Friday, February 28, 2014

Johannesburg, South Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe, Vienna, Austria, Tokyo, Japan – February 28, 2014 – The Board of African Compass International Limited (“ACI” or the “Company”) are pleased to announce the Company’s direct, wholly-owned subsidiary, African Compass International Investments and Holdings (“ACI Vienna”), has executed a Sale and Purchase Agreement (the “SPA”) to acquire 100% of the Gabon JV manganese and niobium assets from its local strategic partner.

These Gabon assets include the JV HOA executed between the parties on February 04, 2014, whereby ACI had the right to acquire a hundred percent (100%) interest in the manganese and niobium claims originally held by the local strategic partners and optioned to ACI Austria.

Pursuant to the Agreement, ACI Austria will pay an undisclosed amount per the executed NDA for the assets and the local strategic partner will transfer 100% of its interest, right and title in those assets to ACI Austria. Final closing of the Agreement is expected to take place on or before April 11, 2014.

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

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

Agreement   Share and Purchase Agreement

Board              Board of Directors

CEO                Chief Executive Officer

CG                   Chief Geologist

CLO                Chief Legal Officer

Company      African Compass International or African Compass International Limited

COO               Chief Operating Officer

HOA               Heads of Agreement

JV                   Joint Venture

NDA               Non-Disclosure Agreement

SPA                 Sales 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) V M S Correia (CG)