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Katoro Gold PLC Unaudited Interim results to end 30 June 2022

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Katoro Gold PLC

16 September 2022

Katoro Gold plc

(Incorporated in England and Wales)

(Registration Number: 9306219

Share code on the AIM: KAT

ISIN: GB00BSNBL022

("Katoro" or "the Company")

Unaudited Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2022

Dated 16 September 2022

Katoro Gold plc ('Katoro' or the 'Company') (AIM: KAT), the AIM-listed gold and nickel exploration and development compa ny, is pleased to announce its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2022. The interim results will also shortly be available on the Company's website: https://www.katorogold.com/

Overview

-- Successful completion of drill program on Haneti Nickel project, including an exploration update (see RNS dated 31 May 2022)

-- Katoro Gold has signed a Joint Venture Agreement with Lake Victoria Gold for its Imweru Gold Project

-- Various new projects currently under assessment, with some at an advanced stage of discussion

This announcement contains inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuser Regulations (EU) no. 596/2014.

****

For further information, please visit www.katorogold.com or contact:

 
 Louis Coetzee       Katoro Gold plc        Executive Chairman       louisc@katorogold.com 
 Bhavesh Patel 
  Andrew Thompson    RFC Ambian Ltd         Nominated Adviser        +44 20 3440 6800 
                    ---------------------  -----------------------  ------------------------------ 
 Nick Emerson 
  Sam Lomanto        SI Capital Ltd         Broker                   +44 14 8341 3500 
                    ---------------------  -----------------------  ------------------------------ 
 Zainab Slemang      Lifa Communications    Investor and Public      zainab@lifacommunications.com 
  van Rijmenant                              Relations Consultant 
                    ---------------------  -----------------------  ------------------------------ 
 

Chairman's Statement

Introduction

After two years of pandemic conditions, the world has opened up to trade, travel and more. This is despite the ongoing war in Ukraine, rising inflation and increased interest rates adding to uncertainty on all fronts. At the same time, economic activity remains high and this has led to Katoro Gold making significant progress with its ongoing projects in the first half of 2022. In particular, the Company has successfully completed its drill program on its Haneti Nickel project ('Haneti'), on which it released an exploration update in a Company RNS dated 31 May 2022. The Company has furthermore signed a Joint Venture Agreement ('JVA') for its Imweru Gold Project ('Imweru', see further details below).

Haneti Project and Babayu Lithium Prospect

The Haneti Project is a Joint Venture ('JV') with Power Metals Resources PLC (LON: POW), which holds a 35% interest in the project while Katoro holds 65%. The project covers a vast prospective area in central Tanzania, with a principal target zone of an 80-kilometre ultra-mafic belt of potential nickel and traces of combined platinum group metals ('PGMs').

On 14 February 2022, the Company announced the completion of the diamond drill programme that was carried out at Haneti. A total of 900.04 metres were completed across three drill holes with core logging and sampling prepared for thin section petrographic analysis and laboratory assay testing for nickel, platinum, palladium, cobalt, chromium and gold at SGS Tanzania. The drill programme provided considerable geological information that enabled the Company to refine the geological modelling for next-stage work. This, as well as the results of the drill programme, which suggests that the platinum-group element ('PGE') potential is limited to serpentinite units, and that nickel and copper mineralisation should preferentially be targeted within the intrusive gabbro units, were detailed in an RNS dated 31 May 2022.

The same RNS provides clarification of the Babayu Lithium Prospect ('Babayu'), of which rock samples were taken in tandem with the diamond-drilling campaign at Haneti. Babayu is located approximately 40 kilometres southwest of Haneti. The results from the samples confirm significant lithium and tantalum potential at Babayu, and both this and the results at Haneti have enabled the Company to re-engage with potential project partners. Additionally, license applications have been made in respect of the lithium prospective areas and the JV is in the process of implementing a lithium consolidation strategy to include and review existing and potential partnerships with local license holders.

Imweru Gold Project

The Company has entered into a JVA with Lake Victoria Gold ('LVG') for the further development of its Imweru Gold Project, which it previously announced the disposal of in a Company RNS dated 12 June 2020. Due to administrative and statutory barriers related to the transfer of ownership at project level, as well as the issue of relevant convertible loan notes ('CLN'), the Company agreed to cancel the sale transaction of the project to LVG and the two entered into a JV instead. The JVA will see LVG earn up to 80% in the Imweru project with 20% held by Katoro as a carried interest.

Further to this, all debt funding required by the JV will be procured and/or provided by LVG, with the JV reimbursing Katoro for previous expenditures to the amount of EUR792,000 on or before 31 December 2023. LVG is also developing the Imwelo Gold Project, located adjacent to Imweru, and this JVA allows for a more significant economic project that will attract suitable funding to accelerate the development and exploitation of a combined gold mining project.

