HAMBLEDON MINING PLC (HMB)

HAMBLEDON MINING PLC (HMB)

HAMBLEDON MINING PLC (HMB) - Final Results

Hambledon Mining plc, the AIM-listed mining and exploration company developing precious metal deposits in Kazakhstan, announces its results for the year ended 31 December 2007.

Highlights
• Processing plant started in December 2007
• Throughput now reaching design level of 850,000 tonnes per year
• First gold exported and sold on 13 May 2008
• 1,283 ounces of gold and 2,450 ounces of silver produced since start up
• Underground mining study completed
• Ognevka purchase completed in May 2007
• Ognevka refurbishment completed in November 2007
• Ognevka pegmatite tailings study underway

Nicholas Bridgen, Chief Executive of Hambledon Mining plc, commented:
“Taken as a whole, it was a good year. We’ve made the original Sekisovskoye mine fully operational and overcome the inevitable teething problems of a new plant. It is now reaching the design level of 850,000 tonnes per annum and the refurbished Ognevka facility potentially adds a very exciting second source of added value.We look forward to strong cash flows in the remainder of 2008.”

For more information pleae go to: www.hambledon-mining.com

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