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Pan African Resources Plc (PAF)

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Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Pan African Resources Plc

Directorate Change

Pan African Resources PLC

("Pan African" or “the Company" or “the Group”)

(Incorporated and registered in England and Wales under the UK Companies Act 2006 with registration number 3937466 on 25 February 2000)

Share code on AIM: PAF

Share code on JSE: PAN

ISIN: GB0004300496

ADR ticker code: PAFRY


In compliance with paragraph 3.59 of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited and Rule 17 of the AIM Rules for Companies, shareholders are advised of the resignation of Hester Hickey as a director of the Company with effect from 16 September 2021. Hester is currently an independent non-executive director and the chairperson of the Company’s audit and risk committee, since her appointment in April 2012. She was also appointed as the Group’s lead independent director in April 2019. Hester has resigned after serving 9 years on the board, and has accepted another non-executive directorship position.

Shareholders are further advised that the board of directors (the Board) has approved the appointment of Dawn Earp (aged 59) to the Board as the lead independent non-executive director and as the chairperson of the audit and risk committee, subject to the satisfactory completion of certain regulatory due diligence.

Ms Earp is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in the gold mining industry, having served as Chief Financial Officer of Rand Refinery Limited and as an executive officer of finance at AngloGold Ashanti Limited. Ms Earp also currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of Truworths International Limited, Impala Platinum Holdings Limited and ArcelorMittal South Africa Limited.

A further announcement will be made once the effective date of Ms Earp’s appointment has been finalised.

Pan African Chairman Keith Spencer commented:

“Hester has made an invaluable contribution to the Pan African board, and we wish her well in her future endeavours. We also look forward to welcoming Dawn to the board in the near term.”


14 September 2021

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Contact information
Corporate Office
The Firs Office Building
2nd Floor, Office 204
Cnr. Cradock and Biermann Avenues
Rosebank, Johannesburg
South Africa
Office: + 27 (0)11 243 2900
[email protected]
Registered Office
Suite 31
Second Floor
107 Cheapside
United Kingdom
Office: + 44 (0)20 7796 8644
Cobus Loots 
Pan African Resources PLC 
Chief Executive Officer 
Office: + 27 (0)11 243 2900 
Deon Louw
Pan African Resources PLC
Financial Director
Office: + 27 (0)11 243 2900
Phil Dexter/Jane Kirton
St James's Corporate Services Limited
Company Secretary
Office: + 44 (0)20 7796 8644
Ross Allister/David McKeown
Peel Hunt LLP
Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker
Office: +44 (0)20 7418 8900
Ciska Kloppers
Questco Corporate Advisory Proprietary Limited
JSE Sponsor
Office: + 27 (0)11 011 9200
Thomas Rider/Nick Macann
BMO Capital Markets Limited
Joint Broker
Office: +44 (0)20 7236 1010
Hethen Hira
Pan African Resources PLC
Head: Investor Relations
Tel: + 27 (0)11 243 2900
E-mail: [email protected]

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