Incorporated in Guernsey. Guernsey registration Number: 47656.
South African external company registration number 2009/012636/10
Share code on JSE:GML / AIM:GEM
ISIN: GG00BG0KTL52 | LEI: 21380017GAVXTCYS5R31
("Gemfields" or the "Company")
No Change Statement, Notice of AGM and BBEE Annual Compliance Report
LONDON, 8 APRIL 2021
Shareholders are informed that Gemfields' Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2020 (the "Annual Report") is now available on the Gemfields website at www.gemfieldsgroup.com. The Financial Statements contained within the Annual Report contain no modifications to Gemfields' Audited Annual Results for the year ended 31 December 2020, which were published on both SENS and RNS on 30 March 2021.
The Financial Statements have been audited by the Company's auditors, BDO LLP ("BDO"). BDO's audit opinion was not qualified but included a material uncertainty regarding the going concern assumption and a reference to the Directors' disclosures on going concern.
Notice is hereby given that the Company's Virtual Annual General Meeting ("VAGM"), will be held electronically via a live interactive webcast, in lieu of a physical meeting, on Thursday, 24 June 2021, at 10:00 a.m. (British Summer Time).
The Notice of VAGM and Annual Results are expected to be posted to shareholders by the end of April 2021. The Company will notify shareholders by way of a SENS and RNS announcement, to confirm: (i) the date of posting; and (ii) that the Notice of VAGM, which includes an explanatory memorandum relating to the proposed resolutions to be voted on at the VAGM, is available on the Gemfields website. Those shareholders registered on the Company's shareholder register at 11.00 a.m. (British Summer Time) on Friday, 18 June 2021, will be eligible to participate and vote at the VAGM and accordingly the last day to trade to participate and vote at the VAGM is Monday, 14 June 2021.
Shareholders are further notified that, in accordance with paragraph 16.21 (g) and Appendix 1 to Section 11 of the JSE Listings Requirements, notice is hereby given that the Company's annual compliance report in terms of section 13G(2) of the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 2003, has been published and is available on the Gemfields website at www.gemfieldsgroup.com.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON GEMFIELDS
Gemfields is a world-leading supplier of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones. Gemfields is the operator and 75% owner of both the Kagem emerald mine in Zambia (believed to be the world's single largest producing emerald mine) and the Montepuez ruby mine in Mozambique (one of the most significant recently discovered ruby deposits in the world). In addition, Gemfields also holds controlling interests in various other gemstone mining and prospecting licenses in Zambia, Mozambique, Ethiopia and Madagascar.
Gemfields' outright ownership of Fabergé - an iconic and prestigious brand of exceptional heritage - enables Gemfields to optimise positioning, perception and consumer awareness of coloured gemstones, advancing the wider group's "mine and market" vision.
Gemfields has developed a proprietary grading system and a pioneering auction and trading platform to provide a consistent supply of coloured gemstones to downstream markets, a key component of Gemfields' business model and has played an important role in the growth of the global coloured gemstone sector.
KAGEM MINING LINKEDIN
MONTEPUEZ RUBY MINING LINKEDIN