Lonmin PLC LMI Announcement re: Rights Issue

  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.

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