21-Apr-2017 / 16:00 GMT/BST
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21 April 2017
AFRICAN POTASH LIMITED
('African Potash' or the 'Company')
African Potash announces that, on 11 April 2017, the Company signed a Letter of Intent ('LOI') in connection with the proposed acquisition by the Company of Onshore Energy Limited ('OEL'), a private investment company that invests in unquoted companies (the 'Acquisition').
If completed, the Acquisition would constitute a Reverse Takeover under the NEX Exchange Growth Market Rules for Issuers, requiring, amongst other things, approval by the Company's shareholders. The Acquisition would also constitute a related party transaction as Chris Cleverly, Executive Chairman, of the Company is also a director and shareholder of OEL.
In order to progress the Acquisition and provide African Potash with working capital required to maintain its existing operations, the Company is required to raise additional funds. These funds are material in the context of the Company and its current financial position.
Accordingly, African Potash has requested that trading in the Company's shares be suspended pending a further announcement. Such an announcement will be made as soon as practicable.
The Directors of the Company accept responsibility for the content of this announcement.