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Ops Update

Goldplat plc / Ticker: GDP / Index: AIM / Sector: Mining & Exploration
26 April 2019

Goldplat plc (‘Goldplat’ or ‘the Company’)
Operational Update

Goldplat plc, the AIM listed gold producer, with international gold recovery operations based in South Africa and Ghana and a gold mine in Kenya, is pleased to announce an operational update for the three months ended 31 March 2019 (the ‘Quarter’).

Overview

  • 7,078 ounces of gold and gold equivalents was sold and transferred during the Quarter, compared to 6,751 ounces during the 3rd Quarter of 2018. 
  • The production in South Africa during the Quarter was as per plan and progress continues to be made in building the greater West African market.  
Gold Equivalent Ounces    
for the month period ending 31 March 2019   


Goldplat Plc – Group    
3rd Qtr3rd Qtr9 MonthsYear ending
ActualActualActualActual
Mar-19Mar-18Mar-19Jun-18
Equivalent GoldEquivalent GoldEquivalent GoldEquivalent Gold
OzOzOzOz
Gold Equivalent Production    
     
Goldplat Recovery (Pty) Ltd5 0124 53316 29723 567
Gold Recovery Ghana Ltd1 2541 1923 6976 752
Kilimapesa Gold (Pty) Ltd5691 2412 6275 112
Total6 8356 96622 62135 431
     
Gold Equivalent Sold    
     
Goldplat Recovery (Pty) Ltd4 2663 85213 23621 059
Gold Recovery Ghana Ltd1 1133393 0428 010
Kilimapesa Gold (Pty) Ltd6391 3802 9225 112
Total6 0185 571 19 20034 181
     
Gold Equivalent Transferred    
     
Goldplat Recovery (Pty) Ltd1 0601 1803 4715 219
Total1 0601 180 3 4715 219
     
Gold Equivalent Sold and Transferred    
     
Goldplat Recovery (Pty) Ltd5 3265 03216 70726 278
Gold Recovery Ghana Ltd1 1133393 0428 010
Kilimapesa Gold (Pty) Ltd6391 3802 9225 112
Total7 0786 751 22 67139 400
     

Goldplat Recovery (Pty) Ltd (‘GPL’), South Africa

  • During the Quarter, GPL produced 5,012 ounces of gold and gold equivalents with 4,266 ounces of gold sold for own account and 1,060 ounces transferred to clients.
  • Apart from lower production in the by-product circuits in the month of March 2019, all circuits performed according to plan.
  • The focus remains on sourcing of material, specifically for the CIL circuits, although GPL has 18 months of material available for processing on site.
  • With the current Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) nearing the end of life, the securing of West Pit 3 for final deposition is becoming more critical. The Company has other land available for deposition and will seek approval for deposition on this site concurrently.  

Goldplat Recovery Ghana (‘GRG’), Ghana

  • GRG produced 1,254 ounces of gold and gold equivalents, with 1,113 ounces of gold being sold for own account during the Quarter.
  • Production continues to improve from levels experienced in Q1, supported by renewal of two local contracts.
  • GRG is continuing to build a market in the greater West Africa region with positive progress in terms of negotiations with clients and governments being made.

Kilimapesa Gold (‘KPG’)

  • KPG produced 569 ounces of gold and gold equivalents, with 639 ounces of gold sold for own account during the Quarter.
  • Production for the Quarter was in line with revised plans aimed at reducing losses while continuing production during discussions to secure financing.
  • Discussions regarding a potential transaction remain ongoing. Disappointingly, the possible transaction referred to in the previous quarterly update was terminated, but other possibilities are still being aggressively pursued.

Werner Klingenberg, CEO of Goldplat plc, commented: “We were very pleased with continued profitable production in South Africa during the quarter and the progress made in building the greater West African market. Management’s continued priority will be to maintain the established momentum of the recovery operation and improve the reliability of sourcing material.”

“While the ongoing discussions to find Kilimapesa an external funding partner, referred to in the last quarter, were terminated, Management is already engaged in talks with other parties and we hope to update the market as they progress.”

** ENDS **

For further information visit www.goldplat.com, follow on Twitter @GoldPlatPlc or contact:

Werner KlingenbergGoldplat plc
(Interim CEO)
Tel: +27 (82) 051 1071
Colin Aaronson / Richard Tonthat / Ben RobertsGrant Thornton UK LLP
(Nominated Adviser)
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7383 5100
James Joyce / Jessica CaveWH Ireland Limited
(Broker)
Tel: +44 (0) 207 220 1666
Priit PiipSt Brides Partners Ltd
(Financial PR)
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7236 1177

The information contained within this announcement is deemed to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014. Upon the publication of this announcement, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

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