VANCOUVER, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Shareholders of Anooraq Resources Corporation ("Anooraq" or the "Company") (TSXV: ARQ) (NYSE Amex: ANO) (JSE: ARQ) are referred to the cautionary announcements dated 13 May 2011, 28 June 2011, 10 August 2011 and 21 September 2011 respectively, relating to the negotiations between Anooraq and Anglo American Platinum Limited (the "Parties") in respect of a potential restructuring, recapitalization and refinancing transaction between them.
The Parties have completed their strategic review of the Bokoni Group asset base, finalized a revised life of mine operations strategy, as well as an optimal financing strategy for execution of the Bokoni Group operations strategy going forward.
Pursuant to finalization of the operational and financial optimization exercises the Parties have formulated a restructuring, recapitalization and refinancing transaction for the Bokoni Group and Anooraq ("the Bokoni Group transaction"). The Parties are currently settling the terms of the Bokoni Group transaction in conjunction with seeking the necessary corporate, regulatory and other approvals required for its implementation. Once the transaction terms have been settled and requisite regulatory approvals have been obtained the Parties intend to make a comprehensive announcement detailing the terms of the Bokoni Group transaction.
As the Bokoni Group transaction process remains ongoing, shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in their Anooraq securities until a further announcement is made.Johannesburg, November 2, 2011 Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. The NYSE Amex has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release. Cautionary and forward-looking information This document contains "forward-looking statements" that were based on Anooraq's expectations, estimates and projections as of the dates as of which those statements were made, including statements relating to the Bokoni Group transaction and anticipated financial or operational performance. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may", "will", "outlook", "anticipate", "project", "target", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "should" and similar expressions.
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