BISICHI MINING PLC

Statement re Monthly Production

South Africa Power Cuts have not affected monthly production or sales at Black
Wattle Colliery

Bisichi Mining PLC, whose principal coal mining investment, Black Wattle
Colliery, is located in Middelburg, South Africa, has noted the Stock Market’s
reaction to reports of power cuts in South Africa.

Bisichi Mining wishes to make it clear that it has suffered only minimal
disruptions from these power cuts to date, and that these have had no effect on
Black Wattle’s monthly production, sales or exports.

For further information contact:

Andrew Heller, Managing Director, or

Tom Kearney, Commercial Director on

0207 415 5000

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