Posting of Annual Report and Notice of AGM

 

11 May 2018

 

Fox Marble Holdings plc

 (“Fox Marble” or the “Company”)

 

Posting of Annual Report and Notice of AGM

 

Fox Marble, the AIM listed company focused on marble quarrying in Kosovo and the Balkans region, confirms that it has posted its Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2017 to shareholders together with the Notice of Annual General Meeting and the associated form of proxy.

 

The Annual Report, the Notice and related documents are available on Fox Marble's website and can be downloaded from: www.foxmarble.net/investors.

 

The AGM will be held at 11.00am on 5 June 2018 at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, Cannon Place, 78 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6AF.

 

 For further information please visit www.foxmarble.net.

 

Fox Marble Holdings plc

 

Chris Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7380 0999

 

 

Cairn Financial Advisers LLP (Nomad)

Liam Murray

Jo Turner

 

 

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7213 0880

 

Brandon Hill Capital (Broker)

 

Oliver Stansfield

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3463 5000

 

 

Yellow Jersey PR

 

Georgia Colkin

Katie Bairsto

Henry Wilkinson

Tel: +44 (0) 7825 916 715

 

 

Notes to Editors

 

Fox Marble (AIM: FOX), is a marble production, processing and distribution company in Kosovo and the Balkans region.  

Its marble products, which includes Illirico Bianco, Illirico Selene, Grigio Argento and are gaining traction globally both to international wholesale companies as well as being supplied directly into luxury residential properties. In the UK these include among others St George's Homes and Capital and Counties Plc's Lillie Square development. In Sydney, Australia Rosso Cait, Alexandrian White and Breccia Paradisea marble have been used in what is expected to be Australia's most expensive private residence. These sales serve to demonstrate the desirability of Fox's premium marble products as the stone of choice in some of the most prestigious and expensive residential developments around the world. 

Fox Marble holds 40 year mining licences for six separate marble quarries with a maiden JORC resource indicating an in-situ valuation of approximately Euro 16.5 billion. Fox has taken three of the six sites into production (the Drini and Maleshevë quarries, both in Kosovo and from the Prilep Quarry in Macedonia) and continues to increase production. Notably, Fox has access to over 300 million cubic metres (over 1bn tons) of premium quality marble.

Marble demand continues to grow with stable pricing, predominantly driven by the construction and real-estate industries, on which Fox is looking to capitalise.

 

 

Installation of CNC machine and block vacuum pump machine in Kosovo factory

Monday 16 April 2018

Fox Marble Holdings plc

(“Fox Marble” or the “Company”)

Installation of CNC machine and block vacuum pump machine in Kosovo factory

Fox Marble (AIM: FOX), the AIM listed company focused on marble quarrying and finishing in Kosovo and the Balkans region, is pleased to announce that it has installed a new state-of-the-art Computer Numerical Control (“CNC”) machine and a block vacuum pump machine in the Company’s processing factory in Pristine, Kosovo. These additions to the new marble processing factory will provide additional capacity to meet increased order flow and improve margins.

The brand new, CNC machine is capable of automatically processing many varied shapes of material from slabs and small blocks, including 1,500 square metres of marble tiles per day. The machine is fully operational and has just manufactured the Company’s first order in which the whole process has been completed in house for “cut-to-size” tiles. Currently the only one of its kind throughout the Balkans and Greece, the CNC machine has been supplied by Gravellona Macchine Marmo, one of the leading manufacturers of cutting and polishing machinery based in Northern Italy.

In addition, Fox Marble has just completed the installation of a block vacuum pump machine, which is a more cost-effective way of adding to the inventory of marble blocks eligible for sale. This machine allows resin to be absorbed by blocks that have micro-cracks or fractures in them. As a result, the machine will improve the yield achievable from the quarries and increase the pricing of blocks which would otherwise have been considered lower quality.

Chris Gilbert, CEO of Fox Marble, commented:  

“Our fully operational factory now has the additional capability to process material-to-order at speed. We are confident that the cost effectiveness, flexibility and improved sophistication in our processing, delivered by this machinery, will impact positively on margins in the current year.

The installation of this new machinery also allows us to more effectively access the local market for tiles and “cut-to-size” orders, as well as servicing our international customers.”

