ACQUISITION FACILITY AND ISSUE OF SHARES FOR CASH
General Meeting 28 September 2004
DRD has increased its stake in leading internet-based gold marketing company GoldMoney.com to 14% with a further investment of US$1.8 million.
1. INTRODUCTION QuestCo (Pty) Limited is authorised to announce that, in keeping with its Australasian expansion strategy, DRD will make an offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares in Emperor Mines Limited (“Emperor”). Emperor is a gold mining company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange Limited (“ASX”). Emperor’s main asset is the Vatukoula gold mine, located on the northern coast of Fiji’s largest island, Viti Levu. Emperor also has an advanced stage exploration project, Tuvatu, located on the western coast of Viti Levu.
Johannesburg, South Africa – 8 March 2004 – Durban Roodepoort Deep, Limited (JSE:DUR; NASDAQ:DROOY; ASX:DRD) is pleased to announce its intention to merge with Emperor Mines Limited (ASX: EMP). The proposal follows weekend discussions between the two parties. The merger will be implemented by DRD making a scrip takeover offer at a premium for all the shares it does not own in Emperor. DRD currently holds 19.78% of Emperor.
DRD today broadened its initiatives to expand the gold market by announcing its acquisition of a strategic stake in GoldMoney.com