Unaudited Interim Financial Results and Management Update for the Period Ended 30 June 2019

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20 August 2019 

Beowulf Mining plc 

("Beowulf" or the "Company") 

Unaudited Interim Financial Results and Management Update for the Period Ended 30 June 2019

Beowulf (AIM: BEM; Spotlight: BEO), the Nordic focused mineral exploration and development company, announces its unaudited financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2019 and provides a quarterly management update.

Overview of Activities in the Quarter

  •  On 1 April 2019, the Company announced a subscription for 13,636,364 new ordinary shares of £0.01 each to raise £750,000 before expenses. Principally, the funds have been used for a follow-on investment in Vardar Minerals Limited ("Vardar").
  •  On 2 April 2019, Beowulf informed the market that the Company’s Chairman, Mr. Göran Färm had written to Mr. Ibrahim Baylan, the Minister of Enterprise and Innovation for The Government of Sweden (the “Government”), regarding the Company's application for an Exploitation Concession (a “Concession”) for the Kallak Iron Ore Project ("Kallak").
  • The Company provided, on 15 April 2019, a management update on its application for a Concession for Kallak and its investment in Vardar.
  • On 16 April 2019, the Company announced a subscription for 8,695,652 new ordinary shares of £0.01 each to raise £500,000 before expenses.
  • On 22 May 2019, the CEO attended a Quoted Companies Alliance (“QCA”) Corporate Governance Workshop. The Company adopted the QCA Code (the “Code”) for Corporate Governance in September 2018, and the Board is actively looking at the application of the Code’s 10 principles, addressing areas of delivering growth, maintaining a dynamic management framework and building trust with shareholders.
  • On 31 May 2019, the Company announced its results for the year ended 31 December 2018.
  • Beowulf announced, on 3 June 2019, that drilling has extended the higher-grade Western Zone of graphite mineralisation at Aitolampi. The results from the 2019 drilling programme will be used to upgrade the maiden Mineral Resource Estimate (“MRE”) for Aitolampi.
  • The Company provided, on 19 June 2019, a management update on Kallak North, its continuing support for SME development in Jokkmokk, the CEO’s attendance at the third OECD Meeting for Mining Regions and Cities held in Sweden, and developments with Vardar Minerals following a visit to Kosovo by the CEO.

Post Period

  •  On 8 July 2019, the Company announced the CEO’s attendance at the Almedalen Political Week (“Almedalen”) in Sweden, as well as an outline of Beowulf’s immediate plans for Kallak, if the Government awards the Concession.

Kurt Budge, Chief Executive Officer of Beowulf, commented:

"The Company stated in April 2019 that it was reasonable to expect a decision by the Swedish Government on Kallak before the summer.

This statement was based on the extensive consultation work undertaken by the Government before the Swedish election process got underway in Spring 2018, and allowed time for the new Government, formed in January this year, to ‘get up to speed’.

Despite the Government’s acknowledgment that the Company has been waiting an excessive period of time for a decision, we are still waiting, and with the holidays in Sweden coming to an end the Company will be contacting the Government to understanding the causes of this further delay. The Board continues to keep in mind all options at its disposal for encouraging a decision.

“At Almedalen, I explained how ridiculous a situation is the Kallak application process and how badly it reflects on Sweden as a country ‘open for business’, readily accepted when I explain the history to Swedes I meet.

However, this year, I also presented the Company’s immediate plans in the event the Concession is awarded, the completion of a Scoping Study, the formation of a development taskforce with Jokkmokks Kommun to plan for the resurgence of Jokkmokk, and the provision by the Company of support for Sami entrepreneurs.

“It is invigorating to imagine the possibilities around developing Kallak, for building a sustainable mining operation, and in so doing transforming Jokkmokk, if you remove yourself from the politics, albeit temporarily, and believe the Concession is imminent and that we can soon get on with the ‘job in hand’.

“As we continue to wait for a decision on Kallak, Fennoscandian’s exploration team has been active in the field investigating other graphite prospects in the portfolio, and the funds invested in Vardar have been put to good use, with drilling and other exploration activities continuing through the summer.

“We have a busy period to the end of the year. If we get a positive decision on the Concession for Kallak, for which we have done everything required, that will kick-start the project and multiple workstreams for the Company. We are prepared and waiting to get going.

