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Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Karelian Diamond Res.

Capital raising and Total voting rights

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No 596/2014. With the publication of this announcement via a Regulatory Information Service ("RIS"), this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

21 December 2016

Karelian Diamond Resources plc (the “Company”)

CAPITAL RAISING

TOTAL VOTING RIGHTS

Placing to raise £425,000 (€505,000)

•          Placing of 94,444,444 new ordinary shares at 0.45 pence per share together with 31,481,481 warrants to raise £425,000 (€505,000) before expenses and issue of 15,740,741 Broker Warrants

•          Proceeds of the placing to be applied to fund the advancement of the Company’s principal diamond opportunities and in particular the Lahtojoki Diamond Project, its exploration at Riihivaara and for working capital

Karelian Diamond Resources plc (AIM: KDR, ESM: KDRI), the diamond exploration company focused on Finland, is pleased to announce that it has conditionally raised £425,000 (ca.€505,000), prior to expenses, through a placing (the “Placing”) of 94,444,444 ordinary shares of €0.00001 in the capital of the Company (the “Placing Shares”) and 31,481,481 warrants all at an exercise price of 0.8 pence per warrant (the “Warrants”), together the “Placing Units”, at a price of 0.45 pence per Placing Unit (the “Placing Price”).

The Placing is conditional, inter alia, on admission of the Placing Shares to trading on AIM and the Enterprise Securities Market operated by the Irish Stock Exchange Limited (“ESM”).  The Placing Shares will rank pari passu with the existing issued ordinary shares of €0.00001 in the capital of the Company (“Ordinary Shares”).

The Warrants can be exercised at any time from admission of the Placing Shares to the second anniversary of the anticipated admission of the Placing Shares, being 29 December 2018. 

The Company intends to use the proceeds of the Placing to fund the advancement of the Company’s principal diamond opportunities and in particular the recently acquired Lahtojoki Diamond Project, its exploration at Riihivaara where the Company has discovered a potential new diamond source and for working capital generally.

As part of the Placing, certain of the Directors have subscribed for an aggregate of 16,666,667 Placing Units, consisting of 16,666,667 Placing Shares and 5,555,555 Warrants. The Directors’ participation in the Placing and their resultant shareholding following admission of the Placing Shares to trading (“Admission”) is as follows:




Director


Placing participation
Placing Shares subscribed for

Resultant Shareholding
Percentage interest in the enlarged issued share capital

Warrants received
£ No. No. No.
Professor Richard Conroy
67,500

15,000,000

91,806,168

22.27

5.000,000
Maureen Jones 4,500 1,000,000 7.110,875 1.72 3333,333
James P. Jones 3,000 666,667 4,481,539 1.09 2222,222
75,000 16,666,667 103,398,582 25.08 5,555,555

The participation of Professor Richard Conroy, Maureen Jones and James P Jones in the Placing is a related party transaction pursuant to Rule 13 of the AIM Rules for Companies. The independent directors of the Company (being Séamus FitzPatrick, Louis Maguire, and Sor?a Conroy), having consulted with the Company’s Nominated Adviser and ESM adviser, consider the terms of the Placing to be fair and reasonable insofar as the Shareholders are concerned.

Application has been made to AIM and ESM for the Placing Shares to be admitted to trading.  It is expected that admission will become effective on 29 December 2016.

Following the issue of the Placing Shares, and for the purposes of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, the Company's total issued share capital on Admission will consist of 412,229,478 [JT1] Ordinary Shares.

The above figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company, under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

In conjunction with the Placing the Company is issuing 15,740,741 Broker Warrants, also exercisable at 0.8 pence per warrant until 29 December 2018, to Beaufort Securities.

Professor Richard Conroy, Chairman, Karelian Diamond Resources plc commented:

“The Placing provides the funds to enable the Company to step up its activities, in particular at Lahtojoki where we are looking to develop a mine.  With the funds raised we can start to demonstrate the potential this project has to offer and also further the work at Riihivaara where the Company has discovered a potential new diamond source”.

Further Information:

Professor Richard Conroy, Chairman, Karelian Diamond Resources plc Tel: +353-1-661-8958
David Hart/James Thomas/Nick Harriss, Allenby Capital Limited (Nomad) Tel: +44-20-3328-5656
Ger Heffernan/Jan Fitzell, IBI Corporate Finance Limited (ESM Adviser) Tel: +353-7662-34800
Jon Belliss/Elliot Hance, Beaufort Securities Limited (Broker) Tel: +44-20-7382-8300
Michael Padley, Lothbury Financial Services Limited Tel: +44-20-3290-0707
Don Hall, Hall Communications Tel: +353-1-660-9377

http://www.kareliandiamondresources.com

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No 596/2014. The information set out below is provided in accordance with the requirements of Article 19(3) of that Regulation.

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely  associated
a) Name Professor Richard Thomas Walter Lawrence Conroy
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status  Director of the Company
b) Initial notification /Amendment  Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Karelian Diamond Resources plc
b) LEI N/A
4 Details of the transaction(s):  section  to be repeated for  (i)  each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction;  (iii)  each date;  and  (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

 
Ordinary Shares of €0.00001 each (“Ordinary Shares”)
Identification code ISIN for Karelian Diamond Resources plc Ordinary Shares:
IE00B01ZSK94
b) Nature of the transaction Purchase of shares via a placing
c) Price(s) and volume(s) Price – 0.45 pence per ordinary share
Volume – 15,000,000 Ordinary Shares
d) Aggregated information
- Aggregated volume 
- Price 
N/A
e) Date of the transaction 21 December 2016
f) Place of the transaction Outside a trading venue

   

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely  associated
a) Name Maureen Theresa Anne Jones
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status  Director of the Company
b) Initial notification /Amendment  Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Karelian Diamond Resources plc
b) LEI N/A
4 Details of the transaction(s):  section  to be repeated for  (i)  each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction;  (iii)  each date;  and  (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

 
Ordinary Shares of €0.00001 each (“Ordinary Shares”)
Identification code ISIN for Karelian Diamond Resources plc Ordinary Shares:
IE00B01ZSK94
b) Nature of the transaction Purchase of shares via a placing
c) Price(s) and volume(s) Price – 0.45 pence per ordinary share
Volume – 1,000,000 Ordinary Shares
d) Aggregated information
- Aggregated volume 
- Price 
N/A
e) Date of the transaction 21 December 2016
f) Place of the transaction Outside a trading venue

   

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely  associated
a) Name  James (“Jim”) Patrick Jones
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status  Director of the Company
b) Initial notification /Amendment  Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Karelian Diamond Resources plc
b) LEI N/A
4 Details of the transaction(s):  section  to be repeated for  (i)  each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction;  (iii)  each date;  and  (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

 
Ordinary Shares of €0.00001 each (“Ordinary Shares”)
Identification code ISIN for Karelian Diamond Resources plc Ordinary Shares:
IE00B01ZSK94
b) Nature of the transaction Purchase of shares via a placing
c) Price(s) and volume(s) Price – 0.45 pence per ordinary share
Volume – 666,667 Ordinary Shares
d) Aggregated information
- Aggregated volume 
- Price 
N/A
e) Date of the transaction 21 December 2016
f) Place of the transaction Outside a trading venue

 [JT1]Ger - we calculated this figure as 94,444,444 + 317,785,034. Given we have defined Placing Shares and the Company released an Issued Share Capital Announcement on 12 December quoting the 317,785,034 number, I do not think that we need to expand this section with any further explanation provided you agree with these figures.


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