Resource Generation Limited - Chairmans Address To 2016 Annual General MeetingRelease Date: 23/11/2016 08:31:00 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?)
23 November 2016
Chairman?s Address to 2016 Annual General Meeting
The 2015/16 financial year was a very significant one for RES, with a change of both board and
management at the mid-year point, and subsequently renewed traction on bringing development of
the proposed Boikarabelo mine to fruition. And since year end, there have been encouraging
improvements in the thermal coal price.
My goal had been to stand before you at this AGM and say that we are funded and under construction.
All of the efforts of management and the board have been directed to achieving that goal.
Unfortunately, we have not succeeded. But we remain committed to achieving development of the
mine in the very near term - and we continue to push on with all the necessary contractual and financial
arrangements required to achieve that goal.
In his presentation to follow this meeting, our CEO Rob Lowe will go into more detail on the current
status of the project?s material contracts and funding. Our preferred project lenders are currently
undergoing their respective credit committee approval processes, which are expected to be
completed by February 2017. Assuming financial close in March 2017 we will be in a position then to
commence construction of the mine, with delivery of first product coal by the first quarter of 2019.
It is not fashionable at the moment to be in thermal coal ? but at RES, we believe that coal will continue
to be a fundamental element of the energy chain, enabling development of essential infrastructure
and providing access to energy, heat and light to millions of people in South Africa and other countries
who are presently without them.
Development of the Boikarabelo mine remains our immediate objective. But we will not ignore the
opportunity we have to become an independent power producer in the South African market. Success
on that front will see RES become a truly integrated energy company, with a broader business base
Shareholders have been very patient ? the South African assets were acquired in July 2008 and
approximately $208M has been raised and invested in those assets. Your board believes your
patience will shortly be rewarded with the development of, and then commencement of operations at,
the largest mine in South Africa in the last 25 years. On behalf of the board and management, I thank
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
you for your ongoing support. Our focus is to ensure you have a sustainable investment with equally
sustainable long term returns.
I should also pay tribute to the on-going efforts of a very lean management team, which during the
course of 2016 has achieved so much across so many fronts. I do know that the team will continue to
drive hard together with our selected contractors to get coal out of the ground in early 2019.
For further information please contact:
Mike Meintjes, Company Secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 413 706 143
Australia: Martin Debelle on + 61 282 340 102
South Africa: Charmane Russell/Thembisa Kotobe on +27 11 880 3924
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