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Tuesday 26 January, 2010

Titanium Resources

Appointment of Marketing Dire

RNS Number : 1041G
Titanium Resources Group Ltd
26 January 2010

 Titanium Resources Group

Appointment of Neil Gawthorpe as Marketing Director

26 January 2010: Titanium Resources Group ("TRG" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Gawthorpe to its senior management team as Marketing Director. 

Mr. Gawthorpe, who joined TRG as Sales & Marketing Manager in 2008, has more than 12 years experience in international industrial minerals marketing covering a broad range of products and end-use sectors, including the refractories, polymers, oil drilling, glass, water treatment, ceramics, paint, feed and pharmaceuticals markets.

After completing a degree in Mineral Engineering at the University of Leeds, Mr. Gawthorpe has held marketing and technical positions at a number of large international minerals producers and trading companies such as Redland PLC, Frank & Schulte GmbH and Minelco Group.  He has significant experience of all aspects of marketing including managing bulk and container logistics and his background as a Mineral Engineer will enable him to continue supporting the work of the operations team at Sierra Rutile.

Prior to joining TRG, Mr. Gawthorpe ran an independent consultancy business sourcing and marketing a varied range of mineral products primarily for Chinese and Indian clients Mr. Gawthorpe's experience of Chinese and Indian markets will strengthen the Company's ability to supply these important growth markets as production at Sierra Rutile increases

Stuart Brown, Mr. Gawthorpe's predecessor, will remain with the Company as a consultant.  John Sisay, Chief Executive of TRG said:

"In his time with the Company Neil has demonstrated an in depth understanding of global rutile markets and played an important role in negotiating agreements with our major customers. I am convinced he will continue to add significant value to the Company in his new role."

"I would like to thank Stuart for his hard work and commitment and am delighted that the Company will continue to benefit from his experience and understanding of titanium markets."


For further information: 

Titanium Resources Limited

John Sisay, Chief Executive 

Walter Kansteiner, Non-executive Chairman 

Tel: +44 (0) 207 321 0000 

Arbuthnot Securities 

Nominated Adviser & Broker

John Prior / Ed Burbidge  

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7012 2000

Aura Financial

Michael Oke / Andy Mills

Tel: +44 (0) 207 321 0000 

Titanium Resources Group 

Titanium Resources Group operates the Sierra Rutile mine in the Republic of Sierra Leone, through its subsidiary Sierra Rutile Limited. The Group is the country's largest private sector employer and produces rutile and ilmenite for use in industrial applications. The Group's operations historically accounted for over 65 per cent of the exports of Sierra Leone.

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