The Steppe Gold Company is extremely pleased to announce its plans for a secondary listing of its common shares on the Mongolian Stock Exchange.
The company has retained Ard Securities as its lead advisor and underwriter in connection with the proposed listing. It plans to complete the listing in conjunction with a placement of shares to Mongolian investors, subject to regulatory approvals, on or before April 2021.
Bataa Tumur-Ochir, Steppe Gold, President and CEO, commented, “Steppe Gold quickly positioned itself as Mongolia’s leading gold producer and we are excited to attract more Mongolian retail investors and institutions in the growth of our exciting and growing portfolio of precious metal assets. Steppe Gold already has over 20% of its shares owned by Mongolian investors and, with this move, we are reaffirming our commitment to enable more Mongolians to share in the success of Steppe Gold. Steppe Gold has built a strong reputation for community engagement and support, job creation and responsible mining already, and this proposed listing is aligned with our goal to create a national champion in precious metals, and an important contributor to Mongolia’s economic success. Ard Securities is Mongolia’s leading brokerage and financial advisory company, and we are looking forward to working with them on our secondary listing.”
Amarbayasgalan Enhsayhan, Executive Chairman of Ard Securities and Head of Investment Banking at its parent, Ard Financial Group, noted, “We are delighted to be working with Steppe Gold on the dual listing of its shares on the MSE. We are witnessing an increased interest from Mongolia’s growing retail investor base and they are excited to participate in the success of a home-grown mining company with a demonstrated success story. Mongolia is a proud mining country and Steppe Gold has quickly established itself as a great example of responsible mining and job generation in this high growth sector. We want to make this deal a case study for listing in this tough environment.”
Proceeds of this placement will be used for Phase 2 expansion at the company’s ATO Gold Mine.