Metals Exploration appoints Nick von Schirnding as Chairman of the company

LONDON, UK: Metals Exploration plc (AIM: MTL), a gold producer in the Philippines, announced the appointment of Nick von Schirnding as Chairman of the Company with immediate effect.

Steven Smith, the Company’s current Interim Chairman, will remain on the Board and resume his role as a Non-Executive Director.

Mr von Schirnding, has over thirty years’ experience in the mining industry. He has held senior Executive and Non-Executive positions including CEO and Chairman of a number of LSE and internationally listed mining companies.

Nick brings significant experience across successful strategic development, M&A, and corporate governance, including within the UK regulatory framework. Geographically, Mr von Schirnding has far reaching expertise, having worked extensively in the Far East, South America and Africa.

Mr von Schirnding currently acts as the Executive Chairman of Arc Minerals, an LSE listed mining company with projects in Zambia and Botswana, and holds Non-Executive Director positions at TSX.V and AIM listed Orosur Mining Inc, AIM listed Jangada Mines PLC and Fodere Titanium and Sustineri Group, both private ventures. Previously Mr von Schirnding was CEO of Asia Resource Minerals plc and prior to this he held senior roles at both Anglo American plc and De Beers.

Steven Smith, current Interim Chairman and Non-Executive Director, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Nick to the Board as the Company’s new Chair. Nick is a highly regarded mining professional and brings a wealth of expertise to Metals Exploration. We look forward to working with him as we continue our strategy of growing MTL in the Philippines as well as creating value through expanding our portfolio in the country.”

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