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Beowulf Mining PLC

28 May 2021

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28 May 2021

Beowulf Mining plc

("Beowulf" or the "Company")

Unaudited Financial Results for the Period Ended 31 March 2021

Beowulf (AIM: BEM; Spotlight: BEO), the mineral exploration and development company, announces its unaudited financial results for the three months ended 31 March 2021.

Overview of Activities in the Quarter

-- On the 8 February 2021, Beowulf announced that the Company had invested GBP200,000 in Vardar Minerals Ltd ("Vardar"), increasing its ownership of the company from 46.1 per cent to 48.4 per cent. The funds are to be used for preparatory works in advance of drilling across the Mitrovica licence in northern Kosovo, lead-zinc targets at Wolf Mountain and gold targets at Majdan Peak.

-- The Company announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU") between its 100 per cent owned graphite subsidiary, Oy Fennoscandian Resources AB ("Fennoscandian"), and Epsilon Advanced Materials Private Limited ("EAMPL"), a subsidiary of Epsilon Carbon on 8 March 2021.

The MoU will enable Fennoscandian to build its downstream capability, collaborating with a strong and innovative technology/processing partner, as it develops its business to be a future supplier of anode material to lithium-ion battery manufacturers in Finland and Europe.

-- On the 12 March 2021, it was announced that a contract had been awarded to Afry Finland Oy ("AFRY") to conduct a Scoping Study on Fennoscandian's Aitolampi Graphite Project in Finland.

Post Period

-- On 20 April 2021, Beowulf announced that a letter had been sent from its Chairman, Sven Otto Littorin, to Sweden's Minister of Enterprise and Innovation, Ibrahim Baylan, concerning the status of Beowulf's Kallak application. The Company received a brief administrative response from the Government.

-- On 19 May 2021, the Company co-sponsored, with Eurobattery Minerals AB, a webinar titled 'Hållbar Gruvnäring' (Sustainable Mining) in Stockholm aimed at educating stakeholders on the rapid increase in smart and green technologies and the demands this creates for new supply of innovation-critical metals and minerals.

The Swedish Government has set-up an inquiry aimed at ensuring a sustainable supply of innovation-critical metals and minerals from primary and secondary sources. It is recognised that sustainable and lasting access to innovation-critical metals and minerals is of great importance to Sweden, but at the same time, no new mine has been established in Sweden in over a decade.

-- On 25 May 2021, the Company announced results of a Mineral Resource Estimate ("MRE") Upgrade for the Kallak Iron Ore Project ("Kallak" or the "Project") prepared by Baker Geological Services Ltd ("BGS"), which included an additional 19 million tonnes ("Mt") of iron mineralisation equating to a 12.5 per cent increase in the resource, giving a Measured and Indicated Mineral Resource of 132 Mt grading 27.8 per cent iron ("Fe") and an Inferred Mineral Resource of 39 Mt grading 27.1 per cent Fe.

Kurt Budge, Chief Executive Officer of Beowulf, commented:

"As the Chairman wrote in the 2020 Annual Report, we are at a tipping point where global issues are converging to drive demand for primary raw materials. Metals are critical to achieving the transition to a Green Economy to address the Climate Emergency; transparent, secure, and sustainable supply chains need to be established; and Governments are considering how to power economic growth in a post-pandemic recovery.

"Beowulf is seeking to be a leader in sustainability, as the Company recognises its ESG policies, procedures and performance are essential to demonstrating the Company is well-run and fulfilling its purpose in society.

"The results of the upgraded Mineral Resource Estimate for Kallak and the doubling of the Exploration Target, clearly demonstrate the potential for a mine at Kallak to supply high-quality iron ore over several decades for fossil-free steel production in Sweden. The potential global resource now stands at 389 million tonnes, which could support mining for 40 years.

"To the community in Jokkmokk, Kallak is about investment, jobs and a sustainable economic future. When it comes to Sweden's ambitious plans for fossil-free steel production, Kallak represents a strategic source of high-quality iron ore for projects such as H2 Green Steel. When investors look to upstream and downstream investment opportunities in Norrbotten, an integrated fossil-free supply chain is a compelling investment and business case.

"The Company continues to engage with politicians in Sweden, such that, when UNESCO has returned comments and Kallak is back on the Government's desk, a decision on the Company's application can be 'forthcoming'.

"During the first part of the year, we have made significant progress in Finland with Fennoscandian Resources and we are very pleased with our collaboration with EAMPL. In the coming weeks we will be dispatching Aitolampi graphite concentrate to EAMPL, for batch testing through their pilot plant with the aim of producing pre-cursor anode material from Finnish graphite. We are also assessing sites in Finland for a strategic processing hub, one of the key elements for a Joint Venture Agreement with EAMPL.

