CNMC acquired an 85% stake in Luanshya Copper Mines (“LCM”) in 2009 for US$ 50 million from Enya Holdings BV (“Enya”) following the suspension of operations at Baluba Centre Mine in the advent of the Global Financial Crisis. Immediately post-acquisition, CNMC changed the name of the mine to CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines (“CNMC-LCM”), and it initially held an 85% shareholding stake in CNMC-LCM, and later transferred a 5% stake to ZCCM-IH to achieve a 80% : 20% shareholding structure per the terms of the acquisition. Therefore, ZCCM-IH currently holds a 20% stake whilst CNMC holds an 80% stake.

Operations

CNMC-LCM operates the Baluba Centre Mine and Muliashi Project. The Baluba Centre Mine produces copper concentrate, whilst the Muliashi Project is an integrated mining and leaching project comprising the Muliashi North Mine and the Muliashi Leach Plant.

Development

Following the acquisition of Luanshya, CNMC upgraded the Baluba Centre Mine equipment which saw production resume in December 2009 following the shutdown in 2008. The construction of the Muliashi Project was initiated in 2010 with production commencing in 2012.

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Extract from 2018 annual report

CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines Plc (CNMC) recorded a turnover of K2,559 million (US$268 million) for the year ended 31st December 2017 (2016: K1,701 million (US$172 million). The profit after tax was K 353 million (US$37 million) (2016: K3.79 million (US$ 0.397 million loss)).

CNMC planned to produce 33,000 tonnes of copper in 2017, the actual volume produced was 43,177 tonnes as a result of increased mined volumes at Muliashi mine. Baluba mine remained under care and maintenance during the year with the total care and maintenance costs being K121.26 million (US$12.9 million) in 2017. Works to bring it back into production commenced in the first quarter of 2018.

There were no dividends declared during the year under review (2016: Nil).

Extract from 2017 annual report

CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines plc (CNMC) recorded a turnover of K1, 700.75 million (US$172.35 million)
(unaudited) for the year ended 31st December 2016 (2015: K1, 311.94 million (US$201.7 million). The loss after tax was K306.40 million (US$31.05 million) (2015: K831.07 million (US$127.77 million) loss).

There were no dividends declared during the year under review (2016: Nil).

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Extracting value from tier one assets by improving efficiencies and operations.