Ariana Resources plc : Issue of Equity and Total Voting Rights 28 February 2013 AIM: AAU ISSUE OF EQUITY TOTAL VOTING RIGHTS Ariana Resources plc ("Ariana" or "the Company"), the gold exploration and development company focused on Turkey, today announces the issue of 46,429,980 new ordinary shares of 1p each at 1.2675p pence per share (the "Issue") to raise £588,500 before costs. The proceeds will be used for general working capital purposes. The Issue is made pursuant to and following a draw down under the Standby Equity Distribution Agreement ("SEDA") entered into by the Company with YA Global Master SPV Ltd as announced on 20 January 2011. Application will be made for the 46,429,980 new ordinary shares, which rank pari passu with all existing ordinary shares, to be admitted to trading on AIM ("Admission"). Admission is expected to take place on or around 5 March 2013. Following the issue of the New Ordinary Shares the Company's issued share capital will consist of 417,449,474 Ordinary Shares with a nominal value of 1p each, with voting rights ("Ordinary Shares"). The Company does not hold any Ordinary Shares in Treasury. Therefore the total number of Ordinary Shares in the Company with voting rights is 417,449,474 and this number should be used by shareholders in the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the Financial Service Authority's Disclosure and Transparency Rules. Contacts: Ariana Resources plc Tel: +44 (0) 20 7407 3616 Michael Spriggs, Chairman Kerim Sener, Managing Director Beaumont Cornish Limited Tel: +44 (0) 20 7628 3396 Roland Cornish / Felicity Geidt S.P. Angel Corporate Finance LLP Tel: +44 (0) 20 3463 2260 Ewan Leggat / Laura Littley St Brides Media & Finance Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 20 7236 1177 Susie Geliher / Lottie Brocklehurst Editors' note: About Ariana Resources Ariana is an exploration and development company focused on epithermal gold-silver and porphyry copper-gold deposits in Turkey. The Company is developing a portfolio of prospective licences selected on the basis of its in-house geological and remote-sensing database, on its own in western Turkey and in Joint Venture with Eldorado Gold Corporation in north-eastern Turkey. Eldorado owns 51% of this joint venture and is fully funding all exploration work on the JV properties, while Ariana owns 49% and is the operator. The Company's flagship assets are its Sindirgi and Tavsan gold projects which form the Red Rabbit Gold Project. Both contain a series of prospects, within two prolific mineralised districts in the Western Anatolian Volcanic and Extensional (WAVE) Province in western Turkey. This Province hosts the largest operating gold mines in Turkey and remains highly prospective for new porphyry and epithermal deposits. These core projects, which are separated by a distance of 75km, are presently being assessed as to their economic merits and now form part of a Joint Venture with Proccea Construction Co. The total resource inventory of the Company stands at 448,000 ounces of gold equivalent. Ariana also has a strategic investment in Tigris Resources Limited (www.tigrisresources.com), a private Jersey-based exploration company, which is focused on the exploration of copper and gold deposits in southeastern Turkey. Ariana retains 11.5% of Tigris Resources Limited. S P Angel Corporate Finance LLP are brokers to the Company and Beaumont Cornish Limited is the Company's Nominated Adviser. For further information on Ariana you are invited to visit the Company's website at www.arianaresources.com. Ends ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Ariana Resources plc via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1681790
Ariana Resources plc : Issue of Equity and Total Voting Rights
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