29/03/2017 - Repayment of Baron Loan PDF Print E-mail

Dissemination of a Regulatory Announcement that contains inside information according to REGULATION (EU) No 596/2014 (MAR).

InfraStrata plc (“InfraStrata” or the “Company”)

Repayment of loan from Baron Oil plc

InfraStrata plc (AIM: INFA), the independent gas storage company, announces that following the completion of the placing to raise £810,000 before expenses announced on 27 February 2017, it has now repaid the £200,000 drawn down on the secured loan facility with Baron Oil plc (“Baron”) which was entered into on 5 January 2017. The loan facility will now be cancelled.

The loan was secured by, inter alia: (i) a first-ranking debenture over the undertakings and assets of InfraStrata UK Limited ("InfraStrata UK"), the wholly owned subsidiary of the Company which owns 90% of Islandmagee Storage Limited (“IMSL”); and (ii) charges over shares in InfraStrata UK (granted by the Company) and IMSL (granted by InfraStrata UK). Following repayment of the loan these security arrangements will now be released.

Baron remains entitled to receive an additional £200,000 (the “Additional Payment”) in the event of a sale or disposal by InfraStrata or its subsidiaries, IMSL and InfraStrata UK, of substantially all of their assets, which comprise interests in the Islandmagee gas storage project, and/or a change in control of InfraStrata, IMSL or InfraStrata UK, within two years from the date of the loan agreement. In the event of a partial disposal of InfraStrata, IMSL or InfraStrata UK's interests in the Islandmagee gas storage project (whereby InfraStrata and InfraStrata UK retain control of IMSL), the Additional Payment will be reduced to £100,000, with the remaining £100,000 payable in the event of a subsequent disposal or change in control of IMSL or the Islandmagee gas storage project during the two year period.

For further information, please contact:

InfraStrata plc

Anita Gardiner, Joint Managing Director Stewart McGarrity, Joint Managing Director

+44 (0) 28 9051 1415

Allenby Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser & Broker)

Jeremy Porter / Alex Brearley / Liz Kirchner

+44 (0)20 3328 5656

Financial PR – Camarco

Billy Clegg / Gordon Poole

+44 (0)20 3757 4980





The Front End Engineering & Design (FEED) and Insitu Downhole Testing programme for the Islandmagee gas storage project is co-financed by the European Union's Connecting Europe Facility.

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Background on InfraStrata plc

InfraStrata is an independent gas storage company focused on the UK and Ireland. Further information is available on the Company’s website: www.infrastrata.co.uk.

Background on the Islandmagee Storage Project

The Islandmagee gas storage project company, Islandmagee Storage Limited (“IMSL”), is owned 90% by a wholly owned subsidiary of InfraStrata plc and 10% by a wholly owned subsidiary of Mutual Energy Limited. The project is a proposed salt cavern gas storage facility located on Islandmagee in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Work commenced in 2007 with the acquisition of 3D seismic data to image the Permian salt in the Larne Lough area. During 2012, planning permission was granted for the project and a gas storage licence was issued by the Utility Regulator. In October 2013, the gas storage project was granted a ‘Project of Common Interest’ (“PCI”) status by the European Commission. In 2015 a well was drilled to core the salt and confirm the technical feasibility of the project, supported in part by the Commission. The final stage before a Final Investment Decision will be the Front-End Engineering Design and Commercialisation of the project. To date approximately £11m has been invested in the project.

Further information is available on the project company’s website: www.islandmageestorage.com.

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