– TOGO, Lome – Premier African Minerals Limited (AIM:PREM), announces that John Stalker has today resigned as a director of the Company and simultaneously Wolfgang Hampel has been appointed as a director of the Company with immediate effect.
George Roach, CEO and Chairman commented: “Mr Stalker has made a valuable contribution to the development of the Company over several years. On behalf of the Company and the Board, I would like to express my appreciation and wish him well in future endeavours, and his goal of reducing his current work load. At the same time, I welcome Mr Hampel to the Board. Mr Hampel is a widely experienced seasoned geologist and has overseen Premier’s exploration projects in Zimbabwe since 2014. His knowledge and experience in pegmatite ore bodies and rare earth elements is significant as we look to progress Zulu Lithium to definitive feasibility study and with re-emerging interest in rare earth elements, revitalise our exploration of the Katete rare earth carbonatite complex.“
About Wolfgang Hampel
Mr Hampel is a seasoned geologist with 27 years of experience in lithium, rare earth elements and as well precious and base metals. Before joining Premier, between 2008 and 2012 Mr Hampel was Chief Operating Officer and consulting geologist for Tantalus Rare Earths AG which discovered a rare earth ionic clay deposit on the Ampasindava Peninsula in Northern Madagascar. Between 2006 and 2008, Mr Hampel was Head of the Department for Mining Infrastructure and Mineral Exploration for Fugro Consult GmbH, a leading geological and earth sciences consultancy and previously, Mr Hampel worked for the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, the central geoscientific authority providing advice to the German Federal Government on geoscience related matters. In the 1990s, Mr Hampel was involved in the discovery and development of several gold deposits and major gold anomalies in West Africa.
Mr Hampel has a degree in Geology, Economic Geology and Petrology from the Technical University of Munich, Germany and is a member of the European Federation of Geologists (n° 1261) and the German Professional Association of Geoscientists. He is a Qualified Person for the purposes of the AIM Rules and NI43-101, JORC, the Pan-European Reserves and Resources Reporting Committee and the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM).
About Premier African Minerals
Premier African Minerals Limited (AIM: PREM) is a multi-commodity mining and natural resource development company focused on Southern Africa with its flagship RHA project in Zimbabwe. The Company has a diverse portfolio of projects, which include tungsten, rare earth elements, lithium and tantalum in Zimbabwe, encompassing brownfield projects with near-term production potential to grass-roots exploration. In addition, the Company holds 5,010,333 shares in Circum Minerals Limited (“Circum”), the owners of the Danakil Potash Project in Ethiopia, which has the potential to be a world class asset. Premier also has a 4.5% interest in Casa Mining Limited, a subsidiary of Arc Minerals Limited that has a 71.25% interest in the 1.5-million-ounce inferred resource Akyanga gold deposit in the DRC.
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