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/ Ticker: GDP / Index: AIM / Sector: Mining & Exploration8 January 2014Goldplat plc


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, the AIM listed gold producer in , is pleased to announce further to the announcement dated , that its current Executive Director Mr. has been appointed Chief Operating Officer ('COO') of with immediate effect.  This appointment will see Hansie responsible for gold recovery operations and expansion opportunities in .  As previously announced, Dr stepped down from his role as Executive Director on in line with his retirement.  Hansie's appointment as COO reinforces the Company's strategy of succession planning and strengthening its team as it continues to build on its position as the market leader of gold recovery in .Goldplat plcGoldplatGoldplat'sAfricaAfricaAfrica5 December 201331 December 2013Hansie van VredenRobert Pitts Smith

CEO said, "I would firstly like to thank Bob for his years of service to the Company; he has played a vital role in the success of our market leading gold recovery operations in and since our inception and we wish him all the best in his retirement. With that said, we are also delighted to appoint Hansie to the role of Chief Operating Officer.  During his time at he has become an invaluable member of the Group, and his status as COO now reflects that.  In his role as Managing Director of both our gold recovery operations he has already gained an invaluable understanding of the Company's operations and with this expertise I am confident that Hansie will continue to help our company grow."Goldplat'sGoldplatIan VisagieSouth AfricaGhana

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, is an AIM-listed profitable, debt free gold recovery services company with two market leading operations in and which produced 35,099 ounces of gold in FY 2013 generating a gross profit of £5,308,892. The Company's strategy is focussed on utilising its robust cash flow generated from flagship gold recovery operations in to self-fund sustainable growth and expansion of niche gold recovery business model. The Company also has a small gold mining and exploration portfolio in , and and is evaluating various opportunities to create value or monetise these assets.Goldplat plcSouth AfricaGhanaAfricaKenyaBurkina FasoGhana

,  CEOIan VisagieGoldplat plcTel: +27 (82) 671 2078
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/Andrew RacaJustin McKeeganVSA CapitalTel: + 44 (0)20 3005 5000
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