Ariana Resources plc : Holding(s) in Company

8 June 2016
AIM: AAU

HOLDINGS IN COMPANY

The Board of Ariana Resources plc announces that the Company yesterday received the following TR-1 notification which is set out below without amendment.

Contacts:

Ariana Resources plc Tel: +44 (0) 20 7407 3616
Michael de Villiers, Chairman 
Kerim Sener, Managing Director 
  
Beaumont Cornish Limited Tel: +44 (0) 20 7628 3396
Roland Cornish / Felicity Geidt 
  
Beaufort Securities Limited Tel: +44 (0) 20 7382 8300
Jon Belliss 
   
Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited Tel: +44 (0) 20 7886 2500
  
  
   
  
  

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES
   
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer
of existing shares to which voting rights are
attached:
Ariana Resources Plc
2. Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):
An acquisition or disposal of voting rightsx
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
notification obligation:
Lanstead Capital LP
4. Full name of shareholder(s)
(if different from 3.):
 
5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or
reached:
2 June 2016
6. Date on which issuer notified:             7 June 2016
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or
reached:
4%, 3%

8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type of
shares


if possible using
the ISIN CODE
Situation previous
to the triggering
transaction
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Number
of
Shares
Number
of
Voting
Rights
Number
of shares
Number of voting
rights
% of  voting rights
Direct Direct Indirect Direct Indirect
GB00B085SD5035,839,45035,839,45024,209,40024,209,400 2.99% 

B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial
instrument
Expiration
date
Exercise/
Conversion Period
Number of voting
rights that may be
acquired if the
instrument is
exercised/ converted.
% of voting
rights
N/A    
 
C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial
instrument
Exercise price Expiration date Exercise/
Conversion period
Number of voting rights instrument refers to

 
% of voting rights

 
N/A     

 
Nominal Delta
 

 
 
 
Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
24,209,4002.99%

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:
N/A
 
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: Lisa De Vargas, Lanstead Partners Limited
15. Contact telephone number: +1 (801) 895-3700



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Source: Ariana Resources plc via GlobeNewswire

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