| ||Fri Nov 24, 2017|
Asiamet Appoints Highly Experienced Resource Executive James Deo as CFO
| ||Asiamet Resources Limited ("ARS" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr James Deo as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective from January 2018.|
James is a senior mining and resources industry executive whose broad experience covers roles in finance, commercial, strategy, investor relations, sales and marketing, business development and business improvement gained over two decades working for a number of global mining businesses in Australia and the developing economies of Asia, Africa and the Americas.
Most recently James has consulted to Australia's largest gold miner, Newcrest Mining, immediately prior to which he worked with OZ Minerals for 10 years in senior leadership positions including General Manager Commercial and Strategy, Head of Business Development, Head of Investor Relations, General Manager Sales and Marketing and General Manager Planning, Strategy and Development. He has held various senior finance and commercial roles with Oxiana Limited, BHP Billiton, Exxon Mobil and Rio Tinto. James holds a B.Bus(Acc) from Deakin University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Peter Bird, Asiamet's Chief Executive Officer commented:
"As we enter a critical time in Asiamet's development, the appointment of a high calibre senior executive to the position of CFO further strengthens our capacity to deliver our strategy of creating a leading Asian focussed copper-gold Company. James brings a proven track record of creating value over the full project lifecycle from exploration through to production and his broad experience in the finance and commercial area will be particularly valuable as we enter the project financing and development stage for the BKM project. We are looking forward to James joining the team and playing a big part in delivering our vision for the Company."
In response to the announcement James Deo commented:
"I am very excited to be joining Asiamet as it enters an important phase in its growth, transitioning from an explorer and developer to a producer in such a short timeframe. With a highly experienced and strong management team and quality projects in what I believe to be fundamentally strong commodities I see tremendous upside to the Asiamet story and I am very much looking forward to contributing to the Company's future success."
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Peter Bird, Deputy Chairman and CEO
For further information, please contact:
Deputy Chairman and CEO, Asiamet Resources Limited
Telephone: +61 43 887 1995
Executive Chairman, Asiamet Resources Limited
Telephone: +61 43 887 1995
Telephone: +44 (0) 7891 677 441
Asiamet Resources Nominated Adviser
RFC Ambrian Limited
Andrew Thomson / Stephen Allen
Telephone: +61 8 9480 2500
Email: Andrew.Thomson@rfcambrian.com / Stephen.Allen@rfcambrian.com
Optiva Securities Limited
Telephone: +44 20 3137 1903
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