Adelaide, Mar 17, 2006 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Sphere Investments Limited (ASX: SPH) is pleased to announce the placement of 34,700,000 fully-paid ordinary shares to sophisticated and institutional clients of Euroz Securities Limited at $1.00 per share to raise $34,700,000 (before issue related costs).

The placement is subject to shareholder approval for which a Notice of Meeting will be dispatched shortly.

This is in addition to the placement of 10,300,000 fully-paid ordinary shares at $1.00 per share placed to Saudi Iron and Steel Company (Hadeed) announced last week that was settled today. The cumulative amount raised by the Company as a result of the placements is $45,000,000 before issue related costs.

The Company is now fully funded to:

1. Earn its 50% interest in the joint-venture with SNIM, Mauritania's established iron ore producer, and complete the Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS) on the joint venture's Guelb el Aouj Project.,

2. Carry out exploration on its other projects as well as meet working capital requirements beyond the completion of the BFS scheduled for the end of the first quarter of calendar year 2007.

About Sphere Investments Limited

Sphere Investments Ltd (ASX:SPH) is an iron-ore exploration and development company. The Company’s principal project is the Guelb el Aouj Iron Ore (magnetite) Project in Mauritania, West Africa.



Kevin Skinner
Senior Consultant

231 South Road
Tel: (08) 8234 9555
Fax: (08) 8234 9566
Mob: 0414 822 631

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