“I look forward to keeping shareholders updated with developments on Kallak, Fennoscandian and Vardar.”

Financials

  •  The consolidated loss held largely comparable for H1 2019 £434,626 vs H1 2018 £442,238. The movements largely attributable to a lower share-based payment charge in the period, offset by an increase in director fee costs, lower overall overheads, an increase in the share of loss from associates and a reversal of a professional fee accrual in the prior year.
  •  The £5,406 loss in the associate represents the share of consolidated loss attributable to the owners of the parent from its 37.55% holding in Vardar Minerals Limited.  
  •  The consolidated loss for the Q2 2019 was lower at £211,529 than the comparative period (Q2 2018: £242,682) largely attributable to an overall lower share-based payment charge and lower overhead costs in the two operating subsidiaries.
  •  Basic/diluted loss per share for H1 2019 was 0.08 pence (H1 2018: loss of 0.08 pence).
  •  £1,177,823 in cash held at the period end (H1 2018: £2,140,369)
  •  The translation reserve losses attributable to the owners of the parent increased from £520,257 at 31 December 2018 to £835,102 at the H1 period ended June 2019. Much of the Company’s exploration costs are in Swedish Krona which has weakened against the pound since 31 December 2018.

Operational  

Sweden 

  •  On 2 April 2019, Beowulf informed the market that the Company’s Chairman, Mr Göran Färm had written to Mr. Ibrahim Baylan, the Minister of Enterprise and Innovation for The Government of Sweden, regarding the Company's application for a Concession for Kallak.

The letter highlighted the fact that the Company first submitted its application in 2013. Since then, the case has been sent back and forth between Swedish authorities and the Government, finding themselves unable to award a Concession for Europe's largest drill defined iron ore deposit, having issued exploration permits and watched the Company invest SEK 77 million, drill circa 28,000 metres, define a significant resource, and develop the Kallak project to where it is today.

All this is against a backdrop of LKAB's warning, in October 2018, that the ore in the Kiruna mine will be depleted earlier than expected. The media spotlight put on the future of LKAB's operations, and with this the attention paid to the importance of iron ore to Sweden, further highlighted the absurdity of the Kallak situation.

  •  The Company informed the market, on 15 April 2019, that it is actively communicating with the Government with regards to its Kallak North application. It has been confirmed that the Kallak application is being prioritised, and that the Government acknowledges that the Company has been waiting an excessive period for a decision.

On 19 June 2019, the Company announced it is in regular contact with the Government but has received no definitive timescale for a decision to be taken on its application. The Government has confirmed that the Company will be notified of its decision when markets are closed, such that the Company can prepare an announcement to markets in advance of trading re-commencing.

Beowulf also announced that the Company is continuing to support SME development in Jokkmokk and, in the event that the Concession for Kallak is awarded, has pledged an additional SEK 300,000 to the Collaboration Agreement (the "Agreement") it has with Jokkmokks Allmänning ("Allmänning"). Beowulf has previously invested SEK 500,000 in the partnership Agreement with Allmänning and is pleased to continue to support SME development in Jokkmokk.

The main purpose of the existing Agreement is to invest funds and support the development of SMEs in Jokkmokk. The funds will match Allmänning's investment in Jokkmokks Log, a sustainable construction company, which uses Allmänning timber production for wooden building construction. Jokkmokks Log, which is adding value to locally produced raw materials, could provide opportunities for training local apprentices, and thereafter employment as its business grows.

The CEO attended the third OECD Meeting for Mining Regions and Cities, organised to enable knowledge sharing, with a focus on developing policy recommendations and standards that can help maximise the benefits that mining can bring to a region or city. Since early 2018, the Company has also been involved in the OECD's Rural Policy Review 'Linking the Indigenous Sami People with Regional Development in Sweden'.

At the meeting, learnings from past situations and experiences, what works and what doesn't work, and ongoing challenges, such as gaining acceptance by communities when it comes to mining development and the importance of engaging with indigenous communities, were discussed. In addition, global trends were presented, including the 'Circular Economy' and the adoption of 'Clean Energy', and the impacts that these could have on the future demand for minerals and metals.

