RNS Number : 0535T
Gemstones of Africa Group PLC
01 June 2009
Gemstones of Africa PLC
('GoA' or the 'Company')
Gemstones of Africa Plc (GOA), the AIM listed explorer focused on Tanzania, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Simon Rollason as Non-Executive Chairman with effect from 1 June 2009. He replaces David Hargreaves who will continue with the Company as Managing Director.
Simon brings a wealth of experience to the company having worked in mining and geological exploration in Africa, Middle East, Central Asia and the Far East with both multi-nationals and junior resources companies. He has been involved with and managed operations which have varied from exploration and evaluation projects to successful feasibility studies. Over the past 18 years he has gained experience working on a broad spread of commodities ranging from grassroots exploration through to producing assets. Simon is currently the Managing Director of Obtala Resources Plc.
David Hargreaves, commented
'I have great confidence in the experience and commitment which Simon brings to the Company. I am confident that with Simon's support GoA will be able to deliver value for our shareholders.'
Save as set out in this announcement, there is no information to be disclosed pursuant to pursuant to paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 to the AIM Rules for Companies.
For further information please contact:
Gemstones of Africa Group Plc Tel. 07884437468
David Hargreaves, MD
Daniel Stewart & Company plc Tel. 020 7776 6550
Stewart Dick /Simon Leathers
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