Media release archive

2014 Releases

06 Jan – Besra convertible note offering

20 Jan – Besra releases Stage 1 Feasibility Study for Bau Gold Project in East Malaysia

23 Jan – Besra general operational and financing update: Annual Tet holiday closure; contract mining to be introduced at Bong Mieu

14 Feb – Besra announces Q2 FY2014 results; revises 2014 production guidance

19 Feb – Besra issues secured promissory notes in the amount of US$300,000

25 Feb – Vietnam Government renews Besra’s gold export licence

11 Mar – Bau Gold Project: Stage 1 Feasibility Study Additional Information – ASX-specific

09 Apr – Besra receives notice to cure from 2014 noteholders; continues to pursue financing

22 Apr – Besra farewells CFO Jane Bell

22 Apr – Besra celebrates repeal of export tax ruling in Vietnam

13 May – Besra general operational and financing update

15 May – Besra announces Q3 FY2014 results; revises 2014 production forecast

09 Jun – Besra celebrates restart of operations at Bong Mieu in Vietnam 

16 Jun – Besra TSX review extended

20 Jun – Besra and Victory Corporation agree terms for a US$14.25 million placement

04 Jul – Besra provides update on Victory Corporation US$14.25 million placement

11 Jul – Besra receives signed subscription agreement

15 Jul – Besra approves US$14.25 million subscription agreement

22 Jul – Besra suspends operations in Vietnam

01 Aug – John Glen is Besra’s new Chief Financial Officer

22 Aug – Tradora advances Besra US$2.25 million as progress is made towards resuming production in Vietnam

25 Aug – Besra update on ASX listing

28 Aug – Besra ASX listing reinstated

17 Sep – Besra market update: TSX delisting; financing delays; financial statements

01 Oct – Besra resumes production in Vietnam

09 Oct – Besra misses filing deadline; applies for MCTO

09 Oct – Besra Signs Replacement Investment Deal; First funds flow

14 Oct – Update on Besra investment agreement with George Molyviatis

17 Oct – Toronto Stock Exchange delists Besra shares

27 Oct – Besra regulatory update

11 Nov – Besra regulatory update

27 Nov – Besra regulatory update

15 Dec – Besra regulatory update

22 Dec – Besra trading temporarily halted

2013 Releases

07 Feb – Besra announces buy back program

19 Feb – Increased Production & revenues for Q2 fiscal year 2013

26 Feb – Gold mining execs raising dust, eyebrows & cash

12 Mar – Besra and VietABank create strategic banking partnership

25 Apr – Besra to reduce gold production costs

13 May – Besra resumes Operations at the Phuoc Son Mine in Vietnam after a temporary shutdown

13 May – Besra announces third quarter results

15 May – Besra revises payment schedule for the Bau goldfield

04 Jun – Besra delivers 3,438 ounces of gold to redeem fully its outstanding Gold Loan Notes

05 Jul – Besra disputing Vietnam General Department of Customs tax claim

05 Jul – Record breaking quarter sees Besra meet 2013 gold production guidance

23 Jul – Besra announces 2014 production guidance, cost reductions and feasibility progress

24 Jul – Besra CEO pays tribute to departing officers

25 Jul – Adventurers from The Great Honda 67 Ride hand over $219,156 to East Meets West for newborn and maternal health in Quang Nam (Joint media release)

10 Sep – Besra discloses preliminary results for FY2013; CEO to Provide Investor Update at Euro Pacific Capital Conference

18 Sep – Besra releases FY2013 results

27 Sep – Besra update on Vietnam tax, royalty and production

15 Oct – Besra welcomes Vietnam Government decision on gold royalty

14 Nov – Besra announces Q1 FY2014 results

18 Nov – Besra announces temporary suspension of Bong Mieu mine operations

19 Nov – Besra announces results of voting at 2013 Annual and Special Meeting

05 Dec – Besra releases preliminary Stage 1 Feasibility Study findings for Bau Gold Project in East Malaysia

Archived releases below are in pdf format.

2012 Releases

10 Jan – Olympus exceeds its 2011 gold production target

17 Jan – Olympus appoints Mr Kevin Tomlinson as Director and Deputy Chair replacing Mr Doug Willock

24 Jan – Olympus completes an additional tranche of the Bau acquisition and extends terms of remaining tranches

31 Jan – Olympus confirms mineralization widths of up to 78 meters at Bau Central gold project

15 Feb – Olympus enhances Board independence

02 Apr – Olympus drills 52.7m @ 4.64 g/t Au at Bau

03 Apr – Olympus announces change of financial year-end

22 May – Olympus’ Bau gold project continues to deliver positive drill results

20 Jun – Olympus announces Chief Operating Officer’s resignation

01 Aug – Olympus updates second quarter gold production and changes its financial year-end

04 Sep – Former Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold VP assumes role as new Chief Operating Officer with Olympus Pacific

10 Sep – Milestone- Metallurgical test work proves viability at Jugan Hill, Bau Goldfield, East Malaysia

11 Sep – Correction – Press Release

20 Sep – Olympus hits higher gold grade at Jugan Hill, Bau, East Malaysia

06 Nov – Olympus proposes amendments to simplify capital structure

20 Nov – Besra takes flight – a new direction for Olympus Pacific Minerals

21 Nov – Besra reduces its fully diluted share capital by over thrity-six million shares

27 Nov – Besra expands higher grade gold zone at Bau Goldfield, East Malaysia

04 Dec – Besra feasibility drilling delivers a 42% increase at Jugan Hill, and 9.4% overall increase at the Bau Goldfield

2011 Releases

04 Jan – Olympus requests trucking permit extension

26 Jan – Olympus to finalize in-country value added refining of dore

02 Feb – Olympus announces Bau project drilling update

22 Feb – Olympus signs refining agreement with vietnamese firm

24 Feb – Olympus prepares to commission its second gold plant at Phuoc Son

15 Mar – Olympus receives trucking permit extension

22 Mar – Olympus announces a capital raise

25 Mar – Olympus announces $12 million private placement of convertible notes

29 Mar – Olympus closes equity placement

05 May – Olympus announces closing of private placement of CAD$15 million of four-year 8% unsecured convertible redeemable notes and warrants

07 May – Olympus closes the remaining private placement financing of US$14.6 million of four-year 8% unsecured convertible notes and warrants

19 May – Olympus drills 40 meters at 4.69 grams gold:tonne

24 May – Olympus new agreement increases stake in the Bau gold field project to 80.53 percent and enhances cash flow

24 Jun – Olympus successfully pours first gold dore at Phuoc Son

22 Aug – Olympus restructures management team and appoints new Chief Operating Officer to meet growth demands of the Bau gold field

08 Sep – Olympus commences Malaysian goldfield feasibility

30 Sep – Olympus announces signing of formal joint venture agreement in respect of the Capcapo copper-gold discovery in northern Philippines

04 Oct – Olympus confirms depth and strike extentions at Bau Central, East Malaysia

11 Oct – Malaysia Bau Central trench results confirm outcrop grades and extend resource boundaries

31 Oct – Olympus admitted to OTCQX in the US and appoints Merriman Capital as its principal american liaison

28 Nov – Olympus announces normal course issuer bid

29 Nov – Olympus expects to achieve its 2011 production target

05 Dec – Olympus announces progress at Bau project and draws carlin trend analogy

22 Dec – Olympus receives certificate of merit for its social economic contribution


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Important note

Besra is currently subject to Cease Trade Orders (CTOs) by Canadian regulators and is working towards curing its filing defaults, having the CTOs lifted and returning to growing shareholder value.