Interim Results for the six months ended 31 December 2008

Interim Results for the six months ended 31 December 2008

The Board of Jubilee, the AIM quoted and JSE listed mining exploration and development company, is pleased to announce the interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2008.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tjate has completed its 42 borehole drilling programme for phase 2 of the feasibility study

  • Tjate gives go-ahead for completion of compliant mineral resource estimate 

  • Metallurgical testwork on Tjate Merensky reef samples indicates this ‘ore type’ would be very amenable to PGE (‘Platinum Group Elements’) recovery (>94%).  

  • The Company completed an infill drilling programme on Antsahabe project Madagascar: continuity of good nickel mineralisation established but of modest strike length

  • The Company completed its 2008 exploration programme on Ambodilafa project: the data from soil sampling, drilling and airborne magnetic and radiometric survey is being reviewed. 

Enquiries: 

 

Jubilee Platinum plc 

Colin Bird, Chairman

+44 (0) 20 7581 4477 

Jubilee Platinum plc

Andrew Sarosi

+44 (0) 1752 221937 

 

FinnCap 

Matthew RobinsonCorporate Finance

+44 (0) 20 7600 1658

Sasfin Capital

Brian Christie, Corporate Finance

+27 (0) 11 809 7511

Bishopsgate Communications Ltd

Nick Rome

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CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT

Dear Shareholder,

The Company experienced good progress in all areas of its operations and the flagship Tjate project continues to progress favourably towards completion of Phase 2 of its feasibility study.

This phase of the feasibility study focused on maintaining an accelerated drilling programme to complete the planned 42-borehole drilling programme in early 2009, in order to enable The Mineral Corporation Limited, the independent Competent Person, to issue a compliant mineral resource estimate in the second quarter of 2009.  The drilling results in the period under review remained positive. 

The Company, through its South African subsidiary Maude Mining and Exploration (Pty) Limited, entered into an unincorporated joint venture (‘UJV’) to explore and if appropriate develop its PGE properties Bokfontein and Elandsdrift in the western Bushveld.  The intent is to mine primary chromite reefs on the properties where appropriate and where financial projections warrant, to build a process plant to recover the PGEs from the tailings from mining the reefs and from previously mined reefs. 

Infill drilling on the Londokomanana project in Madagascar progressed during the period and continuity of good nickel mineralisation was established on the Antsahabe prospect, although only over a modest strike length. On the Lavatrafo project, drilling of several ultramafic prospects has identified sporadic nickel and PGE mineralisation, which does not appear to be continuous.  

At Ambodilafa, the Company completed whole-region mapping and soil sampling, a regional helicopter-borne magnetic and radiometric survey and follow-up drilling in the western base metal anomaly target and in the eastern PGE anomaly target areas.  The work identified further targets for follow-up.  Drilling in the eastern PGE target area identified an apparent but modest up-dip extension to the previously reported significant PGE intersection but no significant extension to mineralisation along strike to the north.

In general, all our activities in Madagascar progressed favourably, however the results maintain the properties in greenfield exploration status and in the present economic climate the Company intends to limit expenditure whilst reviewing all the data obtained in the period under review.  Consequently, the Company and TransAsia Minerals Limited have agreed to terminate their Project Agreement in respect of the Londokomanana project and TransAsia’s interest in the Company’s Mauritian holding company will revert to Jubilee.

The market capitalisation of the Company continued to erode significantly during the period despite the continued good results achieved at Tjate and the UJV in the western Bushveld. The global credit crisis has impacted all market sectors and the junior resource sector has seen almost total value depletion. The platinum juniors have all lost value, generally in inverse proportion to their technical and financial progress. The arena for platinum juniors is very small and most have maturing projects in a market, which has been in under supply for 15 years.  Despite strong fundamentals for commodities, Jubilee, like other companies has been unable to defy the global perception that value will not return.  As a result of this downturn, market capitalisations throughout the sector are a fraction of what they were at the beginning of the period.  