In the context of all these ideas, the Company's Kallak project is an ideal candidate for bringing together the best of thinking into the development of a modern and sustainable mining project, that could transform a community and a region, while leveraging the mining heritage and harnessing the innovation that Norrbotten and Sweden possess.

  •  On 8 July 2019, the Company provided an update on the CEO's attendance at Almedalen which takes place every year in Visby, Sweden. Almedalen provides a unique arena for Swedish decision-makers in politics, government agencies, business, and NGOs to meet, build relationships, discuss, and debate.

During Almedalen the CEO discussed Jokkmokk's economic situation, the SEK 28 million cuts announced by Jokkmokks Kommun to balance its budget and the local and regional support for Kallak from Jokkmokks Kommun, Jokkmokks Allmänning, local entrepreneurs, the Mayor of Luleå and leaders in Region Norrbotten. The CEO therefore explained the role that Kallak would play in transforming Jokkmokk's economic future, to one that is 'thriving, diversified and sustainable' and lives beyond mining.

Additionally, the CEO received a number of questions regarding what Beowulf's plans would be should the Company be awarded a Concession for Kallak. In response to these queries the CEO shared the Company's immediate plans for Kallak, should the Concession be awarded, and described the Company's ambition to build a modern, sustainable and innovative mining operation.

The Company has an immediate three-step plan for advancing the Kallak project, in the event the Swedish Government awards the Concession:

1)    Scoping Study (the "Study") - completion within 12 months of the Concession being awarded - and in parallel develop a roadmap for environmental permitting.

2)    Formation of a 'Development Taskforce' with Jokkmokks Kommun and other key partners, intended to coordinate the activities of interested parties in Kallak, such that project development of Kallak and the development of Jokkmokk can be fully coordinated.

3)    To advance discussions with the Sami reindeer herding communities, to listen to their concerns, find solutions together to problems that might exist, working towards reaching mutually beneficial agreements that ensure Sami reindeer herding, livelihoods and culture are protected, and that Sami communities benefit from the development of a mine at Kallak.

Finland

  •  On 3 June 2019, the Company announced that recent drilling at Aitolampi has extended the higher-grade Western Zone. Oy Fennoscandian Resources AB ("Fennoscandian"), the Company's graphite business, is pursuing a strategy to develop a 'resource footprint' of natural flake graphite prospects that can provide 'security of supply' and help to enable Finland to achieve its ambition of self-sufficiency in battery manufacturing.

The results from the 2019 drilling programme will be used to upgrade the maiden MRE for Aitolampi, published in August 2018. The drill core will also be sampled and used for ongoing baseline environmental studies, for graphite purification and spheroidization testwork, and the further assessment of Aitolampi graphite for battery applications as part of the Business Finland funded BATCircle Project. The Company is also reviewing its plans for a Scoping Study for Aitolampi, which was postponed last year allowing more baseline environmental data to be collected.

See website www.beowulfmining.com for plans, sections and JORC Code Table 1. 

Kosovo

  •  On 15 April 2019, the Company announced that it had exercised its option to increase its ownership in Vardar Minerals to approximately 37.55% for consideration of £750,000, satisfied in cash, fully funding Vardar's 2019 Kosovan exploration programme at the Mitrovica and Viti projects. The Company has an option to invest a further £115,000, which would increase its ownership to 40.1%.
  •  The Company informed the market, on 19 June 2019, that Vardar is currently working on its Mitrovica exploration licence. The licence is prospective for a range of porphyry-related mineralisation types, including the Madjan Peak high-sulphidation epithermal gold target, the Wolf Mountain low-sulphidation lead-zinc-silver target and primary porphyry copper mineralisation in the southern part of the licence area.

In the northern part of the Wolf Mountain target, Vardar has now completed 651 metres of drilling and a total of 278.5 metres of trenching, carried out over outcropping stockwork and hydrothermal breccia mineralisation. In the southern part of the licence, a soil sampling programme is in progress.

Corporate

  •  On 1 April 2019, the Company announced a subscription for 13,636,364 new ordinary shares of £0.01 each to raise £750,000 before expenses. Principally, the funds have been used for a follow-on investment in Vardar.
  •  On 16 April 2019, the Company announced a further subscription for 8,695,652 new ordinary shares of £0.01 each to raise £500,000 before expenses.
  •  On 30 July 2019, there were 372,669,098 Swedish Depository Receipts representing 63.31 per cent of the issued share capital of the Company. The remaining issued share capital of the Company is held in the UK.

