Published: 2010-09-30 08:00:00 CEST
Afarak Group Plc
Tender offer
RECOMMENDED CASH OFFER FOR CHROMEX MINING PLC
07:00 London, 09:00 Helsinki, 30 September 2010 - Ruukki Group Plc, Stock      

Exchange Release                                                             
  

RECOMMENDED CASH OFFER FOR CHROMEX MINING PLC                            
      

    Chromex Shareholders and holders of Chromex Warrants should not
make any    
investment decision in relation to Chromex Shares or Chromex
Warrants except on 
   the basis of the information in the Offer Document
which is proposed to be   
                   published by Synergy Africa in
due course                    

 NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR
DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO  
 ANY RESTRICTED JURISDICTION
INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA OR  
                          
          JAPAN                                      

Embargoed until 7.00
a.m. UK time, 9.00 a.m. Finnish time on 30 September 2010  

                
                                              30 September 2010

            
                RECOMMENDED CASH OFFER                             

        
                              by                                       
      
                      Synergy Africa Limited                             

  
a company 51 per cent. owned by Ruukki Group Plc and 49 per cent. owned by   

                                Kermas Limited                                


                                      for                                  
    

                              Chromex Mining Plc                       
        

Summary of the Offer                                               
            

- The boards of Ruukki, Kermas and Chromex are today pleased to
announce that   
they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended
cash offer by Synergy 
Africa to acquire the entire issued and to be issued
share capital of Chromex.  

- Synergy Africa is a newly incorporated
company, 51 per cent. owned by Ruukki  
and 49 per cent. owned by Kermas,
which has been established for the purposes of
making the Offer.              
                                                

- The Offer will be on the
basis of 36.5 pence per Chromex Share.               

- The Offer values the
entire issued and to be issued share capital of Chromex  
at approximately
£37.0 million and represents:                                  

- a premium
of 82.5 per cent. to the Closing Price of 20 pence per Chromex Share
on 14
July (being the last Business Day prior to the commencement of the Offer 

Period); and                                                                 
  

- a premium of 83.4 per cent. to the average Closing Price during the 90
day    
trading period up to and including 14 July 2010 (being the last
Business Day    
prior to the commencement of the Offer Period).              
                  

- Synergy Africa also intends to make an offer to acquire
the Chromex Warrants  
on the basis of 16.5 pence per Chromex Warrant in cash
and will make appropriate
proposals to holders of Chromex Share Options as
soon as practicable after the  
Offer Document has been published.            
                                 

- The Chromex Directors, who have been so
advised by Panmure Gordon, consider   
the terms of the Offer and the Warrant
Offer to be fair and reasonable. In      
providing advice to the Chromex
Directors, Panmure Gordon has taken into account
the Chromex Directors'
commercial assessments. The Chromex Directors intend to  
recommend
unanimously that Chromex Shareholders accept the Offer and that       
holders
of Chromex Warrants accept the Warrant Offer, as the Chromex Directors  
and
their connected parties have irrevocably undertaken to do so in respect of 

their own beneficial holdings in Chromex comprising, in aggregate, 10,050,000
  
Chromex Shares, representing in aggregate approximately 11.3 per cent. of
the   
existing issued share capital of Chromex.                              
        

- In addition, Synergy Africa has received irrevocable undertakings
to accept,  
or procure the acceptance of, the Offer from certain other
Chromex Shareholders 
in respect of, in aggregate, 35,975,000 Chromex Shares,
representing            
approximately 40.4 per cent. of Chromex's existing
issued share capital.        
Accordingly, Synergy Africa has received
irrevocable undertakings to accept, or 
procure the acceptance of, the Offer
in respect of, in aggregate, 46,025,000    
Chromex Shares, representing
approximately 51.7 per cent. of Chromex's existing 
issued share capital.
Langa Trust has given an irrevocable undertaking to       
exercise its
subscription rights under the Langa Trust Convertible Loan        

Subscription Agreement and accept the Offer in respect of the resulting
Chromex 
Shares acquired by it, after the Offer has been declared or otherwise
becomes   
unconditional in all respects. Further details of the irrevocable
undertakings  
are set out in Appendix III to the Announcement including
details of the        
circumstances in which each of the irrevocable
undertakings will lapse.         

This summary should be read in conjunction
with, and is subject to, the full    
text of the following Announcement
(including its appendices). Certain          
information on Chromex, Ruukki,
Kermas and Synergy Africa is set out in the     
Announcement together with
the conditions and certain terms of the Offer which  
are set out in Appendix
I. Appendix II contains the sources and bases of certain
information used in
this summary and in the following Announcement. Appendix III
gives more detail
on the irrevocable undertakings received by Synergy Africa.   
Appendix IV
contains definitions of certain terms used in this summary and the  
following
Announcement.                                                        


Further information on the Offer, Chromex, Ruukki, Kermas and Synergy
Africa,   
and the expected timetable of principal events will be set out in
the Offer     
Document which will be published as soon as practicable and, in
any event,      
except with the consent of the Panel, within 28 days of this
Announcement.      

Commenting on the Offer, Alwyn Smit, Chief Executive
Officer of Ruukki, said:   

“The acquisition of Chromex is a logical
transaction as it achieves all three of
our strategic objectives; it completes
the vertical integration of our South    
African business, it increases our
production capacity and it expands our market
share. By acquiring an
accessible, sizeable resource base and a producing mine  
at Stellite, we are
consolidating our presence in one of the world's premier    
chromite mining
regions, adding immediate value to our existing operations and  
laying the
foundations for future growth.                                      


Looking ahead to the medium term, Chromex provides a critical building
block for
our processing growth plans, particularly the construction of two
70MW DC       
furnaces, which will have a planned combined annual capacity of
up to 280,000   
tonnes, and we will be examining the opportunity for building
these DC furnaces 
at Stellite.”                                              
                    

Commenting on the Offer, Russell Lamming, Chief
Executive of Chromex, said:     

“Naturally we are delighted to have
received this all cash offer for Chromex.   
Chromex has developed into a cash
generative chrome producer in southern Africa 
with assets that now require
further investment and returns on this investment  
will take several years.
In addition to the large premium to Chromex's recent   
share price, the offer
removes the uncertainties inherent in any further        
investment by
Chromex shareholders, who will be achieving a significant and     
certain
return on their investment immediately. I am very pleased to be able to

announce this offer and to recommend it to our shareholders.”                
  

ENQUIRIES                                                                
      

Ruukki Group Plc / Synergy Africa Limited                            
          

Alwyn Smit                        Tel: +44 (0)20 7368 6763       
              
Alex Buck, IR                     Tel: +44(0)7932 740 452      
                

Investec Bank plc (financial advisers to Ruukki and Synergy
Africa)             

David Currie                      Tel: +44(0)20 7597
5970                       
Patrick Robb                                      
                             
Daniel Adams                                    
                               
Stephen Cooper                                
                                 

Pelham Bell Pottinger (PR advisers for
Ruukki and Synergy Africa)               

Charles Vivian                   
Tel: +44 (0)20 7861 3126                      
James MacFarlane               
  Tel: +44 (0)20 7861 3864                      

Chromex Mining plc         
                                                    

Russell Lamming        
          Tel: +44 (0) 7810 870587                      
Brian Moritz         
            Tel: +44 (0) 7976 994300                      

Panmure Gordon
(UK) Limited (financial advisers to Chromex)                     

Dominic
Morley                    Tel: +44 (0) 20 7459 3600                    

Callum Stewart                                                               
  
Grishma Patel                                                              
    

St Brides Media & Finance (PR advisers for Chromex)                    
        

Hugo de Salis                     Tel: +44 (0) 20 7236 1177        
            
Felicity Edwards                                                 
              


A conference call for investors, analysts and media will be
held at 10.00 UK    
time today, 30 September 2010 and the presentation is
available on the Ruukki   
website at www.ruukkigroup.fi. To access the call,
please dial-in at least 10   
minutes beforehand and quote the reference:
720046#                             

UK Toll-Free                      0800
376 4751                                 

Finland Toll-Free                
0800 115 351                                  

South Africa Toll-Free       
    0800 983 092                                  

International Toll       
        +44 (0)20 7075 6551                           

A replay facility
will be available for one week after the call, using the      
reference:
275785#, please dial:                                                

UK
Toll-Free                      0808 238 9699                                


International Toll                +44 (0)20 3364 5943                      
    

The Offer Document and (in the case of Chromex Shares or Chromex
Warrants held  
in certificated form) the relevant Form of Acceptance will be
posted to Chromex 
Shareholders and holders of Chromex Warrants as soon as
practicable and, in any 
event, except with the consent of the Panel, within
28 days of this             
Announcement, other than in relation to a
Restricted Jurisdiction. A copy of the
Offer Document will also be made
available on Chromex's and Ruukki's websites.  

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The Chromex Directors
accept responsibility for the information contained in    
this Announcement
relating to the Chromex Group, themselves and their immediate 
families and
connected persons. The Synergy Africa Directors, the Ruukki        
Directors
and the Kermas Directors each accept responsibility for all of the    
other
information contained in this Announcement. To the best of the knowledge  
and
belief of the Synergy Africa Directors, the Ruukki Directors, the Kermas   

Directors and the Chromex Directors (who have taken all reasonable care to   
  
ensure that such is the case) the information contained in the following   
    
Announcement for which they are respectively responsible is in accordance
with  
the facts and does not omit anything likely to affect the import of
such        
information.                                                     
              

Investec Bank plc, which is authorised and regulated in the
United Kingdom by   
the Financial Services Authority, is acting exclusively
for Ruukki and Synergy  
Africa and no one else in connection with the Offer
and the Warrant Offer and   
will not be responsible to anyone other than
Ruukki and Synergy Africa for      
providing the protections afforded to
clients of Investec Bank plc or for       
providing advice in connection with
the Offer and the Warrant Offer.            

Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited,
which is authorised and regulated in the United    
Kingdom by the Financial
Services Authority, is acting exclusively for Chromex  
and no one else in
connection with the Offer and the Warrant Offer and will not 
be responsible
to anyone other than Chromex for providing the protections       
afforded to
clients of Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited or for providing advice in   
relation
to the Offer and the Warrant Offer.                                    

The
release, publication or distribution of the following Announcement in      

jurisdictions other than the United Kingdom may be restricted by law and,    
  
therefore, any persons who are subject to the laws of any jurisdiction
other    
than the United Kingdom should inform themselves about, and observe,
any        
applicable requirements. The following Announcement has been
prepared in        
accordance with English law and the Code and information
disclosed may not be   
the same as that which would have been prepared in
accordance with the laws of  
jurisdictions outside England.                  
                               

The following Announcement does not
constitute an offer or an invitation to     
purchase or subscribe for any
securities or the solicitation of any vote or     
approval in any
jurisdiction pursuant to the Offer, the Warrant Offer or        
otherwise.
The Offer and the Warrant Offer will be made solely by means of the  
Offer
Document, an advertisement to be published in the London Gazette and the 

Form of Acceptance (in respect of Chromex Shares in certificated form), which
  
will contain the full terms and conditions of the Offer and the Warrant
Offer,  
including details of how the Offer and the Warrant Offer may be
accepted. Any   
acceptance or other response to the Offer or the Warrant
Offer should be made   
only on the basis of the information in the Offer
Document and the Form of      
Acceptance (in the case of Chromex Shares in
certificated form).                

Unless otherwise determined by Synergy
Africa and permitted by applicable law   
and regulation, the Offer and the
Warrant Offer will not be made, directly or   
indirectly, in or into, or by
the use of the mail or by any means or            
instrumentality (including,
without limitation, telephonically or               
electronically) of
interstate or foreign commerce, or any facility of a national
securities
exchange, of a Restricted Jurisdiction (including the United States, 
Canada,
Australia or Japan) and the Offer and the Warrant Offer will not be    

capable of acceptance by any such use, means, instrumentality or facility or 
  
from within a Restricted Jurisdiction. Accordingly, copies of the following
    
Announcement are not being, and must not be, directly or indirectly,
mailed or  
otherwise forwarded, distributed or sent in or into or from a
Restricted        
Jurisdiction and persons receiving the following
Announcement (including,       
without limitation, custodians, nominees and
trustees) must not mail or         
otherwise forward, distribute or send it
in or into or from a Restricted        
Jurisdiction. Doing so may render
invalid any purported acceptance of the Offer 
or the Warrant Offer. The
availability of the Offer and the Warrant Offer to    
persons who are not
resident in the United Kingdom may be affected by the laws  
of the relevant
jurisdictions. Persons who are not resident in the United       
Kingdom
should inform themselves about and observe any applicable requirements.