 

 

 

For more information on Fox Marble please visit www.foxmarble.net or contact:

 

Fox Marble Holdings plc

 

Chris Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7380 0999

Fiona Hadfield, Finance Director

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7380 0999

 

 

Brandon Hill Capital (Broker)

 

Oliver Stansfield

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3463 5000

Cairn Financial Advisers LLP (Nomad)

 

Liam Murray

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7213 0880

Yellow Jersey PR (PR & IR)

 

Georgia Colkin

Katie Bairsto

Tel: +44 (0) 7825 916 715

Tel: +44 (0) 7946 424 651

 

 

Monday 16 April 2018

Fox Marble Holdings plc

(“Fox Marble” or the “Company”)

 

Installation of CNC machine and block vacuum pump machine in Kosovo factory

 

Fox Marble (AIM: FOX), the AIM listed company focused on marble quarrying and finishing in Kosovo and the Balkans region, is pleased to announce that it has installed a new state-of-the-art Computer Numerical Control (“CNC”) machine and a block vacuum pump machine in the Company’s processing factory in Pristine, Kosovo. These additions to the new marble processing factory will provide additional capacity to meet increased order flow and improve margins.

 

The brand new, CNC machine is capable of automatically processing many varied shapes of material from slabs and small blocks, including 1,500 square metres of marble tiles per day. The machine is fully operational and has just manufactured the Company’s first order in which the whole process has been completed in house for “cut-to-size” tiles. Currently the only one of its kind throughout the Balkans and Greece, the CNC machine has been supplied by Gravellona Macchine Marmo, one of the leading manufacturers of cutting and polishing machinery based in Northern Italy.

 

In addition, Fox Marble has just completed the installation of a block vacuum pump machine, which is a more cost-effective way of adding to the inventory of marble blocks eligible for sale. This machine allows resin to be absorbed by blocks that have micro-cracks or fractures in them. As a result, the machine will improve the yield achievable from the quarries and increase the pricing of blocks which would otherwise have been considered lower quality.

 

Chris Gilbert, CEO of Fox Marble, commented:  

 

“Our fully operational factory now has the additional capability to process material-to-order at speed. We are confident that the cost effectiveness, flexibility and improved sophistication in our processing, delivered by this machinery, will impact positively on margins in the current year.

 

The installation of this new machinery also allows us to more effectively access the local market for tiles and “cut-to-size” orders, as well as servicing our international customers.”

 

 

 

For more information on Fox Marble please visit www.foxmarble.net or contact:

 

Fox Marble Holdings plc

 

Chris Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7380 0999

Fiona Hadfield, Finance Director

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7380 0999

 

 

Brandon Hill Capital (Broker)

 

Oliver Stansfield

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3463 5000

Cairn Financial Advisers LLP (Nomad)

 

Liam Murray

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7213 0880

Yellow Jersey PR (PR & IR)

 

Georgia Colkin

Katie Bairsto

Tel: +44 (0) 7825 916 715

Tel: +44 (0) 7946 424 651

 

 

Notes to Editors:

Fox Marble (AIM:FOX), is a marble production, processing and distribution company in Kosovo and the Balkans region.  

Its marble products, which includes Illyrico Bianco, Illirico Selene, Grigio Argento and are gaining traction globally both to international wholesale companies as well as being supplied directly into luxury residential properties. In the UK these include among others St George’s Homes and Capital and Counties Plc’s Lillie Square development. In Sydney, Australia Rosso Cait, Alexandrian White and Breccia Paradisea marble have been used in what is expected to be Australia’s most expensive property. These sales serve to demonstrate the desirability of Fox’s premium marble products as the stone of choice in some of the most prestigious and expensive residential developments around the world. 

Fox Marble holds 40 year mining licences for six separate marble quarries with a maiden JORC resource indicating an in-situ valuation of approximately Euro 16.5 billion. Fox has taken three of the six sites into production (the Drini and Maleshevë quarries, both in Kosovo and from the Prilep Quarry in Macedonia) and continues to increase production. Notably, Fox has access to over 300 million cubic metres (over 1bn tons) of premium quality marble.

Marble demand continues to grow with stable pricing, predominantly driven by the construction and real-estate industries, on which Fox is looking to capitalise.

