Kuala Limited is registered in Guernsey, is self managed,
and is listed on the UK's AIM Stock Market

The Company's Investing Policy is to invest in and/or acquire companies and/or projects within the natural resources and/or energy sector with potential for growth. It is anticipated that the geographical focus will primarily be Africa, however, investments may also be considered in other regions to the extent that the Board considers that valuable opportunities exist and returns can be achieved. In selecting investment opportunities, the Board will focus on businesses, assets and/or projects that are available at attractive valuations and hold opportunities to unlock embedded value.

 

Directors

 

Stephen Dattels (Executive Chairman)

Stephen R. Dattels co-founded UraMin Inc. which sold in 2007 for US$2.5 billion to Areva. He was a key executive at Barrick Gold Corporation during its formative years from 1982 prior to 1987. He has completed several financings in the natural resources sector, either directly or through his family owned merchant bank, Regent Mercantile Bancorp Inc. and other investment companies. He is currently non-executive Co-Chairman of Regent Pacific Group Limited. He was the former Chairman and founder of Caledon Resources plc, co-founder of Oriel Resources plc and a director of Extract Resources Limited, Executive Chairman of West African Minerals Corporation, co-founder and Executive Co-Chairman of Polo Resources Limited, and a director of GCM Resources plc. Stephen Dattels has a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University, a law degree (cum laude) from the University of Western Ontario and has completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard University. Further details are available on www.stephendattels.com

Ian Burns (Non-Executive Director)

Ian Burns is the founder and Senior Executive Director of Via Executive Limited, a management consulting company, and the Managing Director of Regent Mercantile Holdings Limited, a privately owned investment company. He is a former Finance Director of Polo Resources Limited, a London AIM-listed natural resources investment company, and a nonexecutive director of Phaunos Timber Fund Limited, a $600 million company listed on the LSE. He is also non-executive director of several investment funds and fund management companies. He is a fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and the Chartered Institute Securities and Investment.

Bryan Smith (Non-Executive Director)

Mr Smith has more than 30 years of experience in the securities industry and is recognised as a leader in the Canadian financial industry.

Mr Smith began his career in 1967 with Nesbitt Thomson. In 1973 he joined Draper Dobie Ltd, holding subsequently senior roles, including Vice President and Director. Mr Smith has also held the role of Senior Vice President of Gardner Watson Limited, now Dean Witter, and Senior Vice President and Director of Walwyn Stodgell Limited.

In 1990 Mr Smith co-founded Burgundy Asset Management. He was pivotal in the firm's growth to its position as the top Canadian equity performer in 2000 and ranking in the number two position for the next five years. Burgundy has well over CAD 10 billion in assets under management for clients that range from private individuals to pension funds, charitable foundations and corporation. Mr Smith holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.


The Company is managed by the Board of Directors, which consists of one Executive and two Non-Executive Directors.

Board Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Board of Directors are set out below:

  • Determination of the Company's Investing Policy and overall responsibility for the Company's activities including the review of investment activity and performance;
  • Ensuring that commercial and regulatory risks and financing needs are properly considered and that the obligations of a public company are adhered to; and
  • Implementing appropriate corporate governance standards and overseeing the effectiveness of the Company's system of internal control.

As part of the Company's internal control structure, the Board has set up an Audit Committee, Management Engagement Committee and a Nomination Committee. The committees comprise all of the Directors.

 
 
 
 

Investor Relations

 

AIM Rule 26

The following information is disclosed in accordance with Rule 26 of the AIM rules.
(Last updated: 17/06/2015)

Description of Business and Investing Policy
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About KUL

The names of the directors and biographical details
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Board of Directors

Directors' responsibilities and board committees
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Board of Directors and their committees

Corporate Governance
As a Guernsey incorporated company and under the AIM Rules for Companies, the Company is not required to comply with the UK Corporate Governance Code published by the Financial Reporting Council (the "2012 FRC Code"). However, the Directors place a high degree of importance on ensuring that high standards of Corporate Governance are maintained and that the Company complies with the Finance Sector Code on Corporate Governance, issued by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

Country of incorporation and main country of operation
The Company is a closed-ended investment company domiciled and incorporated as a limited liability company in Guernsey. As the Company is not incorporated in the UK, the rights of shareholders may be different from the rights of shareholders in a UK incorporated company. KUL’s main continent of operation is Africa.

Memorandum and Articles of Incorporation
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Memorandum and Articles of Incorporation

Details of any other exchanges or trading platforms
The Company's ordinary shares (code: KUL) are traded on AIM. The Company is not listed on any other exchanges or trading platforms.

Number of securities in issue
There are 31,050,939 ordinary shares of the Company in issue.