The Board is convinced that the fundamentals that initiated the revived commodity demand are still in place and that company values will be recognised once the credit crisis has worked itself through and investor confidence is restored.

The platinum price, which started the period at $2,064/oz fell significantly to just over $920/oz at period-end but has rallied slightly to around $1,130/oz on the back of increased Japanese demand and flight to investment in the wake of the financial crisis. The significant fall in price continued to be driven by the lack of demand from car manufacturers based on fears of slowing economies especially in the case of emerging markets as a result of the slowdown in South East Asia.

During the period under review, the Company made a loss of £395,978 against a loss of £577,591 in the six months ended 31 December 2007.  The loss per share for the period under review was 0.37 pence against 0.64 pence for the interim period ending 31 December 2007.

  

The Company has adequate cash to pursue its current feasibility study mission and management is committed to realising value for industry recognition and shareholder benefit.

I look forward to reporting more positive progress in the coming year with value recognition being our prime objective.

MALCOLM BURNE

CHAIRMAN

26 March 2009

  SOUTH AFRICA 

Tjate Project 

Exploration

The Company completed its 42-boreholes drilling programme under Phase 2 of the feasibility study by the end of February 2009. On-going logging of drilled core and submission of samples for assay continue and all assay and logging results are expected to become available during March 2009. 

Provisional preliminary and completed borehole results are shown in the table below.

Borehole

Reef 

Intersected 

 Depth 

(from collar) 

m

Weighted averages

Apparent Thickness m

3PGE+Au 

g/t

Estimated 5PGE+Au

g/t **

Copper 

%

Nickel

%

DT21

MR

1,098

1.04

4.15

4.4

0.12

0.21

DT22

MR

852

1.55 

4.43

4.7

0.12

0.21

DT24

MR

1,025

1.01

5.40

5.8

0.14

0.20

DT26

MR * motherhole

1,028

0.99

3.17

3.4

0.11

018

DT28 

MR

1,016

1.02

2.04

2.2

0.09

0.13

DT29 

MR pothole

1,384

0.98

4.07

4.3

0.07

0.19

DT30

MR pothole 

1,291

0.79

0.20

0.2

0.02

0.02

DT31 

MR

1,210

1.02

2.04

2.2

0.09

0.13

DT33 

MR

1,344

1.08

2.65

2.8

0.09

0.13

DT35

MR 

1,252

0.99

5.06

5.5

0.13

0.21

DT36

MR 

705

1.49

4.39

4.7

0.10

0.13

DT37

MR *

1,453

0.80

2.44

2.6

0.08

0.14

DT38

MR *

1,095

1.19

2.67

3.11

0.13

0.18

DT40

MR  1

1,314

1.40

10.12

7.1

0.11

0.07

FF01

MR

1,597

2.81

2.72

2.9

0.08

0.13

DT28

UG2 motherhole * 

1,390

0.65

10.24

12.0

na

Na

DT30

UG2

1,602

0.53

7.65

8.9

na

Na

DT33

UG2

1,700

0.70

7.25

9.1

na

na

DT36

UG2 pothole

1,104

0.55

1.51

1.8

na

na

DT39

UG2 *

1,665

0.58

7.49

8,9

na

na

 

na      not assayed/not applicable , *    deflections awaited **     factor applied to 3PGE+Au values to include ruthenium (Ru) and iridium (Ir) based on average of Ru and Ir analysis of four selected MR drill core and two UG2 drill core intersections. 1 disturbed pothole edge

Feasibility Study

Mineralogical and petrography studies were carried out on four selected drill core samples representative of the Merensky Reef. These studies indicated a very high degree of liberation of base metal sulphides (pyrite, pyrrhotite, pentlandite and chalcopyrite (minerals that carry PGE+Au) from the gangue minerals. Preliminary sulphide rougher flotation testwork on the samples showed very good (PGE + Au) flotation recoveries ranging from 87% (one sample) to more than 94%, (three samples). These recoveries were achieved at a modest 60% passing 75 micron grind size and confirmed the findings of mineralogical and liberation studies. The overall indications are that Tjate Merensky ores will be very amenable to PGE recovery’

