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MDM Engineering appoints Bill Nairn as Non-executive Chairman

16 January 2008

Johannesburg, 16 January 2008: MDM Engineering is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Bill Nairn as Non-executive Chairman with effect from 1st January 2008. Mr. Nairn holds a BSc in Mining Engineering and has more than 40 years’ experience in the mining industry.

“We are delighted that Bill Nairn has agreed to take on the role of non-executive chairman of MDM Engineering,” said George Bennett, CEO of MDM Engineering Group Ltd.

“Bill’s name is almost synonymous with the global mining industry and we will undoubtedly benefit from Bill’s extensive knowledge and experience.”

Prior to his retirement from Anglo American PLC at the end of 2004, Mr. Nairn was the group’s technical director for a period of five years. Before that, Mr. Nairn was the Managing Director and Chief Executive of JCI Limited from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Nairn has served extensively on the boards of other mining companies, such as Anglo Platinum, Boart Longyear, AngloGold Ashanti, Anglo Zimbabwe, Avmin and Kumba and, in particular, has experience of guiding various boards’ safety and sustainable development committees.

Mr. Nairn will remain a non-executive director of AngloGold Ashanti and Pangea DiamondFields plc.


George Bennett
Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +27 11 886 7980

Note to editors

MDM Engineering Limited (MDM Engineering) is a BVI registered, mining and metallurgical engineering company which was established in February 2006. The company has an enterprise value of some US$12 million and US$3.5 million in working capital and is currently negotiating to become a member of the Amari Holdings Limited Group, a resource investment company with a balance sheet in excess of US$100 million. MDM Engineering has a team with 18 years of operational experience. The company was formed by George Bennett (now Chief Executive of MDM Engineering) and Mike Nunn (now a non-executive director of MDM Engineering) who purchased the intellectual capital and data from MDM (Pty) Ltd and employed key staff from MDM Ferroman (Pty) Ltd, after the latter company had been placed in provisional liquidation.

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