Future Outlook

Moving into the second half of 2022, Katoro Gold is in the process of assessing various new projects to further diversify its portfolio and unlock value-based opportunities that align with its strategy of being a preeminent African-focused gold and mineral exploration and development company. At present, the Company is already in advanced discussions with a number of parties with regard to the new projects under assessment.

Principle Risk

Refer to Note 15 of the RNS for our assessment of the principal risks.

Conclusion

I remain optimistic about the Company's prospects into the second half of the year. As such, I thank the directors and management team of Katoro Gold for their dedication and hard work throughout this period.

Louis Coetzee

Executive Chairman

Unaudited Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2022

Unaudited condensed consolidated interim Statement of Comprehensive Income

For the six months ended 30 June 2022

 
                                                                              6 months to   12 months to   6 months to 
                                                                       Note       30 June    31 December       30 June 
                                                                                     2022           2021          2021 
                                                                              (Unaudited)      (Audited)   (Unaudited) 
                                                                                      GBP            GBP           GBP 
 
 Revenue                                                                                -              -             - 
 Cost of sales                                                                          -              -             - 
                                                                             ------------  -------------  ------------ 
 Gross Profit                                                                           -              -             - 
                                                                             ------------  -------------  ------------ 
 Administrative expenses                                                        (422,441)      (689,396)     (341,987) 
 Foreign exchanges gain/(loss)                                                     60,714         15,471            69 
 Share based payment transactions                                         7             -      (195,241)     (162,700) 
 Exploration expenditure                                                        (278,645)      (284,463)     (279,092) 
 Operating profit/loss                                                          (640,372)    (1,153,629)     (783,710) 
                                                                             ------------  -------------  ------------ 
 Other Income                                                            13       142,045          1,029             - 
 Finance Income                                                                    15,152         10,121        11,919 
                                                                             ------------  -------------  ------------ 
 Profit/(loss) before Tax                                                       (483,175)    (1,142,479)     (771,791) 
                                                                             ------------  -------------  ------------ 
 Tax                                                                                    -              -             - 
                                                                             ------------  -------------  ------------ 
 Profit/(loss) for the period                                                   (483,175)    (1,142,479)     (771,791) 
                                                                             ------------  -------------  ------------ 
 
 Other comprehensive Income/(loss): 
 Exchange differences on translating of foreign operations                        105,383        (2,162)      (16,456) 
 Total Comprehensive Income/(loss)                                              (483,175)    (1,144,641)     (788,247) 
 Profit/(loss) for the period                                                   (483,175)    (1,142,479)     (771,791) 
 Attributable to owners of the parent                                           (374,078)    (1,062,598)     (770,161) 
 Attributable to non-controlling interest                                       (109,097)       (79,881)       (1,630) 
                                                                             ------------  -------------  ------------ 
 
 Total comprehensive Income/(loss)                                              (377,792)    (1,144,641)     (788,247) 
 Attributable to owners of the parent                                           (268,695)    (1,080,669)      (78,617) 
 Attributable to non-controlling interest                                       (109,097)       (79,881)       (1,630) 
                                                                             ------------  -------------  ------------ 
 
 Earnings/(loss) Profit per share 
 Basic and diluted Earnings/(loss) per share (pence)                      4        (0.08)         (0.27)        (0.21) 
 
 
 

Unaudited condensed consolidated interim Statement of Financial Position

As at 30 June 2022

 
                                                   6 months to   12 months to   6 months to 
                                                       30 June    31 December       30 June 
                                            Note          2022           2021          2021 
                                                   (Unaudited)      (Audited)   (Unaudited) 
                                                           GBP            GBP           GBP 
 Assets 
 Non-current assets 
 Intangible assets                           8         209,500        209,500       209,500 
 Investments in equity instruments           13        182,301              -             - 
                                                  ------------  -------------  ------------ 
                                                       391,801        209,500       209,500 
                                                  ------------  -------------  ------------ 
 
 Current assets 
 Cash and cash equivalents                             342,481        827,956       420,860 
 Other receivables                                      21,002         48,702        23,104 
 Other financial assets                      13              -              -             - 
                                                  ------------  -------------  ------------ 
 Total current assets                                  363,483        876,658       443,964 
                                                  ------------  -------------  ------------ 
 
 Total Assets                                          755,284      1,086,158       653,464 
                                                  ------------  -------------  ------------ 
 