Percentage of the Company's issued share capital that is not in public hands
In accordance with the AIM Rules (Rule 26), in so far as the Company is aware, the percentage of the Company's issued share capital that is not in public hands is 30.93%.

Details of any restrictions on the transfer of securities
There are no restrictions on the transfer of securities.

Takeover Code
The Company is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

At the Annual General Meeting on 12 November 2014, a waiver of obligation to make mandatory offer under Rule 9 of the Takeover Code was passed.

Company Shareholdings
The Company has been notified, in accordance with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, of the following shareholdings amounting to 3% or more of the ordinary capital of the Company.

At 15 June 2015, the Company had received notification of the following substantial shareholders:

Investor (beneficial owner in brackets) Total number of Subscription Shares interested in following completion of the Subscription and on Admission Ordinary Shares interested in immediately following the Subscription as a percentage of the Enlarged Share Capital
Regent Mercantile Holdings Ltd* 4,551,229 14.66
Galloway Limited** 4,551,229 14.66
Angstrom Capital Ltd (Michael
Beck)
2,201,461 7.09
Analogue Capital Ltd (Jeanne
Usonis)
2,001,329 6.45
First Island Trustees
(Guernsey) Limited***
2,003,842 6.45
The Photo Distribution Limited Retirement Benefits Scheme 1,547,579 4.98
Michael Reynolds 1,506,024 4.85
Scarborough Holding Company Limited 1,500,000 4.83
Iso Capital Ltd (Beck Family
Trust)
1,444,817 4.65
Smoke Rise Holdings Limited (Ian Burns) 1,250,831 4.03
James Taylor 1,000,672 3.22
Guy Elliot 1,000,672 3.22
Bryan Smith 500,332 1.61

* Regent Mercantile is owned by a trust under which Stephen Dattels is a discretionary beneficiary.
** Galloway Limited is owned by a trust of which Mr James Mellon is a life tenant.
*** Adam Horne is the Life Tenant of a Trust of which First Island Trustees (Guernsey) Limited are the trustees.


Financial information
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Reports

Company announcements
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Regulatory News

AIM Admission Document
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Warrant Expiry Reminder Notice
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Advisors

Registrar Administrator, Secretary and Registered Office
Capita Registrars (Guernsey) Limited

PO Box 627
St Peter Port
Guernsey
GY1 4PP
Elysium Fund Management Limited

1st Floor
Royal Chambers
St Julian's Avenue
St Peter Port
Guernsey
GY1 3JX

Tel: +44 1481 810 100
Email: elysium@elysiumfundman.com

Joint Brokers Nominated Advisor
Peterhouse Corporate Finance Limited

31 Lombard Street
London
EC3V 9BQ

RFC Ambrian Limited

Condor House
10 St. Paul's Churchyard
London
EC4M 8AL
Beaumont Cornish Limited

2nd Floor
Bowman House
29 Wilson Street
London
EC2M 2SJ
Independent Auditors Guernsey Legal Adviser to the Company
PricewaterhouseCoopers CI LLP

Royal Bank Place
1 Glategny Esplanade
St Peter Port
Guernsey
GY1 4ND

Babbé Advocates

La Vieille Cour
La Plaiderie
St Peter Port
Guernsey
GY1 4BL

English Legal Adviser to the Company  
Kerman & Co LLP

200 Strand
London
WC2R 1DJ

 
 
 
 
 

Reports

 
 
 
 
 

