PERTH, Australia, July 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Elemental Minerals Ltd. (ASX, TSX: ELM) ("Elemental" or "the Company") is pleased to announce
the appointment of Robert Geoffrey Franklyn as an independent
non-executive director of the Company, effective immediately. Mr.
Franklyn has a broad range of experience in the legal sector,
specialising in corporate governance and high profile mergers and
acquisitions. He has provided advisory services in Australia and
cross-border, advising companies listed on a range of international
exchanges including ASX, TSX, JSE, NASDAQ, NYSE, AIM and LSE. Mr.
Franklyn has also advised on a number of African transactions and has
experience dealing with Chinese State Owned Enterprises.
Mr. Franklyn has been Partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth since 2010 and
has over 22 years' experience as a corporate lawyer. He began his
career at Freehills and was as a partner at that firm from 1996 to 2005
before forming Franklyn Legal, a boutique M&A corporate law firm. .
Mr. Franklyn holds a B Juris, LLB from the University of Western
Australia and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company
Directors, the Law Council of Australia Business Law Committee as well
as an ASIC and ASX Liaison committee member.
Commenting on the appointment, Elemental's CEO, Iain Macpherson stated:
"Robert's considerable experience in international capital markets and as
a leader in the merger and acquisition arena makes him an invaluable
addition to our board, particularly as we enter the next phase of
project development of Elemental's world-class potash asset and
reinforces our commitment to deliver value to our shareholders."
About Elemental Minerals
Elemental Minerals Limited is an advanced mining exploration and
development company that aims to grow shareholder value through its
93%-owned Sintoukola Potash Project on the Republic of Congo
coastline. Elemental Minerals is dual listed on the Australian Stock
Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ELM. For more
information, visit www.elementalminerals.com
SOURCE Elemental Minerals Limited
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