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Ariana – General Meeting #2 called as Special Dividend comes into view: A Resounding BUY

By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM | Monday 8 February 2021

Disclosure: I own shares in one or more of the stocks mentioned. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

AIM-listed gold producer in Turkey, Ariana Resources (AAU) has taken another important step towards payment of the long-awaited special dividend in relation to the ongoing corporate action which brings Turkish outfit Ozaltin into its gold-producing joint venture with Proccea. Ariana is reducing its ownership in the JV to 23.5% from 50% and injecting its Salinbas project in return for a total of $37.75 million, with a promised special dividend for shareholders, but has an issue with distributable reserves which is to be addressed by a second General Meeting and a trip to the High Court. This morning, the Circular for General Meeting 2 was published.

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