 

Notes to Editors:

Fox Marble (AIM:FOX), is a marble production, processing and distribution company in Kosovo and the Balkans region.  

Its marble products, which includes Illyrico Bianco, Illirico Selene, Grigio Argento and are gaining traction globally both to international wholesale companies as well as being supplied directly into luxury residential properties. In the UK these include among others St George’s Homes and Capital and Counties Plc’s Lillie Square development. In Sydney, Australia Rosso Cait, Alexandrian White and Breccia Paradisea marble have been used in what is expected to be Australia’s most expensive property. These sales serve to demonstrate the desirability of Fox’s premium marble products as the stone of choice in some of the most prestigious and expensive residential developments around the world. 

Fox Marble holds 40 year mining licences for six separate marble quarries with a maiden JORC resource indicating an in-situ valuation of approximately Euro 16.5 billion. Fox has taken three of the six sites into production (the Drini and Maleshevë quarries, both in Kosovo and from the Prilep Quarry in Macedonia) and continues to increase production. Notably, Fox has access to over 300 million cubic metres (over 1bn tons) of premium quality marble.

Marble demand continues to grow with stable pricing, predominantly driven by the construction and real-estate industries, on which Fox is looking to capitalise.

 

Statement re broker

Fox Marble Holdings plc

 (“Fox Marble” or the “Company”)

 

Statement re broker

 

The Company notes the announcement today regarding Beaufort Securities Limited ("BSL") and Beaufort Asset Clearing Services Limited ("BACSL") being placed into insolvency and that the Financial Conduct Authority (the "FCA") has imposed requirements on BSL and BACSL to cease all regulatory activity.

BSL was the joint broker to the Company pursuant to the AIM Rules for Companies (the "AIM Rules").  As a result of the requirements imposed by the FCA, BSL will no longer be able to provide broking services to the Company in accordance with the AIM Rules.

Consequently BSL is no longer joint broker to the Company.

The broker to the Company is Brandon Hill Capital.

 

For more information on Fox Marble please visit www.foxmarble.net or contact:

 

Fox Marble Holdings plc

 

Chris Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7380 0999

Fiona Hadfield, Finance Director

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7380 0999

 

 

Brandon Hill Capital (Broker)

 

Oliver Stansfield

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3463 5000

Cairn Financial Advisers LLP (Nomad)

 

Liam Murray / Sandy Jamieson

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7213 0880

Yellow Jersey PR (PR & IR)

 

Georgia Colkin

Katie Bairsto

Tel: +44 (0) 7825 916 715

Tel: +44 (0) 7946 424 651

 

 

Notes to Editors:

 

Fox Marble (AIM:FOX), is a marble production, processing and distribution company in Kosovo and the Balkans region.  

 

Its marble products, which includes Illyric White, Illirico Selene, Grigio Argento and are gaining traction globally both to international wholesale companies as well as being supplied directly into luxury residential properties. In the UK these include among others St George’s Homes and Capital and Counties Plc’s Lillie Square development. In Sydney, Australia Rosso Cait, Alexandrian White and Breccia Paradisea marble have been used in what is expected to be Australia’s most expensive property. These sales serve to demonstrate the desirability of Fox’s premium marble products as the stone of choice in some of the most prestigious and expensive residential developments around the world. 

 

Fox Marble holds 40 year mining licences for six separate marble quarries with a maiden JORC resource indicating an in-situ valuation of approximately Euro 16.5 billion. Fox has taken three of the six sites into production (the Drini and Maleshevë quarries, both in Kosovo and from the Prilep Quarry in Macedonia) and continues to increase production. Notably, Fox has access to over 300 million cubic metres (over 1bn tons) of premium quality marble.

 

Marble demand continues to grow with stable pricing, predominantly driven by the construction and real-estate industries, on which Fox is looking to capitalise.

Receipt of Funds and Issue of Shares

AIM:  FOX

29 January 2018

Fox Marble Holdings plc

 (“Fox Marble” or the “Company”)

 

Receipt of Funds and Issue of Shares

Fox Marble, the AIM listed company focused on marble quarrying in Kosovo and the Balkans region is pleased to announce that it has received the £2,000,000 due in respect of the Subscription Shares as announced on the 19 January 2018.

