15 January 2018
Wishbone Gold Plc
("Wishbone Gold" or the "Company")
Wishbone Gold Plc / Index: AIM / Epic: WSBN / Sector: Natural Resources
Appointment of Consultant
Wishbone Gold plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Oliver Poole as consultant to the Company. Mr Poole's remit will be to enable Wishbone Gold's subsidiary Black Sand FZE to begin operations in Uganda, rolling out Wishbone's model of enabling artisanal miners to increase productivity and ensuring a sustainable supply of gold and precious metals to the Company's precious metals trading division in Dubai.
Oliver Poole was an award-winning foreign correspondent for the Evening Standard and Independent titles. In his career he reported from war zones including Libya, Afghanistan, Somalia and Iraq, where he was based during the worst years of the civil war. He has written two books, 'Red Zone: Five Bloody Years in Baghdad' and 'Black Knights: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad'. He was previously a Foreign Reporter for The Daily Telegraph and has written for the BBC, Guardian, Times and South China Morning Post.
In recent years he has consulted for philanthropic and political initiatives and following a ministerial level meeting, including President Museveni, in Uganda with Wishbone Gold Chairman Richard Poulden, he has subsequently been appointed to develop Wishbone's market strategy for Uganda.
Wishbone Gold is seeking further opportunities to roll out its artisanal expansion model in other African countries as previously announced on 14 September 2017 in its most recent interim results.
Chairman and CEO Richard Poulden says "Oliver brings a wealth of experience to Wishbone, together with a vast network of contacts in Uganda. His broad experience and enthusiasm for the country will help support both artisanal miners and further strengthen the Company's position in Africa."
For more information on Wishbone Gold please visit the Company's website www.wishbonegold.com.
Wishbone Gold Plc
Richard Poulden, CEO Tel: +44 207 812 0645
Nick Naylor / Nick Harriss Tel: +44 20 3328 5656
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Elliot Hance Tel: +44 20 7382 8300
Abigail Stuart-Menteth / Amelia Hubert Tel: +44 207 812 0645
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