Amara Mining PLC: Tr-1 Notification of Major Interest in Shares

Amara Mining PLC: Tr-1 Notification of Major Interest in Shares  LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/14 --  Amara Mining PLC (AIM: AMA)                                                                                   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi                            ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   1. Identity of the issuer or                                               the underlying issuer                                                        of existing shares to which                                 AMARA MINING PLC voting rights are                                                            attached: ii                                                                 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                              X ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which       may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting       rights are attached                                                          ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect     to qualifying financial instruments                                          ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   An event changing the breakdown of voting rights                         X ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   Other (please                                                              specify):                                                                    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   3. Full name of                                                            person(s) subject to                                                         the                                           Van Eck Associates Corporation notification                                                                 obligation: iii                                                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                                                                       Van Eck Funds - International Investors Gold Fund     4. Full name of      LODH Invest - The World Gold Expertise Fund           shareholder(s)         Jackson National/Van Eck International Fund            (if different from    Lockheed Martin Corporation Master Retirement Trust   3.):iv                 Guidestone Global Natural Resources - Van Eck                                Lockheed Martin Junior Gold                                                  Van Eck VIP Trust - VIP Global Gold                   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   5. Date of the                                                             transaction and date on                                                      which the threshold is                                         24 April 2014 crossed or                                                                   reached: v                                                                   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   6. Date on which                                                           issuer notified:                                               28 April 2014 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   7. Threshold(s) that                                                       is/are crossed or                                                  5% and 4% reached: vi, vii                                                             ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                                                                                                                           ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   8. Notified details:                                                       ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix                               ----------------------------------------------------------------------------            Situation previous  Resulting situation after the triggering      Class/typto the triggering   transaction                                     e of     transaction                                                         shares if                                                                    possible                                                                     using                                                                        the ISIN                                                                     CODE                                                                                  -------------------------------------------------------------------            Number              Number    Number of      % of  voting rights           of           Number of shares voting         x                               Shares       of               rights                                                      Voting                                                                       Rights                                                                              -----------------------------------------------                                                                                                             Direct  DirectIndirect   Direct     Indirect                                         xi    xii                             ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                                                                                                                           GB00B04M1  11,417,000 11,417,11,540,00011,540           3.51%                L91                   000              ,000                                                                                                                                                                                            ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   B: Qualifying Financial Instruments                                        ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                       ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   Type of                Exercise/        Number of voting        % of       financial   Expiration Conversion Periodrights that ma y be      voting       instrument  date xiii  xiv              acquired if the         rights                                               instrument is                                                                exercised/ converted.                ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying        Financial Instruments xv, xvi                                                ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                       ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   Type of    Exercise                   Number of voting rights  % of voting financial  price     ExpiratExercise/ instrument refers to     rights xix,   instrument           ion    Conversion                         xx                                 date   period                                                                xvii   xviii                                            ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                                                                                                             Nomi  Delta                                                                  nal                                                                          -------------                                                                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   Total (A+B+C)                                                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   Number of voting rights               Percentage of voting rights          ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   11,540,000                            3.51%                                ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the                                                                          financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi               ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                                                Van Eck Funds - International Investors Gold Fund                          LODH Invest - The World Gold Expertise Fund                                  Jackson National/Van Eck International Fund                                  Lockheed Martin Corporation Master Retirement Trust                          Guidestone Global Natural Resources - Van Eck                                Lockheed Martin Junior Gold                                                  Van Eck VIP Trust - VIP Global Gold                                          ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   Proxy Voting:                                                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   10. Name of the proxy holder:                            Glass Lewis & Co. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease                        to hold:                                                                 N/A ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold                          voting rights:                                                           N/A ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                                                 13. Additional information:                                          None ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   14. Contact name:                                          Russell Brennan ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   15. Contact telephone number:                              +1 212 293 2025 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------     Contacts: RNS Customer Services 0044-207797-4400 rns@londonstockexchange.com http://www.rns.com     
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