Enquiries:

Beowulf Mining plc
Kurt Budge, Chief Executive Officer Tel: +44 (0) 20 3771 6993
SP Angel(Nominated Adviser & Broker)
Ewan Leggat / Soltan Tagiev Tel: +44 (0) 20 3470 0470
Blytheweigh 
Tim Blythe / Megan Ray  Tel: +44 (0) 20 7138 3204

Cautionary Statement

Statements and assumptions made in this document with respect to the Company's current plans, estimates, strategies and beliefs, and other statements that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements about the future performance of Beowulf. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those using words such as "may", "might", "seeks", "expects", "anticipates", "estimates", "believes", "projects", "plans", strategy", "forecast" and similar expressions. These statements reflect management's expectations and assumptions in light of currently available information. They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to , (i) changes in the economic, regulatory and political environments in the countries where Beowulf operates; (ii) changes relating to the geological information available in respect of the various projects undertaken; (iii) Beowulf's continued ability to secure enough financing to carry on its operations as a going concern; (iv) the success of its potential joint ventures and alliances, if any; (v) metal prices, particularly as regards iron ore. In the light of the many risks and uncertainties surrounding any mineral project at an early stage of its development, the actual results could differ materially from those presented and forecast in this document. Beowulf assumes no unconditional obligation to immediately update any such statements and/or forecast.

BEOWULF MINING PLC

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT

FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 JUNE 2019

Notes (Unaudited) 3 months ended 30 June 2019£ (Unaudited) 3 months ended 30 June 2018£ (Unaudited)   6 months ended 30 June 2019£ (Unaudited)     6 months ended     30 June 2018£ (Audited) Year ended   31 Dec 2018£
Continuing operations 
Administrative expenses (184,165)  (195,994) (367,815)  (349,027) (598,391) 
Impairment of exploration costs -   - -   - (571,456)
Share based payment expense (26,565)  (48,981) (66,588)  (97,423) (196,460)
Share of loss of associates 6 (3,160) - (5,406)  - (19,880)
Operating Loss (213,890)  (244,975) (439,809)  (446,450) (1,386,187) 
Finance income 2,361  2,113 5,183 4,212 11,603 
Loss before and after taxation (211,529)  (242,862) (434,626)  (442,238) (1,374,584) 
Loss attributable to:
Owners of the parent (211,091)  (242,321) (434,147)  (441,654) (1,373,936)
Non-controlling interests (438)  (541) (479)  (584) (648)
(211,529)  (242,862) (434,626)  (442,238) (1,374,584) 
Loss per share attributable to the owners of the parent:
Basic and diluted (pence)                           3 (0.04) (0.04)  (0.08)  (0.08) (0.25)

BEOWULF MINING PLC

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO JUNE 2019

(Unaudited) 3 months ended June 2019£  (Unaudited) 3 months ended June 2018£  (Unaudited)6 months ended       30 June 2019£ (Unaudited)6 months ended30 June 2018£ (Audited)Year ended 31 December2018£
Loss for the period  (211,529) (242,862) (434,626)  (442,238) (1,374,584)
Other comprehensive income 
Items that may be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss: 
Exchange gains / (losses) arising on translation of foreign operations  214,878 (29,794) (314,936)  (458,994) (123,265)
Total comprehensive profit/(loss)  3,349 (272,656) (749,562)  (901,232) (1,497,849)
Profit/(loss) attributable to:
Owners of the parent 3,757 (272,103) (748,992) (900,498) (1,497,133)
Non-controlling interests (408) (553) (570) (734) (716)
3,349 (272,656) (749,562)  (901,232) (1,497,849)

BEOWULF MINING PLC

CONDENSED COMPANY STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 JUNE 2019

Notes (Unaudited) 3 months ended 30 June 2019£ (Unaudited) 3 months ended 30 June 2018£ (Unaudited)     6 months ended30 June 2019£ (Unaudited) 6 months ended     30 June 2018£ (Audited) Year ended   31 Dec 2018£
Continuing operations 
Administrative expenses (203,961)  (188,834)  (383,702)  (267,811)  (424,329) 
Share based payment expense (26,565)  (48,981)  (66,588)  (97,423)  (196,460) 
Operating Loss (230,526)  (237,815)  (450,290)  (365,234)  (620,789) 
Finance income 2,361  2,113  5,184  4,212  11,603 
Loss before and after taxation and total comprehensive loss (228,165)  (235,702)  (445,106)  (361,022)  (609,186) 
Loss per share attributable to the owners of the parent:
Basic and diluted (pence)                           3 (0.04)  (0.04)  (0.08)  (0.07)  (0.11) 

BEOWULF MINING PLC

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

AS AT 30 JUNE 2019

(Unaudited)As at30 June 2019£ (Unaudited)As at30 June 2018£ (Audited)As at 31 December 2018£
ASSETS Notes
Non-current assets
Intangible assets 5 8,373,971  8,215,593  8,285,547
Property, plant and equipment 27,884  23,260  16,083
Investment in associate 6 974,194  - 230,120
Loans and other financial assets 5,346 5,355  5,462
9,381,395 8,244,208  8,537,212
Current assets 
Trade and other receivables 92,430  80,999  62,956
Cash and cash equivalents 1,177,823  2,140,369  1,533,232
1,270,253 2,221,368  1,596,188
TOTAL ASSETS  10,651,648 10,465,576  10,133,400
EQUITY
Shareholders’ equity 
Share capital 4 5,886,392 5,663,072  5,663,072
Share premium 20,230,006 19,266,271  19,266,271
Merger Reserve 137,700 279,450  137,700
Capital contribution reserve 46,451 46,451  46,451
Share option reserve 679,053 513,428 612,465
Translation reserve (835,102) (855,904)  (520,257)
Accumulated losses (15,746,080) (14,521,401)  (15,311,933)
Total Equity 10,398,420  10,391,367  9,893,769
Non-controlling interests (161,157)  (160,605)  (160,587)
TOTAL EQUITY  10,237,263 10,230,762 9,733,182
LIABILITIES
Current liabilities
Trade and other payables 222,180  234,814 208,013
Grant income 192,205  - 192,205
TOTAL LIABILITIES  414,385 234,814 400,218
TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES  10,651,648 10,465,576 10,133,400

BEOWULF MINING PLC

CONDENSED COMPANY STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

AS AT 30 JUNE 2019

(Unaudited)As at30 June 2019£ (Unaudited)As at30 June 2018£ (Audited)As at 31 December 2018£
ASSETS
Non-current assets
Investments 1,482,988  482,988  732,988
Loans and other financial assets 8,641,405  9,509,372  8,222,217
10,124,393  9,992,360  8,955,205
Current assets 
Trade and other receivables 32,873  48,151  24,401
Cash and cash equivalents 1,110,884  2,060,890  1,470,087
1,143,757  2,109,041  1,494,488 
TOTAL ASSETS  11,268,150  12,101,401  10,449,693
EQUITY
Shareholders’ equity 
Share capital 5,886,392 5,663,072  5,663,072
Share premium 20,230,006 19,266,271  19,266,271
Merger Reserve 137,700 279,450  137,700
Capital contribution reserve 46,451 46,451  46,451
Share option reserve 679,053 513,428 612,465
Accumulated losses (15,980,535)  (13,745,516)  (15,535,429) 
TOTAL EQUITY  10,999,067 12,023,156 10,190,530
LIABILITIES
Current liabilities
Trade and other payables 76,878  78,245  66,958
Grant income 192,205  - 192,205
TOTAL LIABILITIES  269,083  78,245  259,163 
TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES  11,268,150  12,101,401  10,449,693 


BEOWULF MINING PLCCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY For the 6 months ended 30 June 2019          

