Establishment of new Dubai office

11 December 2018

Fox Marble Holdings plc

(“Fox Marble” or the “Company”)

 

Fox Marble, the AIM listed company focused on marble quarrying and finishing in Kosovo and the Balkans region is pleased to announce the establishment of an office in the United Arab Emirates with the formation of Fox Marble FZC a company based in a free trade zone area in Dubai and confirmation of the first orders via this operation.

 

Deposits have been received for two orders of marble totalling in excess of 1,000 square metres of Alexandrian white. The first order is for 500 square metres of cut to size tiles currently being processed in Fox Marble’s factory in Kosovo and due to be shipped within the next 10 days. The second order is for 450 square metres of slabs of Alexandrian white marble and 50 square metres of slabs in total comprising Illirico Selene, Grigio Argento, Rosso Cait, Breccia Paradisea and Flora which are being shipped to a new customer in Dubai prior to the end of the year.

 

Chris Gilbert, CEO, commented “Our new office in Dubai is already proving to be effective in establishing our premium material in the region from which orders are currently being processed to large local customers.  It is worth noting that the first order is for an unusual size of tile – being 10cm x 10 cm x 2 cm whose small dimensions involves producing 50,000 pieces for this one order, which thanks to our tile processing equipment we are able to manage with ease.

 

We expect to see a significant level of business developing in the region as a result, and look forward to updating the market accordingly in the near future”

 

The information communicated in this announcement is inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation 596/2014.

 

For more information on Fox Marble please visit www.foxmarble.net or contact:

 

Fox Marble Holdings plc

Chris Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7380 0999

Fiona Hadfield, Finance Director

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7380 0999

Brandon Hill Capital (Broker)

Oliver Stansfield

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3463 5000

Cairn Financial Advisers LLP (Nomad)

Liam Murray

Jo Turner

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7213 0880

 

Notes to Editors:

Fox Marble (AIM:FOX), is a marble production, processing and distribution company in Kosovo and the Balkans region.  

Its marble products, which includes Illirico Bianco, Illirico Selene, Grigio Argento and are gaining traction globally both to international wholesale companies as well as being supplied directly into luxury residential properties. In the UK these include among others St George’s Homes and Capital and Counties Plc’s Lillie Square development. In Sydney, Australia Rosso Cait, Alexandrian White and Breccia Paradisea marble have been used in what is expected to be Australia’s most expensive residential property. These sales serve to demonstrate the desirability of Fox’s premium marble products as the stone of choice in some of the most prestigious and expensive residential developments around the world. 

Fox Marble holds 40 year mining licences for six separate marble quarries with a maiden JORC resource indicating an in-situ valuation of approximately Euro 16.5 billion. Fox has taken three of the six sites into production (the Drini and Maleshevë quarries, both in Kosovo and from the Prilep Quarry in Macedonia) and continues to increase production. Notably, Fox has access to over 300 million cubic metres (over 1bn tons) of premium quality marble.

Marble demand continues to grow with stable pricing, predominantly driven by the construction and real-estate industries, on which Fox is looking to capitalise.