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Bushveld Minerals appoint Tanya Chikanza as Finance Director

Bushveld Minerals (LON:BMN), the AIM quoted, integrated primary vanadium producer, with ownership of high grade vanadium assets in South Africa, today announce the appointment to the board of Directors of Bushveld Minerals of Tanyaradzwa (“Tanya”) Chikanza as Finance Director of Bushveld Minerals, effective today.

Fortune Mojapelo, CEO of Bushveld Minerals Limited, commented: 

“We are delighted to welcome a person of Tanya’s calibre in the Finance Director position. She has a deep understanding of the South African mining industry; is versed in the intricacies of various financial markets, and has experience in engaging debt and equity investors. She joins at a very important time in the Company’s evolution and will play a significant role as we enter the next stage of growth and development. We look forward to working with her as we build Bushveld Minerals into the leading, innovative company we aspire to be.”

Tanya, a qualified Chartered Accountant, has extensive experience in managing publicly listed companies’ relationships with financial markets. Tanya brings a global and market facing perspective to her role at Bushveld Minerals through her 30 years in international equity and debt capital markets, strategy, corporate finance and audit.

Tanya joins the Company after nine years at Lonmin Plc, the dual listed (London Stock Exchange and JSE Securities Exchange) platinum group metals miner recently acquired by Sibanye-Stillwater. As Executive Vice President: Strategy, Investor Relations and Communication, Tanya was a key member of the Lonmin Executive Committee, where she led and participated in the raising of circa US$1.4 billion in equity, and arrangement of significant debt facilities. In addition, she oversaw the Company’s acquisition by Sibanye-Stillwater.

Prior to joining Lonmin, Tanya was Executive Director at Smith’s Corporate Advisory in London and Vice-President Corporate Finance at JP Morgan Cazenove, in London. She started her professional career as an auditor with Coopers and Lybrand in Harare and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe.

Appendix

Tanyaradzwa (Tanya) Tsitsi Wendy Mamie Chikanza (née Matimba), aged 54, is or has been a director of the following companies over the past five years:

Current DirectorshipsPast Directorships (<5 years)
NoneEastern Platinum Limited (a subsidiary of Lonmin Plc)
 Western Platinum Limited (a subsidiary of Lonmin Plc)
 PetroZim Line (Private) Limited (a subsidiary of Lonmin Plc)

There are no other matters to be disclosed in relation to Schedule 2, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules.