Further to the company’s announcement on the Stock Exchange News Services (SENS) on 6 October 2022, Harmony has announced that its acquisition of the Eva Copper project is complete and payment will be concluded imminently.
The Foreign Investment Review Board in Australia notified Harmony on 13 December 2022 that it has no objections to the acquisition, while Copper Mountain Mining Corporation received bondholder approval under its senior secured bonds on 28 November 2022. These were the only conditions precedent required for completion of this acquisition.
Payment of the upfront US$170 million (circa R3 billion) using cash and available revolving credit facilities is being processed. Harmony remains comfortably within its debt covenants following the conclusion of this acquisition. For additional details regarding this acquisition, shareholders of Harmony are referred to the aforementioned SENS release dated 6 October 2022. Harmony’s Brisbane-based project team is currently undertaking a detailed review of the existing feasibility study. Contractors have been mobilised in support of this work. As part of the project review and optimisation process, which is expected to take up to 12 months, Harmony will determine the most effective way of executing the project and financing the capital requirements to bring the mine into production.