Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden) announces the developments of the use of proceeds from its rights issue shares subscription, which was held during the period 18-11-2014 to 02-12-2014, where the received gross proceeds amounted to SAR 5.6 billion. As at 31/03/2017, the used proceeds were SAR 4,729 million and the remaining proceeds were SAR 871 million.
The expenses details and projects progress percentages compared with what was declared in the rights issue prospectus are as follows:
1. Offering Expenses:
Offering expenses were SAR 23.9 million as compared to SAR 21 million stated in the rights issue prospectus. The reason for the increase in offering expenses was the increase in advisory fees from those estimated.
2. Maaden Waad Al-Shamal Phosphate Company:
As of 31/03/2017 the Company used SAR 4,188 million from the proceeds as an equity contribution to Maaden Waad Al Shamal Phosphate Company. The remaining amount of SAR 871 million will be used to finance the Companys equity investment in the project. The total amount to be used from the offering proceeds to fund the Maaden equity investment in Maaden Waad Al Shamal Phosphate Company as per the prospectus will be SAR 5.06 billion.
Construction progress reached the following levels as of 31/03/2017:
Completed 94.7% of the Beneficiation Plant compared to 9.2% as at 30/8/2014, as stated in the prospectus.
Completed 97.0% of the Sulphuric Acid Plant compared to 25.7% as at 30/8/2014, as stated in the prospectus.
Completed 95.1% of the Phosphoric Acid Plant compared to 12.6% as at 30/8/2014, as stated in the prospectus.
Completed 83.6% of the Diammonium Phosphate (DAP) Plant compared to 8.0% as at 30/8/2014, as stated in the prospectus.
As announced on 01/01/2017 the Ammonia Plant is now in the commercial production stage, compared to 14.6% as at 30/8/2014, as stated in the prospectus. It is presently expected that construction will be predominantly completed and trial operations will begin on the other facilities of Maaden Waad Al Shamal Phosphate Company during the second quarter of 2017.
3. Maaden Bauxite and Alumina company:
As stated in the prospectus, the Company used SAR 509 million of the proceeds from the offering as at 31/03/2015, to repay amounts then outstanding under its redrawable murabaha finance facility which had been temporarily used to fund costs incurred by Maaden Bauxite and Alumina Company and SAR 7 million to fund the balance of its equity contribution to the project.
As of 02/10/2016 Maaden announced commercial operations for Maaden Bauxite and Alumina Company project, compared to 94.69% completion as of 29/08/2014 as mentioned in the prospectus.
Any other material developments will be announced in due course.