Tembo Capital extends new $1M Loan Facility to Orion
Orion Minerals Limited
Incorporated in the Commonwealth of Australia
Australian Company Number 098 939 274
ASX share code: ORN
JSE share code: ORN
(“Orion” or “the Company”)
Tembo Capital extends new $1M Loan Facility to Orion
Private equity group Tembo Capital confirms its continued support of Orion through a $1M Loan Facility.
Loan Facility balance will be set off against the amount subscribed for by Tembo under any future capital
raising undertaken by Orion.
Updated Prieska Copper-Zinc Project Bankable Feasibility Study due for completion shortly.
Orion Minerals Limited (ASX/JSE: ORN) (Orion or Company) is pleased to announce that Tembo Capital Mining
Fund II LP (Tembo) has continued its strong support of Orion by providing a new unsecured $1.0M loan facility (Loan
Under the terms of the Loan Facility, the Loan Amount, interest and any amount capitalised under the Loan Facility
(Outstanding Amount) will be automatically set off against the amount to be paid by Tembo for the issue and
allotment of ordinary shares in Orion (Shares) to Tembo under any capital raising undertaken by Orion on or before
31 October 2020 (Subscription Amount) (subject to Tembo Board approval and any shareholder and regulatory
approvals required to permit Tembo to participate in any capital raising).
If Orion does not undertake a capital raising by 31 October 2020, Tembo may elect to receive Shares in repayment
of the Outstanding Amount, at an issue price of the 10 trading day ASX VWAP of the Shares, prior to the date that
Tembo issues a conversion notice to Orion (subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals).
Orion’s key focus is the completion of Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS) optimisation studies for the development of
the Prieska Copper-Zinc Project and preparations for mine construction. Value engineering and optimisation
studies being undertaken since the completion of the BFS in June 2019 are delivering positive results, with key
studies now concluded and an updated BFS due for completion shortly.
Proceeds from the Loan Facility will be used principally to support Orion’s ongoing working capital requirements
in light of the current COVID-19 circumstances. The key terms of the Loan Facility agreement are:
• Loan Amount – $1.0M;
• Interest – capitalised at 12% per annum;
• Set-off under capital raising – the Outstanding Amount will be automatically set off against the amount to
be paid by Tembo for the issue and allotment of Shares to Tembo under any capital raising undertaken by
Orion on or before 31 October 2020 (Subscription Amount) (subject to shareholder and regulatory
approvals required to permit Tembo to participate in any capital raising);
• Conversion – if Orion does not undertake a capital raising by 31 October 2020 (Repayment Date), Tembo
may elect to receive Shares in repayment of the Outstanding Amount at an issue price of the volume
weighted average price (VWAP) of Shares on the ASX over the ten trading days prior to the date that
Tembo issues a conversion notice to Orion (subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals);
• Repayment – if Orion does not undertake a capital raising by the Repayment Date and Tembo does not
elect to receive Shares in repayment of the Outstanding Amount by the Repayment Date, or if all
regulatory and shareholder approvals required to permit Tembo to participate in any capital raising or to
be issued Shares in repayment of the Outstanding Amount have not been obtained by the later of the
Repayment Date and specified dates to obtain the required shareholder and regulatory approvals, the
Outstanding Amount is to be repaid within 10 business days;
• Security – the Loan Facility is unsecured;
• Undertakings – Orion has provided undertakings which are customary for an agreement of this type,
including in relation to the incurring of debt, granting of security, compliance with laws, and operational
• Warranties – customary warranties for a transaction of this nature are given by each of Orion and Tembo.
Tembo is a private equity group targeting junior and mid-tier mining investment opportunities in developing
countries. Tembo has technical and financial experience with in-house expertise in the fields of geology, mine
engineering, metallurgy, mining finance and private equity. This experience, coupled with a strong network of
relationships in the mining industry, enables Tembo to add long-term value to its investments through technical
input, strategic guidance, financial structuring advice and industry introductions. Tembo aims to work
collaboratively with its investee companies through a long term partnership-type approach. Tembo is Orion’s
largest shareholder with a shareholding of 24%.
For and on behalf of the Board.
14 May 2020
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