Under Rule 8.3(a) of the Code, any person who is “interested” in 1 per
cent. or 
more of any class of “relevant securities” of an offeree company or
of any paper
offeror (being any offeror other than an offeror in respect of
which it has been
announced that its offer is, or is likely to be, solely in
cash) must make an   
“Opening Position Disclosure” following the commencement
of the “offer period”  
and, if later, following the announcement in which any
paper offeror is first   
identified. An “Opening Position Disclosure” must
contain details of the        
person's interests and short positions in, and
rights to subscribe for, any     
“relevant securities” of each of (i) the
offeree company and (ii) any paper     
offeror(s). An “Opening Position
Disclosure” by a person to whom Rule 8.3(a)    
applies must be made by no
later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the 10th business
day following the
commencement of the “offer period” and, if appropriate, by no 
later than 3.30
pm (London time) on the 10th business day following the         
announcement
in which any paper offeror is first identified. Relevant persons   
who “deal”
in the” relevant securities” of the offeree company or of a paper    
offeror
prior to the deadline for making an “Opening Position Disclosure” must 

instead make a Dealing Disclosure.                                           
  

Under Rule 8.3(b) of the Takeover Code, any person who is, or            
      
becomes,”interested” in 1 per cent. or more of any class of “relevant  
        
securities” of the offeree company or of any paper offeror must make
a “Dealing 
Disclosure” if the person “deals” in any relevant securities of
the offeree     
company or of any paper offeror. A “Dealing Disclosure” must
contain details of 
the “dealing“ concerned and of the person's interests and
short positions in,   
and rights to subscribe for, any “relevant securities”
of each of (i) the       
offeree company and (ii) any paper offeror, save to
the extent that these       
details have previously been disclosed under Rule
8. A “Dealing Disclosure” by a
person to whom Rule 8.3(b) applies must be made
by no later than 3.30 pm (London
time) on the business day following the date
of the relevant dealing.           

If two or more persons act together
pursuant to an agreement or understanding,  
whether formal or informal, to
acquire or control an interest in relevant       
securities of an offeree
company or a paper offeror, they will be deemed to be a
single person for the
purpose of Rule 8.3.                                      

“Opening Position
Disclosures” must also be made by the offeree company and by  
any offeror and
“Dealing Disclosures” must also be made by the offeree company, 
by any
offeror and by any persons acting in concert with any of them (see Rules 
8.1,
8.2 and 8.4).                                                             


Details of the offeree and offeror companies in respect of whose relevant  
    
securities “Opening Position Disclosures” and “Dealing Disclosures” must
be made
can be found in the Disclosure Table on the Panel's website at        
         
www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk, including details of the number of
relevant        
securities in issue, when the offer period commenced and when
any offeror was   
first identified. If you are in any doubt as to whether you
are required to make
an “Opening Position Disclosure” or a “Dealing
Disclosure”, you should contact  
the Panel's Market Surveillance Unit on +44
(0)20 7638 0129.                    

Terms in quotation marks are defined in
the Code, which can also be found on the
Panel's website.                     
                                          

Copies of this Announcement can
be found at Ruukki's and Chromex's websites at  
www.ruukkigroup.fi and
www.chromexmining.co.uk respectively.                    



 NOT FOR
RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO  
 ANY
RESTRICTED JURISDICTION INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA OR  
  
                                  JAPAN                                     


Embargoed until 7.00 a.m. UK time, 9.00 a.m. Finnish time on 30 September
2010  

                                                               30
September 2010

                             RECOMMENDED CASH OFFER          
                  

                                       by                
                      

                             Synergy Africa Limited  
                          

   a company 51 per cent. owned by Ruukki Group
Plc and 49 per cent. owned by   
                                 Kermas
Limited                                 

                                   
  for                                       

                             
Chromex Mining Plc                                


1. Introduction        
                                                        

The boards of
Ruukki, Kermas and Chromex are today pleased to announce the terms
of a
recommended cash offer to be made by Synergy Africa, to acquire the entire

issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Chromex.                   
  

2. The Offer                                                             
      

The Offer, which will be subject to the conditions and further terms
set out in 
Appendix I to this Announcement, in the Offer Document and (in
respect of       
Chromex Shares in certificated form only) in the Form of
Acceptance, will be    
made by Synergy Africa, on the following basis:       
                         

                   36.5 pence in cash for each
Chromex Share                    

The Offer values the entire issued and to
be issued share capital of Chromex at 
approximately £37.0 million.           
                                        

At 36.5 pence, the Offer
represents:                                            

- a premium of 82.5
per cent. to the Closing Price of 20 pence per Chromex Share
on 14 July (being
the last Business Day prior to the commencement of the Offer  
Period); and   
                                                                

- a premium
of 83.4 per cent. to the average Closing Price during the 90 day    
trading
period up to and including the 14 July 2010 (being the last Business Day
prior
to the commencement of the Offer Period).                                


The Offer will be conditional upon, inter alia:                            
    

- the Offer becoming unconditional as to acceptances;                  
        

- Ruukki Shareholders approving the Related Party Transaction;     
            

- South African competition clearance; and                     
                

- written confirmation from the South African Department of
Mineral Resources   
that the acquisition resulting from the implementation of
the Offer will not    
require the approval of the Minister of Mineral
Resources under section 11 of   
the Minerals and Petroleum Resources
development Act, No.28 of 2002 of South    
Africa (the “MPRD Act”).          
                                             

Details of the conditions and
certain further terms of the Offer are set out    
below and in Appendix I to
this Announcement.                                   

Synergy Africa also
intends to make an offer to acquire the Chromex Warrants on 
the basis of 16.5
pence in cash for each Chromex Warrant held. This represents  
the difference
between the 36.5 pence per Chromex Share payable under the Offer 
and the
subscription price of 20 pence payable on exercise of the Chromex      

Warrants. The offer for the Chromex Warrants will be conditional only on the 
  
Offer becoming or being declared unconditional in all respects.            
    

The expected timetable of principal events will be set out in the Offer
        
Document, which will, together with the Form of Acceptance, except
with the     
consent of the Panel, be posted within 28 days of this
Announcement.            

3. Irrevocable undertakings                       
                             

The Chromex Directors and their connected
parties have entered into irrevocable 
undertakings to accept, or procure the
acceptance of, the Offer in respect of   
their beneficial interests in
Chromex Shares amounting, in aggregate, to        
10,050,000 Chromex Shares,
representing approximately 11.3 per cent. of the     
existing issued ordinary
share capital of Chromex.                              

Synergy Africa has
also received undertakings from certain other Chromex        
Shareholders to
accept the Offer in respect of, in aggregate, 35,975,000 Chromex
Shares,
representing approximately 40.4 per cent. of the existing issued share 

capital of Chromex. Langa Trust has given an irrevocable undertaking to
exercise
its subscription rights under the Langa Trust Convertible Loan
Subscription     
Agreement and accept the Offer in respect of the resulting
Chromex Shares       
acquired by it, after the Offer has been declared or
otherwise becomes          
unconditional in all respects.                    
                             

These undertakings will lapse and be of no
effect if, inter alia, the Offer does
not become or is not declared
unconditional in all respects. All of these       
undertakings remain
binding, even in the event of a higher competing offer for  
Chromex, unless
the Offer lapses or is withdrawn.                               

Further
details of these irrevocable undertakings are set out in Appendix III to
this
Announcement.                                                             


4. Financing the Offer                                                     
    

Full acceptance of the Offer, assuming the exercise of all outstanding
Chromex  
Warrants, all options under the Chromex Share Options and the
conversion of the 
Langa Trust Convertible Loan (including accrued interest),
will result in the   
payment of approximately £37.0 million in cash. The cash
consideration payable  
by Synergy Africa under the terms of the Offer will be
funded using the cash    
resources of Ruukki and Kermas, a loan arrangement
between Kermas and Ruukki    
Holdings and the committed facilities of Synergy
Africa made available to       
Synergy Africa through shareholder loan
arrangements between Synergy Africa and 
Ruukki Holdings and Synergy Africa
and Kermas.                                  

Investec Bank plc (in its
capacity as financial adviser to Synergy Africa)      
confirms that it is
satisfied that sufficient resources are available to Synergy
Africa to enable
the satisfaction in full of the cash consideration payable as a
result of full
acceptance of the Offer.                                         

5.
Information on Synergy Africa, Ruukki and Kermas                            


Synergy Africa is a newly incorporated joint venture company incorporated
in    
England, 51 per cent. owned by Ruukki Holdings and 49 per cent owned by
Kermas, 
which has been established for the purposes of making the Offer.
Synergy Africa 
has not traded to date. The directors of Synergy Africa are
Alwyn Smit, Alistair
Ruiters and Dr. Danko Koncar.                            
                      

Ruukki and Kermas entered into a relationship
agreement on 30 June 2010. The    
intention behind this agreement was, inter
alia, to assist in the execution of  
Ruukki's strategy to operate as a
vertically integrated mine-to-metals producer.
In line with this relationship
agreement, and to provide certainty of funding,  
Ruukki, through its
wholly-owned subsidiary Ruukki Holdings, and Kermas have    
entered into the
joint venture. Further details on the joint venture arrangement
between Ruukki
and Kermas in relation to Synergy Africa and the existing        
Relationship
Agreement between Ruukki and Kermas will be set out in the Offer   
Document. 
                                                                    


Information on Ruukki                                                      
    

Ruukki Group Plc is a growing, mid-tier natural resources company with
an       
integrated mining and minerals processing business focused on the
supply of     
specialist products to the stainless steel and steel
industries, which has      
operations in South Africa, Turkey, Germany and
Malta, and a wood processing and
house building business in Finland.  The
company is listed on Nasdaq OMX        
Helsinki (ticker: RUG1V) and has a
premium listing on the Main Market of the    
London Stock Exchange (ticker:
RKKI).                                           

   Mining and Minerals
Businesses                                               

In 2008, Ruukki
diversified into the mining and minerals processing industry    
with the
acquisition of the specialised European mining and minerals processing

business from Kermas. Prior to this, the focus had been as a Finnish-based
group
with interests in a variety of sectors, including house building and
wood       
processing.                                                       
             

The European mining and minerals processing business currently
comprises a 98.74
per cent. holding in Turk Maadin Sirketi A.S. (“TMS”), a
Turkish company; a 100 
per cent. holding in the Maltese sales and marketing
company, RCS Limited       
(“RCS”); and a long-term ferrochrome toll
manufacturing agreement with the      
German company, Elektrowerk-Weisweiler
GmbH (“EWW”).                            

In May 2009, Ruukki further
expanded its mining and minerals processing         
interests through the
acquisition of an 84.9 per cent. holding in the South     
African minerals
processing company Mogale Alloys (Proprietary) Limited         
(“Mogale”).   
                                                                 

Ruukki's
mining and mineral processing business produces a diverse range of    

products including specialised low carbon and ultralow carbon ferrochrome,   
  
charge chrome ferrochrome, silico manganese, chromium-iron-nickel alloy    
    
(stainless steel alloy) and lumpy chrome ore.  The end-products are
distributed 
internationally by Ruukki's marketing subsidiary, RCS, to
customers operating in
the steel, stainless steel, automotive, aerospace and
power plant industries    
located in the USA, Brazil, China, India, Korea,
Japan, Taiwan, Singapore,      
Nigeria and South Africa, as well as a number
of European countries.            

On 1 September 2010, Ruukki announced two
framework agreements with             
Metallurgical Group Corporation (“MCC”)
of China for the construction of two 70 
MW DC furnaces, which have a planned
combined annual capacity of up to 280,000  
tonnes, and a 250 megawatt power
plant in South Africa.                         

