African Copper PLC

African Copper PLC

January 26, 2012 02:00 ET

African Copper Plc: Appointment of Non-Executive Director

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan. 26, 2012) - African Copper Plc (AIM:ACU)(BOTSWANA:AFRICAN COPPER)("African Copper" or "the Company"), the copper producer and exploration company, focused on Botswana, announces the appointment of Steven Georgala as a Non-executive Director with immediate effect.

Steve Georgala is CEO of Maitland, an international provider of administration and wealth management services to private, institutional and corporate clients. Steve joined Maitland in Luxembourg in 1985, becoming a partner in 1987, and subsequently worked in the Paris office before moving to London in 2009. Prior to joining Maitland, he qualified as an attorney in South Africa. Steve has 25 years' experience in international tax planning and the structuring of international collective investment funds. He holds BCom and LLB degrees from the University of Stellenbosch and a HDip Company Law from the University of the Witwatersrand. He is a South African Attorney and Notary, a Solicitor, England and Wales and a Registered Legal Practitioner, Isle of Man.

David Rodier, Chairman of African Copper, said, "On behalf of the directors, I welcome Steve to the Board. We all look forward to working with Steve, his knowledge and experience mean that he will make a strong contribution to our Board."

Save as disclosed in the appendix to this release, there are no additional disclosures required under schedule 2(g) to the AIM Rules for Companies.

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In accordance with Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules, the Company discloses the following in respect of Steven Georgala:

  1. Full name: Steven Georgala

  2. Age: 54

  3. Current directorships:

    Maitland International Holdings plc and various subsidiary companies
    Insinger de Beaufort Holdings SA
    Absolute Return Strategy SICAV
    IdB Manager Selection SICAV
    Multiple Managers SICAV
    Key Hedge Fund Inc
    Key Multi Strategy Fund Inc
    Key Global Inc
    Key Asia Holdings Inc
    Key Global Emerging Markets Inc
    Key Europe Inc
    Key Recovery Fund Inc
    Bridge Trust Co Limited

  4. Previous directorships in the last five years:

    ZCI Limited
    Key Asset Management Holdings Limited

Contact Information

  • African Copper Plc
    Brad Kipp
    Chief Financial Officer
    +1 (416) 847 4866

    Tavistock Communications (PR and IR)
    Simon Hudson
    +44 (0) 20 7920 3150

    Canaccord Genuity (NOMAD and Broker)
    Andrew Chubb/Tarica Mpinga
    +44 (0) 20 7050 6500