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Peter Hambro Mining (POG)

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Tuesday 15 April, 2003

Peter Hambro Mining

Statement re Open Offer

Peter Hambro Mining PLC
15 April 2003

                            PETER HAMBRO MINING PLC

                                (the "Company")

                           Results of the Open Offer

On 11 March 2003, the Company announced that Canaccord Capital (Europe) Limited
("Canaccord"), as agent for the Company, had conditionally placed a total of
9,596,919 new ordinary shares of 1p each of the Company ("New Shares") at 175p
per share ("Placing Price") to raise approximately £16.8 million before
expenses. As announced on 24 March 2003, 7,578,078 New Shares, in respect of
which irrevocable undertakings were given by certain shareholders, were placed
firm on a conditional basis and were subsequently admitted to trading on the
Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange ("AIM") on 25 March
2003. The remaining 2,018,841 New Shares (the "Non Firm Shares") were
conditionally placed at the Placing Price with institutional and other placees
subject to clawback to satisfy valid applications by qualifying shareholders
under the open offer.

The Company announces that the open offer closed on 14 April 2003 at 3:00pm.
Under the open offer, valid acceptances have been received from shareholders in
respect of 797,438 Non Firm Shares, representing approximately 39.5 per cent. of
the Non Firm Shares. The balance of the Non Firm Shares has been taken up under
the placing. Application has been made to the London Stock Exchange for the
2,018,841 Non Firm Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM. Admission is
expected to take place on 17 April 2003.

As a result of the implementation of the placing and open offer, the
shareholdings of Peter Hambro and persons associated with him have been reduced
to 7,539,800 ordinary shares which will, following Admission, represent 13.09
per cent. of the enlarged issued share capital; the shareholdings of Pavel
Maslovsky and persons associated with him have been reduced to 22,844,524
ordinary shares which will represent 39.67 per cent of the enlarged issued share
capital; and Sir Rudolph Agnew's holding of 7,500 ordinary shares will represent
0.013 per cent of the enlarged issued share capital.

In addition, the following shareholders now hold interests in the Company which
will, following Admission, represent 3 per cent. or more of the enlarged issued
share capital:

Name                      Number of Ordinary Shares Percentage of issued share
                          held                      capital
Nutraco Nominees                        4,887,397                         8.49%
State Street Nominees                   2,128,542                         3.70%
Landsdowne Partners                     2,128,542                         3.70%
Littledown Nominees                     1,958,474                         3.40%
Artemis Management                      1,729,440                         3.00%

Following Admission the total issued share capital of the Company will comprise
57,581,514 Ordinary Shares.



Peter Hambro                                        Peter Hambro Mining
                                                    +44 20 7393 0102

David Simonson/Nicola Davidson                      Merlin Financial
                                                    +44 20 7606 1244

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