Gemfields is pleased to announce the results of a ruby auction comprising a series of seven sequential mini- auctions held during the period 15 March – 8 April 2021. The auction contained a selection of grades that are typically offered at Montepuez Ruby Mining Limitada’s (“MRM”) auctions of mixed quality rubies. Selected lots were made available for in-person and private viewings by customers in Bangkok, Dubai and Jaipur. Following the viewings, the auctions took place via an online auction platform specifically adapted for Gemfields and which permitted customers from multiple jurisdictions to participate in a sealed-bid process.
Shareholders are informed that Gemfields’ Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2020 (the “Annual Report”) is now available on the Gemfields website at www.gemfieldsgroup.com. The Financial Statements contained within the Annual Report contain no modifications to Gemfields’ Audited Annual Results for the year ended 31 December 2020, which were published on both SENS and RNS on 30 March 2021.
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In accordance with paragraph 3.4(b) of the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, Gemfields is reasonably certain that its net loss after tax will be USD 93.2 million for the year ended 31 December 2020 compared to a net profit after tax of USD 39.1 million for the comparative period. In ZAR terms, the net loss after tax is expected to be ZAR 1,535 million (ZAR 565 million net profit after tax for the comparative period).
Gemfields Group Limited (“Gemfields”) hereby provides an update regarding its mining operations and planned auction programme for the first half of 2021.
In compliance with paragraph 3.83(b) of the JSE Listings Requirements, shareholders are advised that Gemfields has received formal notification from Rational Expectations (Pty) Ltd (“Rational”) on 14 January 2021, that Rational and related parties acquired a beneficial interest in the ordinary shares of the Company, such that the total beneficial interest in ordinary shares of the Company held by Rational is now 8.41% of the total issued shares of the Company. Following the acquisition, Rational held a total of 97,276,350 ordinary shares in the Company.
On 9 October 2020, Gemfields announced that it had completed an external review of its Articles of Incorporation (the “Articles”). The assessment included a general review of AIM and JSE practices, Guernsey law (where Gemfields is registered) and the governance benchmarks set by a peer group of other, including large diversified, mining companies. The intention was to better align Gemfields with appropriate market practice and further improve the corporate governance framework.
Gemfields is pleased to announce the results of its series of five small and sequential emerald auctions held during the period 2 November 2020 – 11 December 2020. The mini-auctions comprised of a selection of grades that are typically offered at Kagem’s auctions of higher quality emeralds. Selected lots were made available for in-person and private viewings by customers in Tel Aviv, Singapore and Jaipur. Following the viewings, the auctions took place via an online auction platform specifically adapted for Gemfields and permitting customers from multiple jurisdictions to participate in a sealed-bid process.
At the Company’s AGM on 24 June 2020, more than 25% of votes were cast against non-binding advisory vote number 1 (to endorse the Company’s Remuneration Policy) and more than 25% of votes were cast against non-binding advisory vote number 2 (to endorse the Company’s Remuneration Implementation Report).
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.