MADAGASCAR

Londokomanana Project

The Company completed its planned in infill drilling programme to determine the strike and dip characteristics of the main Antsahabe mafic/ultramafic structure, in which previously significant nickel copper sulphide mineralisations were intersected in three boreholes ANT014, ANT001 and ANT009. Boreholes ANT014 and ANT009 were collared some 1.1 kilometres apart along strike and are located at the northern and southern ends respectively of the structure. This infill drilling also utilised additional new anomaly data from copper-nickel-in-soil sampling and new results from down hole electromagnetic (DHEM) geophysics carried out in previously and newly drilled boreholes.

Antsahabe Prospect – Infill drilling results

Borehole 

Intersection

From

metres

To

Metres

Interval

metres

Ni

%

Cu

%

ANT016

ZONE 1

Total 1

75.2

88.3

13.1

0.43

0.10

Including 2

75.2

76.7

1.5

0.49

0.10

Including 2

80.5 

88.3

7.8

0.59

0.13

Total 2

96.8

97.8

1.0

0.59

0.11

ZONE 2

Total

115.8

124.2

8.4

0.21

0.07

including

115.8

122.4

8.6

0.24

0.08

ANT017

Total 1

30.5

48.7

18.2

0.72

0.19

Including 1

34.1

48.7

14.6

0.77

0.20

Including 2

34.1

40.5

6.4

1.20

0.30

Including 2

41.9

43.3

1.4

0.71

0.25

Including 2

45.4

46.8

1.4

1.36

0.34

Borehole 

Intersection

From

metres

To

Metres

Interval

metres

Ni

%

Cu

%

ANT021

Total 1

70.7

79.4

8.7

0.41

0.14

Including 1

73.0

79.4

6.4

0.55

0.16

Including 2 

73.0

74.7

1.7

0.95

035

Total 2

87.5

90.8

3.3

0.66

0.17

Total 1

130.6

156.9

26.3

0.33

0.10

Including 1

140.5

156.2

15.7

0.47

0.14

Including 2

140.5

141.7

1.2

0.84

0.24

Including 2

143.7

145.1

1.4

1.29

0.39

Including 2

153.6

156.2

2.6

0.99

0.19

ANT023

Total 1

97.5

112.0

14.5

0.30

0.10

Including 1

103.2

107.8

4.5

0.52

0.18

Including 2 

103.2

104.6

1.4

1.00

0.28

  Total 2

118.4

119.5

1.1

0.70

0.28

ANT024

Total 1

71.6

85.0

13.4

0.54

0.13

Including 2

77.2

85.0

7.8

0.73

0.22

Total 2

98.3

101.2

2.9

0.35

0.08

Total 2

110.6

119.5

8.9

0.81

0.24

Total 2

128.7

136.0

7.3

0.31

0.10

ANT026

Total 1

41.6

83.9

42.3

0.46

0.19

Including 1 

41.6

64.4

22.8

0.48

0.24

Including 2

47.6

64.4

16.8

0.54

0.27

    Including 2

48.7

58.9

10.2

0.64

0.36

Including 2

53.0

54.4

1.4

0.94

0.34

Including 2

76.1

83.9

7.8

0.59

0.19

Note 1        intermittent sulphide mineralisation throughout intersection

Note 2        continuous sulphide mineralisation run @ 0.2% Ni cutoff

Antsahabe Infill Drilling Borehole Coordinates

Borehole

Easting

Northing

Depth m

Azimuth o

Dip o

ANT016

737174

8070032

210

263

-60

ANT017

737266

8069881

142

245

-45

ANT018

737321

8069829

133

235

-45

ANT019

737526

8069757

257

231

-50

ANT020

737113

8070314

400

255

-55

ANT021

737145

8070088

168

257

-55

ANT022

737591

8069672

259

230

-50

ANT023

737261

8069960

131

234

-45

ANT024

737209

8070011

201

234

-50

ANT025

737326

8070006.

