LONDON, Dec. 30 /CNW/ - Anglo Pacific Group plc ("the Company") (LSE: APF) (TSX: APY) announces that, pursuant to the Scrip Dividend Alternative that had been approved at the Annual General Meeting on April 21, 2010, it has on December 29, 2010 allotted 245,979 Ordinary Shares of 2p each in the Company in respect of the interim dividend for the year ending December 31, 2010. Shareholders representing 19.3% of the issued share capital elected to take scrip instead of cash.
The above shares rank pari passu in every respect with the existing issued ordinary shares in the Company. Application has been made to the Toronto Stock Exchange, the UK Listing Authority and the London Stock Exchange for these shares to be admitted to the Official List and to trading on the London Stock Exchange's Main Market for listed securities. It is expected that dealings will commence on January 12, 2011.
The Company also wishes to announce that, subject to receipt of the approvals aforementioned, the Directors' shareholdings have changed as set out below:-
|At December 8, 2010||Scrip Dividend||At December 30, 2010||% Issued Ordinary Share Capital|
Subject to receipt of the approvals aforementioned, for the purposes of the FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules, the Company advises that its issued share capital comprises 108,771,332 ordinary shares of 2p each. The voting rights of all of these shares are identical with each share carrying the right to one vote. The Company holds no shares in Treasury. Therefore, the Company's total number of voting rights is 108,771,332.
The above figure (108,771,332) may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, Anglo Pacific Group plc under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
This news release contains forward-looking statements based on assumptions and reflects Anglo Pacific's expectations, estimates and projections of future events as of the date of this release. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the performance, prospects, opportunities, priorities, targets, goals, objectives, strategies, growth and outlook of Anglo Pacific. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "expects", "anticipates", "plans", "believes", "estimates", "seeks", "intends", "targets", "projects", "forecasts", or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved.
Forward-looking statements are based upon certain material factors and assumptions that were applied in drawing a conclusion or making a forecast or projection, including assumptions and analyses made by Anglo Pacific in light of its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that are believed to be appropriate in the circumstances. Also, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are beyond the Company's control and which may cause the actual results, performance or achievement to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such material factors and assumptions and risks and uncertainties include, among others, those described in the Company's annual information form dated as at June 29, 2010 (available on Anglo Pacific's website and at www.sedar.com), which are incorporated by reference into this release and qualify any and all forward-looking statements made in this release.
Although Anglo Pacific has attempted to identify factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements herein relate only to events or information as of the date on which the statements are made and, except as specifically required by law, Anglo Pacific undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, estimates or opinions, future events or results or otherwise.
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|Anglo Pacific Group PLC||+44 (0) 20 7318 6360|
|Peter Boycott, Chairman|
|John Theobald, Chief Executive Officer|
|Liberum Capital||+44 (0) 20 3100 2000|
|Scott Harris||+44 (0) 20 7653 0030|