Placing of New Shares for £0.225 million

20th March 2017                                                                    LSE: AYM

Placing of New Shares for £0.225 million

Anglesey Mining plc is pleased to announce that it has today agreed to issue 5,000,000 new ordinary shares, representing approximately 2.8% of the Company’s enlarged issued share capital, at 4.5 pence per share in a placement, to raise a total of £225,000 gross and £213,750 net.

The net proceeds of issue will be used for general working capital and for the continued development of the Parys Mountain poly-metallic project in North Wales on which an updated scoping study is being prepared by Micon International Limited and by Fairport Engineering Limited.  This study is reviewing capital and operating costs including the use of available second-hand plant to minimise capital expenditure wherever possible.  Recent increases in base metal prices over the last few months together with the lower level of sterling compared to the United States dollar are also expected to be positive for the project economics. The study is nearing completion and is expected that the report will be available shortly.  When the report is completed Anglesey will commence discussions with interested funding partners with a view to moving the project on to the next stage of development aimed at bringing the mine in to production. 

Bill Hooley, CEO, stated “We are very pleased to announce this financing which shows the continued support for Anglesey Mining and for its projects from sophisticated institutional investors in the resource industry.  We believe that such support is both positive for the development of the project and as an indicator that investor interest in the base metals sector has returned and that the outlook for the metals that will be produced from Parys Mountain is positive”.

The directors have authorised the issue of the new shares under the dispensation approved at the last AGM on 28th September 2016.  The new ordinary shares of 1 pence each to be issued in respect of this transaction will rank pari passu with the existing ordinary shares of the company. The transaction is conditional on the admission of the new ordinary shares to the Official List and to trading on the London Stock Exchange’s main market.

Application will be made for these shares to be admitted to both the Official List and to trading on the London Stock Exchange’s main market for listed securities and it is expected that such admission will become effective and dealings will commence on or 30 March 2017.

Following the allotment of these new ordinary shares becoming unconditional, the issued ordinary share capital of the company will be 177,608,051 ordinary shares of 1 pence each with voting rights; there are no shares held in treasury.  This figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations which will determine whether they are required to notify their interest in the company, or any change to that interest, under the Financial Conduct Authority’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

About Anglesey Mining plc

Anglesey is carrying out development and exploration work at its 100% owned Parys Mountain zinc-copper-lead deposit in North Wales, UK with a reported resource of 2.1 million tonnes at 6.9% combined base metals in the indicated category and 4.1 million tonnes at 5.0% combined base metals in the inferred category

Anglesey holds a 6% interest and management rights to the Grangesberg Iron project in Sweden, together with a right of first refusal to increase its interest by a further 51%.

Anglesey also holds 11.2% of Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited which has direct shipping iron ore deposits in Labrador and Quebec and which has recently completed its Plan of Arrangement.  The Plan implements a restructuring of LIMH’s business to preserve its mining assets, continue its mine site activities in a care and maintenance standby mode and position it to refinance an orderly resumption of its iron ore mining activities when economic conditions warrant.

For further information, please contact:

Bill Hooley, Chief Executive +44 (0)1492 541 981

Danesh Varma, Finance Director +44 (0)207 653 9881

Eliliot Hance, Beaufort Securities +44 (0)207 382 8300

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LIMH completes Plan of Arrangement, Placing of New Anglesey Shares for £0.3 million completed

16th December 2016                                                                                          LSE: AYM

LIMH completes Plan of Arrangement

Placing of New Anglesey Shares for £0.3 million completed 

Anglesey Mining plc (“Anglesey” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited (“LIMH”) has reported that its Plan of Compromise and Arrangement (the “Plan”) under the Canadian Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act has been approved by creditors and sanctioned by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto.

The Sanction Order of the Court marks the final legal milestone in LIMH’s financial restructuring process, with implementation of the Plan scheduled for Monday, December 19th, 2016.

Upon implementation of the arrangement creditors of LIMH will be issued, as a group, approximately 22% of the shares of LIMH which means that Anglesey will then hold approximately 11.9% of LIMH and will be its second largest shareholder. Creditors will also be issued 49% of LIMH’s operating subsidiary Labrador Iron Mines Limited. 

The Plan implements a restructuring of LIMH’s business to preserve its mining assets, continue its mine site activities in a care and maintenance standby mode and position LIMH to refinance an orderly resumption of its iron ore mining activities when economic conditions warrant.

Bill Hooley, Chief Executive, stated “We are very pleased to see LIMH passing this major milestone which will leave it debt free and with all its major assets intact.  As a significant shareholder in LIMH we look forward to the future development of its iron ore assets in Labrador when the economic climate is right, and to other opportunities that LIMH is now in a position to pursue.”

Placing of New Anglesey Shares completed

 Anglesey also reports that the previously announced issue 12,000,000 new ordinary shares in the Company has been completed raising a total of £310,200.  The issued ordinary share capital of the company is now 172,608,051 ordinary shares of 1 pence each with voting rights; there are no shares held in treasury.  This figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations which will determine whether they are required to notify their interest in the company, or any change to that interest, under the Financial Conduct Authority’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

The proceeds of the placement will be used for project development of Anglesey’s 100% owned Parys Mountain zinc-copper-lead deposit and for general working capital.  An updated scoping study is currently being prepared by Micon International Limited and Fairport Engineering Limited, both of which are acknowledged experts and leaders in the resources sector.

About Anglesey Mining plc

Anglesey is carrying out development and exploration work at its 100% owned Parys Mountain zinc-copper-lead deposit in North Wales, UK with a reported resource of 2.1 million tonnes at 6.9% combined base metals in the indicated category and 4.1 million tonnes at 5.0% combined base metals in the inferred category

Anglesey holds a 6% interest and management rights to the Grangesberg Iron project in Sweden, together with a right of first refusal to increase its interest by a further 51%.

Anglesey also holds 11.9% of Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited which has direct shipping iron ore deposits in Labrador and Quebec, currently held in stand-by care and maintenance pending an improvement in the iron ore price.

For further information, please contact:
Bill Hooley, Chief Executive +44 (0)1492 541981;
Danesh Varma, Finance Director +44 (0)207 653 9881;
Elliot Hance, Beaufort Securities+44 (0)207 382 8300

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Placing of New Shares for £0.3 million

30th November 2016                                                                    LSE: AYM

Placing of New Shares for £0.3 million

Anglesey Mining plc is pleased to announce that it has today agreed to issue 12,000,000 new ordinary shares, representing approximately 6.95% of the Company’s enlarged issued share capital, at 2.585 pence per share in a placement to institutions, to raise a total of £310,200.

The proceeds of issue will be used for project development of its 100% owned Parys Mountain zinc-copper-lead deposit in North Wales, UK and for general working capital. 

The Parys Mountain property is a significant zinc, copper and lead deposit with small amounts of silver and gold, with a reported a resource of 2.1 million tonnes at 6.9% combined base metals in the indicated category and 4.1 million tonnes at 5.0% combined base metals in the inferred category. An updated scoping study is currently being prepared by Micon International Limited and Fairport Engineering Limited, both of which are acknowledged experts and leaders in the resources sector.

The directors have authorised the issue of the new shares under the dispensation approved at the last AGM on 28th September 2016.  The new ordinary shares of 1 pence each to be issued in respect of this transaction will rank pari passu with the existing ordinary shares of the company. The transaction is conditional on the admission of the new ordinary shares to the Official List and to trading on the London Stock Exchange’s main market.

Application will be made for these shares to be admitted to both the Official List and to trading on the London Stock Exchange’s main market for listed securities and it is expected that such admission will become effective and dealings will commence on or 14th December 2016.

Following the allotment of these new ordinary shares becoming unconditional, the issued ordinary share capital of the company will be 172,608,051 ordinary shares of 1 pence each with voting rights; there are no shares held in treasury.  This figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations which will determine whether they are required to notify their interest in the company, or any change to that interest, under the Financial Conduct Authority’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

Bill Hooley, CEO, stated “We are very pleased to announce this financing, which represents significant support for Anglesey Mining, and we look forward to completion of the updated scoping study and to expedite development of the Parys Mountain project.”

About Anglesey Mining plc

Anglesey is carrying out development and exploration work at its 100% owned Parys Mountain zinc-copper-lead deposit in North Wales, UK with a reported resource of 2.1 million tonnes at 6.9% combined base metals in the indicated category and 4.1 million tonnes at 5.0% combined base metals in the inferred category

Anglesey holds a 6% interest and management rights to the Grangesberg Iron project in Sweden, together with a right of first refusal to increase its interest by a further 51%.

Anglesey also holds 15.3% of Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited which has direct shipping iron ore deposits in Labrador and Quebec and is currently undergoing a financial restructuring.

For further information, please contact:
Bill Hooley, Chief Executive +44 (0)1492 541981
Danesh Varma, Finance Director +44 (0)207 653 9881
Elliot Hance, Beaufort Securities+44 (0)207 382 8300

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Half yearly report for the six months to 30 September 2016

Anglesey Mining plc

Half yearly report for the six months to 30 September 2016

Chairman’s Statement and Management Report

In 2016, year to date, to a large extent we have seen an improvement in all the metals which are key to Anglesey Mining and the immediate outlook for all these metals is very positive.

Base metal prices move ahead

Zinc has continued to be one of the strongest performing metals in 2016, rising from the US$0.70 per pound level at the end of 2015 to US$1.15 per pound in recent days, an improvement in the year to date of more than 50%. For the past five years the zinc market has been in deficit and the fundamentals for zinc have been steadily improving. The closing in 2015 of Australia’s Century mine and the Lisheen mine in Ireland, combined with earlier closures of the Glencore’s Brunswick and Perseverance mines in Canada has removed more than one million tonnes of mine supply which represents almost 9.9% of world mine production.

Lead has also performed well in 2016 rising from US$0.75 per pound at the end of 2015 to US$0.95 per pound during the third quarter, while uncertainty about the global economy and investor anxiety continue to support the prices of gold and silver.

More recently, following the election of Donald Trump in the United States, there has been a dramatic increase in the prices of most metals, particularly copper and iron ore. Copper is now selling at over $2.60 per pound, a level not seen for several years. The likelihood of a major infrastructure programme in the United Sates  would be very significant for both copper and iron ore and particularly for zinc, the demand for which is closely linked to steel production and hence to iron ore demand.

Iron ore showing some strength

Iron ore is now selling at US$74 per tonne on a 62% iron basis FIS China. This is a level not seen for almost two years, while at the same time the price of metallurgical coal, the other major ingredient in steel making, has more than doubled in the past six months.  It is clear that Chinese consumption of iron ore continues to increase. On a positive note particularly relevant to the company the premiums for high grade fines and pellets, as would be produced by Grangesberg in Sweden, are also increasing.

In the longer term, per capita steel consumption in China must catch up with levels in the West and that would see at least a doubling in iron ore and zinc demand.

Operations

At Anglesey Mining we have continued to keep our corporate and operating costs at the lowest level possible and indeed have reduced general expenses by a further 38% compared to the same period last year, which as noted at that time were 50% of the prior year.  The direct expenditure at all our projects has again remained low throughout the period.

New studies on Parys Mountain

As announced in the Annual Report the company is updating the earlier scoping and economic studies on its Parys Mountain zinc/lead/copper/silver/gold property in Wales. This updated scoping study is being prepared by Micon International Limited and by Fairport Engineering Limited, both of which are acknowledged experts and leaders in the resources sector.

The Parys Mountain property is a significant zinc, copper and lead deposit with small amounts of silver and gold, with a reported a resource of 2.1 million tonnes at 6.9% combined base metals in the indicated category and 4.1 million tonnes at 5.0% combined base metals in the inferred category. The site has a head frame, a 300m deep production shaft and planning permission for operations and there is also important exploration potential.

It is expected that the results of this updated study will form a solid base from which to move the project towards production and will be used to assist with future planning and potential financing of the development of the Parys Mountain project. We expect that capital costs of developing Parys Mountain will be lower in today’s less competitive environment and, coupled with positive changes in exchange rates, could make the project attractive at expected metal prices. The Parys Mountain project will of course benefit from the expected increase in zinc price which is the predominant metal to be produced during in the early years of the mine life.

Labrador restructuring

In Canada, Labrador Iron Mines has made significant progress. A Plan of Arrangement has been filed with Ontario Court and a meeting of creditors will be held in early December. This filing marks a major milestone in the court-supervised process to complete a restructuring of LIM’s business. The plan is intended to restructure LIM’s business to preserve its mining assets and to position LIM to refinance an orderly resumption of its iron ore mining activities when economic conditions warrant. If the plan is implemented as expected then Anglesey’s holding in LIM will be diluted by an approximately 25%.

Grangesberg well positioned

In Sweden, a number of technical reviews have been continued to position the Grangesberg iron ore project should the iron ore market continue to strengthen.  Anglesey holds a direct 6% interest in Grangesberg and a right of first refusal over a further 51%. It has a shareholder and cooperation agreements for operatorship of GIAB. The mining leases can be maintained for a number of years with only minimum work levels. The high grade of concentrate to be produced from Grangesberg, together with the extensive existing infrastructure on site and nationally, and the potential for sales within Sweden’s domestic markets, negating the requirements for major port facilities and expensive handling and shipping costs, will be key drivers in this expectation. In the meantime, Grangesberg is also actively looking at alternative resource projects in Sweden that could benefit from the local knowledge and corporate support available, whilst awaiting a sustainable upturn in the iron ore and financing markets.

Financial results

The group had no revenue for the period. The loss for the six months to 30 September 2016 was £124,576, a reduction of £11,373 in the loss from the comparative period last year due to a reduction in administrative expenses. The cash and net current liabilities positions also improved compared with the last period as a result of cash advances of £125,000 from Juno under the working capital agreement. Additional financing will be required for working capital to maintain the group and carry out planned progress at Parys Mountain.

Outlook

Anglesey is exposed to zinc, lead, copper and precious metals at Parys Mountain and to iron ore at LIM and Grangesberg. With recent political developments in the UK and the United States, coupled with the likelihood of renewed stimulus investment in China, we feel that there is sound reason to believe that the future outlook for the commodity prices which are important to Anglesey Mining is very positive.

We thank shareholders for their continued patience and support.

John F Kearney

Chairman

17 November 2016

Unaudited condensed consolidated income statement

Notes Unaudited six months ended 30 September 2016 Unaudited six months ended 30 September 2015
All operations are continuing £ £
Revenue - -
Expenses (42,418) (68,337)
Investment income 103 160
Finance costs (82,392) (66,959)
Foreign exchange gain/(loss) 131 (813)
Loss before tax (124,576) (135,949)
Taxation 8 - -
Loss for the period 7 (124,576) (135,949)
Loss per share
Basic – pence per share (0.1)p (0.1)p
Diluted – pence per share (0.1)p (0.1)p

Unaudited condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income

Loss for the period (124,576) (135,949)
Other comprehensive income
Items that may subsequently be reclassified to profit or loss:
Exchange difference on
translation of foreign holding
(18,135) 33
Total comprehensive loss
for the period
(142,711) (135,916)

All attributable to equity holders of the company

Unaudited condensed consolidated statement of financial position

Notes Unaudited 30 September 2016 Audited 31 March 2016
£ £
Assets
Non-current assets
Mineral property exploration and evaluation 9 14,945,175 14,926,626
Property, plant and equipment 204,687 204,687
Investments 10 86,660 86,660
Deposit 123,078 123,078
15,359,600 15,341,051
Current assets
Other receivables 30,411 32,759
Cash and cash equivalents 40,608 11,504
71,019 44,263
Total assets 15,430,619 15,385,314
Liabilities
Current liabilities
Trade and other payables (98,500) (136,259)
(98,500) (136,259)
Net current liabilities (27,481) (91,996)
Non-current liabilities
Loans (3,323,437) (3,097,662)
Long term provision (50,000) (50,000)
(3,373,437) (3,147,662)
Total liabilities (3,471,937) (3,283,921)
Net assets 11,958,682 12,101,393
Equity
Share capital 11 7,116,914 7,116,914
Share premium 9,848,949 9,848,949
Currency translation reserve (56,592) (38,457)
Retained losses (4,950,589) (4,826,013)
Total shareholders’ equity 11,958,682 12,101,393

All attributable to equity holders of the company

Unaudited condensed consolidated statement of cash flows

Notes Unaudited six months ended 30 September 2016 Unaudited six months ended 30 September 2015
£ £
Operating activities
Loss for the period (124,576) (135,949)
Adjustments for:
Investment income (103) (160)
Finance costs 82,392 66,959
Foreign exchange movement (131) 813
(42,418) (68,337)
Movements in working capital
Decrease in receivables 2,348 1,002
(Decrease)/increase in payables (25,672) 8,329
Net cash used in operating activities (65,742) (59,006)
Investing activities
Investment income 103 60
Mineral property exploration and evaluation (30,388) (29,144)
Net cash used in investing activities (30,285) (29,084)
Financing activities
Loans 125,000 -
Net cash generated from financing activities 125,000 -
Net increase/(decrease) in cash
and cash equivalents
28,973 (88,090)
Cash and cash equivalents at start of period 11,504 96,873
Foreign exchange movement 131 (813)
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 40,608 7,970

All attributable to equity holders of the company

Unaudited condensed consolidated statement of changes in group equity

Share
capital
£
Share
premium
£
Currency translation reserve
£
Retained losses
£
Total
£
Equity at 1 April 2016 – audited 7,116,914 9,848,949 (38,457) (4,826,013) 12,101,393
Total comprehensive
income for the period:
Exchange difference on
translation of foreign holding
- - (18,135) - (18,135)
Loss for the period - - - (124,576) (124,576)
Total comprehensive
income for the period:
- - (18,135) (124,576) (142,711)
Equity at
30 September 2016 – unaudited
7,116,914 9,848,949 (56,592) (4,950,589) 11,958,682
Comparative period
Equity at 1 April 2015 – audited 7,116,914 9,848,949 (31,163) (4,569,563) 12,365,137
Total comprehensive
income for the period:
Exchange difference on
translation of foreign holding
- - 33 - 33
Loss for the period - - - (135,949) (135,949)
Total comprehensive
income for the period:
- - 33 (135,949) (135,916)
Equity at
30 September 2015 – unaudited
7,116,914 9,848,949 (31,130) (4,705,512) 12,229,221

All attributable to equity holders of the company

Notes to the accounts

1.  Basis of preparation

This half-yearly financial report comprises the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of the group for the six months ended 30 September 2016. It has been prepared in accordance with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the UK Financial Services Authority, the requirements of IAS 34 – Interim financial reporting (as adopted by the European Union) and using the going concern basis and the directors are not aware of any events or circumstances which would make this inappropriate. It was approved by the board of directors on 17 November 2016. It does not constitute financial statements within the meaning of section 434 of the Companies Act 2006 and does not include all of the information and disclosures required for annual financial statements. It should be read in conjunction with the annual report and financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2016 which is available on request from the company or may be viewed at www.angleseymining.co.uk.