257

235

-45

ANT026

736890

8069913

108

236

-45

ANT027

736972

8070276

267

255

-55

ANT028

736763

8070061

150

230

-55

ANT029

736914

8069925

151

235

-60

These infill-drilling results established continuity of nickel copper mineralisation along strike and to a depth of at least 80 metres below surface. The mineralisation appears to extend over a modest but limited approximately 450 metres strike length.  

Sulphide mineralisation at Antsahabe is hosted in medium to coarse-grained pyroxenite and occurs as disseminated and net-textured Ni and Cu sulphides (commonly pyhrrotite, pentlandite, and chalcopyrite).

Detailed Drilling Results

Boreholes ANT016 and ANT017 were collared respectively some 40 metres east and down dip of borehole ANT001 and 212 metres southwest along strike of ANT001. Borehole ANT016 results confirmed continuity with depth – at least to 80 metres vertical depth – of the nickel mineralisation intersected in ANT001 (announced 4 January 2006): the continuous mineralisation over 27.3 metres in Zone 1 in ANT001 which assayed 0.64% Ni and 0.13% Cu continued downwards to 26.7 metres of intermittent mineralisation in ANT016, the best of which was 13.1 metres which assayed 0.43% Ni and 0.10% Cu and included 7.8 metres of continuous mineralisation assaying 0.59%Ni and 0.13%Cu. Zone 2 extended over 8.4 metres (ANT016) assaying 0.21% Ni and 0.07% Cu compared with 14.1 metres in ANT001 assaying 0.70% Ni and 0.13% Cu. The structure dips at about 66o to the east. The apparent decrease in continuously mineralised widths and grades with depth at this location is thought to be due to the deformation that has affected the mineralisation.

Borehole ANT017 was collared 212 metres southwest along strike from borehole ANT0011 and intersected a zone of 44.7 metres of intermittent sulphide mineralisation from near-surface at 4.0 metres assaying a weighted average 0.37% Ni. This included 18.2 metres assaying 0.72% Ni and 0.19% Cu, which is down-dip from a gossan at surface.  This result was similar to that obtained for borehole ANT001 and confirmed continuity along strike.  

Boreholes ANT018, ANT019 and ANT022 were drilled in the gap between Antsahabe North anomaly and Antsahabe South anomaly and showed only modest sulphide mineralisation. These boreholes at the southern end of the Antsahabe North anomaly effectively closed off mineralisation south of this point. (See also boreholes ANT020 and ANT027 below)  

Borehole ANT020 was drilled at the northern end of the mineralised strike length to investigate the continuation of the soil anomaly and also drilled deeper to investigate a projection of a conductor interpreted from a Down-Hole-Electro-Magnetic (DHEM) survey carried out during the drilling programme. The deepened Borehole ANT020 intersected two narrow sulphidic shear zones at depth which assayed 1.2 metres at 0.94% Ni and 0.39% Cu and 1.3 metres at 0.93% Ni and 0.13% Cu

Borehole ANT027 was drilled up-dip of borehole ANT020 to test the extension of the mineralisation identified at depth in ANT020. It intersected only modest sulphide mineralisation. This result effectively closed off the mineralisation at the northern end of the Antsahabe North anomaly and with the cut off in the south noted above, the mineralisation of the Antsahabe North Anomaly extends only to some 450 metres strike length. 

Further infill drilling within the 450 metres mineralised strike length intersected good mineralisation. Borehole ANT021, 60 metres north of ANT001, was drilled to test a conductor detected in the DHEM survey and intersected three mineralized zones: 8.7 metres which assayed 0.41% Ni and 0.14% Cu3.3 metres at 0.66% Ni and 0.17% Cu and 15.7 metres at 0.47% Ni and 0.14% Cu and a third 26.3 metres intermittent zone, within which 15.7 metres assayed 0.47% Ni and 0.14% Cu.

