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KEFI Minerals plc Mr Mark Wellesley-Wood

29/04/2019 5:30pm

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KEFI Minerals plc

29 April 2019

29 April 2019

KEFI Minerals plc

("KEFI" or the "Company")

Mr Mark Wellesley-Wood

KEFI Minerals (AIM: KEFI), the gold exploration and development company with projects in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, regrets to report the sudden passing of its Chairman, Mr Mark Wellesley-Wood .

Our deepest sympathies have been conveyed to his family. Mr Wellesley-Wood was a gentleman of the highest integrity and discipline, a true professional who made a great contribution to the industry internationally over decades and to our Company in recent years.

The Company's Managing Director, Mr Harry Anagnostaras-Adams, will resume the role of Executive Chairman, which he held prior to Mr. Wellesley-Wood's appointment. The Board and staff of KEFI wish to acknowledge the significant contribution made by Mr. Wellesley-Wood towards the development of KEFI.


 KEFI Minerals plc 
 Harry Anagnostaras-Adams (Managing Director)    +357 99457843 
 John Leach (Finance Director)                   +357 99208130 
 SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP (Nominated 
  Adviser and Joint Broker)                      +44 20 3470 0470 
 Jeff Keating, Soltan Tagiev 
 Brandon Hill Capital Ltd (Joint Broker)         +44 20 7936 5200 
 Oliver Stansfield, Jonathan Evans 
 SVS Securities Plc (Joint Broker)               +44 (0) 203 700 0078 
 Tom Curran / Ben Tadd 
 IFC Advisory Ltd (Financial PR and IR)          +44 20 3934 6630 
 Tim Metcalfe, Heather Armstrong 

Notes to Editor

KEFI Minerals plc

KEFI is focused primarily on the advanced Tulu Kapi Gold Project development project in Ethiopia, along with its pipeline of other projects within the highly prospective Arabian-Nubian Shield. KEFI targets that production at Tulu Kapi generates cash flows for capital repayments, further exploration and expansion as warranted and, when appropriate, dividends to shareholders.

KEFI Minerals in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is currently undergoing a remarkable transformation both politically and economically.

The Tulu Kapi gold project in western Ethiopia is being progressed towards development, following a grant of a Mining Licence in April 2015.

The Company has now refined contractual terms for project construction and operation. Estimates include open pit gold production of c. 140,000oz pa for a 7-year period. All-in Sustaining Costs (including operating, sustaining capital and closure but not including leasing and other financing charges) remain c. US$800/oz. Tulu Kapi's Ore Reserve estimate totals 15.4Mt at 2.1g/t gold, containing 1.1Moz.

All aspects of the Tulu Kapi (open pit) gold project have been reported in compliance with the JORC Code (2012) and subjected to reviews by appropriate independent experts.

A Preliminary Economic Assessment has been published that indicates the economic attractiveness of mining the underground deposit adjacent to the Tulu Kapi open pit, after the start-up of the open pit and after positive cash flows have begun to repay project debts. An area of over 1,000 square kilometres adjacent to Tulu Kapi has been reserved for exploration by KEFI upon commencement of development, with a view to adding satellite deposits to development and production plans.

KEFI Minerals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

In 2009, KEFI formed G&M in Saudi Arabia with local Saudi partner, ARTAR, to explore for gold and associated metals in the Arabian-Nubian Shield. KEFI has a 40% interest in G&M and is the operating partner.

ARTAR, on behalf of G&M, holds over 20 EL applications. ELs are renewable for up to three years and bestow the exclusive right to explore and to obtain a 30-year exploitation (mining) lease within the area.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced policies to encourage minerals exploration and development, and KEFI Minerals supports this priority by serving as the technical partner within G&M. ARTAR also serves this government policy as the major partner in G&M, which is one of the early movers in the modern resurgence of the Kingdom's minerals sector.

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