EGM of Northland Votes in Favor of All Resolutions
Luxembourg, August 28, 2014 – Northland Resources S.A. (OSE: NAUR, Frankfurt: NPK, Nasdaq OMX/First North: NAURo – together with its subsidiaries “Northland”, “NRSA” or the “Company”) announces that its Extraordinary General Meeting (“EGM”) was held on Thursday August 28, 2014 in Luxembourg.
At the EGM, all resolutions were approved by the shareholders. The Company's corporate form has been approved by the shareholders to be changed to a so called Societas Europaea or SE-company and the Company’s name will therefore be changed from Northland Resources S.A. to Northland Resources S.E. The new corporate form of the company will be effective on the date of publication of the minutes of the EGM with the Luxembourg trade and companies register. It is expected that the registration will be completed on or about September 8, 2014.
The change of the form of the company and the subsequent amendment of the company name is part of the Company's aim to transfer the Company from Luxembourg to Sweden, as previously announced by the Company. The next step for the relocation is to change its registered seat from Luxembourg to Sweden, which will be handled on a separate EGM.
The final appointment of Peter Pernlöf as a member of the board of directors of the Company with an effective date as of 17 June 2014, was approved by the shareholders.
The following resolutions were approved at the EGM by sufficient majority through proxy voting by the shareholders whereby 18,542,406 shares were represented:
1) Final appointment of Peter Pernlöf as a member of the board of directors of the Company with an effective date as of 17 June 2014 until the next annual general meeting resolving upon the approval of the annual accounts of the Company as at December 31, 2014;
2) Presentation and approval of the conversion project and of the report issued by the board of directors of the Company in compliance with article 31-3 of the law of 10 August 1915 on commercial companies as amended (the “Law”) and of article 37 of the EC regulation N° 2157/2001 of 8 October 2001 on the statute for a European company (SE) in order to convert a public limited liability company into an European company (SE);
3) Acknowledgment of the auditor’s report established pursuant to article 31-3 (3) of the Law by the Company;
4) Decision to change the legal form of the Company from its current form of a société anonyme into a European company (SE);
5) Decision to amend article 1 of the article of association of the Company as follows:
“Art. 1. Name. The name of the company is "Northland Resources SE" (the Company). The Company is an European public limited liability company (société européenne) governed by the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and, in particular, the law of August 10, 1915, on commercial companies, as amended (the Law), the EC regulation N° 2157/2001 of 8 October 2001 on the statute for a European company (SE) and these articles of incorporation (the Articles)”;
6) Confirmation of the mandates of the directors and auditor (réviseur d’entreprise agréé) of the Company;
7) Conversion with effect as of 1st July 2014 of the share capital of the Company from its current currency expressed in Canadian dollars (CAD) into Swedish Krona (SEK), on the basis of the exchange rate on 27 June 2014 according to which one Canadian dollars (CAD 1) is the equivalent of six point two eight nine four Swedish Krona (SEK 6.2894). As a result of the above, the amount of the share capital of the Company will consequently be fixed at four million one hundred and thirty thousand four hundred and seventy-two Swedish Krona and thirty-eight ore (SEK 4,130,472.38) divided into sixty-five million six hundred and seventy-three thousand five hundred and fifty-two (65,673,552) shares, without nominal value;
8) Amendment of article 5.1 of the articles of association of the Company as follows:
“5.1. The Company’s subscribed share capital is set at four million one hundred and thirty thousand four hundred and seventy-two Swedish Krona and thirty-eight ore (SEK 4,130,472.38) represented by sixty-five million six hundred and seventy-three thousand five hundred and fifty-two (65,673,552) shares, without nominal value.
The authorized share capital (which for the avoidance of doubt does not comprise the issued share capital) is set at thirty-seven million three hundred and fifty-seven thousand fifty-two Swedish Krona and fifty-seven ore (SEK 37,357,052.57)”; and
9) Amendment of article 5.3 of the articles of association of the Company as follows:
“5.3. The Board is authorized, for a period of five (5) years from 31 July 2013, to:
i. increase the current issued share capital of the Company in one or several times up to the amount of the current authorized share capital of the Company solely on the terms as set forth in article 5.1 hereof, through the issuance of new shares having the same rights as the existing shares;
ii. to issue in one or more issuances within the authorized share capital:
(a) warrants (being warrants issued to the original holders thereof in their capacity as holders of first lien bonds issued by Northland Resources AB (publ.)) which entitle their holder to subscribe for new shares having the same rights as the existing shares and representing a maximum aggregate accounting par value (pair comptable) of six million forty-two thousand one hundred and forty-eight Swedish Krona and seventy-eight ore (SEK 6,042,148.78);
(b) convertible bonds which entitle their holder to subscribe for new shares having the same rights as the existing shares and representing a maximum aggregate accounting par value (pair comptable) of four million nine hundred and ninety-four thousand sixty-six Swedish Krona and forty-four ore (SEK 4,934,066.44);
(c) new shares (or warrants giving the right to subscribe new shares and new shares arising on exercise of such warrants) (being shares and/or warrants to be issued only to (or at the discretion of) the holders from time to time of warrants referred to under article 5.3(ii)(a) above or to (or at the direction of) the holders from time to time of convertible bonds referred to under article 5.3(ii)(b) above, upon the occurrence of an adjustment event (or analogous matter) applicable to such instruments under their terms), such new shares having the same rights as the existing shares and representing a maximum aggregate accounting par value (pair comptable) of twenty-five million one hundred and fifty-seven thousand six hundred Swedish Krona (SEK 25,157,600);
(d) new shares (or warrants or stock options which entitle their holder to subscribe for new shares and new shares arising on exercise of such subscription rights) having the same rights as the existing shares and representing a maximum aggregate accounting par value (pair comptable) of five hundred and fifty-three thousand four hundred and sixteen Swedish Krona and twenty-six ore (SEK 553,416.26); and
(e) new shares to be offered to the shareholders (and their transferees and successors in title) who were shareholders at the extraordinary general meeting of the Company which resolved upon the adoption of this article 5.3 in its current form, having the same rights as the existing shares and representing a maximum aggregate accounting par value (pair comptable) of six hundred and sixty-nine thousand eight hundred and twenty-one Swedish Krona and ten ore (SEK 669,821.10), provided however that the subscription price per share of such new shares may not be lesser than the conversion price per share to be paid by the holders of all second lien bonds issued by the Company (if any) at the relevant time in accordance with the terms of such bonds.
iii. limit or withdraw the shareholders' preferential subscription rights in respect of any new shares, warrants, convertible bonds or stock options issued pursuant to this article 5.3 and determine the persons authorized to subscribe to the new shares, warrants, convertible bonds or stock options subject to the terms of any agreement or terms sheet (if any) made between the Company, Northland Resources AB (publ.), the holders of first lien bonds issued by Northland Resources AB (publ.) and / or the holders of second lien bonds issued by Northland Resources AB (publ.) or the Company (and for the avoidance of doubt the only persons whom the Board may authorise to subscribe new shares arising on exercise of conversion or subscription rights arising in respect of warrants, convertible bonds or stock options issued pursuant to articles 5.3(ii)(a), (b), (c) or (d) are the holders at that time (or as directed by them) of the relevant warrants, convertible bonds and/or stock options); and
record by way of a notarial deed each share capital increase and amend the share register accordingly.”.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
CEO, Northland Resources S.A.
For more information, please contact:
Johan Balck, CEO: +46 920 779 00
Johan Dagertun, Vice President Financing and Business Control: +46 920 779 00
Frida Johansson, Investor Relations: +46 920 779 00
Or visit our website: www.northland.eu
Northland is a producer of iron ore concentrate, with a portfolio of production, development and exploration mines and projects in northern Sweden and Finland. The first construction phase of the Kaunisvaara project is complete and - production ramp-up started in November 2012. The Company expects to produce high-grade, high-quality magnetite iron concentrate in Kaunisvaara, Sweden, where the Company expects to exploit two magnetite iron ore deposits, Tapuli and Sahavaara. Northland has entered into off-take contracts with three partners for the entire production from the Kaunisvaara project over the next seven to ten years. The Company has also finalized a Definitive Feasibility Study (“DFS”) for its Hannukainen Iron Oxide Copper Gold (“IOCG”) project in Kolari, northern Finland.
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