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RNS Number : 4474F

Greatland Gold PLC

21 March 2022

The following amendments have been made to the 'Interim Results' announcement released on 21 March 2022 at 07:00 under RNS No 4131F.

The formatting of the first row of each financial table has been amended to ensure that it is legible.

All other details remain unchanged.

21 March 2022

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Greatland Gold plc

("Greatland" or "the Company")

Interim Results

Greatland Gold plc (AIM:GGP), a mining development and exploration company with a focus on precious and base metals, is pleased to announce its interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2021.

Operational highlights

The Company made significant progress in the first six months of the financial year:

Havieron

-- The Stage 1 Pre-Feasibility Study ("PFS") on the South-East Crescent of the Havieron deposit was released on 12 October 2021

-- PFS revealed the tip of the Havieron iceberg with a fraction of the initial resource supporting the total capex of the project, justifying a fast start approach to early cashflow generation and reinvesting back into Havieron development and infrastructure.

-- In addition, Havieron completed a total of 219,561m of drilling from 266 holes, with all the latest completed holes continuing to intersect mineralisation, and 19 reporting significant mineralisation.

-- Post period on 3 March 2022, announced an updated mineral resource that substantially increased Havieron Resource and Reserve

Juri Joint Venture ("Juri JV")

-- Juri JV maiden drilling programme was completed on the Paterson Range East and Black Hills tenements

-- Comprised nine holes for 4,958m testing six targets

-- Gold assays found mineralisation at the Saddle Reefs target within Black Hills and first gold identified at the Goliath Prospect

-- Advanced to Stage 2 to expand the exploration programme at the Juri JV

Further exploration in the Paterson region

-- Drilling multiple new targets within the Scallywag licence, following analysis of results of an airborne Electromagnetic survey conducted last year and further geological interpretation of regional aeromagnetic and gravity datasets

-- Other exploration analysis and detailed target identification on Greatland's other 100% owned tenements

-- On 16 September 2021 acquired the 100% owned Pascalle tenement, the 100% owned Taunton tenement and two tenement applications for exploration licences in the Paterson Province of Western Australia for a consideration of cash and shares.

Corporate and financial highlights

-- In November 2021, the Company issued 82,000,000 new ordinary shares at an issue price of GBP0.145 per share for a total consideration of GBP11,195,067, net of costs.

-- Expanded the management team and Board of Directors with the following appointments:

-- Christopher Toon as Chief Financial Officer on 8 July 2021

-- Otto Richter as Group Mining Engineer on 11 August 2021

-- Paul Hallam as a Non-Executive Director, effective 1 September 2021

Shaun Day, Chief Executive Officer of Greatland Gold plc, commented:

"We are very pleased with the strides we have taken in the first six months of the year as we continued to deliver outstanding progress at Havieron, ensured the Company remained well capitalised to accelerate exploration activities and built up of the breadth and capability of the Greatland management team and Board.

At Havieron, our joint venture with Newcrest released the Stage 1 Pre-Feasibility Study. The study revealed that a segment of the initial resource covers the total capex of the project, supporting Greatland's belief that the profile of Havieron makes it a globally unique opportunity for bringing a low risk, low capex tier-one gold-copper mine into production. In addition, the rapid development and growth potential at Havieron was demonstrated by the recently released mineral resource and reserve update which, in only 10 months of further drilling, added more than 50% in total gold content.

Looking ahead, 2022 is set to be an exciting and busy time for Greatland with the extensive growth drilling campaign continuing at Havieron and a Feasibility Study due by the December 2022 quarter. We are also preparing for the upcoming launch of the 2022 exploration programme at the Juri JV building upon the results from the initial campaign and focusing on drilling several high-priority targets, along with ramping up exploration activities across our 100% owned targets. Greatland is in a strong operational position with an experienced team to execute our growth plans to increase shareholder value and build a company of significant scale."

Operational review

HAVIERON PROJECT - HAVIERON JOINT VENTURE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA (GREATLAND: 30%)

The Havieron Project ("Havieron" or "Project") is currently in development under a Joint Venture with Newcrest Mining Limited ("Newcrest"), Australia's largest gold producer. Havieron is located just 45km from Newcrest's Telfer mine. This allows Havieron to leverage Telfer's existing infrastructure and processing plant to significantly reduce the project's capital expenditure and carbon impact for a low cost pathway to development under an ore tolling arrangement.

Havieron was discovered by Greatland in 2018 and has become established as one of the most exciting long life gold-copper deposits in development worldwide. It provides Greatland with a strategic position in the Paterson Province of Western Australia, one of the leading frontiers for the discovery of tier-one gold-copper deposits. Newcrest assumed management of the Joint Venture in May 2019 and has since been undertaking the ore body definition and technical studies required to support regulatory approvals and investment decisions for a staged development plan.

The Stage 1 Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) on the South-East Crescent of the Havieron deposit was released on 12 October 2021. The study outcome was positive, showing that a fraction of the initial resource supported the total capital of the project, justifying a fast start approach to early cashflow generation and reinvesting back into Havieron development and infrastructure. This supports the Company's belief that the profile of Havieron makes it a globally unique opportunity for bringing a low risk, low capital tier-one gold-copper mine into production.

On 9 December 2021, the Company announced the joint venture had completed a total of 219,561m of drilling from 266 holes, with all the latest completed holes continuing to intersect mineralisation, and 19 reporting significant mineralisation. Key updates to the development and exploration of Havieron during the period were as follows:

-- 24 new drill holes, including 20 holes from the Infill Drilling programme and 4 from the Growth Drilling programme.

-- Significant mineralisation was reported in 19 of the new holes.

-- A further 10 drill holes have been completed and are awaiting assay.

-- Infill drilling within the South Eastern Crescent Zone Inferred Mineral Resource supports the modelled grade and thickness within the South East Crescent Zone Mineral Resource.

-- Growth drilling continued to show potential for resource additions outside the existing Inferred Mineral Resource, including a mineralised zone 100m below and 100m to the north-west of prior grade holes.

-- Drilling to test geophysical targets outside of the known Havieron system commenced at Havieron North, and Zipa.

-- All drilling is now focused on growth programs to continue into 2022 with 6 drill rigs operational.

-- Construction activities are progressing well with exploration decline advanced 245 metres.

-- Planning commenced for the first ventilation shaft.

In December 2021, Newcrest issued a notice to the Company to begin the process under the Joint Venture Agreement ("JVA") to exercise the option to acquire an additional 5% interest in the Havieron Joint Venture from Greatland at fair market value, as determined under the JVA principles. Under the JVA, if the option exercise price cannot be agreed, each party is thereafter required to notify the other of its assessment of fair market value. If both parties' assessments are within 10% of each other, the option exercise price will be the average of those assessments. If both parties' assessments are not within 10% of each other, the parties will proceed to independent expert valuer determination, with the expert being required to determine which of the fair market values nominated by the parties is to be the option exercise price.

Subsequent to the period end, on 2 March 2022 both parties agreed to some minor modifications to the option process which included increasing the valuation range noted above from 10% to 20%.

Following agreement or determination of the option exercise price, Newcrest has 30 business days to exercise its option to acquire the additional 5% interest. Proceeds from the exercise will first be used to repay the outstanding balance under the existing Newcrest loan facility.

As at the date of this report, both parties continue to have discussions regarding the acquisition of the additional 5% interest in the Havieron Joint Venture.

As outlined in previous announcements, most recently on 9 December 2021, following delivery of a Pre-Feasibility Study and meeting the relevant expenditure commitment, Newcrest is entitled (on the terms of the JVA) to an additional 10% joint venture interest, and exercising this entitlement will result in an overall joint venture interest of 70% Newcrest (30% Greatland). If the option referred to above is exercised, Newcrest will be entitled to an overall joint venture interest of 75% (Greatland 25%).

In addition, on 3 March 2022 Greatland announced a Havieron Mineral Resource update. This increased the Mineral Resource, including Ore Reserves, to 5.5 million oz Au and 218kt Cu or 6.5M oz AuEq, an increase of 2.1 million oz Au Eq since the last Mineral Resource update. Probable Ore Reserves now stand at 2.4 million oz Au and 109kt Cu or 2.9M oz AuEq compared to the 1.7 million oz AuEq in the Initial Ore Reserve estimation. In addition to the Mineral Resources within the Havieron Breccia complex, growth drilling has now defined an initial Mineral Resource within the separate Eastern Breccia complex. This is the first Mineral Resource in a mineralised system outside the Havieron Breccia system and remains open at depth and to the south. This Eastern Breccia Mineral Resource does not capture the recent high grade intercepts to its south, which is of similar grade to the South East Crescent Zone. The updated Mineral Resource incorporated an additional 10 months of consistently impressive drilling results since the February 2021 drilling cut off used for the last Mineral Resource update.

100% OWNED PROJECTS

Greatland has multiple 100% owned projects across Australia:

-- Scallywag project - Adjacent to the Havieron mining lease, containing a further 20km of strike of Yeneena Group metasediments located directly to the north-west of Havieron.

-- The Rudall and Canning projects - Applications expand Greatland's landholding in the Paterson region by over 46% to 564 square kilometres. Both licences are considered to be prospective for Havieron style gold-copper mineralisation and fit Greatland's strategy to increase its exposure to the discovery of new tier-1 gold-copper deposits.

-- The Ernest Giles project - Located in central Western Australia, covering an area of approximately 1950 square kilometres with around 180km of strike of rocks prospective for gold. The eastern Yilgarn Craton is one of the most highly mineralised areas in Western Australia and is considered prospective for large gold deposits.

-- The Panorama project - Consisting of three adjoining exploration licences, covering 157 square kilometres, located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, in an area considered to be highly prospective for gold and cobalt.

-- The Bromus project - Located 25 kilometres south-west of Norseman in the southern Yilgarn region of Western Australia. It consists of two licences, covering 87 square kilometres of under-explored greenstone and intrusive granites of the Archean Yilgarn Block at the southern end of the Kalgoorlie-Norseman belt.

-- The Firetower project - Located in central north Tasmania, Australia and covers an area of 62 square kilometres

-- The Warrentinna project - Located 60 kilometres north-east of Launceston in north-eastern Tasmania and covers an area of 37 square kilometres with 15 kilometres of strike prospective for gold.