"In Kosovo, we are looking forward to the commencement of drilling in the summer. Towards the end of last year, the Company published a sequence of announcements with results from Induced Polarisation ("IP") and resistivity ground surveys, coupled with 'state-of-the-art' high-resolution airborne magnetic drone surveys for lead-zinc targets at Wolf Mountain and gold at Majdan Peak in Mitrovica, and copper-gold at Viti. With these results, the correlation of the IP anomalies with anomalous metals in soils and mapped alteration, the potential grows for discovering lead-zinc and gold deposits and defining much larger mineralised systems at both Mitrovica and Viti. There is no shortage of high priority drill targets and we are eager to make a start.

"I look forward to providing further updates in due course."

Kurt Budge, VD för Beowulf, kommenterar:

"Som vår styrelseordförande skrev i årsredovisningen 2020 befinner vi oss vid en brytpunkt där globala frågor konvergerar för att driva efterfrågan på primära råvaror. Metaller är avgörande för att uppnå övergången till en grön ekonomi för att hantera klimatnödläget; transparenta, säkra och hållbara försörjningskedjor måste inrättas och regeringar överväger hur man ska driva ekonomisk tillväxt i en återhämtning efter pandemin.

"Beowulf strävar efter att vara ledande inom hållbarhet, eftersom vi vet att våra ESG-policyer, rutiner och resultat är avgörande för att uppvisa ett välskött bolag, som uppfyller sitt syfte i samhället.

"Resultaten från den uppgraderade uppskattningen av mineraltillgångar för Kallak och fördubblingen av prospekteringsmålet, visar tydligt potentialen för en gruva vid Kallak att leverera högkvalitativ järnmalm under flera decennier för fossilfri stålproduktion i Sverige. Den potentiella globala resursen uppgår nu till 389 miljoner ton, vilket kan stödja gruvdrift i nästan 40 år.

"För samhället i Jokkmokk handlar Kallak om investeringar, jobb och en hållbar ekonomisk framtid. När det gäller Sveriges ambitiösa planer för fossilfri stålproduktion utgör Kallak en strategisk källa till högkvalitativ järnmalm för projekt som H2 Green Steel. När investerare ser till investeringsmöjligheter upstream och downstream i Norrbotten är en integrerad fossilfri försörjningskedja ett övertygande investeringscase.

"Bolaget fortsätter att samverka med politiker i Sverige, så att när UNESCO har svarat och Kallak är tillbaka på regeringens skrivbord kan ett beslut vara 'förestående'.

"Under första delen av året har vi gjort betydande framsteg i Finland med Fennoscandian Resources och vi är mycket nöjda med vårt samarbete med EAMPL. Under de kommande veckorna skickar vi Aitolampi-grafitkoncentrat till EAMPL för batch-testning genom deras pilotanläggning i syfte att producera ledande anodmaterial från finsk grafit. Vi utvärderar också platser i Finland för ett strategiskt bearbetningsnav, ett av nyckelelementen för ett joint venture-avtal med EAMPL.

"I Kosovo ser vi fram emot att börja borrning under sommaren. Mot slutet av förra året publicerade Bolaget en rad tillkännagivanden med resultat från Induced Polarisation ("IP") och resistivitetsundersökningar, i kombination med toppmoderna högupplösta luftburna magnetiska drönarundersökningar för bly-zinkmål vid Wolf Mountain och guld vid Majdan Peak i Mitrovica samt kopparguld vid Viti. Med dessa resultat, korrelationen mellan IP-anomalier och avvikande metaller i jord och kartlagda förändringar, växer potentialen för att upptäcka bly-zink och guldavlagringar och definiera mycket större mineraliserade system vid både Mitrovica och Viti. Det finns ingen brist på borrmål med hög prioritet och vi är angelägna att börja.

"Jag ser fram emot att tillhandahålla ytterligare uppdateringar i sinom tid."

Financials

-- The consolidated loss increased in the quarter ended 31 March 2021 to GBP526,578 (Q1 2020: GBP217,342). This increase is largely attributable to a translation loss of GBP265,985 on the revaluation of the Swedish Krona bank account. Further contributing to the loss was an increase in consultants and legal costs of GBP28,679, and staff training costs of GBP13,449.

-- Consolidated basic and diluted loss per share for the quarter ended 31 March 2021 was 0.06 pence (Q1 2020: loss of 0.03 pence).

