SouthGobi Resources Appoints Bertrand Troiano as Chief Financial Officer

SouthGobi Resources Appoints Bertrand Troiano as Chief Financial Officer 
HONG KONG, CHINA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/28/13 -- SouthGobi Resources
Ltd. (TSX:SGQ)(HKSE:1878) ("SouthGobi" or the "Company") today
announced the appointment of Bertrand Troiano as its Chief Financial
Officer.  
Mr. Ross Tromans, President and CEO of SouthGobi said, "I am pleased
to announce the appointment of Bertrand Troiano as SouthGobi's new
Chief Financial Officer and a member of the senior executive team.
Bertrand brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having a
strong familiarity with the mining industry. He has a broad set of
financial and operating skills to lead our finance team. All of us at
SouthGobi look forward to working with Bertrand as we focus on
strengthening the Company's core business performance and realizing
Ovoot Tolgoi's production potential."  
Mr. Troiano's appointment is effective April 8, 2013 and he and his
family will be based in Hong Kong.  
Mr. Troiano, 39, began his career in corporate banking with
BNP-Paribas in Japan and has spent the past 13 years in finance roles
in the mining and metal industry. During this time, he worked for
Pechiney, Alcan and Rio Tinto in the United States, the Netherlands
and Canada. Prior to joining SouthGobi, Mr. Troiano was Finance
Director for Rio Tinto Alcan's Business Development, Major Projects
and Technology group. He has a Master's degree in Business from Ecole
Superieure de Commerce de Paris and holds an MBA from Columbia
University in New York and London Business School. 
About SouthGobi Resources  
SouthGobi Resources is listed on the Toronto and Hong Kong stock
exchanges, in which Turquoise Hill Resources Limited, also publicly
listed in Toronto and New York, has a 58% shareholding. Turquoise
Hill took management control of SouthGobi in September 2012 and made
changes to the board and senior management. Rio Tinto has a majority
shareholding in Turquoise Hill. 
SouthGobi Resources is focused on exploration and development of its
metallurgical and thermal coal deposits in Mongolia's South Gobi
Region. It has a 100% shareholding in SouthGobi Sands, the Mongolian
registered company that holds the mining and exploration licences in
Mongolia and operates the flagship Ovoot Tolgoi coal mine. Ovoot
Tolgoi produces and sells coal to customers in China.
Contacts:
Mongolia:
SouthGobi Sands LLC (Mongolia)
Altanbagana Bayarsaikhan
+976 9910 7589
Altanbagana.Bayarsaikhan@southgobi.com 
Hong Kong:
Brunswick Group (Hong Kong)
Joseph Lo
+852 9850 5033 
Brunswick Group (Hong Kong)
Joanna Donne
+852 9221 3930
southgobi@brunswickgroup.com
www.southgobi.com