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Ariana Resources PLC - Director/PDMR Shareholding

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Ariana Resources PLC
12 January 2021
 

 

 

 

 

 

12 January 2021


AIM: AAU

 

Director/PDMR Shareholdings

 

 

Ariana Resources plc ("Ariana" or "the Company"), the exploration and development company operating in Europe, announces that it has been informed of the following transaction:

 

-     on 12 January 2021, Dr. Kerim Sener, Managing Director, purchased 108,000 Ordinary Shares in his SIPP at 5.15p per share.

 

Accordingly the holding of Dr. Sener now stands at 19,093,526 Ordinary Shares in the Company, representing a holding of 1.78% of the Company's share capital of 1,075,677,943 Ordinary Shares.

 

 

The following information relating to the transaction has been filed with the FCA in accordance with Article 19(1) of the Market Abuse Regulation,

 

 

1

Details of the person discharging  managerial  responsibilities  /  person  closely associated

a)

Name

Kerim Sener

 

2

Reason for notification

a)

Position / status

Managing Director

 

b)

Initial notification

/Amendment

Initial

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Ariana Resources plc

 

b)

LEI

213800LVVY7GZY21LH22

4

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description  of  the financial instrument, type of instrument

 

Identification code

Ordinary shares of 0.1 pence each in Ariana Resources plc

 

 

ISIN GB00B085SD50

 


Nature of the transaction

Purchase of ordinary shares

c)

Price(s) and volumes(s)

 

 

Price(s)

Volumes(s)

5.15 pence

108,000

 

 

d)

Aggregated information

n/a

e)

Date of the transaction

12 January 2021

f)

Place of the transaction

LSE, AIM (XLON)  

 

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014.

 

 

Contacts:

 

Ariana Resources plc

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7407 3616

Michael de Villiers, Chairman


Kerim Sener, Managing Director




Beaumont Cornish Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7628 3396

Roland Cornish / Felicity Geidt




Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7886 2500

John Prior / Hugh Rich / Atholl Tweedie




Yellow Jersey PR Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 7951 402 336

Dom Barretto / Joe Burgess / Henry Wilkinson

arianaresources@yellowjerseypr.com

 

 

Editors' Note

 

About Ariana Resources (details as current and before completion of the JV):

Ariana is an AIM-listed mineral exploration and development company operating in Europe.  It has interests in gold production in Turkey and copper-gold assets in Cyprus.  The Company is developing a portfolio of prospective licences in Turkey, which contain a depleted total of c. 2.1 million ounces of gold and other metals (as at July 2020). 

The Red Rabbit Project is comprised of the Company's flagship assets, the Kiziltepe and Tavsan gold projects, and is part of a 50:50 Joint Venture with Proccea Construction Co.  Both assets are located in western Turkey, which hosts some of the largest operating gold mines in the country and remains highly prospective for new porphyry and epithermal deposits.  The Kiziltepe Sector of the Red Rabbit Project is fully permitted and is currently in production.  The total depleted resource inventory at the Project and its wider area is c. 500,000 ounces of gold equivalent (as at April 2020).  At Kiziltepe a Net Smelter Return ("NSR") royalty of up to 2.5% on production is payable to Franco-Nevada Corporation. At Tavsan an NSR royalty of up to 2% on future production is payable to Sandstorm Gold.

The 100% owned Salinbas Gold Project is located in north-eastern Turkey and has a total resource inventory of c. 1.5 million ounces of gold.  The project comprises three notable licence areas: Salinbas, Ardala and Hizarliyayla, all of which are located within a multi-million ounce Artvin Goldfield.  The "Hot Gold Corridor" contains several significant gold-copper projects including the 4 million ounce Hot Maden project, which lies 16km to the south of Salinbas and 7km south of Hizarliyayla.  A NSR royalty of up to 2% on future production is payable to Eldorado Gold Corporation on the Salinbas Gold Project.

Ariana is also earning-in to 50% of UK-registered Venus Minerals Ltd ("Venus") and has to date earned into an entitlement to 12%.  Venus is focused on the exploration and development of copper-gold assets in Cyprus.

Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited is broker to the Company and Beaumont Cornish Limited is the Company's Nominated Adviser and Broker.

For further information on Ariana you are invited to visit the Company's website at www.arianaresources.com.


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