5 November 2018

AIM: AAU

Director/PDMR Shareholdings

 

The Company was informed on 2 November 2018 that Michael de Villiers, Chairman, purchased on that date 1,000,000 ordinary shares in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") at an average price of 1.3230p per share. Following this purchase, Mr de Villiers' total shareholding in the Company will be 53,500,000 Ordinary Shares representing 5.05% per cent.

of the Company's issued share capital. 

 

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

Adam James / Tom Salvesen

 

 

 

Yellow Jersey PR Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 7544 275 882

Tim Thompson / Harriet Jackson

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

 

Michael de Villiers

 

1

Details  of  the  person  discharging  managerial  responsibilities  /  person  closely associated

a)

Name

Michael de Villiers

 

2

Reason for notification

a)

Position / status

Chairman

 

b)

Initial notification

/Amendment

Initial

3

Detailsoftheissueremissionallowancemarketparticipant,auctionplatform, auctioneerorauctionmonitor

a)

Name

Ariana Resources plc

 

b)

LEI

213800LVVY7GZY21LH22

4

Detailsofthetransaction(s): sectiontoberepeatedfor(i)eachtypeofinstrument; (ii)eachtypeoftransaction;(iii)eachdate;and(iv)eachplace wheretransactions havebeenconducted

a)

Description  of  the financial instrument, type ofinstrument

 

Identification code

Ordinary shares of 0.1 pence each in Ariana Resources plc

 

 

ISIN GB00B085SD50

 

 

Nature of the transaction

Purchase of ordinary shares by self

c)

Price(s) and volumes(s)

 

Price(s)

Volumes(s)

1.3230 pence

1,000,000

 

 

d)

Aggregated information

n/a

e)

Date of the transaction

2 November 2018

f)

Place of the transaction

LSE, AIM (XLON)

 

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

 

Editors' Note

 

Editors' Note:

 

About Ariana Resources:

 

Ariana is an exploration and development company with mining operations focused on epithermal gold-silver and porphyry copper-gold deposits in Turkey, the largest gold producing country in Europe. The Company is developing a portfolio of prospective licences originally selected on the basis of its in-house geological and remote-sensing database, which now contain a total of 1.6 million ounces of gold and other metals (as at end-2017). Ariana's objective is to cost-effectively add value to its projects through focused exploration and to develop its operations, primarily through well-financed joint ventures. 

 

The Company's flagship assets are its Kiziltepe and Tavsan gold projects which form the Red Rabbit Gold Project. Both contain a series of prospects, within two prolific mineralised districts in the Western Anatolian Volcanic and Extensional (WAVE) Province in western Turkey. This Province hosts the largest operating gold mines in Turkey and remains highly prospective for new porphyry and epithermal deposits. These core projects, which are separated by a distance of 75km, form part of a 50:50 Joint Venture with Proccea Construction Co. The Kiziltepe Sector of the Red Rabbit Project is fully-permitted and is currently in production. The total resource inventory at the Red Rabbit Project and wider project area stands at c. 605,000 ounces of gold equivalent (as at end-2017). 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.

 

In north-eastern Turkey, Ariana owns 100% of the Salinbas Gold Project, comprising the Salinbas gold-silver deposit and the Ardala copper-gold-molybdenum porphyry among other prospects. The total resource inventory of the Salinbas project area is c. 1 million ounces of gold equivalent. A NSR royalty of up to 2% on future production is payable to Eldorado Gold Corporation.

 

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

 

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