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CENTRAL RAND GOLD LIMITED - Strategic Investment Update, Shareholder Loan and Related Party Transaction

Release Date: 25/11/2016 10:33:00      Code(s): CRD       PDF(s):  
Strategic Investment Update, Shareholder Loan and Related Party Transaction

Central Rand Gold Limited
(Incorporated as a company with limited liability under the laws of Guernsey, Company Number 45108)
(Incorporated as an external company with limited liability under the laws of South Africa,
Registration number 2007/019223/10)
ISIN: GG00B92NXM24
LSE share code: CRND JSE share code: CRD
(“Central Rand Gold” or the “Company”)


Strategic Investment Update, Shareholder Loan and Related Party Transaction


Strategic Investment Update

As previously announced on 12 September 2016 and 25 October 2016, the Company is continuing to
pursue a transaction with an existing shareholder of the Company for an investment of up to
US$4,000,000 (the "Strategic Investment").

Shareholder Loan

The Board of Directors of Central Rand Gold is pleased to announce that as a prepayment to the
Strategic Investment, on 1 August 2016 Central Rand Gold received an unsecured loan of US$500,000
from Mr Jiabang Wang, an existing shareholder in the Company (the “Wang Loan”). The Wang Loan,
which carries a zero interest coupon and has an indefinite term, is currently partially drawn as from 
4 August 2016.

In addition, on 1 August 2016, the Company received a further unsecured loan of US$98,000 from
Mrs Jiang Hong Zhu, an existing shareholder in the Company (the “Zhu Loan”). The Zhu Loan, which
carries a zero interest coupon and has an indefinite term, is also currently partially drawn.

The Wang Loan and the Zhu Loan are being used to meet Central Rand Gold’s near-term funding
requirements and to provide additional working capital to the Company. The Company will update
shareholders upon finalisation of the Strategic Investment, which remains subject to amendment and
binding documentation. It is currently anticipated that the Wang Loan will be incorporated into the
Strategic Investment. However, no assurances can be given with respect to the finalisation of the
Strategic Investment at this stage.

Related Party Transaction

Mr Wang currently holds approximately 10.4% of Central Rand Gold’s issued ordinary share capital and
as such is considered to be a related party of the Company as defined by the AIM Rules. The Wang Loan
therefore constitutes a related party transaction pursuant to AIM Rule 13.

The Directors of Central Rand Gold, having consulted with the Company’s nominated adviser, Panmure
Gordon (UK) Limited, considers that the terms of the Wang Loan are fair and reasonable insofar as its
shareholders are concerned.



For further information, please contact:
Central Rand Gold                                                                  +27(0) 87 310 4400
Lola Trollip / Nathan Taylor


Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited – Nominated Adviser & Broker                         +44 (0) 20 7886 2500
Adam James / James Greenwood


Merchantec Capital – JSE Sponsor                                                  +27 (0) 11 325 6363
Marcel Goncalves / Monique Martinez


25 November 2016


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