   Wood processing and house
building businesses                                

The Ruukki group's wood
processing and house building businesses are divided    
into three business
areas; house building, sawmills and pallets. The operations 
are located in
Finland and the majority of end-products are sold within the     
Finnish
domestic market.  During the fourth quarter of 2009 the Ruukki group    
sold
three of its sawmills. These operations are currently the subject of a    

strategic review which is examining the best way to extract maximum value for
  
all Ruukki shareholders.                                                   
    

Information on Kermas                                                  
        

Kermas Limited is a private company incorporated in the British
Virgin          
Islands with registration number 504889, with interests in
the minerals sector  
and is a major shareholder of Ruukki with a 28.51 per
cent. holding. Kermas is  
owned 99 per cent. by Danica Zagmester, a cousin of
Dr. Danko Koncar. Dr. Koncar
does not own any shares in Kermas and is an
Executive Director of Ruukki.       

   History of Kermas                   
                                        

The Kermas group was one of the
world's largest ferrochrome and chrome producing
groups prior to the sale of
its interest in Samancor Chrome Limited (“Samancor  
Chrome”). In addition to
its mining and minerals processing activities, the     
Kermas group has
interests in other industries including real estate            
investments.  
                                                                 

In 2005,
Kermas acquired a majority interest in Samancor Chrome, one of the    

world's leading integrated ferrochrome producers and one of South Africa's   
  
leading exporters of chemical-grade chromite, from Samancor Holdings       
    
(Proprietary) Limited (“Samancor Holdings”), which was owned in a ratio
of 60   
per cent. to 40 per cent. by BHP Billiton and Anglo American Plc
respectively.  
Mogale, acquired by Ruukki in 2009, was at one stage part of
Samancor Chrome.   
The management of Palmiet Chrome led a black economic
empowerment consortium to 
acquire Palmiet Chrome, and renamed it Mogale
Alloys at the same time as Kermas 
acquired Samancor Chrome from Samancor
Holdings.                                

Together with the BEE consortium,
the Batho Barena Consortium, and its          
international partners, Kermas
successively transformed both the business and   
the profitability of
Samancor Chrome before disposing of its interest in        
Samancor Chrome in
November 2009. Dr. Danko Koncar, who has been a director of  
Kermas since its
incorporation, was the main architect of Samancor Chrome's     
transformation
during its time under Kermas's control. In connection with this  
disposal,
Dr. Danko Koncar resigned from the board of directors of Samancor     
Chrome
upon Kermas's disposal of its interest in Samancor Chrome and joined    

Ruukki as Chief Executive Officer of the Group's minerals processing
businesses.
He resigned this position in August 2010 when he was appointed
Executive        
Director responsible for new business and elected to the
Ruukki board.          

6. Information on Chromex                           
                           

Chromex is a dedicated chrome production company
established to acquire, control
and develop chromite mining and processing
facilities. It currently has two key 
mining assets located on the Bushveld
Complex in South Africa, which between    
them have a gross total chromite
resource of approximately 41 million tonnes as 
well as exploration claims in
Zimbabwe.                                         

The 271 hectare Stellite
chrome project, located on the Western Limb of the     
Bushveld complex in
South Africa, has a New Order Mining Right which covers the 
right to mine
both chrome and Platinum Group Elements (“PGE”) and 31.9 million  
tonnes of
SAMREC compliant chrome resources comprising four seams, namely the   
LG6,
MG1, MG2 and MG4. All four seams outcrop on the property and it is        

anticipated that around six million tonnes will be open cast. The open pit   
  
operations at Stellite commenced production in July 2008.                  
    

Chromex has a New Order Mining Right over the Mecklenburg farm in the
Limpopo   
Province, South Africa, where it intends to mine chromite.
Mecklenburg is       
located on the Eastern Limb of the Bushveld Complex,
well known for hosting much
of the world's known resources of platinum, but
also a major source of chromite.
The LG-6 and LG-6A chromite reefs comprise
approximately 9.1 million tonnes and 
5.7 million tonnes of SAMREC compliant
chrome resources and reserves            
respectively (resources are
inclusive of reserves).                             

During 2009, Chromex
completed the construction of a processing facility at the 
Stellite open cast
chrome mine.                                                 

The
commissioning of the first phase of the Stellite chrome beneficiation plant

was completed in August 2009 and by the beginning of November 2009 this
facility
was able to operate at full design capacity, producing 42 per cent.
and 44 per  
cent. metallurgical grade chrome concentrates. All plant feed was
sourced from  
existing stockpiles at the Stellite mine. Due to ongoing
demand, Chromex        
recommenced mining operations at Stellite in January
2010.                      

Stellite currently produces approximately 20,000
run of mine (‘ROM') tonnes per 
month, which is expected to increase to 40,000
ROM tonnes per month when the    
dense media separation (‘DMS') circuit is
installed at the beneficiation plant. 
The DMS plant is due to be completed in
the near future and is expected to      
improve yields, margins and economic
efficiencies. Importantly, in addition to  
the capacity increase, Chromex
will be in a position to market a sized lumpy    
chrome product as well as
the chemical and metallurgical grade concentrates.    

In May 2010, Chromex
acquired Waylox Mining (Private) Limited (“Waylox”), a     
chrome company in
Zimbabwe. Waylox has been operating in Zimbabwe since August  
2008 after
acquiring the Trixie and Prince of Wales claims located in the      

prospective Darwendale area. The Darwendale area is located on the Great Dyke
of
Zimbabwe which is host to significant chrome resources. The Trixie claims  
    
contain economic grades of alluvial chrome resources. The current mineral
      
resources estimated on the 467ha Trixie project stands at approximately
1.9     
million tonnes at an average modelled grade of 13.8 per cent
chromite.          

Development of Chromex's Mecklenburg project has been
deferred pending          
settlement of the legal dispute with Samancor
Chrome over the Mining Rights.    
Mecklenburg will be an underground mine,
producing high grade ore from the LG6  
and LG6A reefs, which outcrop at
surface. Access to the mine will be via an     
outcrop portal and access
decline on the lower slopes of Serafa Hill, with      
on-reef development and
a hybrid trackless/conventional stope mining method. The
Mecklenburg mine
design will be completed once the legal dispute has been       
resolved.     
                                                                 

During the
year ended 30 September 2009, the Chromex's Group Income Statement   
showed a
loss before tax of £151,000 (2008 - loss before tax £1,406,000) and a  
profit
after tax of £195,000 (2008 - loss after tax £1,406,000). These results 

reflect the fact that much of the year was taken up with the construction of
the
Stellite processing plant, while producing sufficient chrome to provide
positive
cash flow, and retaining valuable chrome resources in the ground
pending an     
upturn in prices.                                             
                 

The loss before and after tax for the six months ended 31
March 2010 was        
£399,000 (2009 - profit before tax £81,000; profit
after tax £47,000). This was 
a period of reduced volumes and lower than
expected recoveries as well as low   
Rand based chrome prices.               
                                       

The following tables provide
financial information on Chromex which has been    
extracted without
adjustment from Chromex's financial statements.               

Unaudited
consolidated income statement                                         
for the
six months ended 31 March 2010                                         
     

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Revenue                   |           964 |          1,613 |           2,016
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Cost of sales             |         (683) |        (1,068) |         (1,204)
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Gross (loss)/profit       |           281 |            545 |             812
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Administrative expenses   |         (668) |         (500)  |           (993)
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| feasibility study         |               |                |              
 
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Operating (loss)/profit   |         (387) |             18 |           (189)
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(Loss)/profit before tax  |         (399) |             81 |           (151)
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(Loss)/profit for the     |         (399) |             47 |             195
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Basic                     |       (0.47)p |          0.06p |           0.23p
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consolidated balance sheet                                            
as at
31 March 2010                                                            
     

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|                              |     Ended 31 |      Ended 31 |   30
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Assets                       |              |               |               
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Non-current assets           |              |               |               
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Property, plant and          |       10,438 |         6,824 |          9,699
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| equipment                    |              |               |             
 
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Deferred tax                 |          569 |            79 |            525
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Intangible assets            |            - |           886 |              -
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                             |       11,007 |         7,789 |         10,224
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Current assets               |              |               |               
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Inventories                  |        1,111 |           134 |            766
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Trade and other receivables  |           76 |           407 |            611
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Cash and cash equivalents    |        1,406 |         2,270 |          1,182
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Other debtors                |          163 |             - |              -
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                             |        2,756 |         2,811 |          2,559
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Total assets                 |       13,763 |        10,600 |         12,783
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|
| equity holders of the        |              |               |             
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| Company                      |              |               |           
   
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Share capital                |          850 |           850 |            850
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Share premium                |        9,120 |         9,120 |          9,120
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Accumulated losses           |      (1,369) |       (1,118) |          (970)
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Exchange reserves            |        1,747 |           423 |          1,180
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Total equity                 |       10,348 |         9,275 |         10,180
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Non-current liabilities      |              |               |               
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Provisions                   |          383 |           399 |            353
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Loans and borrowings         |        2,320 |           734 |          1,724
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                             |        2,703 |         1,133 |          2,077
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Trade and other payables     |          712 |           192 |            526
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                             |          712 |           192 |            526
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Total equity and liabilities |       13,763 |        10,600 |         12,783
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Revenue                               |              2,016 |             440
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Cost of sales                         |            (1,204) |           (204)
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Gross Profit                          |                812 |             236
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Administrative expenses               |              (993) |           (956)
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Cost of bankable feasibility study    |                (8) |            (46)
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Share Based Payments                  |                  - |           (790)
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Operating loss before finance costs   |              (189) |         (1,556)
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Finance income                        |                 38 |             151
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Finance expense                       |                  - |             (1)
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Loss before tax                       |              (151) |         (1,406)
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Taxation                              |                346 |               -
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Profit/(loss) for the year            |                195 |         (1,406)
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Basic and diluted                     |              0.23p |         (1.94)p
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                        |    2009    |    2008    |    2009    |    2008    
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Non-current assets      |            |            |            |            
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Property, plant and     |      9,699 |      5,480 |        540 |          23
|
| equipment               |            |            |            |          
 
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Deferred tax            |        525 |        106 |          - |           -
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Intangible assets       |          - |        886 |          - |         519
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Investments             |          - |          - |      1,872 |       1,872
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                        |     10,224 |      6,472 |      2,412 |       2,414
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Inventories             |        766 |        123 |          - |           -
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Loans to subsidiary     |          - |          - |      6,113 |       4,845
|
| companies               |            |            |            |          
 
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Trade and other         |        611 |        590 |        101 |          88
|
| receivables             |            |            |            |          
 
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Cash and cash           |      1,182 |      2,566 |        898 |       2,271
|
| equivalents             |            |            |            |          
 
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                        |      2,559 |      3,279 |      7,112 |       7,204
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Total assets            |     12,783 |      9,751 |      9,524 |       9,618
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Equity and liabilities  |            |            |            |            
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Equity attributable to  |            |            |            |            
|
| equity holders of the   |            |            |            |          
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| Company                 |            |            |            |        
   
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Share capital           |        850 |        847 |        850 |         847
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|
Share premium           |      9,120 |      9,071 |      9,120 |       9,071
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Accumulated losses      |      (970) |    (1,165) |      (493) |       (361)
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Exchange reserves       |      1,180 |         29 |          - |           -
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Total equity            |     10,180 |      8,782 |      9,477 |       9,557
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Provisions              |        353 |        286 |          - |           -
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Loans                   |      1,724 |          1 |          - |           -
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                        |      2,077 |        287 |          - |           -
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Current liabilities     |            |            |            |            
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|
Trade and other         |        526 |        682 |         47 |          61
|
| payables                |            |            |            |          
 
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                        |        526 |        682 |         47 |          61
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Total equity and        |     12,783 |      9,751 |      9,524 |       9,618
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7.
Background to and reasons for the Offer                                     


Ruukki's current operation in South Africa, Mogale, consists of processing 
    
facilities only. Mogale does not have any security of chrome ore supply
as ore  
is procured from various sources on short term contracts.            
          