   --           GBP4,724,385 in cash held at the period end (Q1 2020: GBP789,310). 

-- The cumulative translation losses held in equity increased by GBP625,752 in the quarter ended 31 March 2021 to GBP1,083,024 (31 December 2020: loss of GBP457,272). Much of the Company's exploration costs are in Swedish Krona and Euro which have weakened against the pound since 31 December 2020.

-- At 30 April 2021 there were 595,950,484 Swedish Depository Receipts representing 71.96 per cent of the issued share capital of the Company. The remaining issued share capital of the Company is held in the UK.

Operational

Vardar Minerals, Kosovo

-- On 8 February 2021, Beowulf announced that the Company invested a further GBP200,000 in Vardar, increasing its ownership of the company from 46.1 to 48.4 per cent. The funds being used for preparatory works, building access roads and drilling platforms, across the Mitrovica licence in northern Kosovo, lead-zinc targets at Wolf Mountain and gold targets at Majdan Peak.

Finland

   --           The Company announced the signing of a MoU with EAMPL on 8 March 2021. The MoU enables Fennoscandian to build its downstream capability, collaborating with a strong and innovative technology/processing partner. The purpose of the MoU is to: 

o Develop the concept of a strategic processing hub for both natural flake and recycled graphite to be located in Finland;

o Target the market for pre-cursor anode material for the lithium-ion batteries in the Nordics and Europe; and

o Establish a Joint Venture between Fennoscandian and EAMPL.

-- On 12 March 2021, Beowulf announced that a contract had been awarded to AFRY to conduct a Scoping Study on the Fennoscandian owned Aitolampi Graphite Project.

The purpose of the Scoping Study is to verify the robustness of the work completed by Fennoscandian, and to provide a roadmap for the next project development stage, most likely a Pre-feasibility Study. The output of the Scoping Study will enable Fennoscandian to better explain the Aitolampi project to the local community and other important stakeholders.

Sweden

-- On 20 April 2021, Beowulf announced that it had sent a letter from its Chairman, Sven Otto Littorin, to Sweden's Minister of Enterprise and Innovation, Ibrahim Baylan, concerning the status of Beowulf's Kallak application. In the letter the Chairman cited.

o A statement in 2019 from the Minister regarding a 'forthcoming' decision on the Kallak application and the need for upstream availability of sustainably mined high-quality iron ore, following announced investments in downstream fossil-free steel manufacturing in Norrbotten;

o Jokkmokk's need for economic stimulus, even more so given the Municipality's budget cuts over the last two years regarding public services and infrastructure, and how Kallak would go a long way in providing this much needed stimulus; and

o The lack of any timeline for UNESCO to return comments to the Government.

The Company received a brief administrative response from the Government:

"Thank you for your message to Minister of Trade and Industry Ibrahim Baylan. I answer because I am the administrator of the case to which the communication relates.

In your message, you wonder when the government will make a decision in the matter. The case is being prepared. The application contains an extensive document that reflects the complex issues that the case includes. In order for the matter to be investigated to the extent required by its nature, UNESCO has been given the opportunity to comment. Documentation has therefore been translated and sent to the organization on 3 November 2020 and 17 December 2020. We currently have no further information on when UNESCO's response can be expected."

-- On 25 May 2021, the Company announced results of a Mineral Resource Estimate Upgrade for the Kallak Iron Ore Project prepared by Baker Geological Services Ltd, which included an additional 19 million tonnes of iron mineralisation equating to a 12.5 per cent increase in the resource, giving a Measured and Indicated Mineral Resource of 132 Mt grading 27.8 per cent iron and an Inferred Mineral Resource of 39 Mt grading 27.1 per cent Fe.

In addition to the MRE, BGS has updated the Exploration Target for the Project with inclusion of the Parkijaure permit area. In total, BGS has reported an Exploration Target of between 73 Mt and 218 Mt grading between 20 per cent Fe to 30 per cent Fe. The potential quantity and grade are conceptual in nature as there has been insufficient exploration to estimate a Mineral Resource; and that it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the estimation of a Mineral Resource.

ESG

-- Beowulf is a strong supporter of the Sustainable Development Goals ("SDGs") and is currently reviewing how the Company can best proactively support their implementation in our areas of influence.

-- The Company has adopted the following Disclosure Topics listed by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board for the Metals and Mining sector ( https://www.sasb.org/standards/ ) as material to the Company's stakeholders:

o Energy Management including Green House Gas Emissions;

o Water Management;

o Biodiversity Impacts;

o Rights of Indigenous Peoples;

o Community Relations; and

o Business Ethics and Transparency.

-- As at this time Beowulf has no active mining operations, these Disclosure Topics will be integrated into the Company's policies, corporate strategy, project development plans and management systems.

-- As the Company moves forward with its ESG agenda, it will be transparent in its communications, the progress it is making, and sustainability results.

Enquiries:

 
 
   Beowulf Mining plc 
 Kurt Budge, Chief Executive     Tel: +44 (0) 20 7583 
  Officer                         8304 
 SP Angel 
  (Nominated Adviser & Broker) 
 Ewan Leggat / Stuart Gledhill   Tel: +44 (0) 20 3470 
  / Adam Cowl                     0470 
 Blytheweigh 
 Tim Blythe / Megan Ray          Tel: +44 (0) 20 7138 
                                  3204 
 

Cautionary Statement

Statements and assumptions made in this document with respect to the Company's current plans, estimates, strategies and beliefs, and other statements that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements about the future performance of Beowulf. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those using words such as "may", "might", "seeks", "expects", "anticipates", "estimates", "believes", "projects", "plans", strategy", "forecast" and similar expressions. These statements reflect management's expectations and assumptions in light of currently available information. They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to , (i) changes in the economic, regulatory and political environments in the countries where Beowulf operates; (ii) changes relating to the geological information available in respect of the various projects undertaken; (iii) Beowulf's continued ability to secure enough financing to carry on its operations as a going concern; (iv) the success of its potential joint ventures and alliances, if any; (v) metal prices, particularly as regards iron ore. In the light of the many risks and uncertainties surrounding any mineral project at an early stage of its development, the actual results could differ materially from those presented and forecast in this document. Beowulf assumes no unconditional obligation to immediately update any such statements and/or forecast .

About Beowulf Mining plc

Beowulf Mining plc ("Beowulf" or the "Company") is an exploration and development company, listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and the Spotlight Exchange in Sweden.

Beowulf's purpose to be a responsible and innovative company that creates value for our shareholders, wider society and the environment, through sustainably producing critical raw materials, which includes iron ore, graphite and base metals, needed for the transition to a Green Economy and to address the Climate Emergency.

The Company's asset portfolio is diversified by commodity, geography and the development stage of its various projects.

The Company's most advanced project is the Kallak iron ore asset in northern Sweden. A potential 389 million tonne global resource which has produced a 'market leading' concentrate of 71.5 per cent iron content and could supply Sweden's rapidly developing fossil-free steel sector for decades to come.

Fennoscandian Resources ("Fennoscandian"), a wholly-owned subsidiary, is pursuing a strategy to develop a resource and production base of graphite that can provide security of supply and contribute to Finland's ambitions of achieving battery manufacturing self-sufficiency, focusing on both natural flake graphite production and a Circular Economy/recycling strategy to produce high-value graphite products. The Company is also developing its knowledge in processing and manufacturing value-added graphite products, including anode material for lithium-ion batteries.

Since Fennoscandian was acquired by Beowulf in January 2016, the Company has invested approximately EUR2.2 million in graphite exploration, resource development, metallurgical testwork and the assessment of market applications for graphite supplied from its Aitolampi project, including lithium-ion battery applications.

Fennoscandian has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU") with Epsilon Advance Materials Limited ("EAMPL"). The MoU enables Fennoscandian to build its downstream capability, collaborating with a strong and innovative technology/processing partner, and for EAMPL to firmly establish itself in Finland, as a market-entry point for supplying pre-cursor anode material into Europe. The MoU addresses the development of a strategic processing hub for both natural flake and recycled graphite to be located in Finland.

In addition, a Scoping Study contract for the Aitolampi graphite project has been awarded to AFRY Finland Oy. The purpose of the Scoping Study is to verify the robustness of the work completed by Fennoscandian, and to provide a roadmap for the next project development stage, most likely a Pre-feasibility Study. The output of the Scoping Study will enable Fennoscandian to share information on the Aitolampi project and communicate with the local community and other important stakeholders.

In Kosovo, the Company owns approximately 48.4 per cent of Vardar Minerals Limited, which is focus on exploration in the Tethyan Belt, a major orogenic metallogenic province for gold and base metals. Vardar is delivering exciting results for its Mitrovica licence which has several exploration targets, including lead, zinc, copper and gold. It also has the Viti licence which is showing potential for copper-gold porphyry mineralisation. With Beowulf's support, Vardar is focused on making a discovery.

Kallak is the foundation asset of the Company, but with Vardar and Fennoscandian, the Company has many opportunities to grow, each business area displaying strong prospects.

