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Beyond Exploration… 3 Overview AIM-listed gold exploration and development company focused on Turkey Turkey is Europe’s largest gold producer and is highly prospective for multi-million oz discoveries – pro-mining environment and supportive government Primary project is the Red Rabbit Gold Project (‘RRGP’) – JORC compliant resource of 448,000 oz Au Eq 50:50 development JV on RRGP with Proccea Construction Co. – leading Turkish construction and engineering firm 49:51 exploration JV in NE Turkey with European Goldfields (now Eldorado) Approx. 13% holding in Tigris Resources (private) which focuses on exploration in SE Turkey Experienced management team with regional and geological knowledge
Beyond Exploration… 5 Strategy Primary objective to develop a profitable gold mining operation whilst delivering long term value through exploration Utilise expertise and regional knowledge to build value through the identification and advancement of projects rapidly through the value curve to the development stage Leverage JV structures to control risk and maximise upside potential Exploration currently focused on discovery of significant deposits (+1 Moz) Target to achieve production at Red Rabbit in 2013
Beyond Exploration… 6 Current Projects Red Rabbit Gold Project JV with Proccea ExplorationEldorado JV KiziltepeTavsan RRGP Expansion Regional Project Exploration Ardala & Salinbas JV PipelineTigris Resources Ariana Resources plc “Near term production, multiple exploration targets and numerous drill-stage prospects creates a balanced portfolio with significant upside potential”
Beyond Exploration… 8 Key Facts ShareholdersShares (M)% Management7.92.9 The Bank of New York (Nominees) Ltd43.316.1 Eldorado Gold Corporation28.310.5 Bruce Rowan Esq24.49.1 Starvest plc21.68.0 Barclayshare Nominees Ltd14.55.4 TD Direct Investing Nominees Ltd12.44.6 LR Nominees Ltd9.13.4 Hargreaves Lansdowne Nominees9.13.4 Share Nominees Ltd8.13.0 Other Significant Accounts (in top 20)61.922.9 Subtotal240.6 89.3 Private / Other Institutions28.710.7 Total shares in issue269.3100% Shares in Issue269.3 m Market Capitalisation£8.1m (at 3p) Warrants15.6 m 12m: 1p expiry 14 Jan 2014 0.6m: 8p expiry 25 Sep 2012 3m: 13p expiry 1 Apr 2013 Options15.9 m 12.6 m: 5p expiry 21 Mar 2018 2.2m: 8.8p expiry 19 July 2015 1m: 13p expiry 22 Aug 2015 0.1m: 13p expiry 1 Sept 2016 Fully Diluted296.8 Potentially raising £1.5m over 7 years Price / Date of Listing12p28 July 2005 Max. / Min. Price 2.15p - 6.95p (52 week range) Average Daily Volume (3M) 445,314
Beyond Exploration… 9 The Board Dr. Kerim Sener Managing Director Kerim has 15 years’ mining sector experience having graduated from the University of Southampton with a first-class BSc (Hons) degree in Geology in 1997. He obtained an MSc in Mineral Exploration in 1998 from Imperial College London and a PhD from the University of Western Australia. He has worked as an exploration consultant in Africa, Australia and Eastern Europe for both major and junior mining companies. As a Turkish national, he completed his military service obligations in Turkey in 2009. He is a Fellow of The Geological Society of London, Member of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, Member of the Chamber of Geological Engineers in Turkey and a member of the Society of Economic Geologists. He is a non-executive director of TSX-listed Mediterranean Resources Ltd. Michael Spriggs Chairman Michael has 37 years' mining sector experience having graduated from Oxford University with a BA (Hons) in Geology in 1964 and an MA in 1968. He obtained an MSc in Geology and Mineral Sciences from the University of Leicester in 1969. He worked for a number of major mining groups, including Anglo American, Falconbridge and Rio Tinto. Michael later spent 11 years with the mining team of the UK investment bank SG Warburg (now UBS) during which time he was appointed Head of the South African Mining Equities Research Team and Director of Corporate Finance. He is a Committee Member of the Association of UK Mining Analysts, a Member of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and is a Chartered Engineer. Michael serves on the Company's Audit Committee and is chairman of the Company's Remuneration Committee. Michael de Villiers Non-Executive Director Michael qualified as a Professional Accountant with Ernst & Young in Cape Town. Michael gained his experience as financial manager at mining and chemicals operations in Namibia, Botswana, Ghana, Bulgaria and the United Kingdom. He is the CFO of Eurasia Mining plc but has been a past director of several AIM and ASX-listed junior mining companies. Michael serves on the Company's Remuneration Committee and is chairman of the Audit Committee. William Payne Non-Executive Director William studied Accountancy at Exeter University before training and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in London. He left after 5 years there to become a partner in W H Payne and Co. in 1991. In 2003 he became a partner in top thirty accountancy practice Wilkins Kennedy at their London office. He has a wide diversity of clients, and roles range from audit and assurance to planning, reporting and compliance. He is head of the firm's Property and Construction Group, and is responsible for several outsourced accounts and administration functions. William is also a director of a number of companies, Kibo Mining plc and Sprue Aegis plc.
