– GUERNSEY, St Peter Port – Obtala Resources Limited (AIM:OBT), the vertically integrated agri-processing, farming, timber and retail company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Emma Priestley to the Board as an Executive Director with immediate effect.

Emma Priestley specializes in Africa and emerging market sectors, developing and advising companies. In this capacity, until its successful takeover, she was an Executive Director of Lonrho Plc, focusing on opportunities in agriculture, logistics, infrastructure, and natural resources, and attracting investors to them, both in equity and structured finance.

Emma is on the board of Stratex International Plc as business development and market liaison, in conjunction with this she is an adviser with African Resource Capital focused on investments on the African Continent. Previously, Emma has worked with GVA Grimley and IMC Mackay & Schnellmann, investment bank CSFB, advisers VSA Resources, Ambrian Partners, where she worked as corporate broker and adviser. Emma is a graduate of Camborne School of Mines, is a chartered Mining Engineer and Chartered Mineral Surveyor.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Francesco Scolaro, Chairman of Obtala, said: “On behalf of the Board, I would like to welcome Emma to Obtala. Emma brings a wealth of experience in the agricultural and related logistics sector in Africa which will greatly benefit and complement the Company as we continue our corporate growth plans.”

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