China Africa Resources appoints Cungen Ding, Li Ming and Wu Wang to the Board as Non-Executive Directors

– UK, London / CHINA – China Africa Resources plc advises that Mr Cungen Ding, Mr Li Ming and Mr Wu Ming Wang (Mr Wu Wang) have been appointed to the Board as non-executive directors with immediate effect and as representatives of HK ECE, the Company’s 65% shareholder. In addition, Mr Jianrong Xu and Mr Xingnam Xie have resigned with immediate effect. Mr Cungen Ding has been appointed as non-executive Chairman of the Company and a member of the Audit Committee. Mr Wu Wang will become a member of the Nominations Committee.

Mr Cungen Ding, aged 57, was trained in geological exploration, is a member of AusIMM and has published several papers on geology and mineral prospecting. He has worked for more than thirty years in the exploration business and is currently Chief Geologist of the Jiangsu East China Non-Ferrous Metals Investment Holding Co., Ltd (ECE) as well as being the Dean of the East China Non-ferrous Geological Mineral Exploration Institute. During the past five years, Mr Ding has, amongst other things, led the survey of the MOMATitanium Iron Placer Project in Mozambique and the preliminary and detailed survey of the Iron Project in Taliabu Island, Indonesia.

Mr Li Ming, aged 38, has over 19 years of mineral exploration and geo-engineering experience, including 6 years of management experience in exploration and related mining operations in Namibia. A Master of Business Administration from Nanjing University and he also has a Bachelor’s degree in English. He is currently responsible for the management of six Namibian companies involved in exploration and mining activities across the likes of copper, iron ore and zinc in Nambia. He is a former Deputy General Manager at Hong Kong East China Non-Ferrous Mineral Resource Co., Ltd

Mr Wu Wang, aged 36, has a Bachelor’s degree of Engineering in Mineral Prospecting and Exploration from Northeastern University and is a Doctor of Science (Geology) from Peking University. He has over six years of mineral prospecting and exploration experience, specifically in mineral resource surveying and assessment of copper, gold and iron projects.  In addition, he has considerable experience in exploration and due diligence of South American and African projects and is versed in both Chinese Standard and JORC.  He has also published seventeen papers and compiled two Mining Development Investment Guides. He is currently Deputy General Manager at Hong Kong East China Non-Ferrous Mineral Resource Co., Ltd.

Commenting on the changes to the board of directors, Rod Webster, Chief Executive Officer said: “We are delighted to welcome Mr Cungen Ding, Mr Li Ming and Mr Wu Wang to the Board and we look forward to working with them as the Company develops its Berg Aukas asset”.

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