Geovic Mining Corp.
OTC Bulletin Board : GVCM

Geovic Mining Corp.

June 26, 2009 17:04 ET

Geovic Reports Progress Toward Resolving Accounting Dispute

DENVER, COLORADO--(Marketwire - June 26, 2009) - Geovic Mining Corp. ("Geovic" or "the Company") (TSX:GMC)(OTCBB:GVCM) announces that two of the legal actions initiated by Societe Nationale D'Investissement du Cameroon ("SNI") against its majority-owned subsidiary, Geovic Cameroon Plc ("GeoCam"), were not acted upon by the Court of First Instance of Yaounde-Centre Administratif.

In summary, the Court declined to rule on two of the actions because it deemed itself to not be a competent authority to make such rulings. Consequently, SNI was not granted the emergency relief it sought, and therefore (a) Deloitte & Touche Afrique Centrale Sarl ("Deloitte") was not removed as GeoCam's statutory auditor, and (b) GeoCam's Annual Shareholder Assembly (ASA) set for June 26th, 2009 was not cancelled.

Accordingly, GeoCam's ASA opened promptly with shareholders present from both major shareholder groups; Geovic, which owns 60.5% of the outstanding shares, and SNI, which owns or controls the remaining 39.5%. Subsequently, by agreement of all shareholders, the meeting was then adjourned until September 26, 2009, at which time the matter of approving GeoCam's 2008 financial statements will again be raised.

The third legal action brought against GeoCam, in which SNI sought to invalidate the 2008 financial statements and appoint an independent expert to review them, is still pending, with initial hearings scheduled for early July. However, based on the aforementioned progress, Geovic expects this action to be withdrawn while Geovic and SNI consider alternative means to amicably resolve the accounting dispute by the time the ASA is reconvened in September.

Geovic CEO John E. ("Jack") Sherborne states, "The accounting issues at hand remain outstanding. However, based on the court proceedings and progress made in discussions with SNI's principals, Geovic believes that an amicable settlement of this matter can be concluded outside the courts."

Geovic Background

Geovic is a U.S.-based corporation whose principal asset is a 60.5% interest in a significant cobalt-nickel-manganese deposit in the Republic of Cameroon. Additionally, the company controls a diverse portfolio of energy, precious metals, base metals, and uranium projects in the United States, operated through its wholly-owned subsidiary Geovic Energy (

Additional Company and project information may be found on the websites and

On behalf of the Board,

John E. Sherborne, CEO and Director

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