Press releases

Appointment of Finance Director

28 October 2008

MDM Engineering (AIM: MDM), a leading minerals process and project management group providing services to the mining industry in Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Dominique de la Roche as Finance Director to the Company with immediate effect.

Mr de la Roche, who is 40 years old, is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, holding a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from UNISA and a higher diploma in Taxation. He joins MDM Engineering from JSE & TSX listed company Rockwell Diamonds Inc where he was Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to his appointment to Rockwell Diamonds Inc, Mr de la Roche held various finance positions in the mining and banking industries.

The board of MDM Engineering extends its thanks to Mr Mark Summers, who previously undertook this role in addition to a number of other responsibilities. Mr Summers will continue to serve on the Company’s board as non-executive director.

MDM Engineering’s CEO Grant Lowman commented: “Dominique’s appointment on a full time basis is an indication of the growing strength and needs of MDM Engineering, as we continue to increase our footprint in Africa. His skills and expertise in the mining industry will be invaluable to our Company”.

Other than set out below, there is no information to disclose pursuant to AIM Rule 17 and Sch 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.


MDM Engineering Group Limited

Grant Lowman/George Bennett
Tel: +27 11 886 7981

Numis Securities Limited

John Harrison (Nominated Adviser)
James Black (Corporate Broker)
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7260 1000

Pelham Public Relations

Candice Sgroi
Tel: +44 020 7743 6376

James MacFarlane
Tel: +44 020 7743 6375

In the past five years Mr de la Roche has been a director of the following companies: Kairos Industrial Holdings Limited (resigned November 2006); Rockwell Diamonds Inc; Rockwell Resources RSA (Pty) Limited; HC van Wyk Diamonds Limited; Saxendrit Mine (Pty) Limited; Niewajaarskraal Mine (Pty) Limited; and Zwemrem Mine (Pty) Limited (resigned from all October 2008).

Key information

MDM Engineering Group Limited is a minerals process and project management company that provides services to the mining industry. The Company provides a wide range of services from preliminary and final feasibility studies, through to plant design, construction and commissioning, to mining companies. To date, the Company's clients have largely been junior and mid-tier mining corporations with operations in Africa.

The Company was established in November 2006. In February 2007 the Group purchased out of liquidation certain of the intellectual property and fixed assets of MDM Ferroman (Pty) Limited ("MDMF"), a mining services company with an established track record of providing services to the African mining industry. The Company subsequently employed a number of the technical staff of MDMF, and implemented an approach to project execution based on a transparent, open-book Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management ("EPCM" or "cost-plus") basis. In May 2007, the Company successfully listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. The Company now has what the directors consider to be a strong portfolio of current studies and execution projects and a strong outlook of prospective work, which the directors believe provides the Company with an attractive and visible revenue stream to drive the Company's growth in the future.

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