News and Announcements

Announcement of intention to float on AIM

Gemfields, a world-leading supplier of responsibly sourced, coloured gemstones, is pleased to announce its intention to seek admission of its Ordinary Shares to trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (“Admission”). The Company is not intending to raise capital in conjunction with Admission. The Company expects that Admission will become effective on 14 February 2020.

Renewal of Kagem Mining Licence

Gemfields is pleased to announce that the Government of the Republic of Zambia has renewed Kagem Mining Limited’s (“Kagem”) emerald mining licence. The renewal gives Kagem the right to continue mining emeralds for a period of 25 years to April 2045.

Suspension of Zambian Export Duty

Gemfields is pleased to announce that the Government of the Republic of Zambia has suspended the 15% export duty on precious gemstones (excluding diamonds) with effect from 1 January 2020.

Singapore Ruby Auction Results

Gemfields is pleased to announce the results of an auction of rough rubies in Singapore from 10 – 14 December 2019. The rough rubies were extracted from the licence held and operated by Montepuez Ruby Mining Limitada (“MRM”), which is 75% owned by Gemfields and 25% by local partner Mwiriti Limitada.

Results of Extraordinary General Meeting

Shareholders are advised that at the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting (“EGM”) held on Wednesday 4 December 2019, both resolutions set out in the notice and proposed at the meeting were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders.

Singapore Emerald Auction Results

Gemfields is pleased to announce the results of an auction of higher quality rough emeralds held in Singapore from 18‐21 November 2019. The emeralds were extracted by Kagem Mining Ltd in Zambia (“Kagem”, which is 75% owned by Gemfields and 25% by the Industrial Development Corporation of Zambia). The proceeds of this auction will be fully repatriated to Kagem in Zambia, with all royalties due to the Government of the Republic of Zambia being paid on the full sales prices achieved at the auction.
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