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Capital Limited LSE:CAPD London Ordinary Share BMG022411000 COMM SHS USD0.0001 (DI)
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 64.00 63.00 65.00 65.25 63.50 64.00 318,964 09:50:03
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 86.6 11.0 5.8 11.4 121

Capital Limited New Contract Award - Firefinch, Mali

12/11/2020 7:00am

UK Regulatory (RNS & others)


RNS Number : 9687E

Capital Limited

12 November 2020

       For Immediate Release         12 November 2020 

Capital Limited

("Capital", the "Group" or the "Company")

New Contract Award - Firefinch, Mali

Capital (LSE: CAPD), a leading mining services company focused on the African markets, is pleased to announce the award of a new contract and subsequent mobilisation of an initial four drill rigs to Firefinch Limited's ("Firefinch") Morila Gold Mine ("Morila") in Mali. The rigs are part of Capital's existing West African fleet and will undertake an extensive delineation program under a two-year preferred contractor agreement between Firefinch and Capital. The first rig is now on site, with the balance scheduled to arrive during the current quarter.

Firefinch (ASX: FFX), rebranded from Mali Lithium earlier this month, recently announced the acquisition of Morila, a transformational transaction which immediately transitions the company to a gold producer. Morila, previously owned by Barrick Gold Corporation and AngloGold Ashanti, has historically produced 7.4moz of gold. The acquisition includes a 4.5mtpa plant, 1.3moz of gold resources and established on-site infrastructure including mill, crushers, diesel power station, laboratory and associated support infrastructure. Current gold production from the processing of tailings provides immediate cash flow to support ongoing redevelopment of the mine.

Firefinch intends to invest heavily in drilling programmes at the mine and surrounding targets, citing it had been more than a decade since any major drilling programs had been undertaken on the Morila licenses. As such, it will immediately commence drilling all four deposits at and around the mine. Firefinch intends to commence mining operations from the satellite pits in 2021.

Under the preferred contractor arrangement, Capital and Firefinch will work closely together on the drill programmes and assess opportunities for additional services as the mine transitions back to traditional mining operations.

The contract with Firefinch further strengthens Capital's footprint in Southern Mali, complementing our existing long-term contracts with Hummingbird Resources (Yanfolila) and Resolute Mining (Syama).

Commenting on the trading update, Jamie Boyton, Executive Chairman, said:

"Capital looks forward to assisting Firefinch in its transition into a mid-tier gold producer in Mali through our preferred contractor agreement at their recently acquired Morila Gold Mine. Firefinch has a robust plan for drilling activity at the mine and adjacent targets in the immediate future, and we are excited to be working closely with them on these programmes. Given our capability to provide a complete range of mining services, we will also work with Firefinch to identify other opportunities for service delivery as Morila transitions back into traditional mining activities."

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For further information, please visit Capital Limited's website or contact:

   Capital Limited                                                                 +230 464 3250 
   Jamie Boyton, Executive Chairman                       

André Koekemoer, Chief Financial Officer

Rick Robson, Executive - Corporate Development

   Berenberg                                                                          +44 20 3207 7800 

Matthew Armitt

Jennifer Wyllie

Detlir Elezi

   Tamesis Partners LLP                                                       +44 20 3882 2868 

Charlie Bendon

Richard Greenfield

Buchanan +44 20 7466 5000

Bobby Morse

Kelsey Traynor

James Husband

About Capital Limited

Capital Limited is a leading mining services company providing a complete range of drilling, mining, maintenance and geochemical laboratory solutions to customers within the global minerals industry, focusing on the African markets. The Company's services include: exploration, delineation and production drilling; load and haul services; mining equipment hire and maintenance; and geochemical analysis. The Group's corporate headquarters are in Mauritius and it has established operations in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Tanzania.

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