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Major Crescent (ASX:CRE) Shareholder Accepts Focus Minerals (ASX:FML) Takeover Offer
Major Crescent (ASX:CRE) Shareholder Accepts Focus Minerals (ASX:FML) Takeover Offer

Perth, Aug 10, 2011 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Focus Minerals Limited (googlechartASX:FML) is pleased to announce its relevant interest in Crescent Gold Limited (googlechartASX:CRE) (googlechartTSE:CRA) has increased to 62.12% after receiving acceptances from Deutsche Bank (googlechartNYSE:DB) for its remaining holding in Crescent.

On 20 June 2011 Focus and Crescent announced that they had agreed to merge by way of an off-market takeover offer for Crescent by Focus. The Offer consideration is 1 Focus share for every 1.18 Crescent Shares, representing a 30.5% premium based on the closing prices of Crescent shares and Focus shares on 17 June 2011, the last trading day prior to the announcement of the Offer. The Offer opened on Thursday 30 June 2011 and has been extended to close at 7.00pm (AEST) 31 August 2011 (unless extended).

The Crescent Board has unanimously recommended that, in the absence of a superior proposal, ALL CRESCENT SHAREHOLDERS SHOULD ALSO ACCEPT THE OFFER. The Crescent Directors have all provided acceptances in respect of shares held or controlled by them in respect of the Offer.

The Offer received the support of Crescent's major shareholder Gulara Pty Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG), which on 17 June 2011 entered into a pre-bid agreement for 19.99%1 of Crescent Shares. Deutsche Bank has now provided acceptances for its remaining 8.48% holding.

Acceptance forms have been provided to shareholders. Shareholders who hold their Crescent Shares through CHESS can instruct their broker to accept the Offer on their behalf.

If you have any queries in relation to the Offer, please do not hesitate to contact the Focus Offer information line on 1800 648 622 (toll-free within Australia) or +61-2-8256-3377 (international) between 9.00am and 5.00pm (AEST), Monday to Friday

About Focus Minerals Ltd

Focus MineralsWith over 3.8Moz of Mineral Resource, Focus Minerals Limited (ASX:FML) has a highly strategic portfolio of assets across Australia's two leading gold producing districts – the Kalgoorlie/Coolgardie belt and Laverton – and the financial muscle to continue to unlock further potential for growth.

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Contact

Campbell Baird
Chief Executive Officer
Focus Minerals Ltd
Ph: +61-8-9215-7888

Mark Tory
Managing Director
Crescent Gold Limited
Ph: +61-8-6380-7100

Neil Le Febvre
Investor Relations
Focus Minerals Ltd
Ph: +61-8-9215-7888

http://www.focusminerals.com.au



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