Our History

  1. 2013

    Annual gold production of 356,943 oz

    Completion of the 'Stage 4' plant expansion

    December 2013: Continued development of the underground mine supports exploration drilling which results in a 120% increase in reserve tonnage

    December 2013: All share takeover offer of ASX listed Ampella Mining Limited agreed.

    September 2013: Centamin agrees JV with Alecto Minerals plc over exploration projects in Ethiopia

  2. 2012

    Annual gold production of 262,828 oz

    Construction continues on 'Stage 4' plant expansion

    Underground mine continues to ramp up production and increase development

    January 2012: Fuel subsidy removed by the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation.  Full international price for fuel paid from this date forward.


  3. 2011

    Annual gold production of 202,699 oz

    Commencement of engineering and civil works for the 'Stage 4' plant expansion.

    Commencement of construction of the 'Ptah' decline to provide the long-term basis of the underground operation.

    30 December 2011: Centamin redomiciled from Australia to Jersey and changed its name to Centamin plc, to reflect its diversification into Ethiopia and plans to strategically diversify further into other territories

    11 July 2011: Centamin acquired Sheba Exploration plc, marking the first step in the Company's strategy to diversify geographically

  4. 2010

    Centamin delivered 150,289 oz of gold in its maiden year of production

    Underground development reaches high grade Hapi Zone mineralisation and commercial production commences in Q4 2010

    09 December 2010: 51,502,917 shares were placed at a price of 167p to raise gross proceeds of £86 million

    21 June 2010: Centamin became a constituent of the FTSE250 index

    01 April 2010: Commercial production commenced at the Sukari Gold Project

    29 January 2010: Centamin de-listed from the Australian Securities Exchange in an effort to streamline listing and compliance costs

    11 January 2010: Gold exports commenced from the Sukari Gold Project to a nominated overseas gold refinery (Johnson Matthey in Canada)

  5. 2009

    December 2009: Optimal design throughput at the Sukari Gold Project was achieved

    06 November 2009: Centamin migrated from AIM to the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange

    16 July 2009: A private placement of 19,000,000 ordinary shares at C$1.56 raised gross proceeds of C$29 million

    26 June 2009: The first gold bar was poured at the Sukari Gold Project

    10 February 2009: A total of 106,154,200 ordinary shares were sold at C$0.65 per share to raise gross proceeds of over C$69 million

  6. 2007

    23 November 2007: An aggregate of 112,000,000 special warrants were issued at a price of C$1.20 to raise C$134.4 million

    05 April 2007: Centamin listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and began trading under the symbol CEE.  A total of 175,893,863 shares were placed, raising over C$151 million

  7. 2005

    24 May 2005: Centamin, through PGM, was granted a 160km2 exploitation lease over the Sukari Gold Project. Tenure was granted for 30 years with the option to renew for a further 30 years

  8. 2003

    March: Options were converted to raise $22.2m which funded the continuation of drilling and exploration at the Sukari Gold Project

  9. 2001

    21 December 2001: Centamin listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange and began trading under the symbol CEY

  10. 1999

    08 January 1999: Shareholders approved the proposal to acquire PGM as a wholly owned subsidiary and 99.999% was successfully acquired.  Centamin acquired the remaining 0.001% of PGM in May 2013.  The Company's name was changed from Centamin NL to Centamin Egypt Limited to reflect the Company's geographic change (Centamin plc now owns 100% of PGM)

  11. 1995

    Pharaoh Gold Mines NL (PGM), an unlisted Australian public company entered into an agreement with the Egyptian Geological Survey and Mining Authority (EGSMA) and the Arab Republic of Egypt to explore for gold and base metals in the Eastern Desert of Egypt, including at the Sukari Gold Project. This agreement was declared into Egyptian Law 222 for 1994 

    29 January 1995: Egyptian Law 222 came into effect

  12. 1970

    08 October 1970: Centamin listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and begins trading under the symbol CNT

    24 March 1970: Centamin was incorporated in South Australia. The Company owned various gold, base metal and diamond projects in Australia