Share capital Share premium Capital contribution reserve Share-based payment reserve Translation reserve Merger reserve Accumulated losses Total Non-controllinginterest Total equity
£ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £
At 1 January 2018 5,342,072 18,141,271 46,451 575,078 (397,060) 137,700 (14,079,747) 9,765,765 (159,871) 9,605,894
Loss for the period - - - - - - (441,654) (441,654) (584) (442,238)
Foreign exchange translation - - - - (458,844) - - (458,844) (150) (458,994)
Total comprehensive income - - - - (458,844) - (441,654) (900,498) (734) (901,232)
Transactions with owners
Issue of share capital 300,000 1,200,000 - - - - - 1,500,000 - 1,500,000
Costs associated with the issue of new shares - (75,000) - - - - - (75,000) - (75,000)
Equity-settled share-based payment transactions - - - 97,423 - - - 97,423 - 97,423
Acquisition of subsidiary 21,000 - - (159,073) - - 141,750 3,677 - 3,677
At 30 June 2018 (unaudited) 5,663,072 19,266,271 46,451 513,428 (855,904) 137,700 (14,370,651) 10,391,367 (160,605) 10,230,762
Loss for the period - - - - - - (932,282)  (932,282)  (64)  (932,346) 
Foreign exchange translation - - - - 335,647  - - 335,647  82  335,729 
Total comprehensive income - - - 335,647  -   (932,282)  (596,635)  18  (596,617) 
Transaction with owners
Equity-settled share-based payment transactions - - - 99,037  - - - 99,037  - 99,037 
At 31 December 2018 (audited) 5,663,072  19,266,271  46,451  612,465  (520,257)  137,700  (15,311,933)  9,893,769  (160,587)  9,733,182 
Loss for the period - - - - - - (434,147)  (434,147)  (479)  (434,626) 
Foreign exchange translation - - - - (314,845)  - - (314,845)  (91)  (314,936) 
Total comprehensive income -   -   -   -   (314,845)  -   (434,147)  (748,992)  (570)  (749,562) 
Transactions with owners
Issue of share capital 223,320  1,026,680  - - - - - 1,250,000  - 1,250,000 
Costs associated with the issue of new shares - (62,945)  - - - - - (62,945)  - (62,945) 
Equity-settled share-based payment transactions - - - 66,588  - - - 66,588  - 66,588 
At 30 June 2019 (unaudited) 5,886,392  20,230,006  46,451  679,053  (835,102)  137,700  (15,746,080)  10,398,420  (161,157)  10,237,263 


BEOWULF MINING PLCCONDENSED COMPANY STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY For the 6 months ended 30 June 2019          

Share capital Share premium Capital contribution reserve Share-based payment reserve Merger reserve Accumulated losses Total
£ £ £ £ £ £ £
At 1 January 2018 5,342,072  18,141,271  46,451  575,078  137,700  (14,906,137)  9,336,435 
Loss for the period - - - - - (361,022)  (361,022) 
Total comprehensive income - - - - - (361,022)  (361,022) 
Transactions with owners
Issue of share capital 300,000  1,200,000  - - - - 1,500,000 
Costs associated with the issue of new shares - (75,000)  - - - 141,750  66,750 
Equity-settled share-based payment transactions - - - 97,423  - - 97,423 
Acquisition of subsidiary 21,000  - - (159,073)  - - (138,073) 
At 30 June 2018 (unaudited) 5,663,072  19,266,271  46,451  513,428  137,700  (15,125,409)  10,501,513 
Loss for the period - - - - - (410,020)  (410,020) 
Total comprehensive income - - - - (410,020)  (410,020) 
Transaction with owners
Issue of share capital - - - - - - -
Equity-settled share-based payment transactions - - - 99,037  - - 99,037 
At 31 December 2018 (audited) 5,663,072  19,266,271  46,451  612,465  137,700  (15,535,429)  10,190,530 
Loss for the period - - - - - (445,106)  (445,106) 
Total comprehensive income - - - - - (445,106)  (445,106) 
Transactions with owners
Issue of share capital 223,320  1,026,680  - - - - 1,250,000 
Costs associated with the issue of new shares - (62,945)  - - - - (62,945) 
Equity-settled share-based payment transactions - - - 66,588  - - 66,588 
At 30 June 2019 (unaudited) 5,886,392  20,230,006  46,451  679,053  137,700  (15,980,535)  10,999,067 

BEOWULF MINING PLC

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

For the 6 months ended 30 June 2019

   (Unaudited)  (Unaudited) (Audited)
   6 months to  6 months to Year ended
   30 June 2019  30 June 2018 31 Dec 2018
 Note £  £ £
  
