Platmin bolsters exploration team

    TORONTO, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - Platmin Limited ("Platmin", TSX/AIM: PPN) is
pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jan van der Merwe as Exploration
Manager with effect from 1st August 2008.
    Mr. van der Merwe joins Platmin after 20 years' experience with platinum
major Lonmin plc where his most recent appointment was Senior Exploration
    Mr. van der Merwe holds a BSc Honours in Geology. Platmin COO Terry
Holohan said today, "We are delighted that Jan has decided to join us at
Platmin. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our exploration
efforts in the Bushveld Complex. We look forward to his contribution which
will complement and strengthen our capacity at a management level."

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For further information:

For further information: Ian Watson, Chief Executive Officer, +27 12 661
4280; Terry Holohan, Chief Operating Officer, +27 12 661 4280; Marion Brower,
Russell and Associates, +27 11 880 3924; Fiona Owen, Grant Thornton UK LLP
(Nominated Adviser), +44 207 383 5100

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