Borehole ANT023, drilled 130 metres southwest of ANT001 intersected a 14.5 metre zone of intermittent mineralisation (within a wider 26.3 metre zone), which assayed 0.30% Ni and 0.10% Cu and included 1.4 metres of massive sulphides within the disseminated sulphide zone which assayed 1.0% Ni and 0.28% CuPlatinum, up to 2.59 g/t, was recorded over one metre from 46.0 metres to 47.0 metres in an intersection within the ultramafic body but in a separate facies to that containing the nickel-copper mineralisation, 

Borehole ANT024, drilled 70 metres southwest of ANT001, intersected several continuous zones within a 64 metre intermittent zone of mineralisation: 13.4 metres assaying 0.54%Ni and 0.13% Cu, 8.9 metres assaying 0.80% Ni and 0.24% Cu and 7.3 metres assaying 0.31% Ni and 0.10% Cu.

Borehole ANT025 was drilled underneath ANT023 but returned only weak sulphide mineralisation; it was assayed. 

Borehole ANT026 was drilled to test a soil anomaly, 350 metres to the west of the main anomaly; it was believed that at depth the cause of the soil anomaly could possibly form part of a continuous structure with the main body to the east, rather than being a separate entity. This borehole intersected 42.3 metres of continuous coarsely disseminated mineralisation within a single ultramafic unit which assayed 0.44% Ni and 0.19% Cu

Borehole ANT029 was drilled underneath ANT026 and, instead of an expected single thick ultramafic unit; it intersected three thin ultramafic units, only the last of which was significantly mineralised, indicating a high degree of structural complexity. Borehole ANT029 was not assayed.  

Borehole ANT028, drilled 200 metres to the northwest of ANT026 near the northwest end of the soil anomaly, intersected non mineralised granitic rocks, possibly indicating either a change in dip to the west or a plunge to the south of the mineralised ultramafic body. ANT028 was not sampled for assay.

Based on the current recessionary climate and the modest drilling results, TransAsia Minerals Ltd and the Company mutually agreed to terminate their Project Agreement and as a result TransAsia’s 51% shareholding in Antsahabe (Mauritius) Ltd, the holding company of Antsahabe (Madagascar) Sarl, which holds the exploration licence for this project will revert to the Company. 

LAVATRAFO PROJECT

The Company drilled follow-up boreholes in the ultramafic Ranomena and Amboasary prospects, targeting moderate nickel-copper-in-soil anomalies and additionally chrome and PGE shows in RanomenaBorehole RAN004, which was drilled down dip of a good mineralised borehole RAN003, (reported annual 2008 financial statement) did not intersect the mineralised structure, whilst boreholes RAN005 and RAN006 intersected trace mineralisation. 

Borehole AMB001 intersected modest mineralisation at 119 metres down hole assaying 0.23% Ni (cut off 0.2% Ni) over 8.1 meters and at 206 metres assaying 0.25% Ni over 5.6 metres. This borehole intersected a separate zone of PGE mineralisation in dunite at 137 metres down hole assaying 0.6 g/t 2PGE+Au over 4.8 metres.  Borehole AMB002 was drilled up dip of borehole AMB001 to test shallower up dip extension of the mineralisation in AMB001 and intersected only trace mineralisation. 

  

AMBODILAFA PROJECT  

The Company completed its 2008 exploration programme, which included:

 

mapping at 1:20 000 scale, the whole of the Vohipaha mafic-ultramafic intrusive complex;

regional ridge and spur sampling of the whole area;

follow-up infill/grid grid sampling of base metal and PGE anomalies identified in the northern and central sectors of the intrusive;

follow-up drilling in the previously drilled base metal and PGE anomaly targets in the western and eastern areas respectively of the southern sector; and 

an airborne magnetic and radiometric survey over the ultramafic/mafic body.

