Lydian International Announces Appointment and Resignation of Director

Lydian International Announces Appointment and Resignation of Director 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/04/13 -- Lydian International
Limited. (TSX:LYD) ("Lydian" or the "Company"), a gold-focused
mineral exploration and development company, is pleased to announce
that Mr. Bill Abel has been appointed as a director of the Company as
a nominee of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
("EBRD"), a significant shareholder of the Company. Mr. Abel will
replace David Woodall who has resigned to serve his current full time
career commitments in Australia.  
Mr. Abel is a mining engineer with more than 40 years of professional
experience, specialising in project development, management and
implementation. Mr. Abel is currently the owner and operator of Abel
Mining Consultants Ltd., an independent mining and metals
professional consulting business. Previously, he has held a number of
senior technical and management positions at several major
international mining companies, including most recently, Head of
Resource Planning at BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Technical Executive -
Special Projects and Group Head of Mining at Anglo American, and
General Manager - Mining Projects at ArcelorMittal. Mr. Abel has a
Master's Degree in business administration from the Witwatersrand
University School of Business Management and a Bachelor of Science
(Hons) degree in mining engineering from the Royal School of Mines,
Imperial College in London England.  
Mr. Eric Rasmussen, Director, Natural Resources at ERBD stated "We
are delighted to see the appointment of Mr. Abel as a welcome
addition to Lydian's board of directors. Given his extensive
assurance, mining and project management experience across various
countries and commodities, we believe he will provide a valuable
contribution to Lydian's ongoing development and progress toward
becoming a producing mine operator. EBRD continues to support and
work closely with Lydian to ensure the responsible development of
mining operations at Lydian's Amulsar gold project, in line with
EBRD's standards of environmental and social performance".  
Gordon Wylie, Chairman, stated "On behalf of the Company's board of
directors, we welcome Bill Abel as a director and we thank David
Woodall for his contribution and service to the
About Lydian International  
Lydian is a gold-focused mineral exploration and development company
with expertise employing "first mover" strategies in emerging
exploration environments. Currently Lydian is focused on Eastern
Europe and, in particular, developing its flagship Amulsar gold
project in Armenia. Lydian also has a pipeline of promising
early-stage gold and base metal exploration projects in the Caucasus
Lydian's management team has a track record of success in grassroots
discovery, in acquiring and developing undervalued assets, and in
building companies. Lydian has a strong social agenda and a unique
understanding of the complex social and political issues that
characterise emerging environments. The Company's significant
shareholders include the International Finance Corporation, which is
a member of the World Bank Group and the European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development. More information can be found on
Lydian's web site at 
Lydian International Limited.
Donna Pugsley
Investor Relations
+44 (0)1534 715473
+44 (0)7797 742800
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