BEOWULF MINING PLC

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT

FOR THE THREE MONTHS TO 31 MARCH 2021

 
                                        (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)     (Audited) 
                                           3 months      3 months     12 months 
                                           ended 31      ended 31      ended 31 
                                              March         March      December 
                                                                           2020 
                                               2021          2020 
 
                                                                            GBP 
                                Notes           GBP           GBP 
 Continuing operations 
 
 Administrative expenses                  (527,883)     (217,651)   (1,005,547) 
 Impairment of exploration 
  costs                                           -             -      (98,799) 
 
 Operating (Loss)                         (527,833)     (217,651)   (1,104,346) 
 
 
 Finance costs                                 (18)          (88)     (203,576) 
 Finance income                                  26           397           594 
 Grant Income                                 1,247             -        12,637 
                                       ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 (Loss) before and after 
  taxation                                (526,578)     (217,342)   (1,294,691) 
                                       ============  ============  ============ 
 
 Loss attributable to: 
 Owners of the parent                     (497,635)     (191,543)   (1,128,512) 
 Non-controlling interests                 (28,943)      (25,799)     (166,179) 
 
                                          (526,578)     (217,342)   (1,294,691) 
                                       ============  ============  ============ 
 
 Loss per share attributable 
  to the owners of the 
  parent: 
 Basic and diluted (pence)        3          (0.06)        (0.03)        (0.19) 
 

BEOWULF MINING PLC

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

FOR THE THREE MONTHS TO 31 MARCH 2021

 
                                         (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)      (Audited) 
                                            3 months      3 months      12 months 
                                               ended         ended 
                                            31 March      31 March          ended 
                                                2021          2020    31 December 
                                                                             2020 
 
                                                 GBP           GBP            GBP 
 
  (Loss) for the period 
   / year                                  (526,578)     (217,342)    (1,294,691) 
 Other comprehensive (loss) 
  / income 
 Items that may be reclassified 
  subsequently to profit 
  or loss: 
 
 Exchange (losses)/gain 
  arising on translation 
  of foreign operations                    (645,923)       124,676        854,020 
                                        ------------  ------------  ------------- 
 Total comprehensive (loss)              (1,172,501)      (92,666)      (440,671) 
                                        ============  ============  ============= 
 
 Total comprehensive (loss) 
  attributable to: 
 Owners of the parent                    (1,123,388)      (70,725)      (294,716) 
 Non-controlling interests                  (49,113)      (21,941)      (145,955) 
                                         (1,172,501)      (92,666)      (440,671) 
                                        ============  ============  ============= 
 
 
 

BEOWULF MINING PLC

CONDENSED COMPANY STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE THREE MONTHS TO 31 MARCH 2021

 
                                              (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)      (Audited) 
                                                 3 months      3 months      12 months 
                                                    ended         ended          ended 
                                                 31 March      31 March    31 December 
                                                                                  2020 
                                                     2021          2020 
                                                                                   GBP 
                                      Notes           GBP           GBP 
 Continuing operations 
 
 Administrative expenses                        (483,751)     (157,336)      (869,853) 
 
 Operating Loss                                 (483,751)     (157,336)      (869,853) 
 
 
 Finance income                                        26           396            594 
 Loss before and after 
  taxation and total comprehensive 
  loss                                          (483,725)     (156,940)      (869,259) 
                                             ============  ============  ============= 
 
 Loss per share attributable 
  to the owners of the 
  parent: 
 Basic and diluted (pence)              3          (0.06)        (0.03)         (0.14) 
 

BEOWULF MINING PLC

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

AS AT 31 MARCH 2021

 
                                          (Unaudited)    (Unaudited)      (Audited) 
                                                As at          As at          As at 
                                             31 March       31 March    31 December 
                                                 2021           2020           2020 
                                                  GBP            GBP            GBP 
 ASSETS                          Notes 
 Non-current assets 
 Intangible assets                 5       10,917,186     10,427,186     11,371,916 
 Property, plant and 
  equipment                                   132,045        126,637        145,094 
 Loans and other financial 
  assets                                        5,291          5,234          5,468 
 Right of use asset                               460          6,018          1,937 
                                        -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
                                           11,054,982     10,565,075     11,524,415 
                                        -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
 Current assets 
 Trade and other receivables                  118,983        201,572      1,566,848 
 Cash and cash equivalents                  4,724,385        789,310      4,329,414 
                                        -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
                                            4,843,368        990,882      5,896,262 
                                        -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 TOTAL ASSETS                              15,898,350     11,555,957     17,420,677 
                                        =============  =============  ============= 
 
