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Bluelake Mineral decides on a non-cash share issue as part of the acquisition of remaining shares in Vilhelmina Mineral

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake Mineral" or "the Company") Bluelake Mineral today decided to offer the remaining shareholders in Vilhelmina Mineral AB (publ) ("Vilhelmina Mineral") to sell all their shares in Vilhelmina Mineral to the Company in exchange for receipt of newly issued shares in the Company (through a non-cash share issue) for the same consideration and otherwise on essentially the same terms as the sale of shares in Vilhelmina Mineral to the Company that took place in the summer of 2020, taking into account the reverse share split in the Company resolved at the Extraordinary General Meeting on December 17, 2020. As a result, the Board today decided to carry out a new issue of a maximum of 298,767 shares (the "Non-Cash Issue") through payment in kind of a maximum of 543,214 shares (the "Non-Cash Property") in Vilhelmina Mineral corresponding to approximately 1.9 percent of the shares in Vilhelmina Mineral.

The Company currently owns approximately 98.1 percent of all shares and votes in Vilhelmina Mineral. Remaining shareholders in Vilhelmina Mineral (the "Sellers") are offered through the Non-Cash Issue to sell all their shares in Vilhelmina Mineral which they hold as of the record date on March 17, 2021 to the Company for consideration in the form of 0.55 newly issued shares in Bluelake Mineral for each share sold in Vilhelmina Mineral, to be rounded down to the nearest integer.

As a consequence of the Non-Cash Issue the share capital will increase by a maximum of SEK 29,876.70 through a new issue of a maximum of 298,767 shares. The acceptance period runs between March 19, 2021 and April 7, 2021. Payment for subscribed shares must be made at the latest in connection with subscription of new shares and delivery of a maximum of 543,214 shares in Vilhelmina Mineral. For every 0.55 subscribed shares in Bluelake Mineral, one (1) share in Vilhelmina Mineral will thus be issued as payment.

Based on the Company's average share price in trading on NGM Nordic SME during the period February 22, 2021 to March 5, 2021 (approximately SEK 1.16), the Non-Cash Property is valued through the new share issue at a total of approximately SEK 346,987.99, which will be reflected in the Company's accounting. Accordingly, the subscription price for the newly issued shares corresponds to approximately SEK 1.16 per share. The reason for the deviation from the shareholders' preferential rights is that the shares issued within the framework of the Non-Cash Issue will be used as compensation in the Company's acquisition of shares in Vilhelmina Mineral, the Non-Cash Property. The shares shall carry the right to a dividend for the first time on the record date for dividends that falls immediately after the Non-Cash Issue has been registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office and the shares have been entered in the share register at Euroclear Sweden AB.


Stockholm, March 2021
Bluelake Mineral AB (publ)
The Board of Directors

Additional information

For additional information, please contact:
Peter Hjorth, Managing Director, Bluelake Mineral AB (publ), phone +46-725 38 25 25

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This information is inside information which Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) is required to publish in accordance with the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted, for publication on March 10, 2021 at 10.05 CET, by the contact person above.

General information about the Company

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) is an independent Swedish company active in mine development of copper and zinc resources as well as exploration of primarily nickel, gold and oil.

The Company owns approximately 98% of the subsidiary Vilhelmina Mineral AB (publ)l, which is focusing on the development of copper and zinc deposits in the Nordic region. In Sweden, the Company owns Stekenjokk, where a total of approximately 7 million tons of ore was mined between 1976 and 1988. According to previous resource estimates, there is a remaining indicated mineral resource of approximately 7.4 million tons with grades of 1.17% Cu, 3.01% Zn and 47 g/ton Ag (at cut-off grade of 0.9% Cu). In Norway, the Company is owner in the Joma field, where approximately 11.5 million tons of ore was processed between 1972 and 1998 with an average grade of 1.5% Cu and 1.5% Zn. The Joma field (excluding Gjersvik) is estimated to contain an additional indicated mineral resource of approximately 5.7 million tons with grades amounting to 1.55% Cu and 0.82% Zn (at cut-off grade 0.8% Cu).

In 2017, the Company acquired the Cypriot company Mezhlisa Resources Cyprus Ltd ("Mezhlisa"). At the end of 2020, the Company transferred the ownership of all shares in Mezhlisa to the newly formed subsidiary Mezhlisa Resources AB. Through the Russian subsidiary OOO Bakcharneftegaz (BNG), Mezhlisa controls 71-1 exploration and production licenses in the Tomsk region of Russia. Mezhlisa is currently registered as the owner of 72.3809 percent of BNG. Mezhlisa has, based on that, access to the exploration and evaluation project that BNG acquired at a public auction in August 2010, license 71-1 "Ellej-Igajskoje" in Tomsk Oblast, Russia. The Company conducts an exploration program of oil and gas assets on licenses 71-1 which has shown significant potential.

In addition, the Company owns the nickel projects Rönnbäcken (which is Europe's largest known undeveloped nickel resource) and Orrbäcken in Sweden. According to the mining consulting company SRK, the Rönnbäcken project contains a mineral resource of approximately 574 million tons with an average grade of 0.174% nickel ("measured and indicated"). The preliminary economic assessment that SRK completed predicts a production of 26,000 tons of high-grade nickel concentrate per year for 20 years, which would be a significant proportion of Sweden's total annual use of nickel which thereby has a strategic value. Orrbäcken is an exploration license that is considered to have potential as a nickel deposit.

The Company owns the gold project Haveri, through its subsidiary Palmex Mineral AB, which in 2014 carried out a so-called Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) prepared by SRK Consulting. This report estimates 1.56 million oz. historically inferred mineral resource of gold equivalents with a grade of 0.93 g/t gold.) Kattisavan is mainly considered to have potential as a gold resource and is located within the so-called gold line, close to projects such as Svartliden, Fäboliden and Barsele.


Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake Mineral" or "the Company") has, in accordance with a resolution from the Extraordinary General Meeting on April 30, 2021, made a dividend in kind of all shares in Mezhlisa Holding AB (publ) ("Mezhlisa"). The record date was May 12, 2021. The Swedish Tax Agency has published information on the distribution of the acquisition cost based on the so called Lex Asea.


As previously announced, Bluelake Mineral AB (publ), ("the Company" or " Bluelake Mineral") 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 work is proceeding according to plan with a constructive dialogue with authorities and local and regional stakeholders. The Company hereby publishes some 20 documents that make up the major part of the of the application for approval of the zoning plan at Røyrvik municipality where the Joma mine is located. The zoning plan with impact assessments will be discussed in a so-called regional planning forum on June 16 and the documents form the basis for this meeting. In this meeting, issues concerning reindeer husbandry and the environment will be the main topics.


The shareholders of Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake" or the "Company") have held an Annual General Meeting on May 26, 2021 (the "AGM") whereby the following main decisions were made.


First Quarter 2021 (January - March)

  • Revenue in first quarter amounts to MSEK 0.0 (0.01)
  • Exploration and evaluation costs for first quarter amounts to MSEK -1.5 (-0.01)
  • After-tax result for the first amounts to MSEK -3.1 (8.3)
  • Result per share for first quarter amounts to SEK -0.004 (0.02)

The Board of Directors of Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake Mineral" or "the Company") has today, with the support of an authorization from the Extraordinary General Meeting held 2020-12-17, decided on a new share issue directed towards KAZ Invest AB ("KAZ Invest") of a maximum of 6,837,607 shares at a subscription price of SEK 1.17 per share at a total value of 8 MSEK.


Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake Mineral" or the "Company") has decided to initiate a review of strategic alternatives for its subsidiary Nickel Mountain AB ("Nickel Mountain"), which holds the nickel project Rönnbäcken, in order to maximize its future potential. Rönnbäcken is one of the largest, unexploited nickel deposits in Europe with the potential as a strategic resource for both the European battery technology vertical and the European steel vertical.


Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("the Company" or "Bluelake Mineral"), has via its Swedish subsidiaries Vilhelmina Mineral AB (publ) ("Vilhelmina Mineral") and Nickel Mountain AB ("Nickel Mountain") from the Swedish Mining Inspectorate obtained extension with one year for each of four exploration permits named Kattisavan nr 4 (gold), Orrbäcken nr 4 (nickel), Blåsjön Syd nr 2 and Ankarvattnet nr 2 (copper and zinc)


As previously announced, Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("the Company" or "Bluelake Mineral"), has via its Swedish subsidiary Vilhelmina Mineral AB (publ) ("Vilhelmina Mineral") applied for an exploitation concession within the exploration permits Levi K no. 1 and Stekenjokk K no. 1 in Vilhelmina municipality. In its statement to the Swedish Mining Directorate, the County Administrative Board of Jämtland has previously recommended that an exploitation concession for Stekenjokk K no. 1 should be granted. However, during the ongoing examination of the exploitation concession application the County Administrative Board of Västerbotten has declared that an examination according to Natura 2000 is required for both of the applied exploitation concessions before a final assessment can be made. Therefore, Vilhelmina Mineral has now submitted a separate application for a Natura 2000 permit in accordance with the Environmental Act to the County Administrative Board of Västerbotten.


Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake" or "the Company") hereby published the annual report for 2020. The annual report has been audited by the Company's auditor and is also available at the Company's website 


The shareholders of Bluelake Mineral AB (publ), company registration no 556493-3199 (the "Company"), are hereby invited to participate in the Annual General Meeting ("AGM") which is held on May 26, 2021 at 10 am at Brahegatan 29, 114 37 Stockholm, Sweden.