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Disclosure of beneficial interests in securities

In compliance with AIM Rule 17, shareholders are advised that Gemfields received formal notification on 31 May 2022 from Rational Expectations Proprietary Limited (“Rational Expectations”) that it, combined with related parties, now hold a total of 118,602,785 ordinary shares in the Company, equivalent to 10.03% of the total issued shares in the Company.

Record Emerald Auction Results

Gemfields is pleased to announce the results of a record-breaking emerald auction comprising a series of five sequential mini-auctions held during the period 9 – 26 May 2022. The auction contained a selection of grades that are typically offered at Kagem Mining Ltd’s (“Kagem”) auctions of higher quality emeralds as well as one special piece. The auction lots were made available for in-person and private viewings by customers in Bangkok, Thailand. Following the viewings, the bidding took place via an online auction platform specifically adapted for Gemfields which permitted customers from multiple jurisdictions to participate in a sealed-bid process.

Issue of Equity and Total Voting Rights update

In accordance with AIM Rule 17, shareholders are advised that Gemfields has issued and allotted 40,000 new ordinary shares of USD0.00001 each in the Company (“Ordinary Shares”) following the exercise of share options by a group employee.

Director/PDMR Shareholding

On 9 May 2022 the Company announced that Kartikeya Parikshya, a PDMR of the Company, had exercised 942,757 share options at an exercise price of ZAR2.97 per Ordinary Share (as defined below) and 2,000,000 share options at an exercise price of ZAR2.30 per Ordinary Share.

Director/PDMR Shareholding

On 21 April 2022 the Company announced that CV Suresh, a PDMR of the Company, had exercised 783,100 share options at an exercise price of ZAR2.97 per Ordinary Share (as defined below) and 2,700,000 share options at an exercise price of ZAR2.30 per Ordinary Share.

Dividend Update

Further to the Company’s announcement on 8 April 2022 containing details of the Special Dividend (“Dividend”) declared by Gemfields, notice is hereby given that the final dividend per share amounts have changed, given the issue of 210,000 new ordinary shares in the Company between 8 April 2022 and the ex-dividend dates (being 20 April 2022 for shares trading on the JSE and 21 April 2022 for shares trading on AIM) pursuant to the recent exercise of share options by certain group employees.

Distribution of Notice of AGM

Further to the Company’s announcement on 19 April 2022, pursuant to which shareholders were notified that the Company’s Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) will be held on Wednesday 29 June 2022 at 10:00 a.m. (British Summer Time), shareholders are hereby notified that the venue of the AGM will now be The Rubens at the Palace, 39-43 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS.

Issue of Equity and Total Voting Rights update

In accordance with AIM Rule 17, shareholders are advised that Gemfields has issued and allotted 344,800 new ordinary shares of USD0.00001 each in the Company (“Ordinary Shares”) following the exercise of share options by certain group employees.

Director/PDMR Shareholding

In accordance with AIM Rule 17, shareholders are advised that Gemfields has received notice that Adrian Banks, a PDMR of the Company, has sold 830,850 ordinary shares of USD0.00001 each in the company (“Ordinary Shares”), at an average price of 3.51 Rand per Ordinary Share. Following the above transaction, Mr Banks has an interest in 11,888 Ordinary Shares, representing 0.00 per cent of the Company.