Goldplat plc: Director Appointment

                      Goldplat plc: Director Appointment      Goldplat plc / Ticker: GDP / Index: AIM / Sector: Mining & Exploration                                 11 August 2014                   Goldplat plc ('Goldplat' or 'the Company')                              Director Appointment  Goldplat plc, the AIM listed gold  producer in Africa, is pleased to  announce  the appointment  of Mr  Gerard Kisbey-Green  to  the Board  of Goldplat  as  a  Non-Executive Director with immediate  effect. This new Director  appointment  is in  line with  the Company's  strategy  of strengthening  its Board  as  it  continues to build on its  position as the market  leader of gold recovery  in  Africa.  Gerard has  built an  expansive career  in the  mining and  related  financial  industry, spanning over 28  years. After graduating as  a Mining Engineer  in  South Africa in 1987,  Gerard gained extensive  experience working in  various  management  positions  for  a  number  of  the  larger  South  African  mining  companies, including Rand Mines Group and the gold division of Anglo  American  Corporation. During this  time he  worked on  gold, platinum  and coal  mines  primarily in South Africa and also in Germany and Australia.  Gerard subsequently spent 17  years in the  financial markets, including  five  years as a mining equity analyst and 12 years in mining corporate finance. He has worked  in South  Africa and  the UK  for banks  including  JPMorganChase,  Investec and Standard Bank. Gerard  has extensive experience in IPOs,  capital  raisings, M&A transactions and deals covering a great diversity of commodities and geographic  locations. He  also has  experience in  nomad and  broker  and  advisory roles.  He  has worked  extensively  in Africa,  particularly  South  Africa, Western and Eastern  Europe, the Middle East,  Far East, Central  Asia  and North America.  After returning to  South Africa as  a Managing  Director  with Standard  Bank in  2009,  Gerard left  the  banking industry  and  joined  Peterstow Aquapower, a mining technology development company, as CEO in  2011,  before accepting a position in 2012  with Aurigin Resources Inc., a  privately  owned Toronto-based  gold  exploration company  with  assets in  Ethiopia  and  Tanzania, as President and CEO.  Goldplat's Chairman Brian  Moritz said,  "I have great  pleasure in  welcoming  Gerard to the  Board. He has  a rare combination  of extensive experience  in  mining coupled with a technical understanding of international regulatory  and  corporate finance requirements, which will be invaluable to Goldplat."  Mr Gerard Anthony Kisbey-Green, aged 52, currently holds or has held the following directorships and partnerships in the last five years:  Current directorships                Past directorships Aurigin Resources Inc.               2328438 Ontario Inc. Ethiopian Gold Exploration Limited  Aurigin Resources Limited Kindergoed Investments (Pty) Limited Benzu Gold Limited Ogendo Gold Limited       Peterstow Aquapower (Pty) Limited  There is no  other information that  is required to  be disclosed pursuant  to  Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.                                   * * ENDS * *  For further information visit or contact:  Ian Visagie, CEO                            Goldplat plc       Tel:  +27  (82)                                                                 671 2078 Ewan Leggat/Katy Birkin                SP Angel Corporate Tel: +44 (0) 20                                             Finance LLP        3463 2260 Andrew Raca/Justin                          VSA Capital        Tel: + 44 (0)20 McKeegan                                     3005 5000 Felicity Edwards/Charlotte Heap             St Brides Media  & Tel: +44 (0) 20                                             Finance Ltd        7236 1177  Notes:  Goldplat plc, is an AIM-listed, debt free gold recovery services company  with  two market  leading  operations  in  South Africa  and  Ghana.  The  Company's  strategy is focussed on utilising its robust cash flow generated from flagship gold recovery  operations  in  Africa  to  self-fund  sustainable  growth  and  expansion of niche gold recovery business model. The Company also has a  small  gold mining and exploration portfolio in Kenya, Burkina Faso and Ghana and  is  evaluating various opportunities to create value or monetise these assets.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------  This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients. The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Goldplat plc via Globenewswire HUG#1847528  
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