The financial information contained in this report in respect of the year ended 31 March 2016 has been extracted from the report and financial statements for that year which have been filed with the Registrar of Companies. The report of the auditors on those accounts did not contain a statement under section 498(2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006 and was not qualified. The half-yearly results for the current and comparative periods are unaudited.

2.  Significant accounting policies

The accounting policies applied in these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are consistent with those set out in the annual report and financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2016. The following amendments to interpretations were effective in the current period and have been adopted:

IAS 1 (amendment) ‘Presentation of Financial Statements’ – Disclosure initiative – 1 January 2016

IAS 16 (amendment) ‘Property, Plant and Equipment’ and IAS 38 (amendment) ‘Intangible Assets’ – Clarification of acceptable methods of depreciation and amortisation    – 1 January 2016

IAS 27 (amendment) ‘Separate Financial Statements’ – Equity method in separate financial statements – 1 January 2016

IFRS 11 (amendment) ‘Joint Arrangements’ – Accounting for acquisitions of interests in joint operations – 1 January 2016

Annual Improvements to IFRS (2012 – 2014) – 1 January 2016

The adoption of the amendments and new interpretations has not resulted in a change to the accounting policies nor had a material effect on the financial performance and position of the group. In preparing these financial statements any accounting assumptions and estimates made by management were consistent with those applied to the aforesaid annual report and financial statements.

3.  Risks and uncertainties

The principal risks and uncertainties set out in the group’s annual report and financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2016 remain the same for this half-yearly financial report and can be summarised as: development risks in respect of mineral properties, especially in respect of permitting and metal prices; liquidity risks during development; and foreign exchange risks. More information is to be found in the 2016 annual report – see note 1 above.

4.  Statement of directors’ responsibilities

The directors confirm to the best of their knowledge that: (a) the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of IAS 34 Interim financial reporting (as adopted by the European Union); and (b) the interim management report includes a fair review of the information required by the FSA’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules (4.2.7 R and 4.2.8 R). This report and financial statements were approved by the board on 17 November 2016 and authorised for issue on behalf of the board by Bill Hooley, chief executive officer and Danesh Varma, finance director.

5.  Activities

The group is engaged in mineral property development and currently has no turnover. There are no minority interests or exceptional items.

6.  Earnings per share

The loss per share is computed by dividing the loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of £0.1 million (loss to 30 September 2015 £0.1m), by 160,608,051 (2015 – unchanged) – the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the period. Where there are losses the effect of outstanding share options is not dilutive.

7.  Business and geographical segments

There are no revenues. The cost of all activities charged in the income statement relates to exploration and development of mining properties. The group’s income statement and assets and liabilities are analysed as follows by geographical segments, which is the basis on which information is reported to the board.

Income statement analysis

Unaudited six months ended 30 September 2016
UK Sweden – investment Canada – investment Total
£ £ £ £
Expenses (42,409) (9) - (42,418)
Investment income 103 - - 103
Finance costs (82,392) - - (82,392)
Exchange rate movements 105 26 - 131
Loss for the period (124,593) 17 - (124,576)
Unaudited six months ended 30 September 2015
UK Sweden – investment Canada – investment Total
£ £ £ £
Expenses (68,337) - - (68,337)
Investment income 160 - - 160
Finance costs (66,959) - - (66,959)
Exchange rate movements - (57) (756) (813)
Loss for the period (135,136) (57) (756) (135,949)

Assets and liabilities

` Unaudited 30 September 2016
UK Sweden investment Canada investment Total
£ £ £ £
Non current assets 15,272,940 86,659 1 15,359,600
Current assets 69,755 1,264 - 71,019
Liabilities (3,191,748) (280,189) - (3,471,937)
Net assets/(liabilities) 12,150,947 (192,266) 1 11,958,682
Audited 31 March 2016
UK Sweden investment Canada investment Total
£ £ £ £
Non current assets 15,254,391 86,659 1 15,341,051
Current assets 43,069 1,194 - 44,263
Liabilities (3,038,460) (245,461) - (3,283,921)
Net assets/(liabilities) 12,259,000 (157,608) 1 12,101,393

8.  Deferred tax

There is an unrecognised deferred tax asset of £1.3 million (31 March 2016 – £1.2m) which, in view of the group’s results, is not considered to be recoverable in the short term. There are also capital allowances, including mineral extraction allowances, exceeding £12.5 million (unchanged from 31 March 2016) unclaimed and available. No deferred tax asset is recognised in the condensed financial statements.

9.  Mineral property exploration and evaluation costs

Mineral property exploration and evaluation costs incurred by the group are carried in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements at cost, less an impairment provision if appropriate. The recovery of these costs is dependent upon the successful development and operation of the Parys Mountain project which is itself conditional on finance being available to fund such development. During the period expenditure of £18,549 was incurred (six months to 30 September 2015 – £24,127). There have been no indicators of impairment during the period.

10.  Investments

Labrador Grangesberg Total
£ £ £
At 1 April 2015 1 86,659.00 86,660
Addition during period - -
At 31 March 2016 1 86,659 86,660
Addition during period - - -
At Unaudited 30 September 2016 1 86,659 86,660

Labrador: The group’s investment is classified as ‘unquoted’ and is held at a nominal value of £1.

Grangesberg: The group has a 6% holding in Grangesberg Iron AB (an unquoted Swedish company) and a right of first refusal over shares amounting to a further 51% of that company. This investment has been initially recognised and subsequently measured at cost, on the basis that the shares are not quoted and a reliable fair value is not able to be estimated.

11.  Share capital

Ordinary shares of 1p Deferred shares of 4p Total
Issued and
fully paid
Nominal
value £
Number Nominal
value £
Number Nominal
value £
-
At 31 March 2015,
2016 and 30 September 2016
1,606,081 160,608,051 5,510,833 137,770,835 7,116,914

12.  Financial instruments

Group Available for sale assets Loans & receivables
Unaudited 30 September 2016 31 March 2016 Unaudited 30 September 2016 31 March 2016
£ £ £ £
Financial assets
Investments 1 1 - -
Deposit - - 123,078 123,078
Other debtors - - 30,411 32,759
Cash and cash
equivalents
- - 40,608 11,504
- -
1 1 194,097 167,341
Unaudited 30 September 2016 31 March 2016
£ £
Financial liabilities
Trade payables (44,206) (77,465)
Other payables (54,294) (58,794)
Loans (3,323,437) (3,097,662)
(3,421,937) (3,233,921)

13.  Events after the reporting period

None.

14.  Related party transactions

None.

Corporate information

Directors:

John Kearney                Chairman

Bill Hooley                      Chief executive

Danesh Varma               Finance director

David Lean                     Non executive

Howard Miller                Non executive

Parys Mountain site: Parys Mountain, Amlwch, Anglesey, LL68 9RE

Phone 01407 831275

London office: Painter’s Hall, 9 Little Trinity Lane, London, EC4V 2AD

Phone 020 7653 9881

Registered office: Tower Bridge House, St. Katharine’s Way, London, E1W 1DD

Share registrars: Capita Registrars  www.capitaregistrars.com

Phone:  0871 664 0300 – for all change of address and shareholder
administration matters (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras,
lines open 0830 to 1730 Mon-Fri)

Web site: www.angleseymining.co.uk

E-mail: mail@angleseymining.co.uk

Shares listed on the London Stock Exchange – LSE:AYM

Company registration number 1849957

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Market Activity

 Anglesey Mining plc

16th November 2016                                                                                          LSE: AYM

Market Activity

Anglesey Mining plc (“Anglesey” or “the Company”) has noted the level of market activity in the Company’s stock during the last several days.  Anglesey is unaware of any reason for this level of activity.

For further information: 

Bill Hooley, Chief Executive                                                        01492 541981

Danesh Varma, Finance Director                                              020 7653 9881

Jon Bellis, Beaufort Securities Limited                                     020 7382 8300

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Report on Payments to Governments

UK companies in the extractive sectors are required to publicly disclose payments made to governments in the countries where they undertake exploration or extractive operations.

In accordance with the Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014 (2014/3209) and DTR 4.3A of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules, the company reports that, for the year ended 31 March 2016, payments to governments were below the minimum disclosable level of £86,000.

For further information, please contact:

Bill Hooley, Chief Executive +44 (0)1492 541981;

Danesh Varma, Finance Director +44 (0)207 653 9881.

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AGM 2016 – Chairman’s remarks – Voting – Grant of share options

Chairman’s remarks at AGM

At the shareholder’s annual meeting held today, the Chairman, John Kearney, made a presentation outlining the company’s plans for the coming year and his expectation that the price of zinc will move significantly higher in the near future, due to reduced production worldwide from mine closures and forecasts of increases in demand, and that these higher zinc prices would continue for a number of years.

Mr Kearney noted that the company had previously announced that it was updating its earlier scoping and economic studies on its Parys Mountain zinc/lead/copper/silver/gold property in Wales. He reported that this updated scoping study is being prepared by Micon International Limited and by Fairport Engineering Limited, both of which are acknowledged experts and leaders in the resources sector, and it is expected that the updated study will be presented to the company later in the autumn.

Grant of share options

The company also announces that it has today granted a total of 3,500,000 options to subscribe for ordinary shares at a price of 2 pence per share under the unapproved share option scheme to the directors in the amounts set out below:

Bill Hooley                          Chief Executive                               1,000,000

Danesh Varma                   Finance Director                             1,000,000

John Kearney                     Chairman                                            500,000

Howard Miller                   Non executive Director                     500,000

David Lean                         Non executive Director                     500,000

These share options, which were granted by the remuneration committee and approved by the board, will vest after one year from date of grant, with a term of five years expiring on the 30 September 2021.  All options are subject to a performance criterion, namely that the company’s share price performance over the period from grant to exercise must exceed that of the companies in the top quartile of the FTSE 100 index.

The company points out that all the directors have waived entitlement to remuneration for more than the last 24 months.

Voting at the AGM

In respect of the voting at the company’s AGM held on 28 September 2016 the directors are pleased to report that all resolutions were passed unanimously on a show of hands.

The valid proxies recorded in respect of voting at the meeting were as follows:

  Resolution In Favour Against Withheld
1 To receive the report and accounts 58,705,088 750 0
2 To approve the directors’ remuneration policy report 58,680,949 24,486 400
3 To approve the directors’ remuneration report 58,685,685 19,250 900
4 To reappoint John F. Kearney as a director 58,689,460 16,375 0
5 To reappoint Bill Hooley as a director 58,690,085 15,750 0
6 To reappoint David Lean as a director 58,690,585 15,750 500
7 To reappoint Howard Miller as a director 58,690,085 15,750 0
8 Withdrawn      
9 To reappoint Danesh Varma as a director 58,705,085 750 0
10 To reappoint Mazars LLP as auditors 58,703,035 750 2,050
11 To authorise the directors to determine the remuneration of the auditor 58,705,085 750 0
12 To authorise the directors to issue new share capital 58,683,724 21,611 500
13 To dis-apply pre-emption rights in respect of certain issues of shares 58,682,299 17,800 5,736
         
         

Notes

1. Votes were received in respect of 58,705,835 shares representing 36.6% of the issued share capital.

2. Any proxy appointments which gave discretion to the chairman have been included in the “For” total.

3. The full text of the resolutions is shown in the notice of the AGM which is available in the annual report and on the website.

Total voting rights

The issued ordinary share capital of the company is 160,608,051 shares with voting rights; there are no shares in treasury.

The above figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations which will determine whether they are required to notify their interest in the company, or any change to that interest, under the FSA’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

Following the grant of the share options set out above, the aggregate share options outstanding will represent 5.3% of the 160,608,051 ordinary shares in issue.

For further information, please contact:

Danesh Varma, Finance Director +44 (0)207 6539881;

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Retirement of Director

 

29th July 2016                                                                                                                      LSE: AYM

Retirement of Director

Anglesey Mining plc (“the Company”) today announces that Roger Turner has resigned as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.

Roger has been a director for over ten years and the Company thanks him for his significant contribution during all that period of time, and wishes him the best of success and health in the future.

For further information:

Bill Hooley, Chief Executive                             01492 541981

Danesh Varma, Finance Director                    0207-6539881

Jon Bellis, Beaufort Securities Limited            020 73828300

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Annual financial report announcement & AGM Notice 2016

Anglesey Mining plc

A UK mining company listed on the London Stock Exchange

Anglesey holds 100% of the Parys Mountain underground zinc-copper-lead-silver-gold deposit in North Wales, UK where it is exploring and plans to carry out evaluation and pre-feasibility work when financial conditions permit.

Anglesey holds 15% of Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited which has direct shipping iron ore deposits in Labrador and Quebec and is currently undergoing a financial restructuring.

Anglesey holds a 6% interest and management rights to the Grangesberg Iron project in Sweden, together with a right of first refusal to increase its interest to 51%.

Chairman’s statement

Once again we have to report that the expected resurgence in the resources sector, and in particular the prices of the metals that form the bases of our assets, has largely not materialised. With the continuing underlying weaknesses in commodities, the equities markets for small cap miners has remained at best thin and at other times almost non-existent. Anglesey Mining is no different from its peers in this respect and it has proved virtually impossible during the last year to create any interest in raising new funds from the market.

The recent upward movement in zinc and precious metals’ prices could now begin to improve this position and if this momentum is maintained Anglesey will look for the opportunity to improve the balance sheet and permit funding of project development activities. Gold and silver have increased in value over the last year and are trading near their 12 month highs.

The price of iron ore, on which both Labrador and Grangesberg rely, did show some improvement during the early part of 2016, albeit not to the levels that would sustain a return to production at Labrador, but unfortunately that rally was not sustained and prices have fallen back to lower levels.

The recent improvement in the price of zinc may be the sign that we have been waiting for a number of years. There is a general consensus based on supply/demand imbalance that zinc prices must improve from recent levels. There is no doubt that following a number of major mine closures during 2015 there is a current deficit in zinc supply compared to demand and, with few major new mines planned, that deficit is likely to continue for a number of years. However, the levels of derivative trading and warehousing in various forms  often impacts this classical economic view and in the recent past has served to apparently hold prices down against an expected increase.

The other factor that affects project viability, particularly for Parys Mountain, is currency exchange rates. With all commodity prices quoted in US dollars, movements in domestic exchange rates can have significant impacts. The British Pound and Swedish Krona have fallen during the last year and this will have improved the economics of projects based in those countries where the majority of costs will be priced in the local currency.

Your directors have worked hard to keep costs to a minimum, director’s salaries and fees continued to be waived and this will continue until the financial position of the group improves. I thank the directors and management for these efforts, and I also thank our loyal shareholders for their patience and understanding while we work our way through this particularly ugly phase of the commodity cycle.

Parys Mountain

The Parys Mountain property has a significant zinc, copper and lead deposit with small amounts of silver and gold. A feasibility study in 1991 demonstrated the technical and economic viability of bringing the property into production at a rate of 350,000 tonnes per annum, producing zinc, copper and lead concentrates. In 2012 the first JORC Code compliant resource estimate of the property was published and reported a resource of 2.1 million tonnes at 6.9% combined base metals in the indicated category and 4.1 million tonnes at 5.0% combined base metals in the inferred category and there is substantial exploration potential.

The site has a head frame, a 300m deep production shaft and planning permission for operations. The group has freehold ownership of the minerals and surface land. Infrastructure is good, political risk is low and the project has the support of local people and government.

The directors are of the opinion that this project is at an advanced state and the existence of the current JORC resource estimate and the original feasibility study, together with the valid planning permissions, represent a solid base from which to move the project towards production. A detailed review of the previous technical and feasibility studies of Parys Mountain, including current estimates of operating and capital costs, is planned for the summer of 2016 with a view to completing an updated scoping and economic study later this year. It is expected that the results of this review will be available in the early autumn and will be used to assist with future planning and potential financing of the development of the Parys Mountain project.

The directors carried out an impairment review with an effective date of 26 March 2016. This review was based on an estimate of discounted future cash flows from the development and operation of the Parys Mountain project over the initial projected mine life of 16 years and assumed that there would be a two year delay before any activities commence. Capital costs were estimated at current costs and the key assumptions utilised were a discount rate of 10% applied to future cashflows with metal prices (long-term estimates) of: zinc $US1.25 /lb; copper $US 2.50 /lb; lead $US1.00 /lb; silver $US17.50 per ounce and gold $US1275 per ounce and an exchange rate US$1.40/£1.00. Further details of this review are included in note 10 to the financial statements. Based on the above parameters and the assumptions utilised the directors believe that no impairment provision is necessary or appropriate. The directors also re-evaluated the impairment review following the recent EU Referendum in the UK and concluded there was no requirement for any change in their original assessment or calculations. Any depreciation in the value of sterling in relation to the US dollar would have a positive effect on the project cashflows.

Operation of the mine and the receipt of cashflows from it are dependent on finance being available to fund the development of the property.

Grangesberg Iron

With iron ore prices remaining depressed operations at Grangesberg have been limited. We continue to manage the project on behalf of the company and its other shareholders. The economics of Grangesberg will be more positive than many of the other iron ore projects that have failed or missed realization in the last three years. The high grade of concentrate to be produced from Grangesberg, together with the extensive existing infrastructure on site and nationally, and the potential for sales within Sweden’s domestic markets, negating the requirements for major port facilities and expensive handling and shipping costs, will be key drivers in this expectation.

