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Appointment of Director

05 January 2012

The Board of Mwana PLC is pleased to announce that Johan Botha is joining the Board in a non-executive capacity with effect from 4 January 2012.

Johan Louis Botha, aged 62, is a South African citizen with more than 40 years' experience in the African mining sector, including 26 years working across Anglo Gold's mine portfolio and as a Manager in the Company's Technical Development Division. His experience also includes positions at BHP at the Hartley Platinum mine project in Zimbabwe, Randgold Resources in South Africa and Mali and Gold Fields Ghana Ltd, where he was Vice President. At Banro Corporation he led the successful development and construction of their Twangiza gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kalaa Mpinga, CEO, commented: "I am delighted to welcome Johan to the Mwana Board. He will bring an important technical contribution to the Board as we continue the development of our projects. His wealth of experience across African mining, including at gold and precious metals operations in Zimbabwe and the DRC, is a perfect match for Mwana's assets and strategy".

Mr Botha's current and previous directorships within the last 5 years are as follows:

Current Directorships Past Directorships
Sum of Small Trading (South Africa) n/a

here are no other details which require to be disclosed in accordance with Rule 17 and paragraph (g) Schedule Two of the AIM Rules.

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