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Company Overview of BlackRock World Mining Trust plc

Company Overview

BlackRock World Mining Trust plc is a close ended equity mutual fund launched by BlackRock Fund Managers Limited. It is managed by BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited. The fund invests in public equity markets across the globe. It seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating in the mining and metal sectors. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the Euromoney Global Mining Index. It was formerly known as Merrill Lynch World Mining Trust PLC. BlackRock World Mining Trust plc was formed on December 15, 1993 and is domiciled in the United Kingdom.

12 Throgmorton Avenue

London,  EC2N 2DL

United Kingdom

Founded in 1993

Key Executives for BlackRock World Mining Trust plc

Chief Financial Officer and Senior Managing Director
Age: 53
Chief Operating Officer and Senior Managing Director
Age: 49
Head of Human Resources and Senior Managing Director
Age: 43
Managing Director of Investment Trust Division - Merrill Lynch Investment Manager
Age: 60
Senior Managing Director and Chairman of EMEA
Age: 61
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

BlackRock World Mining Trust plc Key Developments

BlackRock World Mining Trust plc Appoints Judith Mosely as Non-Executive Director

BlackRock World Mining Trust plc appointed Judith Mosely as Non-Executive Director. The effective date is August 19, 2014. Ms. Mosely is a senior banker with eighteen years' experience in the mining and metals sector. For the last three years she has held the position of Business Development Director for Rand Merchant Bank in London with responsibility for developing the bank's African business with international mining and metals companies. She previously headed the mining finance team at Societe Generale in London where her focus was principally on debt financing in EMEA and Australia. She has broad experience across commodity sectors, working with juniors through to multinationals. Prior to Societe Generale, Judith's early career was with National Westminster Bank's International Division and Hambros Bank. Ms. Mosely will also serve as a member of the company's Audit and Management Engagement Committee.

BlackRock World Mining Trust plc Approves Final Dividend for the Year Ended 31 December 2013, Payable on 15 May 2014

BlackRock World Mining Trust plc shareholders approved final dividend in respect of the year ended 31 December 2013 of 14.00 pence per ordinary share at the Annual General Meeting held on May 8, 2014 and the dividend will be paid on 15 May 2014 to shareholders on the register on 7 March 2014 and with the ex dividend date 5 March 2014.

BlackRock World Mining Trust plc Recommends Payment of Final Dividend Payable on May 15, 2014

The directors of BlackRock World Mining Trust plc recommended the payment of a final dividend of 14.00 pence per share for the year ended December 31, 2013 against 14.00 pence a year ago, which together with the interim dividend of 7.00 pence per share against 7.00 pence a year ago, makes a total dividend of 21.00 pence per share against 21.00 pence a year ago. The dividend will be paid on May 15, 2014 to shareholders on the register of members on March 7, 2014.

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