 
 EQUITY 
 Shareholders' equity 
 Share capital                     4        8,281,751      6,022,446      8,281,751 
 Share premium                             24,665,977     20,824,009     24,684,737 
 Merger Reserve                               137,700        137,700        137,700 
 Capital contribution 
  reserve                                      46,451         46,451         46,451 
 Share-based payment 
  reserve                                     732,185        732,185        732,185 
 Translation reserve                      (1,083,024)    (1,170,250)      (457,272) 
 Accumulated losses                      (17,647,927)   (15,770,476)   (17,083,185) 
                                        -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
 Total Equity                              15,133,113     10,822,065     16,342,367 
                                        -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
 Non-controlling interests                    412,106        365,469        394,113 
                                        -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 TOTAL EQUITY                              15,545,219     11,187,534     16,736,480 
                                        -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
   LIABILITIES 
 Current liabilities 
 Trade and other payables                     217,142        229,412        538,772 
 Grant income                                 135,505        132,833        143,399 
 Lease Liability                                  484          6,178          2,026 
                                        -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
 TOTAL LIABILITIES                            353,131        368,423        684,197 
                                        -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
 TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES              15,898,350     11,555,957     17,420,677 
                                        =============  =============  ============= 
 

BEOWULF MINING PLC

CONDENSED COMPANY STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

AS AT 31 MARCH 2020

 
                                   (Unaudited)    (Unaudited)      (Audited) 
                                         As at          As at          As at 
                                      31 March       31 March    31 December 
                                          2021           2020           2020 
                                           GBP            GBP            GBP 
 ASSETS 
 Non-current assets 
 Investments                         2,277,988      1,777,988      2,077,988 
 Loans and other financial 
  assets                             9,526,244      9,078,455      9,341,315 
 Property, plant and 
  equipment                              1,390              -          1,483 
 
                                    11,805,622     10,856,443     11,420,786 
                                 -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
 Current assets 
 Trade and other receivables            40,897         32,278      1,476,755 
 Cash and cash equivalents           4,574,079        679,445      4,241,426 
                                                -------------  ------------- 
 
                                     4,614,976        711,723      5,718,181 
                                 -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 TOTAL ASSETS                       16,420,598     11,568,166     17,138,967 
                                 =============  =============  ============= 
 
 
 EQUITY 
 Shareholders' equity 
 Share capital                       8,281,751      6,022,446      8,281,751 
 Share premium                      24,665,977     20,824,009     24,684,737 
 Merger Reserve                        137,700        137,700        137,700 
 Capital contribution 
  reserve                               46,451         46,451         46,451 
 Share-based payment 
  reserve                              732,185        732,185        732,185 
 Accumulated losses               (17,651,843)   (16,455,799)   (17,168,118) 
                                 -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
 TOTAL EQUITY                       16,212,221     11,306,992     16,714,706 
                                 -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
   LIABILITIES 
 Current liabilities 
 Trade and other payables               72,872        128,341        280,862 
 Grant income                          135,505        132,833        143,399 
                                                -------------  ------------- 
 
 TOTAL LIABILITIES                     208,377        261,174        424,261 
                                 -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
 TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES       16,420,598     11,568,166     17,138,967 
                                 =============  =============  ============= 
 

BEOWULF MINING PLC

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

FOR THE THREE MONTHS TO 31 MARCH 2020

 
                      Share         Share    Merger        Capital   Share-based   Translation    Accumulated         Total          Non-         Total 
                    capital       premium   reserve   contribution       payment       reserve         losses                 controlling        equity 
                                                           reserve       reserve                                                 interest 
                        GBP           GBP       GBP            GBP           GBP           GBP            GBP           GBP           GBP           GBP 
 
   At 1 January 
   2020           6,022,446    20,824,009   137,700         46,451       732,185   (1,291,068)   (15,781,161)    10,690,562       326,555    11,017,117 
 
 Loss for the 
  period                  -             -         -              -             -             -      (191,543)     (191,543)      (25,799)     (217,342) 
 Foreign 
  exchange 
  translation             -             -         -              -             -       120,818              -       120,818         3,858       124,676 
                 ----------  ------------  --------  -------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Total 
  comprehensive 
  loss                                                                         -       120,818      (191,543)      (70,725)      (21,941)      (92,666) 
 
