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Lonmin PLC (LMI)

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Thursday 16 August, 2012

Lonmin PLC

Executive Management

RNS Number : 1807K
Lonmin PLC
16 August 2012





Lonmin Plc
4 Grosvenor Place
London SW1X 7YL
United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)20 7201 6000
+44 (0)20 7201 6100


16 August 2012


Lonmin Executive Management


It is with regret that the Company must announce that Ian Farmer, the Chief Executive Officer, has been diagnosed with a serious illness and is presently in hospital. The Board, on behalf of the entire Company, wishes him a full and speedy recovery. Our thoughts are with Ian and his family at this difficult time.


In Ian's absence the day-to-day business of the Company will be the responsibility of the Executive Committee (Exco) under the temporary leadership of Roger Phillimore. In addition, Mohamed Seedat, a director of the business and until 2010 the Chief Operating Officer of Lonmin, will join the Exco to provide added support.


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Investors / Analysts:


Tanya Chikanza (Head of Investor Relations)

+44 (0)20 7201 6007

Ruli Diseko (Investor Relations Manager)

+27 (0)11 218 8373


Cardew Group

James Clark

+44 (0)20 7930 0777

Inzalo Communications

Gillian Findlay

+27 (0)11 646 9992



Notes to editors


About Lonmin:

1. Lonmin, which is listed on both the London Stock Exchange and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, is one of the world's largest primary producers of Platinum Group Metals (PGMs). These metals are essential for many industrial applications, especially catalytic converters for internal combustion engine emissions, as well as their widespread use in jewellery.


Lonmin's operations are situated in the Bushveld Complex in South Africa, where nearly 80% of global PGM resources are found.


The Company creates value for shareholders through mining, refining and marketing PGMs and has a vertically integrated operational structure - from mine to market. Lonmin's mining operations extract ore from which the Process Division produces refined PGMs for delivery to customers. Underpinning the operations is the Shared Services function which provides high quality levels of support and infrastructure across the operations.


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