes of concentrate in a Phase 2 expansion. The Company strives to capitalise on the solid supply/demand fundamentals of tin by developing a critical mass of tin resource inventory, achieving production in the near term and further scaling production by consolidating tin assets in Africa.

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