Significant shareholdings and Lock-In Deeds

 

Goldplat  plc, the AIM listed  gold producer in Africa,  announces that it was notified yesterday by FIL Limited ('Fidelity'), that following a purchase of 16,837,000 ordinary shares on 3 April 2013, Fidelity holds 16,837,000 ordinary shares in the Company representing 10 per cent. of the Company's issued share capital.

In addition, the Company announces that it was notified on 3 April 2013 that, following a sale of 16,837,000 ordinary shares on 3 April 2013, Artemis Trustees Limited as trustees for Perseus Settlement holds 8,013,000 ordinary shares in the Company representing 4.76 per cent. of the Company's issued share capital and following a sale of 1,470,000 ordinary shares on 3 April 2013, Artemis Trustees Limited as trustees for the Kilo Trust holds 9,500,000 ordinary shares in the Company representing 5.64 per cent. of the Company's issued share capital. The full text of the relevant TR1 notification forms is reproduced below.

 The Company is pleased to announce that Artemis Trustees Limited as trustees for Perseus Settlement and Artemis Trustees Limited as trustees for the Kilo Trust (the "Locked-In Persons") have entered into lock-in deeds dated 4 April 2013 ("the Lock-In Deeds") with the Company and SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP ("SP Angel").

Pursuant to the Lock-In Deeds, the Locked-In Persons have undertaken to the Company and SP Angel, save in specified circumstances, not to sell or otherwise dispose of, or agree to sell or dispose of any of their interests in the Ordinary Shares held by them for the 12 month period commencing on 1 April 2013 (the "Lock-In Period").

Russell Lamming, CEO, stated: "The Company is delighted to welcome Fidelity to its shareholder register.  Fidelity's notable investment in the Company endorses the Board's belief that Goldplat offers shareholders significant upside potential through its robust cashflow generation and ability to self-fund the sustainable growth of gold recovery operations in Africa while rewarding shareholders with progressive dividend and share buy-back policies."

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For further information visit www.goldplat.com or contact:

Russell Lamming, CEO Goldplat plc Tel: +44 (0) 781 0870 587
Ewan Leggat/Katy Birkin SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP Tel: +44 (0) 20 3463 2260
Felicity  Edwards/ Charlotte Heap St Brides Media & Finance Ltd Tel: +44 (0)20 7236 1177

Notes:
Goldplat plc, is an AIM-listed profitable, debt free gold producer and mine development company focused in Africa, which has a strong cash position of GBP1.95 million as at 31 Dec 2012. The Company has a solid portfolio of assets including two gold recovery operations in South Africa and Ghana, which recover precious metal from by-products of the mining process such as woodchips, fine carbon and waste grease. For the FY 2012 these operations produced circa 31,354 ounces of gold. Goldplat also has a producing gold mine in Kenya and two brownfield gold development projects in Ghana and Burkina Faso.

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached: Goldplat plc
2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights  YES
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
Other (please specify):
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation: FITEL NOMINEES LIMITED
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.): ARTEMIS TRUSTEES AS TRUSTEES FOR PERSEUS SETTLEMENT
5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached: 03/04/2013
6. Date on which issuer notified: 03/04/2013
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: 14% - 5%
8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type of
shares

if possible using
the ISIN CODE
Situation previous
to the triggering
transaction
% of  voting rights
DirectDirectIndirectDirectIndirect
GB00B0HCWM45 24,850,000 24,850,000 8,013,000

B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial
instrument
Expiration
date
Exercise/
Conversion
Period
Number of voting
rights that may be
acquired if the
instrument is
exercised/ converted.
% of voting
rights
C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial
instrument
Exercise
price
Expiration
date
Exercise/
Conversion
period
Number of voting
rights instrument
refers to
% of voting rights
NominalDelta
Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rightsPercentage of voting rights
8,013,000 4.76%
9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:
Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder:
9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:
Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder:
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:
13. Additional information:
14. Contact name:
15. Contact telephone number:
TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached: Goldplat plc
2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights  YES
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
Other (please specify):
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation: FITEL NOMINEES LIMITED
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.): ARTEMIS TRUSTEES AS TRUSTEES FOR THE KILO TRUST
5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached: 03/04/2013
6. Date on which issuer notified: 03/04/2013
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: 6%
8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type of
shares

if possible using
the ISIN CODE
Situation previous
to the triggering
transaction
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Number
of
Shares
Number
of
Voting
Rights
Number
of shares
Number of voting
rights
% of  voting rights
DirectDirectIndirectDirectIndirect
GB00B0HCWM45 10,970,000 10,970,000 9,500,000
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial
instrument
Expiration
date
Exercise/
Conversion
Period
Number of voting
rights that may be
acquired if the
instrument is
exercised/ converted.
% of voting
rights
C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial
instrument
Exercise
price
Expiration
date
Exercise/
Conversion
period
Number of voting
rights instrument
refers to
% of voting rights
NominalDelta
Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rightsPercentage of voting rights
9,500,000 5.64%
9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:
Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder:
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:
13. Additional information:
14. Contact name:
15. Contact telephone number:
TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer
of existing shares to which voting rights are
attached: ii
Goldplat Plc
2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights Yes
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
Other (please specify):
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the
notification obligation: iii
FIL Limited
4. Full name of shareholder(s)
(if different from 3.):iv
See attached schedule
5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or
reached:v
03 April 2013
6. Date on which issuer notified: 04  April 2013
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or
reached: vi, vii
5%,10%
8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to sharesviii, ix
Class/type of
shares

if possible using
the ISIN CODE
Situation previous
to the triggering
transaction
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Number
of
Shares
Number
of
Voting
Rights
Number
of shares
Number of voting
rights
% of  voting rights x
IndirectDirect xiIndirect xiiDirectIndirect
GB00B0HCWM45 Nil Nil 16,837,000 16,837,000 10.00
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial
instrument
Expiration
date xiii
Exercise/
Conversion Period xiv
Number of voting
rights that may be
acquired if the
instrument is
exercised/ converted.
% of voting
rights
C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments xv, xvi
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial
instrument
Exercise priceExpiration date xviiExercise/
Conversion period xviii
Number of voting rights instrument refers to% of voting rights xix, xx
NominalDelta
Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rightsPercentage of voting rights
16,837,000 10.00
9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi
Sum of Factored Shares Held
Custodian Advisor Total
JP MORGAN, BOURNEMOUTH (C) FILUK-FIL INVESTMENT SERVICES (UK) LIMITED 16,837,000
Grand Total 16,837,000
Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder: FIL Limited
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will acquire: 16,837,000
12. Date on which proxy holder will acquire voting rights: 3 April 2013

13. Additional information:

None
14. Contact name: Sally-Ann Hatton
15. Contact telephone number:fil-regreporting@fil.com, 01737 837148