Besagter Wert mutiert gerade vom Förderunternehmen
von z.B. Gold (alte Website: http://www.wmt.com.au)
zum Internetversandhaus für Erotikartikel, die Website
http://www.adultshop.com soll zum Jahresende starten.
Derzeit ist dort bereits folgender Text zu finden:
18 June 1999
Australia's first ASX - listed Internet retailer of adult
The Directors of Western Minerals NL (soon to be renamed AdultShop.com
Limited), are pleased to announce that at today's Extraordinary general Meeting all resolutions, as outlined in the circular sent to shareholders, were passed.
The resource industry is clearly under significant pressure at the present time. The existing situation of a low gold price coupled with a strengthening Australian dollar make raising capital for exploration projects very difficult, particularly at the smaller end of the market in which Western Minerals NL operated.
The original Directors of Western Minerals NL have for some time been
looking for opportunities which would enable the Company to enter a new sphere of business, thereby severing its total dependence on minerals and pursuing an active focus on a key growth industry.
Western Minerals NL has today officially received shareholder approval for its name change to AdultShop.com and for a change in its business focus from mineral exploration to that of an Internet retailing business. To achieve this, the company has entered into an agreement to acquire the rights to design, establish and operate a web site on the Internet which will market and sell adult leisure products (ie. erotic toys, videos, compact discs, lingerie and publications) on a worldwide basis.
Shareholder approval was also received for a capital raising of up to 4 million dollars. The likely reinstatement date of the company to official ASX listing is 25 June 1999.
Chairman, Hans-Rudolf Moser has stated that the company "represents an
opportunity to participate in the growth of the Internet through the adults product industry, currently one of the most popular Internet and profitable consumer e-commerce categories. AdultShop.com is now positioned to take advantage of this opportunity by establishing a web site for adult products".
He added "AdultShop.com will have a highly experienced management team
with extensive worldwide contacts, access to a strong supply network and established infrastructure through the existing Barbarellas business to source and deliver an extensive range of quality products, and a comprehensive marketing strategy aimed at developing a powerful brand name". Barbarellas offers adult products through its Australia-wide retail chain. It was established in 1976 and is owned by Malcolm Day and Rod Smith. Barbarellas successfully operates 21 shops, a mail order and wholesale division and a magazine distribution business in New Zealand.
The company has also secured the right of first refusal in respect of any future sale of the Barbarellas business by Malcolm Day and Rod Smith and identified a number of exciting growth opportunities.
The Directors of AdultShop.com have stated that as a result of the
successful shareholder meeting today, they will be appointing Malcolm Day and Rod Smith to the Board as Managing Director and Executive Director respectively.
Rod Smith was a founding partner in the first Barbarellas store which opened in 1976, and has over 25 years' experience in retail management, primarily in the adult leisure product industry. Malcolm Day joined the Barbarellas group of
companies in 1996 as an executive director and at the same time, along with Mr Smith, founded Adult Communication Services (ACS). ACS is one of Australia's largest providers of adult phone services. Both Mr Day and Mr Smith bring with them extensive experience in retail, e-commerce and web site development.
This is a very exciting time for both existing and potential shareholders. With the tremendous growth forecasted for both Internet usage and the adult product industry supported by experienced and enthusiastic management, AdultShop.com is sure to be a company to watch closely.
A corporate profile of AdultShop.com follows this media release.
For further details, interviews or photographs, please contact:
Phone: (08) 9325 5199
Mobile: 0417 770 315
Phone: (08) 9474 1939
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