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Friday 10 June, 2005

Novera Energy Ltd

Deputy Chairman Appointment

Novera Energy Ltd
10 June 2005

10 June 2005

                                                            ASX/RNS ANNOUNCEMENT

              Novera Energy appoints John Brown as Deputy Chairman

International renewable energy company, Novera Energy Limited (ASX: NVE; AIM:
NVE), is pleased to announce the appointment of John Brown, former Chief
Executive of Speedy Hire plc, as Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chairman.

John joins the Board today as the Company is admitted to the Alternative
Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange.

Novera Chairman Dr Don Stammer said: 'It is great to have John joining the
Novera Energy Board at such an exciting time for the Company, as we embark on
our AIM admission. He brings a wealth of experience of working at senior levels
in UK listed companies and has a strong track record of entrepreneurial team

John is due to retire from the Board of Speedy Hire plc during July 2005. From
1977 to 1996 he was Managing Director of Speedy Hire Centres Ltd. In addition,
between 1973 and 1996 he was Group Finance Director at Allen plc and oversaw the
company's 1989 flotation.

He is currently Chairman of Voller Energy, which floated on AIM in February,
Chairman of Scott Harris Limited, the investor relations consultancy, a
Non-Executive Director of Lookers plc, as well as being a member of the North
West Economic Panel of Bank of England.

He began his career by qualifying with Association of Certified Chartered
Accountants, and in 1966 he joined Peat Marwick Mitchell. John has also held
posts at Rolls Royce plc, Binks Bullows, Midland Industries plc and A Robinson &

Novera Energy Limited's current Deputy Chairman, Donald Farrands, will remain on
the Board as a Non-Executive Director. Novera Energy Limited will remain listed
on the ASX.


Additional information:

David Reid, Westbrook Communications:                     +61 (02) 9231 0922 / 
                                                          mobile 0417 217157

Brian Stewart, Novera Energy,                             +61 (02) 9240 2704 / 
                                                          mobile 0403 465433

Ken Cronin/Janine Brewis, Gavin Anderson & Company,       + 44 (0) 20 7554 1400

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