Q2 2018 Production Update

(NYSE AMERICAN: CMCL; AIM: CMCL; TSX: CAL)

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(PresseBox) - Caledonia Mining Corporation Plc (http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298338) (?Caledonia? or the ?Company?) announces quarterly gold production from the Blanket Mine (?Blanket?) in Zimbabwe for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 (?Q2 2018? or the ?Quarter?).

Approximately 12,657 ounces of gold were produced during the Quarter, 2% below production in the first quarter of 2018 and 1% above production in the second quarter of 2017. Gold produced for the first half of 2018 was 25,582 ounces, marginally ahead of the 25,316 ounces produced in the first half of 2017. Production remains in line with expectations for 2018 and Caledonia maintains its 2018 production guidance of 55,000 ounces to 59,000 ounces for the full year. Blanket remains on track with progress towards its long-term target of 80,000 ounces by 2021.

Commenting on the production for Q2 2018, Steve Curtis, Chief Executive Officer, said:

?Production of 12,657 ounces in the second quarter of 2018 is consistent with the level achieved in the corresponding quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018. Grade during the quarter was below our expectation although grade has reverted to budgeted levels in the recent weeks. The lower grade was partly a result of normal variations in the ore body and partly a one-off consequence of some modified mining practices which were adopted to improve safety. Blanket remains on track to deliver its full year guidance of 55,000 to 59,000 ounces in 2018.

?The sinking of the central shaft remains according to plan and within budget, with the shaft currently at a depth of 1,073 meters; sinking is currently paused due to the process of cutting stations for horizontal development on 30 level. The project continues to progress well and we look forward to commencing production from the central shaft in 2020 which is expected to deliver the Company?s growth plan to achieve 80,000 ounces by 2021.?



About Caledonia Mining

Caledonia?s primary asset is a 49% interest in an operating gold mine in Zimbabwe (?Blanket Mine?). Caledonia?s shares are listed on NYSE American (symbol: CMCL) and on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol: CAL) and depositary interests representing the shares are traded on London?s AIM (symbol: CMCL).

As at March 31, 2018, Caledonia had cash of approximately US$13.4m. Blanket Mine plans to increase production from 56,136 ounces of gold in 2017 to approximately 80,000 ounces by 2021; Blanket Mine?s target production for 2018 is 55,000 to 59,000 ounces. Caledonia expects to publish its results for the quarter to June 30, 2018 on or about August 13, 2018.

Caledonia Mining Corporation Plc

Mark Learmonth

Maurice Mason

WH Ireland

Adrian Hadden/Ed Allsopp

Tel: +44 20 7220 1751

Blytheweigh

Tim Blythe/Camilla Horsfall/Megan Ray

Tel: +44 207 138 3204

In Europe

Swiss Resource Capital AG

Jochen Staiger

Tel: +44 207 138 3204

info(at)resource-capital.ch

www.resource-capital.ch

Note: This announcement contains inside information which is disclosed in accordance with the Market Abuse Regulation.

Cautionary Note Concerning Forward-Looking Information

Information and statements contained in this news release that are not historical facts are ?forward-looking information? within the meaning of applicable securities legislation that involve risks and uncertainties relating, but not limited to Caledonia?s current expectations, intentions, plans, and beliefs.ions, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, intentions or statements about future events or performance. Examples of forward-looking information in this news release include: production guidance, estimates of future/targeted production rates, and our plans and timing regarding further explorationions regarding the representativeness of mineralization being inaccurate, success of planned metallurgical test-work, capital and operating costs varying significantly from estimates, delays in obtaining or failures to obtain required governmental, environmental or other project approvals, inflation, changes in exchange rates, fluctuations in commodity prices, delays in the development of projects and other factors.

Security holders, potential security holders and other prospective investors should be aware that these statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements.thiness or financial condition of suppliers, refiners and other parties with whom the Company does business, inadequate insurance, or inability to obtain insurance, to cover these risks and hazards, employee relations, relationships with and claims by local communities and indigenous populations, political risk, availability and increasing costs associated with mining inputs and labour; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, including the risks of obtaining or maintaining necessary licenses and permits, diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as mining occur,; global financial condition, the actual results of current exploration activities, changes to conclusions of economic evaluations, and changes in project parameters to deal with unanticipated economic or other factors, risks of increased capital and operating costs, environmental, safety or regulatory risks, expropriation, the Company?s title to properties including ownership thereof, increased competition in the mining industry for properties, equipment, qualified personnel and their costs, risks relating to the uncertainty of timing of events including targeted production rate increase anr other such factors which affect this information, except as required by law.



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