Labrador Iron

As reported last year, Labrador Iron Mines (“LIM”) is operating under the Canadian Companies Creditors Arrangement Act. This process continues and it is expected that a plan of arrangement will be put in place later this year. Under this arrangement Anglesey’s current 15% shareholding in LIM will be significantly diluted but it is expected that the reorganized entity will maintain title to its iron ore assets in Labrador such that they could be restarted when the economics of iron ore in Canada improve, and at the same time LIM will have the flexibility to pursue alternative business opportunities.

Outlook

The future for commodity prices in general continues to be somewhat uncertain. The group is exposed to base and precious metals at Parys Mountain, which recently show signs of improvement, and to iron ore at LIM and at Grangesberg. The only cash draw on the group is a limited requirement for Parys Mountain and for normal corporate costs. As has been noted both these cost centres have been kept to a minimum.

The outlook for iron ore has changed little over the last year. Consolidation of the industry with many small miners closing down is probably near completion leaving the supply side dominated by Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Vale likely supplying around 75% of all sea borne iron ore. Comments by these majors have suggested that, while profitable at the current lower prices, they foresee that higher prices will be needed to ensure the necessary investment to maintain production levels.

The Parys Mountain project will benefit from the expected improvements in base metals and particularly from an increase in the price of zinc which will be the predominant metal to be produced in the early years of the project. ICBC Standard Bank in a recent note suggested that zinc stocks could fall to a critical point by as early as November this year and on that basis they are forecasting that zinc prices will at least double from the recent level of $US0.95 per pound within 24 months. We share this optimism and see no reason to doubt this analysis and we are therefore now embarking on a technical review and updated scoping and economic study of the Party Mountain project.

Whilst there still are a number of uncertainties in the metals markets we feel that there is sound reason to believe that we have passed the low point in the commodities cycle.  We believe China may reposition its economy to be less reliant upon construction but with ongoing urbanization its demand for metals will continue and coupled with reductions on the supply side will inevitably lead to much higher metal prices than we see today.

We trust that this time next year we will be able to report upon a positive outlook for the future and for Anglesey Mining.

John F. Kearney

Chairman

25 July 2016

Strategic Report

Principal activities and business review

The group is engaged in the business of exploring and evaluating its wholly owned Parys Mountain project in North Wales, although activities there have been very limited during the year.

Under various agreements the group also participates in the management of the Grangesberg iron ore property in Sweden in which it has a 6% holding and a right of first refusal to acquire a further 51% ownership interest.

Operations at the Labrador iron project in eastern Canada in which group has a 15% holding (2015 – 15%) are currently suspended. LIM is now operating under the Canadian Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act to facilitate a restructuring and refinancing of its business operations.

The group continues its search for other mineral exploration and development opportunities.

The aim of the group is to create value in the Parys Mountain and Grangesberg properties, including by co-operative arrangements where appropriate, and to actively engage in other mineral ventures using the group’s own resources together with such external investment and finance as may be available.

Parys Mountain

The Parys Mountain property has a significant zinc, copper and lead deposit with small amounts of silver and gold. A feasibility study in 1991 demonstrated the technical and economic viability of bringing the property into production at a rate of 350,000 tonnes per annum, producing zinc, copper and lead concentrates. In 2012 the first JORC Code compliant resource estimate of the property was published and reported a resource of 2.1 million tonnes at 6.9% combined base metals in the indicated category and 4.1 million tonnes at 5.0% combined base metals in the inferred category and there is substantial exploration potential.

The site has a head frame, a 300m deep production shaft and planning permission for operations. The group has freehold ownership of the minerals and surface land. Infrastructure is good, political risk is low and the project has the support of local people and government.

The directors are of the opinion that this project is at an advanced state and the existence of the current JORC resource estimate and the original feasibility study, together with the valid planning permissions, represent a solid base from which to move the project towards production. A detailed review of the previous technical and feasibility studies of Parys Mountain, including current estimates of operating and capital costs, is planned for the summer of 2016 with a view to completing an updated scoping and economic study later this year. It is expected that the results of this review will be available in the early autumn and will be used to assist with future planning and potential financing of the development of the Parys Mountain project.

The directors carried out an impairment review with an effective date of 26 March 2016. This review was based on an estimate of discounted future cash flows from the development and operation of the Parys Mountain project over the initial projected mine life of 16 years and assumed that there would be a two year delay before any activities commence. Capital costs were estimated at current costs and the key assumptions utilised were a discount rate of 10% applied to future cashflows with metal prices (long-term estimates) of: zinc $US1.25 /lb; copper $US 2.50 /lb; lead $US1.00 /lb; silver $US17.50 per ounce and gold $US1275 per ounce and an exchange rate US$1.40/£1.00. Further details of this review are included in note 10 to the financial statements. Based on the above parameters and the assumptions utilised the directors believe that no impairment provision is necessary or appropriate. The directors also re-evaluated the impairment review following the recent EU Referendum in the UK and concluded there was no requirement for any change in their original assessment or calculations. Any depreciation in the value of sterling in relation to the US dollar would have a positive effect on the project cashflows.

Operation of the mine and the receipt of cashflows from it are dependent on finance being available to fund the development of the property.

Grangesberg Iron AB

In May 2014 the group entered into agreements giving it certain rights in the Grangesberg iron ore mine situated in the mineral-rich Bergslagen district of central Sweden about 200 kilometres north-west of Stockholm. Until its closure in 1989 due to prevailing market conditions Grangesberg had mined in excess of 150 million tonnes of iron ore. GIAB holds a 25 year exploitation permit covering the previously mined Grangesberg underground mining operations granted by the Swedish Mining Inspectorate in May 2013.

The group now has a direct 6% interest in GIAB, a private Swedish company founded in 2007 which in 2014 completed a financial and capital restructuring with assistance from the group and a right of first refusal over 51% of the enlarged share capital of GIAB until June 2018. This right has been granted in exchange for the group continuing to co-manage GIAB on a cost recovery basis. The group also has shareholder and cooperation agreements such that Anglesey holds operatorship of GIAB subject to certain conditions and appoints two out of five directors to the board of GIAB.

In September 2014 an NI 43-101 Technical Report was prepared by Roscoe Postle Associates Inc (“RPA”) showing a compliant resource estimate for the Grangesberg Mine of 115.2 million tonnes at 40.2% Fe in the indicated category and 33.1 million tonnes at 45.2% Fe in the inferred category. RPA concluded that the Grängesberg iron ore deposit hosts a significant iron resource that has excellent potential for expansion at depth.

A new geo-mechanical and hydro-geological review was also commissioned. This report confirmed the expected position of a fault zone in the near surface area and measured a number of hydro-geological criteria in that zone. Generally, the results were in line with prior expectations and the report made recommendations regarding some additional investigations that will be required as part of any future definitive feasibility study.

During the coming year, Grangesberg will continue to operate under Anglesey’s direction. It is planned that subject to the availability of adequate funding, Grangesberg will advance a number of environmental studies and other activities as a pre-requisite to a definitive feasibility study.

Labrador Iron

Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited (LIM) was formerly an associate company in the group however following a dilution of the group’s holding in November 2012 it became an investment in which Anglesey holds a 15% interest.

LIM is engaged in the exploration, development and mining of direct shipping iron ore projects near Schefferville in the central part of the Labrador Trough region, one of the major iron ore producing regions in the world. LIM owns extensive iron ore resources, processing plants and equipment and rail infrastructure and facilities in its Schefferville Projects.  LIM commenced mining operations in 2011 and in the three year period of 2011, 2012 and 2013 produced a total of 3.6 million dry metric tonnes of iron ore, which was sold in 23 cape-size shipments into the Chinese spot market. LIM did not undertake mining operations during the 2014 or 2015 operating seasons, due to a combination of prevailing low iron ore prices and a continuing need for start-up working capital and development financing.

In April 2015 LIM initiated proceedings under the Canadian Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act to provide an opportunity for the orderly restructuring of its business and financial affairs, so as to enable the company to emerge with a viable business in the most favourable position to secure additional development financing to proceed with the development of its Houston Project and continue as a going concern. It is expected that a Plan of Arrangement will be presented to creditors and the court later this year.

Other activities

The directors continue to search for new properties suitable for development within a relatively short time frame and within the financing capability likely to be available to the group.

Performance

The directors expect to be judged by results of project development and/or exploration and by their success in creating long term value for shareholders. The group holds shares in mineral companies and has interests in exploration and evaluation properties and, until economically recoverable reserves can be identified, there are no standardised performance indicators which can usefully be employed to gauge the performance of the group, other than the market price of the company’s shares.

The chief external factors affecting the ability of the group to move forward are primarily the demand for metals and minerals, levels of metal prices and exchange rates; these and other factors are dealt with in the risks and uncertainties section below.

Financial results and position

The group has no revenues from the operation of its properties. The loss for the year ended 31 March 2016 after tax was £256,450 compared to a loss of £1,736,610 in the 2015 fiscal year. The larger 2015 loss was due chiefly to falls in the value of the group’s investment in Labrador Iron. There were also significant expense reductions during the year (including the waiver by directors of salaries and fees, continuing from July 2014) and the administrative and other costs excluding investment income and finance charges were £112,279. This compares to £355,071 in the previous year which included expenses of £167,256 in connection with the acquisition of the interests in Grangesberg.

During the year there were no additions to fixed assets (2015 – nil) and £49,433 (2015 – £75,145) was capitalised in respect of the Parys Mountain property as mineral property exploration and evaluation.

At 31 March 2016 the group held mineral property exploration and evaluation assets with a carrying value of £14.9 million. These carrying values may not reflect the realizable value of the properties if they were offered for sale at this time.

The group’s cash balance at 31 March 2016 was £32,759 (2015 – £96,873). The foreign exchange loss of £2,039 (2015 –loss £4,574) shown in the income statement arises on cash balances held in Canadian dollars and Swedish Krona.

At 31 March 2016 the company had 160,608,051 ordinary shares in issue, unchanged from last year.

Employment, community, donations and environment

The group is an equal opportunity employer in all respects and aims for high standards from and for its employees. It also aims to be a valued and responsible member of the communities which it operates in or affects.

The group has no operations; consequently its effect on the environment is very slight, being limited to the operation of two small offices, where recycling and energy usage minimisation are taken seriously and encouraged. It is not practical or useful to quantify the effects of these measures. There are no social, community or human rights issues which require the provision of further information in this report.

Risks and uncertainties

In conducting its business the group faces a number of risks and uncertainties some of which have been described above in regard to particular projects. However, there are also risks and uncertainties of a nature common to all mineral projects and these are summarised below.

General mining risks

Actual results relating to, amongst other things, mineral reserves, mineral resources, results of exploration, capital costs, mining production costs and reclamation and post closure costs, could differ materially from those currently anticipated by reason of factors such as changes in general economic conditions and conditions in the financial markets, changes in demand and prices for minerals that the group expects to produce, legislative, environmental and other judicial, regulatory, political and competitive developments in areas in which the group operates, technological and operational difficulties encountered in connection with the group’s activities, labour relations, costs and changing foreign exchange rates and other matters.

The mining industry is competitive in all of its phases. There is competition within the mining industry for the discovery and acquisition of properties considered to have commercial potential. The group faces competition from other mining companies in connection with the acquisition and retention of properties, mineral claims, leases and other mineral interests as well as for the recruitment and retention of qualified employees and other personnel.

Development and liquidity risk

On previous occasions and during the year the group has relied upon its largest shareholder, Juno Limited, for financial support and may be required to do so in the future to ensure the group will have adequate funds for its current activities. In the absence of support from Juno Limited the group would be dependent on the proceeds of share issues or other sources of funding. Developing the Parys project will be dependent on raising further funds from various sources.

Exploration and development

Exploration for minerals and development of mining operations involve risks, many of which are outside the group’s control. The group currently operates in politically stable environments and hence is unlikely to be subject to expropriation of its properties but exploration by its nature is subject to uncertainties and unforeseen or unwanted results are always possible.

Metal prices

The prices of metals fluctuate widely and are affected by many factors outside the group’s control. The relative prices of metals and future expectations for such prices have a significant impact on the market sentiment for investment in mining and mineral exploration companies. Metal price fluctuations may be either exacerbated or mitigated by currency fluctuations which affect the amount which might be received by the group in sterling.

Foreign exchange

LIM is a Canadian company; Angmag AB and GIAB are Swedish companies. Accordingly the value of the group’s holdings in these companies is affected by exchange rate risks. Operations at Parys Mountain are in the UK and exchange rate risks are minor. The majority of the cash balance at the year-end was held in sterling – see notes 17 and 24.

Permitting, environment and social

The group holds planning permission for the development of the Parys Mountain property but further consents will be required to carry out proposed activities and these may be subject to various reclamation and operational conditions.

Employees and personnel

The group is dependent on the services of a small number of key executives specifically the chairman, chief executive and finance director. The loss of these persons or the group’s inability to attract and retain additional highly skilled and experienced employees for any areas in which the group might engage may adversely affect its business or future operations. At 31 March 2016 the company had six male directors; there were no female directors or employees.

Financial instruments

The group’s use of financial instruments is described in note 24.

Bill Hooley

Chief executive officer

25 July 2016

Directors’ report

The directors are pleased to submit their report and the audited accounts for the year ended 31 March 2016.

The corporate governance statement which follows forms part of this report. In accordance with statutory requirements, the principal activities of the group and other information is set out in the strategic report section preceding this report.

Directors

The names of the directors are shown in the directors’ remuneration report and biographical details are shown on the inside rear cover. It is the company’s procedure to submit re-election resolutions for all directors at the annual general meeting. The company maintains a directors’ and officers’ liability policy on normal commercial terms which includes third party indemnity provisions. The powers of the directors are described in the Corporate Governance Report.

With regard to the appointment and replacement of directors, the company is governed by its Articles, the Corporate Governance Code, the Companies Act and related legislation. The Articles themselves may be amended by special resolution of the shareholders. Under the Articles, any director appointed by the board during the year must retire at the AGM following his appointment. In addition, the Articles require that one-third of the remaining directors retire by rotation at each general meeting and seek re-appointment. However it is now the company’s practice to submit re-election resolutions for all directors at each AGM.

Directors’ interests in material contracts

Juno Limited (Juno), which is registered in Bermuda, holds 36.1% of the company’s ordinary share capital. The company has a controlling shareholder agreement and working capital agreement with Juno. Advances made under the working capital agreement are shown in note 19. Apart from interest charges there were no transactions between the group and Juno or its group during the year. An independent committee reviews and approves any transactions and potential transactions with Juno. Danesh Varma is a director and, through his family interests, a significant shareholder of Juno.

John Kearney is chairman and chief executive of LIM, Bill Hooley is a director and vice-chairman of LIM and Danesh Varma is a director of LIM. All three are shareholders of LIM. John Kearney receives remuneration from LIM in his capacity of chief executive. There are no transactions between LIM, the group and the company which are required to be disclosed.

Bill Hooley and Danesh Varma are directors of Grangesberg Iron AB and of the special purpose vehicle Eurmag AB. Danesh Varma has been associated with the Grangesberg project since 2007 when he became a director of Mikula Mining Limited, a company  subsequently renamed Eurang Limited, previously  involved in the Grangesberg project. He did not take part in the decision to enter into the Grangesberg project when this was approved by the board. The group has a liability to Eurmag AB a subsidiary of Eurang  amounting to £245,461 at the year end (2015 – £226,857). See also note 25.

There are no other contracts of significance in which any director has or had during the year a material interest.

Substantial shareholders

At 13 July 2016 the following shareholder had advised the company of an interest in the issued ordinary share
capital: Juno Limited notified an interest in 57,924,248 shares representing 36.1% of the issued ordinary shares.

Shares

Allotment authorities and disapplication of pre-emption rights

The directors would usually wish to allot any new share capital on a pre-emptive basis, however in the light of the group’s potential requirement to raise further funds for the acquisition of new mineral ventures, other activities and working capital, they believe that it is appropriate to have a larger amount available for issue at their discretion without pre-emption than is normal or recommended for larger listed companies. At this year’s annual general meeting, the directors will seek a renewal and replacement of the company’s existing share allotment authorities.

The authority sought in resolution 12 of the notice of the AGM is to enable the directors to allot new shares and grant rights to subscribe for, or convert other securities into shares, up to a nominal value of £540,000 (54,000,000 ordinary shares) which is approximately one third of the total issued ordinary share capital of the company as at 13 July 2016. The directors will consider issuing shares if they believe it would be appropriate to do so in respect of business opportunities that arise consistent with the company’s strategic objectives. The directors have no present intention of exercising this general authority, other than in connection with the potential issue of shares pursuant to the company’s employee share and incentive plans.

The purpose of resolution 13 is to authorise the directors to allot new shares pursuant to the general authority given by resolution 12 in connection with a pre-emptive offer or offers to holders of other equity securities if required by the rights of  those securities or as the board otherwise considers necessary, or otherwise up to an aggregate nominal amount of £401,500 (40,150,000 ordinary shares). This aggregate nominal amount represents approximately 25% of the issued ordinary share capital of the company at 25 July 2016. Whilst such authority is in excess of the 5% of existing issued ordinary share capital which is commonly accepted and recommended  for larger listed companies, it will provide additional flexibility which the directors believe is in the best interests of the group in its present circumstances. The authority sought under resolution 13 will expire on 31 December 2017. The directors intend to seek renewal of this authority at future annual general meetings.

Rights and obligations attaching to shares

The rights and obligations attaching to the ordinary and deferred shares are set out in the Articles of Association. Details of the issued share capital are shown in note 21. Details of employee share schemes are set out in the Directors Remuneration Report and in note 22.

Each ordinary share carries the right to one vote at general meetings of the company. Holders of deferred shares, which are of negligible value, are not entitled to attend, speak or vote at any general meeting of the company, nor are they entitled to receive notice of general meetings.

Subject to the provisions of the Companies Act 2006, the rights attached to any class may be varied with the consent of the holders of three-quarters in nominal value of the issued shares of the class or with the sanction of an extraordinary resolution passed at a separate general meeting of the holders of the shares of the class.

There are no restrictions on the transfer of the company’s shares.

Voting rights

Votes may be exercised at general meetings in relation to the business being transacted either in person, by proxy or, in relation to corporate members, by corporate representative. The Articles provide that forms of proxy shall be submitted not less than 48 hours (excluding any part of a day that is not a working day) before the time appointed for holding the meeting or adjourned meeting.

No member shall be entitled to vote at a general meeting or at a separate meeting of the holders of any class of shares in the capital of the company, either in person or by proxy, in respect of any share held by him unless all monies presently payable by him in respect of that share have been paid. Furthermore, no shareholder shall be entitled to attend or vote either personally or by proxy at a general meeting or at a separate meeting of the holders of that class of shares or on a poll if he has been served with a notice after failing to provide the company with information concerning interests in his shares required to be provided under the Companies Act 2006.

Significant agreements and change of control

There are no agreements between the company and its directors or employees that provide for compensation for loss of office or employment that may occur because of a takeover bid. The company’s share plans contain provisions relating to a change of control. Outstanding awards and options would normally vest and become exercisable on a change of control, subject to the satisfaction of any performance conditions.

Dividend

The group has no revenues and the directors are unable to recommend a dividend (2015 – nil).

Going concern

The directors have considered the business activities of the group as well as its principal risks and uncertainties as set out in this report. When doing so they have carefully applied the guidance given in the Financial Reporting Council’s document “Going concern and liquidity risk: Guidance for directors of UK companies 2009”.

The ongoing operations of the group are dependent on its ability to raise adequate financing. The group relies on equity financing and support from its shareholders to fund its working capital requirements. The group will need to generate additional financial resources in order to meet its planned business objectives and continue as a going concern. Additional financing will be required in the short term to continue the development of the group’s properties and in the longer term to put the Parys Mountain Mine into production.

The directors recognise the continuing operations of the group are dependent upon its ability to raise adequate financing and that this represents a material uncertainty which may cast significant doubt about the group’s ability to continue as a going concern. The directors have a reasonable expectation that the required financing will be raised and are actively pursuing various financing options with certain shareholders and financial institutions regarding proposals for financing. The directors have reasonable expectations that these financing discussions will be successful and therefore the financial statements have been prepared on the going concern basis.

Greenhouse Gas emissions

The group does not itself undertake any activities or processes which lead to the production of greenhouse gases. The extent to which its administrative and management functions result in greenhouse gas emissions is slight and the directors do not believe that any useful purpose would be served by attempting to quantify the amounts of these emissions.

Post balance sheet events

There are no post balance sheet events to report.

Statement of directors’ responsibilities

The directors are responsible for preparing the annual report and the financial statements. The directors are required to prepare the financial statements for the group in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the European Union (“IFRS”) and have also elected to prepare financial statements for the company in accordance with IFRS. Company law requires the directors to prepare group and parent company financial statements for each financial year. Under that law they are required to the prepare the financial statements in accordance with IFRS, the Companies Act 2006 and, in relation to the group financial statements, Article 4 of the IAS Regulation.

Under company law the directors must not approve the financial statements unless they are satisfied that they give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the group and parent company financial statements and of their profit and loss for that period.

In preparing the financial statements the directors are required to:

  • select suitable accounting policies and then apply them consistently;
  • make judgements and estimates that are reasonable and prudent;
  • state that the financial statements comply with IFRSs as adopted by the European Union; and
  • prepare the financial statements on the going concern basis unless it is inappropriate to presume that the group and the parent company will continue in business.

The directors confirm that they consider the annual report and accounts, taken as a whole, is fair, balanced and understandable and provides the information necessary for shareholders to assess the company and group’s performance, business model and strategy.

The directors are responsible for keeping adequate accounting records that are sufficient to show and explain the parent company’s transactions and disclose with reasonable accuracy at any time the financial position of the parent company and the group and enable them to ensure that the financial statements comply with the Companies Act 2006. They are also responsible for safeguarding the assets of the parent company and the group and hence for taking reasonable steps for the prevention and detection of fraud and other irregularities.

Under applicable law and regulations the, the directors are also responsible for preparing a Strategic Report, Directors’ Report, Remuneration Report and Corporate Governance Statement that comply with that law and those regulations.

The directors are responsible for the maintenance and integrity of the group website. Legislation in the United Kingdom governing the preparation and dissemination of financial statements may differ from legislation in other jurisdictions.

Each of the directors, whose names and functions are listed on the inside rear cover, confirm that, to the best of their knowledge:

  • the group financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the EU, give a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and loss of the group; and
  • the Strategic and Directors’ Reports include a fair review of the development and performance of the business and the position of the group, together with a description of the principal risks and uncertainties that it faces.

Auditor

Each of the directors in office at the date of approval of the annual report confirms that so far as they are aware there is no relevant audit information of which the company’s auditor is unaware and that each director has taken all of the steps which they ought to have taken as a director in order to make themselves aware of that information and to establish that the company’s auditor is aware of that information. This confirmation is given and should be interpreted in accordance with the provisions of s418 of the Companies Act 2006.

A resolution to reappoint Mazars LLP as auditor and to authorise the directors to fix their remuneration will be proposed at the annual general meeting.

Danesh Varma

Company Secretary

25 July 2016

Report of the auditors

We have audited the financial statements of Anglesey Mining plc for the year ended 31 March 2016 which comprise the Group Income Statement, the Group Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income, the Group and Company Statement of Financial Position, the Group and Company Statement of Changes in Equity, the Group and Company Statement of Cash Flows and the related notes. The financial reporting framework that has been applied in their preparation is applicable law and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) as adopted by the European Union.

Respective responsibilities of directors and auditor

As explained more fully in the Directors’ Responsibilities Statement on page 9, the directors are responsible for the preparation of the financial statements and for being satisfied that they give a true and fair view.

Our responsibility is to audit and express an opinion on the financial statements in accordance with applicable law and International Standards on Auditing (ISAs) (UK and Ireland). Those standards require us to comply with the Auditing Practices Board’s Ethical Standards for Auditors.

This report is made solely to the company’s members as a body in accordance with Chapter 3 of Part 16 of the Companies Act 2006. Our audit work has been undertaken so that we might state to the company’s members those matters we are required to state to them in an auditor’s report and for no other purpose. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the company and the company’s members as a body for our audit work, for this report, or for the opinions we have formed.

Scope of the audit of the financial statements

An audit involves obtaining evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements sufficient to give reasonable assurance that the financial statements are free from material misstatement, whether caused by fraud or error. This includes an assessment of: whether accounting policies are appropriate to the group’s and the parent company’s circumstances and have been consistently applied and adequately disclosed, the reasonableness of significant accounting estimates made by the directors and the overall presentation of the financial statements. In addition, we read all the financial and non-financial information in the annual report in order to identify material inconsistencies with the audited financial statements and to identify any information that is apparently materially incorrect based on, or materially inconsistent with, the knowledge acquired by us in the course of performing the audit. If we become aware of any apparent material misstatements or inconsistencies we consider the implications for our report.

There are 7 legal entities accounting for 100% of the group’s operating loss, 100% of net assets and 100% of total assets all of which were subject to full scope audits for the year ended 31 March 2016. The audit of all the entities within the group was undertaken by the group audit team.

Our assessment and application of materiality

We apply the concept of materiality both in planning and performing our audit, and in evaluating the effect of misstatements on the financial statements and our audit. Materiality is used so we can plan and perform our audit to obtain reasonable, rather than absolute, assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement. The level of materiality we set is based on our assessment of the magnitude of misstatements that, individually or in aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have influence on the economic decisions of the users of the financial statements.

Based on our professional judgement the level of overall materiality we set for the group financial statements is outlined below:

Overall Group materiality: £363,000
Benchmark applied: This has been calculated with reference to the group’s net assets, of which it represents approximately 3%.
Basis for chosen benchmark: Net assets represents shareholders’ funds and we have determined it to be the principal benchmark within the financial statements relevant to shareholders, as the group has no revenues and is still exploring and evaluating mineral sites in which it retains an interest.
3% has been chosen to reflect the level of understanding of the stakeholders of the Group in relation to the inherent uncertainties around accounting estimates and judgements.

We agreed with the Audit Committee that we would report to it all audit differences in excess of £11,000, as well as differences below that threshold that, in our view, warranted reporting on qualitative grounds. We also report to the Audit Committee on disclosure matters that we identified during the course of assessing the overall presentation of the financial statements.

Our assessment of the risks of material misstatement

The assessed risks of material misstatement described below are those that had the greatest effect on our audit strategy, the allocation of resources in the audit and directing the efforts of the engagement team.

The risk Our response
Going concern

The financial statements are prepared on a going concern basis in accordance with IAS1 ‘Presentation of Financial Statements’. Given the cash position of the group at the year end, the net current liabilities of £91,996, the net cash outflows since the year end, and the projected net cash outflows for the next 12 months there is a potential material uncertainty that the group does not have sufficient cash or other financial resources to continue in operation for at least 12 months from the date of authorising these financial statements.

We evaluated the directors’ assessment of the group’s ability to continue as a going concern. In particular, we reviewed and challenged the cash flow forecasts including key assumptions to assess the risk of the inability to meet liabilities as they fall due. We have considered the group’s reliance on ongoing support from its largest shareholder, Juno Limited, including its ability to provide adequate funds for its current and future activities and the availability of other sources of finance to the group to support the going concern assumption.
In the absence of support from Juno Limited, the Directors consider that the going concern status of the group would be dependent on the raising of funds from share issues or from accessing alternative sources of funding. These conditions indicate the existence of a material uncertainty which may cast significant doubt about the group and company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Accordingly, as outlined below, without modifying our opinion on the financial statements in respect of this matter, we have included an emphasis of matter.
Potential impairment of capitalised costs associated with the exploration and evaluation of the Parys Mountain mine site

The group has held rights to explore and mine the site for a number of years but has not completed exploration and evaluation activities and feasibility assessments to an extent where the site has been confirmed as being commercially viable and mining activities commenced. There is a risk that accounting criteria associated with the capitalisation of exploration and evaluation expenditure may no longer be appropriate and that capitalised costs exceed the value in use. Any assessment of the value in use is highly judgemental and is based on the directors’ assessment of a number of factors, including: long term metal commodity prices, the estimated mineral deposits from independent experts’ studies, costs associated with mineral extraction and sale, discount rates and exchange rate factors.

Our audit work included, but was not restricted to, a review of the directors’ assessment of the criteria for the capitalisation of exploration and evaluation expenditure and whether there are any indicators of impairment to capitalised costs. The directors concluded that there were indicators of potential impairment, however their assessment did not indicate that an impairment of the asset was required.
Our work included a review of the integrity of the discounted cash flow model used by the directors to make an assessment as to whether impairment had occurred, as well as using our professional scepticism to challenge and test the key assumptions for sensitivity to the model. These key assumptions included: the expected future revenue and costs associated with the extraction and sale of the mineral deposits, future metal prices, currency exchange rates, demand for the minerals and the discount rate utilised in the financial model. Our work did not indicate that impairment to exploration and evaluation assets was required.
Potential impairment of the investment in the subsidiary, Parys Mountain Mines Limited, in the company financial statements

The cost of the investment in and loan due from the subsidiary, Parys Mountain Mines Limited, held in the balance sheet of the company, is supported by the future cash flows associated with the recovery of the exploration and evaluation assets following the development of the Parys Mountain site held by Parys Mountain Mines Limited. If there were impairment in the exploration and evaluation assets, this would have a direct impact on the carrying value of the investment in and loan due from the subsidiary, which may need to be written down in the company’s accounts.

In conjunction with our work associated with the potential impairment of the exploration and evaluation assets held within Parys Mountain Mine Limited, we considered whether there was an indication that the cost of the investment in and loan due from the subsidiary required writing down in the company. As there was no impairment of the asset held by Parys Mountain Mine Limited, there is no indication that the carrying value of the investment in and loan due from the company was not recoverable.

The Audit Committee’s consideration of these risks is set out on page 18.

The audit procedures relating to the above mentioned matters were designed in the context of our audit of the financial statements as a whole. Our opinion on the financial statements is not modified with respect to any of these risks, and we do not express an opinion on these individual risks.

Opinion on the financial statements

In our opinion:

  • the financial statements give a true and fair view of the state of the group’s and of the parent company’s affairs as at 31 March 2016 and of the group’s loss for the year then ended;
  • the group financial statements have been properly prepared in accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the European Union;
  • the parent company financial statements have been properly prepared in accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the European Union and as applied in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act 2006; and
  • the financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Companies Act 2006 and, as regards the group financial statements, Article 4 of the IAS Regulation.

Emphasis of matter – Going concern

In forming our opinion on the financial statements, which is not modified in this regard, we have considered the adequacy of the disclosure made in note 2 to the financial statements concerning the Group’s ability to continue as a going concern. The Group incurred a net cash outflow of £83,330 during the year ended 31 March 2016 and, at that date it had net current liabilities of £91,996. These conditions, along with the other matters explained in note 2 to the financial statements, indicate the existence of a material uncertainty which may cast significant doubt about the company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The financial statements do not include the adjustments that would result if the company was unable to continue as a going concern.

Opinion on other matters prescribed by the Companies Act 2006

In our opinion:

  • the part of the Directors’ Remuneration Report to be audited has been properly prepared in accordance with the Companies Act 2006;
  • the information given in the Strategic Report and the Directors’ Report for the financial year for which the financial statements are prepared is consistent with the financial statements; and
  • the information given in the Corporate Governance Statement with respect to internal control and risk management systems in relation to financial reporting processes and about share capital is consistent with the financial statements and rules 7.2.5 and 7.2.6 of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

Disclosures of principal risks

Based on the knowledge we acquired during our audit, we have nothing material to add or draw attention to in relation to:

• the risks and uncertainties on page 6, concerning the principal risks, their management, on page 16 and 18, and, based on that, the Directors’ assessment and expectations of the Group’s continuing in operation, on page 8; or
• the disclosures in note 2 of the Financial Statements concerning the use of the going concern basis of accounting.

Matters on which we are required to report by exception

We have nothing to report in respect of the following:

Under the International Standards on Auditing (ISAs) (UK and Ireland), we are required to report to you if, in our opinion, information in the annual report is:

  • materially inconsistent with the information in the audited financial statements; or
  • apparently materially incorrect based on, or materially inconsistent with, our knowledge of the company acquired in the course of performing our audit; or
  • otherwise misleading.

In particular we are required to consider whether we have identified any inconsistencies between our knowledge acquired during the audit and the directors’ statement that they consider the annual report is fair, balanced and understandable and whether the annual report discloses those matters that we communicated to the audit committee which we consider should have been disclosed.

Under the Companies Act 2006, we are required to report to you, if in our opinion:

  • adequate accounting records have not been kept, or returns adequate for our audit have not been received from branches not visited by us; or
  • the parent company financial statements and the part of the Directors’ Remuneration Report to be audited are not in agreement with the accounting records and returns; or
  • certain disclosures of directors’ remuneration specified by law are not made; or
  • we have not received all the information and explanations we require for our audit; or
  • a Corporate Governance Statement has not been prepared by the company.

Under the Listing Rules we are required to review:

  • the directors’ statement, set out on page 8, in relation to going concern; and
  • the part of the Corporate Governance Statement relating to the company’s compliance with the provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code specified for our review.

Robert Neate (Senior Statutory Auditor)

for and on behalf of Mazars LLP

Chartered Accountants and Statutory Auditor

Tower Bridge House, St. Katharine’s Way, London, E1W 1DD

Date: 25 July 2016

Group income statement

All attributable to equity holders of the company

Notes Year ended 31 March 2016 Year ended 31 March 2015
All operations are continuing £ £
Revenue - -
Expenses (112,279) (355,071)
Impairment of investment 14 - (1,231,218)
Exchange difference on
investment impairment
14 - (26,766)
Investment income 6 335 882
Finance costs 7 (142,467) (119,863)
Foreign exchange loss (2,039) (4,574)
Loss before tax 4 (256,450) (1,736,610)
Taxation 8 - -
Loss for the period (256,450) (1,736,610)
Loss per share
Basic – pence per share 9 (0.2)p (1.1)p
Diluted – pence per share 9 (0.2)p (1.1)p

Group consolidated statement of comprehensive income

Loss for the period (256,450) (1,736,610)
Other comprehensive income
Items that may subsequently be reclassified to profit or loss:
Exchange difference on
translation of foreign holding
(7,294) (31,163)
Total comprehensive loss
for the period
(263,744) (1,767,773)

Statement of financial position of the group

31 March 2016 31 March 2015
Notes £ £
Assets
Non-current assets
Mineral property exploration and evaluation 10 14,926,626 14,877,193
Property, plant and equipment 11 204,687 204,687
Investments 14 86,660 86,660
Deposit 15 123,078 122,806
15,341,051 15,291,346
Current assets
Other receivables 16 32,759 30,977
Cash and cash equivalents 17 11,504 96,873
44,263 127,850
Total assets 15,385,314 15,419,196
Liabilities
Current liabilities
Trade and other payables 18 (136,259) (121,557)
17
(136,259) (121,557)
Net current (liabilities)/assets (91,996) 6,293
Non-current liabilities
Loans 19 (3,097,662) (2,882,502)
Long term provision 20 (50,000) (50,000)
(3,147,662) (2,932,502)
Total liabilities (3,283,921) (3,054,059)
Net assets 12,101,393 12,365,137
Equity
Share capital 21 7,116,914 7,116,914
Share premium 9,848,949 9,848,949
Currency translation reserve (38,457) (31,163)
Retained losses (4,826,013) (4,569,563)
Total shareholders’ equity 12,101,393 12,365,137

The financial statements of Anglesey Mining plc were approved by the board of directors, authorised
for issue on 25 July 2016 and signed on its behalf by:

John F. Kearney,    Chairman

Danesh Varma,    Finance Director

Statement of financial position of the company

31 March 2016 31 March 2015
Notes £ £
Assets
Non-current assets
Investments 13 14,144,127 14,117,026
14,144,127 14,117,026
Current assets
Other receivables 16 15,433 13,945
Cash and cash equivalents 17 7,867 72,088
23,300 86,033
Total Assets 14,167,427 14,203,059
Liabilities
Current liabilities
Trade and other payables 18 (117,435) (102,660)
(117,435) (102,660)
Net current liabilities (94,135) (16,627)
Non-current liabilities
Loan 19 (2,852,201) (2,659,916)
(2,852,201) (2,659,916)
Total liabilities (2,969,636) (2,762,576)
Net assets 11,197,791 11,440,483
Equity
Share capital 21 7,116,914 7,116,914
Share premium 9,848,949 9,848,949
Retained losses (5,768,072) (5,525,380)
Shareholders’ equity 11,197,791 11,440,483

The financial statements of Anglesey Mining plc registered number 1849957 were approved by the
board of directors and authorised for issue on 25 July 2016, and signed on its behalf by:

John F. Kearney,    Chairman

Danesh Varma,     Finance Director

Statements of changes in equity

All attributable to equity holders of the company.

Group Share
capital
Share
premium
Currency translation reserve Retained losses Total
£ £ £ £ £
Equity at 1 April 2014 7,116,914 9,848,949 - (2,832,953) 14,132,910
Total comprehensive loss for the year:
Loss for the year - - - (1,736,610) (1,736,610)
Exchange difference on
translation of foreign holding
- - (31,163) - (31,163)
Total comprehensive loss for the year - - (31,163) (1,736,610) (1,767,773)
Equity at 31 March 2015 7,116,914 9,848,949 (31,163) (4,569,563) 12,365,137
Total comprehensive loss for the year:
Loss for the year - - - (256,450) (256,450)
Exchange difference on
translation of foreign holding
- - (7,294) - (7,294)
Total comprehensive loss for the year - - (7,294) (256,450) (263,744)
Equity at 31 March 2016 7,116,914 9,848,949 (38,457) (4,826,013) 12,101,393
Company Share
capital
Share
premium
Retained
losses
Total
£ £ £ £
Equity at 1 April 2014 7,116,914 9,848,949 (5,212,341) 11,753,522
Total comprehensive loss for the year:
Loss for the year - - (313,039) (313,039)
Total comprehensive loss for the year - - (313,039) (313,039)
Equity at 31 March 2015 7,116,914 9,848,949 (5,525,380) 11,440,483
Total comprehensive loss for the year:
Loss for the year - - (242,692) (242,692)
Total comprehensive loss for the year - - (242,692) (242,692)
Equity at 31 March 2016 7,116,914 9,848,949 (5,768,072) 11,197,791

Statement of cash flows of the group

Notes Year ended 31 March 2016 Year ended 31 March 2015
£ £
Operating activities
Loss for the period (256,450) (1,736,610)
Adjustments for:
Investment income 6 (335) (882)
Finance costs 7 142,467 119,863
Impairment of investment 14 - 1,231,218
Exchange difference on
investment impairment
14 - 26,766
Foreign exchange movement 2,039 4,574
Exchange difference on
translation of foreign holding
-
(112,279) (355,071)
Movements in working capital
Increase in receivables (1,782) (15,867)
Increase in payables 14,775 4,934
Net cash used in operating activities (99,286) (366,004)
Investing activities
Investment income 63 672
Mineral property exploration and evaluation (49,506) (69,888)
Investment - (74,940)
Net cash used in investing activities (49,443) (144,156)
Financing activities
Loans 65,399 322,510
Loan received -
Net cash generated from financing activities 65,399 322,510
Net decrease in cash
and cash equivalents
(83,330) (187,650)
Cash and cash equivalents at start of year 96,873 289,097
Foreign exchange movement (2,039) (4,574)
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year 17 11,504 96,873

Statement of cash flows of the company

Notes Year ended 31 March 2016 Year ended 31 March 2014
£ £
Operating activities
Loss for the period 23 (242,692) (313,039)
Adjustments for:
Investment income - (477)
Finance costs 127,718 116,043
(114,974) (197,473)
Movements in working capital
Increase in receivables (1,488) (152)
Increase in payables 14,775 16,653
Net cash used in operating activities (101,687) (180,972)
Investing activities
Interest income - 477
Investments and long term loans (27,101) (139,462)
Net cash used in investing activities (27,101) (138,985)
Financing activities
Loan from Juno Limited 64,567 125,000
Net cash generated from financing activities 64,567 125,000
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (64,221) (194,957)
Cash and cash equivalents at start of period 72,088 267,045
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 17 7,867 72,088

Notes to the financial statements

1    General information

Anglesey Mining plc is domiciled and incorporated in England and Wales under the Companies Act. The nature of the group’s operations and its principal activities are set out in note 3 and in the strategic report. The registered office address is as shown on the rear cover.

These financial statements are presented in pounds sterling because that is the currency of the primary economic environment in which the group has been operating. Foreign operations are included in accordance with the policies set out in note 2.

2    Significant accounting policies

Basis of Accounting

The group and company financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by the European Union and therefore the group financial statements comply with Article 4 of the EU IAS Regulation.

The financial statements have been prepared on the historical cost basis except for the fair valuation of certain financial assets. The principal accounting policies adopted are set out below.

Going concern

The financial statements are prepared on a going concern basis. The validity of the going concern basis is dependent on finance being available for the continuing working capital requirements of the group for the foreseeable future, being a period of at least twelve months from the date of approval of the accounts. The ongoing operations of the group are dependent on its ability to raise adequate financing. The group relies on equity financing and support from its shareholders to fund its working capital requirements. The group will need to generate additional financial resources in order to meet its planned business objectives and continue as a going concern. Additional financing will be required in the short term to continue the development of the group’s properties and in the longer term to put the Parys Mountain Mine into production.

The directors recognise the continuing operations of the group are dependent upon its ability to raise adequate financing. The directors have a reasonable expectation that the required financing will be raised and are actively pursuing various financing options with certain shareholders and financial institutions regarding proposals for financing. The directors have reasonable expectations that these financing discussions will be successful and therefore the financial statements have been prepared on the going concern basis.

Basis of consolidation

The consolidated financial statements incorporate the financial statements of the company and entities controlled by the company (its subsidiaries) made up to 31 March each year. Control is achieved where the company has the power to govern the financial and operating policies of an investee entity so as to obtain benefits from its activities.

On acquisition, the assets and liabilities and contingent liabilities of a subsidiary are measured at their fair values at the date of acquisition. Any excess of the cost of acquisition over the fair values of the identifiable net assets acquired is recognised as goodwill. Any deficiency of the cost of acquisition below the fair values of the identifiable net assets acquired (i.e. discount on acquisition) is credited to the income statement in the period of acquisition. The results of subsidiaries acquired or disposed of during the year are included in the group income statement from the effective date of acquisition or up to the effective date of disposal, as appropriate.

Where necessary, adjustments are made to the financial statements of subsidiaries to bring the accounting policies used into line with those used by the group. All intra-group transactions, balances, income and expenses are eliminated on consolidation.

Revenue recognition

Interest income is accrued on a time basis, by reference to the principal outstanding and at the effective interest rate applicable, which is the rate that exactly discounts estimated future cash receipts through the expected life of the financial asset to that asset’s net carrying amount.

Foreign currencies

Transactions in currencies other than pounds sterling are recorded at the rates of exchange prevailing on the dates of the transactions. At the end of each reporting period, monetary assets and liabilities that are denominated in foreign currencies are retranslated at the rates prevailing on the period end date. Non-monetary assets and liabilities carried at fair value that are denominated in foreign currencies are translated at the rates prevailing at the date when the fair value was determined. Gains and losses arising on retranslation are included in net profit or loss for the period.

On consolidation, the assets and liabilities of the group’s overseas operations are translated at exchange rates prevailing on the period end date. Exchange differences arising, if any, are classified as items of other comprehensive income and transferred to the group’s translation reserve within equity.

Such translation differences are reclassified to profit or loss, and recognised as income or as expense, in the period in which there is a disposition of the operation.

Segmental analysis

Operating segments are identified on the basis of internal reports about components of the group that are regularly reviewed by the chief operating decision-maker.

Retirement benefit costs

Payments to defined contribution retirement benefit schemes are charged as an expense as they fall due. There are no defined benefit retirement schemes.

Equity-settled employee benefits

The group provides equity-settled benefits to certain employees. Equity-settled employee benefits are measured at fair value at the date of grant. The fair value determined at the grant date is expensed on a straight-line basis over the vesting period, based on the group’s estimate of shares that will eventually vest and adjusted for the effect of non-market based vesting conditions.

Fair value is measured by use of a Black-Scholes model.

Taxation

Deferred tax is the tax expected to be payable or recoverable on differences between the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities in the financial statements and the corresponding tax bases used in the computation of taxable profit, and is accounted for using the period end liability method. Deferred tax liabilities are generally recognised for all taxable temporary differences and deferred tax assets are recognised to the extent that it is probable that taxable profits will be available against which deductible temporary differences can be utilised. Such assets and liabilities are not recognised if the temporary difference arises from goodwill or from the initial recognition (other than in a business combination) of other assets and liabilities in a transaction that affects neither the tax profit nor the accounting profit.

Deferred tax liabilities are recognised for taxable temporary differences arising on investments in subsidiaries and associates, and interests in joint ventures, except where the group is able to control the reversal of the temporary difference and it is probable that the temporary difference will not reverse in the foreseeable future.

The carrying amount of any deferred tax assets is reviewed at each period end date and reduced to the extent that it is no longer probable that sufficient taxable profits will be available to allow all or part of the asset to be recovered.

Deferred tax is calculated at the tax rates that are expected to apply in the period when the liability is settled or the asset is realised. Deferred tax is charged or credited in the income statement, except when it relates to items charged or credited directly to equity, in which case the deferred tax is also dealt with in equity.

The charge for current tax is based on the results for the year as adjusted for items which are non-taxable or disallowed. It is calculated using rates that have been enacted or substantively enacted by the balance sheet date.

Property, plant and equipment

The group’s freehold land is stated in the statement of financial position at cost. The directors consider that the residual value of buildings, based on prices prevailing at the date of acquisition and at each subsequent reporting date as if the asset were already of the age and in the condition expected at the end of its useful life, is such that any depreciation would not be material. The carrying value is reviewed annually to consider whether it exceeds the recoverable value in which case any impairment in value would be charged immediately to the income statement.

Plant and office equipment are stated in the statement of financial position at cost, less depreciation. Depreciation is charged on a straight line basis at the annual rate of 25%. Residual values and the useful lives of these assets are also reviewed annually.

Intangible assets – mineral property exploration and evaluation costs

Intangible assets are stated in the statement of financial position at cost, less accumulated amortisation and provisions for impairment.

Costs incurred prior to obtaining the legal rights to explore a mineral property are expensed immediately to the income statement. Mineral property exploration and evaluation costs are capitalised until the results of the projects, which are usually based on geographical areas, are known; these include an allocation of administrative and management costs as determined appropriate to the project by management.

Where a project is successful, the related exploration costs are amortised over the life of the estimated mineral reserve on a unit of production basis. Where a project is terminated, the related exploration costs are expensed immediately. Where no internally-generated intangible asset can be recognised, development expenditure is recognised as an expense in the period in which it is incurred.

Impairment of tangible and intangible assets

The values of mineral properties are reviewed annually for indications of impairment and when these are present a review to determine whether there has been any impairment is carried out. They are written down when any impairment in their value has occurred and are written off when abandoned. Where a provision is made or reversed it is dealt with in the income statement in the period in which it arises.

Investments

Investments in subsidiaries are shown at cost less provisions for impairment in value. Income from investments in subsidiaries together with any related withholding tax is recognised in the income statement in the period to which it relates.

Investments which are not subsidiaries are shown at cost unless there is a practical method of determining a reliable fair value, in which case that fair value is used.

Provisions

Provisions are recognised when the group has a present obligation as a result of a past event and it is probable that the group will be required to settle that obligation. Provisions are measured at the directors’ best estimate of the expenditure required to settle that obligation at the end of the reporting period and are discounted to present value where the effect is material.

Financial instruments

Financial assets and liabilities are initially recognised and subsequently measured based on their classification as “loans and receivables”, “available for sale financial assets” or “other financial liabilities”.

Loans and receivables are non-derivative financial assets with fixed or determinable payments that are not quoted in an active market. They are included in current assets, except where they mature more than 12 months after the period end date: these are classified as non-current assets.

(a)  Trade and other receivables. Trade and other receivables are measured at initial recognition at fair value and are subsequently measured at amortised cost using the effective interest rate method. Appropriate allowances for estimated irrecoverable amounts are recognised in the income statement when there is objective evidence that the asset is impaired.

(b)  Cash and cash equivalents. The group considers all highly liquid investments which are readily convertible into known amounts of cash and have a maturity of three months or less when acquired to be cash equivalents. The management believes that the carrying amount of cash equivalents approximates fair value because of the short maturity of these financial instruments.

(c)  Available for sale financial assets. Unlisted shares held by the group that are classified as being AFS are stated at cost on the basis that the shares are not quoted and a reliable fair value is not able to be estimated.

Dividends on AFS equity instruments are recognised in profit or loss when the group’s right to receive the dividends is established.

The fair value of AFS monetary assets denominated in a foreign currency is determined in that foreign currency and translated at the spot rate at the balance sheet date. The foreign exchange gains and losses that are recognised in profit or loss are determined based on amortised cost of the monetary asset. Other foreign exchange gains and losses are recognised in other comprehensive income.

(d)  Trade and other payables. Trade payables are not interest bearing and are initially recognised at fair value and subsequently measured at amortised cost using the effective interest rate method.

(e)  Deposits. Deposits are recognised at fair value on initial recognition and are subsequently measured at amortised cost using the effective interest rate method.

(f)  Loans. Loans are recognised at fair value on initial recognition and are subsequently measured at amortised cost using the effective interest rate method.

Equity instruments

Equity instruments issued by the company are recorded at the proceeds received, net of direct issue costs.

Leases

Leases are classified as finance leases whenever the terms of the lease transfer substantially all the risks and rewards of ownership to the lessee. All other leases are classified as operating leases.

Mining lease payments are recognised as an operating expense in the income statement on a straight line basis over the lease term unless they relate to mineral property exploration and evaluation  in which case they are capitalised. There are no finance leases or other operating leases.

New accounting standards

There are no new accounting standards and interpretations that the group and company has adopted in the year.

The group and company have adopted the amendments to the following accounting standards interpretation:

Annual Improvements 2010 – 2012 cycle amendments to IFRS2, IFRS3, IFRS8 IAS 16, IAS24 and IAS38.

Annual Improvements 2011 – 2013 cycle amendments to IFRS3, IFRS13 and IAS40.

There has been no impact of adopting the amendments.

The group and the company have not applied the following IFRS, IAS and IFRICs that are applicable and have been issued but are not yet effective:

  • IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Information: Amendment relates to the disclosure initiative; Effective – Annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2016
  • IAS16  Property, plant and equipment and IAS 38 Intangible Assets: Amendments regarding the clarification of acceptable methods of depreciation and amortisation; Amended May 2014; Effective for Annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2016
  • IAS 27  Separate Financial Statements (as amended in 2011): Original issue; Issued – May 2011; Effective – Annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2016
  • IFRS 11 Joint Arrangements: Amendment relating to the accounting for acquisition of interests in joint operations; Effective – Annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2016
  • IAS 12: Income taxes: Amendment relating to recognition of deferred tax assets on unrealised losses; Effective – Annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2017
  • IAS 7: Statement of cash flows: Amendment relating to the disclosure initiative; Effective – Annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2017
  • IFRS 15 Revenue from contracts with customers: Original issue; Issued – May 2014; Effective – Annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018
  • IFRS 9 Financial Instruments; Original issue; Issued – November 2009; Effective – Annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018
  • IFRS 16 Leases: Original issue, Issued – January 2016; effective – Annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019

The directors expect that the adoption of the above pronouncements (with the possible exceptions of IFRS9, IFRS15 and IFRS16) will have no material impact to the financial statements in the period of initial application other than disclosure. IFRS 9 is still ongoing and yet to be adopted by the EU. The directors have not yet assessed the full impact of IFRS15 and IFRS16 on these financial statements.

The directors do not consider the adoption of the amendments resulting from the Annual Improvements 2012 – 2014 cycle will result in a material impact on the financial information of the group and company. These amendments to IFRS 5, IFRS 7, IAS 19 and IAS 34 are effective for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2016.

There have been no other new or revised International Financial Reporting Standards, International Accounting Standards or Interpretations that are in effect since that last annual report that have a material impact on the financial statements.

Judgements made in applying accounting policies and key sources of estimation uncertainty

The following critical judgements have been made in the process of applying the group’s accounting policies:

(a) In determining the treatment of exploration, evaluation and development expenditures the directors are required to make estimates and assumptions as to future events and circumstances. There are uncertainties inherent in making such assumptions, especially with regard to: ore resources and the life of a mine; recovery rates; production costs; commodity prices and exchange rates. Assumptions that are valid at the time of estimation may change significantly as new information becomes available and changes in these assumptions may alter the economic status of a mining unit and result in resources or reserves being restated. Operation of a mine and the receipt of cashflows from it are dependent on finance being available to fund the development of the property.

(b) In connection with possible impairment of assets the directors assess each potentially cash generating unit annually to determine whether any indication of impairment exists. The judgements made when doing so are similar to those set out above and are subject to the same uncertainties.

Nature and purpose of equity reserves

The share premium reserve represents the consideration that has been received in excess of the nominal value of shares on issue of new ordinary share capital, less any direct costs of issue. The currency translation reserve represents the variations on revaluation of overseas foreign subsidiaries and associates. The retained earnings reserve represents profits and losses retained in previous and the current period.

3    Segmental information

The group is engaged in the business of exploring and evaluating the wholly-owned Parys Mountain project in North Wales, managing its interest in the Grangesberg properties and has an investment in the Labrador iron project in eastern Canada. In the opinion of the directors, the group’s activities comprise one class of business which is mine exploration, evaluation and development. The group reports geographical segments; these are the basis on which information is reported to the board. As yet there have been no site expenses incurred in respect of the group’s interest in Grangesberg.

Income statement analysis
2016 2015
UK Sweden Canada Total UK Sweden Canada Total
£ £ £ £ £ £ £ £
Expenses (108,606) (3,673) - (112,279) (187,815) (167,256) - (355,071)
Impairment of
investment
- - - - - - (1,231,218) (1,231,218)
Exchange difference
on above
- - - - - - (26,766) (26,766)
Investment income 335 - - 335 882 - - 882
Finance costs (142,467) - - (142,467) (119,863) - - (119,863)
Exchange rate loss (1,976) (63) - (2,039) (4,574) - - (4,574)
Loss for the year (252,714) (3,736) - (256,450) (311,370) (167,256) (1,257,984) (1,736,610)
Assets and liabilities
31 March 2016 31 March 2015
UK Sweden Canada Total UK Sweden Canada Total
£ £ £ £ £ £ £ £
Non-current assets 15,254,391 86,659 1 15,341,051 15,204,686 86,659 1 15,291,346
Current assets 43,069 1,194 - 44,263 123,364 4,486 - 127,850
Liabilities (3,038,460) (245,461) - (3,283,921) (2,831,473) (222,586) - (3,054,059)
Net assets/liabilities 12,259,000 (157,608) 1 12,101,393 12,496,577 (131,441) 1 12,365,137

4    Operating result

The loss before taxation for the year has been arrived at after charging:
2016 2015
£ £
Fees payable to the group’s auditor:
for the audit of the annual accounts 22,000 22,000
for the audit of subsidiaries’ accounts 3,000 3,000
for other services – taxation compliance 2,000 2,500
for other services 800 800
Directors’ remuneration - 24,750
Foreign exchange loss 2,039 4,574

5    Staff costs

The average monthly number of persons employed (including executive directors) was:
2016 2015
Administrative 3 3
3 3
Their aggregate remuneration was: £ £
Wages and salaries 9,205 33,985
Social security costs 990 2,118
Other pension costs - -
10,195 36,103

Details of directors’ remuneration and share options are given in the directors’ remuneration report.

6    Investment income

2016 2015
Loans and receivables £ £
Interest on bank deposits 63 672
Interest on site re-instatement deposit 15 272 210
335 882

7    Finance costs

2016 2015
Loans and payables £ £
Loan interest to Juno Limited 19 127,718 116,043
Loan interest to Eurmag AB 19 14,749 3,820
142,467 119,863

For both loans the interest shown is accrued and not required to be paid in cash.

8    Taxation

Activity during the year has generated trading losses for taxation purposes which may be offset against investment income and other revenues. Accordingly no provision has been made for Corporation Tax. There is an unrecognised deferred tax asset at 31 March 2016 of £1.2 million (2015 – £1.3 million) which, in view of the group’s trading results, is not considered by the directors to be recoverable in the short term. There are also capital allowances, including mineral extraction allowances, of £12.5 million unclaimed and available at 31 March 2016 (2015 – £12.4 million). No deferred tax asset is recognised in respect of these allowances.

2016 2015
£ £
Current tax - -
Deferred tax - -
Total tax - -
Domestic income tax is calculated at 20% of the estimated assessed profit for the year.
In  2015 the rate used was 21% and the change this year is due to a change in Corporation Tax
rates. Taxation for other jurisdictions is calculated at the rates prevailing in the relevant
jurisdictions.
The total charge for the year can be reconciled to the accounting profit or loss as follows:
Loss for the year (256,450) (1,736,610)
Tax at the domestic income tax rate of 20%
(2015 – 21%)
(51,290) (364,688)
Tax effect of:
Expenses that are not deductible
in determining taxable result:
- -
Losses on interest in investments - 364,688
Unrecognised deferred tax on losses 51,290 -
Total tax - -

9    Earnings per ordinary share

2016 2015
£ £
Earnings
Loss for the year (256,450) (1,736,610)
Number of shares
Weighted average number of ordinary shares for the purposes of basic earnings per share 160,608,051 160,608,051
Shares deemed to be issued for no consideration in respect of employee options
Weighted average number of ordinary shares
for the purposes of diluted earnings per share
160,608,051 160,608,051
Basic earnings per share (0.2)p (1.1)p
Diluted earnings per share (0.2)p (1.1)p

As the group has a loss for the year ended 31 March 2016 the effect of the outstanding share options is anti-dilutive and diluted earnings are reported to be the same as basic earnings.

10  Mineral property exploration and evaluation costs – group

Parys Mountain
Cost £
At 1 April 2014 14,802,048
Additions – site 59,049
Additions – rentals & charges 16,096
At 31 March 2015 14,877,193
Additions – site 27,045
Additions – rentals & charges 22,388
At 31 March 2016 14,926,626
Carrying amount
Net book value 2016 14,926,626
Net book value 2015 14,877,193

Included in the additions are mining lease expenses of £16,200 (2015 – £16,096).

Potential impairment of mineral property

Accumulated exploration and evaluation expenditure in respect of the Parys project is carried in the financial statements at cost, less an impairment provision where there are grounds to believe that the discounted present value of the future cash flows from the project is less than the carrying value or there are other reasons to indicate that the carrying value is unsuitable.

This year the directors carried out an impairment review with an effective date of 26 March 2016. This review was based on an estimate of discounted future cash flows from the development and operation of the Parys Mountain project over the initial projected mine life of 16 years and assumed that there would be a two year delay before any activities commence. The directors have used past experience and an assessment of future conditions, together with external sources of information, to determine the assumptions which were adopted in the preparation of a financial model used to estimate the cashflows.

The key assumptions utilised were:

  • Capital costs were estimated at current costs when the expenditure is planned to be incurred; neither revenues nor operating costs take into account any inflation.
  • Metal prices (long-term estimates): zinc 1.25 US$/lb; copper 2.50 US$/lb; lead 1.00 US$/lb; silver US$17.50 per ounce and gold US$1275 per ounce. Exchange rate US$1.40/£1.00.
  • The discount rate of 10% applied to future cashflows is one which reflects the directors’ current market assessment of the time value of money and any risk factors which have not been adjusted already in the preparation of the forecast.

The directors estimated the sensitivity of the assumptions used in the cashflow model which would significantly affect the discounted net present value of the projected Parys cashflows. The figures which follow are the variation expressed in percent of each specific assumption which would, on its own, reduce the calculated net present value to the carrying value of the intangible asset in the accounts: copper price -20%, zinc price -6%, lead price -13%, capital expenditure +8%, operating costs +11% and the discount rate +9%.

The directors re-evaluated the impairment review following the EU Referendum result and decided there was no requirement for any change in their original assessment or calculations. Any depreciation in the value of sterling in relation to the US dollar would have a positive effect on the project cashflows.

Based on the above parameters the directors believe that no impairment provision is necessary or appropriate. However estimates of the net present value of any project, and particularly one like Parys Mountain, are always subject to many factors and wide margins of error. The directors believe that the estimates and calculations supporting their conclusions have been carefully considered and are a fair representation of the projected financial performance of the project.

Based on the review set out above the directors have determined that no impairment provision is required in the financial statements in respect of the carrying value of the Parys property.

11  Property, plant and equipment

Group Freehold land and property Plant & equipment Office equipment Total
Cost £ £ £ £
At 1 April 2014 204,687 17,434 5,487 227,608
At 31 March 2015 and 2016 204,687 17,434 5,487 227,608
Depreciation
At 1 April 2014 - 17,434 5,487 22,921
At 31 March 2015 and 2016 - 17,434 5,487 22,921
Carrying amount
At 31 March 2015 and 2016 204,687 - - 204,687
Company Freehold land and property Plant & equipment Office equipment Total
Cost £ £ £ £
At 1 April 2014 - 17,434 5,487 22,921
At 31 March 2015 and 2016 - 17,434 5,487 22,921
Depreciation
At 1 April 2014 - 17,434 5,487 22,921
At 31 March 2015 and 2016 - 17,434 5,487 22,921
Carrying amount
At 31 March 2015 and 2016 - - - -

12  Subsidiaries – company

The subsidiaries of the company at 31 March 2016 and 2015 were as follows:

Name of company Country of incorporation Percentage owned Principal activity
Labrador Iron plc Isle of Man 100% Holder of the company’s investment in Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited
Anglo Canadian Exploration (Ace) Limited England & Wales 100% Dormant
Parys Mountain Mines Limited England & Wales 100% Development of the Parys Mountain mining property
Parys Mountain Land Limited England & Wales 100% Holder of part of the Parys Mountain property
Parys Mountain Heritage Limited England & Wales 100% Holder of part of the Parys Mountain property
Angmag AB Sweden 100% Holder of the company’s investment in GIAB

13  Investments –  company

Shares at cost Capital contributions Total
£ £ £
At 1 April 2014 100,103 13,877,461 13,977,564
Advanced 3,922 135,540 139,462
At 31 March 2015 104,025 14,013,001 14,117,026
Advanced - 27,101 27,101
Repaid - - -
At 31 March 2016 104,025 14,040,102 14,144,127

The realisation of investments is dependent on finance being available for development and on a number
of other factors. Interest is not charged on capital contributions.

14 Investments –  group

Labrador Grangesberg Total
£ £ £
At 31 March 2014 1,257,985 - 1,257,985
Addition during period - 86,659 86,659
Impairment resulting
from adjustment to nominal value
(1,231,218) - (1,231,218)
Exchange difference arising on adjustment above (26,766) - (26,766)
At 31 March 2015 1 86,659 86,660
Addition during period - - -
At 31 March 2016 1 86,659 86,660

LIM

The group’s  investment in LIM is now classified as ‘unquoted’. Based on the difficulty of determining a fair market value the directors decided in 2015 to write down the value of the LIM shares to a nominal value of £1 and to reclassify it as Level 3 rather than Level 1 under the IFRS fair value hierarchy. This treatment has been continued this year.

Grangesberg

The group has, through its Swedish subsidiary Angmag AB, a 6% ownership interest in GIAB, a Swedish company which holds rights over the Grangesberg iron ore deposits. This investment has been initially recognised and subsequently measured at cost, on the basis that the shares are not quoted and a reliable fair value is not able to be estimated. The group has a right of first refusal (expiring on 30 June 2018) over a further 51% of the equity of GIAB together with management direction of the activities of GIAB, subject to certain restrictions. The group has significant influence over certain relevant activities of GIAB however equity accounting has not been applied in respect of this influence as the directors consider this would not have any material affect.

15  Deposit

Group
2016 2015
£ £
Site re-instatement deposit 123,078 122,806

This deposit was required and made under the terms of a Section 106 Agreement with the Isle of Anglesey County Council which has granted planning permissions for mining at Parys Mountain. The deposit is refundable upon restoration of the permitted area to the satisfaction of the Planning Authority. The carrying value of the deposit approximates to its fair value.

16  Other receivables

Group Company
2016 2015 2016 2015
£ £ £ £
Other 32,759 30,977 15,433 13,945

The carrying value of the receivables approximates to their fair value.

17  Cash and cash equivalents

Group Company
2016 2015 2016 2015
£ £ £ £
Held in sterling 9,120 72,571 7,867 72,088
Held in Canadian dollars 1,190 19,816 - -
Held in US dollars 408 2,167 - -
Held in Swedish Krona 786 2,319 - -
11,504 96,873 7,867 72,088

The carrying value of the cash approximates to its fair value.

18  Trade and other payables

Group Company
2016 2015 2016 2015
£ £ £ £
Trade payables (77,465) (71,538) (64,142) (58,142)
Taxes - (1,848) - (1,848)
Other accruals (58,794) (48,171) (53,293) (42,670)
(136,259) (121,557) (117,435) (102,660)

The carrying value of the trade and other payables approximates to their fair value.

19  Loans

Group Company
2016 2015 2016 2015
£ £ £ £
Loan from Juno Limited (2,852,201) (2,659,916) (2,852,201) (2,659,916)
Loan from Eurmag AB (245,461) (222,586) - -
(3,097,662) (2,882,502) (2,852,201) (2,659,916)

Juno: Apart from advances amounting to £64,567 there has been no change in the loan principal during the year. The loan is provided under a working capital agreement, denominated in sterling, unsecured and carries interest at 10% per annum on the principal only. It is repayable from any future financing undertaken by the company, or on demand following a notice period of 367 days. The terms of the facility were approved by an independent committee of the board. The carrying value of the loan approximates to its fair value.

Eurmag: The loan arose in connection with the acquisition of the investment in Grangesberg. It is the subject of a letter agreement, denominated in Swedish Krona, is unsecured and carries interest at 6.5% per annum on the principal only. It is repayable from any future financing undertaken by the company, or on demand following a notice period of 367 days. The terms of the facility were approved by an independent committee of the board. The carrying value of the loan approximates to its fair value.

20  Long term provision

Group
2016 2015
£ £
Provision for site reinstatement (50,000) (50,000)

The provision for site reinstatement covers the estimated costs of reinstatement at the Parys Mountain site of the work done and changes made by the group up to the date of the accounts. These costs would be payable on completion of mining activities (which is estimated to be more than 20 years’ after mining commences) or on earlier abandonment of the site. There are significant uncertainties inherent in the assumptions made in estimating the amount of this provision, which include judgements of changes to the legal and regulatory framework, magnitude of possible contamination and the timing, extent and costs of required restoration and rehabilitation activity.

21  Share capital

Ordinary shares of 1p Deferred shares of 4p Total
Issued and
fully paid
Nominal
value £
Number Nominal
value £
Number Nominal
value £
-
At 31 March 2014,
2015 and 2016
1,606,081 160,608,051 5,510,833 137,770,835 7,116,914

The deferred shares are non-voting, have no entitlement to dividends and have negligible rights to return of capital on a winding up.

22  Equity-settled employee benefits

2004 Unapproved share option plan

This group plan provides for a grant price equal to or above the average quoted market price of the ordinary shares for the three trading days prior to the date of grant. All options granted to date have carried a performance criterion, namely that the company’s share price performance from the date of grant must exceed that of the companies in the top quartile of the FTSE 100 index. The vesting period for any options granted since 2004 has been one year. If the options remain unexercised after a period of 10 years from the date of grant, they expire. Options are forfeited if the employee leaves employment with the group before the options vest.

2016 2015
Options Weighted average exercise price in pence Options Weighted average exercise price in pence
Outstanding at beginning of period 6,050,000 17.06 11,550,000 10.90
Granted during the period - - - -
Forfeited during the period - - - -
Exercised during the period - - - -
Expired during the period 1,550,000 4.13 5,500,000 4.13
Outstanding at the end of the period 4,500,000 19.27 6,050,000 17.06
Exercisable at the end of the period 4,500,000 19.27 6,050,000 17.06

The plan has now closed and no options were granted or forfeited in the year. Options over 1,550,000 shares expired during the year. The options outstanding at 12H31 March 2016 had a weighted average exercise price of 19.27 pence (2015 – 17.06 pence), and a weighted average remaining contractual life of 2 years (2015 – 2 years). As all options had vested by 31 March 2010, the group recognised no expenses in respect of equity-settled employee remuneration in respect of the years ended 31 March 2015 and 2016.

2014 Unapproved share option plan

This group plan, approved on 30 September 2014, has very similar terms and conditions to the 2004 plan. No option grants have yet been made under this plan.

A summary of options granted and outstanding, all of which are over ordinary shares of 1 pence, is as follows:

Scheme Number Nominal value £ Exercise price Exercisable from Exercisable until
2004 Unapproved 3,800,000 38,000 21.90p 26 November 2008 26 November 2017
2004 Unapproved 700,000 7,000 5.00p 27 March 2010 27 March 2019
Total 4,500,000 45,000

23  Results attributable to Anglesey Mining plc

The loss after taxation in the parent company amounted to £242,692 (2015 loss £313,039). The directors have taken advantage of the exemptions available under section 408 of the Companies Act 2006 and not presented an income statement for the company alone.

24  Financial instruments

Capital risk management

There have been no changes during the year in the group’s capital risk management policy.

The group manages its capital to ensure that entities in the group will be able to continue as going concerns while optimising the debt and equity balance. The capital structure of the group consists of debt, which includes the borrowings disclosed in note 19, the cash and cash equivalents and equity comprising issued capital, reserves and retained earnings.

The group does not enter into derivative or hedging transactions and it is the group’s policy that no trading in financial instruments be undertaken. The main risks arising from the group’s financial instruments are currency risk and interest rate risk. The board reviews and agrees policies for managing each of these risks and these are summarised below.

Interest rate risk

The amounts advanced under the Juno loans are at a fixed rate of interest of 10% per annum and as a result the group is not exposed to interest rate fluctuations. Interest received on cash balances is not material to the group’s operations or results.

The company (Anglesey Mining plc) is exposed to minimal interest rate risks.

Liquidity risk

The group has ensured continuity of funding through a mixture of issues of shares and the working capital agreement with Juno Limited.

Trade creditors are payable on normal credit terms which are usually 30 days. The loans due to Juno and Angmag carry a notice period of 367 days. Juno,  in keeping with its practice since drawdown commenced more than 10 years ago, has indicated that it has no current intention of demanding repayment. No such notice had been received by 13 July 2016 in respect of either of the loans and they are classified as having a maturity date between one and two years from the period end.

Currency risk

The presentational currency of the group and company is pounds sterling. The loan from Juno Limited is denominated in pounds sterling. As a result, the group has no currency exposure in respect of this loan. Currency risk in respect of the investment in LIM is no longer significant.

In respect of the investment in Grangesberg in Sweden if the rate of exchange between the Swedish Krona and sterling were to weaken against sterling by 10% there would be a loss to the group of £8,768 (2015 – £8,300) and if it were to move in favour of sterling by a similar amount there would be a gain of £10,716 (2015 – £10,100). Regarding liabilities denominated in Krona if the rate of exchange between the Swedish Krona and sterling were to weaken against sterling by 10% there would be a gain to the group of £22,315 (2015 – £20,600) and if it were to move in favour of sterling by a similar amount there would be a loss of £27,273 (2015 – £25,200).

In respect of the group’s  Canadian dollar holding, if the rate of exchange between the Canadian dollar and sterling were to weaken against sterling by 10% there would be a loss to the group of £108 (2015 – £1,800) and if it were to move in favour of sterling by a similar amount there would be a gain of £132 (2015 – £2,200).

Potential exchange variations in respect of other foreign currencies are not material.

Credit risk

The directors consider that the entity has limited exposure to credit risk as the entity has immaterial receivable balances at the year-end on which a third party may default on its contractual obligations. The carrying amount of the group’s financial assets represents its maximum exposure to credit risk. Cash is deposited with BBB or better rated banks.

Group Available for sale assets Loans & receivables
31 March 2016 31 March 2015 31 March 2016 31 March 2015
£ £ £ £
Financial assets
Investments 1 1 - -
Deposit - - 123,078 122,806
Other debtors - - 32,759 30,977
Cash and cash
equivalents
- - 11,504 96,873
- -
1 1 167,341 250,656
31 March 2016 31 March 2015
£ £
Financial liabilities
Trade payables (77,465) (71,538)
Other payables (58,794) (50,019)
Loans (3,097,662) (2,882,502)
(3,233,921) (3,004,059)
Company
Loans & receivables Financial liabilities
31 March 2016 31 March 2015 31 March 2016 31 March 2015
£ £ £ £
Financial assets
Other debtors 15,433 13,945 - -
Cash and cash
equivalents
7,867 72,088 - -
Financial liabilities
Trade & other payables - - (117,435) (102,660)
Loan - - (2,852,201) (2,659,916)
23,300 86,033 (2,969,636) (2,762,576)

25  Related party transactions

Transactions between Anglesey Mining plc and its subsidiaries are summarised in note 13.

Juno Limited

Juno Limited (Juno) which is registered in Bermuda holds 36.1% of the company’s issued ordinary share capital. The group has the following agreements with Juno: (a) a controlling shareholder agreement dated September 1996 and (b) a consolidated working capital agreement of 12 June 2002. Interest payable to Juno is shown in note 7 and the balance due to Juno is shown in note 19. Except as set out in note 19, there were no transactions between the group and Juno or its group during the year. Danesh Varma is a director and, through his family interests, a significant shareholder of Juno.

Grangesberg

Bill Hooley and Danesh Varma are directors of Grangesberg Iron AB and of the special purpose vehicle Eurmag AB; Danesh Varma has been associated with the Grangesberg project since 2007 when he became a director of Mikula Mining Limited, a company  subsequently renamed Eurang Limited, previously  involved in the Grangesberg project. He did not take part in the decision to enter into the Grangesberg project when this was approved by the board. The group has a liability to Eurmag AB a subsidiary of Eurang amounting to £245,461 at the year end (2015 – £226,857) – see note 19.

Key management personnel

All key management personnel are directors and appropriate disclosure with respect to them is made in the directors’ remuneration report.

There are no other contracts of significance in which any director has or had during the year a material interest.

26  Mineral holdings

Parys

(a) Most of the mineral resources delineated to date are under the western portion of Parys Mountain, the freehold and minerals of which are owned by the group. A royalty of 6% of net profits after deduction of capital allowances, as defined for tax purposes, from production of freehold minerals is payable. The mining rights over and under this area, and the leasehold area described in (b) below, are held in the Parys Mountain Mines Limited subsidiary.

(b) Under a lease from Lord Anglesey dated December 2006, the subsidiary Parys Mountain Land Limited holds the eastern part of Parys Mountain, formerly known as the Mona Mine. An annual certain rent of £10,700 is payable for the year beginning 23 March 2015; the base part of this rent increases to £20,000 when extraction of minerals at Parys Mountain commences; this rental is index-linked. A royalty of 1.8% of net smelter returns from mineral sales is also payable. The lease may be terminated at 12 months’ notice and otherwise expires in 2070.

(c) Under a mining lease from the Crown dated December 1991 there is an annual lease payment of £5,000. A royalty of 4% of gross sales of gold and silver from the lease area is also payable. The lease may be terminated at 12 months’ notice and otherwise expires in 2020.

Lease payments

All the group’s leases may be terminated with 12 months’ notice. If they are not so terminated, the minimum payments due in respect of the leases and royalty agreement are analysed as follows: within the year commencing 1 April 2016 – £16,521; between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2022 – £87,767. Thereafter the payments will continue at proportionate annual rates, in some cases with increases for inflation, so long as the leases are retained or extended.

27  Material non cash transactions

There were no material non-cash transactions in the year.

28  Commitments

Other than commitments under leases (note 26) there is no capital expenditure authorised or contracted which is not provided for in these accounts (2015 – nil).

29  Contingent liabilities

There are no contingent liabilities (2015 – nil).

30  Events after the period end

There are no events after the period end to report.

Notice of AGM

Notice is given that the 2016 annual general meeting of Anglesey Mining plc will be held at the offices of the company’s lawyers, DLA Piper UK LLP, 1 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5EZ on 28 September 2016 at 11.00 a.m. to consider and, if thought fit, to pass the following resolutions. Resolutions 1 to 12 will be proposed as ordinary resolutions and resolution 13 will be proposed as a special resolution:

As ordinary business

  1. To receive the annual accounts and directors’ and auditor’s reports for the year ended 31 March 2016
  2. To approve the directors’ remuneration policy report for the year ended 31 March 2016
  3. To approve the directors’ remuneration report for the year ended 31 March 2016
  4. To reappoint John F. Kearney as a director
  5. To reappoint Bill Hooley as a director
  6. To reappoint David Lean as a director
  7. To reappoint Howard Miller as a director
  8. To reappoint Roger Turner as a director
  9. To reappoint Danesh Varma as a director
  10. To reappoint Mazars LLP as auditor
  11. To authorise the directors to determine the remuneration of the auditor

As special business

12. That, pursuant to section 551 of the Companies Act 2006 (“Act”), the directors be and are generally and unconditionally authorised to exercise all powers of the Company to allot shares in the Company or to grant rights to subscribe for or to convert any security into shares in the Company up to an aggregate nominal amount of £540,000, provided that (unless previously revoked, varied or renewed) this authority shall expire on 31 December 2017, save that the Company may make an offer or agreement before this authority expires which would or might require shares to be allotted or rights to subscribe for or to convert any security into shares to be granted after this authority expires and the directors may allot shares or grant such rights pursuant to any such offer or agreement as if this authority had not expired.

This authority is in substitution for all existing authorities under section 551 of the Act (which, to the extent unused at the date of this resolution, are revoked with immediate effect).

13. That pursuant to section 570 of the Act, the directors be and are generally empowered to allot equity securities (within the meaning of section 560 of the Act) for cash pursuant to the authority granted under section 551 of the Act pursuant to resolution 12 above as if section 561(1) of the Act did not apply to any such allotment, provided that this power shall be limited to the allotment of equity securities:

(a) in connection with an offer of equity securities (whether by way of a rights issue, open offer or otherwise) (i) to holders of ordinary shares in the capital of the company in proportion (as nearly as practicable) to the respective numbers of ordinary shares held by them; and (ii) to holders of other equity securities in the capital of the company, as required by the rights of those securities or, subject to such rights, as the directors otherwise consider necessary but subject to such exclusions or other arrangements as the directors may deem necessary or expedient in relation to treasury shares, fractional entitlements, record dates or any legal or practical problems under the laws of any territory or the requirements of any regulatory body or stock exchange; and

(b) otherwise than pursuant to paragraph 14(a) above, up to an aggregate nominal amount of £401,500

and (unless previously revoked, varied or renewed) this power shall expire on 31 December 2017, save that the Company may make an offer or agreement before this power expires which would or might require equity securities to be allotted for cash after this power expires and the directors may allot equity securities for cash pursuant to any such offer or agreement as if this power had not expired. This power is in substitution for all existing powers under section 570 of the Act which, to the extent effective at the date of this resolution, are revoked with immediate effect.

By order of the board

Danesh Varma

Company secretary

25 July 2016

Notes to the notice of AGM

Entitlement to attend and vote

1.       The right to vote at the meeting is determined by reference to the register of members. Only those shareholders registered in the register of members of the Company as at  the close of business on 26 September 2016 (or, if the meeting is adjourned, 48 hours (excluding any part of a day that is not a working day) before the date and time of the adjourned meeting) shall be entitled to attend and vote at the meeting in respect of the number of shares registered in their name at that time. Changes to entries in the register of members after that time shall be disregarded in determining the rights of any person to attend or vote (and the number of votes they may cast) at the meeting.

Proxies

2.       A shareholder is entitled to appoint another person as his or her proxy to exercise all or any of his or her rights to attend and to speak and vote at the meeting. A proxy need not be a member of the Company. A shareholder may appoint more than one proxy in relation to the meeting, provided that each proxy is appointed to exercise the rights attached to a different share or shares held by that shareholder. Failure to specify the number of shares each proxy appointment relates to or specifying a number which when taken together with the numbers of shares set out in the other proxy appointments is in excess of the number of shares held by the shareholder may result in the proxy appointment being invalid. A proxy may be appointed only in accordance with the procedures set out in note 3 and the notes to the proxy form. The appointment of a proxy will not preclude a shareholder from attending and voting in person at the meeting.

3.       A form of proxy is enclosed. When appointing more than one proxy, complete a separate proxy form in relation to each appointment. Additional proxy forms may be obtained by contacting the Company’s registrar Capita Asset Services, Proxies, The Registry, 34 Beckenham Road, Kent BR3 4TU or the proxy form may be photocopied. State clearly on each proxy form the number of shares in relation to which the proxy is appointed. To be valid, a proxy form must be received by post or (during normal business hours only) by hand at the offices of the Company’s registrar, Capita Asset Services, Proxies, The Registry, 34 Beckenham Road, Kent BR3 4TU, no later than 11.00 a.m. on 26 September 2016 (or, if the meeting is adjourned, no later than 48 hours (excluding any part of a day that is not a working day) before the time of any adjourned meeting).

Corporate representatives

4.       A shareholder which is a corporation may authorise one or more persons to act as its representative(s) at the meeting. Each such representative may exercise (on behalf of the corporation) the same powers as the corporation could exercise if it were an individual shareholder, provided that (where there is more than one representative and the vote is otherwise than on a show of hands) they do not do so in relation to the same shares.

Total voting rights

5.       As at 13 July 2016 (being the last practicable date before the publication of this notice), the issued share capital consists of 160,608,051 ordinary shares of £0.01 each, carrying one vote each and 21,529,451 Deferred A Shares and 116,241,384 Deferred B Shares which do not carry any rights to vote. Therefore, the total voting rights as at 13 July 2016 are 160,608,051.

Nominated Persons

6.       Where a copy of this notice is being received by a person who has been nominated to enjoy information rights under section 146 of the Companies Act 2006 (“Act”) (“Nominated Person”):

(a) the Nominated Person may have a right under an agreement between him/her and the shareholder by whom he/she was nominated, to be appointed, or to have someone else appointed, as a proxy for the meeting; or

(b) if the Nominated Person has no such right or does not wish to exercise such right, he/she may have a right under such an agreement to give instructions to the shareholder as to the exercise of voting rights. The statement of the rights of shareholders in relation to the appointment of proxies in note 2 does not apply to a Nominated Person. The rights described in such notes can only be exercised by shareholders of the Company.

Shareholders’ right to require circulation of resolutions to be proposed at the meeting

7.       A shareholder or shareholders meeting the qualification criteria set out in note 10 below may require the Company to give shareholders notice of a resolution which may properly be proposed and is intended to be proposed at the meeting in accordance with section 338 of the Act. A resolution may properly be proposed unless (i) it would, if passed, be ineffective (whether by reason of inconsistency with any enactment or the Company’s constitution or otherwise), (ii) it is defamatory of any person, or (iii) it is frivolous or vexatious. The business which may be dealt with at the meeting includes a resolution circulated pursuant to this right. Any such request must (i) identify the resolution of which notice is to be given, by either setting out the resolution in full or, if supporting a resolution requested by another shareholder, clearly identifying the resolution which is being supported (ii) comply with the requirements set out in note 11 below, and (iii) be received by the Company no later than six weeks before the meeting.

Shareholders’ right to have a matter of business dealt with at the meeting

8.       A shareholder or shareholders meeting the qualification criteria set out in note 10 below may require the Company to include in the business to be dealt with at the meeting any matter (other than a proposed resolution) which may properly be included in the business in accordance with section 338A of the Act. A matter may properly be included unless (i) it is defamatory of any person, or (ii) it is frivolous or vexatious. Any such request must (i) identify the matter to be included in the business, by either setting out the matter in full or, if supporting a matter requested by another shareholder, clearly identifying the matter which is being supported (ii) set out the grounds for the request (iii) comply with the requirements set out in note 11 below and (iv) be received by the Company no later than six weeks before the meeting.

Website publication of audit concerns

9.       A shareholder or shareholders who meet the qualification criteria set out in note 10 below may require the Company to publish on its website a statement setting out any matter that such shareholders propose to raise at the meeting relating to either the audit of the Company’s accounts (including the auditors’ report and the conduct of the audit) that are to be laid before the meeting or any circumstances connected with an auditor of the Company ceasing to hold office since the last annual general meeting of the Company in accordance with section 527 of the Act. Any such request must (i) identify the statement to which it relates, by either setting out the

statement in full or, if supporting a statement requested by another shareholder, clearly identify the statement which is being supported (ii) comply with the requirements set out in note 11 below and (iii) be received by the Company at least one week before the meeting. Where the Company is required to publish such a statement on its website (i) it may not require the shareholders making the request to pay any expenses incurred by the Company in complying with the request (ii) it must forward the statement to the Company’s auditors no later than the time when it makes the statement available on the website and (iii) the statement may be dealt with as part of the business of the meeting.

Notes 7, 8 and 9 above: qualification criteria and methods of making requests

10.     In order to require the Company (i) to circulate a resolution to be proposed at the meeting as set out in note 7, (ii) to include a matter in the business to be dealt with at the meeting as set out in note 8, or (iii) to publish audit concerns as set out in note 9, the relevant request must be made by (i) a shareholder or shareholders having a right to vote at the meeting and holding at least five per cent of the total voting rights of the Company or (ii) at least 100 shareholders having a right to vote at the meeting and holding, on average, at least £100 of paid up share capital. For information on voting rights, including the total voting rights of the Company, see note 5 above and the website referred to in note 15 below.

11.     Any request by a shareholder or shareholders to require the Company (i) to circulate a resolution to be proposed at the meeting as set out in note 7 (ii) to include a matter in the business to be dealt with at the meeting as set out in note 8 or (iii) to publish audit concerns as set out in note 9 may be made either (a) in hard copy, by sending it to Anglesey Mining plc, Tower Bridge, St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1DD (marked for the attention of the Company Secretary); or (b) in electronic form, by sending an email to danesh@angleseymining.co.uk; and must state the full name(s) and address(es) of the shareholder(s) and (where the request is made in hard copy form) must be signed by the shareholder(s).

Questions at the meeting

12.     Shareholders have the right to ask questions at the meeting relating to the business being dealt with at the meeting in accordance with section 319A of the Act. The Company must answer any such question unless: (a) to do so would interfere unduly with the preparation for the meeting or would involve the disclosure of confidential information; (b) the answer has already been given on a website in the form of an answer to a question; or (c) it is undesirable in the interests of the Company or the good order of the meeting that the question be answered.

Documents available for inspection

13.     The following documents will be available for inspection during normal business hours at the registered office of the Company from the date of this notice until the time of the meeting. They will also be available for inspection at the place of the meeting from at least 15 minutes before the meeting until it ends: (a) copies of the service contracts of the executive directors, (b) copies of the letters of appointment of the non-executive directors and (c) the Articles of Association of the Company.

Biographical details of directors

14.     Biographical details of all those directors who are offering themselves for reappointment at the meeting are set out in the annual report and accounts.

Website providing information about the meeting

15.     The information required by section 311A of the Act to be published in advance of the meeting, which includes the matters set out in this notice and information relating to the voting rights of shareholders, is available at http://www.angleseymining.co.uk/.

Directors

John F.
Kearney
Irish, aged 65, chairman, is a mining executive with more than 40 years’ experience in the mining industry and is chairman and CEO of Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited. He is also chairman of Canadian Zinc Corporation, Minco plc, Xtierra plc and Conquest Resources Limited. He is a director of Avnel Gold Mining Limited and the Mining Association of Canada and has degrees in law and economics from University College Dublin and an MBA from Trinity College Dublin. He is a member of the nomination committee and is resident in Canada.
Bill
Hooley
aged 69, chief executive, is a mining engineering graduate from the Royal School of Mines and has extensive experience in many countries including the UK and Australia. He is vice-chairman and a director of Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited and since May 2014 a director of Grangesberg Iron AB and Eurmag AB. He has been a director of a number of other companies involved in the minerals industry. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Danesh
Varma
Canadian, aged 66, finance director and company secretary is a chartered accountant and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He is a director of Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited and since May 2014 has been a director of Grangesberg Iron AB and Eurmag AB. He is also chief financial officer of Minco plc, Xtierra Inc. and Conquest Resources Limited.
David
Lean
Australian, aged 69, non-executive director, is a chartered accountant. He has over 30 years’ experience in the commercial aspects of the mining industry most of which was with major base and precious metal mining houses. Currently he is involved in trading mineral products. He is a member of the audit and nomination committees.
Howard
Miller
aged 72, non-executive director, a lawyer with over 40 years’ experience in the legal and mining finance sector in Africa, Canada and the UK. He has extensive experience in the financing of resource companies. He is chairman of Avnel Gold Mining Limited. He is a member of the remuneration, audit and nomination committees and the senior independent director.
Roger
Turner
aged 73, non-executive director, is a mining engineer with more than 50 years’ experience in engineering, management and project development. He is a Camborne School of Mines graduate and has an MSc in economic geology. He was previously President and CEO of Nelson Gold Corporation and Oxus Gold plc. He is a member of the remuneration committee.

Anglesey Mining plc

Parys Mountain
Amlwch, Anglesey, LL68 9RE

Phone 01407 831275
mail@angleseymining.co.uk

London office                                                  Painters’ Hall
9 Little Trinity Lane, London, EC4V 2AD
Phone 020 7653 9881

Registrars                                                        Capita Asset Services
The Registry, 34 Beckenham Road,
Beckenham, Kent BR3 4TU
Phone 0871 664 0300

Calls cost 12p per minute plus network extras
From overseas +44 208 639 3399

Registered office                                            Tower Bridge House,
St. Katharine’s Way, London, E1W 1DD

Web site                                                          www.angleseymining.co.uk

Company registered number                          1849957

Shares listed                                                    The London Stock Exchange – LSE:AYM

http://www.angleseymining.co.uk/
http://www.labradorironmines.ca/

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Half yearly report for the six months to 30 September 2015

Chairman’s Statement and Management Report

As indicated in the Chairman’s Statement in the Annual Report published in July this year, the hoped for resurgence in the resources sector has not yet occurred and indeed since the date of that Report the investment climate has further deteriorated. Continuing economic difficulties in Europe and a deepening slow down in Chinese consumption, coupled with an apparent increasing involvement of hedge funds and sovereign investment funds in resource derivative markets, have resulted in further worsening of key commodity prices during the last three months. Prices for iron ore are now close to their lowest since an open market for iron ore first evolved in 2007; and prices for base metals such as copper, lead and zinc are now at multi-year lows.

