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Thursday 21 July, 2005

Peter Hambro Mining

Employee Share Scheme

Peter Hambro Mining PLC
21 July 2005


21 July 2005
                            Share issues and sales -

        Employee Share Incentive Scheme & Tokur Additional Consideration

Issue of shares under the employee share incentive scheme and Directors'dealings

Peter Hambro Mining plc ("PHM" or the "Company") announces that the issue of
Shares pursuant to the Group's employee share incentive scheme, full details of
which were set out in the AIM admission document issued in connection with the
admission of the Company's shares to trading on AIM on 29 April 2002, has now
been successfully completed. Under the employee share incentive scheme, certain
key directors and employees were issued a total of 2,759,368 fully paid ordinary
shares of 1p in PHM ("PHM Shares") on 20 July 2005 these shares were issued as a
result of the conversion of the equivalent number of C shares in Eponymousco
Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of PHM. The existence of the share incentive
scheme has previously been disclosed in the Company's annual reports. Following
the issue of these new PHM Shares, 2,509,368 of them have been sold, conditional
on the admission of these shares to trading on AIM, by the recipients through
JP Morgan Cazenove and Cannaccord Capital Europe Ltd.

The following table shows, in respect of Director participants, the number of
PHM Shares acquired and sold:

Shareholder                 PHM shares  PHM shares          Resultant holding
                            acquired    sold         No. of PHM shares     %
Pavel Maslovsky             1,379,684   1,379,684           18,844,524   23.87%
Peter Hambro                  349,684     349,684            5,539,800    7.02%
Philip Leatham                830,000     580,000              250,000    0.32%
other                         200,000     200,000                  n/a     n/a
                            2,759,368   2,509,368

As previously announced, parties connected with Peter Hambro and Pavel Maslovsky
have entered into stock lending arrangements in connection with the recent
convertible bond offering with JP Morgan Cazenove covering a total of 2 million
PHM Shares (which are excluded from these figures).

Issue of shares in connection with Tokur acquisition

In June 2003, PHM acquired the Tokur gold deposit in Amur Region from Reagrove
Services Ltd ("Reagrove"). Under the terms of the acquisition agreement as
recently amended, PHM has issued 750,000 PHM Shares on 20 July 2005 to Reagrove
in part settlement of its obligation to issue a total of 1.5 million PHM Shares
as the additional consideration due for the Tokur deposit. The balance of the
PHM Shares due will be issued in June 2006. The newly issued shares are also
being sold, conditional on the admission of these shares to trading on AIM, by
Reagrove through JP Morgan Cazenove and Cannacord Capital Europe Ltd.

As a result of these issues of shares the total issued share capital of the
Company has increased to 78,956,507 ordinary shares.

Enquiries:

Alya Samokhvalova                                   +44 (0) 20 7201 8900
Investor Relations, Peter Hambro Mining             

David Simonson / Tom Randell                        +44 (0) 20 7653 6620
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