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OAO - Oando Plc - Appointment of Non-Executive Directors

Release Date: 28/10/2011 16:47:01      Code(s): OAO
OAO - Oando Plc - Appointment of Non-Executive Directors                        
Oando PLC                                                                       
(Incorporated in Nigeria and registered as an external company in South Africa) 
(External Registration number: 2005/038824/10)                                  
Company registration number: RC 6474                                            
Share Code on the JSE Limited: OAO                                              
Share Code on the Nigerian Stock Exchange: UNTP                                 
ISIN: NGOANDO00002                                                              
("Oando" or the "company")                                                      
APPOINTMENT OF NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS                                          
Pursuant to article 88 of the company`s articles of association the board of    
directors (the "Board") appoints Engr. Yusuf K. J. N`jie and Ammuna Lawan Ali as
independent, non-executive directors to the board of Oando effective Thursday,  
October 20, 2011. Asummary curriculum vitae for each of the new directors is set
out below.                                                                      
Engr. Yusuf K.J N`jie                                                           
Engr. Yusuf N`jie has worked extensively in the Oil industry for over thirty    
(30) years with companies like Otis Engineering Corporation, SEDCO (a           
drilling/pipeline company) and Texaco Overseas (Nigeria) Petroleum Company      
Unlimited where he also served as a member of the board of directors and he     
retired after over twenty three (23) years of service. He spent nine years at   
the Optimum Petroleum Development Company as the Managing Director/Chief        
Executive Officer.                                                              
Engr. N`jie is currently the Chairman of Niya Holdings Nigeria Limited and a    
member of the boards of various organisations. He is a Mechanical Engineering   
graduate of the Southern Methodist University, (SMU) Dallas, a fellow at the    
Nigerian Society of Engineers, and a member of the society of Petroleum         
Ammuna Lawan Ali, OON                                                           
Ammuna Lawan Ali, a retired Federal Permanent Secretary commenced her Civil     
Service career in 1977 as a Planning Officer in the Borno State Ministry of     
Lands and Survey, Maiduguri, where she rose to the position of Permanent        
Secretary. In that capacity, she served in the Ministries of Education, Women   
Affairs, Commerce, Industries and Tourism.                                      
In 1995, Ammuna Lawan Ali transferred her services to the Federal Civil Service 
as a director and served in the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development
and that of Finance.                                                            
In January 2001, Ammuna Lawan Ali was appointed a Permanent Secretary and served
in various Ministries, including those of Commerce, Petroleum Resources,        
Transportation, Works, Environment, Housing and Urban Development, and briefly  
in the office of Civil Service and the Ministry of Information and              
Communications. She retired from service in December 2009.                      
Ammuna Lawan Ali is a recipient of National Honor (OON), a member of the        
National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, and holds a BA 
(Hons) Degree and Masters Degree in Public Administration.                      
28 October 2011                                                                 
Sandton, Johannesburg                                                           
JSE Sponsor                                                                     
Macquarie First South Capital (Proprietary) Limited                             
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