PAN AFRICAN RESOURCES PLC: Completion of the Acquisition of Evander

PAN AFRICAN RESOURCES PLC: Completion of the Acquisition of Evander
Pan African Resources PLC                          
                                                                       
(Incorporated and registered in England and Wales under Companies Act 1985  


                                                                           
            with registered number 3937466 on 25 February 2000)            
                                                                           
                               AIM Code: PAF                               
                                                                           
                               JSE Code: PAN                               
                                                                           
                            ISIN: GB0004300496                             
                                                                           
                     ("Pan African" or " the Company")                     

ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE COMPLETION OF THE ACQUISITION OF EVANDER GOLD MINES 
 LIMITED ("EVANDER") FROM HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED ("TRANSACTION")  

Pan African shareholders are referred to the announcement published by the
Company on 15 February 2013 wherein they were advised that the Transaction had
become unconditional.

Pan African is pleased to further advise its shareholders that, as envisaged in
the announcement of 15 February 2013, the Company assumed effective control
over Evander on 28 February 2013 and has settled the Transaction purchase
consideration ("Purchase Consideration") in full.

Payment of the Purchase Consideration was funded through a combination of cash
resources held by Pan African and Evander (including the proceeds received
through Pan African's R703 million rights offer) ("Cash Resources") and bank
funding in the form of a R600 million revolving credit facility ("RCF"). Pan
African utilised R350 million from the RCF for purposes of funding a portion of
the Purchase Consideration, with the remaining portion being funded from Cash
Resources.

Following payment of the Purchase Consideration, R250 million of the RCF
remains unutilised and the Pan African group had operational cash resources
available of R157.4 million as at 13 March 2013.

14 March 2013

Lead Corporate Adviser, Transaction Sponsor and JSE Sponsor to Pan African     


                                                                           
One Capital                                                                     
                                                                           
Joint Corporate Adviser and Independent Transaction Sponsor to Pan African      
                                                                           
Nedbank Capital                                                                 
                                                                           
Legal Counsel to Pan African                                                    
                                                                           
Werksmans Inc.                                                                  
PAN AFRICAN ENQUIRIES                     UK                                    
                                                                           
South Africa                                                                    
                                                                           
Pan African Resources                     Canaccord Genuity Limited - Nomad and 
                                      Joint Broker                         
Mr Cobus Loots                                                                  
                                      Andrew Chubb / Peter Stewart /       
Non-executive director and Joint Interim  Sebastian Jones / Joe Weaving        
Chief Executive Officer                                                         
                                      +44 (0) 20 7523 8350                 
+27 (0) 11 305 8900                                                             
                                                                           
Mr Ron Holding                                                                  
                                                                           
Chief Operating Officer and Joint Interim                                      
Chief Executive Officer                                                         
                                                                           
+27 (0) 11 243 2900                                                             
                                                                           
One Capital                               finnCap Limited - Joint Broker        
                                                                           
Sholto Simpson / Megan Young              Elizabeth Johnson / Joanna Weaving    
                                                                           
+27 (0) 11 550 5000                       +44 (0) 20 7220 0500                  
                                                                           
Vestor Investor Relations                 St James's Corporate Services Limited 
                                                                           
Louise Brugman                            Phil Dexter                           
                                                                           
+27 (0) 11 787 3015                       +44 (0) 20 7499 3916                  
                                                                           
+27 83 504 1186                                                                 


                                                                               
                                          Gable Communications                 
                                                                               
                                          Justine James                        
                                                                               
                                          +44 (0) 20 7193 7463 / +44 (0) 7525  
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For further information on Pan African, please visit the website at
www.panafricanresources.com



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