Board Changes, Dates of Results Announcement and AGM

Goldplat plc, the AIM listed gold producer in Africa, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr.  Nigel Patrick Gordon Wyatt, as Non-Executive Director, with immediate effect.  This Board appointment is in line with the Company's strategy of strengthening its team, as it continues to build on its position as the market leader of gold recovery in Africa.  Additionally, Dr Robert Pitts Smith is stepping down from the Board as Executive Director, in line with his planned retirement. This will take effect on 31 December 2013, and since 1 July 2103, his work commitments have been on a part-time basis.

Mr. Wyatt has over 40 years of experience in the mining arena, having held senior positions in a number of mining and engineering companies, primarily in Southern Africa. This includes acting as Group Marketing Director of a De Beers subsidiary group, which was responsible for supplying specialised materials, engineering and technology to the industrial and mining sectors.  Following this he was Commercial Director of Dunlop Industrial Products (Pty) Ltd, South Africa.  Nigel is a mining engineer and a graduate of the Camborne School of Mines, England.

The Company also announces that it intends to announce its preliminary results for the year ended 30 June 2013 on 6 November 2013, post its Annual Report shortly thereafter and hold the Annual General Meeting on 5 December 2013.

Goldplat Chairman Brian Moritz said, "I am delighted to welcome Nigel Wyatt to the Board and believe his expertise in the southern African mining arena as well as his experience as an AIM company director will be invaluable to Goldplat as it continues to build itself as a profitable, market leading gold recovery company in Africa.  I would also like to thank Robert Smith for his work and valuable contributions during his time with the Company and wish him the very best when he retires at the end of the year."  

Nigel Wyatt Directorships

Nigel Wyatt, aged 66, currently holds or has held the following directorships and partnerships in the last five years:

Current directorships / partnerships       Past directorships / partnerships
European Metals plc Chromex Mining Limited
International Copper Resources Ltd Chromex Mining Plc
Lunga Resources Ltd
Madini Resources Ltd (BVI)
Matier (Pty) Ltd
Mocani (Pty) Ltd
Southern Chrome Limited

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

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For further information visit or contact:

Ian Visagie, CEO Goldplat plc Tel: +27 (82) 671 2078
Ewan Leggat/Katy Birkin SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP Tel: +44 (0) 20 3463 2260
Felicity Edwards/ Charlotte Heap St Brides Media & Finance Ltd Tel: +44 (0)20 7236 1177


Goldplat plc, is an AIM-listed profitable, debt free gold producer and mine development company focused in Africa, which has a strong cash position of GBP1.95 million as at 31 Dec 2012. The Company has a solid portfolio of assets including two gold recovery operations in South Africa and Ghana, which recover precious metal from by-products of the mining process such as woodchips, fine carbon and waste grease. For the FY 2012 these operations produced circa 31,354 ounces of gold. Goldplat also has a gold mining and exploration development portfolio in Kenya, Ghana and Burkina Faso.