Exploration and evaluation expenditure activity during the period comprised of expenditure on the Group's projects, which during the period predominately focussed on the following:

a) Drilling multiple new targets within the Scallywag licence, following analysis of results of an airborne Electromagnetic survey conducted last year and further geological interpretation of regional aeromagnetic and gravity datasets; and

b) Other exploration analysis and detailed target identification on Greatland's other 100% owned tenements.

Further details of the exploration projects can be found on Company's website www.greatlandgold.com .

In addition, on 16 September 2021 Greatland entered into an agreement with Province Resources Limited (ASX:PRL) to acquire the 100% owned Pascalle tenement, the 100% owned Taunton tenement and two tenement applications for exploration licences in the Paterson Province of Western Australia for a consideration of cash and shares.

The Pascalle tenement is proximal to world class gold-copper deposits with Havieron 20km to the East and Newcrest's Telfer Mine 14km to the West. All areas contain multiple magnetic and other geophysical anomalies identified to date and which are untested by drilling.

This is the Group's first licence acquisition since Havieron and adds over 1,000km(2) of exploration ground in the Paterson region expanding Greatland's strategic footprint in one of the most prospective exploration areas for gold-copper deposits in Australia.

The purchase agreement was as follows:

-- Greatland acquired the right, title and interest in the Pascalle tenement from PRL for a consideration of A$50,000, free of any encumbrance; and

-- PRL is the sole applicant of the applications for exploration licences E45/5754 and E45/5755 (PRL Applications) and is the 100% owner of Taunton tenement. Greatland will pay a consideration of A$100,000 plus A$200,000 in cash or A$200,000 in fully paid ordinary shares in the capital of Greatland in respect to the withdrawal of the PRL Applications and sale and purchase of the Taunton tenement, and if necessary, the sale and purchase of the licences created if the PRL Applications are granted.

Settlement of the Pascalle tenement was finalised in December 2021 resulting in acquisition costs of GBP26,880 capitalised as an exploration and evaluation asset during the six months ended 31 December 2021.

JURI JOINT VENTURE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA (GREATLAND: 49%)

The Juri Joint Venture consists of two exploration licences in the prospective Paterson region, Black Hills and Paterson Range East, under a Joint Venture with Newcrest. Newcrest has the right to earn up to 75% interest by spending up to A$20m in total as part of a two-stage farm-in over five years.

On 19 October 2021, Newcrest advanced to Staged 2 and earned an additional 26% interest, resulting in Greatland's working interest reducing from 75% to 49%. Greatland has currently continued in the role of Manager for the Juri Joint Venture.

Key components of the Juri Joint Venture exploration activities during the period were:

-- First phase of the drilling programme was completed on the Paterson Range East and Black Hills tenements, which comprised nine holes for 4,958m testing six targets.

-- All assay results received for the first phase.

-- Mineralisation found at Black Hills hole DHB003.

-- Ground Electromagnetic survey completed identifying several promising EM conductor targets for 2022 drilling programme.

CORPORATE

Equity raising

In November 2021, the Company issued 82,000,000 new ordinary shares at an issue price of GBP0.145 per share for a total consideration of GBP11,195,067, net of costs.

Exchange losses

The Group has recognised a foreign exchange loss of GBP581,303 in the income statement as a result of the US$27,188,755 million loan held by the Australian subsidiary with Newcrest Operations Limited in respect of the Havieron Joint Venture. The functional currency of the Australian subsidiary is Australian dollars while the loan is denominated in US dollars. The unrealised foreign exchange loss was incurred as result of the movements of the Australian dollar against the US dollar during the period.

On consolidation, these balances are retranslated to sterling (GBP) presentation currency.

People

On 8 July 2021 the Company announced the appointment of Christopher Toon as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, in a non-Board role with effect from 12 July 2021.

On 11 August 2021 the Company announced the appointment of Otto Richter as Group Mining Engineer with effect from 16 August 2021.

On 25 August 2021 the Company announced the appointment of Paul Hallam as a Non-Executive Director to the board, effective 1 September 2021.

Dividends

The Board of Directors do not recommend the payment of a dividend (2020: Nil).

Significant events after the balance date

In December 2021, Newcrest issued a notice to the Company to begin the process under the JVA to exercise the option to acquire an additional 5% interest in the Havieron Joint Venture from Greatland at fair market value, as determined under the JVA principles. Under the JVA, if the option exercise price cannot be agreed, each party is thereafter required to notify the other of its assessment of fair market value. If both parties' assessments are within 10% of each other, the option exercise price will be the average of those assessments. If both parties' assessments are not within 10% of each other, the parties will proceed to independent expert valuer determination, with the expert being required to determine which of the fair market values nominated by the parties is to be the option exercise price.

Subsequent to the period end, on 2 March 2022 both parties agreed to some minor modifications to the option process which included increasing the valuation range noted above from 10% to 20%.

Following agreement or determination of the option exercise price, Newcrest has 30 business days to exercise its option to acquire the additional 5% interest. Proceeds from the exercise will first be used to repay the outstanding balance under the existing Newcrest loan facility.

As at the date of this report, both parties continue to have discussions regarding the acquisition of the additional 5% interest in the Havieron Joint Venture.

SAFETY PERFORMANCE

The Group's aim is to achieve and maintain a high standard of workplace safety. In order to achieve this objective, the Group provides training and support to employees and sets demanding standards for workplace safety.

