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CENTRAL RAND GOLD LIMITED - Abandonment of Application by Puno Gold Investments for the Winding Up of CRGSA and Operational Update

Release Date: 20/07/2017 17:00:00      Code(s): CRD       PDF(s):  
Abandonment of Application by Puno Gold Investments for the Winding Up of CRGSA and Operational Update

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”)

ABANDONMENT OF APPLICATION BY PUNO GOLD INVESTMENTS FOR THE WINDING UP OF CRGSA AND OPERATIONAL UPDATE


Application Abandonment

An application for the winding up of Central Rand Gold South Africa Proprietary Limited (“CRGSA”), a
subsidiary of the Company, was brought by Puno Gold Investments Proprietary Limited (“Puno”) in
April 2015 (“the Application”). The board of directors of the Company considered the Application to be
without merit and engaged legal advisors to defend the action, which was lodged in May 2015. To
date, no further action pertaining to the Application has been undertaken by Puno.

The matter was finalised in July 2017, with Puno withdrawing the Application on the basis that each
party pays its own costs. This proposal was accepted by CRGSA.


Operational Update

The operations at Central Rand Gold have achieved a steady-state in the past two months, from May
2017, with operations having stabilised. The Company shall announce in September, along with the
interim report, specific details of the production figures from January to June 2017.

Various tolling arrangements are being considered in order to build in flexibility and to optimise the
plant throughput.

The concentrator circuit, which has now been despatched from China and is expected to be on site in
mid-August 2017, is anticipated to become operational in the last quarter of 2017.

For further information, please contact:

Central Rand Gold                                                                 +27 (0) 87 310 4400
Lola Trollip

ZAI Corporate Finance Ltd - Nominated Adviser & Broker                           +44 (0) 20 7060 2220
John Treacy

Brandon Hill Capital – Broker                                                    +44 (0) 20 3463 5000
Jonathan Evans / Wei Jiao

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

Johannesburg
20 July 2017
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7 of Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014 ("MAR").

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