Application has now been made for admission of the 19,047,619 Subscription Shares to trading on AIM. The shares are expected to be admitted to trading at 8:00am on 1 February 2018 and will rank equally in all respects with the Company's existing ordinary shares.

As previously announced in a circular dated 3 January 2018, it is the Company’s intention to use these funds to retire existing debt of the Company and increase production at the quarries and processing factory

 

Chris Gilbert, CEO of Fox Marble commented: “With the receipt of these funds, the Company is now able to focus on increasing production ahead of the reopening of the quarries, following the winter shut down to meet the demand for its products from customers developed across multiple territories. We look forward to capitalising on new opportunities in a productive year ahead.”

 

Total Voting Rights

In accordance with Rule 5.6.1 of the Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules of the Financial Services Authority (“DTRs”), the Company’s issued share capital at 1 February 2018 will consist of 215,085,322 ordinary shares of 1 pence each. The Company does not hold any ordinary shares in treasury. Therefore the total number of voting rights in the Company is 215,085,322.

The above figure of 215,085,322 may be used by shareholders in the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the DTRs.

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014 and has been arranged for release by Fiona Hadfield, Finance Director of the Company.

 

For more information on Fox Marble please visit www.foxmarble.net or contact:

 

Fox Marble Holdings plc

 

Chris Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7380 0999

Fiona Hadfield, Finance Director

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7380 0999

 

 

Brandon Hill Capital (Joint Broker)

 

Oliver Stansfield

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3463 5000

Cairn Financial Advisers LLP (Nomad)

 

Liam Murray / Sandy Jamieson

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7213 0880

Beaufort Securities Limited (Joint Broker)

 

Elliott Hance

Tel: +44 (0) 207 382 8300

Yellow Jersey PR (PR & IR)

 

Georgia Colkin

Katie Bairsto

Tel: +44 (0) 7825 916 715

Tel: +44 (0) 7946 424 651

 

 

Notes to Editors:

 

Fox Marble (AIM:FOX), is a marble production, processing and distribution company in Kosovo and the Balkans region.  

 

Its marble products, which includes Bianco Illirico, Illirico Selene, Grigio Argento and are gaining traction globally both to international wholesale companies as well as being supplied directly into luxury residential properties. In the UK these include among others St George’s Homes and Capital and Counties Plc’s Lillie Square development. In Sydney, Australia Rosso Cait, Alexandrian White and Breccia Paradisea marble have been used in what is expected to be Australia’s most expensive property. These sales serve to demonstrate the desirability of Fox’s premium marble products as the stone of choice in some of the most prestigious and expensive residential developments around the world. 

 

Fox Marble holds 40 year mining licences for six separate marble quarries with a maiden JORC resource indicating an in-situ valuation of approximately Euro 16.5 billion. Fox has taken four of the six sites into production and continues to increase production. Notably, Fox has access to over 300 million cubic metres (over 1bn tons) of premium quality marble.

 

Marble demand continues to grow with stable pricing, predominantly driven by the construction and real-estate industries, on which Fox is looking to capitalise.

 

Fox Marble signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Pristine Stone NYC LLC

Fox Marble, the AIM listed company focused on marble quarrying and finishing in Kosovo and the Balkans region is pleased to announce it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Pristine Stone  NYC LLC (“Pristine Stone”) in New York, a natural stone importer and distributor in the USA, to establish a new distribution outlet for Fox Marble products in the United States.  

Issue of Convertible Loan Note

Fox Marble, the AIM listed company focused on marble quarrying and finishing in Kosovo and the Balkans region, is pleased to provide the following update to the market.

The Company confirms that it has issued a new convertible loan note with a value of£440,000 (“Series 3 Loan Note”) to a non related party.  This new Series 3 Loan Note has an interest rate of 8%, in line with the Series 1 Loan Note issued to Amati Global Investors Limited.  The Loan Note is due for conversion or repayment on 31st August 2019 with a conversion price set at 10p.

Update and AGM Statement

Fox Marble, the AIM listed company focused on marble quarrying and finishing in Kosovo and the Balkans region is pleased to provide the market with an operational and financial update ahead of its Annual General Meeting being held this morning at 10 am at CMS’s offices at 78 Cannon St London EC4N 6AF