 Equity 
 Called up share capital                     6       4,604,125      4,604,125     3,789,125 
 Share premium                                       2,905,532      2,962,582     2,823,382 
 Capital contribution reserve                           10,528         10,528        10,528 
 Translation reserve                                 (251,532)      (356,915)     (355,300) 
 Merger reserve                                      1,271,715      1,271,715     1,271,715 
 Warrant and share-based payment reserve     7         946,153        946,153       985,612 
 Retained deficit                                  (8,756,433)    (8,382,355)   (8,032,868) 
                                                  ------------  -------------  ------------ 
 Reserves attributable to owners                       730,088      1,055,833       492,194 
 Minority interest                                   (242,504)      (133,407)      (71,065) 
                                                  ------------  -------------  ------------ 
 Total Equity                                          487,584        922,426       421,129 
                                                  ------------  -------------  ------------ 
 
 Liabilities 
 Current liabilities 
 Trade and other payables                    3          82,921         88,452       232,335 
 Other financial liabilities                 14        184,779         75,280             - 
                                                  ------------  -------------  ------------ 
 Total current liabilities                             267,700        163,732       232,335 
                                                  ------------  -------------  ------------ 
 
 Total Equity and Liabilities                          755,284      1,086,158       653,464 
                                                  ------------  -------------  ------------ 
 
 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

 
                                  Share       Share     Warrant      Merger       Capital        Foreign       Retained     Minority        Total 
                                 Capital     Premium    reserve     Reserve     Contribution    currency       deficit      interest 
                                                          and                     Reserve      translation 
                                                         share                                   reserve 
                                                         based 
                                                        payment 
                                                        reserve 
                                      GBP         GBP        GBP          GBP            GBP           GBP            GBP         GBP              GBP 
 Balance at 31 December 2021 
  (audited)                     4,604,125   2,962,582    946,153    1,271,715         10,528     (356,915)    (8,382,355)   (133,407)          922,426 
-----------------------------  ----------  ----------  ---------  -----------  -------------  ------------  -------------  ----------  --------------- 
 Loss for the period                    -           -          -            -              -             -      (374,078)   (109,097)        (483,175) 
 Other comprehensive loss - 
  exchange differences                  -           -          -            -              -       105,383              -           -          105,383 
-----------------------------  ----------  ----------  ---------  -----------  -------------  ------------  -------------  ----------  --------------- 
 Proceeds of share issue of 
  share capital                         -    (57,050)          -            -              -             -              -           -         (57,050) 
  Balance as at 30 June 2022 
  (unaudited)                   4,604,125   2,905,532    946,153    1,271,715         10,528    (251,532))    (8,756,433)   (242,504)          487,584 
-----------------------------  ----------  ----------  ---------  -----------  -------------  ------------  -------------  ----------  --------------- 
 
 Balance at 1 January 2021 
  (audited)                     3,286,982   2,472,725    750,912    1,271,715         10,528     (338,844)    (7,262,707)    (69,435)          121,876 
-----------------------------  ----------  ----------  ---------  -----------  -------------  ------------  -------------  ----------  --------------- 
 Loss for the period                    -                                                                     (1,062,598)    (79,881)      (1,142,479) 
 Other comprehensive income - 
  exchange differences                  -           -          -            -              -      (18,071)              -      15,909          (2,162) 
-----------------------------  ----------  ----------  ---------  -----------  -------------  ------------  -------------  ----------  --------------- 
 Proceeds of share issue of 
  share capital                 1,317,143     489,857          -            -              -             -              -           -        1,807,000 
 Issue of share options and 
  share warrants                        -           -    195,241            -              -             -              -           -          195,241 
 Costs relating to share 
  issue                                 -           -          -            -              -             -       (57,050)           -         (57,050) 
 Balance at 31 December 2021 
  (audited)                     4,604,125   2,962,582    946,153    1,271,715         10,528     (356,915)    (8,382,355)   (133,407)          922,426 
-----------------------------  ----------  ----------  ---------  -----------  -------------  ------------  -------------  ----------  --------------- 
 
 Balance at 31 December 2020 
  (audited)                     3,286,982   2,472,725    750,912    1,271,715         10,528     (338,844)    (7,262,707)    (69,435)          121,876 
-----------------------------  ----------  ----------  ---------  -----------  -------------  ------------  -------------  ----------  --------------- 
 Loss for the period                    -           -          -            -              -             -      (770,161)     (1,630)        (771,791) 
 Other comprehensive loss - 
  exchange differences                  -           -          -            -              -      (16,456)              -           -         (16,456) 
 Proceeds of share issue of 
  share capital                   502,143     350,657          -            -              -             -              -           -          852,800 
 Issue of share options and 
  share warrants                        -           -    234,700            -              -             -              -           -          234,700 
-----------------------------  ----------  ----------  ---------  -----------  -------------  ------------  -------------  ----------  --------------- 
  Balance as at 30 June 2021 
   (unaudited)                  3,789,125   2,823,382    985,612    1,271,715         10,528     (355,300)    (8,032,868)    (71,065)          421,129 
-----------------------------  ----------  ----------  ---------  -----------  -------------  ------------  -------------  ----------  --------------- 
 

Unaudited condensed consolidated interim statement of cash flow

For the six months ended 30 June 2022

 
                                              6 months     12 months      6 months 
                                                    to            to            to 
                                               30 June   31 December       30 June 
                                                  2022          2021          2021 
                                           (Unaudited)     (Audited)   (Unaudited) 
                                                   GBP           GBP           GBP 
 
 Profit/(loss) for the period 
  before taxation                            (377,793)   (1,142,479)     (771,791) 
 Adjusted for: 
 Foreign exchange (gain)/ loss               (111,257)      (23,253)          (69) 
 Share based payment transactions                    -       195,241       162,700 
 Profit on disposal of subsidiaries          (142,045)             -             - 
 Impairments of other financial 
  assets                                        71,002       142,106        83,532 
 Non-trade expenses not settled                                    -             - 
                                          ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Operating income before working 
  capital changes                            (560,093)     (828,385)     (525,628) 
 Decrease/ (Increase) in trade 
  and other receivables                         27,700       (2,297)        23,301 
 (Decrease)/ Increase in trade 
  and other payables                           (5,531)      (85,198)        17,529 
                                          ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Net cash outflows from operating 
  activities                                 (537,924)     (915,880)     (484,798) 
 
 Cash flows from investing activities 
 Advances of other financial assets                  -     (125,866)      (83,532) 
 Advances to subsidiaries                            -             -       (9,597) 
 Advances to Reef Miners                             -             -       (6,790) 
 Net cash inflow/(outflow) from 
  investing activities                               -     (125,866)      (99,919) 
 
 Cash flows from financing activities 
 Issue of shares (net of share 
  issue costs)                                (57,050)     1,732,950       907,800 
 Proceeds from other financial 
  liabilities                                  109,499        38,975             - 
                                          ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Net cash proceeds from financing 
  activities                                    52,449     1,771,925       907,800 
 
 Net increase in cash and cash 
  equivalents                                (485,475)       730,179       323,083 
 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning 
  of period                                    827,956        97,777        97,777 
                                          ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Cash and Cash equivalents at 
  End of Period                                342,481       827,956       420,860 
                                          ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 

Notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements

For the six months ended 30 June 2022

   Note 1           General information 

Katoro Gold plc ("Katoro" or the "Company") is incorporated in England & Wales as a public limited company. The Company's registered office is located at 60 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V OHR.

The principal activity of Katoro, through its subsidiaries (together the 'Group'), is to carry out evaluation and exploration studies within a licenced portfolio area with a view to generating commercially viable Mineral Resources, namely gold and nickel mines. In Haneti, the Group has one nickel mining project, which has mineral exploration licences currently held by Eagle Exploration Ltd. In addition, in South Africa the Group has entered into binding conditional agreement to form a 50/50 unincorporated joint venture pertaining to gold tailing project.

The condensed interim consolidated financial statements do not represent statutory accounts within the meaning of section 435 of the Companies Act 2016.

The condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority and Accounting Standard IAS 34, 'Interim Financial Reporting', as adopted by the UK.

The interim report does not include all of the notes of the type normally included in an annual financial report. Accordingly, this report is to be read in conjunction with the annual report for the period ended 31 December 2021, which has been prepared in accordance with UK-adopted IFRSs, and any public announcements made by Kibo Energy Plc during the interim reporting period.

The condensed consolidated financial statements of the Group are presented in Pounds Sterling, which is the functional and presentation currency for the Group and its related subsidiaries.

The condensed consolidated financial statements do not represent statutory accounts within the meaning of section 435 of the Companies Act 2016.

Accounting policies applied are consistent with those of the previous financial period and annual report unless where new standards became effective during the period and a newly adopted accounting policy for Investments in equity instruments - Associates.

The seasonality or cyclicality of operations does not impact on the interim financial statements.

Investments in equity instruments - Associates

Associates are all entities over which the group has significant influence but not control, generally accompanying a shareholding between 20% and 50% of the voting rights. Investments in associates are accounted for using the equity method of accounting.

Use of Estimates and Judgements

The preparation of these condensed interim consolidated financial statements in conformity with IFRS requires management to make judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the application of accounting policies and the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, income and expenses.

