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Stratmin Global Resources PLC Snapshot
The Group's objective is to make investments in meaningful ownership positions of operating companies and assets that have potential for significant value growth in the natural resource and extractive industries, whose value can be enhanced with our capital and expertise, and realise gains that are a multiple to the investment.
The Company will seek investments in a variety of mineral classes to mitigate concentration risks of geography, mineral class, and end user off-take. Distinct operating subsidiaries will be created and organized along specific mineral class.
Loharano – Graphite Project
The Loharano Graphite Project is located in eastern Madagascar, approximately 15 km west of the coast and 20 km south west of Brickaville, an area is particularly well known for its high-quality flaky graphite. The graphite is extremely pure (up to 99 per cent carbon) and occurs in the form of disseminated graphite flakes within the Proterozoic gneissic host rock.
The closest railroad access is 15 kilometers from Brickaville towards Toamasina, which is the nearest export harbour. The common form of transporting graphite for export shipment is via shipping container on a truck over the main paved highway to the port facility.
The port of Toamasina handles 90 per cent of Madagascar’s container traffic and more than 80 per cent of all trade. The recently commissioned Ambatovy nickel and cobalt project located near the port expects to export approximately 275,000 tonnes of refined nickel, refined cobalt, and ammonium sulphate fertiliser every year from the port.
The strategy of the Enlarged Group is to focus on the graphite mining sector through the development of the existing Loharano Graphite Project, in order to generate significant revenues for the Company. The Company will continue to review and consider other opportunities in strategic minerals that are supplementary and complementary to the business.
In addition, the Company intends to carry out further exploration of the Loharano and Antsirabe Licences in Madagascar and to review other opportunities which may arise in the graphite sector in Madagascar and other regions.
Loharano – Production
- Production plant installed with existing capacity to produce up to 350 tonnes per month of high grade flake graphite
- Potential to expand production capacity
- Plant targeting initial graphite product parameters of +80 mesh with over 90% carbon
- Mine site 110 kms via paved road from port of Toamasina, where the graphite will be containerised and exported
- Port of Toamasina handles 90% of Madagascar’s container traffic and more than 80% of all trade traffic
- Off Take discussions with leading global buyers are on-going
J Laurie Hunter, Non-Executive Chairman
Laurie was appointed to the Board in March 2014. He was CEO of Madagascar Oil throughout its ramp up from 2009 to 2012. Previously Laurie advised and invested in early stage companies focused mainly on the extractive industries. He has served on the boards of multiple companies as a non-executive director and brings particular expertise in building resource projects in Madagascar. After graduate training at Hambros Bank, Laurie rose to partner at L Messel & Co, then director at Shearson Lehman Hutton International before founding his own firm in 1990. He has an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.
Brett Boynton, CEO
Appointed in May 2015, Brett is the CEO of StratMin Global Resources. A former Corporate Financier, Brett has over 20 years’ experience as an investment banker in capital markets, mergers, acquisitions and private equity. More recently he has focused on project development within the resources industry and has funded and founded a number of Australian resource companies including DEI Ltd, Signature Gold Ltd and Tellus Holdings Ltd. He therefore brings considerable experience with public natural resource companies and an impressive list of contacts within the Industrial Minerals sector.
Mr Shishir Poddar, Technical Director
Shishir is the Managing Director of Tirupati, a privately owned, leading graphite mining and Production Company based in Ranchi, India. He is a second generation graphite entrepreneur with over twenty years operating experience in mining, processing and marketing graphite.
Jeffrey Royce Marvin, Non-Executive Director
Appointed in December 2011, Jeffrey has over twenty years working with corporate managements and investors to bring international minerals companies to the public markets. Jeffrey specializes in early stage mineral company investment, corporate management and business restructuring. In addition to his involvement with StratMin, Jeffrey is currently involved in minerals projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and Western Europe where he focuses on coal, manganese, copper, chrome and precious metals.
David Ranil Premraj, Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the Board of StratMin Global on 10 April 2013. David is a member of both the audit committee and the remuneration comittee. He is also the Director of Corporate Development for Beacon Hill Resources Plc and previously worked at Macquarie Group, where he gained analytical and debt funding experience. David holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne. David also represents the interests of Consolidated Minerals Pte Ltd and Consolidated Resources Pte Ltd.
The shares of the Company are freely transferable.
As at 31st March 2014, the Company had been notified that the following were interested in 3% or more of the Company's share capital:
StratMin Global Resources Plc
14 Basil Street
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3691 6160
Company number: 5173250
Email: [email protected]
Strand Hanson Ltd
26 Mount Row, Mayfair
London, W1K 3SQ
Tel: +44 (0)20 7409 3494
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Hume Capital Advisors Plc
1 Carey Lane
London, EC2V 8AE
31 Harley Street
London, W1G 9QS
Capita Registrars Limited
34 Beckenham Road
Kent, BR3 4TU
Tel: +44 (0)871 664 0300
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