The mapping results indicated that ultramafic lithologies (pyroxenite, olivine pyroxenite and peridotite) are predominant locally in the northern and southern sectors forming kilometre-scale irregular shaped bodies within the predominantly mafic (gabbroic) units of the intrusive complex. Quartzitic units (quartzite and iron-rich quartzites) occur towards the central sectors, extend to the western margin and are interpreted to represent part of the basement wallrocks. From drill core logs, these units appear to represent a thin veneer overlying the main mafic lithologies. To the east, granitoids and quartzites form the eastern contact with the intrusion and are strongly foliated with gneissose texture, characteristic of much of the basement rocks in the area.

Regional and grid soil sampling for base metals identified several Ni-Cu- and Ni-Cu-Cr (chrome) anomalies with the best anomalies having lateral extents of approximately 500 metres by 200 metres and showing Ni and Cu values of up to 6184 ppm and 638 ppm respectively.  

PGE-in-soil sampling identified comparatively elevated (>0.04 ppm) 2E (platinum palladium) anomalies covering much of the northern sector of the intrusion and represents a reasonable target for further exploration. These anomalies were followed up with grid sampling. These samples are to be assayed in 2009. In addition, a cluster of gold-in soil anomalies, over some 860metres by 225 metres was identified in the central sector, with high values of up to 6.07 ppm. This anomaly is associated with sporadic elevated 2E values and Ni-Cu-Cr soil anomalies nearby.

Follow up drilling in both the base metal and the PGE targeted areas in the southern sector yielded modest results, The best result of seven follow up boreholes in the eastern PGE area was borehole ALF019, which intersected at 92 metres down the hole 1.04g/t 3E (platinum, palladium and gold) over 1.0 metre. This intersection along a fence of boreholes appears to correlate with the previously reported intersection (and apparent dip of the ultramafic/mafic units) in borehole ALF004, which assayed 3.59g/t 3E over 0.89 metres at 200 metres down the hole. The best intersection in the other boreholes along strike to the north was borehole ALF015 (part of a second fence of boreholes to the north), which assayed 1.03g/t 3E over 0.22 metres.  

Three follow-up boreholes drilled in the western base metal area intersected patchy sulphides in probably unconnected small lenses. A re-interpretation of the DHEM geophysics data from that previously reported is in agreement with this assumption.  

The airborne magnetic and radiometric survey over the Vohipaha intrusive was being reviewed. 

BEBASY PROJECT

The Company drilled four boreholes – total 623 metres – in the Bebasy mine area west of the Ambodilafa southern base metal target. These boreholes targeted both quartz vein shear zone (boreholes BEB001and BEB002and amphibolite hosted mineralisation (boreholes BEB003 and BEB004including the auriferous veins associated with the old ‘colonial’ Bebasy gold mine, and gold-in-soil anomalies. No significant gold was intersected and further work on the project was deferred.

Competent Person

This release has been approved by Andrew Sarosi, Technical Director of Jubilee Platinum, who holds a  B.Sc Metallurgy and M.Sc Engineering, University of Witwatersrand and is a member of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

  

Consolidated Income Statement 

Six months 

ended

Year ended

31 Dec 2008 Unaudited

£000′

31 Dec 2007 Unaudited £000′

30 Jun 2008 Audited £000′

Continuing operation

Other income

77

18

0

Administration expenses

(851)

(777)

(4,797)

Loss from operations

(774)

(759)

(4,797)

Finance income

346

179

840

Finance costs

0

0

(1)

Share of operating loss in associate

0

(19)

(118)

Loss before income tax expense

(428)

(599)

(4,076)

Income tax expense

0

0

0

Loss for the period after income tax expense from continuing operations

(428)

(599)

(4,076)

Minority interest

Equity

32

21

745

Loss attributable to members of Jubilee Platinum Plc

(396)

(578)

(3,331)

Number of shares in issue

 113,013,291

101,217,408

104,996,622

Weighted average number of shares in issue

108,150,721

90,378,278

  96,522,005

Diluted weighted average number of shares in issue

110,995,721

  93,023,496

98,934,900

Basic loss per share (pence)

(0.37)

(0.64)

(3.45)

Diluted loss per share (pence)

(0.37)

(0.64)

(3.45)

Headline loss per share (pence)

(0.37)

(0.64)

(3.45)

Consolidated Balance Sheet 

 

31 Dec 2008 Unaudited £000′

31 Dec 2007 Unaudited £000′

30 Jun 2008 Audited 

£000′

Assets

Non-current assets

Intangible assets

27,214

5,792

6,474

Property, plant and equipment

112

80

95

Investment in associates

0

2,473

7,883

Other debtors

1,714

3,044

1,311

Total non-current assets

29,040

11,389

15,763

Current assets

Trade and other receivables

684

4,618

5,315

Cash and cash equivalent

8,799

13,565

9,233

Other debtors

1,844

1,377

1,311

Total current assets

11,327

19,560

15,859

Total assets

40,367

30,949

31,622

Current liabilities

Trade and other payables

(1,237)

(196)

(377)

Total current liabilities

(1,237)

(196)

(377)

Total liabilities

(1,237)

(196)

(377)

Net current assets

10,090

19,364

15,482

Net assets

39,130

30,753

31,245

Equity

Called up share capital

1,130

  1,012

1,050

Share premium account

38,293

30,994

33,338

Share based payment reserve

1,358

852

1,179

Currency translation reserve

1,916

(732)

(813)

Other reserves

1,035

1,038

1,035

Retained earnings

(6,769)

(4,324)

(6,373)

Equity attributable to equity holders of the parent

36,963

28,840

29,416

Equity interest of minorities

2,167

1,913

1,829

Total equity

39,130

30,753

31,245

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

Share Capital

Share Premium

Share based payment reserve

Other reserves

Accumulated loss

Currency 

translation

reserve 

Total

£000′

£000′

£000′

£000′

£000′

£000’s

£000′

Balance at 1 July 2007

858

18,343

703

1,761

(3,768)

(819)

17,078

Issue of share capital

154

0

0

0

0

0

154

Premium on issue of share capital

0

13,368

0

0

0

0

13,368

Commission on issue of share capital

0

(717)

0

0

0

0

(717)

Share-based payment charge 

0

0

149

0

0

0

149

Other reserves adjustment

0

0

0

(723)

22

0

(701)

Net loss for the period

0

0

0

0

(578)

0

(578)

Currency translation difference

0

0

0

0

0

88

88

Balance at 31 December 2007

1,012

30,994

852

1,038

(4,324)

(731)

28,841

Issue of share capital

38

0

0

0

0

0

38

Premium on issue of share capital

0

2,343

0

0

0

0

2,343

Commission on issue of shares

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Share-based payment charge

0

0

327

0

0

0

327

Other reserves 

0

0

0

(4)

705

0

701

Net loss for the period

0

0

0

0

(2,754)

0

(2,754)

Currency translation difference

0

0

0

0

0

(81)

(81)

Balance at 30 June 2008

1,050

33,337

1,179

1,034

(6,373)

(812)

29,415

Issue of share capital

80

0

0

0

0

0

80

Premium on issue of share capital

0

4,956

0

0

0

0

4,956

Commission on issue of shares

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Share-based payment charge

0

0

179

0

0

0

179

Other reserves adjustment

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Net loss for the period

0

0

0

0

(396)

0

(396)

Currency translation difference

0

0

0

0

0

  2,729

2,729

Balance at 31 December 2008

1,130

38,293

1,358

1,034

(6,769)

1,917

36,963

Consolidated Cash Flow Statement 

Six months

 ended

Year ended

31 Dec 2008 Unaudited £000′

31 Dec 2007 Unaudited £000′

30 Jun 2008 Audited 

£000′

Cash flows from operating activities

Loss for the period

(774)

(759)

(4,797)

Depreciation

0

3

32

Loss on sale of property, plant and equipment

0

1

Amounts written off exploration expenditure

0

35

79

Increase in receivables

3,698

(2,092)

Other income

Decrease in creditors

844

(139)

(2,961)

Foreign exchange on retranslation of overseas subsidiaries

371

(181)

