– SWITZERLAND, Baar – Glencore plc (LSE:GLEN), announces the appointment of Gill Marcus as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 January 2018.

Gill Marcus was Governor of the South African Reserve Bank from November 2009 to November 2014.

Ms Marcus worked in exile for the African National Congress from 1970 until 1994 in a variety of roles including that of Deputy Secretary of Information and Publicity. Returning to South Africa in 1990, Gill was a key member of the team that prepared for the first democratic elections. In 1994 she was elected to the South African Parliament, where she chaired the Joint Standing Committee on Finance. In 1996 she was appointed as Deputy Minister of Finance and in 1999 as Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank, where she served for 5 years.

Ms Marcus was the non-executive chairperson of the Absa Group from 2007 to 2009. She has also been a non-executive director of Gold Fields Ltd and Bidvest .

Ms Marcus has acted as chairperson of a number of South African regulatory and supervisory bodies, including the Financial Services Board and the Standing Committee for the Revision of the Banks Act. She has also served as a non-executive director of the Advisory Board of the Auditor General and was a member of the Millennium Labour Council.

Ms Marcus is a graduate of the University of South Africa.

Commenting on the new appointment, Tony Hayward, Chairman, stated: “I am extremely pleased that Gill Marcus has accepted the Board’s invitation to become a Director of Glencore. We believe that her long record of public service coupled with her finance experience, geo-political insights and non-executive board experience will be a great benefit to us.”

Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 90 commodities. The Group’s operations comprise around 150 mining and metallurgical sites, oil production assets and agricultural facilities.

With a strong footprint in both established and emerging regions for natural resources, Glencore’s industrial and marketing activities are supported by a global network of more than 90 offices located in over 50 countries.

Glencore’s customers are industrial consumers, such as those in the automotive, steel, power generation, oil and food processing sectors. We also provide financing, logistics and other services to producers and consumers of commodities. Glencore’s companies employ around 155,000 people, including contractors.

Glencore is proud to be a member of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the International Council on Mining and Metals. We are an active participant in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

For more information : http://www.glencore.com

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