Regulatory News

 
Final Results (Opens in new Window) 17/06/15 Final Results
Change of Adviser (Opens in new Window) 17/06/15 Change of Adviser
Holding(s) in Company (Opens in new Window) 15/06/15 Holding(s) in Company
Holding(s) in Company (Opens in new Window) 08/06/15 Holding(s) in Company
Galloway Appointment and Subscription (Opens in new Window) 03/06/15 Business Development Consultant Appointment
View Expiry of Warrants (Opens in new Window) 01/06/15 Expiry of Warrants
View Posting of Notice to Warrant Holders (Opens in new Window) 23/04/15 Warrant Expiry Reminder Notice
View Directorate Change (Opens in new Window) 20/03/15 Directorate Change
View Exercise of Warrants (Opens in new Window) 20/03/15 Exercise of Warrants
View Exercise of Warrants (Opens in new Window) 12/03/15 Exercise of Warrants
View Share Price Movement (Opens in new Window) 24/02/15 Share Price Movement
View Half Yearly Results (Opens in new Window) 18/12/14 Half Yearly Results
View Change of name (Opens in new Window) 19/11/14 Holding(s) in Company
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View Adjournment of AGM (Opens in new Window) 06/11/14 Adjournment of AGM to 12 November 2014
View Addendum to AGM Notice (Opens in new Window) 21/10/14 Addendum to AGM Notice
View Addendum to Notice of 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (Opens in new Window) 21/10/14 Addendum to Notice of 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
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View Resignation of Nominated Adviser and Company Update (Opens in new Window) 09/10/14 Resignation of Nominated Adviser and Company Update
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View Holding(s) in Company (Opens in new Window) 04/11/13 Holding(s) in Company
View Share Price Movement (Opens in new Window) 30/10/13 Share Price Movement
View Result of AGM (Opens in new Window) 20/09/13 Result of AGM
View Posting of Annual Report (Opens in new Window) 14/06/13 Posting of Annual Report
View Final Results (Opens in new Window) 11/06/13 Final Results
View Holding(s) in Company (Opens in new Window) 17/01/13 Holding(s) in Company
View Holding(s) in Company (Opens in new Window) 18/12/12 Holding(s) in Company
View Adviser Change of Name(Opens in new Window) 07/12/12 Adviser Change of Name
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View Holding(s) in Company (Opens in new Window) 16/10/12 Holding(s) in Company
View Result of AGM (Opens in new Window) 21/09/12 Result of AGM
View Holding(s) in Company (Opens in new Window) 07/09/12 Holding(s) in Company
View Holding in Company (Opens in new Window) 05/09/12 Holding in Company
View Exercise of Warrants (Opens in new Window) 16/08/12 Exercise of Warrants
View Holding(s) in Company (Opens in new Window) 16/08/12 Holding(s) in Company
View Holding(s) in Company (Opens in new Window) 10/08/12 Holding(s) in Company
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View Holding(s) in Company (Opens in new Window) 16/07/12 Holding(s) in Company
View Holding(s) in Company (Opens in new Window) 25/06/12 Holding(s) in Company
View Director/PDMR Shareholding (Opens in new Window) 20/06/12 Director/PDMR Shareholding
View Final Results (Opens in new Window) 19/06/12 Final Results
View Director/PDMR Shareholding (Opens in new Window) 08/06/12 Director/PDMR Shareholding
View Holding(s) in Company (Opens in new Window) 07/06/12 Holding(s) in Company
View Holding(s) in Company (Opens in new Window) 06/06/12 Holding(s) in Company
View Holding(s) in Company (Opens in new Window) 31/05/12 Holding(s) in Company
View Results of EGM (Opens in new Window) 28/05/12 Results of EGM
View Holding(s) in Company (Opens in new Window) 23/05/12 Holding(s) in Company
View Holding(s) in Company (Opens in new Window) 14/05/12 Holding(s) in Company
View Notice of AGM (Opens in new Window) 03/05/12 Proposed Subscription and Return of Capital
View Half Yearly Results (Opens in new Window) 29/11/11 Half Yearly Results
View AGM Statement (Opens in new Window) 23/09/11 AGM Statement
View Change of Registered Office (Opens in new Window) 30/08/11 Change of Registered Office
View Holding(s) in Company (Opens in new Window) 04/08/11 Final Results
View Holding(s) in Company (Opens in new Window) 28/07/11 Return of Capital
View Holding(s) in Company (Opens in new Window) 08/06/11 Return of Capital
View Holding(s) in Company (Opens in new Window) 24/03/11 Update re China CDM
View Holding(s) in Company (Opens in new Window) 08/02/11 Final date for Warrant Exercise
View Holding(s) in Company (Opens in new Window) 20/01/11 Holding(s) in Company
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View Half Yearly Report (Opens in new Window) 07/12/10 Half Yearly Report
View Investment Update (Opens in new Window) 16/11/10 Investment Update
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View Annual Financial Report (Opens in new Window) 17/08/10 Annual Financial Report
View Final Results(Opens in new Window) 10/08/10 Final Results
View Holding(s) in Company (Opens in new Window) 11/06/10 Holding(s) in Company
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View Annual Report available (Opens in new Window) 14/07/09 Annual Report available
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View Result of EGM (Opens in new Window) 06/07/09 Result of EGM
View Holding(s) in Company (Opens in new Window) 29/06/09 Holding(s) in Company
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View ACE, Biofoods, Hainan sale Announcement (Opens in new Window) 01/04/09 ACE, Biofoods, Hainan sale Announcement
View Investment Support Termination (Opens in new Window) 22/03/09 Investment Support Termination
View Full Year Financial Statement and Dividend Announcement (Opens in new Window) 27/02/09 Full Year Financial Statement and Dividend Announcement
View Portfolio Update- AWT, DBI and Biofoods (Opens in new Window) 12/02/09 Portfolio Update- AWT, DBI and Biofoods
View EGM Announcement- Directors Appointment (Opens in new Window) 23/01/09 EGM Announcement- Directors Appointment
View Portfolio Update- AWT (Opens in new Window) 07/01/09 Portfolio Update- AWT
 
 
 
 

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