– UK, Macclesfield – Sunrise Resources plc (AIM:SRES), the AIM-traded diversified mineral exploration and development company announces the retirement of Mr. Francis Johnstone and the appointment of Mr. Roger Murphy as non-executive directors of the Company with immediate effect.

Mr. Johnstone has served the Company as a non-executive director since 2005 and the Board would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his many years of wise counsel.

Mr. Murphy is currently the Managing Director, Investment Banking, of Dundee Securities Europe Ltd. which he joined in 2012 to establish the London office with an emphasis on capital raising for mining and oil & gas companies.

Previous positions include Managing Director Renaissance Capital, successfully raising capital for a variety of companies, and Head of Sales for Canaccord Adams where he was also a member of its UK Executive Committee. Earlier in his career in the finance industry he worked in mining sales for Deutsche Bank, as a mining analyst for both Deutsche Bank and SG Warburg and as a researcher for the World Gold Council.

Mr. Murphy holds a B.Sc.Hons in Geology, a M.Sc. in Hydrogeology and an MBA. Prior to joining the mining finance industry he worked as a geologist for a number of years for various companies, including Anglovaal Mining and British Petroleum.

Commenting today, Executive Chairman Patrick Cheetham said: “I would like to add my thanks to Francis on his retirement from the Board for his many years of service to the Company. In welcoming Roger to the Board I am confident that his extensive experience in mining finance will prove to be a valuable asset for the Company.”

About Sunrise Resources plc

Sunrise Resources plc is an AIM-traded diversified mineral exploration and development company. The Company’s objective is to develop profitable mining operations to sustain the Company’s wider exploration efforts and create value for shareholders through the discovery of world-class deposits.

The Company holds a royalty interest from EP Minerals in a diatomite project in Nevada and holds a number of other industrial minerals projects. The Company has diamond and gold exploration interests in Western Australia and has active exploration projects on a number of base and precious metal projects in Nevada, USA.

Shares in the Company trade on AIM. EPIC: “SRES”

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