The following public notice was distributed to relevant parties on October 4, 2022. A PDF of the notice is available for download here.
PUBLIC NOTICE OF MANONO LITHIUM RIGHTS OWNERSHIP
4 October 2022
This public notice is addressed to all parties who claim interests in Manono Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo including:
AVZ Minerals Limited
Level 2, 1 Walker Avenue West
Perth, WA 6005 Australia
Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd.
Zijin Tower, Zijin Road
Fujian Province, China 364200
Suzhou Tianhua Times New Energy Industry Investment Co Limited
Room 3201, Building 1, Constellation Business Plaza, No. 269, Wangdun Road,
Suzhou Industrial Park, Pilot Free Trade Zone, Suzhou,
Jiangsu province, China
Av colonel EBEYA, N°56
Building Bon Coin-Apartment N°8
Commune of Gombe Kinshasa/DRC
Dathomir International Corporation
Independence Avenue, PO Box 903
Republic of the Seychelles
Jin Cheng Mining Company Limited
For the attention of Huang Xiaohong
Vistra Corporate Services Centre
Wickhams Cay II
Road Town Tortola
VG 1110 Hong Kong
British Virgin Islands
Cong Mao Huai (Simon Cong)
Min Guo Wei (Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Ltd/Sino-DRC Sicomines JV)
And all other non-transparent intermediaries, are hereby notified:
This law firm acts for MMCS Strategic 1 (“MMCS”) with respect to the unlawful expropriation of license PE 12202 by the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”). This license allows for the exploitation of a mineral deposit in the Manono and Kitotolo regions (the “Manono Project”).
Since this illegal raid was engaged against them in 2016, MMCS has continuously asserted its ownership over Manono through public statements, commercial arbitration, and through direct correspondence. Various groups have claimed ownership over Manono, attempting to benefit or assert control over it in that time. Take notice that until such time as our rights have been vindicated MMCS possesses true, full and proper title to the Manono.
MMCS therefore reserves all rights with respect to those who would wrongfully and surreptitiously assert or attempt to assert control and benefit from Manono. MMCS cautions all parties who may be interested in the Manono Project to conduct appropriate due diligence in respect of the claims that any parties other than MMCS are making regarding rights to the Manono Project. Govern yourselves accordingly.
AMSTERDAM & PARTNERS LLP