SOURCE: Anglo Pacific Group PLC

August 29, 2013 07:00 ET

Anglo Pacific Group PLC: Interim Results

LONDON--(Marketwired - Aug 29, 2013) - Anglo Pacific Group PLC (LSE: APF) (TSX: APY)


August 29, 2013

                        Anglo Pacific Group PLC

         Interim Results for the six months ended June 30, 2013

Anglo Pacific Group PLC ('Anglo Pacific', the 'Company', the 'Group')
(LSE: APF) (TSX: APY) is pleased to announce interim results for the
six months ended June 30, 2013 which are available on both the Group's
website at  and on SEDAR at .


* Interim dividend maintained at 4.45p per share (2012 Interim: 4.45p)

* Operating profit of GBP4.8 million (2012 Interim: GBP5.1 million)

* Royalty income for the period of GBP6.3 million (2012 Interim: GBP6.9

* Loss of GBP30.0 million after impairment charge below (2012 Interim
  profit: GBP5.1 million)

* Impairment charge of GBP34.3 million relating to equity investments,
  of which GBP26.7 million was already reflected on the balance sheet at
  December 31, 2012 (in line with current Accounting Standards)

* Total assets of GBP304 million at June 30, 2013 (GBP360 million at
  December 31, 2012 (restated)

* Further surplus of Directors' valuation of non Kestrel royalties over
  book value of GBP65 million

* Cash and receivables at June 30, 2013 of GBP21.4 million (GBP26.0
  million at December 31, 2012)

* No borrowings or hedging

* Kestrel South commenced production after $2 billion investment which
  will benefit the Group's future private land royalties

Chairman's comment"The last six months have been a difficult period for
world mining
markets and coking coal prices. Despite this, your Board is pleased to
announce a maintained interim dividend of 4.45p per share reflecting
its confidence in a return to better commodity prices in the near
future. Rio Tinto's production startup of its $2 billion mining
extension (Kestrel South) will benefit our private land royalty in
future years.

The Group's balance sheet remains strong, the asset value resilient
with no borrowings or hedging.

The Group remains committed to generating cashflows and dividends for
shareholders whilst maintaining a strict control of its cost base."

Interim Results Webcast:

There will be an audio webcast for analysts on August 29, 2013 at
9:30am (BST). The webcast will be accessible via , following which there will be a replay
facility available. There is a conference call available at 9:30am
(BST) for those unable to join the webcast, which can be accessed at
+44 (0)20 8515 2313 (code: 4637397).

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