The estimates and associated assumptions are based on historical experience and various other factors that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis of making judgements about carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources.

In particular, there are significant areas of estimation, uncertainty and critical judgements in applying accounting policies that have the most significant effect on the amounts recognised in the financial statements.

-- Valuation of share options and warrants;

-- Credit loss allowance for other financial assets; and

-- Valuation of mining licence in Kibo Nickel Ltd.

-- Valuation of investments in equity instruments - associates.

Please refer to note 16 where the estimate for investment in equity instruments - associates valuation is disclosed.

   Note 2           Going concern 

The Company currently generates no revenue and had net assets of GBP487,584 as at 30 June 2022 (31 December 2021: GBP922,426 and 30 June 2021: GBP421,129).

The Group has adequate cash and cash equivalents (financial resources) to ensure the Group is able to continue as a going concern for the foreseeable future until such time that revenues are earned through the sale or development and mining of a mineral deposit. There can be no assurance that such funds will continue to be available on reasonable terms, or at all in future. The Directors regularly review cash flow requirements to ensure the Group can meet financial obligations as and when they fall due.

The Directors continue to review the Group's options to secure additional funding for its general working capital requirements, alongside its ongoing review of potential acquisition targets and corporate development needs.

The Group and Company will require additional finance in order to progress work on its current assets and bring them to commercial development and cash generation.

As a result, the Directors continue to monitor and manage the Company's cash and overheads carefully in the best interests of its shareholders.

Whilst the Directors continue to consider it appropriate to prepare the financial statements on a going concern basis the above constitutes a material uncertainty that shareholders should be aware of.

   Note 3           Trade and other payables 
 
                    30 June 2022   31 December   30 June 2021 
                                          2021 
                             GBP           GBP            GBP 
                   -------------  ------------  ------------- 
 
  Trade payables          82,921        26,417        122,897 
  Accruals               184,779        62,035        109,438 
                   -------------  ------------  ------------- 
                         267,700        88,452        232,335 
                   -------------  ------------  ------------- 
 
   Note 4          Earnings per share 

The calculation of loss per share is based on the following loss and number of shares:

 
                                       30 June 2022   31 December   30 June 2021 
                                                             2021 
                                                GBP           GBP            GBP 
                                      -------------  ------------  ------------- 
 
  Profit/(loss) for the 
   period from continuing 
   operations                             (374,078)   (1,062,598)      (770,161) 
                                      -------------  ------------  ------------- 
 
  Weighted Average basic 
   and diluted number of 
   shares                               460,412,590   388,524,723    373,931,716 
                                      -------------  ------------  ------------- 
 
  Basic and diluted Earnings/(loss) 
   per share (pence)                         (0.08)        (0.27)         (0.21) 
 

The Group presents basic and diluted EPS data on the basis that the current structure has always been in place. Therefore, the number of Katoro shares in issue as at the period end has been used in the calculation. Basic Earnings/loss per share is calculated by dividing the Profit/loss for the period from continuing operations of the Group by the weighted average number of shares in issue during the period.

The Company had in issue warrants and options at 30 June 2022, the inclusion of such warrants and options in the weighted average number of shares in issue would be anti-dilutive and therefore they have not been included for the purpose of calculating the loss per share.

   Note 5             Unaudited results 

These condensed consolidated interim financial results have not been audited or reviewed by the Group's auditors.

   Note 6             Share Capital 

The called-up and fully paid share capital of the Company is as follows:

 
                               30 June   31 December     30 June 
                                  2022          2021        2021 
                                   GBP           GBP         GBP 
                            ----------  ------------  ---------- 
 
  Allotted, called-up and 
   fully paid:               4,604,125     4,604,125   3,789,125 
                            ----------  ------------  ---------- 
 

A reconciliation of share capital is set out below:

 
                         Number of        Allotted, 
                            shares    called-up and 
                                         fully paid 
                                                GBP 
                      ------------  --------------- 
 
  At 1 January 2022    460,412,593        4,604,125 
 
  At 30 June 2022      460,412,593        4,604,125 
                      ------------  --------------- 
 
   Note 7             Warrant and Share based payment reserve 

Warrants

The following reconciliation serves to summarise the composition of the warrant reserve as at period end:

 
                                30 June   31 December   30 June 
                                  2022        2021        2021 
                                    GBP           GBP       GBP 
                               --------  ------------  -------- 
  Opening balance of warrant 
   reserve                      494,597       494,597   494,597 
  Issue of warrants                   -             -    72,000 
                                494,597       494,597   566,597 
                               --------  ------------  -------- 
 

Reconciliation of the quantity of warrants in issue:

 
                              30 June     31 December     30 June 
                                2022          2021          2021 
                           ------------  ------------  ------------ 
  Opening balance           194,574,999    70,274,999    70,274,999 
  Warrants exercised                  -   (1,000,000)   (1,000,000) 
  Warrants issued                     -   129,500,000    48,000,000 
  Warrants expired                    -   (4,200,000)             - 
                           ------------  ------------  ------------ 
                            194,574,999   194,574,999   117,274,999 
                           ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 
 

No warrants have been issued in the six-month period ended 30 June 2022.

