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Polo Resources Limited RNS Release


RNS Number : 0272N
Polo Resources Limited
20 October 2016

20 October 2016





Polo Resources Limited

 ("Polo" or the "Company")




Polo Resources Limited (AIM: POL), the natural resources investment company with interests Resources Limited in oil, gold, coal, copper, phosphate, iron and vanadium, announces that its 33.2 per cent investee company Celamin Holdings NL ("Celamin") (ASX: CNL) has issued an update regarding the arbitration to resolve the dispute between its wholly owned subsidiary Celamin Limited and its joint venture partner Tunisian Mining Services ("TMS") in relation to the fraudulent transfer to TMS of Celamin's 51 per cent shareholding in Chaketma Phosphates SA ("CPSA").

The sole arbitrator appointed by the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce ("ICC") has considered the jurisdictional challenges raised by TMS and has issued an award confirming Celamin's position regarding jurisdiction of the arbitrator and the ICC. This is a significant outcome and allows the arbitration proceedings to recover Celamin's interest in CPSA to continue. Celamin is also pursuing other legal actions in Tunisia including criminal proceedings.  

Meanwhile the interim orders from the sole arbitrator against TMS preventing TMS's disposal of CPSA's shares and assets and ensuring continuous disclosure of information to Celamin in relation to CPSA activity and the Chaketma Permit remain in force. TMS has not complied with these orders to date and penalties have been ordered for failure to comply, as noted in the Celamin and Polo announcements dated 14 April 2016.

The Chaketma Phosphate Project is a world class asset and Celamin believes it is best placed to manage the Project to ensure that it proceeds to development. 

The full details of the announcement and the background of the dispute can be found at  and the Celamin Half Year Report for 31 December 2015.

This announcement contains inside information as defined in Article 7 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation No 596/2014 and has been announced in accordance with the Company's obligations under Article 17 of that Regulation.

For further information, please contact:  

  Polo Resources Limited

  Kudzayi Denenga, Investor Relations

+27 (0) 787 312 919

  ZAI Corporate Finance Ltd (nominated adviser)

  Ray Zimmerman, John Treacy


+44 (0) 20 7060 2220

  Liberum Capital (broker)

  Henry Freeman

+44 (0) 20 3100 2000


  Blytheweigh (public relations)

  Tim Blythe, Nick Elwes, Camilla Horsfall

+44 (0) 207 138 3204 


About the Company

Polo Resources Limited is a natural resources investment company focused on investing in undervalued companies and projects with strong fundamentals and attractive growth prospects. For further details on Polo, please refer to: 

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