Allotment of Shares to Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc.

18 June 2012

Further to the announcement of 17 May, Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited (NZX: CRP) advises that it has today issued 9,320,348 ordinary shares at an issue price $0.23 per share to Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (Odyssey) in satisfaction of payment for services under a charter agreement.

Cruise costs incurred under the charter agreement total approximately USD$5.68 million. US$4 million of the total costs have been paid by CRP in cash.

In accordance with the terms and conditions of the charter agreement, CRP has elected to pay the remaining fees by issuing Odyssey shares in CRP.

This is a positive development for CRP as it allows us to maintain working capital in order to fulfil our work programme. We welcome Odyssey as a Substantial Shareholder in CRP.

Chris Castle
Managing Director

Class of security: Ordinary Shares
Number issued: 9,320,348 ordinary shares
Issue price: $0.23 per ordinary share
Payment in cash: No
Fully paid: Yes
Percentage of class: 12.237%
Purpose of the issue: Payment of fees invoiced to CRP under charter agreement with Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc
Authority for the issue: Board resolutions
Date of issue: 18 June 2012
Total number of securities on issue following allotments: 76,164,516 ordinary shares