Share Options

The following reconciliation serves to summarise the composition of the share-based payment reserve as at period end:

 
                                    30 June   31 December   30 June 
                                      2022        2021        2021 
                                        GBP           GBP       GBP 
                                   --------  ------------  -------- 
  Opening balance of share-based 
   payment reserve                  451,556       256,315   256,315 
  Vesting of share options                -       195,241   162,700 
                                   --------  ------------  -------- 
                                    451,556       451,556   419,015 
                                   --------  ------------  -------- 
 

Reconciliation of the quantity of Share options in issue:

 
                      30 June     31 December    30 June 
                        2022          2021         2021 
                    -----------  ------------  ----------- 
  Opening Balance    32,244,781    32,244,781   32,244,781 
                     32,244,781    32,244,781   32,244,781 
                    -----------  ------------  ----------- 
 

During the current year no share options issued in August 2020 vested.

   Note 8            Exploration and evaluation assets 

Exploration and evaluation assets consist solely of separately identifiable prospecting assets held by Kibo Nickel and its subsidiaries.

The following reconciliation serves to summarise the composition of intangible prospecting assets as at period end:

 
     Reconciliation of exploration and evaluation 
      assets 
                                                         GBP 
                                                    -------- 
     Carrying value as at 1 January 2021             209,500 
                                                    -------- 
     Carrying value as at 30 June 2021               209,500 
                                                    -------- 
     Carrying value as at 31 December 2021           209,500 
                                                    -------- 
     Carrying value as at 30 June 2022               209,500 
                                                    -------- 
 

Haneti comprises tenements (prospecting licences, offers and applications) prospective for nickel, platinum-group-elements and gold. It covers an area of approximately 5,000 sq. km in central Tanzania and forms a near contiguous project block. The project area straddles the Dodoma, Kondoa and Manyoni districts all within the Dodoma (Administrative) Region. The main prospective belt of rocks within the project, the Haneti-Itiso Ultramafic Complex (HIUC), is centred on the small town of Haneti, located 88 kilometres north of Tanzania's capital city Dodoma. The HIUC sporadically crops out over a strike length of 80 kilometres with most outcrop exposure occurring 15 kilometres east of Haneti village where artisanal mining of the semi-precious mineral chrysoprase (nickel stained chalcedonic quartz) is being carried out at a few localities.

   Note 9            Board of Directors 

There were no changes to the board of directors during the interim period, or any other committee's composition.

   Note 10          Subsequent events 

Blyvoor Joint Venture Project

During the preceding year, the board of directors were in the process of seeking admission for the vending of its and the counterparty's interest in the Joint Venture into a separate company to be listed on the Standard List of the London Stock Exchange plc. The funding process did not succeed, and the board is currently considering its position and options in this matter.

Haneti Nickel

A desktop review of all historical exploration data is being undertaken. The review will take into account the knowledge gained from the 2022 Haneti diamond drilling campaign (the first ever completed on the Project). The results are intended to further improve and refine targeting for future exploration programmes on the Project.

Just prior to Covid-19 restrictions a number of major and mid-tier companies expressed an interest in Haneti and a key requirement of their due diligence work was access to diamond drill core for analysis. With that drill core now in hand the JV will be engaging again with potential project partners.

Babayu Lithium

Additional liaison with the Tanzanian government regarding the lithium licence applications within the broader Babayu and other related areas. Further regional desktop studies focusing on the lithium potential of the broader Dodoma area are to be conducted with the aim of identifying further prospective target areas for staking and other potential opportunities for further investment.

   Note 11           Commitments and contingencies 

There are no material contingent assets or liabilities as at 30 June 2022.

