African Potash - Appointment of Non-Executive Director
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African Potash Ltd
03 March 2015

African Potash Limited / Index: AIM / Epic: AFPO / Sector: Mining

3 March 2015

African Potash Limited ('African Potash' or 'the Company')
Appointment of Non-Executive Director


African Potash, the AIM listed company focused on sub-Saharan potash assets, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Christopher Cleverly to the board as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.  Mr. Cleverly, a barrister and African-focussed entrepreneur, will combine his extensive corporate experience and regional expertise to further support the Company's development objectives focussed on its Lac Dinga Potash Project in the Republic of Congo.


Mr. Cleverly was called to the Bar in 1990, and subsequently founded Trafalgar Chambers establishing himself as the youngest head of chambers in the last century.  In addition to his legal work, Mr. Cleverly is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Made in Africa Foundation, a UK non-profit organisation established to assist the development of the African continent by providing first-stage funding for the feasibility studies and business development of large-scale infrastructure projects based in the region. He is also a regular presenter on TV and radio, and a contributor to newspapers and magazines on subjects regarding Africa and African development.


African Potash CEO, Edward Marlow, said, "I am delighted to welcome Chris to the African Potash board.  During his illustrious legal and entrepreneurial career he has distinguished himself as an exceptional businessman and philanthropist, and I am confident that his extensive experience in Africa will be highly valuable as we progress development of our Lac Dinga Potash Project in the Republic of Congo."


Mr. Christopher John Cleverly (age 47) has or holds the following directorships and/or partnerships in the last 5 years:



Past (within the past five years)

Onshore Energy Limited 

Aikan Capital Real Estate PLC

Comer Africa Real Estate Limited 

Bond Street Forex LLP

Aikan Capital Management Limited 

Made in Africa Exec Limited

Media Made in Africa Limited

Mountain Lion Limited

Verdant Vermillion Ventures Ltd

Proserv Capital Limited

Lion Mountain Oil Group plc

So Damn Clever Management Limited

Waterside Productions Limited

The Exchange West Africa Limited

Sweet Essentials International Limited

Made in Africa Capital Limited

SL Agriculture Limited

Frontier Fixed Income Ltd.

Clean Tech Partnership Rwanda Limited

Sweet China Trading Limited

Finnaust Mining PLC


In connection with his appointment, Mr. Cleverly has been granted options over 1 million ordinary shares in the Company (the 'Options'). The Options have been granted in accordance with and subject to the Company's share option scheme and are exercisable at a price per share of 0.9 pence between 27 August 2015 and 27 August 2020.  Mr. Cleverly has also been granted the following warrants to subscribe for new shares in the Company:


Warrant instrument

No. of Warrants

Exercise Price

Exercise Period

2p - May 2014



Until 16 May 2016

5p - May 2014



As above

7.5p - May 2014



As above

10p - May 2014



As above


Mr. Cleverly holds 3 million ordinary shares in the Company, representing 0.97% of the total issued share capital of African Potash.   



There is no further information on Mr. Cleverly required to be disclosed under Schedule Two, paragraph (g) (i)-(viii) of the AIM Rules for Companies.


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For further information visit or contact the following:

Ed Marlow

African Potash Limited

+44 (0) 20 7408 9200      

Stewart Dickson  (Corporate Finance)

Cantor Fitzgerald Europe

+44 (0) 20 7894 7000      

David Foreman (Corporate Finance)

Cantor Fitzgerald Europe

+44 (0) 20 7894 7000      

Jeremy Stephenson (Corporate Broking)

Cantor Fitzgerald Europe

+44 (0) 20 7894 7000      

Richard Greenfield

GMP Securities Europe LLP

+44 (0) 20 7647 2836      

Susie Geliher

St Brides Partners Ltd

+44 (0) 20 7236 1177      

Charlotte Heap

St Brides Partners Ltd

+44 (0) 20 7236 1177      



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