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Bluelake Mineral transfers ownership of Russian oil assets to newly incorporated Swedish subsidiary - process for a tentative divestment or partnership is ongoing

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.

 As previously announced, the Company's objective is to divest or enter into a partnership regarding the Tomsk Project. Discussions about a tentative deal are ongoing. There are still no guarantees whether this process may be completed successfully.

As previously announced, the Company has intended to transfer the ownership of the Tomsk Project to a newly formed Swedish subsidiary which during the spring of 2021 is planned to, following an approval by a general meeting, be distributed as dividend in kind to the shareholders in the Company (the "Dividend").

Following registration with the Swedish Companies Registration Office of the newly formed Swedish subsidiary MRAB, the Company has now transferred all its shares in Mezhlisa to MRAB (the "Transaction"). The purpose of the Transaction is, as previously communicated, to prepare for and enable a separation of the ownership of the Tomsk Project from the Company through the Dividend which is intended to be carried out regardless of whether if, when and how a possible partnership or divestment of the Tomsk Project has taken place. Mezhlisa controls the Tomsk Project via the Russian subsidiary OOO Bakcharneftegaz ("BNG"). Mezhlisa is currently registered as the owner of 72.4 percent of BNG. However, after the most recent registration of ownership, the Company has invested in BNG to such an extent that the right to full ownership of 74 percent exists. MRAB thus indirectly owns the Tomsk Project via Mezhlisa.

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Stockholm December 202
Bluelake Mineral AB (publ)
The Board

Additional information

For more information, please contact:
Peter Hjorth, Managing Director, Bluelake Mineral AB (publ), phone +46-725 38 25 25
Email: info@vilhelminamineral.com

Publication of information

This information is considered as insider information which Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) is required to publish pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication on December 29, 2020 at 8.40 CET, by the contact person below.

 

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 95% of the subsidiary Vilhelmina Minera AB (publ), 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 0.0174% 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

2021-05-11

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)

2021-05-03
Regulatory

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.

2021-04-23
Regulatory

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.

2021-04-13
Regulatory

The shareholders of Bluelake Mineral AB (publ), company registration no 556493-3199 (the "Company"), are hereby invited to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting ("EGM") to be held April 30, 2021 at 10 am at Brahegatan 29, 114 37 Stockholm, Sweden.

2021-04-09
Regulatory

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake" or the "Company") has today decided to allot 177,603 shares in the Company against consideration of 330,726 shares in Vilhelmina Mineral AB (publ) ("Vilhelmina Mineral"), after which the Company holds a total of 99.2 percent of all outstanding shares in Vilhelmina Mineral.

2021-03-10
Regulatory

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.

2021-02-19
Regulatory

Fourth Quarter 2020 (October - December 2020)

  • Revenue in fourth quarter amounts to MSEK 0.0 (0.0)
  • Exploration and evaluation costs for fourth quarter amounts to MSEK -1.6 (0.0)
  • After-tax result for the fourth quarter amounts to MSEK -3.8 (-7.2)
  • Result per share for fourth quarter amounts to SEK -0.01 (-0.02)

Full Year 2020 (January - December 2020)

  • Revenue for full year 2020 amounts to MSEK 1.2 (0.0)
  • Exploration and evaluation costs for 12 months 2020 amounts to MSEK -3.8 (-0,2)
  • After-tax result for full year 2020 amounts to MSEK -274.1 (-5.8)
  • Result per share for full year 2020 amounts to SEK -0.48 (-0.01)
2021-02-05

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake Mineral" and "The Company") has, via Norwegian subsidiary Joma Gruver AS, entered into an agreement (the "Agreement") with SRK Consulting AB ("SRK Consulting") to conduct updated mineral resource estimates ("MRE") for the mineralizations in Joma in Norway and in Stekenjokk-Levi in Sweden.

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