Bluelake Mineral AB (publ), formerly Nickel Mountain Resources AB (publ), ("Bluelake Mineral" or "the Company") hereby announces that a process is in progress regarding a tentative divestment of or a partnership concerning the Company's Russian oil and gas operations in Tomsk (the "Tomsk Project"). Concurrently, the Company has registered a subsidiary, Mezhlisa Resources AB ("MRAB") to which all shares in Mezhlisa Resources Cyprus Ltd ("Mezhlisa") have been transferred.
The Swedish Companies Registration Office has registered the name change from Nickel Mountain Resources AB (publ) to Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) and the company is therefore changing its listing name and ticker.
As previously announced, Nickel Mountain Resources AB (publ), under a name change to Bluelake Mineral AB (publ), ("the Company" or "Nickel Mountain") and its Norwegian subsidiary Joma Gruver AS, have continued work related to the permitting process in Norway and hired environmental consultant Multiconsult Norge AS for the implementation of the so-called planning process, including a number of impact assessment studies and a zoning plan. The Company hereby publishes the first two impact assessments reports related to the water quality and the aquatic environment in water bodies surrounding the Joma mine
The shareholders of Nickel Mountain Resources AB (publ) under name change to Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) (the "Company") have held an Extraordinary General Meeting on December 17, 2020 (the "EGM") whereby the following main decisions were made.
Pressrelease Stockholm November 20, 2020
Press release Stockholm 16 November 2020
The shareholders of Nickel Mountain Resources AB (publ), company registration no 556493-3199 (the "Company"), are hereby invited to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting ("EGM") to be held December 17, 2020 at 11 am at Brahegatan 29, 114 37 Stockholm, Sweden.
As previously announced, Nickel Mountain Resources AB (publ) ("the Company" or "Nickel Mountain") intends to focus its operations on base metals that are critical input materials to the new, electrified and circular economy, such as copper, zinc and nickel. As part of the process to re-position the Company, Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) is suggested as a new company name. The goal is as previously communicated therefore to divest, enter into a partnership or otherwise find a long-term solution for the Company's Russian oil project containing exploration and production license 71-1 in the Tomsk region of Russia (the "Tomsk Project") with a new principal for the project and long-term financing without additional capital from the Company. In light of the Company's plans to divest or enter into a partnership regarding the Tomsk Project, the Company now values the Russian oil project according to a principle of net sales value (instead of as previously based on a utilization value of assets). A revaluation according to this principle has given rise to an additional need for impairment of SEK 100 million. The write-down has no effect on the Company's cash position. In parallel with the plans to divest or enter into a partnership regarding the Tomsk Project, the Company is today initiating a process to separate the ownership of the Tomsk Project from the Company through a dividend in kind of the Russian assets to the shareholders in the Company, regardless of whether, when and how a possible deal with a new principal for the Tomsk Project has taken place.