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Baita Plai Update

22 Sep 2023 07:00

Baita Plai Update

Vast Resources plc / Ticker: VAST / Index: AIM / Sector: Mining

22 September 2023

Vast Resources plc(‘Vast’ or the ‘Company’)

Baita Plai Update

Vast Resources plc, the AIM-listed mining company, announces a clarification regarding certain reports made today regarding its Baita Plai Polymetallic Mine (‘Baita Plai’) in Romania.

Certain Romanian press outlets reported strike action by mine workers at Baita Plai. The strike action, which was undertaken illegally, was reported from the mine and coordinated by a small number of individuals. The majority of the workforce remain supportive of the Company and continue to perform their duties on site without impediment; as such the impact on operations at Baita Plai is expected to be minimal.

The situation has arisen due to a delayed payment of a concentrate shipment made on 10 September 2023 which resulted in the scheduled salary payment, which had been agreed for 20 September 2023, not being made. The Company today has received confirmation that payment has been made for this shipment and the Company will make the outstanding payment due upon receiving cleared funds and will update the market as appropriate thereafter.

**ENDS**

For further information, visit www.vastplc.com or please contact:

Vast Resources plcAndrew Prelea (CEO)Andrew Hall (CCO)www.vastplc.com+44 (0) 20 7846 0974
Beaumont Cornish – Financial & Nominated AdvisorRoland CornishJames Biddlewww.beaumontcornish.com+44 (0) 20 7628 3396
Shore Capital Stockbrokers Limited – Joint Broker Toby Gibbs / James Thomas (Corporate Advisory)www.shorecapmarkets.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7408 4050
Axis Capital Markets Limited – Joint Broker Richard Hutchinson www.axcap247.com +44 (0) 20 3206 0320
St Brides Partners LimitedSusie Geliherwww.stbridespartners.co.uk+44 (0) 20 7236 1177

ABOUT VAST RESOURCES PLC

Vast Resources plc is a United Kingdom AIM listed mining company with mines and projects in Romania, Tajikistan, and Zimbabwe.

In Romania, the Company is focused on the rapid advancement of high-quality projects by recommencing production at previously producing mines.

The Company's Romanian portfolio includes 100% interest in Vast Baita Plai SA which owns 100% of the producing Baita Plai Polymetallic Mine, located in the Apuseni Mountains, Transylvania, an area which hosts Romania's largest polymetallic mines. The mine has a JORC compliant Reserve & Resource Report which underpins the initial mine production life of approximately 3-4 years with an in-situ total mineral resource of 15,695 tonnes copper equivalent with a further 1.8M-3M tonnes exploration target. The Company is now working on confirming an enlarged exploration target of up to 5.8M tonnes.

The Company also owns the Manaila Polymetallic Mine in Romania, which the Company is looking to bring back into production following a period of care and maintenance. The Company has also been granted the Manaila Carlibaba Extended Exploitation Licence that will allow the Company to re-examine the exploitation of the mineral resources within the larger Manaila Carlibaba licence area.

Vast has an interest in a joint venture company which provides exposure to a near term revenue opportunity from the Takob Mine processing facility in Tajikistan. The Takob Mine opportunity, which is 100% financed, will provide Vast with a 12.25 percent royalty over all sales of non-ferrous concentrate and any other metals produced. Processing of stockpiled ore on site is expected to commence in mid-2022.

In Zimbabwe, the Company is preparing for the release of its diamonds previously mined by the Company and preparing for their marketing. Upon the finalisation of the process the Company will recommence its focus on the finalisation of the mining agreement on the Community Diamond Concession in the Marange Diamond Fields.

Date   Source Headline
25th Mar 20204:36 pmRNSPrice Monitoring Extension
23rd Mar 20203:00 pmGNWBaita Plai Project & Chiadzwa Community Diamond Project Update
20th Mar 20209:57 amGNWBaita Plai Project Update
18th Mar 20202:05 pmRNSSecond Price Monitoring Extn
18th Mar 20202:01 pmRNSPrice Monitoring Extension
18th Mar 202011:06 amRNSSecond Price Monitoring Extn
18th Mar 202011:00 amRNSPrice Monitoring Extension
18th Mar 20207:00 amGNWBaita Plai Project Update
16th Mar 20207:00 amGNWBaita Plai Update
11th Mar 20204:40 pmRNSSecond Price Monitoring Extn
11th Mar 20204:35 pmRNSPrice Monitoring Extension
10th Mar 202010:35 amGNWBaita Plai Project Update
3rd Mar 20202:19 pmGNWChiadzwa Community Diamond Project Update
3rd Mar 20202:05 pmRNSSecond Price Monitoring Extn
3rd Mar 20202:00 pmRNSPrice Monitoring Extension
31st Jan 20207:00 amGNWCompletion of Tranche 1 Atlas Capital Markets Drawdown
30th Jan 20207:00 amGNWUpdate on Tranche 1 Atlas Capital Markets Drawdown
17th Jan 20203:00 pmGNWInterim Results: 1 May 2019 - 31 October 2019
2nd Jan 20203:52 pmGNWExercise of Warrants and Issue of Equity
2nd Jan 20207:00 amGNWFunding Update
31st Dec 201912:31 pmGNWExercise of Warrants and Issue of Equity
24th Dec 20197:00 amGNWMiscellaneous
23rd Dec 20197:00 amGNWDrilling commences at Baita Plai Polymetallic Mine
18th Dec 20197:00 amGNWFunding Update
16th Dec 20197:00 amGNWCold Commissioning of Baita Plai Polymetallic Mine
13th Dec 20194:30 pmGNWSP Angel Initiation Note
3rd Dec 201910:28 amGNWRevised Agreement with Botswana Diamonds plc announced on 28 November 2019 Clarification
28th Nov 20197:00 amGNWRevised Agreement with Botswana Diamonds plc re Chiadzwa Community Diamond Concession in the Marange Diamond Fields
11th Nov 20197:00 amGNWAppointment of Director
8th Nov 20192:35 pmGNWResult of General Meeting
7th Nov 20194:40 pmRNSSecond Price Monitoring Extn
7th Nov 20194:35 pmRNSPrice Monitoring Extension
7th Nov 20193:46 pmGNWSubscription for shares under the Company’s Share Appreciation Rights Scheme
7th Nov 20192:05 pmRNSSecond Price Monitoring Extn
7th Nov 20192:00 pmRNSPrice Monitoring Extension
6th Nov 20195:07 pmGNWResult of AGM
5th Nov 201911:11 amGNWAward of rights under the Company’s Share Appreciation Rights Scheme
29th Oct 20195:32 pmGNWDirector Share Purchase
25th Oct 20197:00 amGNWExercise of Warrants and Issue of Equity
24th Oct 20198:05 amGNWLetter to Shareholders & Notice of General Meeting
24th Oct 20198:00 amGNWDocumentation signed for US$15,000,000 (US$13,500,000 net) facility
23rd Oct 20194:40 pmRNSSecond Price Monitoring Extn
23rd Oct 20194:35 pmRNSPrice Monitoring Extension
22nd Oct 20194:35 pmRNSPrice Monitoring Extension
22nd Oct 20192:26 pmGNWUpdate
22nd Oct 20192:05 pmRNSSecond Price Monitoring Extn
22nd Oct 20192:00 pmRNSPrice Monitoring Extension
18th Oct 20194:41 pmRNSSecond Price Monitoring Extn
18th Oct 20194:35 pmRNSPrice Monitoring Extension
14th Oct 20195:28 pmGNWNotice of AGM and posting of Annual Report

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