Sale of Mining Rights Agreement - Koketso Angola Joint Venture and Randgold & Exploration Co. Ltd.
SALE OF MINING RIGHTS AGREEMENT BY KOKETSO ANGOLA JOINT VENTURE AND RANDGOLD & EXPLORATION COMPANY LIMITED <PAGE> TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 INTERPRETATION 2. PREAMBLE 3. CONSIDERATION FOR SALE OF MINING RIGHTS 4. TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SALE OF MINING RIGHTS 5. DISPUTE RESOLUTION 6. DOMICILIA AND NOTICES 7. GENERAL 8. COSTS <PAGE> 1. INTERPRETATION In this agreement, unless the context clearly indicates a contrary intention, the words and phrases listed below and their cognates, shall bear the following meanings: 1.1 "business day" means any day of the week other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday; 1.2 "effective date" means the date on which Randgold issues Koketso with the share certificate relating to the Randgold shares; 1.3 "Koketso" means Koketso Angola Joint Venture, a joint venture established in accordance with the company laws of the Republic of South Africa; 1.4 "Randgold" means Randgold & Exploration Company Limited, registration number 1992/005642/06, a public company incorporated in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa having its registered office at 3rd Floor, 28 Harrison Street, Johannesburg, the shares of which are quoted on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange; 1.5 "Randgold shares" means the shares to be issued by Randgold to Koketso in terms of clause 3 below; 1.6 an expression, which denotes any gender, includes the other genders, a natural person includes an artificial person and vice versa and the singular includes the plural and vice versa. 2. PREAMBLE 2.1 Koketso owns a 24% (twenty four percent) interest in the LUXINGE alluvial diamond licence situated in the LUNDA NORTE Province of Angola and Koketso has agreed to sell to Randgold or nominee, the interest in LUXINGE in return for the payment by Randgold of the consideration referred to in clause 3. The parties wish to record the terms and conditions of their agreement as they hereby do. 3. CONSIDERATION FOR SALE OF MINING RIGHTS Randgold shall issue to Koketso 1,319,000 (one million three hundred and nineteen thousand) ordinary Randgold shares, in respect of payment of the consideration, which shares shall be delivered to Koketso within 10 (ten) business days of the date of signature of this agreement. <PAGE> 4. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF MINING RIGHTS 4.1 Koketso warrants that it owns the rights to the Luxinge project and that no other party has a claim against these rights 4.2 Randgold will not be entitled to cancel this sale as a result of a breach of any of the above warranties unless the breach is material and is incapable of being remedied by payment of compensation or if the breach is capable of being remedied by payment of compensation, Koketso fails to pay such compensation within 14 (fourteen) business days of the amount thereof being determined. 4.3 On the effective date, Koketso shall deliver to Randgold, against delivery by Randgold of the share certificate/s relating to the Randgold shares: 4.3.1 the cession of Koketso's interest in the Luxinge project 5. DISPUTE RESOLUTION Any dispute arising from or in connection with this agreement shall be finally resolved in accordance with the Rules of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa by an arbitrator or arbitrators appointed by the Foundation. Unless otherwise agreed, the arbitration hearing shall take place in Johannesburg. 6. DOMICILIA AND NOTICES 6.1 The parties all choose domicilium citandi et executandi ("domicilium") for the purposes of giving any notice, the payment of any sum, the serving of any process and for any other purpose arising from this agreement as follows: 6.1.1 Koketso at Forest Lodge, 13 Estwold Way, Saxonwold. Fax (011) 646 8384 6.1.2 Randgold at 3rd Floor, 28 Harrison Street, Johannesburg. Fax (011) 492-1070 6.2 Each of the parties shall be entitled from time to time, by written notice to the others, to vary its domicilium to any other address within the Republic of South Africa, which is not a post office box or poste restante. 6.3 Any notice required or permitted to be given in terms of this agreement shall be valid and effective only if in writing. <PAGE> 6.4 Any notice given and any payment made by one party to the others ("the addressee") which:- 6.4.1 is delivered by hand during the normal business hours of the addressee at the addressee's domicilium for the time being shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, to have been received by the addressee at the time of delivery; 6.4.2 is given by telefax shall be deemed, in the absence of proof to the contrary, to have been received within 1 (one) hour of the commencement of the following business day. 7. GENERAL 7.1 Neither party shall be bound by any representation, warranty, promise or the like not recorded herein. 7.2 No addition to, variation or agreed cancellation of this agreement shall be of any force or effect unless in writing and signed by or on behalf of the parties. 7.3 No extension of time or indulgence which either party ("the grantor") may grant to the other ("the grantee") shall constitute a waiver of any of the rights of the grantor, who shall not thereby be precluded from exercising any rights against the grantee which may have arisen in the past or which might arise in the future. 8. COSTS The costs of and incidental to the transfer of the interest in the Luxinge project to Randgold and the Randgold shares to Koketso, including the stamp duty payable thereon, shall be borne by Randgold. <PAGE> SIGNED AT JOHANNESBURG ON THIS 19TH DAY OF JUNE 2004. (signed - illegible) For and on behalf of KOKETSO ANGOLA JOINT VENTURE Who warrants his authority hereto SIGNED AT JOHANNESBURG ON THIS 18TH DAY OF JUNE 2004. /s/ H.C. Buitendag ------------------------------------------- For and on behalf of RANDGOLD & EXPLORATION COMPANY LTD Who warrants his authority hereto