Griffin Mining Ltd (“the Company”) announces that the Company has been notified on 31st October 2013 of the exercise of options (“the Options”) granted to the directors and management in October 2008 over 4,400,000 new ordinary shares in the Company at an exercise price of 20p per share to raise £880,000 for the Company.
The Company has been informed by persons exercising Options over 500,000 of these shares that they intended to sell those ordinary shares. In order to maintain an orderly market in the Company’s shares, the Company has agreed to buy out the Options over these shares at the difference between the exercise price and the mid market value of the Company’s shares at close of business on 31st October 2013 of 34.5p.
The Options have been exercised by, and the new Ordinary shares issued as follows:
|Number of Options
|Number of options bought out||Number of shares retained|
|Roger Goodwin (Director)||600,000||600,000||300,000||300,000|
|Dal Brynelsen (Director)||200,000||200,000||–||200,000|
|William Mulligan (Director)||200,000||200,000||–||200,000|
Mr Roger Goodwin is selling 300,000 Options in order to meet his UK tax liability immediately arising on the exercise and sale of the Options held by him.
Following the exercise and buy out of the Options there will be 179,111,830 Ordinary Shares in the Company in issue. There are no shares held in treasury. The directors’ interests in the ordinary shares of the Company will be as follows:
|Options over ordinary shares, exercisable at 45p
Application will be made to the London Stock Exchange for 3,900,000 new ordinary shares to be admitted to trading on AIM. These new ordinary shares will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing ordinary shares. It is expected that admission will become effective on 11 November 2013.