London, December 5, 2007

Deutsche Bank appointed as depositary bank for the American Depositary Receipt program of Merafe Resources Limited


Deutsche Bank today announced its appointment as depositary bank for the Level 1 American Depositary Receipt ADR) program of Merafe Resources Limited (MERAFE).

MERAFE is a company listed on the JSE Limited which is committed to a strategy of growth and diversification in the resources sector using its empowerment credentials to access opportunities created by the change in the South African mining legislation and Mining Charter.

Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Merafe Ferrochrome  Mining (Pty) Limited, it participates in 20.5% of the EBITDA of the Xstrata-Merafe Chrome Venture (established in July 2004), the world’s largest ferrochrome producer measured by global production.

Through Merafe Coal, its 50/50 joint venture with Sentula Mining Limited (formerly Scharrig Mining Limited, established in June 2007), MERAFE is maximizing the value of its existing coal resources while continuing to look for further growth opportunities in the coal mining secotor.*

Akbar Poonawala, Head of Global Equity Services (GES) at Deutsche Bank said, “We are pleased to be appointed by MERAFE as depositary bank on its first ADR offering.  This appointment strengthens our position as a sought after leading global depositary bank.”


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