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Assore Ltd (ASRJ.J)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Desmond Sacco

2011 Executive Chairman of the Board

Charles Walters

48 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Edward Southey

2010 Lead Independent Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board

Patrick Sacco

2016 Group Marketing Director and Executive Director

Bastiaan van Aswegen

54 2017 Group Operations and Growth Director and Executive Director

Delight Aitken

2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

Thandeka Mgoduso

61 2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Sydney Mhlarhi

44 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

William Urmson

2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Desmond Sacco

Mr. Desmond Sacco, BSc (Hons) (Geology) (Wits) (Unisa) is Executive Chairman of the Board of Assore Limited. He qualified as a geologist and joined the Assore group in 1968. He was appointed to the Assore board in 1974 and, on the retirement of his father, Guido, in 1992, was appointed chairman and managing director. In that year, he was also appointed deputy chairman of Assmang Limited and in 1999 he became chairman of Assmang. He is a fellow of the Institute of Directors (IoD) and of the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA).

Charles Walters

Mr. Charles Edwards Walters is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He qualified with a BSc (Mech) Eng in 1989 from the University of Cape Town. He obtained a BCom in 1992 from the University of South Africa and completed the Programme for Management Development at Harvard Business School in 2001. Charles began his career with Anglo American in 1991 as a Graduate Engineer and following engineering and management training at Anglo American, he joined Mondi as Marketing Manager for Exports in 1996. In 2002, he was appointed as Managing Director of Mondi Sales International, based in Dublin, Ireland. Upon returning to South Africa in 2006, he was appointed as the Managing Director of Bearing Man, a division of the Invicta Group. He was appointed deputy CEO of Invicta Holdings in 2013 and as its CEO in 2015. He joined the Assore group on 1 April 2017 as CEO-designate and was appointed as CEO on 1 July 2017, upon the retirement of Chris Cory.

Edward Southey

Mr. Edward Montagu Southey is Lead Independent Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board of Assore Limited. Ed was admitted as an attorney, notary and conveyancer in 1967 and practiced as a partner of Webber Wentzel until his retirement as senior partner of that firm in 2006. He remains an executive consultant to the firm. He is a former president of the Law Society of the Northern Province and of the Law Society of South Africa and is a director of a number of companies. He joined the Assore board as a non-executive director in January 2009, and was appointed as Deputy Chairman and lead independent director in November 2010. He is the Chairman of the group’s Audit and Risk and Remuneration Committees.

Patrick Sacco

Mr. Patrick E. Sacco is Group Marketing Director and Executive Director of the Company. He joined the Assore group in 2003 after completing a master’s degree at the University of Colorado (USA). He was appointed a director of Ore & Metal, the selling and marketing agent for all the group’s products, in 2007, and as from 1 March 2016, has been appointed as its managing director. Pat was appointed as a director of Assmang in 2008, and is on the board of Oresteel Investments Proprietary Limited, the ultimate holding company of Assore. On 1 July 2015, he was appointed as a director of the International Manganese Institute (IMnI) and was appointed as group marketing director on 1 March 2016.

Bastiaan van Aswegen

Mr. Bastiaan Hendrikus van Aswegen is Group Operations and Growth Director and Executive Director of the Company. He obtained a BEng (Metallurgy) degree from the University of Pretoria (UP) in 1982 and later obtained BCom (Unisa) and MEng (UP) degrees. He joined Assore in 2003 as consulting metallurgist. In September 2012 he was appointed as an executive director of JSE listed Assore Limited and as a director of Assmang (jointly controlled by Assore and ARM). Since 2012 he was instrumental in establishing the Sakura Ferroalloys operation in Malaysia (54% held by Assmang) and served as Chairman of the Sakura Board for the last three years. In his current role he is responsible for the strategy and the operational execution of the Assore operations and is also a member of the Assmang executive committee. His responsibilities also include the growth portfolio of Assore and he is a director of IronRidge Resources, an AIM listed junior exploration company.

Delight Aitken

Ms. Delight Aitken is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She holds a Business Administration Diploma from the University of Wales and an Associate Certificate in Management from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. She possesses more than 20 years’ experience in the energy sector, most recently with Chevron Corporation where she was the Policy Government and Public Affairs Manager, Africa and Middle East. Prior to that she held technical roles in loss prevention and petroleum supply with Chevron in South Africa and the United States of America. She has also held operational positions with Transnet Pipelines where she started

Thandeka Mgoduso

Ms. Thandeka Nozipho Mgoduso is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Assore Limited., effective 2 February 2015. She is a clinical psychologist and obtained her qualifications at the universities of Fort Hare and the Witwatersrand. While in commerce, she held various leadership positions in operations, as well as in human resources. She has been appointed on a number of boards, including a non-executive directorship of the South African Reserve Bank. She currently consults in strategy and human resources. She chairs her company, Jojose Investments, and is a non-executive director on the board of Tongaat Hulett and Metair Investments, to mention a few. She was appointed to the board with effect from 2 February 2015 and serves on the Social and Ethics Committee.

Sydney Mhlarhi

Mr. Sydney Knox Mhlarhi is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Assore Limited. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1998 following the completion of his articles at Ernst & Young in 1997. He co-founded Tamela Holdings Proprietary Limited (Tamela) in 2008, which holds investments in various industries. Sydney has held various senior positions in the investment banking sector, including those of divisional director at Standard Bank and Chief Investment Officer of Makalani Holdings Limited, a mezzanine financier which listed on the JSE in 2005. Sydney was appointed to the board on 15 October 2012 and serves on the group’s Audit and Risk Committee.

William Urmson

Mr. William Frank Urmson is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Assore Limited. He was appointed as an independent non-executive director in October 2010 and chairs the group’s Social and Ethics Committee. He also serves on the group’s Audit and Risk, and Remuneration Committees. He is a former Deputy Chairman of Ernst & Young and has served the accounting profession as Chairman of the Accounting Practices and Ethics Committees of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is a former director: surveillance of the JSE and consulted to the exchange on a part-time basis until December 2013.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Desmond Sacco

5,040,000

Charles Walters

--

Edward Southey

700,000

Patrick Sacco

11,479,000

Bastiaan van Aswegen

13,453,000

Delight Aitken

100,000

Thandeka Mgoduso

375,000

Sydney Mhlarhi

375,000

William Urmson

575,000
As Of  30 Jun 2017