– UK, London – Orogen Gold plc (AIM:ORE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Colin Bird as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the Company with immediate effect.

Colin Bird is a chartered mining engineer with extensive multi-commodity mine management experience in Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. He has been involved in a number of public listings in the UK, Canada and South Africa, including as founder of Kiwara plc which discovered the large Kalumbila copper project in Zambia, which was sold to First Quantum Minerals Ltd in 2009 for US$260 million.

As CEO, Colin will lead the execution of the Company’s strategy and future direction.

Following the appointment of Colin Bird, Ed Slowey assumes the role of Operations Director with responsibility for running the day to day management of the Company’s existing projects and assisting Colin Bird in his role as CEO.

Adam Reynolds, Chairman said: “I am delighted to welcome Colin as CEO of Orogen. His appointment further enhances the extensive exploration, mining and commercial experience of our Board. Colin has a proven track record of enhancing shareholder value through maximising the potential of exploration assets and the identification of new projects. I have great confidence that Colin’s appointment will be successful and his experience will prove vital in the future development of the Company.”

Colin Bird said: “I am pleased to be given the opportunity to assist Orogen in its future development. I am joining a seasoned public company management team and am confident that jointly we can take Orogen forward to new heights.”

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