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Participation in Placing

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Participation in Placing03:52 EST Thursday, February 21, 2013PERTH, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - February 21, 2013) - Centamin plc (LSE: CEY) (TSX: CEE)For immediate release 21 February 2013 Centamin plc ("Centamin" or "the Company") (LSE:CEY, TSX:CEE) Participation in PlacingCentamin plc ("Centamin" or "the Company") (LSE: CEY, TSX: CEE)announces that it has subscribed for 38,475,000 new ordinary shares fora consideration of GBP769,500 in the firm placing ("the Firm Placing"),and a further 42,525,000 new ordinary shares for a consideration ofGBP850,500 in the conditional placing ("the Conditional Placing")announced by Nyota Minerals Limited ("Nyota") today.Following the Firm Placing, Centamin will own 128,475,000 OrdinaryShares in Nyota, equalling 17.00% of Nyota's enlarged share capital.Following the Conditional Placing becoming unconditional in allrespects, Centamin will own 171,000,000 Ordinary Shares in Nyota,equalling 19.87% of Nyota's enlarged share capital. Centamin waspreviously the holder of 90,000,000 shares in Nyota via its whollyowned subsidiary Centamin Holdings Limited.Centamin views this investment as being in keeping with its statedobjective of exploration and development in the highly prospectiveArabian-Nubian Shield.For more information please contact:Centamin plc BuchananJosef El-Raghy, Chairman Bobby MorseAndy Davidson, Head of Business Development and Cornelia BrowneInvestor Relations Gabriella Clinkard( (0) 20 7569 1671 +44(0)207 466 5000 This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock ExchangeENDFOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: RNSCustomerServices0044-207797-4400rns@londonstockexchange.com