ASX/RNS Announcement - Termination of Share Purchase Agreement with CDC Group plc

    LONDON, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - Following its announcement on 29 January 2008
that Mineral Securities Limited ("Minsec" or the "Company") had suspended the
credit application process in respect of a facility to fund the final tranche
of shares of Platmin Limited due under the terms of the Share Purchase
Agreement with CDC Group PLC ("CDC") (the "Share Purchase Agreement")
originally announced on 9 November 2007, the Company, CDC and Minsec
Investments (BVI) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Minsec (and purchaser
under the Share Purchase Agreement), have agreed to terminate the Share
Purchase Agreement with immediate effect, with the result that no party has
any further obligations in connection with the Share Purchase Agreement.
    Minsec currently holds 19,546,674 common shares in Platmin representing
17.69% of the outstanding common shares in Platmin. Minsec holds the
securities for investment purposes and may acquire further common shares or
dispose of its holdings of common shares both as investment conditions

For further information:

For further information: or for a copy of Minsec's early warning report,
please contact: Keith Liddell, Chief Executive Officer, James Haddock, Interim
Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary, Tel: +44 20 7478 5100 (London),
+61 8 9221 7466 (Perth), Email:; Nominated
Adviser: RBC Capital Markets, Martin Eales, Tel: +44 20 7029 7881

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