Following the appointment of a new operations manager at the Caijiaying Mine, the replacement of certain key professional staff, and the recent expiry of management and directors options in Griffin Mining Ltd (“Griffin” or “the Company”), the Company announces the grant of new share options over 5,000,000 new ordinary shares in order to retain and incentivize key personnel.

Each option will entitle the holder to subscribe for new ordinary shares in the Company at an exercise price of £0.40 per share on or before 31st December 2018. The options will not vest until 31st December 2014 with one third vesting then, followed by one third on 31st December 2015 and one third on 31st December 2016.

The options will not vest if the option holder resigns or leaves the Company for cause prior to the vesting event taking place. All the options will vest immediately upon a takeover offer being made or a change in control of the Company taking place prior to the options expiring.

The options have been granted as follows:

  Options over number new ordinary shares in the Company
Mladen Ninkov (Chairman) 3,500,000
Roger Goodwin (Finance Director) 500,000
Maoheng Zhang (Operations Manager Caijiaying Mine) 500,000
Bo Zhou (General Manager Griffin – China) 250,000
Wendy Zhang (Chief Financial Officer – Hebei Hua Ao) 100,000
Other 150,000
Total 5,000,000