Monday, July, 9 2012

Johannesburg, South Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe, Vienna, Austria, Tokyo, Japan – July 9, 2012 – African Compass International Limited (“ACI” or the “Company”), today announced it has signed a Share and Purchase Agreement (the “SPA”) with a strategic partner that lays the foundation for the two to jointly evaluate and develop ACI’s tungsten mining project  in the Garahanga Karoi area of Zimbabwe and other opportunities.

The SPA was signed by Julian Rupare, Jr., ACI CEO; and a representative of the partner. The agreement calls for a strategic, cooperative relationship in multiple areas in mining and trading.

The alluvial and near-surface 300 hectares rare earth Tungsten project has options signed to acquire neighbouring claims to the north and north-east  in the Mashonaland Central Province, north of the capital city, Harare, Zimbabwe. The tungsten mine samples taken of the claims to date had a tungsten grading with respect to radiation measurements for the material found to be of low levels of common pollutants (Pb, As and others).

About ACI
African Compass International (“ACI”) is a global diversified private natural resources company in frontier, emerging/established emerging and developed markets. The Group farms, explores, sources, refines and produces, inter alia, agriculture products, base metals, ferrous & non-ferrous metals, minor metals, platinum group metals, precious metals, oil & gas and commercial energy. Our diversified operations in Africa, South America and Eurasia are supported by offices in Austria, Canada, Japan and Zimbabwe. ACI always seeks partnerships with all its stakeholders that will add value to projects at hand based on the core values of honesty, integrity and vision.

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For and on behalf of the Company’s Board of Directors

Julian RUPARE, Jr.

CEO & Chair


The following are the main terms and abbreviations used in this webnews:

ACI                African Compass International Limited and/or its subsidiaries, as appropriate

As                  Arsenic

CEO               Chief Executive Officer

CLO               Chief Legal Officer

Company      African Compass International or African Compass International Limited

COO              Chief Operating Officer

Pb                  Lead

SPA               Share and Purchase Agreement

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African Compass International

Johannesburg | Harare | Vienna | Tokyo

Directors J Rupare Jr (CEO) C N Rupare (COO) U Mazunga (CLO)