AIM and Media Release 

14 February 2020

Notice of change of Significant Shareholder

Base Resources Limited (ASX & AIM: BSE) (Base Resources) advises that it has today received notification from Bank of America Corporation that it and its related bodies corporate (Bank of America) have decreased their voting power in Base Resources to 77,775,515 ordinary shares, representing 6.64% of the total Base Resources ordinary shares on issue and constituting a significant shareholding for the purposes of the AIM Rules for Companies.

Bank of America’s interest in 77,775,515 ordinary shares is held as follows:

Holder of interest Nature of interest Registered holder of shares Number of ordinary shares
Merrill Lynch (Australia) Futures Ltd Power to control voting and/or disposal of securities in its capacity as ultimate beneficial owner having a principal position. Merrill Lynch (Australia) Nominees Pty Ltd 35,613,042
Merrill Lynch International (Australia) Ltd Borrowing of securities pursuant to a Prime Brokerage Agreement, with power to control the voting and/or disposal of borrowed securities. Merrill Lynch (Australia) Nominees Pty Ltd 42,162,473

The decrease in Bank of America’s holding for the purposes of the AIM Rules for Companies was the net result of the return of ordinary shares pursuant to prime brokerage agreements and the acquisition of ordinary shares, since 31 January 2020.   

Bank of America acquired 19,054 shares for an average price of A$0.247 per share between 31 January 2020 and 12 February 2020.  Other than by the return of securities pursuant to prime brokerage agreements, Bank of America did not otherwise dispose of any securities from 31 January 2020 to 12 February 2020.

A copy of the notice referred to in this release is available from the Company’s website:


For further information contact:

James Fuller, Manager Communications and Investor Relations UK Media Relations
Base Resources Tavistock Communications
Tel: +61 (8) 9413 7426 Jos Simson and Barnaby Hayward
Mobile: +61 (0) 488 093 763 Tel: +44 (0) 207 920 3150

About Base Resources

Base Resources is an Australian based, African focused, mineral sands producer and developer with a track record of project delivery and operational performance.  The company operates the established Kwale Operations in Kenya and is developing the Toliara Project in Madagascar.  Base Resources is an ASX and AIM listed company.  Further details about Base Resources are available at

Level 1, 50 Kings Park Road
West Perth, Western Australia, 6005
Phone: +61 (0)8 9413 7400
Fax: +61 (0)8 9322 8912

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