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