Kenmare Resources : Kenmare Resources plc : Directors Appointment

      Kenmare Resources : Kenmare Resources plc : Directors Appointment

              Kenmare Resources plc ("Kenmare" or "the Company")

                         KenmareDirectors Appointment
                                (LSE/ISE: KMR)

12 March 2013

Mr. Justin Loasby, Chairman of Kenmare  Resources plc, is pleased to  announce 
that Mr. Steven McTiernan and Mr. Gabriel Smith have agreed to join the  Board 
of Kenmare  as Non-Executive  Directors, with  immediate effect.  Shareholders 
will be asked to elect them as  Non-Executive Directors at the AGM on May  29, 

Mr. McTiernan, a  British national, has  over forty years  of diverse  natural 
resources industry and banking experience with Amoco, BP, and Mesa  Petroleum, 
and with Chase Manhattan  Bank, CIBC and NatWest  Markets. While at Chase,  he 
structured a broad  range of corporate  and project financings  and managed  a 
number of ground-breaking acquisition  and divestiture advisory  transactions. 
He has been  a Non-Executive  Independent Director at  First Quantum  Minerals 
Ltd. since August 14, 2010, and  an Independent Director at Songa Offshore  SE 
since January 10, 2013.  Mr. McTiernan served as  a Non-Executive Director  at 
Tullow Oil plc from 2002 until December 31, 2012 and as its Senior Independent
Director from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2012. Mr. McTiernan received  an 
MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, and is also currently
principal of Sandown Energy Consultants Limited.

Mr. Gabriel  Smith, a  Norwegian national,  is an  independent consultant  and 
private  investor.  He  sits  on  several  boards  representing  companies  in 
different industries.  Mr.  Smith began  his  career  as a  loan  officer  at 
Citibank London. He  was Managing Director  of Ingenior Christen  Smith AS,  a 
technical trading company. He then joined Tinfos, a Norwegian silicomanganese,
pig iron and titanium dioxide producer as Chief Executive Officer from 1990 to
2007. From 2003 to 2006 he held the position of Chairman of Pan Fish ASA,  and 
from 2007 to 2009 he held the position as Chairman of Lighthouse Caledonia,  a 
public seafood  company.  Mr.  Smith received  his  undergraduate  degree  in 
Economics from Darmouth College and  has an MBA from  Amos Tuck School in  the 

Justin Loasby, Chairman,  said that he  welcomed both members  to the  Kenmare 
Board and was looking forward to working with them. "I am delighted that  both 
Steven McTiernan and Gabriel Smith have  agreed to join the Board of  Kenmare. 
They bring to the Board a wealth of experience which will add greatly to  the 
Board's collective knowledge."

For more information:
Kenmare Resources plc.
Michael Carvill, Managing Director  
Tel: +353 1 671 0411
Mob: + 353 87 674 0110

Tony McCluskey, Financial Director
Tel: +353 1 671 0411
Mob: +353 87 674 0346
Virginia Skroski, Investor Relations Manager
Tel: +353 1 671 0411 
Mob: + 353 87 739 1103

Murray Consultants  
Joe Heron  
Tel: +353 1 498 0300  
Mob: +353 87 690 9735  

Tavistock Communications
Jos Simson/Mike Bartlett
Tel: +44 207 920 3150 
Mob: +44 7753 949 108



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