26 Nov

ESOP Option Issue

Fast Facts ASX Code: EMR Shares on issue: 515,397,207 Market Cap: ~ A $ 561 million Cash: A$ 15.4 million (at 30 September 2021 ) Board & Management Simon Lee AO, Non - Executive Chairman Morgan Hart, Managing Director Mick Evans, Executive Director Ross Stanley, Non - Executive Director Billie Slott, Non - Executive Director Mark Clements, Non - Executive Director and Company Secretary Bernie Clea ry, Operations Manager Brett Dunnachie, Chief Financial Officer Company Highlights ? First mover in an emerging gold province in Cambodia; ? Okvau Deposit: Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resource Estimate of 1.14Moz at 2.0g/t Au; ? Project built in 2021 on time on budget and now in production ; ? Forecast economics demonstrates high grade, low cost, compelling project; o Ore Reserve of 14.3Mt & 2.0g/t Au for 0.9Mozs in a single open pit with waste:ore ratio of 5.8:1; o LOM average annual production of 106,000ozs pa; o AISC US$754/oz over LOM (at a US$1,450 gold price assumption) ; ? Mineral Investment Agreement governs significa nt tax and duty concessions for first 5 years and includes offshore arbitration process ; ? Highly credentialed gold project operational and development team; ? Significant resource growth potential ; ? Focussed on a net positive impact on near - mine environment al and social values by targeting strict compliance with corporate governance, international guidelines (IFC PS’s) and local law by engaging and collaborating with all stakeholders . Registered Office 1110 Hay Street West Perth WA 6005 T: +61 8 9286 6300 F: +61 8 6243 0032 W: www.emeraldresources.com.au ASX Announcement & Media Release 26 November 2021 ESOP Option Issue Emerald Resources NL (ASX: EMR) (“Emerald”) wishes to advise that further to the announcement of 11 August 2021 and shareholder approval at the Company’s annual general meeting on 25 November 2021 , the Company has issued 500,000 unlisted $1.09 options expiring 29 July 2026 to Executive Director, Mr Mick Evans, subject to various vesting conditions, under the Company’s Incent ive Option Plan. An Appendix 3G reflecting the revised capital structure following the allotment of the above securities has been released with this announcement. This ASX release was authorised on behalf of the Emerald Board by: Morgan Hart Managing Dire ctor. For further information please contact Emerald Resources NL Morgan Hart Managing Director Page 2 of 2 Forward Looking Statement This document contains certain forward looking statements. These forward - looking statements are not historical facts but rather are based on the Company’s current expectations, estimates and projections about the industry in which Emerald Resources operates, and beliefs and assumptions regarding the Company’s future per formance. Words such as “anticipates”, “expects”, “intends”, “plans”, “believes”, “seeks”’ “estimates”, “potential” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward - looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond the control of the Company, are difficult to predict and could cause actual resul ts to differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in the forward - loo king statements, which reflect the view of Emerald Resources only as of the date of this announcement. The forward - looking statements made in this release relate only to events as of the date on which the statements are made. Emerald Resources will not u ndertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions or updates to these forward - looking statements to reflect events, circumstances or unanticipated events occurring after the date of this announcement except as required by law or by any appropriate regulatory authority. This document has been prepared in compliance with the current JORC Code 2012 Edition and the ASX listing Rules. The Company believes that is has a reasonable basis for making the forward - looking statements in this announcement, in cluding with respect to any production targets and financial estimates, based on the information contained in this announcement. Reference is made to ASX Announcement dated 1 May 2017 and 26 November 2019 . All material assumptions underpinning the product ion target or the forecast financial information continue to apply and have not materially changed. 100% of the production target referred to in this announcement is based on Probable Ore Reserves. Emerald has a highly experienced management team, undoubt edly one of the best credentialed gold development teams in Australia with a proven history of developing projects successfully, quickly and cost effectively. They are a team of highly competent mining engineers and geologists who have overseen the success ful development of gold projects in developing countries such as the Bonikro Gold Project in Cote d’Ivoire for Equigold NL and more recently, Regis Resources Ltd. Competent Persons Statements The information in this report that relates to Exploration and Grade Control Results is based on information compiled by Mr Keith King, who is an employee to the Company and who is a Member of The Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy. Mr Keith King has sufficient experience which is relevant t o the style of mineralisation and type of deposits under consideration and to the activity which he is undertaking to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2012 Edition of the ‘Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resou rces and Ore Reserves’. Mr Keith King has reviewed the contents of this release and consents to the inclusion in this announcement of all technical statements based on his information in the form and conte xt in which it appears. The information in this rep ort that relates to the Mineral Resources for the Okvau Gold Deposit was prepared by EGRM Consulting Pty Ltd, Mr Brett Gossage, who is a consultant to the Company, who is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (AIG), and has sufficie nt experience relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity which he is undertaking to qualify as a Competent Person as defined by the 2012 edition of the "Australas ian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves". Mr Gossage has reviewed the contents of this news release and consents to the inclusion in this announcement of all technical statements based on his information in the f orm and context in which it appears. In formation in this announcement that relates to Ore Reserves for the Okvau Gold Deposit is based on, and fairly represents, information and supporting documentation prepared by Mr Glenn Williamson, an independent specialist mining consultant. Mr Williamson is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy. Mr Williamson has sufficient experience which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity which he is undertaking t o qualify as a C ompetent Person (or “CP”) as defined in the 2012 edition of the "Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves". Mr Williamson has reviewed the contents of this news release and consents to th e inclusion in this announcement of all technical statements based on his information in the form and context in which it appears. No New Information T o the extent that announcement contains references to prior exploration results and Mineral Resource estimates, which hav e been cross referenced to previous market announcements made by the Company, unless explicitly stated, no new information is contained. The Company confirms that it is not aware of any new information or data that materially affects the informatio n includ ed in the relevant market announcements and, in the case of estimates of Mineral Resources, that all material assumptions and technical parameters underpinning the estimates in the relevant market announcement continue to apply and have not materially chan ged.
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