CRD - Central Rand Gold Limited - Board appointment Release Date: 14/04/2008 10:00:02 Code(s): CRD
CRD - Central Rand Gold Limited - Board appointment
Central Rand Gold Limited
("CRG" or "the Company")
(Incorporated as a company with limited liability under the laws of Guernsey,
Company Number 45108)
(Incorporated as an external company with limited liability under the laws of
South Africa, registration number 2007/019223/10)
Share Code on LSE: CRND
Share Code on JSE: CRD
`Michael McMahon agrees to join Central Rand Gold as Non Executive Director`
Central Rand Gold Limited, the gold exploration and development company,is
pleased to announce the appointment of John Michael McMahon, as a non-executive
director of the Company as from 29 April 2008, subject to formal board approval
at the next full board meeting on that day in Guernsey.
Mr McMahon, aged 61, is a leading South African based mine development engineer,
with an established track record of asset development, having worked in a
variety of management roles and, latterly, at Board level in a number of major
international mining companies.
Michael joins CRG at a critical time, as the Company anticipates the granting of
its mining licence later this year, ahead of first production from CRG`s
portfolio, scheduled for 2009.
Michael has been a non-executive director of Gold Fields Limited since December
1999 and serves as non-executive director of Impala Platinum Holdings Limited
and Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited. Previously, he was chief executive of
Impala Platinum Holdings Limited from 1990 and executive chairman from 1993
through to 1998, He was an executive director of Gencor Limited from 1993 and
executive chairman from 1997 through to 2002
Alastair Walton, chairman of CRG said:
"I am extremely privileged and proud to announce that Michael has agreed to join
the board of CRG. His appointment will be ratified by the CRG board at the next
board meeting on April 29.
"Upon joining the Board of CRG, Michael McMahon has also agreed to join the
Remuneration; Nomination and Technical, Health, Safety and Environmental
"This is an important appointment for CRG because Michael is a recognised figure
in the South African mining industry with long and successful direct experience
in gold and platinum production. Michael will remain on the Gold Fields board
for the present time.
"This appointment strengthens the CRG board substantially and brings to the
company a person with exceptional technical experience in our type of industry.
It indicates a great vote of confidence in CRG and what CRG is seeking to
achieve. To have another board member with direct experience in the South
African gold mining industry will be invaluable."
Greg James, CEO of CRG added:
"I am pleased to welcome Michael McMahon to the board of CRG.
"Michael has enormous experience in the South Africa mining industry, and
particularly in our envisaged production environment. As we move forward into
the production phase, his experience and support will be invaluable."
Michael McMahon commented:
"I am delighted to join the board of CRG. I have been very impressed with the
board, and the executives I have met to date and with the thoroughness of the
company`s due diligence and planning thus far. I am excited about the company`s
prospects and look forward to contributing as best as I can to their
Michael McMahon has been a director of the following companies during the last
five years. He remains a director of all of them.
Company Directorship Directorship Still
Commenced In Current
Impala Platinum May 1990 YES
Gold Fields Limited December 1999 YES
Murray & Roberts November 2004 YES
There are no other matters requiring disclosure under FSA Handbook Listing Rule
Issued on behalf of: Central Rand Gold
Date: April 14, 2008
Contact: Greg James
(011) 551 4000
Jenni Newman Public Relations (Pty) Ltd
Contact: Jenni Newman 082 882 8888/ 011 772 1033
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