July 13, 2017

Pallinghurst Announces Strategic Priorities and Reconstituted Board

On 26 June 2017, shareholders of Pallinghurst voted emphatically in favour of the restructuring of the Company and the acquisition of Gemfields plc (“Gemfields”). Pallinghurst’s life is now extended by 50 years and is set to become an operating mining company (subject to the applicable regulatory provisions). Pallinghurst has terminated the existing Investment Management Agreement for no consideration and the Investment Manager’s Benefit and all carried interest arrangements will cease.

Results of Annual General Meeting

Shareholders are advised that at the Company’s Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 12 July 2017, with the exception of Ordinary Resolutions 2, 3 and 4, which were withdrawn in advance of the meeting due to Clive Harris and Stuart Platt-Ransom having resigned as Directors with effect from 11 July 2017, all of the remaining resolutions set out in the notice of meeting and proposed at the meeting were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders.