|Traded as||ASX: SDL|
Sundance Resources Limited (SDL) is an Australian mining company, based in Perth, Western Australia, whose main assets are iron ore leases in Cameroon near Mbalam, and across the border in the Republic of Congo.
To exploit these leases, a 500 km railway (or perhaps a slurry pipeline) is required to a new multi-user port at Lolabé on the Atlantic coast. However, the development of the project has been postponed due to the market conditions for ore.
Sundance Resources was listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, the ASX, in 1993, then under the name of St Francis Mining NL (SFM). It changed this name to St Francis Mining Limited in October 1999. It traded under this name for only a short time before becoming the St Francis Group Limited (SFG) in June 2000. In December 2003, the St Francis Group Limited became Sundance Resources Limited (SDL), the company's current name.
Sundance announced the acquisition of a 100% interest, since reduced to 90%, in Cam Iron SA, a company incorporated in Cameroon, in March 2006. Cam was the owner of exploration permit No 92 which covered an area of 875 square kilometres over the Mbalam iron ore province. Mbalam is located about 300 km east-southeast of the capital city of Yaoundé in the southern part of Cameroon. The deposit was identified in 1982 by the United Nations Development Fund. 
Sundance also holds an 85% interest in iron ore deposits across the border in the Republic of Congo, which would be served by a branch off the main railway.
Additionally, a further five people were killed in the accident: two pilots, a consultant for Sundance and a British and a French citizen.
The company halted its African operations and ordered staff to help find the plane. Trading of its shares was also halted and Peter Canterbury was named acting chief executive. Former chairman George Jones said that the disappearance of the entire board would not spell the end for the company.
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Strictly speaking, if there are no surviving board members, then there is no-one to appoint new members to a new board. However, ASIC, the corporate regulator, has approved the co-option of a former chairman to co-opt other members to a new board, which will be put before a shareholder's meeting at the earliest practical opportunity.
In October 2011, the Chinese Hanlong Group launched a takeover attempt for Sundance. Although an agreement was reached to purchase the company, the deal fell through in April 2013 when Hanlong was unable to meet its funding obligations.