VANCOUVER, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Anooraq Resources Corporation ("Anooraq" or the "Company") (TSXV: ARQ; NYSE Amex: ANO; JSE: ARQ) is pleased to announce that the resolutions proposed at the annual and extraordinary general meeting held today, Thursday, June 24 2010, including the resolution relating to the alteration of the Articles of Anooraq to change the name of the Company from Anooraq Resources Corporation to Atlatsa Resources Corporation (the "name change"), were approved by the requisite majorities of shareholder votes.
The board of directors of the Company determined that it would be desirable for the Company to change its name to reflect the South African focus of the Company following the acquisition of the Bokoni Mine. Atlatsa is a Sotho word meaning "to make prosperous". The name change is expected to take effect following the requisite regulatory filings by the Company and such effective date will be announced by the Company at the relevant time.
For further information please visit our website www.anooraqresources.com, call investor services in South Africa at +27 11 883 0831 or in North America at 1 800 667 2114 or use the contacts referenced below.
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This document contains "forward-looking statements" that were based on Anooraq's expectations, estimates and projections as of the dates as of which those statements were made. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "outlook", "anticipate", "project", "target", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "should" and similar expressions.
Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company's actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These include but are not limited to uncertainties relating to the timing of the name change of the Company.
For further information on Anooraq, investors should review the Company's annual Form 20-F filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission www.sec.com and home jurisdiction filings that are available at www.sedar.com.
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