Amsterdam, 25 September 2015 (Regulated Information) — AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (“AMG”) is pleased to announce that it has secured $9.4 million of project financing from DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft, a subsidiary of KfW, for the Ancuabe Mine project in the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique.
The commitment for the countries of sub-Saharan Africa is one of the strategic focuses of DEG, just as accompanying German companies in future markets. The investment generates currency earnings for Mozambique and creates up to 100 jobs in a poor rural area of the country.
AMG will restart mining operations in the second quarter of 2016, with an initial projected annual production of 6,000 metric tons. Once operational, AMG’s GK Ancuabe Graphite Mine S.A. operation will be the first and currently sole graphite producer in the Ancuabe area of Mozambique.
AMG’s Mozambique assets include permitted mining concession 4C which encompasses the functional graphite producing plant at Ancuabe and exploration license 3659L at Nipacue, where a graphite deposit with a JORC compliant mineral resource estimate of 900,000 metric tons has been developed over the last 2 years.
AMG and Triton Minerals Limited (Triton) are cooperating to explore properties adjacent to AMG’s Ancuabe Mine. For the avoidance of doubt, Triton’s exploration activities are not connected to AMG’s Graphite operations or resources at the Ancuabe Mine site.
AMG is a global critical materials company at the forefront of CO2 reduction trends. AMG produces highly engineered specialty metals and mineral products and provides related vacuum furnace systems and services to the transportation, infrastructure, energy, and specialty metals & chemicals end markets.
AMG Critical Materials produces aluminum master alloys and powders, titanium alloys and coatings, ferrovanadium, natural graphite, chromium metal, antimony, tantalum, niobium and silicon metal. AMG Engineering designs, engineers, and produces advanced vacuum furnace systems and operates vacuum heat treatment facilities, primarily for the transportation and energy industries.
With approximately 3,000 employees, AMG operates globally with production facilities in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Czech Republic, the United States, China, Mexico, Brazil and Sri Lanka, and has sales and customer service offices in Russia and Japan (www.amg-nv.com).
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AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V.
Steve Daniels +1 610 293 5804
Vice President of Investor Relations
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