British Virgin Islands-registered Chaarat Gold Holdings Limited announced the issue of 5,700,000 new ordinary shares of US$0.01, at a placing price of 46 pence per share, to ASVI Inc. ASVI is a company based in Malaysia, providing high end technical support to mining projects.
Following the issue of the Placing Shares there will be 147,033,900 ordinary shares of US$0.01 in issue. The Placing, which is being conducted under the existing power granted to the Directors to allot shares, is expected to be completed on 15 November 2010, on admission of the Placing Shares to trading on AIM.
The anticipated investment of approximately £2 million by China Nonferrous Metals International Mining Co Ltd has been canceled due to the regulatory delays in obtaining approval for the investment. ASVI indicated its interest in purchasing the shares from the canceled subscription, thus generating approximately 15% more cash for the company than through the CNMIM investment.
CEO of Chaarat Dekel Golan in his comments on the transaction said that ASVI’s substantial expertise will assist Chaarat, by providing high level consulting advice including on the exploration and project development of the Chaarat projects.