ECR Minerals plc (ECR.L) Appointment of Andrew Scott as a Non-Executive Director

ECR Minerals plc (LON: ECR), the gold exploration and development company focused on Australia, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Scott (“Andrew Scott”) as a Non-Executive Director of ECR Minerals plc, with immediate effect.

A communications specialist and media professional with more than 15 years of experience across key global markets, Andrew Scott is well known in the UK and across Australia as an interviewer with multi-media news and investor relations organisation Proactive Investors. He has also worked at Sky News UK, Reuters (where he presented and edited Business Show ‘Money Matters’) and worked in presenting and media roles at ITV and Television NZ (TVNZ).

A list of Andrew Scott’s current directorships/partnerships together with those held within the last five years is set out below:

Current: None.

Past (held within last five years): Andrew Scott Media Limited

Andrew Scott (aged 35) has confirmed that there is no further information to be disclosed pursuant to paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules.

David Tang, Chairman commented: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Scott to the board of directors. Andrew needs no introduction; I know our investors and shareholders will be aware of his profile and calibre as a business anchor.

“We believe the doors that Andrew will open for us going forward will be invaluable to the board and to ECR on a corporate level.”

‘At the same time, we continue to utilise recruitment firms to identify a new CEO and will provide further updates to shareholders as appropriate’.

Additional Disclosures

The following information is disclosed pursuant to Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

Andrew Scott (aged 35) has one past directorship in the last five years being Andrew Scott Media Limited (09751664). He has no other current directorships and partnerships to disclose.

As part of Andrew’s employment contract Andrew has been issued with certain options, the details of which are as follows:

Options over 5,000,000 ordinary shares which vest immediately and are exercisable at any time for a period of three years whilst Andrew remains a director of the Company at a price of 2.2p per ordinary share conditional on the VWAP of the ECR shares being greater than 3.75p for at least 10 days at the time of exercise; and
Options over 10,000,000 ordinary shares which vest immediately and are exercisable at any time for a period of three years whilst Andrew remains a director of the Company at a price of 4.4p per ordinary share, conditional on the VWAP of the ECR shares being greater than 7.5p for at least 10 days at the time of exercise.
There is no further information regarding Mr Scott required to be disclosed pursuant to AIM Rule 17 and Schedule Two (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies and Mr Scott holds no other shares or options, other than those disclosed above.

Auditor Update

The Audit Partner (Responsible Individual – “RI”) for a company is expected to act in that role for 5 years before being required to rotate and be replaced by another RI. The current RI completed his 5 years at the conclusion of the audit for the year ended 30 September 2020.

However, the FRC Revised Ethical Standard 2019 states that in circumstances where the audit committee (or equivalent) of the audited entity decide that a degree of flexibility over the timing of rotation is necessary to safeguard the quality of the audit and the audit firm agrees, the RI may continue in this position for an additional period of up to two years (so that no longer than seven years in total is spent in the position).

Therefore, with the consent of PKF LittleJohn (the Company’s auditors) it has been agreed by the audit committee of ECR that whilst the current RI has been in place for five years, it is in the best interests of the Company, particularly given the recent and untimely death of former CEO Craig Brown, for the current RI to extend their position for one more year.

MARKET ABUSE REGULATIONS (EU) No. 596/2014

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 (MAR). Upon the publication of this announcement via Regulatory Information Service (RIS), this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

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ECR Minerals plc

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7929 1010

David Tang, Non-Executive Chairman

Email: info@ecrminerals.com

Website: www.ecrminerals.com


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