Registered Office:
190 High Street, Tonbridge,
Kent, TN9 1BE

Directors
Brian Rowbotham (Non-Executive Chairman)

After graduating from London University, Brian qualified as a chartered accountant with Touche Ross. His early career in the City included roles at Save&Prosper and F&C Management where he became a director. He later joined Teather & Greenwood where as a partner and then finance director he oversaw the development of the business, its flotation on AIM and its subsequent move to the Official List.

He left in 2002 to establish a consultancy specialising in turnarounds and start-ups where he became an adviser to, and later finance director of, Hichens Harrison & Co Plc, which was floated on AIM in May 2005. After a period of successful growth the company was acquired for over £60 million by Religare Enterprises, an Indian financial services company in May 2008.

Brian has been a director of a number of public and private companies. He is currently the Senior Independent Director of Rurelec PLC the AIM quoted owner, operator and developer of power generation internationally (AIM:RUR) and Prospects Sevices Ltd a training, education and careers guidance provider. He is also a founder and/or director of a number of start up and early stage companies including Cascade Hydro, Andean Mining Corporation, Latin Biofuels and Peru Oil & Gas Exploration. Brian is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Charles Vaughan (Non-Executive Director)
Charles is a specialist in broking junior companies focused in the oil & gas and mining sectors. Having worked as a generalist analyst on the buy side, looking at small cap growth stocks, Charles moved across to the sell side at Astaire Securities, where he quickly became active in broking and raising finance for mainly natural resource companies. He left Astaire at the beginning of 2012 to start up the London office for the New York natural resources investment bank Casimir Capital. Since joining Casimir, Charles has successfully raised finance for a number of international mining and oil & gas companies with London specialist institutions.

Gavin Burnell (Managing Director)
Gavin has 13 years of experience in directing growth companies through early formation, initial funding rounds, flotation and sale with a focus on natural resource companies.

Gavin is a Director of Corporate Finance at Beaufort Securities. He is a founding Director of several public and private companies in sectors having significant experience of the UK public markets.

Substantial shareholdings:
  Number of Ordinary Shares Percentage
Sunvest Corporation Ltd 44,384,600 25.56%
Gavin Burnell 31,956,666 18.41%
Forest Nominees Limited 16,750,000 9.64%
Pershing Nominees* 14,900,000 8.58%
HSBC Marking Name Nominee 7,333,333 4.22%
Neil McLeod** 6,053,061 3.48%
Winterflood Securities Limited 5,907,076 3.40%

*includes 14,500,000 ordinary shares held on behalf of Gavin Burnell

**of the above 6,053,061 shares, 4,053,061 shares are held in the personal name of Neil McLeod with 2,000,000 held in the name of Deeside Consultants Limited


Description of Investment Strategy
The Company was incorporated on 15 March 2007 to take advantage of opportunities to invest in or acquire a company or companies or businesses or assets in the natural resource sector. The Directors intend to fund such investments or acquisitions using a mixture of cash, equity and/or debt and intend to actively monitor them following a transaction.

Number of Securities in Issue:
173,602,222 Ordinary Shares of 0.1p each.

Percentage of shares in public hands:
62% of shares are in public hands

Outstanding instruments convertible into securities:
17,000,000 warrants to subscribe for ordinary shares, exercisable at 1p per share until 1 June 2027. If all warrants are exercised, this will result in 8.9% dilution to ordinary shareholders.

Notifications and Reports:
06 Sep 2016 - Form of Proxy
06 Sep 2016 - Notice of AGM
31 Aug 2016 - Annual Report 2016 

Advisers:  
ISDX Corporate Adviser Peterhouse Corporate Finance Limited
   
Auditor PKF Littlejohn
   
Bankers Barclays Bank Plc
   
Registrars Share Registrars
   
Secretary L Young

Contact:
0207 382 8417 - info@hot-rocks.co.uk



(Incorporated in England with Registered Number 06163193)

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