DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS
Papua Mining is the ultimate holding company of a group of companies which hold mineral exploration licences in Papua New Guinea and Australia. The Group’s strategy is to explore for and, where the Directors believe that it is commercially feasible, develop deposits of gold and/or copper within Australia and PNG. It is the Group’s intention to conduct its activities in a professional and responsible manner, for the benefit of the Company’s shareholders, its employees and the national and local communities within which it operates.
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DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Michael Fitzroy Somerset-Leeke (Non-Executive Chairman)
David Price (Chief Executive Officer)
Hugh Martin McCullough (Non Executive Director)
Kieran Harrington (Non-Executive Director
The Board of Directors is committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance and is accountable to the shareholders for the proper corporate governance of the group. The UK Corporate Governance Code does not apply to AIM companies, and Papua Mining plc instead follows the principles of corporate governance set out in the QCA Guidelines. Papua Mining plc operates within the mining sector in an effective and efficient way, with integrity and due regard for the interests of shareholders, and applies principles of general governance applicable to the size and stage of development of the Group.
– Audit Committee
The Audit Committee ensures the operation of good financial practices throughout the Group, ensures that controls are in place to protect the assets of the Group, reviews the integrity of financial information, reviews the interim and annual financial statements and reviews all aspects of the audit programme. The audit committee meets not less than twice in each financial year and has unrestricted access to the Group’s external auditors.
The Audit Committee is chaired by Mr. Michael Somerset-Leeke and also comprises Mr. Hugh McCullough.
– Remuneration Committee
The Remuneration Committee is responsible for establishing a formal and transparent procedure for developing policy on executive remuneration and for setting the remuneration packages of individual Executive Directors, and will meet at least twice per annum. The remuneration committee also makes recommendations to the Board on proposals for the granting of share options and other equity incentives pursuant to any employee share option scheme or equity incentive plans in operation from time to time. The remuneration committee meets at least twice a year and as and when necessary. In exercising this role, the Directors shall have regard to the recommendations put forward in the Quoted Company Alliance Guidelines and, where appropriate, the Corporate Governance Code Guidelines.
The Remuneration Committee is chaired by Mr. Michael Somerset-Leeke and also comprises Mr Hugh McCullough.
COUNTRY OF INCORPORATION
MAIN COUNTRY OF OPERATION
Australia and Papua New Guinea
The Group holds mineral exploration licences in Australia and Papua New Guinea
The company’s Articles of Association, Certificate of Incorporation and Trading Certificate can be downloaded from here:
Number in issue at 08 January 2018: 343,342,293 ordinary shares of £0.001 each
Percentage of ordinary shares not in public hands at 08 January 2018: 50.30%
Identity and percentage holdings of significant shareholders at 13 April 2018:
|Michael Somerset-Leeke *||14.90%|
|Paul & Michelle Johnson (Value Generation)||7.02%|
|Salida Capital (Europe) Limited||4.34%|
|Blue Lake Resources Pty Limited||4.08%|
|David W Price *||3.96%|
|A&H Advisory Pty Limited||3.79%|
|South Pacific Mining Holdings Limited||3.32%|
* Directors of PML
There are no restrictions on the transfer of the Company’s AIM Securities. The Company has not applied for or agreed to have any of its securities admitted to or traded on any exchange or trading platform other than AIM.
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Since Papua Mining plc is incorporated in England and Wales, the Company is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.
The annual accounts published pursuant to Rule 19 since Admission and the half yearly accounts published since the last published annual accounts pursuant to Rule 18, are to be found on the Company Reports page of the Company website.
Details of the company Nomad and other key advisers are as follows:
Nominated Adviser and Broker
Cenkos Securities plc, 66 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EL
6.7.8 Tokenhouse Yard, London EC2R 7AS
Solicitors to the Company as to English law
Fladgate LLP, 16 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5DG
Solicitors to the Company as to Papua New Guinea Law
Niugini Legal Practice, Units 204, 205, 206, Level 2, Pacific View Apartments Pruth Street, 2 Mile Hill, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea
Computershare Investor Services plc, The Pavilions, Bridgwater Road, Bristol BS99 6ZZ
CSA Global Pty Limited, 3 Ord Street, West Perth, Australia WA 6005
27/28 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8DH
Cargil Management Services Limited
27/28 Eastcastle Street. London W1W 8DH