Directorate Change

23 APRIL 2008

BISICHI MINING PLC

Bisichi Appoints Robert Grobler to Board of Directors as Director of Mining

Bisichi Mining PLC (‘Bisichi’), the mining company with direct coal mining
operations in South Africa, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr.
Robert Grobler to the Bisichi Board of Directors as Director of Mining with
immediate effect.

With over 40 years experience in the South African coal mining industry, Mr.
Grobler has served as the General Manager of the Black Wattle Colliery since
2000. Prior to this, Mr. Grobler held senior management positions at mining
operations owned by Metorex, Tselentis, and Kangra. Mr. Grobler began his
career at General Mining after receiving his Mining Diploma. He is a
Registered Professional Certified Engineer (Pr Cert Eng) with the Engineering
Council of South Africa (ECSA) and is a member of the South African Coal
Managers Association (SACMA).

Announcing the appointment, Andrew Heller, Managing Director of Bisichi said
‘As Director of Mining, Robert will be leading our efforts to grow our business
in South Africa through the acquisition of reserves and identification of new
opportunities for development. His experience, contacts, and wealth of
knowledge make him an ideal business builder for us in South Africa.’

For further information please call:

Andrew Heller, Bisichi Mining PLC 020 7415 5030

Tom Kearney

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