19 MAY 2010



Bisichi Mining PLC (‘Bisichi’), the UK mining company with direct coal mining
operations in South Africa, is pleased to provide the following update about
its operations:

The challenging environment experienced in the second half of 2009 by Black
Wattle Colliery (‘Black Wattle’), our direct coal mining operation in South
Africa, has continued into the first half of 2010.

This is principally due to the following reasons:

* The Rand continues to be strong against the US Dollar.

* Coal prices in all of the group markets continue to remain low.

* A late wet season has reduced opencast production

Although this challenging environment will affect profitability in the first
half of 2010, we remain extremely positive about the remainder of the year for
Black Wattle Colliery. As stated in the Annual Report, the Bisichi Management
has taken several steps to address this challenging environment that are
focused on increasing production including:

* Increasing the capacity of the washing plant from 130,000 to 170,000 metric
tonnes per month;

* Expanding the rail siding by installing a third rail line;

* Increasing our own opencast production; and

* Buying-in high quality coal from nearby reserves.

Although the implementation of some of these steps has been delayed by a late
wet season in the first half of 2010, the benefits of this increased production
are expected to come through as planned in the second half of 2010.

Overall production to date for the first four months of the year has averaged
120,000 metric tonnes per month compared to 90,000 metric tonnes in the second
half of 2009, but there has been a reduction in the comparable profitability.
This situation has arisen because the lower cost opencast production has been
impacted adversely by the heavy rain mentioned above and production has been
replaced by higher cost buy-in coal. An average overall monthly production of
160,000 metric tonnes is expected in the second half of 2010 as our own
opencast production increases.

In terms of markets, the physical demand for Black Wattle product remains
strong both domestically and internationally. To date Black Wattle has not been
materially affected by the current rail strike action in South Africa, but an
extended continuation of this strike may impact revenue.

Finally, income from Bisichi’s UK properties remains steady, with no
significant change from the second half of 2009.

Mr Andrew Heller, Managing Director of Bisichi said: “With all of Black
Wattle’s remaining opencast permissions being granted in February 2010, Black
Wattle is now in a strong position to fully utilise the increased capacity of
its expanded washing plant and rail siding, the benefits of which will be seen
in the second half of 2010.”

For further information, please call:

Andrew Heller, Bisichi Mining PLC 020 7415 5030


12 May 2010


Appointment of Finance Director

Bisichi Mining PLC (“Bisichi”), the listed mining company with direct coal
mining operations in South Africa, announces the appointment of Garrett Casey
to the board of Bisichi Mining PLC as Finance Director with effect from 1 June

Mr Casey trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) in South Africa
and was appointed Bisichi’s Group Finance Manager on 1 April 2008. He will
continue to be based at the group head office in London, making regular visits
to the operating companies in South Africa.

Andrew Heller, Managing Director of Bisichi, said: “Since his appointment in
2008, Garrett has had a major role in the financial management of the company.
It is appropriate that he should now move up to the main board and be able to
make a direct contribution to the ongoing development of Bisichi’s long-term

For further information, please call:

Andrew Heller, Bisichi Mining PLC +44 (0) 20 7415 5030


Bisichi Mining PLC

Annual Report – year ended 31 December 2009
and Notice of Annual General Meeting – 8 June 2010

Bisichi Mining PLC published its Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended
31 December 2009 on 30 April 2010 incorporating the Notice of Annual General
Meeting to be held on 8 June 2010 and proxy form.

The Annual Report was published on the company’s website and a copy was posted
to all shareholders who had requested a printed copy. A letter was sent to
those shareholders who had consented to web publication to advise them that the
document was now available on the company’s website.

An RNS announcement of the text of the Annual Report excluding the Notice of AGM
and the proxy form was made on 30 April 2010.

Copies of this Annual Report may be obtained from the Company Secretary at the
company’s Registered Office, 30-35 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5LP and is available
for download from

Copies of the Annual Report and Notice of AGM and Proxy Form have been
submitted to the UKLA, and will be available for inspection at the UKLA’s
Document Viewing Facility, which is situated at:

Financial Services Authority

25 The North Colonnade

Canary Wharf


E14 5HS

Tel. 020 7676 1000

4 May 2010