 
   At 31 March 
   2020 
   (Unaudited)    6,022,446    20,824,009   137,700         46,451       732,185   (1,170,250)   (15,972,704)    10,619,837       304,614    10,924,451 
                 ----------  ------------  --------  -------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 
 Loss for the 
  period                  -             -         -              -             -             -      (936,969)     (936,969)     (140,380)   (1,077,349) 
 Foreign 
  exchange 
  translation             -             -         -              -             -       712,978              -       712,978        16,366       729,344 
                 ----------  ------------  --------  -------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Total 
  comprehensive 
  loss                    -             -         -              -             -       712,978      (936,969)     (223,991)     (124,014)     (348,005) 
 
 Transactions 
 with 
 owners 
 Issue of share 
  capital         2,259,305     5,165,060         -              -             -             -              -     7,424,365             -     7,424,365 
 Issue costs              -   (1,304,332)         -              -             -             -              -   (1,304,332)             -   (1,304,332) 
 Issue of 
  shares                  -             -         -              -             -             -      (173,512)     (173,512)       213,513        40,001 
 
 At 31 December 
  2020 
  (Audited)       8,281,751    24,684,737   137,700         46,451       732,185     (457,272)   (17,083,185)    16,342,367       394,113    16,736,480 
                 ----------  ------------  --------  -------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 
 Loss for the 
  period                  -             -         -              -             -             -      (497,635)     (497,635)      (28,943)     (526,578) 
 Foreign 
  exchange 
  translation             -             -         -              -             -     (625,752)              -     (625,752)      (20,171)     (645,923) 
                 ----------  ------------  --------  -------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Total 
  comprehensive 
  loss                                                                         -     (625,752)      (497,635)   (1,123,387)      (49,114)   (1,172,501) 
 
 Transactions 
 with 
 owners 
 Issue costs              -      (18,760)         -              -             -             -              -      (18,760)             -      (18,760) 
 Issue of 
  shares                  -             -         -              -             -             -       (67,107)      (67,107)        67,107             - 
 At 31 March 
  2021 
  (Unaudited)     8,281,751    24,665,977   137,700         46,451       732,185   (1,083,024)   (17,647,927)    15,133,113       412,106    15,545,219 
                 ----------  ------------  --------  -------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 

BEOWULF MINING PLC

CONDENSED COMPANY STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

FOR THE THREE MONTHS TO 31 MARCH 2020

 
                         Share          Share      Merger        Capital   Share-based      Accumulated          Total 
                       capital        premium     reserve   contribution       payment           losses 
                                                                 reserve       reserve 
                           GBP            GBP         GBP            GBP           GBP              GBP            GBP 
 
   At 1 January 
   2020              6,022,446     20,824,009     137,700         46,451       732,185     (16,298,859)     11,463,932 
 
 Loss for the 
  period                     -              -           -              -             -        (156,940)      (156,940) 
 Total 
  comprehensive 
  loss                       -              -           -              -             -        (156,940)      (156,940) 
 
 
   At 31 March 
   2020 
   (Unaudited)       6,022,446     20,824,009     137,700         46,451       732,185     (16,455,799)     11,306,992 
                 -------------  -------------  ----------  -------------  ------------  ---------------  ------------- 
 
 
 Loss for the 
  period                     -              -                                                 (712,319)      (712,319) 
 Total 
  comprehensive 
  loss                       -              -                                                 (712,319)      (712,319) 
 
 Transactions 
 with owners 
 Issue of share 
  capital            2,259,305      5,165,060           -              -             -                -      7,424,365 
 Issue costs                 -    (1,304,332)           -              -             -                -    (1,304,332) 
 
 At 31 December 
  2020 
  (Audited) 
  (Unaudited)        8,281,751     24,684,737     137,700         46,451       732,185     (17,168,118)     16,714,706 
                 -------------  -------------  ----------  -------------  ------------  ---------------  ------------- 
 
 Loss for the 
  period                     -              -           -              -             -        (483,725)      (483,725) 
 Total 
  comprehensive 
  loss                       -              -           -              -             -        (483,725)      (483,725) 
 
 Transactions 
 with owners 
 Issue costs                 -       (18,760)           -              -             -                -       (18,760) 
                 -------------  -------------  ----------  -------------  ------------  ---------------  ------------- 
 At 31 March 
  2020 
  (Unaudited)        8,281,751     24,665,977     137,700         46,451       732,185     (17,651,843)     16,212,221 
                 -------------  -------------  ----------  -------------  ------------  ---------------  ------------- 
 

NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FOR THE THREE MONTHS TO 31 MARCH 2020

1 . Nature of Operations

Beowulf Mining plc (the "Company") is domiciled in England and Wales. The Company's registered office is 201 Temple Chambers, 3-7 Temple Avenue, London, EC4Y 0DT. This consolidated financial information comprises that of the Company and its subsidiaries (collectively the 'Group' and individually 'Group companies'). The Group is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and evaluation of natural resources assets and has not yet generated revenues.

