Panthera Resources appoints Catherine Apthorpe to its Board as Independent Non-Executive Director

– UK, London – Panthera Resources plc (AIM: PAT), the gold exploration and development company with assets in India and West Africa, today announced the appointment of Catherine Apthorpe to its Board of Directors as an independent non-executive director.

Ms. Apthorpe is a qualified solicitor with 13 years’ experience in markets that are highly relevant to Panthera’s current activities. She has a broad range of experience and connections across the UK’s mining community and capital markets, and she has been active in the West African gold mining industry.

Catherine was recently selected as one of the Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining as a result of the leading role she played in many important corporate activities as an executive in the mining industry. Her experience spans many facets of corporate management including financing, strategic investment, project management, debt financings, asset sales, takeover defence and Panthera is pleased to be able to benefit from her experience and industry knowledge.

Michael Higgins, Non-Executive Chairman of Panthera Resources, commented: “Catherine’s appointment to the Board of Panthera is an important step in the Company’s development. Following our successful AIM listing it is important for Panthera to rebalance the skills and capabilities of its board to reflect its evolving corporate and business requirements. We at Panthera take pride in our commitment to the highest levels of corporate governance. Catherine’s appointment provides important independence, capabilities, skills and connections in our most important markets. We look forward to working with Catherine and benefitting from her wide experience and industry knowledge.”

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