SouthGobi Resources Limited
TSX : SGQ
SEHK : 1878

SouthGobi Resources Limited

June 28, 2011 08:30 ET

SouthGobi Resources Promotes Within to Replace CFO

HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwire - June 28, 2011) - Alexander Molyneux, President and CEO of SouthGobi Resources Ltd. (TSX:SGQ)(SEHK:1878), is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew O'Kane, CPA, to the role of Chief Financial Officer, effective July 1, 2011. Mr. O'Kane replaces Terry Krepiakevich, CA. Mr. Krepiakevich, who will remain as a Senior Advisor to the Company over the next reporting period, will be pursuing various business opportunities and will continue to serve on public and private boards.

"We are very pleased to welcome Matthew to his new role at SouthGobi. He brings a strong background in financial management and analysis, and has proven to be a valuable member of our management team," said Mr. Molyneux. "At the same time, we extend our gratitude and good wishes to Terry. Since joining the Company in 2006, Terry has helped grow SouthGobi from a coal explorer to a successful mine development and operating company, and provided effective financial leadership. We greatly appreciate his dedication and service to the company."

Mr. O'Kane joined SouthGobi in January, 2011. He has spent the past 16 years in finance roles within the manufacturing industry. During this time he worked for Ford Motor Company both in Australia and in the United States. Prior to joining SouthGobi, he spent over four years as the Finance Director, and an Executive Director, of Volvo Car Australia Pty. Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of Volvo Car Corporation Sweden. He holds a Bachelor degree in Business (Economics and Finance) and an MBA from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and is a qualified CPA.

About SouthGobi Resources

SouthGobi Resources is focused on exploration and development of its Permian-age metallurgical and thermal coal deposits in Mongolia's South Gobi Region. The company's flagship coal mine, Ovoot Tolgoi, is producing and selling coal to customers in China. The company plans to supply a wide range of coal products to markets in Asia.

Forward-Looking Statements: This document includes forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, plans to supply a wide range of coal products to markets in Asia; and other statements that are not historical facts. When used in this document, the words such as "plan", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "may", and similar expressions are forward-looking statements. Although SouthGobi believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and no assurance can be given that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements are disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" in SouthGobi's Management Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations for the year ended Dec. 31, 2010 and quarter ended March 31, 2011 which is available at www.sedar.com.

Contact Information

  • SouthGobi Resources
    Dave Bartel
    Vice President,
    Investor Relations and External Affairs (Hong Kong)
    +852 2156 7023

    SouthGobi Resources
    Steven Feldman
    Investor Relations Manager (Vancouver)
    +1 604 331 9813
    www.southgobi.com