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Woodbois Limited

10 March 2023

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 which forms part of UK law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 ("MAR").

10 March 2023

Woodbois Limited

("Woodbois", the "Group" or the "Company")

Response to market speculation

The Company notes the recent market speculation that the Company is conducting an equity fundraising. The Company can confirm it has received a proposal from an intermediary regarding a proposed equity fundraising of approximately GBP3 million. The Board has evaluated this proposal and intends to make a final decision on receipt of legally binding documentation.

There can be no certainty however that this fundraising will proceed. The Company will provide a further update in due course.

Enquiries:

Woodbois Limited +44 (0)20 7099 1940

Paul Dolan - Chief Executive Officer

Carnel Geddes - Chief Financial Officer

Canaccord Genuity, Nominated Advisor +44 (0)20 7523 8000

Henry Fitzgerald-O'Connor

Harry Pardoe

Gordon Hamilton

Background on Woodbois

Woodbois Limited (AIM:WBI) is an African-focused forestry company, divided into three distinct, but highly complementary divisions comprising the production and supply of sustainable African hardwood products, the trading of hardwood and hardwood products, and a reforestation and carbon credit division.

Woodbois' forestry division has production facilities in Gabon and Mozambique, managing a total of c470,000 hectares of natural forest concessions. The trading division comprises a highly experienced team of timber specialists, who source and supply sustainable timber to a global customer base. Its proprietary technology developed in house, captures, stores and presents data, providing a matching engine to build scale and optimise trading opportunities with its global customer base.

The Company's carbon sequestration and trading division was formed in March 2021 and aims to generate voluntary carbon credits for corporate partners through the delivery of large-scale reforestation projects.

The Company's focus on the transparency and sustainability of its timber operations has been recognised by The Zoological Society of London, which ranked Woodbois joint sixth in its Sustainability Policy Transparency Toolkit ('SPOTT") ESG policy transparency assessments for the worldwide timber and pulp industries for 2021.

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