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Thursday 17 May, 2001

Paladin Resources

Re Directorate

Paladin Resources PLC
17 May 2001



                            PALADIN RESOURCES plc

                         ('Paladin' or 'the Company')


                              Board Appointments




At the Annual General Meeting held today, Mr David McGibbon resigned as a
non-executive director and Mr Bill Turcan was appointed a non-executive
director at the Board Meeting which followed, both effective immediately.


Mr Turcan was formerly Chief Executive of Elementis plc (previously known as
Harrisons & Crosfield plc) and has considerable corporate experience. He is
currently a Non-executive Director of Amber Industrial Holdings plc and was
until recently a Non-executive Director of Pro Soya plc.

The Company confirms that there is no information to be disclosed with regard
to Mr Turcan pursuant to Rule 16.4(b) of the Listing Rules of the Financial
Services Authority.



Malcolm Gourlay, Chairman of Paladin, commented:


'On behalf of the Board I would like to thank David McGibbon for his
contribution to Paladin over the last seven years and I would like to welcome
Bill Turcan to the Board. Paladin has developed into a significant exploration
and production company in a relatively short space of time. We are committed
to continuing this growth and Bill Turcan is well placed to help us achieve
our ambitions.'


                                                                   17 May 2001

ENQUIRIES:
Paladin Resources plc                              Tel: 020 7534 2900

Roy A. Franklin, Chief Executive

Cuth McDowell, Finance Director
College Hill                                       Tel: 020 7457 2020

James Henderson