Renewal of Cautionary
(Bermudian registration number 661:1969)
JSE share code: ZCI
Euronext share code: BMG9887P1068
("ZCI" or the “Company")
RENEWAL OF CAUTIONARY ANNOUNCEMENT
Shareholders are referred to the previous cautionary announcements released by ZCI in connection with the
liquidation of each of Messina Copper (Botswana) Proprietary Limited (in Liquidation) (“Messina” or “MCB”)
and African Copper plc (in Liquidation) (“ACU”). Capitalised terms defined in previous announcements have
the same meaning when used herein.
Shareholders are reminded that on 16 December 2016 it was resolved that the Messina Liquidator be
authorised to accept an Amended Offer from Leboam Holdings Proprietary Limited (“Leboam”) in respect of
the disposal of the assets of Messina dependent on certain suspensive conditions being satisfied (the
“Transaction”). Shareholders are further reminded that on 18 January 2017 the parties to the Transaction
agreed to amend certain of the terms relating to the consideration contemplated in the Amended Offer in
connection with the proposed admission of the ordinary shares of Leboam’s ultimate parent company, Cradle
Arc plc (“Cradle Arc”), to trading on AIM, which successfully occurred on 24 January 2018.
Shareholders are advised that all suspensive conditions to the Transaction have now been satisfied and
accordingly, a US$9.9 million secured loan payable by Leboam over 33 months (which includes a 9 month
capital repayment holiday) carrying interest at 13.5% has been credited in the books of account of Leboam in
favour of ZCI; ordinary shares in Leboam representing 40% of the share capital of Leboam have been
registered in the name of ZCI; and a US$21 million unsecured shareholder loan has been recorded in the
books of account of Leboam in favour of ZCI.
In addition, Shareholders are advised that the voluntary liquidation of ACU remain in progress and that as at
the date of this announcement, the board of directors of ZCI cannot reliably estimate the extent of any
potential proceeds arising as a result of these voluntary liquidation proceedings. The Company will provide
updates to stakeholders as and when further information, including the full financial impact thereof, has been
As a result of the events explained above, the board of directors of ZCI is not able to provide a date on which
the suspension of trading, in securities of ZCI, is expected to be lifted as is required in terms of Section
1.10(c) of the JSE Limited Listings Requirements.
31 January 2018
Sponsor: Bridge Capital Advisors Proprietary Limited
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