Strategic update â Global Development Opportunities
Jubilee Metals Group Plc
Registration number (4459850)
Altx share code: JBL
AIM share code: JLP
(âJubileeâ or the âCompanyâ or the âGroupâ)
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Strategic update â Global Development Opportunities
Jubilee Metals Group PLC (AIM: JLP/Altx: JBL), a diversified metals processing business with operations
in Africa, is pleased to update shareholders on its plans for the roll-out of its global metals processing
strategy going into 2022. In developing this global strategy, Jubilee will seek to leverage the unique
intellectual capital it has developed over 10 years and from which it has created two successful metal
recovery businesses in South Africa (chrome & PGMs) and Zambia (copper) respectively.
Jubilee believes its proven ability to process ore from multiple sources through a single, centralised
processing unit, while at the same time cleaning up historical environmental mine tailings liabilities to
the benefit of all stakeholders, will both create opportunities and give Jubilee a competitive advantage
as it pursues further international opportunities.
Jubilee recently announced a year of significant growth with audited annual results to 31 June 2021
showing revenues increasing by 143% to Â£133 million, attributable operational earnings growth of
183% to Â£71 million and adjusted profit before tax up 324% to Â£52 million. This growth was achieved
following a period of exceptional operational developments in South Africa, and crucially in the newer
jurisdiction in Zambia. Growth was achieved in all of the Companyâs core business units; PGMs and
Chrome and Copper with maiden earnings generated from Jubileeâs new Zambian Copper portfolio.
During this period, Jubilee entered a phase of new build, extended existing facilities and executed a
number of targeted transactions and investments to not only underpin growth, but which also offer
the opportunity for further growth.
Jubileeâs leading metal processing expertise can be deployed in multiple jurisdictions, and it has always
been a major part of the Companyâs strategy to grow internationally. The recent success of the
Zambian strategy demonstrates how, in a relatively short period of time compared with mining
projects, Jubilee can establish itself as a dominant player in country, broadening its commodity
exposure, achieving early revenues and setting itself up for significant operational and financial
growth long into the future. Outside of Africa, the Company is already working with Caerus Mineral
Resources to research and test dumps in Cyprus, left by many mining operations over many years.
Increasingly, Jubilee is receiving approaches to work on new projects across continents and it is now
appropriate timing to look to broaden the Companyâs focus in an organised, strategic, but aggressive
way, with the global roll-out of the Companyâs brand, âThe Jubilee Wayâ, a method of operation in the
tailings space unique to Jubilee.
The international opportunities available to Jubilee are vast and the Board of Directors intends to
create and allocate significant resource during 2022 to the global roll-out strategy, while also
recognising the requirements to materially broaden current in-house and board-level expertise. A
standalone business unit will be created in the New Year comprising a number of key management
team members to identify and procure the best opportunities in the global arena, whilst maintaining
the fundamental approach of risk management. This new business unit will combine and integrate the
technical, commercial and country risks and commodity fundamentals and will develop an overall five-
year strategy for growth. Going forward, Jubilee intends to maintain centralised control over finance
and business development, with a decentralised approach to country management.
As the detailed strategy is developed, further announcements will be made during the first half of
Leon Coetzer, CEO, said: âJubilee has built a leading position in the metals processing world and it is
with great excitement that we launch our global growth strategy. It is not often that one finds oneself
in a unique space, positioned to make a difference on a global scale. We have made significant progress
over recent months at both our South African and Zambian operations, as well as outside the African
continent, with the collaboration with Cyprus based Caerus Mineral Resources, and now feels the
opportune moment to formally implement a global roll-out strategy.
âTo do this we will look to expand the team we have in place, bringing together an executive and non-
executive team that will really drive the international strategy with their experience and contacts. The
Jubilee board has been fundamental to date to our success, and we will consider carefully its
development going into the first half of 2022. The âJubilee Wayâ is the product of a highly capable team,
and I will maintain all of the principals developed to ensure that the next phase of our growth is
accelerated in a positive, green and well governed manner.â
Colin Bird, Non-executive Chairperson, said: âThe development of Jubilee over recent years has been
an exciting period for all of us concerned, from the formation of the business to its exceptional growth
to reach our current, very strong, financial and operational position. During this period, the worldâs
views on environmental issues have accelerated and transformed and it will no longer accept anything
but the highest standards towards the creation of a greener planet.
âJubilee is now well positioned to expand internationally, and to do so must further tailor the structure
and knowledge base of the business. It is critical that we have individuals in place with the specific
capability, values, and experience to move the Company forward. I personally recognise in reaching
this point that it is appropriate that I move on to allow a new Chairperson to steer the Company in the
next phase of its evolution. The dedication, energy and skills I have applied, and continue to apply, are
more appropriate to companies which are at an earlier stage of their development, and I look forward
to continuing my endeavours in that arena. I therefore have committed to assist the Board to find a
replacement over the next 6 months and to assist in overall succession planning. We look forward to
providing details of our global roll-out strategy and board developments over the coming weeks and
months. Onwards and upwards.â
17 December 2021
For further information visit www.jubileemetalsgroup.com, follow Jubilee on Twitter
(@Jubilee_Metals) or contact:
Jubilee Metals Group PLC
Colin Bird/Leon Coetzer
Tel +44 (0) 20 7584 2155 / Tel +27 (0) 11 465 1913
Nominated Adviser â SPARK Advisory Partners Limited
Andrew Emmott/James Keeshan
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3368 3555
Broker â Shard Capital Partners LLP
Damon Heath/Erik Woolgar
Tel +44 (0) 20 7186 9900
Joint Broker â WHIreland
Harry Ansell/Katy Mitchell
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7220 1670/+44 (0) 113 394 6618
JSE Sponsor â Questco Corporate Advisory Proprietary Limited
Tel: +27 (11) 011 9212
PR & IR Adviser â Tavistock
Jos Simson/ Gareth Tredway/Charles Vivian
Tel: +44 (0) 207 920 3150
Jubilee Metals Group is a diversified metal recovery business with a world-class portfolio of projects
in South Africa and Zambia. We create value for all stakeholders through the transformation of mining
liabilities into profitable assets in a manner that addresses miningâs historical footprint and improves
the quality of life for surrounding communities. Our distinguishing value proposition is our net positive
impact on all stakeholders and the environment.
Our business model focuses on the retreatment and metals recovery from mine tailings, waste, slag,
slurry and other secondary materials generated from mining operations. In effect, while extracting
maximum financial returns, we responsibly rehabilitate environments scarred by the surface footprint
of historical mining operations and solving air and water pollution issues associated with those
The Companyâs expanding multi-project portfolio provides exposure to a broad commodity basket
including Platinum Group Metals (âPGMsâ), chrome, lead, zinc, vanadium, copper and cobalt.
Jubilee is listed on the London Stock Exchangeâs AIM (ticker: JLP) and the Johannesburg Stock
Exchange (ticker: JB).
Date: 17-12-2021 07:05:00
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