Board Appointments

Goldplat plc / Ticker: GDP / Index: AIM / Sector: Mining & Exploration

1 June 2017

Goldplat plc ('Goldplat' or 'the Company')

Board Appointments

Goldplat plc, the AIM listed gold producer, is pleased to announce the Board appointments of Sango Ntsaluba as Non-Executive Director and Werner Klingenberg as Finance Director, both with immediate effect. Mr. Ntsaluba is Chairman of Goldplat Recovery (Pty) Ltd and is a pre-eminent name in the accountancy and auditing profession in South Africa. Having previously held the position of Goldplat’s Group Financial Manager, Mr. Klingenberg has a solid knowledge and understanding of the Company’s gold recovery and mining operations. He takes over as Goldplat’s Finance Director from Ian Visagie who remains on the Board as an Executive Director, in which role the Board can continue to draw upon his extensive experience as a founder of Goldplat, Finance Director and previous acting CEO. Together they will be critical in supporting the continued growth of Goldplat as it looks to build its productivity and profitability. This growth is mainly being driven through the international expansion of the Company’s gold recovery operations in South Africa and Ghana and the construction of a new processing facility to increase capacity at its gold mine in Kenya.

Mr. Ntsaluba is the executive chairman and co-founder of NMT Capital, a diversified investment holding group. He has built an illustrious career within South Africa, spanning over 30 years. This includes successfully founding Sizwe Ntsaluba Gobodo, one of South Africa’s ‘Big 5’ accounting firms. Alongside a distinguished auditing career, Mr Ntsaluba has extensive corporate experience in areas that include logistics and the automotive industry. He currently serves as an independent board member of Barloworld Limited, a leading global industrial company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (“JSE”), with responsibility for chairing the group’s audit committee. He also serves on the boards of Pioneer Foods, a producer and distributor of a range of branded food and beverage products, as well as Basil Read Holdings Limited, a diversified construction company. Both of these companies are also listed on the JSE. Mr. Ntsaluba is the Chairman of the board of Goldplat’s subsidiary, Goldplat Recovery (Pty) Ltd. NMT Capital (Pty) Limited, a company of which Mr. Ntsaluba is a director and shareholder, holds a 26 per cent interest in Goldplat Recovery (Pty) Limited.

Having initially qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte in South Africa, Mr. Klingenberg has accrued significant commercial experience, both within Southern Africa and at an international level. His extensive knowledge spans audit management, financial management and systems. Having initially worked within the telecommunications and retail industries, Mr. Klingenberg joined Goldplat in 2015 as Group Financial Manager. Within this role he has been integral in managing Goldplat’s financial affairs. With a proven knowledge and understanding of the Company’s gold operations, he brings a wealth of experience that makes him best placed to occupy the role of Finance Director, as the Company continues to deliver on its strategy of increasing productivity and profitability.

Matthew Robinson, Goldplat’s Non-Executive Chairman, said, “I am delighted to welcome Sango and Werner to the Board. Their individual experience both at the corporate and financial level will be invaluable to our Company as we continue to deliver on our long-term growth strategy of increasing gold productivity and profitability. With the global expansion of our gold recovery operations well underway and our strategy to increase processing capacity at our Kilimapesa Gold Mine already showing value, I believe our Company is entering a new phase of growth. I look forward to working with Sango and Werner, together with the rest of our board, as we look to build sustainable growth and generate meaningful value for our shareholders.”

Additional information on Mr Werner Klingenberg

Mr Werner Klingenberg, aged 35, currently holds or has held the following directorships and partnerships over the last five years:

Current directorships Past directorships
Virtute Holdings (Pty) Limited None
Kilimapesa Gold (Pty) Limited
Gold Recovery Ghana Limited

Additional information on Mr Sango Ntsaluba

Mr Sango Siviwe Ntsaluba, aged 56, currently holds or has held the following directorships and partnerships over the last five years:

Current directorshipsand/or partnerships Former directorships and/or partnerships (within the last five years)
Pioneer Food Group Limited Nexus Connexion (SA) (Pty) Limited
Delivax (Pty) Limited Neotel (Pty) Limited
Monetization Services (Pty) Limited Amabubesi Project Management (Pty) Limited
Victoria Engineering Works (Pty) Limited Cross Atlantic Properties 155 (Pty) Limited
Petrotank South Africa (Pty) Limited Amabubesi Transfer Secretaries (Pty) Limited
Tizabrite (Pty) Limited Amabubesi Health Care (Pty) Limited
AMEC Foster Wheeler South Africa (Pty) Limited Utafutaji Trading 36 (Pty) Limited
Deal Commerce Capital (Pty) Limited Amabubesi Technology Holdings (Pty) Limited
Tsogo Sun Emonti (Pty) Limited Plenty Properties 114 (Pty) Limited
Friedshelf 1156 (Pty) Limited Consolidated African Technologies (Pty) Limited
SN Leisure Investments (Pty) Limited Amabubesi Media (Pty) Limited
Nexus OP Company (Pty) Limited Amabubesi Lakes Consortium (Pty) Limited
Goldplat Recovery (Pty) Limited Amabubesi Construction
WZ Capital (Pty) Limited Amabubesi Franchising Group (Pty) Limited
Purple Fountain Properties 103 (Pty) Limited Crystal Ball Properties 106 (Pty) Limited
The Reef Group (Pty) Limited Amabubesi Nutritionals (Pty) Limited
Kumba Iron Ore Limited Amabubesi Strategic Investments (Pty) Limited
Barloworld Limited Amabubesi Health Services (Pty) Limited
Dartingo Trading 161 (Pty) Limited Ctrack Fleet Management Solutions (Pty) Limited
Clorpique 149 (Pty) Limited Isithsaba Mineral Resources (Pty) Limited
Corpclo 1934 CC Cross Atlantic Properties 154 (Pty) Limited
Quick Leap Investments 429 (Pty) Limited Amabubesi Panel Beaters (Pty) Limited
Amabubesi Properties (Pty) Limited Amabubesi Financial Services Group (Pty) Limited
Aquarella Investments 109 (Pty) Limited Impetus Regulatory Consultants
AP Lion Investments (Pty) Limited Amabubesi Capital Travelling (Pty) Limited
Group Five AP Developments (Pty) Limited Amabubesi Capital Technologies (Pty) Limited
Reef Switchboard Manufacturers (Pty) Limited Amabubesi Capital Information Services (Pty) Limited
Amabubesi Property Holdings (Pty) Limited Stallion Holdings (Pty) Limited
AP Lion Residential (Pty) Limited Mamela Investments (Pty) Limited
8 Mile Investments 510 (Pty) Limited Deal Commerce Services (Pty) Limited
Group Five AP Investments (Pty) Limited Engski Manufacturing (Pty) Limited
RZT Zelpy 4971 (Pty) Limited Iskepe Logistics (Pty) Limited
Amabubesi Consulting Serivces (Pty) Limited Edwil Property Solutions (Pty) Limited
Sigmax Investment Properties (Pty) Limited Stallion Security Public Services (Pty) Limited
Basil Read Holdings Limited C-Track (SA) (Pty) Limited
National Housing Finance Corporation Limited Golden Rule Technology (Pty) Limited
Amabubesi Transport and Logistics (Pty) Limited Amabubesi BSR Holdings (Pty) Limited
Chestnut Hill Investments 211 (Pty) Limited Stallion Special Operations (Pty) Limited
Amabubesi Information Services (Pty) Limited UBank Limited
Kgethego Property Investments (Pty) Limited Gate Gourmet SA (Pty) Limited
Corpclo 1432 Digicore Holdings Limited
Melody Farm Rainbow Place Properties 128 (Pty) Limited
Ntsaluba Continental Energy and Services (Pty) Limited
ELCB Information Services (Pty) Limited Amabubesi Financial Services Holdings (Pty) Limited
NMT Capital (Pty) Limited Amabubesi Infrastructure (Pty) Limited
NMT Group (Pty) Limited Centric Consortium (Pty) Limited
Amabubesi Auctions (Pty) Limited

There is no other information that is required to be disclosed pursuant to Rule 17 or Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

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