Central Asian Minerals and Resources PLC
LSE : CMRP

April 26, 2011 02:00 ET

Admission to PLUS-quoted and commencement of trading

                                                                                              26 April 2011
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                                 Central Asian Minerals and Resources PLC
                                        ("CAMAR" or the "Company")
                                                     
                           Admission to PLUS-quoted and commencement of trading
                                                     
The directors of CAMAR are pleased to announce that the Company's issued ordinary share capital, comprising
9,971,705 ordinary shares of no par value, has today been admitted to trading on the PLUS-quoted Market.

CAMAR,  through  its  wholly owned subsidiary, Gulf International Minerals Limited, owns  a  49  per  cent.
interest  in  the  joint venture mining company, Aprelevka, which is licensed to operate and  is  currently
operating  the Aprelevka gold mine in Tajikistan. The other party to the joint venture is the  Ministry  of
Energy and Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan.  The mining areas where Aprelevka is licensed to operate
are  at Aprelevka itself, Burgunda, Kizil-Cheku, Ikkijilon and the Kansai concentrating facility and nearby
mill  tailings. CAMAR intends that Aprelevka will, in due course, apply for additional mining  licenses  in
areas contiguous to the Aprelevka gold mine.

As  at  26 April 2011, the Company is aware of the following holdings which represent more than 3 per cent.
of the issued share capital of the Company:

Name                                             Number of Ordinary Shares       % of Issued Share Capital
                                                                                              
Gulf Canada                                              4,188,087                         42.00
Timeless                                                 2,000,000                         20.06
Lynchwood Nominees Limited                                780,330                           7.83
Kimono Investment Holdings Limited                        415,000                           4.16
Venaglass Ltd                                             333,333                           3.34
Peter Zihlmann                                            166,667                           1.67
                                                                                              
Peter  Zihlmann is deemed to have an indirect interest in the 2,000,000 Ordinary Shares held  by  Timeless.
Peter  Zihlmann  is  a  shareholder  and manager of P. Zihlmann Investment  Management  AG,  which  is  the
Investment  Manager of Timeless and holds all the voting shares in Timeless. Peter Zihlmann is Chairman  of
Timeless.  Peter  Zihlmann's  Ordinary Shares are held by Lynchwood Nominees  Limited.  Lynchwood  Nominees
Limited  acts  as  nominee holder for a number of individual shareholders, one of which is Peter  Zihlmann.
With the exception of Peter Zihlmann, none of these individual shareholders is interested in 3 per cent. or
more of the Company's issued share capital.

As  at  26  April 2011, the Directors are interested in a total of 4,650,838 Ordinary Shares,  representing
46.64 per cent. of the Company's issued share capital

Copies  of  the Admission Document and a supplementary risk factors document are available free  of  charge
during usual business hours on any weekday (Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays excepted) at the offices
of  the Company's Corporate Adviser, St Helens Capital Partners LLP, 223a Kensington High Street, London W8
6SG,  via  the Company's website, www.camarplc.com or via CAMAR's page on the PLUS Stock Exchange  website,
www.plus-sx.com
        
The  directors  of  Central  Asian  Minerals and Resources PLC are responsible  for  the  content  of  this
announcement.

Enquiries:

Central Asian Minerals and Resources PLC                                          01624 679 000
Christine Melian or John Leech

St Helens Capital Partners LLP                                                    020 7368 6959
Mark Anwyl or Duncan Vasey
                                                     
                                                     

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