A sound investment

The Project presents an attractive opportunity to develop one of the highest grade known tin deposits in the world and to promote economic growth and stability in North Kivu. Alphamin believes that the development of the Project would be a catalyst for regional economic growth.

The International Tin Research Institute (ITRI) has forecast that there is likely to be a global shortfall of tin commencing in 2018. Future supply is uncertain as tin inventories are running low and economically viable tin reserves are being depleted. There are a limited number of active industrial scale tin mines outside of China and Indonesia and the majority of other new projects face significant technical, financing and other challenges, while obtaining the required permits to build a mine remain complex. As a result, tin mining companies should become of increasing interest to the owners of consumer brands and their manufacturers, which use tin in their products (laptops, mobile phones and cars). Consumer companies will need to secure supply.

The Bisie tin deposit is one of the largest and most significant tin deposits in the world – thus making sense to explore the prospect and in future mine the tin at Bisie. Bisie is expected to produce approximately 9 000 tonnes of low-cost, conflict-free tin in concentrate per annum for 12.5 years. First production of tin in concentrate is anticipated in the fourth quarter of 2018 (Q4 of 2018).

Alphamin intends to develop Bisie at a projected pre-production capital cost of US$151.4 million and to raise debt and/or equity during 2016/2017 to develop the Project and provide working capital during the ramp-up phase. Alphamin’s future expansion is expected to be internally funded with operational cash flows. Alphamin is expected to deliver a significant return to investors through the full range of expected tin prices. Under the Feasibility Study the net present value (NPV) of the investment in Bisie amounts to US$402.2 million and the internal rate of return (IRR) will be 49.1%. The updated Feasibility Study, is based on US$17 300 per tonne tin price.

Investors’ snapshot view of Alphamin

  • Alphamin has the highest grade resource amongst all developing tin producers with significant potential to increase this resource
  • The tin market has strongly positive fundamentals with a current, and expected future, supply deficit
  • Alphamin will be a low-cost producer of conflict-free tin
  • Annual production of 9 000 tonnes tin in concentrate is planned
  • Alphamin has a relatively low capex to production ratio to finance the construction of its operations, which is targeted for 2018
  • Alphamin’s future expansion is expected to be internally funded with operational cash flows
  • Alphamin has a supportive international anchor shareholder Denham Capital, with significant resources at its disposal
  • Denham Capital, through its African mining-focused subsidiary Tremont Master Holdings Limited, holds 44% of Alphamin. Denham Capital is a leading energy and resources global private equity firm with over US$8.4 billion of invested and committed capital in the metals and mining, oil and gas, and power sectors. Alphamin in turn owns 80.75% of ABM
  • The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) holds 14.25% in ABM, the in-country operating unit
  • The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (GDRC) has a non-dilutive 5% share in ABM
  • Alphamin has five current Exploration Permits in North Kivu in the DRC
  • Alphamin has a highly experienced management team with a positive track record of developing and operating mines in the DRC
  • Alphamin has strong international political and diplomatic support
  • Alphamin Resources Corporation (Alphamin) is a company incorporated in Canada and listed on the TSX Venture Exchange)
  • Alphamin will develop a world class, safe and profitable tin mining operation in North Kivu, delivering results for the benefit of all stakeholders and which enjoys the support of the communities within the Walikale Territory, the provincial government of North Kivu and the GDRC alike
  • Local community support will be enhanced through the Lowa Alliance, a not-for-profit foundation that will drive comprehensive and ongoing economic and social development which will be funded by ABM and donations
  • Alphamin’s investment, supported by socially responsible investors, is in line with global efforts to assure supply chain transparency of conflict minerals and the Great Lakes regional initiatives to assure conflict-free certification linked to government reforms, such as those initiated by the DRC and Rwanda
  • The catalytic nature of Alphamin’s investment in the post-conflict region of eastern DRC would have synergies with and optimise the humanitarian, stabilisation and development funding and initiatives of the GDRC and multiple donors (including the World Bank, European Union, United States Agency for International Development and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development)
  • The operation will deliver on the commitment to develop the first large commercial tin mine in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo that will produce conflict-free tin concentrate, while promoting community development, safety, health and environmentally sound practices

Please find here the complete corporate presentation on the Alphamin Bisie Tin Project:

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Please find the updated FED and CBE announcement as of 6 February 2017

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