10 February 2017
Greatland Gold plc
("Greatland" or "the Company")
Greatland Gold plc (LON:GGP), the London Stock Exchange AIM listed precious and base metals exploration and development business, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael McNeilly as Non-Executive Director with effect from today's date.
Michael McNeilly is Chief Executive Officer of Metal Tiger PLC (LON:MTR) and is an experienced corporate financier having advised private and publicly listed companies on a variety of corporate transactions during his tenure at Arden Capital Partners (LON:ARDN) and Allenby Capital. Michael studied Biology at Imperial College London and has a BA in Economics from the American Unverisity in Paris.
Gervaise Heddle, Chief Executive Officer, commented: "We are very pleased to announce Michael McNeilly's appointment as a Non-Executive Director of Greatland Gold. Michael brings valuable experience managing complex corporate transactions to the team and his appointment further strengthens the partnership between Greatland Gold and Metal Tiger."
Award of Director Options
As part of his terms of appointment, Michael McNeilly will be awarded options over 14 million ordinary shares of 0.1 pence each in the capital of Greatland Gold. Each option has a 6 month vesting period, a life of three years from vesting date at an exercise price of 0.4 pence per share.
The following information is disclosed pursuant to Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules
Mr David Michael McNeilly, aged 30, holds or has held the following directorships or partnerships in the past five years:
Metal Tiger IHQ Company Limited
Metal Capital Limited
Metal Tiger PLC
There are no past directorships
Michael McNeilly is the CEO of Metal Tiger PLC which in turn owns 90.5 million ordinary shares in the Company (representing approximately 5.4% of the total issued share capital). Michael McNeilly holds no shares in the Company.
Greatland Gold PLC
Callum Baxter/Gervaise Heddle
Tel +44 (0)20 7747 9980
Email: [email protected]
SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (Nominated Adviser)
Mark Brady/Sean Wyndham-Quin/James Keeshan
Tel +44 (0)20 3368 3550
SI Capital Limited (Broker)
Nick Emerson / Andy Thacker
Tel +44 (0)14 8341 3500
Notes for Editors:
Greatland Gold plc is London listed (LON:GGP) natural resource exploration and development company with a current focus on gold and nickel exploration projects.
The Company has five main projects; three situated in Western Australia and two in Tasmania. All projects are 100% owned by Greatland or Greatland has the right to take 100% ownership.
Greatland is seeking to identify large mineral deposits in areas that have not been subject to extensive exploration previously. It is widely recognised that the next generation of large deposits will come from such under-explored areas and Greatland is applying advanced exploration techniques to investigate a number of carefully selected targets within its focused licence portfolio.
The Company is also actively investigating a range of new opportunities in precious and strategic metals and will update the market on new opportunities as and when appropriate.
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