AXIOM MINING LIMITED
ANNUAL REPORT 2015
GROUP FINANCIAL REPORT
During the year the Company held 18 meetings
of Directors of which four were by attendance or
teleconference and 14 were by circulating resolution.
The attendances of Directors at meetings of the Board
of Directors were:
Directors’ meetings Audit meetings
Stephen Ray Williams
Ryan Richard Mount
Jeremy Robin Gray
A – Number of meetings attended.
B – Number of meetings held during the time the Director held of ce
during the year.
The composition of the Board is not suitable for the
formation of separate subcommittees and these
responsibilities are undertaken by the whole Board.
(Bachelor of Business from QUT, and is also a Fellow of
CPA Australia, the Governance Institute of Australia and
the Australian Institute of Company Directors).
On 21 August 2015, the Company appointed Paul
Frederiks as Company Secretary in Australia to act as
Local Agent. Paul has more than 30 years’ experience
as a finance and corporate governance executive in the
Australian resources sector, with an extensive knowledge
base in listed public company reporting and compliance.
He previously held Company Secretary positions for
Auzex Resources Limited, Billabong International Limited
and China Steel Australia Limited and was also previously
the Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer at
Geodynamics Limited and Ross Mining N.L.
As the Company is incorporated in Hong Kong, it is a
requirement under the Hong Kong Companies Ordinance
to have a resident Company Secretary. Boacoh Secretarial
Limited of Hong Kong acts as Company Secretary for
the Company. Boacoh Secretarial Limited is a Company
owned by the partners of Boase Cohen & Collins
Accountant and local agent
As Axiom is registered in Australia, it is required to appoint
a Local Agent for receipt of notices from both the Australia
Securities Exchange Limited and the Australian Securities
and Investment Commission. Mr Paul Frederiks is the
Local Agent and Company Secretary.
The principal activities of the Company and the Group
during the year were mineral exploration and assessment
of potential mining acquisition opportunities in Australia,
Solomon Islands and Vietnam.
Axiom’s key focus was the advanced exploration program
and mine development on the Isabel Nickel Project.
Operating and financial review
Results of operations
The consolidated loss from ordinary activities of the
Company and its controlled entities for the year ended
30 September 2015 after income tax was $12,460,000
Review of operations
Since Axiom’s resounding win in the Solomon Islands
High Court trial over the Isabel nickel deposit on
24 September 2014, the Company has undertaken an
intensive exploration program to achieve its first Maiden
JORC Resource Estimate.
In December 2014, Axiom announced a $5 million funding
agreement and strategic partnership with mining services
contractor Anitua. In March 2015, Axiom was granted a
second Prospecting Licence for the Isabel Nickel Project
over the south San Jorge tenement.
Axiom completed orientation drilling on the Isabel Nickel
Project in May 2015 and commenced the first phase of
resource definition drilling in June 2015. The Company
announced its Maiden JORC Resource Estimate on
30 September 2015, and has plans to upgrade the
resource before the end of 2015.
Review of Axiom’s North Queensland, Vietnam and West
Guadalcanal (in Solomon Islands) tenements continued as
the Company focused on the Isabel Nickel Project.
During the year the Company issued 45,374,975
(2014: 954,485,305, consolidated as 79,540,442) ordinary
shares via placements, on exercise of performance rights,
conversion of convertible shares, exercise of options and
as payment for services.
Details of the movements in share capital of the
Company during the year are set out in Note 16(a) to the
consolidated financial statements.
Changes in the state of affairs
No significant changes to the state of affairs of the Group
have occurred during the financial year.
The Board of Directors do not recommend the payment
of any dividend for the year (2014: nil).