Beyond Exploration… 10 Red Rabbit Project Red Rabbit Project comprising the Kiziltepe and Tavsan sectors in Western Turkey Trial production of 387oz Au from Kiziltepe undertaken via the Eti Gumus processing plant Current global JORC resource of 448,000 oz Au Eq New vein discoveries showing the potential for further near surface resource upside at Kiziltepe MeasuredIndicatedInferred Au Eq oz Kiziltepe Sector: 45km of low sulphidation epithermal quartz veins JORC compliant resources stand at 232,000oz Au Eq. potential Open-pittable, high grade, carbon-in-leach operation Tavsan Sector: 8km of gold mineralised jasperoid JORC compliant resources stand at 215,000oz Au Eq Open pittable, low grade, low strip-ratio, heap leach operation 447,591 oz Au Eq (inc. 3.58 M oz Ag)
Beyond Exploration… 12 Feasibility Study Definitive feasibility study underway (Tetra Tech/Wardrop) – PFS stage complete Environmental impact assessment (SRK) underway – Baseline studies complete, EIA awaiting TSF inputs Production of approx 20,000oz Au Eq per annum over mine life of 8.1 years Cash costs estimated at US$441-472/oz during initial assessment – increase expected due to higher contractor mining costs Permitting leading to plant construction – H2 2012 (6-8 months construction) Land acquisitions are underway with most of the primary open pit area now held by the Company (60% of land currently acquired) Forestry permits awaited in the TSF area to complete geotechnical and hydrological drilling
Beyond Exploration… 13 In-pit Resources In-pit resources defined using a 0.96 g/t Au cut-off grade and using Whittle pit optimisation at a Au price of US$1,058/oz and an Ag price US$16.6 /oz
Beyond Exploration… 14 Mining Schedule Combined reserves (Proven & Probable) in designed pits 1,131,030 tonnes at 3.2 g/t Au and 38.8 g/t Ag, corresponding to 115,820 oz Au and 1,411,440 oz Ag (approx. 142,000 oz Au Eq) Outline mining schedule for the various mineralised zones. Tonnages for each pit are expressed in ‘000s tonnes:
Beyond Exploration… 16 JV Development 50-50 JV with Turkish partner Proccea Construction Co. – Proccea earning into 50% on expenditure of US$8 million Phase 1 of JV to focus on feasibility and EIA with a budget of US$1.4 million: management control with Ariana - over budget expenditure shared on a 50:50 basis Phase 2 of JV to focus on construction with a commitment of US$6.6 million: management control with Proccea Capital cost for mine start-up estimated at approximately US$26 million (note: tax incentives on >50 M TL CAPEX) – debt financing planned Further exploration drilling currently underway across the Kiziltepe Sector - 4,000m budgeted Ariana reserves the right, but not the obligation, to sell resources into the JV at 3X exploration cost within the Red Rabbit AOI but excluding JV licences
Beyond Exploration… 18 Exceptionally Mineralised Zone Drilling on an buried section of the Derya vein resulted in highest grades ever recorded from the Kiziltepe deposit: 12.1m @ 13.1 g/t Au + 187.6 g/t Ag (16.5 g/t Au equiv.) Including 3.2m @ 38.7 g/t Au + 511 g/t Ag (48.0 g/t Au equiv.) Including 1m @ 65.9 g/t Au + 760 g/t Ag (79.7 g/t Au equiv.) Drilling also determined that the Arzu North vein system extends to the southeast beneath cover. Eastern most part of the Emel Vein is a prospective zone which extends towards the Arzu South structure New results identify further potential within the “gap zone”.
