Gemfields Group Limited (“Gemfields”) announces that it has commenced a sale process for its 23.65% equity holding in Pallinghurst Ivy Lane Capital S.à r.l, a company incorporated in Luxembourg (“Ivy Lane”). Ivy Lane in turn owns 27.64% of Sedibelo Platinum Mines Limited (“SPM”) giving Gemfields an effective and indirect interest in SPM of approximately 6.54%. As previously announced, SPM is not considered a core part of Gemfields’ strategy.
Gemfields Group Limited (“Gemfields”) hereby provides an update regarding its auction programme. Gemfields’ typical auction schedule consists of five to six auctions per year: two of mixed-quality rubies and three to four of emeralds (split between higher quality and commercial quality). In 2019, Gemfields’ six auctions accounted for 93% of total group revenue (approximately USD 200 million out of some USD 216 million) with USD 120 million of revenue derived from two ruby auctions and USD 80 million derived from four emerald auctions. The average number of lots offered at Gemfields’ emerald and ruby auctions to date is 24 and 72 respectively.