August 2014

Appointment of advisers

Gemfields (AIM: GEM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Grant Thornton UK LLP as its nominated adviser and BMO Capital Markets Limited as joint broker to the Company with immediate effect.

Grant of Share Options

Gemfields (AIM: GEM) announces that it awarded a total of 5,500,000 options over ordinary shares of 1 pence each in the Company (the “Options”) to certain Directors and employees. These Options were granted under the Stock Option Scheme 2010 approved by the AGM on 21 December 2010.

Market Update – Quarter to 30 June 2014

Gemfields plc (AIM: GEM) presents an operational update for the three month period ending 30 June 2014. All figures are approximate and unaudited. Unless otherwise stated, the phrase “carats” includes both emerald and beryl in relation to the Kagem emerald mine, and both ruby and corundum in relation to the Montepuez ruby deposit.

Gemfields PLC Increase in Block Listing

Gemfields plc (the “Company”) (AIM: GEM) announces that application has been made for admission to trading on AIM in respect of an additional block listing of 19,135,255 ordinary shares of 1p each, raising the total available block listing shares to 40,573,866 (the “Block Listing Shares”), to become effective on 6 August 2014. The Block Listing Shares relate to the Company’s share option scheme.