Chromex's Stellite mine, located in one of the world's premier
chromite mining  
regions and, is in operation with all the necessary
infrastructure in place. In 
addition, Chromex has a total of 41 million
tonnes of chrome resources, with new
order mining rights making it an
attractive and logical acquisition target.     
Stellite is located
approximately 80 kilometres from Mogale.                    

Ruukki expects
that the Offer will enable Ruukki to achieve its stated strategy 
of
increasing production capacity, expanding market share and vertically       

integrating its whole business through:                                      
  

a) vertical integration of the South African operations as Mogale, which
will   
secure its own, long term ore supply, thereby completing the business
model of  
mining, processing, sales and marketing;                           
            

b) expansion of Ruukki's production volumes as Chromex's
Stellite mine is       
currently in operation.  In addition to the expected
increase from 20,000 ROM   
tonnes per month to 40,000 ROM tonnes per month
when the DMS circuit is         
installed, Ruukki believes there is an
opportunity to further increase Chromex's
forecast monthly production rate
over the short to medium term if the           
underground development plans
for Stellite and Mecklenburg are successfully     
implemented;               
                                                    

c) supporting the
planned increase in the production capacity of Ruukki's South 
African
operations through the additional, potential increase in the production

volume from Chromex's Stellite mine;                                         
  

d) potential to increase Ruukki's processing capacity as there is the    
      
opportunity for two DC furnaces to be built at the Stellite mine.
Ruukki has    
entered into a framework agreement with MCC of China for the
construction of two
such DC furnaces. Ruukki has significant technological
skill and experience in  
successfully operating DC furnaces. Until such time
as these furnaces are built,
any excess ore supply from Stellite will be
exported to customers in China or   
India;                                   
                                      

e) consolidating Ruukki's presence in
one of the world's premier chromite mining
regions and geographically
diversifying into Zimbabwe with the Waylox project;  

f) enabling synergies
in the areas of operational expertise, human resources,   
cost savings and
efficiencies. Ruukki anticipates retaining most of Chromex's   
operational
team. It is expected that following completion, Ruukki will bring   
in-house
the sales and marketing operations which Chromex currently outsources; 
and   
                                                                         

g)
diversifying Ruukki's product range with the production of chemical,        

metallurgical, refractory and foundry grade concentrates and PGE by-products,
as
well as excess ore supply available for export in the short to medium term.
    

Chromex's operations will benefit from Ruukki's management expertise
and        
knowledge in mining, minerals processing and sales and marketing
expertise.     
Ruukki and Kermas have entered into a joint venture and formed
Synergy Africa in
order to facilitate the acquisition and subsequent holding
of Chromex.          

8. Background to and reasons for recommending the
Offer                         

Since its admission to AIM in 2006, Chromex
has developed an attractive base of 
chrome-producing assets in southern
Africa, most recently with its acquisition  
of Waylox. Despite the recent
turmoil in the industry and the wider global      
economy, Chromex has had
significant success in developing its business.        
Chromex's strategy has
resulted in the growth of Chromex to a stage where it is 
appropriate to
consider future steps for realising shareholder value. Although  
the Chromex
Directors believe that Chromex would have a strong future as an    

independent business, they consider that the Offer represents an opportunity
for
Chromex Shareholders to realise the value of their investment in Chromex
at an  
attractive premium to its prevailing market value as set out in
paragraph 2     
above. The Chromex Directors also believe that the Offer
fully values the       
Company's assets, operations and future prospects and
represents an excellent   
opportunity for Chromex Shareholders to realise a
compelling value in cash for  
their Chromex Shares, particularly given the
future capital expenditure that    
will be required to develop the business
and the ongoing pressure on margin     
caused by the strength of the South
African Rand. Accordingly, the Chromex      
Directors are unanimously
recommending that Chromex Shareholders accept the     
Offer and that holders
of Chromex Warrants accept the Warrant Offer.            

9. Related Party
Transaction                                                    

Synergy
Africa has been established as a joint venture company held 51 per cent.
by
Ruukki and 49 per cent. by Kermas. Kermas holds 28.51 per cent of Ruukki's  

issued shares. Accordingly, under the Listing Rules, the arrangements between
  
Kermas and Ruukki relating to the establishment and financing of Synergy
Africa 
(including the loan between Kermas and Ruukki Holdings) and the
acquisition and 
holding of Chromex Shares constitutes a Related Party
Transaction requiring the 
approval of Ruukki Shareholders (other than
Kermas). A separate circular will be
made available to Ruukki Shareholders
seeking their approval for the Related    
Party Transaction by way of an
ordinary resolution to be proposed at an         
extraordinary general
meeting (“EGM”). Ruukki is a Finnish public limited       
liability company
and, as such, the EGM will be convened and held in accordance 
with Finnish
laws. No approval is required from the shareholders of Kermas. The 
Offer is
conditional on the approval of the Related Party Transaction by Ruukki

Shareholders (other than Kermas).                                            
  

Atkey Limited, Aida Djakov, Hino Resources Co. Ltd and Markku Kankaala
have each
given an irrevocable undertaking to vote in favour of the Related
Party         
Transaction at the EGM in respect of, in aggregate, 86,645,653
Ruukki ordinary  
shares, representing approximately 51.4 per cent. of
Ruukki's voting rights at  
the EGM.                                          
                             

10. Directors, management and employees of
Chromex                              

Each of the Chromex Directors has
agreed the terms on which they will resign    
from the Chromex Board and the
termination of their employment, conditional     
upon, and with effect from
the date the Offer becomes or is declared            
unconditional in all
respects. Graham Stacey will continue to work in Chromex's 
southern African
subsidiary.                                                    

Synergy
Africa intends that once the Offer becomes unconditional in all        

respects, the accrued employment rights, including pension rights, of all    
  
management and employees of Chromex will be fully safeguarded.             
    

Synergy Africa intends to continue the business of Chromex in broadly
its       
current form. There are currently no intentions regarding any major
changes to  
the business of Chromex, nor the disposal of Chromex or a
material part of the  
business of Chromex over the next 12 months. Ruukki
expects to implement        
Chromex's plans to increase production at
Stellite from 20,000 tonnes per month 
to around 40,000 tonnes per month and
submit a mine plan for the development of 
an underground mine. Ruukki also
anticipates retaining most of Chromex's        
operational team. Further
details of Ruukki's plans for Chromex can be found    
under paragraph 7
above.                                                        

11. Chromex
Share Options and the Langa Trust Convertible Loan                  

The
Offer will extend to any Chromex Shares which are issued or unconditionally

allotted and fully paid (or credited as fully paid) before the date on which
the
Offer closes (or, subject to the Code, by such earlier date as Synergy
Africa   
may decide), including Chromex Shares issued pursuant to the
exercise of Chromex
Share Options, Chromex Warrants, the subscription rights
under the Langa Trust  
Convertible Loan or otherwise.                        
                         

Synergy Africa will make appropriate proposals to
holders of Chromex Share      
Options as soon as practicable after the Offer
Document has been published.  The
proposals will enable holders of Chromex
Share Options to exercise their options
and subsequently accept the Offer in
respect of the Chromex Shares acquired by  
them on exercise. Alternatively
holders of Chromex Share Options will be        
entitled to elect to receive
a cash payment equal to the gain that would        
otherwise have been made
on exercise of the relevant Chromex Share Option(s) and
receipt of 36.5 pence
per Chromex Share under the Offer and adjusted for any    
applicable tax
deductions.  This alternative proposal will be conditional on the
Offer
becoming unconditional in all respects.                                  


Under the terms of the Langa Trust Convertible Loan Subscription Agreement,
    
Langa Trust is entitled to subscribe for Chromex Shares in respect of the
      
outstanding principal and accrued interest under the Langa Trust
Convertible    
Loan at a strike price of 22 pence per Chromex Share,
converted at the          
prevailing ZAR/£ exchange rate with such
subscription price being discharged by 
ceding Langa Trust's repayment right
under the Langa Trust Convertible Loan.    
Langa Trust has given an
irrevocable undertaking to exercise its subscription   
rights under the Langa
Trust Convertible Loan Subscription Agreement and accept 
the Offer in respect
of the resulting Chromex Shares acquired by it, after the  
Offer has been
declared or otherwise becomes unconditional in all respects. On  
the basis of
the five day average ZAR/£ exchange rate on the date immediately   
preceding
the date of this Announcement, the number of Chromex Shares which     
would
be issued to Langa Trust were it to have subscribed on the date          

immediately preceding the date of this Announcement would be 9,049,239. The  
  
exact number of Chromex Shares to which Langa Trust will become entitled
will   
depend on the timing of the subscription and the ZAR/£ exchange rate
at the time
of the subscription.                                              
             

Langa Trust is connected to Spruce Management, which is
interested in 32,675,000
Chromex Shares, representing 36.7 per cent. of the
current issued share capital 
of Chromex.                                     
                               

12. Inducement fee and exclusivity agreement
                                   

As an inducement to Synergy Africa to
make the Offer, Chromex has agreed to pay 
Synergy Africa a cash fee of
£370,277 (inclusive of value added tax, except to  
the extent that such VAT
is recoverable by Chromex), being one per cent. of the 
value of the Offer, or
such other amount as the Panel may agree, in certain     
circumstances
including if: (i) another offer for Chromex is received from a    
third party
which becomes or is declared wholly unconditional; (ii) the terms of
the
recommendation of the Offer from the Chromex Directors are withdrawn,      

adversely modified or qualified; or (iii) Chromex makes a direct or indirect 
  
disposal of a material asset.                                              
    

In addition, Chromex has undertaken not to solicit, initiate, encourage
or enter
into any discussions, negotiations, agreements or understandings with
any third 
parties relating to a proposed sale or other disposal of Chromex
Shares or any  
material assets of Chromex (a "Competing Proposal").  Chromex
will notify Ruukki
as soon as reasonably practicable in the event it is
approached by a third party
in connection with a Competing Proposal subject to
the statutory and fiduciary  
duties and duties of confidentiality of the
Chromex Directors and will notify   
Ruukki immediately if any information is
provided to a third party in connection
with a Competing Proposal.            
                                         

The inducement fee and exclusivity
agreement also contains a mutual undertaking 
from Synergy Africa and Chromex
to use reasonable endeavours to obtain the      
written confirmation from the
South African Department of Mineral Resources     
referred to in condition
(d) set out in Appendix I.                             

13. Recommendation  
                                                           

The Chromex
Directors, who have been so advised by Panmure Gordon, consider the 
terms of
the Offer and the Warrant Offer to be fair and reasonable. In providing
advice
to the Chromex Directors, Panmure Gordon has taken into account the     

commercial assessments of the Chromex Directors. Accordingly, the Chromex    
  
Directors unanimously intend to recommend that Chromex Shareholders accept
the  
Offer, and that holders of Chromex Warrants accept the Warrant Offer, as
they   
have irrevocably undertaken to do in respect of their beneficial
holdings, and  
those of their connected parties, amounting to, in aggregate,
10,050,000 Chromex
Shares, representing approximately 11.3 per cent. of the
existing issued share  
capital of Chromex.                                   
                         

14. Disclosure of interests in Chromex            
                             

Synergy Africa confirms that it is on the date
of this Announcement making an   
Opening Position Disclosure, setting out the
details required to be disclosed by
it under Rule 8.1(a) of the Takeover Code.
Save in respect of the irrevocable   
undertakings referred to in paragraph 3
above, as at the close of business on 29
September 2010 (being the last
Business Day prior to the date of this           
Announcement) neither
Synergy Africa, nor any directors of Synergy Africa, nor, 
so far as Synergy
Africa is aware, any person acting in concert with Synergy    
Africa has: (i)
any interest in or right to subscribe for any relevant          
securities of
Chromex, nor (ii) any short positions in respect of relevant      
Chromex
securities (whether conditional or absolute and whether in the money or

otherwise), including any short position under a derivative, any agreement to
  
sell or any delivery obligation or right to require another person to
purchase  
or take delivery, nor (iii) borrowed or lent any relevant Chromex
securities.   

