Anooraq Resources Corporation

Anooraq Resources Corporation

July 10, 2008 09:01 ET

Anooraq Board Changes

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 10, 2008) - Anooraq Resources Corporation ("Anooraq" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ARQ)(AMEX:ANO)(JSE:ARQ) announces that Philip Kotze and Iemrahn Hassen have been appointed as executive directors and Anu Dhir as an independent director of the Company. In addition, Tumelo Motsisi has been appointed executive Deputy Chairman of the Board.

Philip Kotze is a mining engineer with over 26 years of operational and executive experience in the mining industry in South Africa. Mr. Kotze was appointed President and CEO of the Company as of July 1, 2008.

Iemrahn Hassen has 33 years of experience in the service, manufacturing and mining sectors. Mr. Hassen is a Chartered Accountant who joined Anooraq as Chief Financial Officer in June 2007.

Anu Dhir holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and a Juris Doctor (professional graduate law degree) from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. Ms. Dhir has extensive experience in international business, operations and legal affairs in private equity and publicly-held companies in the mining, oil and gas, and technology sectors. Ms. Dhir is currently the Vice President, Corporate Development of Katanga Mining Limited. Prior to joining Katanga, she held various strategy and business development positions. She has also assisted in financing and leading private companies into public markets, and will bring additional depth and experience to the Board.

Tumelo Motsisi, LLB, MBA, is a prominent South African business executive with more than ten years experience in the financial services, mining and energy sectors, and is a member and director of several South African companies. He has been an executive director of Anooraq since 2004.

For and on behalf of the Board

Robert A. Dickinson, Co-Chairman and Director

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. The American Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.

Contact Information

  • Anooraq Resources Corporation (South Africa)
    Joel Kesler
    Head of Business Development
    +27 11 883 0831
    Anooraq Resources Corporation (North America)
    Investor Relations
    (604) 684-6365 or Toll Free: 1-800-667-2114
    (604) 684-8092 (FAX)