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Lonmin Thanks Shareholders

Mon, 14th Dec 2015 07:00

RNS Number : 8888I
Lonmin PLC
14 December 2015

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA OR JAPAN OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE THE RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR REGULATION. PLEASE SEE THE IMPORTANT NOTICES AT THE END OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS AN ADVERTISEMENT AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A PROSPECTUS OR PROSPECTUS EQUIVALENT DOCUMENT. NOTHING HEREIN SHALL CONSTITUTE AN OFFERING OF ANY SECURITIES. ANY DECISION TO PURCHASE, SUBSCRIBE FOR, OTHERWISE ACQUIRE, SELL OR OTHERWISE DISPOSE OF ANY PROVISIONAL ALLOTMENT LETTER, NIL PAID RIGHTS, FULLY PAID RIGHTS, LETTERS OF ALLOCATION AND/OR NEW SHARES (TOGETHER, THE "SECURITIES") MUST BE MADE ONLY ON THE BASIS OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN AND INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE INTO THE PROSPECTUS PUBLISHED BY LONMIN ON 9 NOVEMBER 2015. COPIES OF THE PROSPECTUS ARE AVAILABLE, SUBJECT TO CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS, FROM THE REGISTERED OFFICE OF LONMIN AND ON ITS WEBSITE AT WWW.LONMIN.COM.

14 December 2015

LONMIN THANKS SHAREHOLDERS

Lonmin Plc ("Lonmin" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that following take up of 70.93 per cent of the New Shares offered to Qualifying Shareholders under the Rights Issue, as announced by the Company on 11 December 2015, and the subsequent placing of those shares not initially taken up, the Public Investment Corporation of South Africa ("PIC") now holds 29.99 per cent of the issued ordinary share capital of the Company.

The Lonmin Board and Management thank all shareholders and appreciate the valuable additional support from the PIC and all the other existing and new international shareholders. That support now allows Lonmin to focus on the delivery of its strategy and business plan.

Definitions used in the Prospectus dated 9 November 2015 shall have the same meanings when used in this announcement, unless the context requires otherwise.

CONTACTS

Lonmin

Tanya Chikanza (Head of Investor Relations)

+44 20 7201 6007 / +27 11 218 8300

Cardew Group

Anthony Cardew / James Clark

+44 20 7930 0777

Sue Vey

+27 72 644 9777

IMPORTANT NOTICES

This announcement, and the information referred to in it, is an advertisement and not a prospectus and any decision to purchase, otherwise acquire, subscribe for, sell or otherwise dispose of any Provisional Allotment Letter, Form of Instruction, Nil Paid Rights, Fully Paid Rights, Letters of Allocation and/or New Shares (together, the "Securities") should only be made on the basis of information contained in or incorporated by reference into the Prospectus. This announcement cannot be relied upon for any investment contract or decision. This announcement is not intended to and does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to purchase or subscribe for, or any solicitation to purchase or subscribe for, Securities or to take up any entitlements to Nil Paid Rights in any jurisdiction.

The information contained in this announcement is not for release, publication or distribution to persons in the United States of America or any Excluded Territory and should not be distributed, forwarded to or transmitted in or into any jurisdiction where to do so might constitute a violation of the securities laws or regulations of such jurisdiction. There will be no public offer of the Securities in the United States of America or any Excluded Territory. The distribution of this announcement and/or the Prospectus and/or the Securities into jurisdictions other than the United Kingdom may be restricted by law, and, therefore, persons into whose possession this announcement and/or the information contained herein and/or the Prospectus comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with any such restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

The Securities have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or under any securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States and may not be offered, sold, pledged, taken up, exercised, resold, renounced, transferred or delivered, directly or indirectly, within the United States except pursuant to an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and in compliance with any applicable securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States. The Securities have not been approved or disapproved by the United States Securities Exchange Commission, any state securities commission in the United States or any other U.S. regulatory authority, nor have any of the foregoing authorities passed upon or endorsed the merits of the Rights Issue or the accuracy or adequacy of the Prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offence in the United States.

Accordingly, subject to certain exceptions, the Rights Issue is not being made in the United States of America and neither this announcement nor the Prospectus constitute or will constitute an offer, or an invitation to apply for, or an offer or an invitation to subscribe for or acquire any Securities in the United States.

A copy of the Prospectus containing details of the Rights Issue is available from the registered office of the Company and on the Company's website at www.lonmin.com provided that the Prospectus will not, subject to certain exceptions, be available (whether through the website or otherwise) to Shareholders in the United States or any Excluded Territories.

Neither the content of the Company's website nor any website accessible by hyperlinks on the Company's website is incorporated in, or forms part of, this announcement.

This information is provided by RNS
The company news service from the London Stock Exchange
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