Appointment of Directors
Johannesburg, 18 December 2019: In terms of Section 3.59 of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited, Sibanye-Stillwater (Tickers JSE: SGL and NYSE: SBGL - https://www.commodity-tv.com/play/sibanye-stillwater-diversifying-globally-in-metals-and-jurisdictions/ ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Messrs Wang Bin and Lu Jiongjie as Non-Independent, Non-Executive Directors to the Company’s Board with effect from 1 January 2020. The appointments are pursuant to a written merger agreement entered into in August 2013 between Sibanye Gold and Gold One International Limited (“Gold One”) for the acquisition by Sibanye Gold of Gold One’s Cooke and Ezulwini Operations.
Mr Wang Bin has over 20 years of experience in engineering management, operational leadership, project development, and corporate business development in the mining and metals industry. He is currently the deputy general manager of Baiyin Nonferrous Group Co. Ltd, in charge of the overseas investments and assets management. Baiyin is one of the leading mining companies in China with businesses comprising mining, processing, smelting and refining, downstream manufacturing, research & development, investment and trading. Mr. Wang Bin was previously the project director for the acquisition of the 40% minority shareholders’ equity of Gold One Group Limited.
Mr Lu Jiongjie is currently the General Manager of Baiyin International Investment Ltd which he established in 2013 as Baiyin’s platform for overseas investment and management, and grew to the current size of approximately US$400m investments under management and US$800m debt financing under management, on behalf of Baiyin Group. He previously worked as an Associate and Director of Long March Capital wherein he participated in the various mining transactions, including a $635m investment by a Chinese consortium led by Baiyin in 2011 to acquire Gold One.
The Board welcomes Messrs Bin and Jiongjie to the Company and looks forward to their valuable contribution.
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