Operations Placed in Care and Maintenance
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 2002/026265/06)
Share code: CMO
("Chrometco" or "the Company")
OPERATIONS PLACED IN CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Shareholders of Chrometco are hereby advised that the Group has been under severe
financial pressure due to the prevailing chrome commodity market price, the Covid-19
pandemic and the Adjusted Level 4 lockdown with limited access to external sources of
funding. Over the last year, active and continuous efforts have been made to raise appropriate
This process is still ongoing, but the Group has been dealt further blows with the introduction
of the Adjusted Level 4 lockdown and by a DMRE suspension notice served at the mine,
restricting the Sail Minerals (Pty) Ltd’s Chrome Wash Plant operations to less than 60%. This
resulted in Sail Contracting also not being able to operate its business. It is uncertain when
the DMRE will totally uplift the suspension notice, and when the operations can be resumed
at 100% capacity.
In light of the financial position in which Sail Contracting now finds itself, it has sought legal
advice and has been advised that it has to apply for provisional liquidation because it is unable
to meet its commitments to its creditors and employees.
The application for provisional liquidation will be heard by the High Court on 6 July 2021. Any
interested party is entitled to oppose the application..
If the application is granted, a provisional liquidator/s will be appointed, who will provide more
information on the way forward.
As a consequence, the Mining and Chrome Wash Plant operations will be placed in care and
maintenance and Sail Minerals will be applying for Business Rescue.
We are hopeful that a restructuring and capital raising process has reasonable prospects of
success, with a potential restart of our operations soon thereafter, although this is not
5 July 2021
Date: 05-07-2021 04:42:00
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