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Mr Vivian Roberts Appointed Director of Mining Operations
Mr Vivian Roberts Appointed Director of Mining Operations
Sydney, Oct 25, 2017 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Hastings Technology Metals Ltd (ASX:HAS) (Hastings or Company) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Vivian Roberts as Director of Mining Operations of Hastings Technology Metals Ltd, with effect from 8 November 2017.

Mr Roberts has over 30 years of experience in large mining operations throughout Australia, covering several senior roles with large mining houses in various commodities. Mr Roberts has Bachelor degrees in Engineering (Mining), Economics and a Master of Business Administration.

In the past 15 years Mr Roberts has held various senior leadership positions including; General Manager Iron Ore for BC Iron, General Manager Metals Division Thiess Australian Mining (for the provision of contract mining services), General Manager Operations for the Roy Hill Iron Ore Project, General Manager for Fortescue's Christmas Creek mine, Alliance Manager for Thiess Mining at the BHP Billiton Mt Keith mine and Operations Manager for the Tiwest JV Cooljarloo mineral sands mine.

Mr Roberts has been directly involved in the establishment of a large (55 mtpa) iron ore mine starting from virgin ground through to plant commissioning and shipment. He has also been involved in the ramp up and expansion of several other mining operations including Prominent Hill, Century mine and Nifty Copper.

Mr Roberts is a member of the AusIMM, WA Mining Club (Committee member) and Australian Institute of Company Directors (Graduate Member).

About Hastings Technology Metals Ltd

Hastings Technology Metals Ltd (ASX:HAS) (FRA:5AM) is a leading Australian rare earths company, with two rare earths projects hosting JORC-compliant resources in Western Australia.

- The Yangibana Project hosts Probable Reserves totaling 5.15 million tonnes at 1.12% TREO including 0.45% Nd2O3+Pr6O11 within JORC Resources totalling 21.0 million tonnes at 1.17% TREO (comprising Measured Resources of 3.9 million tonnes at 1.19% TREO, Indicated Resources of 8.6 million tonnes at 1.25% TREO and Inferred Resources of 8.4 million tonnes at 1.09% TREO), including 0.40% Nd2O3+Pr6O11.

- The Brockman deposit contains JORC Indicated and Inferred Resources totalling 41.4 million tonnes (comprising 32.3mt Indicated Resources and 9.1mt Inferred Resources) at 0.21% TREO, including 0.18% HREO, plus 0.36% Nb2O5 and 0.90% ZrO2.

- Rare earths are critical to a wide variety of current and new technologies, including smart phones, electric vehicles, wind turbines and energy efficient light bulbs.

- The Company aims to capitalise on the strong demand for rare earths permanent magnets created by expanding new technologies.



Charles Lew
Executive Chairman
T: + 65 6220 9220

Aris Stamoulis
Director Corporate Finance
T: +61 455 105 607

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