15. Further details of the Offer                             
                  

The Chromex Shares will be acquired under the Offer fully
paid and free from all
liens, equities, charges, encumbrances and other
interests and together with all
rights attaching to them on or after the date
of  this Announcement, including  
the right to receive all dividends and
other distributions (if any) declared,   
made or paid thereafter.            
                                           

The Offer will extend to all
Chromex Shares unconditionally allotted or issued  
and fully paid on the date
of the Offer (excluding any Chromex Shares already   
owned by Synergy Africa
and treasury shares except to the extent these cease to 
be held as treasury
shares before such date as Synergy Africa may determine) and
any Chromex
Shares which are unconditionally allotted or issued and fully paid 

(including pursuant to the exercise of Chromex Share Options, Chromex
Warrants  
or the subscription rights under the Langa Trust Convertible Loan)
before the   
date on which the Offer closes or such earlier date as Synergy
Africa may,      
subject to the Code, decide not being earlier than the date
on which the Offer  
becomes unconditional as to acceptances.                 
                      

16. Overseas Shareholders                            
                          

Unless otherwise determined by Synergy Africa and
permitted by applicable law   
and regulation, the Offer and the Warrant Offer
will not be made, directly or   
indirectly, in or into, or by the use of the
mail or by any means or            
instrumentality (including, without
limitation, telephonically or               
electronically) of interstate or
foreign commerce, or any facility of a national
securities exchange, of a
Restricted Jurisdiction (including the United States, 
Canada, Australia or
Japan) and the Offer and the Warrant Offer will not be     
capable of
acceptance by any such use, means, instrumentality or facility or    
from
within a Restricted Jurisdiction. Accordingly, copies of this Announcement

are not being, and must not be, directly or indirectly, mailed or otherwise  
  
forwarded, distributed or sent in or into or from a Restricted Jurisdiction
and 
persons receiving this Announcement (including, without limitation,
custodians, 
nominees and trustees) must not mail or otherwise forward,
distribute or send it
in or into or from a Restricted Jurisdiction. Doing so
may render invalid any   
purported acceptance of the Offer or the Warrant
Offer. The availability of the 
Offer and the Warrant Offer to persons who are
not resident in the United       
Kingdom may be affected by the laws of the
relevant jurisdictions. Persons who  
are not resident in the United Kingdom
should inform themselves about and       
observe any applicable requirements.
If you are in any doubt about your         
position, you should consult your
legal adviser in the relevant territory       
without delay.                 
                                                

17. Compulsory acquisition,
cancellation of admission of Chromex Shares to      
trading on AIM and
re-registration                                              

If Synergy
Africa receives acceptances under the Offer in respect of, and/or   

otherwise acquires, 90 per cent. or more of the Chromex Shares to which the  
  
Offer relates and the Offer becomes or is declared unconditional in all    
    
respects, Synergy Africa intends to exercise its rights under sections
974 to   
991 (inclusive) of the Act to acquire compulsorily any remaining
Chromex Shares 
following the Offer becoming or being declared unconditional
in all respects.   

When the Offer becomes or is declared unconditional in
all respects, and subject
thereto, Synergy Africa intends to procure the
making of an application by      
Chromex for cancellation of the admission to
trading of Chromex Shares on AIM. A
notice period of not less than 20 Business
Days prior to the cancellation of    
listing and trading will take effect
after the Offer becomes or is declared     
unconditional in all respects.    
                                             

The cancellation of Chromex's
admission to AIM will significantly reduce the    
liquidity and marketability
of any Chromex Shares not assented to the Offer and 
their value may be
affected in consequence.                                     

18. General   
                                                                 

The Offer
Document and (in the case of Chromex Shares or Chromex Warrants held  
in
certificated form) the relevant Form of Acceptance will be posted to Chromex

Shareholders and holders of Chromex Warrants as soon as practicable and in
any  
event within 28 days of this Announcement, except with the consent of
the Panel.

The bases and sources of certain financial information contained
in this        
Announcement are set out in Appendix II of this Announcement;
further details of
the irrevocable undertakings received by Synergy Africa are
set out in Appendix 
III; and definitions of certain expressions used in this
Announcement are       
contained in Appendix IV of this Announcement.        
                         



ENQUIRIES                                     
                                 

Ruukki Group Plc / Synergy Africa Limited 
                                     

Alwyn Smit                        Tel:
+44 (0)20 7368 6763                      
Alex Buck, IR                    
Tel: +44(0)7932 740 452                       

Investec Bank plc (financial
advisers to Ruukki and Synergy Africa)             

David Currie            
         Tel: +44(0)20 7597 5970                       
Patrick Robb          
                                                         
Daniel Adams        
                                                           
Stephen Cooper    
                                                             

Pelham Bell
Pottinger (PR advisers to Ruukki and Synergy Africa)                

Charles
Vivian                    Tel: +44 (0)20 7861 3126                      
James
MacFarlane                  Tel: +44 (0)20 7861 3864                     


Chromex Mining plc                                                         
    

Russell Lamming                   Tel: +44 (0) 7810 870587             
        
Brian Moritz                      Tel: +44 (0) 7976 994300           
          

Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited (financial advisers to Chromex)      
              

Dominic Morley                    Tel: +44 (0)20 7459 3600   
                  
Callum Stewart                                             
                    
Grishma Patel                                            
                      

St Brides Media & Finance (PR advisers to Chromex)   
                          

Hugo de Salis                     Tel: +44 (0)20
7236 1177                      
Felicity Edwards                              
                                 


A conference call for investors,
analysts and media will be held at 10.00 UK    
time today, 30 September 2010
and presentation is available on the Ruukki       
website at
www.ruukkigroup.fi. To access the call, please dial-in at least 10   
minutes
beforehand and quote the reference: 720046#                             

UK
Toll-Free                      0800 376 4751                                


Finland Toll-Free                 0800 115 351                             
    

South Africa Toll-Free            0800 983 092                         
        

International Toll                +44 (0)20 7075 6551              
            

A replay facility will be available for one week after the
call, using the      
reference: 275785#, please dial:                        
                       

UK Toll-Free                      0808 238 9699     
                           

International Toll                +44 (0)20 3364
5943                           

The Offer Document and (in the case of
Chromex Shares held in certificated form)
the Form of Acceptance will be
posted to Chromex Shareholders and holders of    
Chromex Warrants as soon as
practicable and, in any event, except with the      
consent of the Panel,
within 28 days of this Announcement, other than in        
relation to a
Restricted Jurisdiction.                                          

The
Chromex Directors accept responsibility for the information contained in   

this Announcement relating to the Chromex Group, themselves and their
immediate 
families and connected persons. The Synergy Africa Directors, the
Ruukki        
Directors and the Kermas Directors each accept responsibility
for all of the    
other information contained in this Announcement. To the
best of the knowledge  
and belief of the Synergy Africa Directors, the Ruukki
Directors, the Kermas    
Directors and the Chromex Directors (who have taken
all reasonable care to      
ensure that such is the case) the information
contained in this Announcement for
which they are respectively responsible is
in accordance with the facts and does
not omit anything likely to affect the
import of such information.              

Investec Bank plc, which is
authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by   
the Financial Services
Authority, is acting exclusively for Ruukki and Synergy  
Africa and no one
else in connection with the Offer and the Warrant Offer and   
will not be
responsible to anyone other than Ruukki and Synergy Africa for      
providing
the protections afforded to clients of Investec Bank plc or for      

providing advice in connection with the Offer and the Warrant Offer.         
  

Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited, which is authorised and regulated in the
United    
Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority, is acting exclusively
for Chromex  
and no one else in connection with the Offer and the Warrant
Offer and will not 
be responsible to anyone other than Chromex for providing
the protections       
afforded to clients of Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited or
for providing advice in   
relation to the Offer and the Warrant Offer.       
                            

The release, publication or distribution of
this Announcement in jurisdictions  
other than the United Kingdom may be
restricted by law and, therefore, any      
persons who are subject to the
laws of any jurisdiction other than the United   
Kingdom should inform
themselves about, and observe, any applicable             
requirements. This
Announcement has been prepared in accordance with English law
and the Code and
information disclosed may not be the same as that which would  
have been
prepared in accordance with the laws of jurisdictions outside England.

This
Announcement does not constitute an offer or an invitation to purchase or 

subscribe for any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in
any 
jurisdiction pursuant to the Offer, the Warrant Offer or otherwise. The
Offer   
and the Warrant Offer will be made solely by means of the Offer
Document, an    
advertisement to be published in the London Gazette and the
Form of Acceptance  
(in respect of Chromex Shares in certificated form),
which will contain the full
terms and conditions of the Offer and the Warrant
Offer, including details of   
how the Offer and the Warrant Offer may be
accepted. Any acceptance or other    
response to the Offer or the Warrant
Offer should be made only on the basis of  
the information in the Offer
Document and the Form of Acceptance (in the case of
Chromex Shares in
certificated form).                                           

Unless
otherwise determined by Synergy Africa and permitted by applicable law   
and
regulation, the Offer and the Warrant Offer will not be made, directly or  

indirectly, in or into, or by the use of the mail or by any means or         
  
instrumentality (including, without limitation, telephonically or          
    
electronically) of interstate or foreign commerce, or any facility of a
national
securities exchange, of a Restricted Jurisdiction (including the
United States, 
Canada, Australia or Japan) and the Offer and the Warrant
Offer will not be     
capable of acceptance by any such use, means,
instrumentality or facility or    
from within a Restricted Jurisdiction.
Accordingly, copies of this Announcement 
are not being, and must not be,
directly or indirectly, mailed or otherwise     
forwarded, distributed or
sent in or into or from a Restricted Jurisdiction and 
persons receiving this
Announcement (including, without limitation, custodians, 
nominees and
trustees) must not mail or otherwise forward, distribute or send it
in or into
or from a Restricted Jurisdiction. Doing so may render invalid any  

purported acceptance of the Offer and the Warrant Offer. The availability of
the
Offer and the Warrant Offer to persons who are not resident in the United 
     
Kingdom may be affected by the laws of the relevant jurisdictions.
Persons who  
are not resident in the United Kingdom should inform themselves
about and       
observe any applicable requirements.                         
                  

Under Rule 8.3(a) of the Code, any person who is
“interested” in 1 per cent. or 
more of any class of “relevant securities” of
an offeree company or of any paper
offeror (being any offeror other than an
offeror in respect of which it has been
announced that its offer is, or is
likely to be, solely in cash) must make an   
“Opening Position Disclosure”
following the commencement of the “offer period”  
and, if later, following
the announcement in which any paper offeror is first   
identified. An
“Opening Position Disclosure” must contain details of the        
person's
interests and short positions in, and rights to subscribe for, any”   

relevant securities” of each of (i) the offeree company and (ii) any paper   
  
offeror(s). An “Opening Position Disclosure” by a person to whom Rule
8.3(a)    
applies must be made by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the
10th business
day following the commencement of the ”offer period” and, if
appropriate, by no 
later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the 10th business day
following the         
announcement in which any paper offeror is first
identified. Relevant persons   
who “deal” in the “relevant securities” of the
offeree company or of a paper    
offeror prior to the deadline for making an
“Opening Position Disclosure” must  
instead make a “Dealing Disclosure”.     
                                      

Under Rule 8.3(b) of the Code, any
person who is, or becomes, “interested” in 1 
per cent. or more of any class
of “relevant securities” of the offeree company  
or of any paper offeror must
make a “Dealing Disclosure” if the person “deals”  
in any relevant securities
of the offeree company or of any paper offeror. A    
“Dealing Disclosure”
must contain details of the dealing concerned and of the   
person's interests
and short positions in, and rights to subscribe for, any     
“relevant
securities” of each of (i) the offeree company and (ii) any paper    

offeror, save to the extent that these details have previously been disclosed
  
under Rule 8. A “Dealing Disclosure” by a person to whom Rule 8.3(b)
applies    
must be made by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the
business day         
following the date of the relevant dealing.             
                       

