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March 30, 2015 6:08 AM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of BlackRock World Mining Trust plc

Company Overview

BlackRock World Mining Trust plc is a close ended equity mutual fund launched and Managed by BlackRock Fund Managers Limited. It is co-managed by BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited. The fund invests in public equity markets across the globe. It seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating in the mining and metal sectors. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the Euromoney Global Mining Index. It was formerly known as Merrill Lynch World Mining Trust PLC. BlackRock World Mining Trust plc was formed on December 15, 1993 and is domiciled in the United Kingdom.

12 Throgmorton Avenue

London,  EC2N 2DL

United Kingdom

Founded in 1993

Key Executives for BlackRock World Mining Trust plc

Chief Operating Officer and Senior Managing Director
Age: 49
Head of Human Resources and Senior Managing Director
Age: 43
Managing Director and UK Head of Investment Trusts
Age: 60
Senior Managing Director and Chairman of EMEA
Age: 61
Vie Chairman
Age: 47
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

BlackRock World Mining Trust plc Key Developments

BlackRock World Mining Trust plc Recommends Final Dividend Payable on May 08, 2015; Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2014

The directors recommended the payment of a final dividend of 14.00 pence per share for the year ended December 31, 2014 against 14.00 pence a year ago, which together with the interim dividend of 7.00 pence per share against 7.00 pence a year ago, makes a total dividend of 21.00 pence per share against 21.00 pence a year ago. The dividend will be paid on May 08, 2015 to shareholders on the register of members on March 27, 2015. Ex dividend date is March 26, 2015. BlackRock World Mining Trust plc reported consolidated earnings results for the year ended 31 December 2014. Net asset value per share was 352.35 pence as on 31 December 2014 compared to 499.39 pence as on 31 December 2013. Total revenue was £46,295,000 compared to £48,802,000 a year ago. Net loss on ordinary activities before taxation was £220,196,000 compared to £291,341,000 a year ago. Net loss for the year was £223,442,000 or 126.03 pence per share compared to £293,167,000 or 165.36 pence per share a year ago. Net cash inflow from operating activities before financing activities was £54,054,000 compared to £38,861,000 a year ago.

BlackRock World Mining Trust plc, Board Meeting, Mar 19, 2015

BlackRock World Mining Trust plc, Board Meeting, Mar 19, 2015. Agenda: To approve strategic report.

BlackRock World Mining Trust plc Appoints Judith Mosely as Non-Executive Director

BlackRock World Mining Trust plc appointed Judith Mosely as Non-Executive Director. The effective date is August 19, 2014. Ms. Mosely is a senior banker with eighteen years' experience in the mining and metals sector. For the last three years she has held the position of Business Development Director for Rand Merchant Bank in London with responsibility for developing the bank's African business with international mining and metals companies. She previously headed the mining finance team at Societe Generale in London where her focus was principally on debt financing in EMEA and Australia. She has broad experience across commodity sectors, working with juniors through to multinationals. Prior to Societe Generale, Judith's early career was with National Westminster Bank's International Division and Hambros Bank. Ms. Mosely will also serve as a member of the company's Audit and Management Engagement Committee.

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