Enquiries:

 
 Greatland Gold PLC                                 +44 (0)20 3709 4900 
  Shaun Day                                          info@greatlandgold.com 
                                                     www.greatlandgold.com 
 
 SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (Nominated 
  Adviser) 
  Andrew Emmott/James Keeshan                       +44 (0)20 3368 3550 
 
 Berenberg (Joint Corporate Broker and Financial 
  Adviser) 
  Matthew Armitt/ Varun Talwar /Detlir Elezi        +44 (0)20 3207 7800 
 
 Canaccord Genuity (Joint Corporate Broker 
  and Financial Adviser) 
  James Asensio/Patrick Dolaghan                    +44 (0)20 7523 8000 
 
 Hannam & Partners (Joint Corporate Broker 
  and Financial Adviser) 
  Andrew Chubb/Matt Hasson/Jay Ashfield             +44 (0)20 7907 8500 
 
 SI Capital Limited (Joint Broker) 
  Nick Emerson/Alan Gunn                            +44 (0)14 8341 3500 
 
 Luther Pendragon (Media and Investor Relations) 
  Harry Chathli/Alexis Gore                         +44 (0)20 7618 9100 
 

Notes for Editors:

Greatland Gold plc (AIM:GGP) is a mining development and exploration company with a focus on precious and base metals . The Company's flagship asset is the world-class Havieron gold-copper deposit in the Paterson region of Western Australia, discovered by Greatland and presently under development in Joint Venture with Newcrest Mining Ltd.

Havieron is located approximately 45km east of Newcrest's Telfer gold mine and, subject to positive decision to mine, will leverage the existing infrastructure and processing plant to significantly reduce the project's capital expenditure and carbon impact for a low-cost pathway to development. An extensive growth drilling programme is presently underway at Havieron with a maiden Pre-Feasibility Study released on the South-East Crescent on 12 October 2021. Construction of the box cut and decline to develop the Havieron deposit commenced in February 2021.

Greatland has a proven track record of discovery and exploration success. It is pursuing the next generation of tier-one mineral deposits by applying advanced exploration techniques in under-explored regions. The Company is focused on safe, low-risk jurisdictions and is strategically positioned in the highly prospective Paterson region. Greatland has a total six projects across Australia with a focus on becoming a multi-commodity mining company of significant scale.

Condensed Consolidated statement of comprehensive income

for the six months ended 31 December 2021

 
                                                                                   Six months ended   Six months ended 
                                                                            Note        31 Dec 2021        31 Dec 2020 
                                                                                                GBP                GBP 
------------------------------------------------------------------------  ------  -----------------  ----------------- 
 Continuing operations 
 Revenue                                                                                          -                  - 
 Exploration and evaluation expenses                                                    (1,793,379)        (1,846,041) 
 Administration expenses                                                                (1,116,783)          (842,171) 
 Operating loss                                                                         (2,910,162)        (2,688,212) 
 
 Other income                                                                                     -             12,902 
 Foreign exchange gains / (losses)                                           5            (581,303)                  - 
 Finance income                                                                                   8                865 
 Finance costs                                                                             (97,229)                  - 
 Loss before tax                                                                        (3,588,686)        (2,674,445) 
 
 Income tax expense                                                                               -                  - 
------------------------------------------------------------------------  ------  -----------------  ----------------- 
 Loss for the period                                                                    (3,588,686)        (2,674,445) 
------------------------------------------------------------------------  ------  -----------------  ----------------- 
 
 Other comprehensive income: 
 Exchange differences on translation of foreign operations                                    6,927             56,780 
 Total comprehensive income for period attributable to equity holders of 
  parent                                                                                (3,581,759)        (2,617,665) 
------------------------------------------------------------------------  ------  -----------------  ----------------- 
 
 Earnings per share (EPS): 
 Basic EPS attributable to ordinary equity holders of the parent 
  (pence)(a)                                                                                 (0.09)             (0.07) 
 Diluted EPS attributable to ordinary equity holders of the parent 
  (pence)(a)                                                                                 (0.09)             (0.07) 
------------------------------------------------------------------------  ------  -----------------  ----------------- 
 

The consolidated income statement should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

(a) For the purpose of calculating basic earnings per share, the weighted average number of the Group shares outstanding during the period was 3,978,408,767 (31 December 2020: 3,825,916,868). The weighted average number of the Group shares including outstanding options is 4,081,408,767 (31 December 2020: 3,977,666,868). Dilutive earnings per share is not included on the basis inclusion of potential ordinary shares would result in a decrease in loss per share, and is considered anti-dilutive.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet

as at 31 December 2021

 
 
                                       Note     31 Dec 2021     30 Jun 2021 
                                                        GBP             GBP 
----------------------------------  -------  --------------  -------------- 
 ASSETS 
 Exploration and evaluation asset                    26,880               - 
 Mine development                      4         22,805,476      17,091,622 
 Right of use asset                                 306,642         341,912 
 Property, plant and equipment                      100,076         120,356 
 Total non-current assets                        23,239,074      17,553,890 
 Cash and cash equivalents                       14,286,415       6,212,057 
 Trade and other receivables                              -          78,198 
 Other current assets                               222,068         154,215 
----------------------------------  -------  --------------  -------------- 
 Total current assets                            14,508,483       6,444,470 
----------------------------------  -------  --------------  -------------- 
 TOTAL ASSETS                                    37,747,557      23,998,360 
----------------------------------  -------  --------------  -------------- 
 
 LIABILITIES 
 Trade and other payables                       (1,063,690)     (3,355,958) 
 Lease liabilities                                 (69,245)        (54,947) 
 Provisions                                       (101,003)       (102,607) 
----------------------------------  -------  --------------  -------------- 
 Total current liabilities                      (1,233,938)     (3,513,512) 
----------------------------------  -------  --------------  -------------- 
 Borrowings                            5       (20,149,282)    (12,189,790) 
 Lease liabilities                                (248,017)       (293,452) 
 Provisions                                     (3,876,390)     (3,846,713) 
 Total non-current liabilities                 (24,273,689)    (16,329,955) 
----------------------------------  -------  --------------  -------------- 
 TOTAL LIABILITIES                             (25,507,627)    (19,843,467) 
----------------------------------  -------  --------------  -------------- 
 
 NET ASSETS                                      12,239,930       4,154,893 
----------------------------------  -------  --------------  -------------- 
 
 EQUITY 
 Share capital                         6          4,046,547       3,947,270 
 Share premium                         6         35,593,273      24,064,307 
 Reserves                                           577,486         532,177 
 Retained earnings                             (27,977,376)    (24,388,861) 
----------------------------------  -------  --------------  -------------- 
 TOTAL EQUITY                                    12,239,930       4,154,893 
----------------------------------  -------  --------------  -------------- 
 

The consolidated balance sheet should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

 
                                                   Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity 
                                                               for the six months ended 31 December 2021 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ------------ 
 
                                                                     Foreign        Share 
                                                                    currency        based 
                              Share        Share      Merger     translation      payment       Retained         Total 
                            capital      premium     reserve         reserve     reserves       earnings        equity 
                   Note         GBP          GBP         GBP             GBP          GBP            GBP           GBP 
-----------------------  ----------  -----------  ----------  --------------  -----------  -------------  ------------ 
 At 1 July 2021           3,947,270   24,064,307     225,000         129,585      177,592   (24,388,861)     4,154,893 
 Loss for the 
  period                          -            -           -               -            -    (3,588,686)   (3,588,686) 
 Other 
  comprehensive 
  income                          -            -           -           6,927            -              -         6,927 
-------------------      ----------  -----------  ----------  --------------  -----------  -------------  ------------ 
 Total 
  comprehensive 
  loss for the 
  period                          -            -           -           6,927            -    (3,588,686)   (3,581,759) 
 Transactions with 
 owners 
 in their capacity 
 as 
 owners: 
 Share based 
  payments                        -            -           -               -       38,553              -        38,553 
 Transfer on 
  exercise 
  of options                      -            -           -               -        (171)            171             - 
 Share capital 
  issued              6      99,277   12,223,899           -               -            -              -    12,323,176 
 Cost of share 
  issue               6           -    (694,933)           -               -            -              -     (694,933) 
-------------------      ----------  -----------  ----------  --------------  -----------  -------------  ------------ 
 Total 
  contributions 
  by and 
  distributions 
  to owners of the 
  Company                    99,277   11,528,966           -               -       38,382            171    11,666,796 
-------------------      ----------  -----------  ----------  --------------  -----------  -------------  ------------ 
 Six months ended 
  on 
  31 December 2021        4,046,547   35,593,273     225,000         136,512      215,974   (27,977,376)    12,239,930 
-------------------      ----------  -----------  ----------  --------------  -----------  -------------  ------------ 
 
 
 
                                                                      Foreign       Share 
                                                                     currency       based 
                               Share        Share      Merger     translation     payment       Retained         Total 
                             capital      premium     reserve         reserve    reserves       earnings        equity 
                   Note          GBP          GBP         GBP             GBP         GBP            GBP           GBP 
----------------  ------  ----------  -----------  ----------  --------------  ----------  -------------  ------------ 
 At 1 July 2020            3,760,207   19,878,782     225,000         178,320     372,953   (19,090,241)     5,325,021 
 Loss for the period               -            -           -               -           -    (2,674,445)   (2,674,445) 
 Other comprehensive 
  income                           -            -           -          56,780           -              -        56,780 
------------------------  ----------  -----------  ----------  --------------  ----------  -------------  ------------ 
 Total comprehensive 
  loss for the period              -            -           -          56,780           -    (2,674,445)   (2,617,665) 
 Transactions 
 with owners 
 in their 
 capacity as 
 owners: 
 Share based payments              -            -           -               -      22,135              -        22,135 
 Transfer on exercise 
  of options                       -            -           -               -   (127,173)        127,173             - 
 Share capital issued        118,458    2,629,015           -               -           -              -     2,747,473 
------------------------  ----------  -----------  ----------  --------------  ----------  -------------  ------------ 
 Total contributions 
  by and distributions 
  to owners of the 
  Company                    118,458    2,629,015           -               -   (105,038)        127,173     2,769,608 
------------------------  ----------  -----------  ----------  --------------  ----------  -------------  ------------ 
 Six months ended on 
  31 December 2020         3,878,665   22,507,797     225,000         235,100     267,915   (21,637,513)     5,476,964 
------------------------  ----------  -----------  ----------  --------------  ----------  -------------  ------------ 
 

The consolidated statement of changes in equity should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

for six months ended 31 December 2021

 
                                                  Six months    Six months 
                                                       ended         ended 
                                                 31 Dec 2021        31 Dec 
                                                         GBP          2020 
                                                                       GBP 
--------------------------------------------   -------------  ------------ 
 Cash flows from operating activities 
 Loss for the period                             (3,588,686)   (2,674,445) 
 Depreciation                                         20,280        55,319 
 Amortisation                                         35,270             - 
 Rehabilitation unwind                                89,429             - 
 Share option charge                                  38,553        22,135 
 Unrealised foreign exchange loss                    581,303             - 
 Lease liability interest expense                      7,149             - 
 Increase in other receivables                        78,198     (164,124) 
 Increase in payables and other liabilities      (1,288,760)     1,154,217 
 Net cash inflow from operating activities       (4,027,264)   (1,606,898) 
---------------------------------------------  -------------  ------------ 
 
 Cash flows from investing activities 
 Interest received                                         8           865 
 Payments for exploration and evaluation            (26,880)             - 
  assets 
 Payments for mine development and 
  fixed assets                                   (5,887,255)      (61,107) 
 Net cash outflow from investing activities      (5,914,127)      (60,242) 
---------------------------------------------  -------------  ------------ 
 
 Cash flows from financing activities 
 Proceeds from issue of shares                    12,323,175     2,747,473 
 Transaction costs from issue of shares            (694,933)             - 
 Proceeds from borrowings                          6,443,147             - 
 Financing for joint venture assets                        -   (1,224,282) 
 Repayment of lease obligations                     (38,286)      (38,373) 
 Other income                                              -        12,902 
 Net cash outflow from financing activities       18,033,103     1,497,720 
---------------------------------------------  -------------  ------------ 
 
 Net increase (decrease) in cash and                              (169,420 
  cash equivalents                                 8,091,712             ) 
 Net foreign exchange differences                   (17,354)        43,004 
 Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning 
  of the period                                    6,212,057     6,022,745 
---------------------------------------------  -------------  ------------ 
 Cash and cash equivalents at the end 
  of the period                                   14,286,415     5,896,329 
---------------------------------------------  -------------  ------------ 
 

The consolidated statement of cash flows should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

notes to the interim financial report

for the six months ended 31 December 2021

   1       Corporate information 

The interim condensed consolidated financial statements of Greatland Gold plc and its subsidiaries (collectively, the Group) for the six months ended 31 December 2021 were authorised for issue in accordance with a resolution of the Directors on 21 March 2022.

Greatland Gold plc is a company incorporated in England and Wales whose shares are publicly traded on the AIM (AIM: GGP). The nature of the operations and principal activities of the Company are described in the Directors' report.

   2       Basis of preparation 

The interim consolidated financial statements for the six months ended 31 December 2021 are general purpose condensed financial statements prepared in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting and prepared in accordance with UK-adopted international accounting standards and are presented in sterling. The financial information does not constitute statutory accounts within the meaning of section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. The information relating to the six month periods to 31 December 2021 and 31 December 2020 are unaudited.

The interim consolidated financial statements do not include all the information and disclosures required in the annual financial statements, and should be read in conjunction with the Group's annual financial statements as at 30 June 2021 and considered together with any public announcements made by Greatland Gold plc during the half-year ended 31 December 2021. The annual report of the Group as at and for the year ended 30 June 2021 is available at www.greatlandgold.com . The report of auditors on those financial statements was unqualified.

The accounting policies adopted are consistent with those applied by the Group in the preparation of the annual consolidated financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2021. The Group has not early adopted any standard, interpretation or amendment that has been issued but is not yet effective. Several amendments and interpretations apply for the first time in 2021, but these do not have a material impact on the interim condensed consolidated financial statements of the Group.

Going Concern

The consolidated entity has incurred a loss before tax of GBP3,588,686 for the six months ended 31 December 2021 and had a net cash outflow of GBP9,941,391 from operating and investing activities. At that date there were net current assets of GBP12,239,930, with cash of GBP14,286,415. The loss resulted from exploration costs and associated administrative related costs.

Given the Group's current positive cash position, the Directors have a reasonable expectation that the Group has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. In addition, the Group has access to a loan facility for its share of Havieron Joint Venture expenditure up to US$50 million and is able to significantly reduce expenditure on its own exploration programs if it wishes to do so. The Group also has the ability to raise capital for expansion purposes, if required and has demonstrated a consistent ability to do so in the past, as well as potential to debt fund its share of Havieron development.

Should the directors not achieve the matters set out above, there is significant uncertainty whether the Group will continue as a going concern and therefore whether they will realise their assets and extinguish their liabilities in the normal course of business and at the amounts stated in the financial report.

Having prepared forecasts based on current resources, assessing methods of obtaining additional finance and assessing the possible impact of COVID-19, the Directors believe the Group has sufficient resources to meet its obligations for a period of 12 months from the date of approval of these financial statements. Taking these matters into consideration, the Directors continue to adopt the going concern basis of accounting in the preparation of the financial statements. The financial statements do not include the adjustments that would be required should the going concern basis of preparation no longer be appropriate.

The principal risks and uncertainties for the six month period up to 31 December 2021 remained consistent with trends reported in 2021 Annual Report. Greatland continue to monitor areas of increasing uncertainty, namely the evolving impacts of COVID-19.

   3       Segmental information 

An operating segment is a component of the Group that engage in business activities from which it may earn revenue and incur expenditure and about which separate financial information is available that is evaluated regularly by the Group's Chief Operating Decision Makers (CODM) in deciding how to allocate resources and in assessing performance.

 
 Segment name   Description 
 UK             The UK sector consists of the parent company which 
                 provides administrative and management services 
                 to the subsidiary undertaking based in Australia. 
               ------------------------------------------------------ 
 Australia      This segment consists of the development activities 
                 for the Havieron Joint Venture in Western Australia 
                 and exploration and evaluation activities throughout 
                 Australia. 
-------------  ------------------------------------------------------ 
 

Segment information is evaluated by the executive management team and is prepared in conformity with the accounting policies adopted for preparing the financial statements of the Group.

Segment results

 
 Income statement for the half-year ended           UK     Australia         Group 
  31 December 2021                                 GBP           GBP           GBP 
------------------------------------------  ----------  ------------  ------------ 
 Revenue                                             -             -             - 
 Exploration and evaluation costs                    -   (1,774,469)   (1,774,469) 
 Administration and other costs              (572,845)     (511,955)   (1,084,800) 
 Operating loss                              (572,845)   (2,286,424)   (2,859,269) 
 Depreciation and amortisation expenses       (12,567)      (38,326)      (50,893) 
 Other income                                        -             -             - 
 Finance income                                      6             2             8 
 Foreign exchange losses                             -     (581,303)     (581,303) 
 Finance expense                               (1,992)      (95,237)      (97,229) 
------------------------------------------  ----------  ------------  ------------ 
 Loss before income tax                      (587,398)   (3,001,288)   (3,588,686) 
 Income tax expense                                  -             -             - 
------------------------------------------  ----------  ------------  ------------ 
 Net loss for the half-year                  (587,398)   (3,001,288)   (3,588,686) 
------------------------------------------  ----------  ------------  ------------ 
 

Adjustments and eliminations

Net finance income, finance costs and taxes are not allocated to individual segments as they are managed on a Group basis.

 
 Assets and Liabilities as at 31 December            UK      Australia          Group 
  2021                                              GBP            GBP            GBP 
------------------------------------------  -----------  -------------  ------------- 
 Segment assets                              12,990,667     24,756,890     37,747,557 
 Segment liabilities                          (346,032)   (25,161,595)   (25,507,627) 
 
 
 Income statement for the half-year ended           UK     Australia         Group 
  31 December 2020                                 GBP           GBP           GBP 
------------------------------------------  ----------  ------------  ------------ 
 Revenue                                             -             -             - 
 Exploration and evaluation costs                    -   (1,790,722)   (1,790,722) 
 Administration and other costs              (498,775)     (343,396)     (842,171) 
 Operating loss                              (498,775)   (2,134,118)   (2,632,893) 
 Depreciation and amortisation expenses              -      (55,319)      (55,319) 
 Other income                                   10,000         2,902        12,902 
 Finance income                                     10           855           865 
 Finance expense                                     -             -             - 
------------------------------------------  ----------  ------------  ------------ 
 Loss before income tax                      (488,765)   (2,185,680)   (2,674,445) 
 Income tax expense                                  -             -             - 
------------------------------------------  ----------  ------------  ------------ 
 Net loss for the half-year                  (488,765)   (2,185,680)   (2,674,445) 
------------------------------------------  ----------  ------------  ------------ 
 
 
 Assets and Liabilities as at 30 June           UK      Australia          Group 
  2021                                         GBP            GBP            GBP 
--------------------------------------  ----------  -------------  ------------- 
 Segment assets                          5,359,105     18,639,255     23,998,360 
 Segment liabilities                     (426,530)   (19,416,937)   (19,843,467) 
 
   4     Mine Development 
 
                                            31 Dec       30 Jun 
                                              2021         2021 
                                               GBP          GBP 
------------------------------------   -----------  ----------- 
 Opening net carrying amount            17,091,622            - 
 Additions                               4,770,961   16,827,186 
 Capitalised facility fees                 182,644            - 
 Capitalised interest                      933,650      264,436 
 Adjustment of currency translation      (173,401)            - 
 Closing net carrying amount            22,805,476   17,091,622 
 
   5     Borrowings 
 
                                                31 Dec       30 Jun 
                                                  2021         2021 
                                                   GBP          GBP 
----------------------------------------   -----------  ----------- 
 Opening balance                            12,189,790            - 
 Additions                                   6,398,238   11,572,961 
 Facility fees                                 182,644            - 
 Capitalised interest                          933,650      264,436 
 Effect of foreign exchange revaluation        581,280      352,393 
 Adjustment of currency translation          (136,320)            - 
----------------------------------------   -----------  ----------- 
 Closing balance                            20,149,282   12,189,790 
 

The above amounts owing relate to a loan agreement with Newcrest Operations Limited dated 29 November 2020 in respect of the Havieron Joint Venture.

The loan has two parts being Facility A and Facility B with values of US$20 million and US$30 million respectively. Facility B came into effect in October 2021, when the Stage 4 commitment was satisfied by Newcrest. Interest is calculated on the LIBOR rate plus a margin of 8% pa. Interest is calculated every 90 days.

   6     Share capital 
 
                                                     Share   Share premium 
   Balance as at 31 December 2021                  capital             GBP 
                                                       GBP 
---------------------------------------------   ----------  -------------- 
 Movement in ordinary shares 
 As at the beginning of the reporting period     3,947,270      24,064,307 
 Shares issued during the period                    99,277      12,223,899 
 Transaction costs on share issue                        -       (694,933) 
----------------------------------------------  ----------  -------------- 
 As at the end of the reporting period           4,046,547      35,593,273 
 
   (a)       The number of ordinary shares on issue was 4,046,547,171 at the end of the period 
   (b)      The following issues of shares were made during the year: 

(i) On 29 July 2021, 250,000 new ordinary shares at GBP0.03 per share for a total consideration of GBP7,500 to Clive Latcham as a result of a binding option exercise notice received

(ii) On 2 August 2021, 6,216,216 new ordinary shares at GBP0.025 per share for a total consideration of GBP155,405 from a block listing authority of 10 February 2020

(iii) On 1 September 2021, 10,810,812 new ordinary shares at GBP0.025 per share for a total consideration of GBP270,270 from a block listing authority of 10 February 2020

(iv) 19 November 2021, the Company issued 82,000,000 new ordinary shares at an issue price of GBP0.145 per share for a total consideration of GBP11,890,000, with associated transaction costs of GBP694,933

Contingently issuable shares

(i) As disclosed on 26 September 2016, as part of the acquisition of the Havieron Project, the Company entered into a purchase agreement with Pacific Trends Resources Pty Ltd (as assigned) for an upfront payment of GBP13,500 in cash and 65,490,000 fully paid ordinary shares in the Company, and a deferred payment of 145,530,000 fully paid ordinary shares in the Company contingent on:

-- a bankable feasibility study having been completed and a decision to mine having been made on Havieron; or

-- the Company assigning 75% or more of its right or interest in Havieron to an unrelated third party.

(ii) As disclosed on 16 September 2021, the Company entered into an agreement with Province Resources Limited to acquire the 100% owned Taunton tenement and two tenement applications for exploration licences in the Paterson Provision of Western Australia for a consideration of cash and shares. Greatland will pay a consideration of GBP80,640 plus GBP107,520 in cash or GBP107,520 in fully paid ordinary shares in the capital of Greatland in respect to the withdrawal of the PRL applications and sale and purchase of the Taunton tenement, and if necessary, the sale and purchase of the licences created if the PRL applications are granted.

The conditions attached to the contingently issued shares had not yet been satisfied at the end of the reporting period, and as such were not included in the diluted earnings per share calculation at 31 December 2021.

   7     Related Parties 

(a) On 29 July 2021 the Company received a binding option exercise notice from Clive Latcham for 250,000 options at GBP0.03 pence per share for a total consideration of GBP7,500.

(b) The following directors and officers of the Company participated in the share subscription in November 2021 at an issue price of GBP0.145 per share, as follows:

 
 Director / Officers                                 Number 
                                                  of Shares      GBP 
                                                 Subscribed 
--------------------------------------------   ------------  ------- 
 Shaun Day (Chief Executive Officer)                375,000   54,400 
 Christopher Toon (Chief Financial Officer)         110,000   15,958 
 
 

(c) There have been no other significant changes in the nature of related parties or amounts during the period.

   8       Dividends paid and proposed 

No dividends were paid or proposed by the Directors. (2020: GBPNil)

   9       Capital Commitments 

Exploration commitments

Ongoing exploration expenditure is required to maintain title to the Group mineral exploration permits. No provision has been made in the financial statements for these amounts as the expenditure is expected to be fulfilled in the normal course of the operations of the Group.

As disclosed on 16 September 2021, the Company entered into an agreement with Province Resources Limited to acquire the 100% owned Taunton tenement and two tenement applications for exploration licences in the Paterson Provision of Western Australia for a consideration of cash and shares. Refer to Note 6 for further information.

There have been no other significant changes in capital commitments during the period.

   10     Significant events after the reporting date 

In December 2021, Newcrest issued a notice to the Company to begin the process under the JVA to exercise the option to acquire an additional 5% interest in the Havieron Joint Venture from Greatland at fair market value, as determined under the JVA principles. Under the JVA, if the option exercise price cannot be agreed, each party is thereafter required to notify the other of its assessment of fair market value. If both parties' assessments are within 10% of each other, the option exercise price will be the average of those assessments. If both parties' assessments are not within 10% of each other, the parties will proceed to independent expert valuer determination, with the expert being required to determine which of the fair market values nominated by the parties is to be the option exercise price.

Subsequent to the period end, on 2 March 2022 both parties agreed to some minor modifications to the option process which included increasing the valuation range noted above from 10% to 20%.

Following agreement or determination of the option exercise price, Newcrest has 30 business days to exercise its option to acquire the additional 5% interest. Proceeds from the exercise will first be used to repay the outstanding balance under the existing Newcrest loan facility.

As at the date of this report, both parties continue to have discussions regarding the acquisition of the additional 5% interest in the Havieron Joint Venture.

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