If two or more persons act together pursuant to an
agreement or understanding,  
whether formal or informal, to acquire or
control an interest in relevant       
securities of an offeree company or a
paper offeror, they will be deemed to be a
single person for the purpose of
Rule 8.3.                                      

“Opening Position
Disclosures” must also be made by the offeree company and by  
any offeror and
“Dealing Disclosures” must also be made by the offeree company, 
by any
offeror and by any persons acting in concert with any of them (see Rules 
8.1,
8.2 and 8.4).                                                             


Details of the offeree and offeror companies in respect of whose relevant  
    
securities “Opening Position Disclosures” and “Dealing Disclosures” must
be made
can be found in the Disclosure Table on the Panel's website at        
         
www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk, including details of the number of
relevant        
securities in issue, when the offer period commenced and when
any offeror was   
first identified. If you are in any doubt as to whether you
are required to make
an ”Opening Position Disclosure” or a “Dealing
Disclosure”, you should contact  
the Panel's Market Surveillance Unit on +44
(0)20 7638 0129.                    

Terms in quotation marks are defined in
the Code, which can also be found on the
Panel's website.                     
                                          

Copies of this Announcement can
be found at Ruukki's and Chromex's websites at  
www.ruukkigroup.fi and
www.chromexmining.co.uk respectively.                    



              
                    APPENDIX I                                   
   
CONDITIONS AND CERTAIN FURTHER TERMS OF THE OFFER AND THE WARRANT OFFER    


The Offer and the Warrant Offer, which will be made by Synergy Africa, will
    
comply with the Code.  The Offer and any dispute or claim arising out of,
or in 
connection with, it (whether contractual or non-contractual in nature)
will be  
governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law and be
subject to the
jurisdiction of the courts of England.  The Offer and the
Warrant Offer will be 
made on the terms and conditions set out in the Offer
Document.                 

1. CONDITIONS OF THE OFFER                       
                              

The Offer will be subject to the following
conditions:                          

(a) valid acceptances being received
(and not, where permitted, withdrawn) by   
3.00 p.m. on the first closing
date of the Offer (or such later time(s) and/or  
date(s) as Synergy Africa
may, subject to the rules of the Code, decide) in     
respect of not less
than 90 per cent. (or such lesser percentage as Synergy     
Africa may
decide) in nominal value of the Chromex Shares to which the Offer    
relates,
provided that this condition will not be satisfied unless Synergy      
Africa
shall have acquired or agreed to acquire, whether pursuant to the Offer  
or
otherwise, Chromex Shares carrying, in aggregate, more than 50 per cent. of 

the voting rights then exercisable at a general meeting of Chromex, including
  
for this purpose to the extent (if any) required by the Panel, any such
voting  
rights attaching to any Chromex Shares that may be unconditionally
allotted or  
issued before the Offer becomes or is declared unconditional as
to acceptances  
whether pursuant to the exercise of any outstanding
conversion or subscription  
rights or otherwise, and for this purpose:       
                              

(i) the expression "Chromex Shares to which
the Offer relates" shall be         
construed in accordance with sections
974-991 of the Act;                       

(ii) the expression "shares that
may be unconditionally allotted or issued"     
shall include any Treasury
Shares which are unconditionally transferred or sold 
by Chromex; and         
                                                       

(iii) shares which
have been unconditionally allotted but not issued shall be   
deemed to carry
the voting rights which they will carry on being entered into   
the register
of members of Chromex;                                             

(b) the
passing at an extraordinary general meeting of Ruukki of a resolution
to
approve the Related Party Transaction to be entered into between Ruukki and
    
Kermas in connection with the establishment and funding of Synergy Africa
and   
the acquisition and holding of Chromex shares as required by chapter 11
of the  
Listing Rules;                                                       
          

(c) the requisite approval of the acquisition resulting from the
implementation 
of the Offer by the relevant South African competition
authority under chapter 3
of the Competition Act, No. 89 of 1998;             
                           

(d) written confirmation being obtained from the
South African Department of    
Mineral Resources that the acquisition
resulting from implementation of the     
Offer will not require the approval
of the Minister of Mineral Resources under  
section 11 of the Minerals and
Petroleum Resources Development Act, No. 28 of   
2002 of South Africa (the
“MPRD Act”) or, if an amendment to the MPRD Act comes 
into effect with the
result that such approval is required before implementation
of the Offer,
under the MPRD Act as so amended;                                 

(e) no
government or governmental, quasi‑governmental, supranational,
statutory,
administrative or regulatory body, authority, court, trade agency,
association, 
institution, environmental body or any other person or body in
any jurisdiction 
(each a "Relevant Authority") having decided to take,
instituted, implemented or
threatened any action, proceedings, suit,
investigation, enquiry or reference,  
or made, proposed or enacted any
statute, regulation, order or decision or taken
any other steps and there not
continuing to be outstanding any statute,         
regulation, order or
decision, which would or might:                            

(i) make the
Offer or the acquisition of any Chromex Shares, or control of      
Chromex by
Synergy Africa void, illegal or unenforceable or otherwise
materially
restrict, restrain, prohibit, delay or interfere with the
implementation        
thereof, or impose material additional conditions or
obligations with respect   
thereto, or require material amendment thereof or
otherwise challenge or        
interfere therewith;                           
                                

(ii) require or prevent the divestiture by
Chromex or any of its subsidiaries or
subsidiary undertakings or any
associated undertaking or any company of which 20
per cent. or more of the
voting capital is held by the Chromex Group or any     
partnership, joint
venture, firm or company in which any member of the Chromex  
Group may be
interested (the "wider Chromex Group") or by Synergy Africa or any 
of its
subsidiaries or subsidiary undertakings or any associated undertaking or 
any
company of which 20 per cent. or more of the voting capital is held by the 

Synergy Africa Group or any partnership, joint venture, firm or company in
which
any member of the Synergy Africa Group may be interested (the "wider
Synergy    
Africa Group") of all or a material portion of their respective
businesses,     
assets or property or impose any material limitation on the
ability of any of   
them to conduct their respective businesses or own any of
their material assets 
or property;                                           
                        

(iii) impose any limitation on or result in a delay
in the ability of any member
of the wider Chromex Group or the wider Synergy
Africa Group to acquire or to   
hold or to exercise effectively any rights of
ownership of shares or loans or   
securities convertible into shares in any
member of the wider Chromex Group or  
of the wider Synergy Africa Group held
or owned by it or to exercise management 
control over any member of the wider
Chromex Group or of the wider Synergy      
Africa Group to an extent which is
material in the context of the Chromex Group 
taken as a whole or, as the case
may be, the Synergy Africa Group taken as a    
whole; or                     
                                                 

(iv) otherwise materially
and adversely affect the assets, business, profits or 
prospects of any member
of the wider Synergy Africa Group or of any member of   
the wider Chromex
Group;                                                        

and all
applicable waiting and other time periods during which any such
Relevant
Authority could decide to take, institute, implement or threaten any
such       
action, proceeding, suit, investigation, enquiry or reference
having expired,   
lapsed or been terminated;                                 
                    

(f) all necessary notifications and filings having been
made, all applicable    
waiting periods (including any extensions thereof)
under any applicable         
legislation or regulations of any jurisdiction
having expired, lapsed or been   
terminated, in each case in respect of the
Offer and the acquisition of any     
Chromex Shares, or of control of
Chromex, by Synergy Africa, and all            
authorisations, orders,
recognitions, grants, consents, licences, confirmations,
clearances,
permissions and approvals ("Authorisations") necessary or          

appropriate in any jurisdiction for, or in respect of, the Offer and the     
  
proposed acquisition of any Chromex Shares, or of control of Chromex, by
Synergy
Africa and to carry on the business of any member of the wider Synergy
Africa   
Group or of the wider Chromex Group having been obtained, in terms
and in a form
satisfactory to Synergy Africa, from all appropriate Relevant
Authorities and   
from any persons or bodies with whom any member of the
wider Synergy Africa     
Group or the wider Chromex Group has entered into
contractual arrangements and  
all such Authorisations remaining in full force
and effect at the time at which 
the Offer becomes unconditional in all
respects and Synergy Africa having no    
knowledge of an intention or
proposal to revoke, suspend or modify or not to    
renew any of the same and
all necessary statutory or regulatory obligations in  
any jurisdiction having
been complied with;                                     

(g) except as
publicly announced by Chromex prior to the date hereof (by the    
delivery of
an announcement to a Regulatory Information Service) or as otherwise
fairly
disclosed prior to this Announcement in writing to any member of the    

Synergy Africa Group by or on behalf of Chromex in the course of negotiations
or
otherwise as a result of the Offer, there being no provision of any
arrangement,
agreement, licence, permit or other instrument to which any
member of the wider 
Chromex Group is a party or by or to which any such
member or any of their      
assets is or may be bound, entitled or be subject
to and which, in consequence  
of the Offer or the acquisition or proposed
acquisition of any Chromex Shares,  
or control of Chromex, by Synergy Africa
or otherwise, would or might, to an    
extent which is material in the
context of the Chromex Group taken as a whole,  
result in:                   
                                                  

(i) any monies borrowed
by, or other indebtedness actual or contingent of, any  
such member of the
wider Chromex Group being or becoming repayable or being     
capable of being
declared immediately or prior to its or their stated maturity  
or the ability
of any such member to borrow monies or incur any indebtedness    
being
inhibited or becoming capable of being withdrawn;                        


(ii) the creation or enforcement of any mortgage, charge or other security 
    
interest over the whole or any part of the business, property or assets
of any  
such member or any such security (whenever arising or having arisen)
being      
enforced or becoming enforceable;                                 
             

(iii) any such arrangement, agreement, licence or instrument
being terminated or
adversely modified or any action being taken of an adverse
nature or any        
obligation or liability arising thereunder;             
                       

(iv) any assets of any such member being disposed of
or charged, or right       
arising under which any such asset could be
required to be disposed of or       
charged, other than in the ordinary
course of business;                         

(v) the interest or business of
any such member of the wider Chromex Group in or
with any firm or body or
person, or any agreements or arrangements relating to  
such interest or
business, being terminated or adversely modified or affected;  

(vi) any
such member ceasing to be able to carry on business under any name     
under
which it presently does so;                                              


(vii) the creation of liabilities (actual or contingent) by any such
member; or

(viii) the financial or trading position of any such member being
prejudiced or 
adversely affected,                                            
                

(h) except as publicly disclosed in Chromex's annual report
documents for this  
year ended 30 September 2009 or in the interim report for
the six months to 31  
March 2010 or as otherwise publicly announced by
Chromex prior to the date      
hereof (by the delivery of an announcement to
a Regulatory Information Service) 
or as otherwise fairly disclosed prior to
this Announcement in writing to any   
member of the Synergy Africa Group by
or on behalf of Chromex in the course of  
negotiations or otherwise as a
result of the Offer, no member of the wider      
Chromex Group having, since
30 September 2009:                                  

(i) issued, agreed to
issue or proposed the issue of additional shares or       
securities of any
class, or securities convertible into, or exchangeable for or 
rights,
warrants or options to subscribe for or acquire, any such shares,      

securities or convertible securities (save as between Chromex and
wholly‑owned  
subsidiaries of Chromex and save for options granted, and for
any Chromex Shares
allotted upon exercise of Chromex Warrants or options
granted under the Chromex 
Share Options before the date hereof), or redeemed,
purchased or reduced any    
part of its share capital;                       
                              

(ii) sold or transferred or agreed to sell or
transfer any Treasury Shares;  

(iii) recommended, declared, paid or made or
proposed to recommend, declare, pay
or make any bonus, dividend or other
distribution other than to Chromex or a    
wholly-owned subsidiary of
Chromex;                                             

(iv) agreed,
authorised, proposed or announced its intention to propose any     
merger or
demerger or acquisition or disposal of assets or shares which are    

material in the context of the Chromex Group taken as a whole (other than in
the
ordinary course of trading) or to any material change in its share or loan
     
capital;                                                                
       

(v) issued, authorised or proposed the issue of any debentures or
incurred any  
indebtedness or contingent liability which is material in the
context of the    
Chromex Group taken as a whole;                            
                    

