Resource Generation Limited - Agreement Of Commercial Terms With Financing SyndicateRelease Date: 08/08/2016 07:05:00 Code(s): RSG
Resource Generation Limited
Registered in Australia under the Corporations Act, 2001 (Cth) with
registration number ACN: 059 950 337
Share Code on the ASX: RES
Share Code on the JSE: RSG
(?Resource Generation? or the ?Company?)
8 August 2016
Agreement of Commercial Terms with Financing Syndicate
ASX and JSE listed emerging coal producer Resource Generation (Resgen) is pleased to advise
that its BEE subsidiary, Ledjadja Coal (the Company), has agreed the commercial terms on which
the entities listed below (the Financing Syndicate) will seek their requisite approvals in order to
secure funding of R5.52 billion (A$515 million) to complete the construction of the Boikarabelo Coal
Mine. The entities are:
. FirstRand Bank Limited, acting through its Rand Merchant Bank division (RMB);
. Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited;
. Public Investment Corporation SOC Limited; and
. Noble Resources International Pte Limited (Noble)
Commenting on the agreement of commercial terms the Chief Executive Officer of Resgen and the
Company, Rob Lowe, stated, ?This is an extremely important milestone towards the construction
and commissioning of the mine, which will be the second largest in the Waterberg region and will
have a marked impact on the opening up of the Waterberg coal field.
The support that we have received from the Financing Syndicate, including RMB, Noble and the two
largest development funding institutions in South Africa, has been very pleasing. Transnet Freight
Rail has also worked supportively with us in order to develop a viable logistics solution for the
transportation of our domestic and export coal production. This is a major contribution towards the
realisation of Strategic Infrastructure Project (SIP 1) under the National Development Plan, by
providing for the unlocking of the northern mineral belt using the Waterberg as a catalyst? Mr Lowe
Resource Generation Australia (ACN 059 950 337)
c/o Level 1, 17 Station Road, Indooroopilly, QLD, 4068
GPO Box 126, Albion QLD 4010. Phone +27 (012) 345 1057 Fax +27 (012) 345 5314
Directors: Denis Gately (Chairman), Lulamile Xate (Deputy Chairman), Rob Lowe (CEO), Robert Croll, Dr. Konji Sebati,
Colin Gilligan, Leapeetswe Molotsane www.resgen.com.au
Resgen has also held discussions with the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (Efic) with a
view to Efic joining the Financing Syndicate. Efic has been included in discussions of the terms and
has commenced with its due diligence on the project.
The funding package, which is subject to credit approval by all members of the Financing Syndicate,
is for an amount of R5.52 billion and is expected to provide the remainder of the total funds required
to complete construction of the mine and provide the necessary headroom for contingencies.
The proposed terms of the facility include:
. A mix of USD and ZAR loans;
. Senior, mezzanine and quasi equity;
. Realistic tenor and market related margins;
. Noble is providing a cost overrun facility in addition to a portion of the other debt.
Credit approval and financial close is targeted by end October 2016. On this basis construction of
the mine is to be completed by September 2018, with first saleable production in the last quarter of
The Independent Technical Experts, commissioned by the Financing Syndicate, have completed
their initial reports, the outcomes of which have been favourable to the newly adopted execution
strategy and mining plan. The new strategy and mining plan takes advantage of current market
conditions by reducing the capital requirement and reducing risk by outsourcing construction and
operations to external contractors.
The agreed terms are subject to conditions precedent normal in transactions of this nature.
Resource Generation Limited (Resgen) is an emerging ASX and JSE-listed energy company,
currently developing the Boikarabelo Coal Mine in South Africa?s Waterberg region. The Waterberg
accounts for around 40% of the country?s currently known coal resources. The operating subsidiary,
Ledjadja Coal, has reported Probable Reserves of 744.8 million tonnes* of coal on 35% of the
tenements under the Company?s control. Stage 1 of the mine development targets saleable coal
production of 6 million tonnes per annum. Ledjadja Coal is a Black Economic Empowerment
subsidiary (BEE) operating under South Africa?s Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act,
Section 9(5): Codes of Good Practice
ResGen?s primary shareholders are the Public Investment Corporation of South Africa (PIC), Noble
Group and Altius Investment Holdings.
For further information please contact:
Mike Meintjes, Company Secretary on email@example.com or +61 413 706 143
Australia: Martin Debelle on + 61 282 340 102
South Africa: Charmane Russell/Thembisa Kotobe on +27 11 880 3924
JSE Sponsor: Deloitte & Touche Sponsor Services (Pty) Ltd
* This information was prepared and first disclosed under the JORC Code 2004. It has not been updated since to comply
with the JORC Code 2012 on the basis that the information has not materially changed since it was last reported. Information
in this report that relates to exploration results, mineral resources or ore reserves is based on information compiled by Mr
Dawie van Wyk who is a consultant to the Company and is a member of a Recognised Overseas Professional Organisation.
Mr van Wyk has sufficient experience which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration
and to the activity which he is undertaking to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2004 Edition of the
?Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves?. Mr van Wyk has given and
has not withdrawn consents to the inclusion in the report of the matters based on his information in the form and context in
which it appears.
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