Orocobre Limited Announces Appointment of Non-Executive Director


<p>MILTON, <span class="xn-location">Australia</span>, <span class="xn-chron">Feb. 28</span> /CNW/ -- Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE), "Orocobre" or "the Company", is pleased to announce the appointment of John W. Gibson as a Non-Executive Director of the Company.</p>
<p><span class="xn-person">Mr. Gibson</span>, age 52, is a recognised leader in the energy technology and services industry with 27 years of experience. Most recently, <span class="xn-person">Mr. Gibson</span> served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Paradigm Geophysical, a leading firm in the geoscience technology and services industry.</p>
<p>Prior to that, he spent 10 years serving in a progression of positions at Halliburton, one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry.  From <span class="xn-chron">December 2002</span> to <span class="xn-chron">December 2004</span>, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Halliburton Energy Services Group. <span class="xn-person">Mr. Gibson</span> has also served as President of Halliburton Energy Services; President and CEO of Landmark Graphics; Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Landmark's Integrated Products Group; and President and Vice President of Landmark's Zycor Division.</p>
<p><span class="xn-person">Mr. Gibson</span> currently serves on the Board of Directors of <span class="xn-person">Parker Drilling</span>, a New York Stock Exchange-listed company. He holds a Bachelor of Geology Degree from <span class="xn-org">Auburn University</span> and a Master's Degree in Geology from the University of <span class="xn-location">Houston</span>. <span class="xn-person">Mr. Gibson</span> serves as a Trustee for <span class="xn-person">Houston Baptist</span> University, on the Energy Advisory Board of the University of <span class="xn-location">Houston</span>, the Advisory Council of the Institute for Global Ethics, and as a Director of KICKSTART KIDS.</p>
<p>"We are very pleased to welcome John to the Board," said Orocobre Chairman of the Board, James D. Calaway.</p>
<p>"John is a recognized business leader with a strong background in energy technology and senior leadership of major public companies. His experience and strong reputation makes him an excellent addition to the Board.  We look forward to benefitting from his experience and expertise as we continue to develop Orocobre's exciting suite of development projects."</p>


For further information: For further information: In Australia and Asia, Richard Seville, Managing Director, Orocobre Limited, T +61 7 3871 3985, M +61 419 916 338, Paul Ryan, FD Third Person, T: +61 8 9386 1233, M: +61 429 856 883; or In the US and Canada, James D. Calaway, Chairman, Orocobre Limited, T: +1-713-366-0301, M: +1-713-818-1457, or Margot Olcay, FD, T +1-212-850-5611

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