Centamin plc
Public limited company
Traded as LSE: CEY, TSX: CEE
Industry Gold mining
Founded 1970
Headquarters Mount Pleasant, Western Australia
Key people
Josef El-Raghy (Chairman & Interim CEO)
Revenue US$508.4 million (2015)[1]
US$105.1 million (2015)[1]
US$51.6 million (2015)[1]
Website www.centamin.com

Centamin plc (LSE: CEY, TSX: CEE) is a gold mining company focused on the Arabian-Nubian Shield. It has offices in London, UK; Mount Pleasant, Western Australia; and Alexandria, Egypt. Its registered office is in Jersey. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.


Centamin was first listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1970.[2] In 1999 it acquired Pharaoh Gold Mines, a company which has been exploring for gold in Egypt since 1995, and became "Centamin Egypt".[2] The Company was granted a 160 square kilometre exploitation lease over the Sukari Gold Project in the eastern desert of Egypt in 2005.[3] A listing was secured on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2007 to raise funding for production[2] and first gold was poured in June 2009.[3] The Company moved to a full listing on the London Stock Exchange in November 2009[4] and was delisted from the Australian Stock Exchange in 2010.[5] In 2011 it redomiciled to Jersey and changed its name to "Centamin plc".[6]

On 19 May 2016 it was reported that Richard Osman, who had also been a senior executive of Centamin, was one of the passengers of the vanished EgyptAir Flight 804.[7]


The Company operates the Sukari Gold Mine in the Eastern Desert of Egypt,[3] some 700 km from Cairo and 25 km from the Red Sea. First gold was poured at Sukari in June 2009 and commercial production began on 1 April 2010, making Sukari the first modern gold mine in Egypt, a country which in ancient times was a prolific producer of the precious metal.[8]


  1. 1 2 3 "Preliminary Results 2015" (PDF). Centamin. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 Centamin Egypt – 12 million ounces of gold and rising Archived December 2, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Proactive Investors, 29 August 2008
  3. 1 2 3 Centamin Egypt on track for imminent production Daily Telegraph, 7 April 2009
  4. Aim's winners and losers Investors Chronicle, 18 June 2010
  5. Centamin starts Egypt gold exports Daily Telegraph, 11 January 2010
  6. Centamin Egypt plans to redomicile to Jersey Egypt Independent
  7. "Welsh man Richard Osman on board plane". BBC. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  8. Els, Frik (30 October 2012). "Investors flee Centamin after Egyptian court annuls gold concession". mining.com.

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