It is unclear how matters will resolve themselves in both the next few months and in the next few years. However it is apparent that with continuing low commodity prices there will be shut downs of a number of producing mines and it is highly unlikely that there will be significant new investment to replace all of this lost production. Production on a global level must therefore fall. Despite the Chinese slowdown in rate of economic growth, consumption of major metals continues to increase. Initially this is likely to reduce the levels of stocks firstly of concentrates and eventually of finished products and metals. Inevitably and notwithstanding the activities of the hedge funds and sovereign investment funds this must lead to a net deficit of supply over demand. The problem will be further exacerbated by the near cessation of mineral exploration particularly at the grass roots level which must severely limit the flow of potential new projects to even maintain production levels as current mines reach the end of their natural life. This will then only add to the supply/demand shortfall.

The real question of course is over what time frame will these events unfold? The minerals sector has always operated in cycles but the current trough following the super-cycle of the early part of this century is deeper than experienced by any currently working in the sector and there is little in the way of guidance from the past to try to be certain of the way the cycle will move in the future. Past cycles have often had a sharp increase once the bottom was reached and hopefully that will again be the case this time round. But as a word of caution it is by no means certain that we have yet seen the bottom, nor is it clear how the new derivative players will affect the rate of recovery and it is far from certain that capital will return to the sector to fund a rapid regrowth after the pain that investors in the sector have suffered in the last two or three years.

Nevertheless we must remain optimistic and we must continue to place ourselves in the most favourable position to benefit from the upturn in whatever form and whenever it does return. To this end we have significantly reduced our operating costs particularly from a cash flow point of view at just £68,000 for the half year being well under 50% of that for the comparable period last year. Despite this we have managed to keep all of our major assets in good standing and ready for relatively speedy development at the appropriate time. In this regard I must thank all of our directors for their continuing support in waiving fees and salaries during this critical time.

As always we continue to look for new opportunities for your Company within the resources sector, particularly in commodities with which we are familiar and within political sectors in which we feel comfortable. Given the difficulties being felt by many others within the sector who do not benefit from our low operating cost scenario a number of such opportunities are beginning to present themselves and we will review each of these as they come to our attention.

Operations

The levels of operations and direct expenditure at all of our projects have remained very low throughout the period. No field work has been carried out at Parys Mountain but as shareholders will be aware we do own the freehold to the surface area covering virtually all our published resources and fortunately under UK law, with the exception of some minor commitments to prior land owner and to the Crown for precious metals licences, this gives us perpetual ongoing rights to these resources with no resultant demands from departments of mines or similar for minimum expenditures and lease relinquishments. We can therefore maintain our Parys Mountain assets for a very low holding cost.

The situation in Sweden, whilst governed by leases from the state, still allows us to keep these leases for a number of years without any immediate demand for minimum work levels. Again no field work has taken place but a number of off-site technical reviews have been conducted to best position Grangesberg for the possible upturn in what may well become a favourable market in the future, particularly for the type of iron ore product that the project is expected to produce in its geographical location.

In Canada, Labrador Iron Mines is now operating under the Canadian Companies Creditors Arrangement Act. LIM does have some ongoing expenditure but it has embarked on a process of non-essential asset sales to allow it sufficient time to seek suitable financial restructuring arrangements with the aim of maintaining its principal assets to permit a return to production when markets return to higher levels.

Results

Anglesey recorded a net loss for the period of £0.14 million (2014 loss £0.88 million. Administration costs at £0.07 million were further reduced from £0.15 million in the comparative period in 2014. The group had no revenue for the period. At the period end cash resources stood at £7,000 and there was a working capital deficiency of £88,000. This was reduced by a loan of £50,000 from Juno after the period end however additional working capital will need to be raised in the immediate future.

Outlook

The outlook in the short to medium term remains somewhat unclear. However it is certain at least in the longer term that the demand to supply balance will need to be restored and commodity prices will need to return to a level at which ongoing production at a reasonable profit is sustainable. It remains our view that zinc should be one of the earliest commodities to benefit from this movement. This is reinforced by the closure of both the Century Mine in Australia and the Lisheen Mine in Ireland in recent months both of which were major producers, and by the curtailment of production by a number of others including the substantial reduction recently announced by Glencore. All these production reductions should mean that the supply demand balance would already be in deficit and the small overhang of metal stocks should be eradicated within this calendar year. We do not see any major new mines coming on stream in the medium term, and with China continuing to grow, albeit at a slower rate than previously, demand should continue to increase. However the current lower levels of mine production of concentrates is likely to lead to the closure of at least one the major smelters somewhere in the world. The resultant shortfall in metal production should then lead to an early rise in the price of the metal. Given the short time to move Parys Mountain into production we would be in a strong position to benefit from this movement.

The situation of iron ore in the short term is less exciting. China continues to import record quantities of iron ore but the build-up in production levels particularly from Australia and Brazil over recent years following major capital project commencements in 2010 and 2011 that have recently come on stream, mean that a surplus of production capacity now exists that under normal circumstances would take a number of years to be eroded by natural growth in demand. Whilst China’s growth remains subdued there is always the possibility, maybe driven by internal political pressures, for that country to embark on a new stimulus plan and that would have an immediate beneficial effect firstly on iron ore pricing and later on base metals. Should such an upturn occur then LIM with all its physical and geological assets in place would be well positioned to benefit. Grangesberg too would also then be able to embark upon its rejuvenation programme to bring its mine back into production in something like a three year span from an investment decision.

In summary, while the current situation is dark and indeed the future is uncertain, Anglesey remains positive that a recovery will occur within a sensible time frame. We will maintain our assets in good standing to permit us take the fullest advantage of the inevitable and I thank all shareholders for their patience during these difficult times.

John F Kearney

Chairman

26 November 2015

Unaudited condensed consolidated income statement

Notes Unaudited six months ended 30 September 2015 Unaudited six months ended 30 September 2014
All operations are continuing £ £
Revenue - -
Expenses (68,337) (152,230)
Impairment of investment 10 - (692,702)
Exchange difference on
investment impairment
10 - 20,850
Investment income 160 1,044
Finance costs (66,959) (56,200)
Foreign exchange (loss)/gain (813) 330
Loss before tax (135,949) (878,908)
Tax 8 - -
Loss for the period (135,949) (878,908)
Loss per share
Basic – pence per share (0.1)p (0.5)p
Diluted – pence per share (0.1)p (0.5)p

Unaudited condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income

Loss for the period (135,949) (878,908)
Other comprehensive income:
Exchange difference on
translation of foreign holding
33 -
Total comprehensive loss
for the year
(135,916) (878,908)

All attributable to equity holders of the company

Unaudited condensed consolidated statement of financial position

Notes 30 September 2015 31 March 2015
£ £
Assets
Non-current assets
Mineral property exploration and evaluation 9 14,901,320 14,877,193
Property, plant and equipment 204,687 204,687
Investments 10 86,660 86,660
Deposit 122,906 122,806
15,315,573 15,291,346
Current assets
Other receivables 29,990 30,977
Cash and cash equivalents 7,970 96,873
37,960 127,850
Total assets 15,353,533 15,419,196
Liabilities
Current liabilities
Trade and other payables (124,851) (121,557)
(124,851) (121,557)
Net current (liabilities)/assets (86,891) 6,293
Non-current liabilities
Loans (2,949,461) (2,882,502)
Long term provision (50,000) (50,000)
(2,999,461) (2,932,502)
Total liabilities (3,124,312) (3,054,059)
Net assets 12,229,221 12,365,137
Equity
Share capital 11 7,116,914 7,116,914
Share premium 9,848,949 9,848,949
Currency translation reserve (31,130) (31,163)
Retained losses (4,705,512) (4,569,563)
Total shareholders’ equity 12,229,221 12,365,137

All attributable to equity holders of the company

Unaudited condensed consolidated statement of cash flows

Notes Unaudited six months ended 30 September 2015 Unaudited six months ended 30 September 2014
£ £
Operating activities
Loss for the period (135,949) (878,908)
Adjustments for:
Investment income (160) (1,044)
Finance costs 66,959 56,200
Impairment of investment 10 - 692,702
Exchange difference on
investment impairment
10 - (20,850)
Foreign exchange movement 813 (330)
(68,337) (152,230)
Movements in working capital
Decrease/(increase) in receivables 1,002 (3,513)
Increase in payables 8,329 13,877
Net cash used in operating activities (59,006) (141,866)
Investing activities
Investment income 60 834
Mineral property exploration and evaluation (29,144) (41,899)
Investment - (74,940)
Net cash used in investing activities (29,084) (116,005)
Net decrease in cash
and cash equivalents
(88,090) (257,871)
Cash and cash equivalents at start of year 96,873 289,097
Foreign exchange movement (813) 330
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year 7,970 31,556

All attributable to equity holders of the company

Unaudited condensed consolidated statement of changes in group equity

Share
capital
£
Share
premium
£
Currency translation reserve £ Retained losses
£
Total
£
Equity at 1 April 2015 – audited 7,116,914 9,848,949 (31,163) (4,569,563) 12,365,137
Total comprehensive
income for the period:
Exchange difference on
translation of foreign holding
- - 33 - 33
Loss for the period - - - (135,949) (135,949)
Total comprehensive
income for the period:
- - 33 (135,949) (135,916)
Equity at
30 September 2015 – unaudited
7,116,914 9,848,949 (31,130) (4,705,512) 12,229,221
Comparative period
Equity at 1 April 2014 – audited 7,116,914 9,848,949 - (2,832,953) 14,132,910
Total comprehensive
income for the period:
Loss for the period - - - (878,908) (878,908)
Total comprehensive
income for the period:
- - - (878,908) (878,908)
Equity at
30 September 2014 – unaudited
7,116,914 9,848,949 - (3,711,861) 13,254,002

All attributable to equity holders of the company

Notes to the accounts

1.  Basis of preparation

This half-yearly financial report comprises the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of the group for the six months ended 30 September 2015. It has been prepared in accordance with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the UK Financial Services Authority, the requirements of IAS 34 – Interim financial reporting (as adopted by the European Union) and using the going concern basis and the directors are not aware of any events or circumstances which would make this inappropriate. It was approved by the board of directors on 26 November 2015. It does not constitute financial statements within the meaning of section 434 of the Companies Act 2006 and does not include all of the information and disclosures required for annual financial statements. It should be read in conjunction with the annual report and financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2014 which is available on request from the company or may be viewed at www.angleseymining.co.uk.

The financial information contained in this report in respect of the year ended 31 March 2015 has been extracted from the report and financial statements for that year which have been filed with the Registrar of Companies. The report of the auditors on those accounts did not contain a statement under section 498(2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006 and was not qualified. The half-yearly results for the current and comparative periods are unaudited.

2.  Significant accounting policies

The accounting policies applied in these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are consistent with those set out in the annual report and financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2015. The following amendments to interpretations were effective in the current period and have been adopted.

IFRIC 21 Levies; Effective – Annual periods beginning on or after 17 June 2014

IAS 19 Employee Benefits: Amendment relating to the accounting for contributions from employees or third parties to defined benefit plans; Effective – Annual periods beginning on or after 1 February 2015

Annual Improvements 2010 – 2012 cycle: Amendments to IFRS2, IFRS3, IFRS8 IAS 16, IAS24 and IAS38; Effective for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 February 2015.

Annual Improvements 2011 – 2013 cycle: Amendments to IFRS3, IFRS13 and IAS40; Effective for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2015

The adoption of the amendments and new interpretations has not resulted in a change to the accounting policies nor had a material effect on the financial performance and position of the group. In preparing these financial statements any accounting assumptions and estimates made by management were consistent with those applied to the aforesaid annual report and financial statements.

3.  Risks and uncertainties

The principal risks and uncertainties set out in the group’s annual report and financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2015 remain the same for this half-yearly financial report and can be summarised as: development risks in respect of mineral properties, especially in respect of permitting and metal prices; liquidity risks during development; and foreign exchange risks. More information is to be found in the 2015 annual report – see note 1 above.

4.  Statement of directors’ responsibilities

The directors confirm to the best of their knowledge that: (a) the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of IAS 34 Interim financial reporting (as adopted by the European Union); and (b) the interim management report includes a fair review of the information required by the FSA’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules (4.2.7 R and 4.2.8 R). This report and financial statements were approved by the board on 26 November 2015 and authorised for issue on behalf of the board by Bill Hooley, Chief Executive Officer and Danesh Varma, Finance Director.

5.  Activities

The group is engaged in mineral property development and currently has no turnover. There are no minority interests or exceptional items.

6.  Earnings per share

The loss per share is computed by dividing the loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of £0.1 million (loss to 30 September 2014 £0.9m), by 160,608,051 (2014 – unchanged) – the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the period. Where there are losses the effect of outstanding share options is not dilutive.

7.  Business and geographical segments

There are no revenues. The cost of all activities charged in the income statement relates to exploration and development of mining properties. The group’s income statement and assets and liabilities are analysed as follows by geographical segments, which is the basis on which information is reported to the board.

Income statement analysis

Unaudited six months ended 30 September 2015
UK Sweden – investment Canada – investment Total
£ £ £ £
Expenses (68,337) - - (68,337)
Investment income 160 - - 160
Finance costs (66,959) - - (66,959)
Exchange rate movements - (57) (756) (813)
Loss for the period (135,136) (57) (756) (135,949)
Unaudited six months ended 30 September 2014
UK Sweden – investment Canada – investment Total
£ £ £ £
Expenses (152,230) - - (152,230)
Loss on fair
value of investment
- - (692,702) (692,702)
Exchange
difference on loss above
- - 20,850 20,850
Investment income 1,044 - - 1,044
Finance costs (56,200) - - (56,200)
Exchange rate movements 330 - - 330
Loss for the period (207,056) - (671,852) (878,908)

Assets and liabilities

` Unaudited 30 September 2015
UK Sweden investment Canada investment Total
£ £ £ £
Non current assets 15,228,913 86,659 1 15,315,573
Current assets 33,513 4,447 - 37,960
Liabilities (2,894,766) (229,546) - (3,124,312)
Net assets/(liabilities) 12,367,660 (138,440) 1 12,229,221
Audited 31 March 2015
UK Sweden investment Canada investment Total
£ £ £ £
Non current assets 15,204,686 86,659 1 15,291,346
Current assets 123,364 4,486 - 127,850
Liabilities (2,831,473) (222,586) - (3,054,059)
Net assets/(liabilities) 12,496,577 (131,441) 1 12,365,137

8.  Deferred tax

There is an unrecognised deferred tax asset of £1.2 million (31 March 2015 – £1.2m) which, in view of the group’s results, is not considered to be recoverable in the short term. There are also capital allowances, including mineral extraction allowances, exceeding £11 million (unchanged from 31 March 2015) unclaimed and available. No deferred tax asset is recognised in the condensed financial statements.

9.  Mineral property exploration and evaluation costs

Mineral property exploration and evaluation costs incurred by the group are carried in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements at cost, less an impairment provision if appropriate. The recovery of these costs is dependent upon the successful development and operation of the Parys Mountain project which is itself conditional on finance being available to fund such development. During the period expenditure of £24,127 was incurred (six months to 30 September 2014 – £53,159). There have been no indicators of impairment during the period.

10.  Investments

Labrador Grangesberg Total
£ £ £
At 31 March 2014 1,257,985 - 1,257,985
Addition during period - 86,659 86,659
Impairment resulting
from adjustment to nominal value
(1,231,218) - (1,231,218)
Exchange difference arising on adjustment above (26,766) - (26,766)
At 31 March 2015 1 86,659 86,660
Addition during period - - -
At 30 September 2015 1 86,659 86,660

Labrador: At 31 March 2014 the group treated its 15% holding in LIM as an investment held at its published fair value. At 31 March 2015 the value of the LIM investment was deemed to be impaired given the decline in the share price and the loss its quotation on the Toronto Stock Exchange on 2 April 2015 and the directors decided to write down the value of the LIM shares to a nominal value of £1.

Grangesberg: The group has a 6% holding in Grangesberg Iron AB (an unquoted Swedish company) and a right of first refusal over shares amounting to a further 51% of that company. This investment has been initially recognised and subsequently measured at cost, on the basis that the shares are not quoted and a reliable fair value is not able to be estimated.

11.  Share capital

Ordinary shares of 1p Deferred shares of 4p Total
Issued and
fully paid
Nominal
value £
Number Nominal
value £
Number Nominal
value £
-
At 31 March 2014,
2015 and 30 September 2015
1,606,081 160,608,051 5,510,833 137,770,835 7,116,914

12.  Financial instruments

Group Available for sale assets Loans & receivables
30 September 2015 31 March 2015 30 September 2015 31 March 2015
£ £ £ £
Financial assets
Investments 1 1 - -
Deposit - - 122,906 122,806
Other debtors - - 29,990 30,977
Cash and cash
equivalents
- - 7,970 96,876
- -
1 1 160,866 250,659
30 September 2015 31 March 2015
£ £
Financial liabilities
Trade creditors (69,832) (71,538)
Other creditors (105,019) (100,019)
Loans (2,949,461) (2,882,502)
(3,124,312) (3,054,059)

13.  Events after the reporting period

None.

14.  Related party transactions

None.

Anglesey Mining plc

Directors:

John Kearney                Chairman

Bill Hooley                      Chief executive

Danesh Varma               Finance director

David Lean                     Non executive

Howard Miller                Non executive

Roger Turner                 Non executive

Parys Mountain site: Parys Mountain, Amlwch, Anglesey, LL68 9RE

Phone 01407 831275

London office: Painter’s Hall, 9 Little Trinity Lane, London, EC4V 2AD

Phone 020 7653 9881

Registered office: Tower Bridge House, St. Katharine’s Way, London, E1W 1DD

Share registrars: Capita Registrars  www.capitaregistrars.com

Phone:  0871 664 0300 – for all change of address and shareholder
administration matters (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras,
lines open 0830 to 1730 Mon-Fri)

Web site: www.angleseymining.co.uk

E-mail: mail@angleseymining.co.uk

Shares listed on the London Stock Exchange – LSE:AYM

Company registration number 1849957

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