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Anglo Asian Mining PLC

09 March 2023

9 March 2023

Anglo Asian Mining PLC

Revolving Credit Facility Agreement

Anglo Asian Mining PLC ("Anglo Asian" or the "Company"), the AIM listed gold, copper and silver producer primarily focused in Azerbaijan, is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement for a new AZN 55 million (US$32.3 million) revolving credit facility (the "Facility") with the International Bank of Azerbaijan.

The seven-year revolving credit facility was entered into through Anglo Asian's wholly owned operating subsidiary, Azerbaijan International Mining Company ("AIMC"). It will provide both additional finance and operational flexibility for the Company's expansion plans. No drawdown has currently been made from the facility. The main terms of the Facility are set out below in Appendix One.

The agreement represents another important step in Anglo Asian preparing for the implementation of its medium-term growth plans, culminating in establishing the Company as a mid-tier copper-focused mining company. These plans will be published later this month.

Anglo Asian, CEO Reza Vaziri, commented:

"We are pleased to sign a new revolving credit facility with the International Bank of Azerbaijan, another milestone in the preparation of rolling out our medium-term operational expansion plans. The facility was negotiated on a non-secured basis which demonstrates the confidence of local Azeri financial institutions in our business. We see considerable potential across our portfolio of exploration and development stage assets and look forward to driving the Company's progression with this additional capital support."

All references to "AZN" are to Azerbaijan Manat. An exchange rate of US$1 = AZN1.7 has been used.

Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) Disclosure

Certain information contained in this announcement would have been deemed inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014, which was incorporated into UK law by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, until the release of this announcement.

For further information please contact:

 Anglo Asian Mining plc 
 Reza Vaziri, Chief Executive Officer                            Tel: +994 12 596 3350 
 Bill Morgan, Chief Financial Officer                            Tel: +994 502 910 400 
 Stephen Westhead, Vice President                                Tel: +994 502 916 894 
 SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP (Nominated Adviser and Broker)   Tel: +44 (0) 20 3470 0470 
  Ewan Leggat 
  Adam Cowl 
 Hudson Sandler (Financial PR)                                   Tel: +44 0) 20 7796 4133 
  Charlie Jack 
  Harry Griffiths 

Appendix One

Main terms of the Facility

-- The borrower is Azerbaijan International Mining Company, with the amount of the Facility being AZN 55 million (US$32.3 million) from 1 March 2023 to 31 December 2030

-- The loan is guaranteed by Anglo Asian and RV Investment Group Services LLC, and borrowings will be unsecured other than a pledge that will be granted over any equipment purchased from drawings under the Facility

-- Amounts drawn under the Facility will be used for the furtherance on AIMC's business operations in Azerbaijan

-- Drawdown of the Facility can be in either AZN or US dollars and the repayment date of each tranche can be specified by AIMC, tranches will be repaid in the same currency as that drawn down and can be reborrowed

-- Until 31 December 2023, the interest rate on AZN drawings will be from 10 to 12 per cent. depending on the repayment date and for US dollars from 5.5 per cent to 7 per cent. depending on the repayment date

-- From 1 January 2024, the interest rates may be increased by 0.5 per cent. for each one per cent. increase in the US Federal reserve rate subject to local market conditions.

Notes to editors

Anglo Asian Mining plc (AIM:AAZ) is a gold, copper and silver producer in south-west Asia with a broad portfolio of production and exploration assets in Azerbaijan. The Company produced 57,618 gold equivalent ounces ("GEOs") for the year ended 31 December 2022.

In December 2021, the Company undertook a private placement which acquired 19.8 per cent. of Libero Copper & Gold Corporation ("Libero"). Libero is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada and owns, or has the option to acquire, several copper exploration properties in North and South America, including Mocoa in Colombia, one of the world's largest undeveloped copper-molybdenum resources. Two further follow-on investments have been made in Libero to maintain the Company's shareholding at 19.8 per cent.

On 5 July 2022, the Parliament of Azerbaijan ratified amendments to the Company's Production Sharing Agreement, which granted it legal title to three additional concessions with a combined area of 882 square kilometres, including the Garadagh porphyry copper deposit, with a Soviet classified resource of over 300,000 tonnes of copper. https://www.angloasianmining.com/

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