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Result of General Meeting

Released 13:15 12-Feb-2013

RNS Number : 7126X
Ferrex PLC
12 February 2013

Ferrex plc / Index: AIM / Epic: FRX / Sector: Mining

12 February 2013

Ferrex plc ('Ferrex' or 'the Company')

Result of General Meeting


Ferrex, the AIM quoted iron ore and manganese development company focused in Africa, is pleased to announce that all resolutions were passed at the Company's general meeting held today.


Further to the announcement of 25 January 2013 and as a result of the resolutions being passed, Admission of 135,312,500 Ordinary Shares is expected to occur on 13 February 2013. Following Admission the total number of voting rights in the Company will be 765,179,963.


Unless otherwise defined herein, capitalised terms used in this announcement shall have the same meanings as defined in the Circular containing notice of the General Meeting, a copy of which is available on the Company's website.





For further information and the full Admission document visit or contact the following:


Dave Reeves

Ferrex plc

+ 61 (0) 420 372 740

Elizabeth Johnson / Joanna Weaving

finnCap (Broking)

+44 (0)20 7220 0500

Matthew Robinson / Ben Thompson

finnCap (Corporate Finance)

+44 (0)20 7220 0500

Felicity Edwards / Elisabeth Cowell

St Brides Media and Finance Ltd

+44 (0) 20 7236 1177



Ferrex plc is an AIM quoted, leading iron-ore and manganese exploration and development company in Africa.   The Company is focussed on advancing low capex deposits, which benefit from proximal established infrastructure, up the development curve and into production. Ferrex has a solid portfolio of assets including three primary projects: Nayega Manganese Project in Togo ('Nayega'), Mebaga Iron Ore Project in Gabon ('Mebaga'), and Malelane Iron Ore Project in South Africa ('Malelane').


At Nayega, Ferrex is currently conducting a Bankable Feasibility Study which is due for completion in H1 2013, and expects to be developing it into production by the end of 2013/Q1 2014.  A Scoping Study indicates that Nayega could produce 250,000 tonnes per year of manganese concentrate at 38% with an initial capital expenditure of under $15m.   The Company anticipates that cash generated from production at Nayega will be used to assist in the future funding of development at its additional projects.  


In parallel with this, Ferrex is focussed on proving up resources at its Mebaga concession in Gabon. Earlier work at Mebaga by the BRGM, the French public earth sciences institution, produced an exploration target of 20Mt @ 60% iron (Direct Shipping Ore* ('DSO').  Ferrex has full access to the BRGM records and plans to produce a JORC resource and Scoping Study before the end of 2013 at which time it will apply for a Mining Licence.


The Company also holds the Malelane Iron Ore concession in eastern South Africa. A Scoping Study on Malelane has demonstrated its potential to produce 1.8mtpa of beneficiated ore per year, with initial capital expenditure of $139m, a payback of 1.9 years, a Net Present Value of US$523m (10% discount rate) and a 16.6 year life-of-mine.  Conceptually, cash generation from Nayega and Mebaga will be utilised to obtain finance for Malelane once again limiting share dilution.


Ferrex will have 809m shares on a fully diluted basis after completion of the Mabega acquisition. The Directors have subscribed for and purchased approximately 35% of the issued share capital of the Company and thus aligned with shareholders interests.


*Direct Shipping Ore is ore which is high enough grade that the iron does not need capital intensive processing into concentrate at the mine. Conceptually it can simply be dug up, crushed to a uniform size, transported and sold.


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