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Harita Nickel Will Become the 5th Largest Nickel Mining Company in Indonesia After Acquiring PT Gane Tambang Sentosa

30 November 2023

Jakarta, 30 November 2023Harita Nickel, the largest integrated nickel company in Indonesia, acquired 99% of the shares in PT Gane Tambang Sentosa (“GTS”) located on Obi Island, South Halmahera, North Maluku. This acquisition with a transaction value of IDR 7.9 billion will increase nickel ore resources and reserves to 302 million wmt, making Harita Nickel the 5th largest nickel mining company in Indonesia based on resources.

PT GTS has a non-operating nickel mining concession with an area of 2,314 hectares with an IUP valid until 2040. The Company plans to carry out drilling activities to determine the size of nickel ore reserves and resources.

At the same time, Harita Nickel also increased its share ownership in PT Gane Permai Sentosa ("GPS") from 70% to 99%. Apart from being able to increase the Company's nickel ore resources and reserves, this acquisition worth IDR 48.8 billion is expected to strengthen the financial contribution to the Company.

At the end of November 2023, the Company has estimated nickel ore reserves of around 302 million wmt. By carrying out further exploration at the 4 mines owned, namely PT Obi Anugerah Mineral, PT Jikodolong Mega Pertiwi, PT Karya Tambang Sentosa, and PT Gane Tambang Sentosa, the nickel ore reserves needed by the Harita Nickel subsidiary will increase.

PT GTS and PT GPS are affiliated companies of Harita Nickel. The acquisition transaction has been carried out transparently in accordance with the assessment of the appointed independent institution from KJPP.

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