Lonmin PLC (LMI) - Announcement re: Rights Issue RNS Number : 5043R Lonmin PLC 20 November 2012 NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITEDSTATES,AUSTRALIA,CANADAORJAPAN OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE THE RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR REGULATION 20 November 2012 Lonmin Plc Admission of Nil Paid Rights and listing of and trading in Letters of Allocation The Board of Lonmin Plc announces that, in accordance with the Prospectus dated 9November 2012, admission of 365,497,663 New Shares to the Premium Segment of the Official List and to trading, nil paid, on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities is expected to take place at 8.00 am (London time) today, and listing of and trading in Letters of Allocation on the JSE on a deferred settlement basis is expected to take place at 9:00am (Johannesburg time) today. Definitions used in the Prospectus dated 9 November 2012 shall have the same meanings when used in this announcement, unless the context requires otherwise. CONTACTS Lonmin Tanya Chikanza (Head of Investor Relations) +27 11 218 8300 / +44 20 7201 6007 Ruli Diseko (Investor Relations Manager) +27 11 218 8373 SHAREHOLDER ENQUIRIES UKShareholders: Contact theUKShareholder Helpline on 0871 384 2958 (from inside theUnited Kingdom) or +44 (0)121 415 0227 (from outside theUnited Kingdom). This Shareholder Helpline is available from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. (Londontime) Monday to Friday (except bank holidays). South African Shareholders: contact the South African Shareholder Helpline on 011 713 0893 (from insideSouth Africa) or +27 11 713 0893 (from outsideSouth Africa). This Shareholder Helpline is available from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (Johannesburgtime) Monday to Friday (except public holidays). Please note that for legal reasons, the UK Shareholder Helpline and the South African Shareholder Helpline are only able to provide information contained in this announcement or the prospectus relating to the Rights Issue (when published) and information relating to Lonmin's register of members and are unable to give advice on the merits of the Rights Issue, or provide legal, financial, tax or investment advice. This announcement is an advertisement and not a prospectus and investors should not subscribe for or purchase any Nil Paid Rights, Fully Paid Rights, Letters of Allocation orNew Sharesreferred to in this announcement except on the basis of information in the Prospectus which, subject to UKLA approval, is expected to be published by the Company today in connection with the Rights Issue. Copies of the Prospectus will, following publication, be available from the Company's registered office.This announcement does not constitute, or form part of any offer or invitation to purchase, otherwise acquire, subscribe for, sell, otherwise dispose of or issue, or any solicitation or any offer to sell, otherwise dispose of, issue, purchase, otherwise acquire or subscribe for, any security in the capital of the Company in any jurisdiction. Any decision to purchase, otherwise acquire, subscribe for, sell or otherwise dispose of any Provisional Allotment Letter, Nil Paid Rights, Fully Paid Rights, Letters of Allocation and/or New Shares should only be made on the basis of information contained in and incorporated by reference into the Prospectus which contains further details relating to the Company in general as well as a summary of the risk factors to which an investment in the New Shares is subject. Nothing in this announcement should be interpreted as a term or condition of the Rights Issue.Subject to certain exceptions, the Prospectus will not be available to Shareholders located inExcludedTerritories (as defined in the Prospectus).This announcement is not directed to, or intended for distribution or use by, any person or entity that is a citizen or resident or located in any locality, state, country or other jurisdiction where such distribution, publication, availability, or use would be contrary to law or regulation which would require any registration or licensing within such jurisdiction. This announcement and the information contained herein is not an offer of securities for sale in theUnited States. The Nil Paid Rights, the Fully Paid Rights, the Letters of Allocation, the New Shares and the Provisional Allotment Letters have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933(the "Securities Act"), or with any securities regulatory authority of any State or jurisdiction of the United States and may not be offered, sold, resold, pledged, taken up, exercised, renounced or otherwise delivered, distributed or transferred, directly or indirectly, into or within the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in compliance with any applicable securities laws of any State or other jurisdiction of the United States. No public offering of the Nil Paid Rights, the Fully Paid Rights, the Letters of Allocation, the New Shares or the Provisional Allotment Letters will be made in the United States. No money, securities or other consideration from any person inside theUnited Statesis being solicited and, if sent in response to the information contained in this announcement, will not be accepted. This announcementdoes not constitute an offer of Nil Paid Rights, Fully Paid Rights, Letters of Allocation, New Shares or Provisional Allotment Letters to anypersonwith a registered address in, or who is resident in,Australia,CanadaorJapan. None of the Nil Paid Rights, the Fully Paid Rights, the Letters of Allocation, the New Shares, the Provisional Allotment Letters or the Forms of Instruction has been or will be registered under the relevant laws of any state, province or territory ofAustralia,CanadaorJapan. Subject to certain limited exceptions, neither the Prospectus, the Provisional Allotment Letter, the Forms of Instruction nor this announcement will be distributed in or intoAustralia,CanadaorJapan.The release, publication or distribution of this announcement in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law and therefore persons in such jurisdictions into which this announcement is released, published or distributed should inform themselves about and observe such restrictions. Neither the content of the Company's website (or any other website) nor the content of any website accessible from hyperlinks on the Company's website (or any other website) is incorporated into, or forms part of, this announcement. This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END ARIEAXFNFSEAFFF -0- Nov/20/2012 07:01 GMT
Lonmin PLC LMI Announcement re: Rights Issue
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