Allied Gold Limited
TSX : ALG
AIM : AGLD
ASX : ALD

Allied Gold Limited

May 31, 2011 14:00 ET

Allied Gold Limited: Notification of Cancellation of Admission to Trading on AIM and Scheme Update

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 31, 2011) -

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Further to the announcements released by the Company on 4 May 2011 and 6 May 2011, Allied Gold (TSX:ALG)(AIM:AGLD)(ASX:ALD) announces, pursuant to AIM Rule 41, that its shares will cease to be admitted to trading on the London AIM market, effective 8.00 a.m. on 30 June 2011, with admission to a premium listing on the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and commencement of trading on the main market of the London Stock Exchange plc of shares of Allied Gold Mining PLC (the successor company under proposed schemes of arrangement) to occur simultaneously, provided that the Schemes are approved by shareholders and option holders of the Company at the Scheme Meetings to be held on 6 June 2011 and the Supreme Court of Queensland at the court hearing to be held on 20 June 2011.

Under the proposed Schemes, all existing shares and options in Allied Gold will be exchanged for shares or options in Allied Gold Mining PLC. The ASX timetable for court approved capital reorganisations generally requires a period of 5 business days between the date for determining participation in the Schemes ("Scheme Record Date") and the date the Schemes become effective ("Effective Date"). Allied Gold applied for a waiver from ASX to shorten the period between the Scheme Record Date and the Effective Date to 4 business days, however the ASX was unable to grant this waiver making it necessary to extend the Scheme Record Date by 1 business day from Friday, 24 June 2011 to now Monday, 27 June 2011.

Allied Gold and Allied Gold Mining PLC have entered into an agreement with each other to change the Scheme Record Date to Monday, 27 June 2011.

The related Scheme Documents and the Circular are available on the Company's website, www.alliedgold.com.au.

Capitalised terms used, but not otherwise defined, in this announcement have the same meanings as set out in the Company's announcement of 4 May 2011 with RNS number 8920F.

Contact Information

  • Allied Gold Limited
    Australia
    Simon Jemison
    Investor and Media
    +61-418-853-922

    Allied Gold Limited
    Canada
    Rebecca Greco
    Investor Relations
    +1 416-839-8610

    Allied Gold Limited
    London
    David Simonson
    C/. MerlinPR
    + 44(0) 20 7736 8400

    Beaumont Cornish Limited
    (the Company's nominated adviser)
    Roland Cornish
    +44 (0) 207 628 3396

    RBC Capital Markets
    (the Company's sponsor)
    +44 (0) 207 653 4000