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Pan African Resources PLC (PAF)

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Thursday 17 September, 2009

Pan African Resources PLC

Directorate Change

Regulatory Announcement                                                        

                           Pan African Resources plc                           

  (Incorporated and registered in England and Wales under Companies Act 1985   

              with registered number 3937466 on 25 February 2000)              

                            Share code on AIM: PAF                             

                            Share code on JSE: PAN                             

                              ISIN: GB0004300496                               

                       ("Pan African" or "the Company")                        

Board Appointments

Further to the announcement dated 21 August 2009, Pan African announces that on
17 September 2009 the following changes to the Board were ratified:

  * Cyril Ramaphosa was appointed Non-Executive Chairman;
  * Rowan Smith was appointed as a Non-Executive Director; and
  * Cobus Loots was appointed as Finance Director.
Keith Spencer has assumed the role of Independent, Non-Executive Deputy

Cyril Ramaphosa joined the board of SAB Ltd in 1997 and was appointed to the
board of South African Breweries plc upon its listing on the London Stock
Exchange in 1999. He is Executive Chairman of Shanduka Group, Joint
Non-Executive Chairman of Mondi plc and Mondi Limited and holds directorships
in Macsteel Global B.V., MTN Group Ltd, The Bidvest Group, Standard Bank and
Alexander Forbes. He also serves on the board of the Commonwealth Business

Rowan Smith is the Managing Director of Shanduka Resources and has almost two
decades of collective experience in the minerals and merchant banking
industries. His experience includes mine - geological valuation work for Rand
Mines, seven years with Société Générale de Surveillance in both Geneva and
South Africa as a senior manager, and four years as a Director of Investec's
Resource Finance Division.

Cobus Loots is a Chartered Accountant who worked in Investment Banking with
Macquarie Africa prior to holding positions with Shanduka Coal and Sentula
Mining. He became a Principal at Shanduka Resources in 2008.

Jan Nelson, CEO of Pan African, said: "Pan African is delighted to welcome the
new directors to our board. We look forward to their contributions in ensuring
the combined success of the Group."

Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa (aged 56) currently holds, or has held within the last
5 years, the following directorships:

Current                                Within the last 5 years               
Alexander Forbes Equity Holdings (Pty) Alexander Forbes Limited              
Alexander Forbes Group (Proprietary)   Barberton Mines Limited               
Assore Limited                         BDFM                                  
Bidvest Group Limited                  Future Africa Trading (PTY) LTD       
Commonwealth Business Council Limited  Johnnic Holdings Limited              
Investment Solutions (South Africa)    Macsteel Holdings                     
Kangra Coal (Pty) Limited              Medscheme Limited                     
Macsteel Global b.v.                   Shanduka Coal (Pty) Limited           
Macsteel Service Centres SA (Pty)      Shanduka Fund Managers (Pty) Limited  
Maxshell 80 Investments (Proprietary)  Shanduka Gold (Pty) Limited           
MTN International (Pty) Ltd            Shanduka Properties (Pty) Limited     
MTN Group Limited                      Seardel Investment Corporation Limited
MTN Holdings (Pty) Ltd                 Secured Property Holdings (PTY) LTD   
Mondi Packaging South Africa (Pty) Ltd Rentworks Africa (Pty) LTD            
Mondi Shanduka Newsprint (Pty) Ltd     Vancut Diamond Works (PTY) LTD        
Mondi plc                              Welgedacht Exploration Company Limited
Mondi South Africa Limited                                                   
SABMiller plc                                                                
Shanduka Advisors (Pty) Limited                                              
Shanduka Group (Pty) Limited                                                 
Shanduka Resources (Pty) Limited                                             
Standard Bank Group Limited                                                  
Standard Bank of South Africa Limited                                        
TBWA Hunt Lascaris Holdings                                                  
(Proprietary) Limited                                                        
Tutuwa Strategic Holdings 1                                                  

Rowan Murray Smith (aged 45) currently holds, or has held within the last 5
years, the following directorships:

Current                                Within the last 5 years               
Shanduka Group (Pty) Limited           Barberton Mines (Pty) Limited         
Shaduka Resources (Pty) Limited                                              
Shanduka Coal Investments (Pty)                                              
Shanduka Gold (Pty) Limited                                                  
Shanduka Newsprint (Pty) Limited                                             
Shanduka Packaging (Pty) Limited                                             
Kangra Coal (Pty) Limited                                                    
Mondi Shanduka Newsprint (Pty) Limited                                       
Mondi Packaging SA (Pty) Limited                                             
Main Street 343 (Pty) Limited                                                
Shanduka Coal (Pty) Limited                                                  
Rapid Coal (Pty) Limited                                                     
Wakefield Investments (Pty) Limited                                          
Side Minerals (Pty) Limited                                                  
Leeufontein Myne (Pty) Limited                                               
Bankfontein Properties (Pty) Limited                                         
Springboklaagte Mining (Pty) Limited                                         
Lexshell 99 General Trading (Pty)                                            
Graspan Colliery (Pty) Limited                                               
Shanduka Exploration (Pty) Limited                                           
Assore Limited                                                               

Jacobus Albertus Johannes Loots (aged 31) currently holds, or has held within
the last 5 years, the following directorships:

Current                                Within the last 5 years               
Makeda Fund Managers Limited           None                                  
Barberton Mines Limited                                                      
Kanga Coal (Pty) Ltd                                                         
Shanduka Coal (Pty) Ltd                                                      

There is no further information to be disclosed in accordance with AIM Rules
Schedule 2(g).

17 September 2009

Sponsor and Corporate Advisor

Barnard Jacobs Mellet Corporate Finance (Proprietary) Limited

For further information on Pan African Resources plc, please visit the website


Pan African Resources

Jan Nelson, CEO

+27 (0) 11 243 2900

Nicole Spruijt, Public Relations

+27 (0) 11 243 2900

RBC Capital Markets

Martin Eales

+44 (0) 20 7029 7881

Barnard Jacobs Mellet Corporate Finance (Proprietary) Limited

Natalie Di-Sante

+27 (0) 11 750 0207

Sholto Simpson

+27 (0) 11 750 0213

St James's Corporate Services Limited

Phil Dexter

+44 (0) 20 7499 3916

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Jennifer Cohen

+27 (0) 11 214 2401

Louise Brugman

+27 (0) 11 214 2415

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