Trafigura Beheer B.V. holdings in Anvil Mining Limited (TSX, ASX: AVM)

TORONTO, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - Trafigura Beheer B.V. ("Trafigura") announces that today it acquired 32,753,636 equity units ("Units") of Anvil Mining Limited ("Anvil"), at a price of C$2.20 per Unit, each Unit being comprised of one common share of Anvil (a "Common Share") and 0.232 of one Common Share purchase warrant of Anvil (a "Warrant"). In accordance therewith, Trafigura was issued 32,753,636 Common Shares and 7,598,844 Warrants. Each whole Warrant entitles Trafigura to acquire one Common Share at a price of C$2.75 per share until June 16, 2012. The securities comprising the Units were issued to Trafigura pursuant to the closing of the second tranche of a private placement financing by Anvil, which private placement was previously announced by Anvil and Trafigura in Anvil's August 10, 2009 press release.

Trafigura now exercises control or direction over an aggregate of 53,248,729 Common Shares and 11,228,320 Warrants, representing approximately 38.9% of the outstanding Common Shares (calculated on a fully diluted basis).

Trafigura has acquired the Common Shares and Warrants for investment purposes. Depending on market and other conditions, Trafigura may change its beneficial ownership of, or control or direction over, Common Shares through market transactions, private agreements, treasury issuances, exercise of the Warrants or otherwise.

Trafigura is one of the world's leading international commodity traders, specializing in the oil, minerals and metals market, with 60 offices in 42 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

This press release has been issued in order to comply with applicable securities legislation.

SOURCE TRAFIGURA BEHEER B.V.

For further information: For further information: In connection with this news release an early warning report will be filed by Trafigura in accordance with applicable securities laws. To obtain a copy of the early warning report, please contact: Jeremy Weir, Executive Director, Tel: +41 22 594-6904, Email: jeremy.weir@trafigura.com

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