Hambledon Mining plc ("Hambledon" or the "Group" or the "Company"), the AIM-listed gold mining and processing company operating in Kazakhstan, is pleased to report that Sekisovskoye is now producing gold.

Since the resumption of operations last week, 26.7 kilogrammes of doré have been poured at Sekisovskoye.  Following assaying, the doré, together with about 6 kilogrammes that had been poured previously, will be shipped to Almaty and from there to Europe for refining and sale.

Following an inspection of the mine and process plant by a government committee comprised of the various environmental, safety, design and other departments involved, official approval of completion has been granted.  This means that the formal commissioning period is now over and regular production has commenced.

Nick Bridgen, Chief Executive of Hambledon, said:

“I would like to thank the team at Sekisovskoye for having done a magnificent job in getting the plant back up and running and approved by the authorities.”

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