Beyond Exploration… 20 Exploration Strategy Regional Focus: New discoveries and resource identification in the Red Rabbit region BLEG sampling (Phase 1) Western Turkey: Reconnaissance covering 45,000 km 2 BLEG sampling (Phase 2) GIS-based epithermal prospectivity mapping & geological modelling Tigris Resources Low Cost, Targeted Exploration: A comprehensive database with inputs from prospectivity modelling, geophysics, remote-sensing and BLEG sampling have been used to define target areas of interest. Licence auctions are currently underway. Identify resource opportunities to feed into Red Rabbit JV Turkey underexplored: Significant exploration upside and potential for multi-million ounce discoveries Approximately 13% ownership
Beyond Exploration… 21 Eldorado Joint Venture 49:51 AAU/EGU joint venture exploration company (Pontid Madencilik) where Eldorado is funding the exploration of a portfolio of licences assigned from Ariana Concentrating on the highly prospective Ardala and Salinbas projects and surrounding exploration tenements in Artvin Province of NE Turkey European Goldfields had spent approximately US$4.5 million over 4 years on the JV Work funded to a definitive feasibility study at which point Ariana will be diluted to 20% for projects already held by the JV and 10% for any new projects Funding of development costs thereafter is undertaken on a pro-rata basis and if Ariana is diluted to <5% during this period of joint funding then Ariana will adopt a 1.5% NSR Targeting additional projects with the potential to host +1Moz Au
Beyond Exploration… 22 Ardala and Salinbas SALINBAS 55m at 7.8 Au g/t ARDALA 0.25% Cu, 0.45 g/t Au (+Mo) Drilling Results 2012 New drilling has defined a gently dipping mineralised body Best intercepts related to the follow-up drilling include: 9.5m @ 6.48 g/t Au + 39.4 g/t Ag; 11.3m @ 4.98 g/t Au + 42.8 g/t Ag and, 25m @ 3.34 g/t Au + 7.9 g/t Ag. 300m x 500m mineralised body remaining open in several directions Resource modelling is in progress and drilling will continue in 2012
Beyond Exploration… 23 The Future “Our strategy has remained focused – we will continue to develop a profitable mining operation and further resource expansion through exploration in Turkey” Feasibility and EIA on Red Rabbit Project Focused project exploration primarily in western Turkey Identify other resource opportunities in the Red Rabbit region Consider new exploration JVs and initiatives in Turkey Become the next formal gold producer in Turkey in 2013
Beyond Exploration… 24 Contact Details Registered Office:Ariana Resources plc Bridge House London Bridge, London SE1 9QR Technical Consultants:Tetra Tech WEI Unit 2, Apple Walk Kembrey Park, Swindon SN2 8BL Local Company:Galata Madencilik San. ve Tic. Ltd. Farabi Sokak No: 7/5 Çankaya, Ankara 06680 Turkey SRK Consulting – Turkey Turan Gunes Bulvari, 86/3 Yildiz, Ankara 06550 Turkey Nominated Adviser:Beaumont Cornish 2nd Floor, Bowman House 29 Wilson Street London, EC2M 2SJ Bankers:HSBC Bank 186 Broadway, Didcot Oxfordshire OX11 8RP Brokers:Fairfax I.S. PLC 46 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 5AT Auditors:KPMG 15 Canada Square, London, E14 5GL Solicitors:Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP 15 th Floor - 125 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1AR Registrars:Computershare Investor Services PO Box 82, The Pavilions Bridgwater Road Bristol, BS99 7NH
Beyond Exploration… 25 ARIANA RESOURCES PLC | Bridge House | London Bridge | London | SE1 9QR | Tel: +44 (0) 207 407 3616 | www.arianaresources.com The Next Generation of Turkish Gold