Red Rock Resources (Stuttgart: A0F60T – news) plc (“Red Rock” or the “Company”), the gold mining and exploration company with projects in Kenya and Colombia, and interests in steel feed, uranium and rare earths, reports yesterday’s appointment of James Ladner and resignation of Robert Weicker as non-executive directors of the Company.
James Ladner, a Swiss citizen and a graduate of the University of St Gallen in economics and business administration, has over forty years experience in the finance industry. after 28 years at Coutts Bank (Switzerland) Ltd, where he was an Executive Vice-President, he was for 9 years Chairman of Bank Austria (Switzerland) Ltd. he has also served as a director of Royal Bank of Scotland AG, Interallianz Bank AG, Asahi Bank AG, F. Van Lanschot Bankiers (Switzerland) Ltd, Atlantic Finanz AG, Immofonds, Verit Immobilien, and Ahold Finance Group. he was a Member of the Swiss Admissions Commission for listing on the Swiss Stock Exchanges, and of the Swiss Capital Market Commission of the Swiss National Bank.
Outside Switzerland, he has served as director of a number of companies, including StrataGold Corporation, Pan Pacific Aggregates plc, Colombia Gold plc, and Nevoro inc. he is currently a director of Oracle Energy Corp., Colt Resources inc, Royal Coal Corp., and Ardent Mines inc.
Red Rock welcomes James Ladner to the board as a non-executive director. His listed company experience, finance skills, and contacts in the North American and European investment communities will assist the Company as it moves to the next stage of its growth.
It is with regret that the Company announces at the same time the resignation of Robert Weicker after 5 years as a non-executive director. His increased work schedule and travel commitments have led him to the conclusion that he will be unable to devote time on a regular basis to Red Rock. The Company is indebted to him for much useful advice over the years, as well as for the introduction of the Malawi tenements now held by the Company’s associate Resource Star Ltd (ASX (Other OTC: ATKEF.PK – news) :RSL). it is pleasing to report that he will continue to make himself available to Red Rock as a geological consultant.
Andrew Bell0207 402 4580 or07766 474849 Red Rock Resources plcChairman Sandra Spencer0207 402 4580 or07757 660 798 Red Rock Resources plcPublic and Investor RelationsPeter Trevelyan-Clark/ Ben Jeynes 020 7444 0800Religare Capital MarketsNominated AdviserNick Emerson01483 413500Simple Investments LtdBroker
Updates on the Company’s activities are regularly posted on its website, www.rrrplc.com.
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James Franz Ladner, aged 72, is currently and has within the previous five years been a director of the following companies:
Current: Oracle Energy Corporation, Colt Resources inc., Royal Coal Corporation, Ardent Mines Ltd., bw digitronik AG, bw distributions AG.
Previous: Colombia Gold AG, Colombia Gold plc, Colombia Gold Mining Ltd., F. van Lanschot Bankiers (Switzerland) AG, Interallianz Bank-Finanz AG, Pan Pacific Aggregates plc, Equator Exploration Ltd., Strata Gold Corporation, Nevoro inc., Coastport Capital inc., Sican Petroleum plc, MEPI/Porto Energy Corporation, Alpine Atlantic Asset Management AG, Baltensperger ∓ Partner AG, Kings Kurry Ltd., Providence Capital Ltd..
Mr Ladner and his wife own 776,265 ordinary shares of 0.1p each in the capital of the Company, representing approximately 0.11 per cent. of the Company’s issued ordinary share capital.
There is no further information required to be disclosed in relation to Rule 17 and Schedule 2 (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.
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