   Note 12          Segment report 

Segmental disclosure per category

 
                             Mining   Corporate       Total 
                                GBP         GBP         GBP 
                         ----------  ----------  ---------- 
 30 June 2022 
 Loss after tax           (352,077)   (131,098)   (483,175) 
 Segmental assets           244,817     510,467     755,284 
 Segmental liabilities      211,907      55,793     267,700 
                         ----------  ----------  ---------- 
 
 30 June 2021 
 Loss after tax           (369,842)   (401,949)   (771,791) 
 Segmental assets           217,519     435,945     653,464 
 Segmental liabilities      113,169     119,166     232,335 
                         ----------  ----------  ---------- 
 

Segmental disclosure per geographical location

 
                   Tanzania      Cyprus            UK       South       Total 
                                                           Africa 
                        GBP         GBP           GBP         GBP         GBP 
                 ----------  ----------  ------------  ----------  ---------- 
 30 June 
  2022 
 Profit/(Loss) 
  after tax       (282,130)     754,127   (1,036,269)     (2,569)   (566,841) 
 Segmental 
  assets            215,252     806,676     (293,922)      27,278     755.284 
 Segmental 
  liabilities 
                 ----------  ----------  ------------  ----------  ---------- 
 
 30 June 
  2021 
 Loss after 
  tax             (120,438)   (131,894)     (401,949)   (117,509)   (771,791) 
 Segmental 
  assets            214,705         996       435,945       1,818     653,464 
 Segmental 
  liabilities         9,553     102,117       119,166       1,499     232,335 
                 ----------  ----------  ------------  ----------  ---------- 
 

There are no notable changes from the prior interim report. During the preceding interim period there was an addition of a new geographical location in which the Group prospecting operation has been initiated which is South Africa where the Group has entered into binding conditional agreement to form a 50/50 unincorporated joint venture pertaining to gold tailing project.

   Note 13          Other financial assets 
 
                                         30 June    31 December   30 June 
                                           2022         2021        2021 
                                           GBP          GBP         GBP 
                                       ----------  ------------  -------- 
  Other financial assets consist 
  of: 
  Lake Victoria Gold                      656,283       657,061         - 
  Impairment                            (656,283)     (657,061)         - 
                                       ----------  ------------  -------- 
                                                -             -         - 
                                       ----------  ------------  -------- 
 
 

Following various administrative difficulties in transferring ownership of Reef Miners Limited from Kibo Gold Limited to Lake Victoria Gold Limited, both parties concluded on 07 March 2022 to cancel the previous Sale of Share Agreement by mutual consent.

As per the cancellation agreement, the Reef Transaction was cancelled by mutual agreement between the parties, with neither party having any claim against another party following specifically from the cancellation agreement.

On the same day Katoro Gold plc and Lake Victoria Gold Limited entered into a "Joint Venture Agreement". Under the terms and conditions of the "Joint Venture Agreement", Lake Victoria Gold Limited became the 80% shareholder of Kibo Gold Limited, Cypriot subsidiary of Katoro Gold plc, on the date of the Agreement with Katoro Gold plc owing the remaining 20%.

Prior to the implementation of the above "Joint Venture Agreement", Katoro Gold plc held 200 ordinary shares in the equity of Kibo Gold Limited, constituting 100% of the issued share capital in the company.

On the effective date, Lake Victoria Gold Limited subscribed for 800 new shares in Kibo Gold Limited, equal to 80% of the total issued share capital of the company on conclusion of the "Joint Venture Agreement", for the subscription amount of EUR88,000.

Katoro Gold plc indemnifies Lake Victoria Gold Limited against any claims resulting from the cancellation of the Sale of Share Agreement. The position of ownership of Reef Mining Limited was completely returned to Katoro Gold plc, and no contingent amounts are due and payable by Lake Victoria Gold Limited in this regard.

As per the "Joint Venture Agreement", the Conditions Precedent for the conclusion of the Share Issue have been met on the 7th of March 2022 and that the "effective date" of transfer of ownership of 80% of the shareholding is on the 7th of March 2022, as the issued shares to Lake Victoria Gold Limited rank Pari-Passu with the issued shares.

The "Joint Venture Agreement" furthermore details the following requirements:

- Lake Victoria Gold Limited will contribute capital to Kibo Gold plc in the form of a shareholder's loan amounting to EUR792,000;

- Lake Victoria Gold Limited will be obliged to declare a preference dividend to Katoro Gold Plc in the amount of EUR792,000 which is payable in any number of instalments by the earlier of 31 December 2023 and the date is ceases to be a shareholder in the company; and

- In the event that the preference dividend has not been declared and paid by Kibo Gold Limited to Katoro Gold plc by 31 December 2023, the outstanding balance owing will be paid by Lake Victoria Gold Limited to Katoro Gold plc directly.

The investment in Kibo Gold plc was as of 7 March 2022 recognised as an associate to reflect the terms of the "Joint Venture Agreement".

The receivable in Lake Victoria Gold has been fully impaired at 30 June 2022 due to the credit risk of LVG, which is as a result of previous payments not being received as they become due and is still outstanding at the date of this interim report.

