Holding(s) in Company

+------------------------------------------------+ | TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES | +------------------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | 1. Identity of the issuer or the | Shanta Gold Limited | | underlying issuer of existing shares to | | | which voting rights are attached: | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | 2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or | | boxes): | |-------------------------------------------------------------------| | | | | An acquisition or disposal of voting rights | X | |---------------------------------------------------------------+---| | | | | An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial | | | instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares | | | already issued to which voting rights are attached | | |---------------------------------------------------------------+---| | | | | An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar | | | economic effect to qualifying financial instruments | | |---------------------------------------------------------------+---| | | | | An event changing the breakdown of voting rights | | |---------------------------------------------------------------+---| | | | | | Other (please specify): | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | 3. Full name of person(s) subject to the | BlackRock Gold Metal | | notification obligation: | Open Fund | | | | |-------------------------------------------+-----------------------| | 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if | | | different from 3.): | | | | | |-------------------------------------------+-----------------------| | 5. Date of the transaction and date on | 24 July 2009 | | which the threshold is crossed or | | | reached: | | | | | |-------------------------------------------+-----------------------| | 6. Date on which issuer notified: | 27 July 2009 | | | | |-------------------------------------------+-----------------------| | 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or | Holding below 3% | | reached: | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |8. Notified details: | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| |A: Voting rights attached to shares | | | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Class/type of |Situation previous |Resulting situation after the triggering | |shares |to the triggering |transaction | |if possible |transaction | | |using |------------------------+------------------------------------------------| |the ISIN CODE |Number |Number |Number |Number of voting |% of voting rights| | |of |of |of |rights | | | |Shares |Voting |shares | | | | | |Rights |--------+-------------------+-------------------| | | | |Direct |Direct |Indirect |Direct |Indirect | |---------------+------------+-----------+--------+--------+----------+--------+----------| | GB00B0CGR828 | | | | | | | | |---------------| 6,000,000 |6,000,000 |0 | 0 | N/A |0.00% | N/A | | | | | | | | | | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | B: Qualifying Financial Instruments | |-------------------------------------------------------------------| | Resulting situation after the triggering transaction | | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------| | Type of | Expiration | Exercise/ | Number of voting | % of | | financial | date | Conversion | rights that may | voting | | instrument | | Period | be | rights | | | | | acquired if the | | | | | | instrument is | | | | | | exercised/ | | | | | | converted. | | | | | | | | |------------+------------+------------+-------------------+--------| | | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ +--------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial | |Instruments | |--------------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Resulting situation after the triggering transaction | | | |--------------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Type of |Exercise |Expiration |Exercise/ |Number of |% of voting | |financial |price |date |Conversion |voting |rights | |instrument | | |period |rights | | | | | | |instrument | | | | | | |refers to | | |--------------+----------+------------+------------+------------+---------------| | | | | | |Nominal |Delta | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |--------+------| | | | | | | | | +--------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------------------------+ | Total (A+B+C) | | | |-------------------------------------------------------| | Number of voting rights | Percentage of voting rights | |-------------------------+-----------------------------| | 0 | 0.00% | +-------------------------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting | | rights and/or the | | financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: | |-------------------------------------------------------------------| | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Proxy Voting: | | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------| | 10. Name of the proxy holder: | | | | | |---------------------------------------------------------------+---| | 11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold: | | | | | |---------------------------------------------------------------+---| | 12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting | | | rights: | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | 13. Additional information: | | | | | |-----------------------------+-------------------------------------| | 14. Contact name: | BlackRock Compliance Disclosures | | | Team - Stuart Watchom | | | | |-----------------------------+-------------------------------------| | 15. Contact telephone | 020 7743 5741 | | number: | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ ---END OF MESSAGE--- This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.