Cash flows from operating activities 
Loss before income tax  (434,626) (442,238) (1,374,584)
Depreciation charges  3,703 7,446 14,696
Equity-settled share-based transactions  66,588 97,423 196,460
Impairment of exploration costs - - 571,456
Finance income  (5,183) (4,212) (11,603)
Share of loss in associate 6 5,926 - 19,880
   (363,592)  (341,581) (583,695)
(Increase)/decrease in trade and other receivables (29,590) (16,509) 2,603
Increase/(decrease) in trade and other payables  15,694 (37,911) (72,740)
  
Net cash used in operating activities  (377,488)  (396,001) (653,832)
  
  
Cash flows from investing activities 
Purchase of intangible fixed assets   5 (402,829) (477,160) (778,495)
Purchase of property, plant and equipment  (15,318) (2,779) (2,515)
Disposal of fixed asset investments  2 3 13
Acquisition of further interest in associate (750,000)  - (250,000)
Grant receipt - - 192,205
Interest received  5,183 4,212 11,603
  
Net cash used in investing activities  (1,162,962) (475,724) (827,189)
  
  
Cash flows from financing activities 
Proceeds from issue of shares  1,250,000 1,500,000 1,500,000
Payment of share issue costs  (62,945) (75,000) (75,000)
  
Net cash from financing activities  1,187,055 1,425,000 1,425,000
  
  
(Decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents  (353,395) 553,275 (56,021)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period/year  1,533,232 1,589,897 1,589,897
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes  (2,014) (2,803) (644)
  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period/year 1,177,823 2,140,369 1,533,232

BEOWULF MINING PLC

CONDENSED COMPANY STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

For the 6 months ended 30 June 2019

   (Unaudited)  (Unaudited) (Audited)
   6 months to  6 months to Year ended
   30 June 2019  30 June 2018 31 Dec 2018
£  £ £
  
Cash flows from operating activities 
Loss before income tax  (445,106) (361,022) (609,186)
Equity-settled share-based transactions  66,588 97,423 196,460
Finance income (5,184) (4,212) (11,603)
   (383,702)  (267,811) (424,329)
(Increase)/decrease in trade and other receivables (8,472) (8,050) 15,700
Increase/(decrease) in trade and other payables  9,921 (45,035) (56,322)
  
Net cash used in operating activities  (382,253)  (320,896)  (464,951)
  
  
Cash flows from investing activities 
Loans to subsidiaries  (419,188) (555,747) (952,091)
Acquisition of further interest in associate (750,000)  - (250,000)
Grant receipt - - 192,205
Interest received  5,183 4,212 11,603
  
Net cash used in investing activities  (1,164,005) (551,535) (998,283)
  
  
Cash flows from financing activities 
Proceeds from issue of shares  1,250,000 1,500,000 1,500,000
Payment of share issue costs  (62,945) (75,000) (75,000)
  
Net cash from financing activities  1,187,055 1,425,000 1,425,000
  
  
(Decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents  (359,203) 552,569 (38,234)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period/year  1,470,087 1,508,321 1,508,321
  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period/year 1,110,884 2,060,890  1,470,087

NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL INFORMATION

For the 6 months ended 30 June 2019

1. Nature of Operations

Beowulf Mining plc (the “Company”) is domiciled in England and Wales. The Company's registered office is 201 Temple Chambers, 3-7 Temple Avenue, London, EC4Y 0DT. This consolidated financial information comprises the Company and its subsidiaries (collectively the ‘Group’ and individually ‘Group companies’). The Group is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and evaluation of natural resources assets and has not yet generated revenues.

2. Basis of preparation

The condensed consolidated financial information has been prepared on the basis of the recognition and measurement requirements of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by the European Union (EU) and implemented in the UK. The accounting policies, methods of computation and presentation used in the preparation of the interim financial information are the same as those used in the Group’s audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2018.

The impact of IFRS 16, adopted 1 January 2019, has no material effect on the Group at this stage of the Group’s operations.

The financial information in this statement does not constitute full statutory accounts within the meaning of Section 434 of the UK Companies Act 2006. The financial information for the quarter ended and six months ended 30 June 2019 is unaudited and has not been reviewed by the auditors. The financial information for the year ended 31 December 2018 has been derived from the Group’s audited financial statements for the year. The auditor’s report on the statutory financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2018 was unqualified and did not contain any statement under sections 498 (2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006. The audit report did contain a material uncertainty with respect of going concern, however following additional audit procedures and noting it as key audit matter, it was concluded the going concern basis was appropriate.

