14 November 2018

AIM: AAU

 

Director/PDMR Shareholdings

 

Ariana Resources plc ("Ariana" or "the Company"), the exploration and development company with gold mining operations in Turkey, is pleased to announce that it was informed on 13 November 2018 that Dr. Kerim Sener, Managing Director, purchased 600,000 ordinary shares in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") on that date at 1.325p per share which are held in his SIPP.

  Following this purchase, Dr. Sener's total shareholding in the Company will be 18,704,252 Ordinary Shares representing 1.77% of the Company's issued share capital.

 

The Company was also informed on 13 November 2018 that Mrs. de Villiers, wife of Michael de Villiers, Chairman, purchased on that date 225,000 Ordinary Shares at an average price of 1.3749p per share. Following this purchase, Mr. de Villiers' total shareholding in the Company will be held to be 53,725,000 Ordinary Shares representing 5.06% 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

Charles Lesser / James Stearns




Yellow Jersey PR Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 7544 275 882

Tim Thompson / Harriet Jackson

/ Henry Wilkinson

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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,

 

Kerim Sener

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

Detailsoftheissuer, emissionallowancemarketparticipant,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

c)

Price(s) and volumes(s)

 

Price(s)

Volumes(s)

1.325 pence

600,000

 

 

d)

Aggregated information

n/a

e)

Date of the transaction

13 November 2018

f)

Place of the transaction

LSE, AIM (XLON)

 

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

Detailsoftheissuer, emissionallowancemarketparticipant,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 spouse

c)

Price(s) and volumes(s)

 

Price(s)

Volumes(s)

1.3749 pence

225,000

 

 

d)

Aggregated information

n/a

e)

Date of the transaction

13 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

 

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.  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.  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.