StockMarketWire.com - Minoan Group said it has been advised that the process for approving the presidential decree (PD), which resembles an outline planning consent, is now reaching its final stages.

The terms of the JV announced on 20 June 2012 have been amended to take account of changed planning procedures.

The right of the JV partners to increase their stake in the Project by 25% at a cost of GBP12.5 million will now be triggered by the issuance of the PD.

Recognising the changes in planning procedures in this manner has the effect of bringing forward the date on which the JV partners have to decide whether to purchase the additional stake.

This will provide greater visibility during discussions with other potential partners, which can now take place at a substantially earlier date.

OPTIONS

As announced on 26 April 2012, Options to purchase a maximum of 3,607,692 Ordinary Shares in Minoan at 1p per share were granted to certain directors in the Group, and a former director, in exchange for the waiver of outstanding salaries of £469,000, based on a share price of 14p per share less the option exercise price of 1p.

As recommended by the Remuneration Committee, the expiry date of these Options has been extended from 31 December 2015 to 31 December 2016.





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