Giyani Appoints Michael Jones as Director and Grants Stock Options
April 25, 2018 (Source) — Giyani Metals Corporation (TSXV:WDG) (GR:A2DUU8) (“Giyani” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael Jones as a Director with immediate effect.
Mr. Jones is a Professional Mining Engineer who held various mine management roles for 13 years working at Gencor, De Beers, Debswana and as Consulting Mining Engineer for Iscor. Mr. Jones then joined Canaccord Capital in 1997, initially as a research analyst, then as an international corporate finance professional before his appointment as Head of UK Mining Investment Banking.
In 2010, he joined African Minerals Limited, and associated companies, as a corporate executive before establishing Makerfield Resources Limited in 2015, a private consulting group providing resource companies with coherent strategies for enhancing value.
Mr. Jones has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mining from the Royal School of Mines (Imperial College) and a postgraduate business qualification from the University of South Africa (UNISA); he is a Chartered Engineer (UK) and a Registered Professional Engineer (South Africa), and is a member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IMMM), and of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM).
Robin Birchall, CEO of Giyani Metals Corp. commented:
“Michael brings a wealth of experience in mining and corporate development to the Giyani Board. His 5-year experience working in Botswana is of significant added value to the Company, in particular, Michael’s most recent manganese experience in West Africa and Brazil will solidify our credibility in the market and support our ambition of becoming the leading independent high-grade manganese supplier to the battery industry. We are very excited by his addition to our team and look forward to his contribution in advancing the Company’s manganese project in Botswana and growing shareholder value.”
In connection with the above appointment, and subject to the Exchange approval, Giyani has granted 350,000 options exercisable at a price of $0.23 cents per share in accordance with the Company’s stock options plan. The options have a five-year term and vest immediately.
Giyani Metals Corp. is a Canadian based junior exploration company focused on creating shareholder value by accelerating the development of its high-grade manganese project in the Kanye Basin, Botswana, Africa.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Giyani Metals Corp.
Robin Birchall, CEO
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This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, the financial picture of the Company etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore, involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statement.
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