New Appointments to the Board of Directors
New Appointments to the Board of Directors
Sydney, Jan 2, 2013 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Manas Resources Limited (ASX:MSR) is pleased to announce the appointments of Robert Scott and Mark Connelly as directors of the Company. Messrs Scott and Connelly, experienced mining industry professionals, join the Board as independent non-executive directors and Mr Scott will also chair the Board.

Robert Scott, a chartered accountant by profession, worked as a partner with international accounting firms until the mid-1990s' and has since then been involved with a number of public companies listed on ASX as a director and corporate advisor. He has wide ranging experience in the mining sector and currently serves on the Boards of ASX-listed Sandfire Resources NL and CGA Mining Limited, copper and gold producers respectively with market capitalisations in excess of one billion dollars. Robert maintains an active interest in Western Australian community organisations.

Mark Connelly, also an accountant by profession, has been involved with the mining industry since the mid-1980s'. In 2007, Mr Connelly was appointed as an executive director and chief operating officer of ASX-listed Adamus Resources Limited, a West African gold development company, and was instrumental in that company's transition to a gold producer. He was subsequently appointed as managing director and chief executive officer of Adamus. Following Adamus's merger with Canadian-listed Endeavour Mining Corporation, Mr Connelly was appointed chief operating officer of the merged entity. In November 2012, Mr Connelly was appointed as managing director and chief executive officer of ASX-listed Papillon Resources Limited and also serves as non-executive director of Ausdrill Limited.

The strengthening of the Manas Resources Board with the appointment of these senior and well-credentialed mining industry professionals comes at a time when the Company is progressing from gold explorer to developer with a target of gold production in 2014.

About Manas Resources Limited

Manas Resources Limited (ASX:MSR) is an Australian-based explorer in the Kyrgyz Republic with substantial resources, high grade drill targets and a large highly-prospective land holding in the world class Tien Shan gold belt.


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