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Horizonte Minerals Plc ('Horizonte' or 'the Company') Director/PDMR Dealing


LONDON, Aug. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Horizonte Minerals Plc, (TSX:HZM) announces that on 17 August 2018, Allan Walker, Non-Executive Director of the Company, purchased 205,479 ordinary shares of 1p each in the capital of the Company ("Ordinary Shares") at a price of 3.65p per Ordinary Share (the "Purchase"). Following the Purchase, Mr. Walker is now interested in 705,479 Ordinary Shares representing 0.05% of the total voting rights of the Company.

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated
a) Name Allan Walker    
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Non-Executive Director    
b) Initial notification/Amendment Initial Notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Horizonte Minerals plc
b) LEI 213800OEYYR39UNYQY91
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument;
(ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument Ordinary Shares of 1p each in Horizonte Minerals plc
Identification code ISIN: GB00B11DNM70
b) Nature of the transaction Share Purchase
  Price(s) and volume(s)  
Price(s)   Volume(s)                                 
3.65p   205,479
d) Aggregated information      
-  Aggregate volume 205,479 Ordinary Shares purchased at   
-  Price 3.65p per Ordinary Share  
e) Date of the transaction 17-Aug-18    
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange, AIM     

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 For further information visit or contact:

Horizonte Minerals plc  
Jeremy Martin (CEO) +44 (0) 20 7763 7157
Numis Securities Ltd (NOMAD & Joint Broker)  
John Prior / Paul Gillam +44 (0) 207 260 1000
Shard Capital (Joint Broker)  
Damon Heath / Erik Woolgar +44 (0) 20 7186 9952
Tavistock (Financial PR)  
Jos Simson / Gareth Tredway / Barney Hayward +44 (0) 20 7920 3150

About Horizonte Minerals:

Horizonte Minerals plc is an AIM and TSX-listed nickel development focused in Brazil. The Company is developing the Araguaia Project as the next major ferronickel mine in Brazil. With the Vermelho nickel-cobalt project being advanced with the aim of being able to supply nickel and cobalt to the EV battery market. Both projects are 100% owned.

Horizonte shareholders include; Teck Resources Limited, Canaccord Genuity Group, JP Morgan, Lombard Odier Asset Management (Europe) Limited, City Financial, Richard Griffiths and Glencore.

Except for statements of historical fact relating to the Company, certain information contained in this press release constitutes "forward-looking information" under Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, the ability of the Company to complete the Acquisition as described herein, statements with respect to the potential of the Company's current or future property mineral projects; the success of exploration and mining activities; cost and timing of future exploration, production and development; the estimation of mineral resources and reserves and the ability of the Company to achieve its goals in respect of growing its mineral resources; the ability of the Company to complete the Placing as described herein, and the realization of mineral resource and reserve estimates. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". Forward-looking information is based on the reasonable assumptions, estimates, analysis and opinions of management made in light of its experience and its perception of trends, current conditions and expected developments, as well as other factors that management believes to be relevant and reasonable in the circumstances at the date that such statements are made, and are inherently subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to risks related to: the inability of the Company to complete the Acquisition as described herein, exploration and mining risks, competition from competitors with greater capital; the Company's lack of experience with respect to development-stage mining operations; fluctuations in metal prices; uninsured risks; environmental and other regulatory requirements; exploration, mining and other licences; the Company's future payment obligations; potential disputes with respect to the Company's title to, and the area of, its mining concessions; the Company's dependence on its ability to obtain sufficient financing in the future; the Company's dependence on its relationships with third parties; the Company's joint ventures; the potential of currency fluctuations and political or economic instability  in countries in which the Company operates; currency exchange fluctuations; the Company's ability to manage its growth effectively; the trading market for the ordinary shares of the Company; uncertainty with respect to the Company's plans to continue to develop its operations and new projects; the Company's dependence on key personnel; possible conflicts of interest of directors and officers of the Company, the inability of the Company to complete the Placing on the terms as described herein, and various risks associated with the legal and regulatory framework within which the Company operates. Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

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