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The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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Stellar Diamonds grants over 21 mln shares to directors, employees

19 june 2014

Stellar Diamonds, which has operations in West Africa, recently granted share options of over 21 million new shares, or slightly above 3 percent of the company's issued share capital, to directors and employees of the company.
It said in a statement emailed to Rough&Polished that company chief executive Karl Smithson received 4.5 million shares.
Stellar said 2 million shares were each granted to non-executive chairman Lord Daresbury and non-executive directors Steven Poulton, Luis da Silva and Markus Elsässer.
Company employees got 8.85 million shares.
The total number of shares under option now stands at 64.3 million, or 9.2 percent of the company’s share capital of 698 million ordinary shares.  
Stellar had been actively exploring and developing properties in West Africa since 2000 and had narrowed its focus to on highly prospective kimberlites dykes in Sierra Leone (Tongo and Kono) and a kimberlite pipe and dyke complex in Guinea (Droujba and Katcha).
The company established a combined 4 million carat resource at Tongo and Droujba and had a programme to prioritise the Tongo Dyke (1 million carats) through a bankable feasibility study over the next 12 months prior to a production decision being made.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished