GOLDNET.MARKET - “We want and are working to provide business with the opportunity to develop a lot of activity areas”

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The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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DiamonEx dispose 80 pc in Botswana’s Lerala Mine

08 october 2009

Troubled DiamonEx has entered into an agreement with Fleming Asset Management Botswana (FAMB) to sell 80 percent of its subsidiary in the country to offset its liabilities accrued in financing Lerala diamond mine.
“The company has subsequently entered into a conditional agreement with FAMB whereby the bondholders will convert their bonds to equity in DiamonEx,” it said in a statement.
DiamonEx financed the development of its Lerala mine primarily through convertible bonds and a loan from the European Investment Bank.
In a bid to restructure its debt, the firm was forced to place the mine on care and maintenance in 2008 just after moving into production as prices for rough diamonds took a nose-dive.
DiamonEx said FAMB will assume all of the obligation and liabilities under the terms of the AUD10 million (USD1=AUD1.44)  in convertible bonds.
A further AUD6.5 million would be invested into DiamonEx Botswana to provide working capital for the mine.
"On successful completion of the transaction, DiamonEx will manage its 20 percent investment in DBL, continue exploration and evaluation of remaining tenements and will restructure the company to pursue other exploration and development opportunities," it said.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished from Namibia