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Crescent Directors Accept the Focus Offer
Published : July 05, 2011
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PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - July 5, 2011) - Focus Minerals Limited (News - Market indicators) and Crescent Gold Limited (TSX:CRA)(ASX:CRE)(FRANKFURT:CZ8) are pleased to announce that Directors of Crescent now have all provided acceptances in respect of shares held or controlled by them in respect of the recommended off-market takeover offer for Crescent ("Offer").

Focus is offering 1 Focus share for every 1.18 Crescent Shares, representing a 30.5% premium based on the closing prices of Crescent shares and Focus shares on 17 June 2011, the last trading day prior to the announcement of the Offer. The Offer opened on Thursday 30 June 2011.

Directors Accept

In keeping with their view that the Focus Offer provides an attractive outcome for Crescent shareholders, the Crescent Directors have now accepted the Offer in respect of all Crescent Shares that they hold or control.

The Crescent Board has unanimously recommended that, in the absence of a superior proposal, ALL CRESCENT SHAREHOLDERS SHOULD ALSO ACCEPT THE OFFER.

Crescent's Managing Director, Mark Tory said: "We are delighted to be able to provide this attractive opportunity to Crescent shareholders, and look forward to a bright future as part of one of the ASX's most prominent gold companies."

Support of Deutsche Bank AG

The Offer has the support of Crescent's major shareholder Gulara Pty Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG), which on 17 June 2011 entered into a pre-bid agreement, undertaking to sell 19.99%(1) of Crescent Shares into the Offer.

In addition, Deutsche Bank AG's has stated an intention to accept the Offer for the balance of its holding, approximately 9.24%1 of Crescent Shares, in the absence of a superior proposal.

Offer Documentation and Acceptance Forms

Mailing of the Bidder's Statement and Crescent's Target's Statement will be completed today. These can be viewed on and and under the ASX codes of Focus (News - Market indicators) and Crescent (ASX:CRE).

Acceptance forms will be provided with the Bidder's and Target's Statements which shareholders should receive shortly. In the meantime, for those shareholders who hold their Crescent Shares through CHESS, you may instruct your broker to accept the Offer on your behalf.

If you have any queries in relation to the Offer, please don't hesitate to contact the Focus Offer information line on 1800 648 622 (toll-free within Australia) or +61 2 8256 3377 (international) between 9.00am and 5.00pm (AEST), Monday to Friday.

(1)Calculated as at 17 June 2011, now 18.38% and 8.49% respectively, due to dilution from exercise of convertible notes

Focus Minerals Ltd.
Campbell Baird
Chief Executive Officer
+61 8 9215 7888
Crescent Gold Limited
Mark Tory
Managing Director
+ 61 8 6380 7100
Focus Minerals Ltd.
Neil Le Febvre
Investor Relations
+61 8 9215 7888
Cannings Corporate Communications
Michael Mullane
Media Relations
+61 2 8284 9990
Cannings Corporate Communications
Nigel Kassulke
Media Relations
+61 2 8284 9990
Focus Offer Information Line
1800 648 622 (toll-free within Australia)
+61 2 8256 3377 (international)

Focus Minerals Ltd.

ISIN : AU000000FML4
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Focus Min. is a gold development stage company based in Australia.

Focus Min. holds various exploration projects in Australia.

Its main assets in production are COOLGARDIE, TINDALS MINING CENTRE and MOUNT GOLD in Australia and its main exploration properties are NEPEAN MINE, MOUNT (REDEMPTION JV), LAKE COWAN and TREASURE ISLAND in Australia.

Focus Min. is listed in Australia and in Germany. Its market capitalisation is AU$ 62.1 millions as of today (€ 58.7 millions).

Its stock quote reached its highest recent level on January 25, 2013 at AU$ 0.04, and its lowest recent point on February 19, 2015 at AU$ 0.01.

Focus Min. has 182 750 000 shares outstanding.

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