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Monday 11 October, 2004

Oxus Gold PLC

Directorate Change

Oxus Gold PLC
11 October 2004

For immediate release: 11 October 2004

                              OXUS GOLD PLC

                       APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTORS

LONDON: 11 October 2004 - Oxus Gold plc ('Oxus' or the 'Company') (OXS.L) is
pleased to announce that Mr Oliver Prior and Mr Douglas Sutherland have been
appointed to the board as non-executive directors with immediate effect from
Monday, 11 October 2004.

Douglas McLean Sutherland, age 67, is a chartered accountant with over 40 years'
experience in banking, of which 34 years were with the Nedbank Group where he
held senior positions in Johannesburg and London in investment management,
corporate finance and commercial lending.

Oliver Prior, age 57, began his career as a Lloyd's insurance broker and has
served in several directorial roles for a number of Lloyd's insurance broking
companies prior to joining Willis Faber Dumas Limited, as Chairman of the
Financial Institutions and Specie Division.  Oliver is currently a senior
consultant with the FirstCity Partnership Limited.

The Company also announces changes to its corporate governance committees. The
new Audit Committee comprises Michael Beckett, Mark Wellesley-Wood and Douglas
Sutherland. The new Remuneration & Nominations Committee comprises Michael
Beckett, Mark Wellesley-Wood and Oliver Prior. The new Independent Committee
comprises Dan Kappes, Douglas Sutherland and Oliver Prior. Douglas Sutherland
acts as the senior independent director.

Bill Trew, CEO of Oxus, commented: 'I would like to welcome Douglas and Oliver
to the board. Their significant combined financial and risk management
experience will undoubtedly benefit the Company. Oxus is at an exciting stage in
its corporate development, with Amantaytau Goldfields already in profitable
production and Vysokovoltnoye and Jerooy both under construction.  I am
confident that we now have the right combination of executive and non-executive
skills to continue to build a major mining company for the benefit of all our

Douglas Sutherland is interested in 150,000 shares in the Company, representing
0.07% of the outstanding share capital.  Oliver Prior is interested in 48,000
shares in the Company, representing 0.02% of the outstanding share capital.

Other Directorships

Oliver Prior


Willis Faber & Dumas Limited ('Willis')

Douglas  McLean Sutherland
Present                            Past
Nedcor Ltd                         Old Mutual International Fund Managers (IOM)
Group Insurance Co Ltd             Old Mutual International Financial Services (IOM) Ltd
                                   NIB International Trust Co Ltd
                                   Hansford Ltd (formerly NIB Holdings International Ltd)
                                   Hampsel Ltd (formerly NIB Enterprises Ltd)
                                   NIB International Asset Management Ltd
                                   Syfrets International Fund Administration Ltd
                                   Term Holdings Ltd
                                   Nedcor Trade Services Ltd
                                   Nedeurope Ltd
                                   Lancelot Ltd
                                   Nedzim Ltd
                                   Ramsec Ltd
                                   Old Mutual International (IOM) Ltd
                                   Old Mutual International Funds Ltd
                                   Old Mutual International Total Income Fund Ltd

There is no further information to be disclosed pursuant to the AIM rules.


Oxus Gold plc                                     Bankside

Richard Wilkins/Joanna Solino                    Keith Irons
Tel:  0207 907 2000                              Tel: 0207 444 4155

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