Firestone Diamonds appoints Patrick Meier to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, London – Firestone Diamonds plc (AIM:FDI), the new diamond producer with operations focused in Lesotho, today announced that Patrick Meier has joined the Board as a non-executive director, effective immediately.

Patrick Meier has 25 years of experience in mining and is currently Chairman of Anglo Pacific Group plc. Between 1982 and 2014, Patrick spent his career with Royal Bank of Canada (Europe) Limited, latterly as Head of European Investment Banking.

The Company also announces that Debbie Thomas and Mike Wittet have stepped down from the Board.

Lucio Genovese, Non-Executive Chairman, said: “I am delighted to welcome Patrick Meier to the Board. Patrick brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the mining sector, having been an adviser and financier to numerous companies over the past 25 years. He will be a valuable addition to the Board as we look at ways of continuing to strengthen the Company’s financial position following the recent refinancing.

“I would also like to thank Debbie and Mike for their services to the Board of Directors over the past several years during a key part of the Company’s transformation into a major diamond producer.”

About Firestone

Firestone is an international diamond mining company with operations focused in Lesotho. Firestone commenced commercial production in July 2017 at the Liqhobong Diamond Mine in Lesotho. Lesotho is emerging as one of Africa’s significant new diamond producers, hosting Gem Diamonds’ Letšeng Mine, Firestone’s Liqhobong Mine, Namakwa Diamonds’ Kao Mine and Lucapa’s Mothae Mine.

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