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Afx - African Oxygen Limited - Afrox Announces The Appointment Of Brett Kimber

Release Date: 09/12/2011 15:00:01      Code(s): AFX
AFX - African Oxygen Limited - Afrox announces the appointment of Brett Kimber  
as its new managing director                                                    
African Oxygen Limited                                                          
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
(Registration number 1927/000089/06)                                            
ISIN: ZAE000067120                                                              
JSE code: AFX                                                                   
NSX code: AOX                                                                   
("Afrox" or "the Company")                                                      
AFROX ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF BRETT KIMBER AS ITS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR    
Afrox has announced that South African Brett Kimber, currently Chief Executive  
of industrial gases company Linde Korea, is to become the new Managing Director 
of Afrox - the industrial gases, welding and safety products group.             
He takes over a company with a turnover in excess of R5 billion. His appointment
as Managing Director is effective from 01 January, 2012.                        
Kimber, aged 50, has held various senior positions in The Linde Group, Afrox`s  
majority shareholder, including Global Business Manager for former BOC Edwards` 
Bulk Gases Product Division in Singapore, Project Development Manager with Linde
North America, various senior posts in Afrox between 1990 and 1998, and was     
Senior Research Geologist with Anglo American Research Laboratory.              
He holds a BSc Hons in Mineral Economics from the University of Johannesburg,   
BSc Hons in Geo-Chemistry from the University of Cape Town and a Bachelor of    
Science (BSc) with majors in Chemistry and Geology from the University of       
Kwazulu Natal.                                                                  
He succeeds Tjaart Kruger, who resigned as Managing Director and CEO of Afrox   
after four years with the Company. Afrox Chairman, Mike Hugon, commented: "In   
Brett Kimber, I believe we have a very worthy successor. He has successfully led
Confirmation of on-market or off-market:     on-market                          
Nature of director`s interest:               Indirect beneficial                
In compliance with paragraph 3.66 of the Listings Requirements, prior           
clearance to deal in the above securities was obtained from the Chairman of     
the Board. The above trade was completed outside of a closed period.            
Bryanston                                                                       
5 December 2011                                                                 
Sponsor                                                                         
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