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Wellgreen Platinum appoints president, CEO, director

Diane R. GarrettWellgreen Platinum Ltd., an exploration company, announces that Diane R. Garrett has joined the company as president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors.

Ms. Garrett has over 20 years of experience in the mining industry and an exceptional track record for developing projects, building companies and creating considerable value for shareholders.

Most recently, Ms. Garrett was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Romarco Minerals Inc., a Toronto Stock Exchange listed company which was acquired by OceanaGold Corp. in 2015.

Ms. Garrett has extensive experience in executive management and advanced academic credentials in the mining and petroleum industries, including a Masters degree in Mineral Economics and a Ph.D. in Engineering (with her doctoral dissertation focused primarily on Platinum Group Metals) from the University of Texas at Austin.

Wellgreen Platinum also announces that Gillyeard Leathley has been appointed as an observer to the Board of Directors, and is expected to stand for election to the Board at the Company’s next Annual General Meeting.

Mr. Leathley is being proposed as a director by Electrum Strategic Opportunities Fund L.P. pursuant to its rights under the terms of a unit purchase agreement between the Company and Electrum dated March 9, 2016.

Mr. Leathley has more than 50 years of experience in the mining industry, culminating in the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Homestake Mining where he provided executive leadership in all aspects of mine construction and operations around the world.


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