The financial statements are presented in GB Pounds Sterling. They are prepared on the historical cost basis or the fair value basis where the fair valuing of relevant assets and liabilities has been applied.

3. Group and Company loss per share

Basic loss per share is calculated by dividing the loss attributable to ordinary owners of the parent by the weighted average number of ordinary shares of 576,748,624 (30 June 2018: 542,819,409 and 31 December 2018: 554,716,045) outstanding during the period. There is no difference between the basic and diluted loss per share.

4. Called up share capital
(Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Audited)
30 June 2019 30 June 2018 31 Dec 2018
£ £ £
Allotted, issued and fully paid
Ordinary shares of 1p each 5,886,393 5,663,072 5,663,072

The number of shares in issue was as follows:

Number
of shares
Balance at 1 January 2018 534,207,254
Issued during the period 32,100,000
Balance at 30 June 2018 534,307,254
Issued during the period -
Balance at 31 December 2018 566,307,254
Issued during the period 22,332,016
Balance at 30 June 2019 588,639,270

5. Intangible Assets: Group

Exploration costs  As at 30 June2019  As at 30 June2018 As at 31 Dec2018
(Unaudited)  (Unaudited) (Audited) 
£  £ £ 
Cost 
At 1 January  8,285,547 8,191,232 8,191,232
Additions for the period 402,829 480,837 782,437
Foreign exchange movements (314,405) (456,476) (116,666)
Impairment - - (571,456)
8,373,971 8,215,593 8,285,547

The net book value of exploration costs is comprised of expenditure on the following projects:

As at          30 June                                   aaaaaaaa2019 As at 30 June 2018 As at 31 Dec 2018
(Unaudited) (Unaudited)  (Audited)
£ £  £
Project Country
Kallak Sweden  6,860,782 6,679,440  7,079,806 
Åtvidaberg Sweden 360,674 275,251 303,565 
Ågåsjiegge Sweden 16,389 12,985  17,121 
Sala Sweden 9,044 2,791  8,444 
Haapamäki Finland - 236,785 
Kolari1 Finland - 156,518 
Viistola Finland - 162,051
Pitkäjärvi Finland 1,027,739 671,430  817,986 
Joutsijärvi Finland 19,981 17,804 25,002 
Rääpysjärvi Finland 32,522 538 19,938 
Karhunmäki Finland 16,557 - 13,685
Merivaara Finland 4,871 - -
Polvela Finland 16,025 - -
Tammijärvi Finland 9,387 - -
8,373,971 8,215,593 8,285,547 

Total Group exploration costs of £8,373,971 are currently carried at cost in the financial statements. During the period, no impairment provision was recognised (30 June 2018: £Nil). 

Accounting estimates and judgements are continually evaluated and are based on a number of factors, including expectations of future events that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. Management are required to consider whether there are events or changes in circumstances that indicate that the carrying value of this asset may not be recoverable. 

The most significant risk currently facing the Group is that it does not receive an Exploitation Concession for Kallak. The Company originally applied for the Exploitation Concession in April 2013 and throughout 2017, and since the year-end, management have actively sought to progress the application, engaging with the various government bodies and other stakeholders. These activities are summarised above. 

Kallak is included in the condensed financial statements as at 30 June 2019 as an intangible exploration licence with a carrying value of £6,860,782. Management have considered the status of the application for the Exploitation Concession and in their judgement, they believe it is appropriate to be optimistic about the chances of being awarded the Exploitation Concession and thus have not impaired the project.

6. Investment in associate 

Carrying value of Associate
£ 
Vardar Minerals Limited
Balance 1 January 18
Initial investment   250,000
Share of loss in associate (19,880) 
Balance 31 December 18 230,120 
Share of loss in associate (5,406) 
Share of other comprehensive income (520)
Additional investment 750,000
Balance 30 June 2019 974,194

7. Availability of interim report

A copy of these results will be made available for inspection at the Company’s registered office during normal business hours on any weekday. The Company’s registered office is at 201 Temple Chambers, 3-7 Temple Avenue, London, EC4Y 0DT. A copy can also be downloaded from the Company’s website at www.beowulfmining.com. Beowulf Mining plc is registered in England and Wales with registered number 02330496.

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