Danakali has completed the sale of its 50% interest in the Colluli Mining Share Company (CMSC) to Sichuan Road and Bridge Group Co. (SRBG) for US$166 million.

Net of all government taxes, the company will receive US$121 million in 2 Tranches:

  • Tranche 1 amounting to US$105 million (AUD$156 million) which has been received; and
  • Tranche 2 amounting to US$16 million will be received 6 months from completion.

The company’s securities will be suspended from official quotation from close of market on Monday 3 April 2023, meanwhile the focus will turn to identifying new projects and potential new alternative growth opportunities.

Excellent outcome for shareholders

Danakali (ASX:DNK) currently plans to distribute approximately 90% of the net proceeds to its shareholders, but the board has yet to make a formal decision regarding the proposed distribution.

“This is an excellent outcome for all stakeholders made possible by a lot of hard work by too many people to name over many years,” Executive chairman Seamus Cornelius said.

“Special thanks and acknowledgment must be made to ENAMCO, the Eritrean Ministry of Mines and Energy and SRBG.”

Eyeing new project opportunities

Danakali says it will continue to investigate suitable projects for investment of a portion of the funds received from the transaction – with a view to meeting the requirements of Listing Rule 12.1 to return to official quotation upon application to ASX.

If the company does not identify a suitable new project, the shares of DNK will remain suspended.




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