REG - Gem Diamonds Limited - Notice of Half Year Results
16 August 2012
GEM DIAMONDS LIMITED
("Gem Diamonds" or the "Company")
NOTIFICATION OF HALF YEAR RESULTS
Gem Diamonds (LSE: GEMD) will announce its half year results for the period ending 30th June 2012, on Tuesday, 21st August 2012 at 07.00 BST.
An analyst telephone conference call will be held on Tuesday, 21st August 2012, at 9.30 BST. A live webcast of the presentation to analysts will also be available on the Company's website (www.gemdiamonds.com).
For further information:
Gem Diamonds Limited
Sherryn Tedder, Investor Relations
Tel: +27 (0) 11 560 9600
Mob: +27 (0) 83 943 4505
Kim O'Farrell, Public and Media Relations
Tel: +44 (0) 203 043 2080
Mob: +44 (0) 776 506 1316
Pelham Bell Pottinger
James MacFarlane/ Charles Vivian
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7861 3232
About Gem Diamonds:
Gem Diamonds is a leading global diamond producer of high value diamonds. The company owns two production mines, the Letšeng mine in Lesotho and the Ellendale mine in Australia, as well as the Ghaghoo mine, currently in development in Botswana. The Letšeng mine is famous for the production of large, top colour, exceptional white diamonds, making it the highest dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world. Since Gem Diamonds' acquisition of Letšeng in 2006, the mine has produced four of the twenty largest white gem quality diamonds ever recorded.
Gem Diamonds has a growth strategy based on the expansion of the Letšeng mine to double its production capacity by mid-2015 and the development of the Ghaghoo mine, expected to be in production during 2015. The Company seeks to maximise revenue and margin from its rough diamond production by pursuing cutting, polishing and sales and marketing initiatives further along the diamond value chain. With favourable supply/demand dynamics expected to benefit the industry over the medium to long term, particularly at the high end of the market supplied by Gem Diamonds, this strategy positions the Company well to generate attractive returns for shareholders in the coming years.
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