The resulting profit on disposal was recognised during the period ended 30 June 2022:

 
                                                             Group (GBP) 
    Assets disposed                                              (2,296) 
    Liabilities disposed                                           8,698 
                                                         --------------- 
    Net liability disposed                                         6,402 
    Foreign currency translation reserve reclassified 
     through profit or loss                                     (46,658) 
    Retained investment in equity - associate (20%) 
     (refer note 16)                                             182,301 
                                                         --------------- 
    Net liabilities after disposal                               142,045 
    Proceeds from disposal of Kibo Gold Group                    729,203 
                                                         --------------- 
    Profit on disposal of Kibo Gold Group                        871,248 
    Impairment of Receivable from LVG                          (656,283) 
    Amounts received previously offset against 
     proceeds                                                   (72,920) 
                                                         --------------- 
    Net profit on disposal for group at 30 June 
     2022                                                        142,045 
                                                         --------------- 
 

Blyvoor Joint Venture

On 30 January 2020, the Group entered into a Joint Venture Agreement with Blyvoor Gold Mines (Pty) Ltd, whereby Katoro Gold plc and Blyvoor Gold Mines (Pty) Ltd would become 50/50 participants in an unincorporated Joint Venture.

In accordance with the requirements of the Joint Venture Agreement, the Katoro Group was to provide a ZAR15.0 million loan (approximately GBP790,000) to the JV ('the Katoro Loan Facility'), which will fund ongoing development work on the Project.

As at 31 December 2020, the Group has advanced funding in the amount of GBP1,201,767 of which 100% relate to expenditure allocated to the Joint Venture operations, carried by the Katoro Gold plc Group.

Furthermore, the Group has continued to advance funding in the amount of GBP97,207 of which 100% relate to expenditure allocated to the Joint Venture operations, carried out by the Katoro Gold plc Group.

The Katoro Loan Facility shall form part of the development capital project financing that Katoro shall procure in accordance with its obligations contained in the Agreement, as detailed below, provided that:

-- the balance of the Katoro Loan Facility then outstanding shall be subordinated to third party creditors participating in the development capital project financing;

-- the Katoro Loan Facility will bear interest at the 12-month London Inter Bank Offered Rate, or its successor; and

-- the Katoro Loan Facility will be repayable within 12 months after:

- the last third-party creditor participating in the project financing shall have been paid; or

- any earlier date on which the Parties may agree.

   Note 14           Related parties 

Relationships

   Name                                                           Relationship 

Kibo Energy plc Significant shareholder and controlling parent

 
 Related party balances trade     30 June    31 December   30 June 
  receivables/(trade payables)      2022         2021        2021 
                                       GBP           GBP       GBP 
                                ----------  ------------  -------- 
 
  Kibo Energy plc                 (20,247)             -         - 
                                ----------  ------------  -------- 
                                  (20,247)             -         - 
                                ----------  ------------  -------- 
 

Related parties of the Group comprise subsidiaries, significant shareholders, and the Directors.

Transactions between the Company and its subsidiaries, which are related parties, have been eliminated on consolidation.

Transactions with related parties are effected on a commercial basis and related party debts are repayable on a commercial basis.

The transactions during the period between the Company and its subsidiaries included the settlement of expenditure to/from subsidiaries, working capital funding, and settlement of the Company's liabilities through the issue of equity in subsidiaries. The loans to/from Group companies do not have fixed repayment terms and are unsecured.

   Note 15           Principal risks 

The principal risks and uncertainties identified in the last Annual Report of Katoro Gold plc, issued in May 2021, have not materially changed/altered in the interim period.

   Note 16           Use of Estimates and Judgements 

The investment in equity instruments - associates have been valued on the fair value of the disposal price of the Kibo Gold Subgroup to LVG:

 
                                                           (GBP) 
    Proceeds for the disposal of 80% of Kibo Gold 
     Subgroup to LVG                                     729,203 
    Fair value of the 100% shareholding of Kibo 
     Gold Subgroup                                       911,504 
                                                     ----------- 
    Fair value of the 20% interest in Kibo Gold 
     Subgroup retained                                   182,301 
                                                     ----------- 
 
   Note 17           Financial instruments - Fair value and Risk Management 

The carrying amount of all financial assets and liabilities approximates the fair value. Directors consider the carrying value of financial instruments of a short-term nature, that mature in 12 months or less, to approximate the fair value of such assets or liability classes.

The carrying values of longer-term assets are considered to approximate their fair value as these instruments bear interest at interest rates appropriate to the risk profile of the asset or liability class.

The Group does carry any unlisted financial instruments measured in the statement of financial position at fair value at 30 June 2022 nor in any of the comparative periods.

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