Total voting rights

2 October 2008 AIM / PLUS Markets: AAU TOTAL VOTING RIGHTS Ariana Resources plc ("the Company"), the gold exploration and development company focused on Turkey, announces, for the purposes of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Services Authority, the following: As at the date of this announcement, the Company's issued share capital consists of 92,255,078 ordinary shares with a nominal value of 1p each, with voting rights ("Ordinary Shares"). The Company does not hold any Ordinary Shares in Treasury. Therefore the total number of Ordinary Shares in the Company with voting rights is 92,255,078. The above figure of 92,255,078 Ordinary Shares may be used by shareholders in the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the Financial Service Authority's Disclosure and Transparency Rules. Contacts: Ariana Resources plc Tel: 020 7407 3616 Michael Spriggs, Chairman Kerim Sener, Managing Director Beaumont Cornish Limited Tel: 020 7628 3396 Roland Cornish Lothbury Financial Tel: 020 7011 9411 Michael Padley / Louise Davis Loeb Aron & Company Ltd Tel: 020 7628 1128 Peter Freeman / Frank Lucas Alexander David Securities Limited Tel: 020 7448 9820 Nick Bealer / David Scott Editors' note: About Ariana Resources Ariana is an exploration and development company focused on epithermal gold-silver and porphyry copper-gold deposits in Turkey. The Company is exploring a portfolio of prospective licences selected on the basis of its in-house geological and remote-sensing database, on its own in western Turkey and in Joint Venture with European Goldfields Limited in north-eastern Turkey. The Company's flagship assets are its Sindirgi and Tavsan gold projects. Both projects 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, are presently being assessed as to their economic merits. The total resource inventory of the Company stands at 401,000 ounces of gold equivalent. Loeb Aron & Company Ltd. and Alexander David Securities Limited are joint brokers 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 Ends ---END OF MESSAGE---