9 November 2009
KARELIAN TO SEEK ADMISSION OF ITS SHARES TO TRADING ON IEX
* Move Will Facilitate Dealing In Euro By Irish Shareholders
* Admission Expected To Take Effect From 7 December 2009
Karelian Diamond Resources plc ("Karelian" or "the Company"), the AIM-listed
diamond explorer whose portfolio includes Seitaperä, the largest known
diamondiferous kimberlite pipe in Finland, is pleased to announce that it is to
seek admission of its fully-paid ordinary shares of €0.01 each to trading on
the Irish Enterprise Exchange ("IEX") of the Irish Stock Exchange.
Admission to IEX is expected to take effect from 7 December 2009, the date of
the Company's forthcoming Annual General Meeting. The Company's IEX Adviser is
IBI Corporate Finance Limited. For the avoidance of doubt, Merchant John East
Securities Limited and City Capital Corporation Limited remains the Company's
nominated adviser and broker on AIM, respectively.
Commenting on this move, Chairman Professor Richard Conroy said:
"We already attract the interest of many Irish investors and believe that
listing on IEX will facilitate dealings for Irish or other investors who
normally trade in Euro.
"Although the diamond industry was amongst the hardest hit by the global
financial crisis, the outlook is beginning to improve. Whilst stocks remain at
high levels, we are encouraged by recent comments by De Beers that the pace of
recovery in the market for rough diamonds is starting to pick up."
Professor Richard Conroy, Chairman, Conroy Diamonds and Gold Plc Tel:
Charles Dampney, City Capital Corporation Limited Tel: +44-20-3178-3399
Simon Clements/Virginia Bull, Merchant John East Securities Limited Tel:
Ron Marshman/Michael Padley, Lothbury Financial Tel: +44-20-7011-9411
John Tuite, IBI Corporate Finance Tel: + 353-1-637-7800
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