Ariana Resources plc : Appointment of Joint Broker

              Ariana Resources plc : Appointment of Joint Broker

25 March 2013
AIM : AAU

                         APPOINTMENT OF JOINT BROKER

Ariana Resources plc  ("Ariana" or  "the Company"), the  gold exploration  and 
development company focused on Turkey, is pleased to announce the  appointment 
of Loeb Aron  & Company Ltd.  ("Loeb Aron +  Co") as the  joint broker to  the 
Company with immediate effect.

Dr. Kerim Sener, Managing Director, commented:

"We welcome Loeb Aron + Co as joint broker to the Company and look forward  to 
building the profile  of Ariana, as  we advance the  flagship Red Rabbit  Gold 
Project in  western  Turkey  through  the mine  permitting  stage  and  in  to 
production, which is targeted to commence in 2014."

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
     Beaufort International Associates Limited Tel: +44 (0) 20 7382 8387
     Chris Rourke / Guy Wheatley
     Loeb Aron & Company Ltd.                  Tel: +44 (0) 20 7628 1128
     Frank Lucas
     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  south-eastern 
Turkey. Ariana retains 11.5% of Tigris Resources Limited. 

Beaufort International Associates  Limited and  Loeb Aron &  Company Ltd.  are 
joint 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.

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