Afferro Mining Inc. - Notification of Shareholding

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TSX-V: AFF
AIM: AFF

LONDON, July 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Afferro Mining Inc. ("Afferro" or the "Company"), the exploration and development company focused on iron ore in Cameroon, notes the announcement released by International Mining and Infrastructure Corporation plc. ("IMIC") this morning regarding IMIC's acquisition of 4,132,231 ordinary shares of nil par value representing 3.9% of the Company's issued share capital.

Afferro is aware of IMIC's recent activities in Guinea regarding the Simandou South Project and the Simandou South Infrastructure Company in conjunction with its partner African Iron Ore Group Limited ("AIOG"). Afferro notes that IMIC and its sister company may put forward to Afferro plans for a comprehensive infrastructure package for Nkout in Cameroon and Afferro will review these proposals together with other alternatives that the Company is considering.

About Afferro Mining Inc.

Afferro is an established exploration and development company listed on the TSX-V (AFF) and AIM (AFF). Afferro's portfolio includes the 100% owned Nkout, Ntem and Akonolinga iron ore projects. It also holds a 70% interest in the Ngoa project, an exploration target bordering Nkout. Nkout comprises an NI 43-101 compliant Indicated Mineral Resource Estimate of 1.18Bt at 32.7% Fe and an Inferred mineral resource estimate of 1.34Bt at 30.4% Fe. Afferro currently has a cash position of $51m, leaving it well placed for medium-term funding of all its projects.

Qualified Person

Howard Baker (MAusIMM(CP)) has 18 years' experience in the mining industry and 10 years' experience in the exploration, definition and mining of iron ore mineral resources. Mr Baker is a full-time employee of SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd., an independent consultancy, and has sufficient experience which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration, and to the type of activity which he is undertaking to qualify as a Qualified Person in accordance with NI 43-101 and a Competent Person as defined in the June 2009 Edition of the AIM Note for Mining and Oil & Gas Companies. Howard Baker consents to the inclusion in the announcement of the matters based on their information in the form and context in which it appears and confirms that this information is accurate and not false or misleading.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE Afferro Mining Inc.

For further information:

Afferro Mining Inc.
Luis da Silva / Jeremy Cave
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7257 2930

Investec
Nominated Adviser: Neil Elliot
Corporate Broker: Chris Sim
Tel: +44 (0) 207 597 5970

RBC Capital Markets
Joint Broker: Martin Eales / Richard Hughes / Jonny Hardy
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7653 4000

Pelham Bell Pottinger
Daniel Thöle / James MacFarlane
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7861 3232

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Afferro Mining Inc.

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