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WESCOAL HOLDINGS LIMITED - Appointment of chief Executive officer of Wescoal Mining

Release Date: 10/09/2012 09:11:00      Code(s): WSL     
Wescoal Holdings Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 2005/006913/06)
(JSE code: WSL     ISIN: ZAE000069639)
(?Wescoal? or ?the company?)


Shareholders are advised that Mr.Dutch Botes has been appointed as the Chief
Executive Officer (?CEO?) of Wescoal Mining Proprietary Limited, a wholly
owned subsidiary of Wescoal with effect from 1 November 2012.

Dutch is a qualified mining, electrical and mechanical engineer who has over
34 years of experience in the mining sector having previously held the
position of chief executive officer at Umcebo Mining, a significant junior
coal mining house. Whilst in his position at Umcebo Mining, Dutch successfully
brought a total of six new coal mines to production including an underground
operation at Klippan Colliery.

Prior to joining Umcebo Mining, Dutch was general manager at various BHP
Billiton Energy Coal South Africa operations including Middelburg Mines,
Khutala Colliery, Optimum Colliery, Koornfontein Mines and Delmas Colliery.
For a period, he was also general manager of Hotazel Manganese Mines, an
operation consisting of an underground- and opencast mine, with various
processing plants including a sinter operation.

His appointment is in line with Wescoal?s strategy of expanding its mining
capabilities, with its stated intention to increase its current production to
4 million tons per annum by 2015/2016. The Board of Wescoal welcomes Dutch
and wishes him a long and fruitful working relationship with Wescoal.

10 September 2012

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