(vi) acquired or disposed of or transferred, mortgaged
or encumbered any asset  
or any right, title or interest in any asset (other
than in the ordinary course 
of trading) in a manner which is material in the
context of the Chromex Group   
taken as a whole;                             
                                 

(vii) entered into or varied or announced
its intention to enter into or vary   
any contract, arrangement or commitment
(whether in respect of capital          
expenditure or otherwise) which is of
a long‑term or unusual nature or involves 
or could involve an obligation of a
nature or magnitude, and in either case     
which is material in the context
of the Chromex Group taken as a whole;         

(viii) entered into or
proposed or announced its intention to enter into any    
reconstruction,
amalgamation, transaction or arrangement (otherwise than in the 
ordinary
course of business) which is material in the context of the Chromex    
Group
taken as a whole;                                                        


(ix) taken any action nor having had any steps taken or legal proceedings  
    
started or threatened against it for its winding‑up or dissolution or for
it to 
enter into any arrangement or composition for the benefit of its
creditors, or  
for the appointment of a receiver, administrator, trustee or
similar officer if 
it or any of its assets (or any analogous proceedings or
appointment in any     
overseas jurisdiction);                               
                         

(x) been unable, or admitted in writing that it is
unable, to pay its debts or  
having stopped or suspended (or threatened to
stop or suspend) payment of its   
debts generally or ceased or threatened to
cease carrying on all or a           
substantial part of its business;       
                                       

(xi) entered into or materially
varied or made any offer to enter into or       
materially vary the terms of
any service agreement or arrangement with any of   
the Chromex Directors;    
                                                     

(xii) waived,
compromised or settled any claim which is material in the context 
of the
wider Chromex Group; or                                                 


(xiii) entered into or made an offer (which remains open for acceptance) to
    
enter into any agreement, arrangement or commitment or passed any
resolution    
with respect to any of the transactions or events referred to
in this paragraph 
(g);                                                       
                    

(i) since 30 September 2009, except as publicly
disclosed in Chromex's annual   
report and accounts for the year ended 30
September 2009 or in the interim      
report for the six months to 31 March
2010 or as otherwise publicly announced by
Chromex prior to the date hereof
(by the delivery of an announcement to a       
Regulatory Information
Service) or as otherwise fairly disclosed prior to this  
Announcement in
writing to any member of the Synergy Africa Group by or on      
behalf of
Chromex in the course of negotiations or otherwise as a result of the 
Offer,
or as disclosed in this Announcement;                                   


(i) there having been no adverse change in the business, assets, financial
or   
trading position or profits or prospects of any member of the wider
Chromex     
Group which in any such case is material in the context of the
Chromex Group    
taken as a whole;                                           
                   

(ii) no litigation, arbitration proceedings, prosecution
or other legal         
proceedings having been instituted, announced or
threatened by or against or    
remaining outstanding against any member of
the wider Chromex Group and no      
enquiry or investigation by or complaint
or reference to any Relevant Authority 
against or in respect of any member of
the wider Chromex Group having been      
threatened, announced or instituted
or remaining outstanding which in any such  
case could have a material affect
on that member of the Chromex Group; and      

(iii) no contingent or other
liability having arisen or been incurred which     
might reasonably be
expected to adversely affect any member of the Chromex Group
in a manner which
is material in the context of the wider Chromex Group;        

(j) Synergy
Africa not having discovered that, save as disclosed in Chromex's   
annual
report and accounts for the year ended 30 September 2009 or in the      

interim report for the six months to 31 March 2010 or as otherwise publicly  
  
announced by Chromex prior to the date hereof (by the delivery of an       
    
announcement to a Regulatory Information Service):                       
      

(i) the financial, business or other information concerning the wider
Chromex   
Group which has been disclosed at any time by or on behalf of any
member of the 
wider Chromex Group whether publicly (by the delivery of an
announcement to a   
Regulatory Information Service) or to the Synergy Africa
Group or its           
professional advisers, either contains a material
misrepresentation of fact or  
omits to state a fact necessary to make the
information contained therein not   
materially misleading; or                
                                      

(ii) any member of the wider Chromex
Group is subject to any liability,         
contingent or otherwise, which is
not disclosed in the annual report and        
accounts of Chromex for the
financial year ended 30 September 2009 or in the    
interim report for the
six months to 31 March 2010 and which is material in the 
context of the
Chromex Group taken as a whole;                                  

(iii) any
past or present member of the wider Chromex Group has not complied    
with
all applicable legislation or regulations of any jurisdiction or any notice
or
requirement of any Relevant Authority with regard to the storage, disposal, 

discharge, spillage, leak or emission of any waste or hazardous substance or
any
substance likely to impair the environment or harm human health which     
     
non-compliance would be likely to give rise to any liability which is
material  
in the context of the Chromex Group as a whole (whether actual or
contingent) on
the part of any member of the wider Chromex Group;             
                

(iv) there has been a disposal, spillage, emission,
discharge or leak of waste  
or hazardous substance or any substance likely to
impair the environment or harm
human health on, or from, any land or other
asset now or previously owned,      
occupied or made use of by any past or
present member of the wider Chromex      
Group, or which any such member may
now or previously have had an interest,     
would be likely to give rise to
any liability which is material in the context  
of the Chromex Group as a
whole (whether actual or contingent) on the part of   
any member of the wider
Chromex Group;                                          

(v) there is or is
likely to be any obligation or liability (whether actual or  
contingent) to
make good, repair, reinstate or clean up any property now or     
previously
owned, occupied or made use of by any past or present member of the  
wider
Chromex Group or in which any such member may now or previously have had  
an
interest under any environmental legislation or regulation or notice,       

circular or order of any Relevant Authority in any jurisdiction; or          
  

(vi) circumstances exist whereby a person or class of persons would be
likely to
have any claim or claims in respect of any product or process of
manufacture, or
materials used therein, now or previously manufactured, sold
or carried out by  
any past or present member of the wider Chromex Group
which claim or claims     
would be likely to materially affect adversely any
member of the wider Chromex  
Group.                                          
                               

Synergy Africa reserves the right to amend
condition (a) or waive, in whole or  
in part, all or any of conditions (d) to
(j) inclusive.  Synergy Africa also    
reserves the right, subject to the
consent of the Panel, to extend the time     
allowed under the Code for
satisfaction of condition (a) (as may be amended)    
until such time as
conditions (b) to (i) have been satisfied, fulfilled or, to  
the extent
permitted, waived.  If Synergy Africa is required by the Panel to    
make an
offer for Chromex Shares under the provisions of Rule 9 of the Code,   

Synergy Africa may make such alterations to the above conditions, including  
  
condition (a) above, as are necessary to comply with the provisions of that
    
Rule.                                                                    
      

The Offer will lapse unless the conditions set out above (other than
condition  
(a) to the Offer) are fulfilled or (if capable of waiver) waived
or, where      
appropriate, have been determined by Synergy Africa in its
reasonable opinion to
be or to remain satisfied by no later than 21 days after
the later of the first 
closing date of the Offer or the date on which the
Offer becomes or is declared 
unconditional as to acceptances, or such later
date as the Synergy Africa may,  
with the consent of the Panel, decide. 
Synergy Africa shall be under no        
obligation to waive or treat  as
satisfied any of conditions (d) to (j)         
inclusive by a date earlier
than the latest date specified above for the        
satisfaction thereof
notwithstanding that the other conditions of the Offer may 
at such earlier
date have been waived or fulfilled or satisfied and that there  
are at such
earlier date no circumstances indicating that any of such conditions
may not
be capable of fulfilment or satisfaction.                               

The
Offer will lapse if it is referred to the Competition Commission before
3.00
p.m. on the first closing date of the Offer or the date on which the
Offer      
becomes or is declared unconditional as to acceptances, whichever
is the later. 
If the Offer so lapses the Offer will cease to be capable of
further acceptance 
and accepting Chromex Shareholders and Synergy Africa will
cease to be bound by 
acceptances received before the time when the Offer
lapses.                     

2. FURTHER TERMS OF THE OFFER                  
                                

(a) The Offer will extend to all Chromex
Shares unconditionally allotted or     
issued on the date on which the Offer
is made, and any further Chromex Shares   
unconditionally allotted or issued,
and any Treasury Shares unconditionally sold
or transferred by Chromex, in
each case, while the Offer remains open for       
acceptance (or such earlier
date or dates as Synergy Africa may decide).        

(b) The Chromex Shares
are to be acquired by Synergy Africa fully paid and free 
from all liens,
charges and encumbrances, rights of pre‑emption and any other   
third party
rights of any nature whatsoever and together with all rights        
attaching
thereto, including the right to all dividends or other distributions 

declared, paid or made after the date hereof.                                
  

3. CONDITIONS OF THE WARRANT OFFER                                       
      

The Warrant Offer will be subject to the Offer becoming or being
declared       
unconditional in all respects.                                
                 



                                  APPENDIX II         
                         
                               BASES AND SOURCES    
                           

1. Historic share prices are sourced from the
AIM Appendix to the Daily Official
List and represent closing middle market
prices for Chromex's Shares on the     
relevant dates.                       
                                         

2. The value of the entire issued
and to be issued share capital of Chromex is  
based upon the sum of:         
                                                

(i) 88,981,755 Chromex
Shares in issue, as announced on 24 September 2010       
(representing the
entire issued share capital of Chromex);                      

(ii)
7,625,000 Chromex Share Options with exercise prices of less than 36.5    

pence per Chromex Share;                                                     
  

(iii) 2,854,665 Chromex Warrants; and                                    
   

(iv) 9,049,239 New Chromex Shares to be issued on conversion of the
Langa Trust 
Convertible Loan. Whilst this is based on the five day average
ZAR/£ exchange   
rate on the date immediately preceding the date of this
Announcement, the exact 
number of Chromex Shares to which Langa Trust will
become entitled will depend  
on the timing of the subscription and the ZAR/£
exchange rate at that time.     

3. Unless otherwise stated, the financial
information relating to Chromex       
contained in this Announcement is
extracted from the audited published          
consolidated accounts of
Chromex for the year ended 30 September 2009 and the   
unaudited published
consolidated accounts of Chromex for the six months ended 31
March 2010.      
                                                              



         
                        APPENDIX III                                  
       
              DETAILS OF IRREVOCABLE UNDERTAKINGS                      


Irrevocable undertakings to accept or procure the acceptance of the Offer
have  
been received in relation to the following Chromex Shares:             
       
     

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|                         | Shares                  | existing issued shares
  |
|                         |                         | capital             
   
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Spruce Management       | 32,675,000              | 36.7                    
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| Limited                 |                         |                       
 
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Shia and Phax Trusts    | 3,300,000               | 3.7                     
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James Everett Burgess   | 5,000,000               | 5.6                     
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Brian Michael Moritz    | 4,050,000               | 4.6                     
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Sonia Barbara Moritz    | 1,000,000               | 1.1                     
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The
irrevocable undertakings entered into by the Chromex Directors also extend 

to Chromex Shares which they may acquire on exercise of their rights under
the  
Chromex Share Options. Chromex Directors hold options over, in
aggregate,       
5,975,000 Chromex Shares under the Chromex Share Options.
The number of Chromex 
Shares which each individual Chromex Director is
entitled to acquire under these
option arrangements is 3,300,000 in respect of
Russell Lamming, 600,000 in      
respect of Brian Moritz and 2,075,000 in
respect of Graham Stacey.              

Under the terms of the Langa Trust
Convertible Loan Subscription Agreement,     
Langa Trust is entitled to
subscribe for Chromex Shares in respect of the       
outstanding principal
and accrued interest under the Langa Trust Convertible    
Loan at a strike
price of 22 pence per Chromex Share, converted at the          
prevailing
ZAR/£ exchange rate with such subscription price being discharged by 
ceding
Langa Trust's repayment right under the Langa Trust Convertible Loan.   

