Centaur Natural Resources Bond I & II

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Centaur Natural Resources Bond I & II

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The Centaur Natural Resources Bond I & II

The “Centaur Natural Resources Bond” is a ‘bond’ or ‘debt security’ issued by Centaur Group Finance Ltd acting in the respect of its ‘segregated account’ #1 ‘Centaur Natural Resources Bond’ (the “issuer”), that is listed on the Bermuda Stock Exchange and was created to fund the Centaur Group’s mining and natural resources related projects.

In simple terms, investors purchase the Centaur Natural Resources Bond and receive a fixed return of 12% per annum for a 3 year term. At the end of the term, investors receive their original investment back.

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Investments Highlights

Fixed return of 12% per annum

3 Year Investment Term

Original Investment returned at the end of the term

Receive payouts every month

Issuance amount – $15m USD

Bonds delivered by physical certificates

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Structure & Key Parties

Investment advisor – Centaur Asset Management Ltd.

Bermuda Listing agent – Cohort, Bermuda

Bermuda Legal Counsel – Conyers, Dill and Pearman

Principal Bank – Santander

Custodian & Paying Agent – GCS

Auditor – KPMG Ltd.

Investment Security

The Centaur Natural Resource Bond is backed by approximately $80m of security provisions. These security provisions include:

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Corporate Guarantees

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Share Pledges

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Asset Backed Security

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Personal Guarantees

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Shareholder Guarantees

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Steps in Rights

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Debtor Book Security

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How many Centaur Natural Resources Bonds can I apply for?

As many as you like, up to a maximum of $15,000,000.

What amount is being raised?

We are looking to raise up to $15,000,000. We will start issuing Centaur Natural Resources Bonds once we receive valid subscriptions for at least $500,000.

Who can invest in Centaur Natural Resources Bonds?

Qualified Investors (within the meaning of Section 1 of the Bermuda Stock Exchange Listing Regulations) may subscribe for bonds with a value of £100,000; or less if the Qualified Investor meets one of the suitability tests set out in the Subscription Form.

What return do I receive on my investment and is the interest rate fixed?

The Centaur Natural Resources Bonds will yield a return of 12% on your investment. This means if you invest $100,000 you will receive interest over the 3 year term of $12,000 per annum, totalling $36,000.

Is the Centaur Natural Resources Bond suitable for SIPPs and ISAs?

Centaur Natural Resources Bonds are eligible for investment by a UK Self Invested Personal Pension (SIPP), and for Individual Saving Accounts (ISAs) as the bonds are classed as ‘bonds’ or ‘debt securities’ listed on a ‘recognised stock exchange’ approved by UK HM Revenue & Customs. Should you or your financial advisor have any queries, please contact Centaur for any further information or clarification.

Can I pay by instalments or top up on my holding of Centaur Natural Resources Bonds?

Unfortunately, you will not be able to pay for your Centaur Natural Resources Bonds in instalments, nor can they be topped up unless the Centaur Natural Resources Bond is still open for subscriptions at that time. You can however invest into other Centaur bonds or products, please contact Centaur for further details of investment products available.

How do I get my money out?

The Issuer will repay all Centaur Natural Resources Bonds at the third (3rd) anniversary of issue. You will have no right to redeem your Bonds prior to the end of the 3 year fixed term, however the Issuer may, at its option, repay all or part of the Centaur Natural Resources Bonds at any time together with a 2% redemption bonus. The Centaur Natural Resources Bonds are transferable, meaning they can be sold, traded or transferred during the 3-year term.

Are the Centaur Natural Resources Bonds transferable?

Yes, the Centaur Natural Resources Bonds are transferable and they can be sold, traded, and/or transferred.

Might I be repaid before maturity?

Under the terms of the Centaur Natural Resources Bond, the Issuer does reserve the right to redeem the Centaur Natural Resources Bonds, with interest and a 2% redemption penalty prior to maturity.

Do I need to discuss the Centaur Natural Resources Bond with a financial advisor?

We strongly recommend that you do seek the advice of an independent financial advisor.

Does holding Centaur Natural Resources Bonds mean I own shares in the company?

No, Centaur Natural Resources Bonds are not convertible into shares and the Bondholder does not have any ownership interest in the company/Issuer.

Can I receive a paper version of the application form?

Yes, if you wish to receive a paper version of the Subscription Form, please contact Centaur.

I would like to buy Centaur Natural Resources Bonds, what do I do now?

Please refer to the ‘How to apply’ section within this document.

Why does the Centaur Group need the money?

The proceeds from the Centaur Natural Resources Bond will be utilised by the Centaur Group to expand current mining operations in South Africa.

Why don’t you raise the money from the banks?

The bank interest rates in South Africa are generally between 8-10% on the South African Rand. Local banks within South Africa generally only lend in South African Rand as South Africa has reserve bank controls on its, and other, currencies. Centaur prefers its funding exposure to be in USD, which reduces the options for traditional bank financing within South Africa and allows Centaur to raise funds from the bond market(s).

What happens if any part of the Centaur Group goes bust?

To protect Bondholders, the Bonds are issued by Centaur Group Finance Ltd (“CGF”) acting in respect of its ‘segregated account’ #1 ‘Centaur Natural Resources Bond’ (the “Issuer”). The Issuer’s only activities will be to issue the Centaur Natural Resources Bonds and repay the interest and capital to Bondholders in accordance with the terms of the Offering Memorandum and Deed Poll.

Centaur Investments is a brand name of Centaur Asset Management Ltd ("CAM").

CAM is a Bermuda exempt company, having its registered office address at Cedar House, 41 Cedar Avenue, Hamilton HM12, Bermuda and its principal place of business at Emaar Boulevard Plaza Tower 1, Level 11, Unit 1102, Burj Khalifa Downtown, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. CAM is registered under the Bermuda Companies Act 1981 and is approved and authorised by the Bermuda Monetary Authority.