TAWANA RESOURCES NL - Response to ASX price and volume queryRelease Date: 06/07/2017 10:55:00 Code(s): TAW
Tawana Resources NL
(Incorporated in Australia)
(Registration number ACN 085 166 721)
Share code on the JSE Limited: TAW
JSE ISIN: AU0000TAWDA9
Share code on the Australian Securities Exchange Limited: TAW
ASX ISIN: AU000000TAW7
(?the Company? or ?Tawana?)
Response to ASX price and volume query
We refer to your letter dated 6 July 2017 querying the change in trading price of TAW shares from a
closing price of $0.19 on Wednesday 5 July 2017, to an intra-day high of $0.245 today, 6 July 2017,
and an increase in the volume of trading in Company?s securities over this period (?Letter?).
In response to your questions outlined in the Letter, we provide the following information:
1. The Company is not aware of any information concerning it that has not been announced to
the market which, if known by some in the market, could explain the recent trading in the
2. Not applicable.
3. The Company provides the following potential explanations for the recent trading in the
a) On Wednesday 5 July 2017, Volvo Car Group announced that it will cease producing
petrol-only vehicles from 2019 and has thereby become the first major traditional
automaker to set a date for phasing out vehicles powered by internal combustion engines.
As lithium is a major component of lithium-ion batteries that are used in the electric
vehicle industry, it is likely to have provided market assurance about the longevity of
current lithium pricing which Tawana, being a near-term producer, can take advantage
b) This has also been compounded by Neometals Limited (ASX: NMT) and Mineral
Resources Limited (ASX: MIN ) announcing on 5 July 2017 that it had reached
agreement with Ganfeng Lithium that effective 1 July 2017 the price payable per tonne
of 6% spodumene concentrate produced at Mt Marian and delivered CFR had increased
from US$750 to US$841, also confirming that the current pricing of lithium concentrate
c) All major Australian, listed lithium producers and/or developers have also enjoyed
increased trading and price appreciation.
4. The Company confirms it is in compliance with its continuous disclosure obligations and the
Listing Rules of the ASX, in particular Listing Rule 3.1.
5. The Company can confirm that its responses to the questions above have been authorised and
approved in accordance with its published continuous disclosure policy and approved by the
Please do not hesitate to contact me if further information is required.
06 July 2017
PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance (Pty) Ltd
Date: 06/07/2017 10:55:00 Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za
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