Langa Trust has given an irrevocable undertaking to exercise its subscription
  
rights under the Langa Trust Convertible Loan Subscription Agreement and
accept 
the Offer in respect of the resulting Chromex Shares acquired by it,
after the  
Offer has been declared or otherwise becomes unconditional in all
respects. On  
the basis of the five day average ZAR/£ exchange rate on the
date immediately   
preceding the date of this Announcement, the number of
Chromex Shares which     
would be issued to Langa Trust were it to have
subscribed on the date           
immediately preceding the date of this
Announcement would be 9,049,239. The     
exact number of Chromex Shares to
which Langa Trust will become entitled will   
depend on the timing of the
subscription and the ZAR/£ exchange rate at that    
time.                    
                                                      

The Langa Trust, Shia
Trust and Phax Trust are connected to Spruce Management,  
which is interested
in 32,675,000 Chromex Shares, representing 36.7 per cent. of
the current
issued share capital of Chromex.                                    

These
irrevocable undertakings will lapse only if the Offer Document is not    

despatched to Chromex Shareholders on or before the date that is 28 days
after  
the date of this Announcement or such later date as may be agreed by
the Panel  
or if the Offer lapses or is withdrawn provided that the reason
for such lapse  
or withdrawal is not because Synergy Africa has elected to
implement the Offer  
by way of a scheme of arrangement.                      
                       



                                  APPENDIX IV   
                               
                                  DEFINITIONS 
                                 

Save where otherwise stated, for the
purpose of this Announcement,              
"subsidiary'', "subsidiary
undertaking'', "associated undertaking'' and         
"undertaking'' shall be
construed in accordance with the Act.                   

In this
Announcement, the singular includes the plural and vice versa, unless   
the
context otherwise requires. All references to time in this Announcement are

to London time.                                                              
  

The following definitions apply throughout this document unless the
context     
requires otherwise:                                              
             
     

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"the Act"                    | the Companies Act 2006                       
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“AIM”                        | the AIM Market of London Stock Exchange plc  
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“Announcement”               | this announcement                            
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"Australia"                  | the Commonwealth of Australia, its states,   
|
|                              | territories and possessions                
 
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“Business Day”               | a day other than a Saturday or Sunday or     
|
|                              | public holiday in England on which banks
are  |
|                              | open for business in the City of
London      
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"Chromex"                    | Chromex Mining plc                           
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"Chromex Directors"          | the directors of Chromex as at the date of   
|
|                              | this Announcement                          
 
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"Chromex Group"              | Chromex and its subsidiaries and subsidiary  
|
|                              | undertakings                               
 
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"Chromex Shareholders"       | holders of Chromex Shares                    
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|
"Chromex Shares"             | the existing unconditionally allotted or     
|
|                              | issued and fully paid ordinary shares of 1p
  |
|                              | each in the capital of Chromex  and any  
    |
|                              | further such shares which are
unconditionally |
|                              | allotted or issued and
fully paid, and any    |
|                              | Treasury Shares
unconditionally sold or       |
|                              | transferred
by Chromex, in each case, before  |
|                              | the date
on which the Offer closes (or such   |
|                              |
earlier date(s) as Synergy Africa may,        |
|                             
| subject to the Code, determine), including    |
|                           
  | any such shares so unconditionally allotted   |
|                         
    | or issued pursuant to the exercise of Chromex |
|                       
      | Warrants or Chromex Share Options or pursuant |
|                     
        | to the Langa Trust Convertible Loan           |
|                   
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"Chromex Share Options"      | the options to acquire Chromex Shares held by
|
|                              | various current and former officers and    
  |
|                              | employees of the Chromex Group which give
the |
|                              | right to subscribe for, in aggregate,  
      |
|                              | 5,575,000 Chromex Shares at 25 pence
per      |
|                              | share and 2,050,000 Chromex Shares
at 30      |
|                              | pence per share                 
            
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"Chromex Warrants"           | the 2,854,665 warrants in issue giving the   
|
|                              | right to subscribe for one Chromex Share
for  |
|                              | each warrant held at a subscription
price of  |
|                              | 20 pence per share               
           
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"Canada"                     | Canada, its provinces and territories and all
|
|                              | areas subject to its jurisdiction and any  
  |
|                              | political sub-division thereof           
   
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“certificated form”          | a share or security that is not in           
|
|                              | uncertificated form                        
 
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“Closing Price”              | means the middle market closing price of one 
|
|                              | Chromex Share on the relevant day as
derived  |
|                              | from the AIM appendix of the Daily
Official   |
|                              | List                            
            
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"Code"                       | the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers       
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|
“CREST”                      | the relevant system, as defined in the CREST 
|
|                              | Regulations in respect of which Euroclear
is  |
|                              | the operator in accordance with the
which     |
|                              | securities may be held in and
transferred in  |
|                              | uncertificated form        
                 
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“CREST Regulations”          | the Uncertificated Securities Regulations    
|
|                              | 2001 (S1 2001 No. 3755)                    
 
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“Daily Official List”        | the Daily Official List of the London Stock  
|
|                              | Exchange                                   
 
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“Euroclear”                  | Euroclear UK & Ireland Limited               
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“Form of Acceptance”         | the form of acceptance relating to the Offer 
|
|                              | and the Warrant Offer as the case may be   
  |
|                              | accompanying the Offer Document which may
    |
|                              | only be completed by holders of Chromex
      |
|                              | Shares or Chromex Warrants in
certificated    |
|                              | form                       
                 
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"Kermas"                     | Kermas Limited, a company incorporated in the
|
|                              | British Virgin Islands with registered
number |
|                              | 504889                              
        
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"Kermas Directors"           | the Directors of Kermas as at the date of    
|
|                              | this Announcement                          
 
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“Langa Trust”                | the Trustees for the time being of the Langa 
|
|                              | Trust (Master's Reference No: IT 9967/05)  
 
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"Langa Trust Convertible     | the outstanding principal and accrued        
|
| Loan"                        | interest under a loan facility agreement   
  |
|                              | dated 19 December 2008, being ZAR
22,038,318  |
|                              | as at the date of this
Announcement          
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"Langa Trust Convertible     | the subscription agreement dated 19 December 
|
| Loan Subscription Agreement" | 2008 pursuant to which Langa Trust is      
  |
|                              | entitled to subscribe for Chromex Shares
in   |
|                              | respect of the Langa Trust Convertible
Loan   |
|                              | at a conversion price of 22 pence
per Chromex |
|                              | Share converted at the
prevailing ZAR/£       |
|                              | exchange rate       
                        
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“London Stock Exchange”      | London Stock Exchange plc                    
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|
"Listing Rules"              | the listing rules issued by the UK Listing   
|
|                              | Authority pursuant to Part VI of the       
  |
|                              | Financial Services and Markets Act 2000  
   
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“Mogale”                     | Mogale Alloys (Proprietary) Limited, a       
|
|                              | company incorporated in South Africa with  
  |
|                              | registration number 2002/015207/07 and   
    |
|                              | involved in the Ruukki's minerals
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"Offer"                      | the recommended cash offer to be made by     
|
|                              | Synergy Africa pursuant to the Code to     
  |
|                              | acquire all of the Chromex Shares on the 
    |
|                              | terms and subject to the conditions to
be set |
|                              | out in the Offer Document and the
form of     |
|                              | acceptance relating thereto,
and including,   |
|                              | where the context so
requires, any subsequent |
|                              | revision,
variation, extension or renewal of  |
|                              | such
offer                                   
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"Offer Document"             | the document to be sent to Chromex           
|
|                              | Shareholders by Synergy Africa containing
the |
|                              | terms and conditions of the Offer and
the     |
|                              | Warrant Offer                      
         
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"Offer Period"               | the period commencing on (and including) 15  
|
|                              | July 2010 until whichever of the following 
  |
|                              | times and dates shall be the latest of:  
    |
|                              | (i) 1.00pm (London time) on the first
closing |
|                              | date of the Offer; or              
          |
|                              | (ii) the earlier of:             
            |
|                              | (a) the time and date at the
Offer lapses; or |
|                              | (b) the time and date at
which the Offer      |
|                              | becomes unconditional
as the acceptances.    
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"Panel"                      | the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers           
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"Panmure Gordon"             | Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited                  
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"Regulatory Information      | a Regulatory Information Service that is     
|
| Service"                     | approved by the Financial Services
Authority  |
|                              | and is on the list maintained by
the          |
|                              | Financial Services Authority
in LR App 3 to   |
|                              | the Listing Rules         
                  
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"Related Party Transaction"  | the arrangements agreed by Kermas and Ruukki 
|
|                              | relating to (i) the establishment of
Synergy  |
|                              | Africa as a joint venture (ii) the
financing  |
|                              | of Synergy Africa (including the
loan between |
|                              | Kermas and Ruukki) and (iii)
the acquisition  |
|                              | and holding of Chromex
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“Relationship Agreement”     | the Relationship deed dated 30 June 2010     
|
|                              | between Dr Danko Koncar, Kermas, Ruukki and
  |
|                              | Kermas' majority shareholder (who is Dr
Danko |
|                              | Koncar's cousin)                     
       
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"Restricted Jurisdiction"    | Australia, Canada, Japan and the United      
|
|                              | States or any other jurisdiction where
local  |
|                              | laws or regulations may result in a 
         |
|                              | significant risk of civil,
regulatory or      |
|                              | criminal exposure if
information is sent or   |
|                              | made available to
Chromex Shareholders in     |
|                              | that
jurisdiction                            
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"Ruukki"                     | Ruukki Group Plc, a public limited company   
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|                              | incorporated in Finland with business      
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|                              | identity code 0618181-8 and trade
register    |
|                              | number 360.572                 
             
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"Ruukki Directors"           | the Directors of Ruukki as at the date of    
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| “Ruukki Holdings”            | this Announcement                          
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|                              | Ruukki Holdings Limited, a company       
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|                              | incorporated in Malta with registration
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|                              | number C45836 and a wholly owned
subsidiary   |
|                              | of Ruukki                     
              
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"Ruukki Shareholders"        | the holders of ordinary shares of no par     
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| “SAMREC”                     | value each in the capital of Ruukki        
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|                              | the South African code for reporting of  
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|                              | mineral resources and mineral reserves 
     
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"£" or "Sterling"            | pounds sterling, the lawful currency for the 
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|                              | time being of the UK and references to     
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|                              | "pence" and "p" shall be construed       
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|                              | accordingly                            
     
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"subsidiary" and "subsidiary | have the meanings given to them in the Act   
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| undertaking"                 |                                            
 
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"Synergy Africa"             | Synergy Africa Limited, a private limited    
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|                              | company incorporated in England and Wales  
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|                              | with registered number 7382978           
   
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“Synergy Africa Directors”   | Alwyn Smit, Alistair Ruiters and Dr Danko    
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|                              | Koncar                                     
 
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"Synergy Africa Group"       | Ruukki and Kermas and their respective       
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|                              | subsidiaries and subsidiary undertakings   
 
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"Treasury Shares"            | shares held as treasury shares as defined in 
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|                              | section 724(5) of the Act                  
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"UK" or "United Kingdom"     | the United Kingdom of Great Britain and      
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|                              | Northern Ireland                           
 
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"UK Listing Authority"       | the Financial Services Authority as the      
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|                              | competent authority under Part VI of the   
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|                              | Financial Services and Markets Act 2000  
   
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“uncertificated form”        | recorded on the relevant register of the     
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|                              | share or security concerned as being held
in  |
|                              | uncertificated form in CREST and title
to     |
|                              | which by virtue of the CREST
Regulations may  |
|                              | be transferred by means of
CREST             
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"United States"              | the United States of America, its territories
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|                              | and possessions, any state of the United   
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|                              | States of America, the District of
Columbia,  |
|                              | and all other areas subject to
its            |
|                              | jurisdiction                
                
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“Warrant Offer”              | the recommended cash offer to be made by     
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|                              | Synergy Africa pursuant to the Code to     
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|                              | acquire all of the Chromex Warrants on
the    |
|                              | terms and subject to the conditions
to be set |
|                              | out in the Offer Document and the
form of     |
|                              | acceptance relating thereto,
and including,   |
|                              | where the context so
requires, any subsequent |
|                              | revision,
variation, extension or renewal of  |
|                              | such
offer                                   
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“ZAR” or “Rand”              | South Africa Rand, the lawful currency of the
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|                              | Republic of South Africa                   
 
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