Afrox - Rick Hogben To Lead Afrox Another Year
AFRICAN OXYGEN LIMITED
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1927/000089/06)
JSE Share code: AFX
NSX Share code: AOX
("Afrox" or "the company" or "the Group")
21 APRIL 2005
RICK HOGBEN TO LEAD AFROX ANOTHER YEAR
Rick Hogben, chief executive of African Oxygen Limited (Afrox) has accepted the
Board"s invitation to extend his tenure as chief executive of Afrox by a year.
He will now retire in March 2007.
Hogben joined Afrox Healthcare Limited in 1994 as business manager healthcare
services. In 1999 he was appointed as managing director of Afrox Healthcare,
and in October 2001 he became managing director and chief executive of Afrox.
Afrox is a subsidiary of The BOC Group plc. Announcing the extended retirement
date, Kent Masters, Afrox chairman and chief executive of BOC"s Industrial &
Special Products line of business said: "Rick Hogben has led Afrox since
October 2001 with distinction, and has set the company on a path of growth and
Hogben will bring stability and management continuity to the company following
the R3,4 billion sale of Afrox Healthcare to a BEE consortium and will continue
to direct the company"s growth.
Issued by African Oxygen Limited
Contact Chris Fieldgate 011 490 0430 or
Ros Beart 011 490 0712
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