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08:00 London, 10:00 Helsinki, 12 May 2016 - Afarak Group Plc ("Afarak" or "the
Company") (LSE: AFRK, NASDAQ: AFAGR) Interim Report


Afarak Group Plc ("Afarak" or the "Company") (LSE: AFRK, NASDAQ: AFAGR)
is pleased to announce that all the resolutions proposed at yesterday's
Annual General Meeting (the "AGM"), as published in the invitation to the
meeting on 15 April 2016, were passed.

The AGM adopted the financial statements and the consolidated financial
statements and discharged the members of the Board of Directors and the CEO
from liability for the financial period 2015. The AGM resolved that no
dividend would be paid for 2015.

The AGM agreed to a new dividend policy that the Company will in future
review it distributions to shareholders either through a capital redemption
or dividend twice yearly at the time of full year and the half year
announcements. This new policy will allow the Board to take prudent
decisions based on market conditions whilst continuing to share its positive
results with shareholders.

In line with this new policy, the AGM resolved that a capital redemption of
EUR 0.01 per share for the year ended on 31 December 2015. The payment will
be made from the company's fund for invested unrestricted equity on 20 May
2016. The capital redemption is to be paid to the shareholders who are
registered on the company's shareholder register maintained by Euroclear
Finland Ltd on the record date for payment, being 13 May 2016. Shares will
commence trading without the right to the capital redemption payment on 12
May 2016 in London and Helsinki.

The AGM authorized the Board of Directors to decide on its discretion on
additional dividend from the Company's profits and/or on the distribution of
assets from the invested unrestricted equity fund or from both as follows:
the total amount of the additional dividend/capital redemption shall be
maximum of EUR 0.01 per share. The authorization is valid until the opening
of the next Annual General Meeting. The Board of Directors can also decide
not to use this authorization. The Board of Directors has a right to decide
on other terms and conditions related to additional dividend and/or asset

The AGM resolved that the Board of Directors would comprise of seven (7)
members: Mr Markku Kankaala (Finnish citizen), Dr Jelena Manojlovic (UK
citizen), Mr Barry Rourke (UK citizen), Dr Alistair Ruiters (South African
citizen) and Mr Ivan Jakovcic (Croatian citizen) were re-elected. Mr Keith
Scott (South African citizen) and Mr Milan Djakov (Serbian citizen) were

The AGM resolved the Chairman of the Board shall be paid EUR 4,500 per month,
the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee shall be paid EUR
4,500 and all Board Members are paid EUR 3,500 per month. Non-executive Board
Members who serve on the Board's Committees shall be paid additional EUR
1,500 per month for committee work. Those members of the Board of
Directors that are executives of the Company are not entitled to receive any
remuneration for Board membership.

The AGM resolved that the Company will pay the fee to the auditor against an
invoice that is reviewed and approved by the Company and that according to
the recommendation by the Audit Committee, the Authorised Public
Accountant Firm Ernst &Young Oy was re-elected as the Auditor of the Company.
Ernst&Young Oy has informed the Company that the individual with the
principal responsibility at Ernst&Young Oy, is Authorised Public Accountant
Erkka Talvinko.

The AGM resolved that the Board of Directors would be authorized to decide on
the acquiring of company's own shares.

By virtue of the authorization for the acquisition of own shares, a maximum of
15,000,000 own shares could be acquired with the funds from the Company's
unrestricted shareholders' equity, however, in such a way that the total
number of own shares, which the Company and its subsidiaries have in their
possession or as a pledge, does not exceed one tenth of all shares in
accordance with Section 11 of Chapter 15 of the Finnish Companies Act. The
authorization covers acquisition of shares in public trade in NASDAQ Helsinki
Oy and also outside of the public trade. The compensation paid for acquired
shares shall be based on the market value.

Derivative contracts, share loan agreements or other agreements may be made
within laws and regulations if they are customary to capital market. The
authorization entitles the Board of Directors to make a resolution on
acquisition otherwise than in the relation of the shares owned by the
shareholders (directed acquisition) according the preconditions set forth in
the Companies Act.

The AGM resolved that the authorization concerning the acquisition of own
shares would among other things be used in developing the company's capital
structure, in financing and executing corporate acquisitions and other
arrangements, in executing the company's share-based incentive systems or
otherwise in being transferred or cancelled. The acquisition of shares
reduces the company's distributable non-restricted shareholders' equity.

The AGM resolved that the authorization replaces all previous authorizations
and that it is valid 18 months as from the decision of the General Meeting

Following the AGM, the Board of Directors held a meeting in which Mr Ivan
Jakovcic was appointed Chairman. The Board Committees and their composition
are as follows:

Audit Committee
Barry Rourke, Chairman
Markku Kankaala
Keith Scott

The Nomination and Remuneration committee
Dr Jelena Manojlovic, Chairperson
Markku Kankaala
Ivan Jakovcic

The Committee for Health Safety and sustainable development
Keith Scott, Chairman
Markku Kankaala
Milan Djakov
Barry Rourke

Afarak Group Plc has, on 12 May 2016, a total of 263,040,695 shares and votes
the Company holds in total 4,244,717 of its own shares in treasury.

The minutes of the Annual General Meeting will be available on the internet
the Company's website at the latest on 25 May 2016.

Dr Alistair Ruiters

For additional information, please contact:
Afarak Group Plc
Jean Paul Fabri, PR&Communications Manager, +356 2122 1566,

Financial reports and other investor information are available on the
Afarak Group is a specialist alloy producer focused on delivering sustainable
growth with a Speciality Alloys business in southern Europe and a FerroAlloys
business in South Africa. The Company is listed on NASDAQ Helsinki (AFAGR)
and the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (AFRK).

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Source: Afarak Group via Globenewswire


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