Platmin appoints Group Manager - Mining


    TORONTO, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - Platmin Limited (the "Platmin" or the "Company"
TSX/AIM: PPN) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr. Cobus Bronn as
Manager - Mining for the Platmin Group. Mr. Bronn will initially focus on
Platmin's development stage Pilanesberg PGM Project on the western limb of
South Africa's Bushveld Complex.
    Mr. Bronn joins Platmin from Lafarge South Africa, where, for the past 15
years he has held various positions in engineering and operational management
at a number of underground and opencast mining operations. Most recently he
served as Performance Manager at South African mining operations of Lafarge, a
position he has held since 2004.
    Platmin Chief Operating Officer Terry Holohan said today, "Cobus's
extensive operational expertise and experience particularly with open pit
mines, will stand us in good stead as we progress our flagship Pilanesberg
project, building up to production in the first quarter of calendar 2009. The
Pilanesberg feasibility study on the two open pit mines, Tuschenkomst and
Ruighoek, was completed in July 2007 and progress toward construction is now
firmly on track."
    Mr Bronn holds a mining engineering degree from the University of
Pretoria and an MBA from Potchefstroom University.


    About Platmin

    Platmin is a TSX and AIM (PPN) listed PGM exploration and development
company focused on its four key advanced projects that host PGM Mineral
Resources and Reserves: Pilanesberg, M'Phatlele, Grootboom and Loskop of which
the Pilanesberg Project is currently in the development phase with the balance
expected to follow. All of Platmin's projects are located in the Bushveld
Complex of South Africa, which is estimated to contain approximately 90% of
global platinum Mineral Resources.


    Certain statements contained in this market release constitute
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growth, results of operations, performance and business prospects and
opportunities. Forward-looking statements in this market release include
statements relating to achieving first production at Platmin's Pilanesberg
Project by the first calendar quarter of 2009, commencing construction or
commencing construction within a time frame that would allow first production
by the first calendar quarter of 2009. While we consider these assumptions to
be reasonable based on information currently available to us, they may prove
to be incorrect.
    Forward looking-information is also subject to certain factors, including
risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially
from what we currently expect. These factors include changes in market and
competition, governmental or regulatory developments and general economic

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For further information:

For further information: Platmin Limited: 6 EcoFusion Office Park, Block
B, 324, Witch-Hazel Avenue, Highveld Park X59, 0157, Centurion, 0067, South
Africa; Keith Liddell, Executive Deputy Chairman, +61 8 9221 7466; Ian Watson,
Chief Executive Officer, +27 12 661 4280; RBC Capital Markets: Peter
Barrett-Lennard, +44 207653 4253; Grant Thornton Corporate Finance (Nomad):
Fiona Owen, +44 207 383 5100; GMP Securities L.P.: Mark Wellings, (416)
367-8600; Haywood Securities: John Willett, (416) 507-2345

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