Anglo Pacific Group PLC
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Anglo Pacific Group PLC

August 13, 2012 09:30 ET

Completes Royalty Option and Financing Agreement with Laramide Resources Ltd

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 13, 2012) - Anglo Pacific Group PLC ("Anglo Pacific", the "Company") (LSE:APF)(TSX:APY) announces it has entered into a transaction with Laramide Resources Ltd ("Laramide") in connection with Laramide's variable rate gross revenue royalty (the "Royalty") on the development stage ISL uranium properties owned by Uranium Resources Inc. ("URI") in the Grants Mineral District of New Mexico, United States (the "Churchrock Properties").

In return for a facility of CDN$5 million, which is repayable in December 2015, Laramide has granted Anglo Pacific an option to acquire a 5% gross revenue royalty (the "GRR") for an exercise price of US$15 million. As part of the transaction, Laramide has also issued 650,000 warrants, each warrant entitling Anglo Pacific to acquire one Laramide common share at an exercise price of $1.35 per share on or before December 31, 2015. The CDN$5 million facility bears interest at a rate of 7% per annum payable quarterly in arrears.

URI's most current guidance for the Churchrock Properties anticipates the imminent completion of a feasibility study, followed by construction commencing by the end of 2012, and targets initial production for late 2013 at a rate of one million pounds per annum starting in Section 8. The GRR also covers a portion of the adjacent Section 17 and the Mancos area, which comprises all of Section 13 and portions of Sections 7 and 12, from where additional resources and production can be expected.

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About Anglo Pacific Group PLC

Anglo Pacific Group PLC is a global natural resources royalties company. The Company's strategy is to expand its mineral royalty interests in long-life mining assets. The Company achieves this through both direct acquisition and investment in projects at the development and production stage. It is a continuing policy of the Company to pay a substantial proportion of these royalties to shareholders as dividends.

About Laramide

Laramide is engaged in the exploration and development of high-quality uranium assets. Its wholly owned uranium assets are in Australia and the United States. Laramide's portfolio of advanced uranium projects have been chosen for their production potential. Its flagship project, Westmoreland, in Queensland, Australia, is one of the largest projects currently held by a junior mining company. Its U.S. assets include La Jara Mesa in Grants, New Mexico, and La Sal in the Lisbon Valley district of Utah. Its portfolio also includes joint ventures in the Northern Territory, strategic equity positions and a portfolio of uranium royalties in the Grants Mineral District of New Mexico.

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