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Tess Lye appointed Company Secretary and General Counsel
Tess Lye appointed Company Secretary and General Counsel
Sydney, Mar 14, 2012 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Bandanna Energy Limited (ASX:BND) has announced the appointment of experienced corporate legal professional Tess Lye to the position of Company Secretary and General Counsel.

Ms Lye will be responsible for overseeing all of Bandanna Energy's legal affairs including general corporate legal matters and corporate compliance.

Ms Lye brings a wealth of expertise managing legal affairs within the resources sector, having worked as Corporate Counsel and General Manager - Governance and Legal for Macarthur Coal (ASX:MCC) for several years prior to joining Bandanna.

In her capacity for Macarthur Coal, she supported the board and its committees and managed the corporate compliance, legal and internal audit functions of the business.

Ms Lye has had high-level involvement in corporate advisory, mining operations, mining project development, coal exploration and joint venture management.

Prior to entering the mining sector, Ms Lye was a corporate lawyer with the National Australia Bank (ASX:NAB), and previously worked in private practice with McCullough Robertson Lawyers, Brisbane and in government as a senior commercial manager with the Department of Treasury and Finance, Victoria.

Bandanna Energy Limited Chairman, Jeremy Barlow, said Ms Lye would be valuable addition to the company.

"We are delighted to welcome Tess's appointment as Company Secretary and General Counsel for Bandanna Energy," Mr Barlow said.

"We are extremely pleased to have recruited a seasoned corporate lawyer with deep senior-level experience in the coal sector to assist the company in its transition from explorer to producer," he said.

About Bandanna Energy Limited

Bandanna Energy Limited (ASX:BND) is uniquely positioned to become Australia's next coal producer. The company's core activities are exploration, project evaluation and development of thermal and PCI coal assets located in Queensland, Australia.

Bandanna Energy is the only ASX listed company with substantial coal assets in both the Bowen and Galilee basins subject to EIS and advanced mine studies. The company is committed to working constructively with the communities in which it operates, and delivering growing returns to shareholders, government and the community.

Bandanna Energy's Springsure Creek underground thermal coal project is scheduled to commence production in mid-2015. Bandanna is a 14% shareholder in Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET) Stage 1 at Gladstone, with port allocation of 4Mtpa for the Springsure Creek Project, and has also secured the necessary infrastructure capacity for the integrated rail haulage of coal from the Springsure Creek Project to port.



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