Board Strengthened with Appointment of Experienced Mining Executive as Non-Executive Director
Alien Metals Ltd (LSE AIM:UFO), a global minerals exploration and development company, is pleased to announce the appointment with immediate effect of Jonathan (Jo) Battershill as a Non-Executive Director of the Company.
Bill Brodie Good, CEO & Technical Director of Alien Metals, commented:
“We are really pleased to welcome Jo to the Board as we know his experience and knowledge will add significantly to the Company and the projects. He has been working in an advisory capacity over the last few months so we already appreciate the potential he adds to the Board. With his geologist career, followed by his corporate and business experience, he brings a great combination to the team and I am really looking forward to working with him going forward and having his experience to support the growth of Alien.”
Jo graduated as a geologist from the Camborne School of Mines in 1995. His career spans over 25 years in global mining, business development and finance based across Australia, the UK, North America and the Caribbean. His industry experience includes senior operational and business development roles with WMC Resources as well as significant stockbroking and banking experience at Hartleys, Citigroup, UBS and Canaccord in Perth, Sydney and London. While as an analyst with UBS, Jo was voted the number one mining analyst in Australia for 6 years.
Between UBS and Canaccord, Jo ran a private consulting and advisory business where he advised public and private corporates in the natural resources sector on strategy, M&A and capital raisings with transactions totalling over c.US$300m.
He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of LSE listed Anglesey Mining plc, the Non-Executive Chairman of Black Dragon Gold Corporation and Non-Executive Director of Silver Mines Limited, both ASX listed.
In addition, the Company announces that Jo will be granted options over the common shares of the Company (“Options”) under the terms of the Company’s EMI Share Option Plan, which also makes provision for the award of non-EMI share options, as set out below:
Accordingly, under the UK Corporate Governance Code, which has been adopted by the Company, he will not be regarded as an independent director.
As required under Schedule Two, paragraph (g) (i)-(viii) of the AIM Rules for Companies further disclosures on Jo Battershill are as follows.
Jonathan (“Jo”) Lesland Battershill, aged 51, has held the following directorships and/or partnerships in the past five years:
There is no further information on Mr Battershill required to be disclosed under Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.
For further information please visit the Company’s website at www.alienmetals.uk, or contact:
Alien Metals Limited
Bill Brodie Good, CEO & Technical Director
(via St-James’ Corporate Services, Company Secretary)
Tel: +44 20 7796 8644
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