Share based payments

179

  149

476

Interest received

345

179

840

Interest paid

0

(2)

Net cash outflow from operating activities

4,663

(532)

(8,605)

Cash flows utilised by investing activities

0

Increase in loans and investments

0

(3,502)

(11)

Repayment of funds relating to investment aborted

0

(191)

Purchase of intangible fixed assets

(5 ,086)

(457)

(835)

Purchase of tangible fixed assets

(11)

(27)

(82)

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

0

12

Net cash outflow from investing activities

(5,097)

(4,177)

(916)

Cash flows from financing activities

Proceeds from issue of new borrowings

0

Repayment of borrowings

0

(2,026)

Issue of shares and warrants

0

12,805

11,154

Net cash inflow from financing activities

0

10,779

11,154

Effects of foreign exchange on cash and cash equivalents

(2)

106

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

(436)

6,070

1,739

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period/year

9,234

7,495

7,495

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period/year

8,798

13,565

9,234

Notes 

1. The interim financial information for the six months ended 31 December 2008 is unaudited. The interim accounts have been prepared in accordance with the recognition, measurement and presentation and disclosure requirements of IAS34 Interim Financial Reporting. The accounting policies have been applied consistently through the Group and are consistent with those for the year ended 30 June 2008. The Interim statement was approved by the board on 25 March 2009

2. Segmental Analysis

Business segments

The Group’s only business segment is the exploration and development of Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) and associated metals.

Geographical segments

An analysis of loss on ordinary activities before taxation, net assets and exploration expenditure by geographical area is given below.

Six months

 ended

Year ended

31 Dec 2008 £000′

31 Dec 2007 £000′

30 Jun 2008 £000′

Loss on ordinary activities (excluding associates)

United Kingdom

(375)

(506)

(2,030)

South Africa

30

(11)

(634)

Madagascar

(75)

2

224

Mauritius

(8)

(65)

(1,518)

(428)

(580)

(3,958)

Loss on ordinary activities in associates

South Africa

0

(19)

(118)

Total profit/(loss) before minority interests

(428)

(599)

(4,076)

Net assets by location (excluding associates)

United Kingdom

17,878

21,489

11,944

South Africa

13,650

1,390

5,580

Madagascar

4,177

2,645

3,217

Mauritius

3,425

2,756

2,621

39,130

28,280

23,362

Net assets in associates

South Africa

0

2,473

7,883

Total net assets

39,130

30,753

31,245

Exploration expenditure  

South Africa

940

1

Madagascar

2,860

490

834

Total exploration expenditure

3,800

490

835

3. The Group recognised total expenses of £179,187 (2007: £149,114) related to share-based payment transactions during the six months ended 31 December 2008.

4. Profit/(loss) per share

Six months 

ended

Year ended

31 Dec 2008 

31 Dec 2007 

30 Jun 2008 

Loss for the financial period (£)

(395,978)

(577,591)

(3,331,650)

Weighted average number of shares in issue

108,150,721

90,378,278

96,522,005

Dilutive effect of share options

2,845,000

2,645,218

2,412,895

Basic loss per share (pence)

(0.37)

(0.64)

(3.45)

Diluted loss per share (pence)

(0.37)

(0.64)

(3.45)

5. No dividend was declared during the period ended 31 December 2008 (December 2007: Nil).

6. On 21 July 2008, the Group issued 8,016,669 Ordinary shares of 1p each at a price of ZAR 8.91 or 63 pence per share as consideration for the acquisition of 5,100 ‘A’ Preference shares with par value of ZAR 0.01 in Newplats (Tjate) Proprietary Limited (‘Newplats’) for a consideration of ZAR 71.4M.  

7. Copies of interim report are available to the public free of charge from the Company at 4th Floor, 2 Cromwell Place, London, SW7 2JE and from 6 Pinewood Office Park, 33 Riley Road, Woodmead, Sandton, Johannesburg during normal office hours for 30 days from the date of this report and available for download from www.jubileeplatinum.com.