Witwatersrand Consolidated Gold Resources Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
Registration Number 2002/031365/06
JSE Code: WGR
TSX Code: WGR
CUSIP Number: S98297104
TORONTO, May 30, 2012 /CNW/ -
Wits Gold shareholders are referred to the announcement released on the Securities Exchange News Service of the JSE on Monday, 30 January 2012, wherein it was announced that Wits Gold together with Pan African Resources plc, had entered into a Sale of Shares and Claims Agreement (the "Acquisition Agreement") with Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited ("Harmony"), to acquire 100% of Harmony's interest in Evander Gold Mines Limited ("Evander"), for a total consideration of ZAR1.7 billion (approximately C$208 million), hereinafter the "Transaction".
The implementation of the Transaction was subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions precedent by 31 May 2012. As a result of the Consortium having indicated to Harmony that they expected that certain of the conditions precedents may not be met, the Acquisition Agreement, and all suspensive conditions between the parties, have been terminated by mutual agreement between the parties. All other agreements entered into to give effect to the Acquisition Agreement have similarly been terminated, and no party shall have any rights or claims or any other form of recourse against any of the other parties (directly or indirectly) relating to the Transaction, the Acquisition Agreement, and the other agreements .
Consequently, Wits Gold shareholders are referred to the cautionary announcements released by Wits Gold on SENS on Wednesday, 28 December 2011, Wednesday, 16 November 2011, Monday, 30 January 2012, Monday, 12 March 2012 and Monday, 30 April 2012, respectively, and are advised that as the Acquisition Agreement has been terminated, caution is no longer required to be exercised by shareholders when dealing in their securities.
30 May 2012
JSE Sponsor to Wits Gold Limited
PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance (Pty) Limited
For further information:
CEO: Wits Gold
+27 11 832 1749
Executive, Investor Relations: Wits Gold
+27 11 832 1749
Transaction adviser and JSE Transaction Sponsor
Macquarie First South Capital (Pty) Limited
South African legal counsel
Dewey &LeBoeuf (Pty)Limited
Canadian legal counsel
Russell and Associates