Highland Gold Mining Limited ("the "Company"), the AIM-quoted Russian gold producer, announces that executive directors Alla Baranovskaya and Sergey Mineev and non-executive director Eugene Tenenbaum are standing down from its Board of Directors with effect from today.
The Directors would like to put on record their thanks to Ms Baranovskaya and Messrs Mineev and Tenenbaum for their dedication and insight. Ms Baranovskaya and Mr Mineev will remain as valued members of the management team in Russia.
In addition, the Company announces, with effect from today, the appointment of Mr John Mann to the Board of Directors as an executive director. Mr Mann currently serves as the Company's Head of Communications.
A native of Washington, DC, Mr Mann studied political science at Harvard University with a focus on Soviet history and politics. He is a professional of 20 years in the fields of public relations, public affairs and investor relations, 18 of which were spent in the CIS region. Mr Mann consulted some of the world's largest natural resources, energy, and consumer products corporations before joining Russian listed oil major Sibneft in 2002 as head of international public relations. From 2006, he has served as head of communications for Millhouse LLC, joining Highland in autumn 2014.
The Directors are pleased to welcome John to the Board, where he can serve as a direct conduit between the Board and the investor community and contribute his valuable management experience to the company's operations.
Other than the information provided in the Notes below, there is no other information required to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule 2 paragraph (g) (i) to (viii) of the AIM Rules.
For further information please contact:
|Highland Gold||John Mann, Head of Communications
+ 7 495 424 95 21
Duncan Baxter, Non-Executive Director
+ 44 (0) 1534 814 202
|Numis Securities Limited:
(Nominated Adviser and Joint broker)
|John Prior, James Black|
|+44 (0) 207 260 1000|
|Peat & Co
+44 (0) 207 104 2334
-Mr John Anthonio Mann II (43)
-Mr Mann or persons connected with him have no current interests in Highland.