2. Basis of preparation

The condensed consolidated financial information has been prepared on the basis of the recognition and measurement requirements of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act 2006 . The accounting policies, methods of computation and presentation used in the preparation of the interim financial information are the same as those used in the Group's audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2020.

The financial information in this statement does not constitute full statutory accounts within the meaning of Section 434 of the UK Companies Act 2006. The financial information for the quarter ended 31 March 2020 is unaudited and has not been reviewed by the auditors. The financial information for the twelve months ended 31 December 2020 is an extract from the audited financial statements of the Group and Company. The auditor's report on the statutory financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2020 was unqualified and did not contain any statement under sections 498 (2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

The financial statements are presented in GB Pounds Sterling. They are prepared on the historical cost basis or the fair value basis where the fair valuing of relevant assets and liabilities has been applied.

3. Share Capital

 
                                  (Unaudited)  (Unaudited)     (Unaudited) 
                                     31 March     31 March 
                                         2021         2020     31 Dec 2020 
                                          GBP          GBP             GBP 
Allotted, issued and fully paid 
Ordinary shares of 1p each          8,281,751    6,022,446       6,022,446 
                                  -----------  -----------  -------------- 
 

The number of shares in issue was as follows:

 
                                     Number 
                                  of shares 
 Balance at 1 January 2020      602,244,672 
 Issued during the period                 - 
                               ------------ 
 Balance at 31 March 2020       602,244,672 
 Issued during the period       225,930,552 
                               ------------ 
 Balance at 31 December 2020    828,175,224 
 Issued during the period                 - 
                               ------------ 
 Balance at 31 March 2021       828,175,224 
                               ------------ 
 

4 . Intangible Assets: Group

 
 Exploration costs                 As at 31     As at 31 
                                      March     December 
                                       2021         2020 
                                (Unaudited)    (Audited) 
                                        GBP          GBP 
 Cost 
 At 1 January                    11,371,916   10,011,494 
 Additions for the year             186,828      612,062 
 Foreign exchange movements       (641,558)      847,159 
 Impairment                               -     (98,799) 
 
                                 10,917,186   11,371,916 
                               ============  =========== 
 

The net book value of exploration costs is comprised of expenditure on the following projects:

 
                                                          As at        As at 
                                                             31           31 
                                                          March     December 
                                                           2021         2020 
                                                    (Unaudited)    (Audited) 
                                                            GBP          GBP 
 Project                          Country 
 Kallak                            Sweden          7,099,530       7,533,388 
 Åtvidaberg                   Sweden               369,170      393,303 
 Pitkäjärvi              Finland            1,352,126    1,333,114 
 Rääpysjärvi          Finland             46,623       47,053 
 Karhunmäki                     Finland             40,501       41,017 
 Merivaara                           Finland             36,479       36,965 
 Mitrovica                           Kosovo           1,338,299    1,387,030 
 Viti                                Kosovo             634,458      600,046 
                                                     10,917,186   11,371,916 
                                                ===============  =========== 
 

Total Group exploration costs of GBP 10,917,186 are currently carried at cost in the financial statements. No impairment has been recognised during the period, (2020: Ågåsjiegge, Joutsijärvi, Polvela and Tammijärvi GBP 98,799 ).

Accounting estimates and judgements are continually evaluated and are based on a number of factors, including expectations of future events that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. Management are required to consider whether there are events or changes in circumstances that indicate that the carrying value of this asset may not be recoverable.

The most significant risk currently facing the Group is that it does not receive an Exploitation Concession for Kallak. The Company originally applied for the Exploitation Concession in April 2013 and throughout 2017, and since the year-end, management have actively sought to progress the application, engaging with the various government bodies and other stakeholders. These activities are summarised above.

Kallak is included in the condensed financial statements as at 31 March 2021 as an intangible exploration licence with a carrying value of GBP7,099,529. Management have considered the status of the application for the Exploitation Concession and in their judgement, they believe it is appropriate to be optimistic about the chances of being awarded the Exploitation Concession and thus have not impaired the project.

5. Availability of interim report

A copy of these results will be made available for inspection at the Company's registered office during normal business hours on any weekday. The Company's registered office is at 207 Temple Chambers, 3-7 Temple Avenue, London, EC4Y 0DT. A copy can also be downloaded from the Company's website at www.beowulfmining.com. Beowulf Mining plc is registered in England and Wales with registered number 02330496.

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