WGR- Appointment of New Non-Executive Director

Mar 05, 2012, 09:11 ET from Wits Gold

Witwatersrand Consolidated Gold Resources Limited
('Wits Gold' or the 'Company')
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
(Registration Number 2002/031365/06)
JSE Share Code: WGR ISIN: ZAE000079703
TSX Share Code: WGR CUSIP Number: S98297104


JOHANNESBURG, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Witwatersrand Consolidated Gold Resources or "Wits Gold" (JSE&TSX: WGR; ADR: WIWTY) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Kenneth Dicks as an independent non-executive director of the Company effective 5th March 2012.

Mr Dicks, a mining engineer of background, has 39 years' experience working in the South African mining industry, having held a number of senior positions within AngloGold.  He presently also serves as an independent non-executive on the boards of Harmony Gold and Bauba Platinum.

Commenting on the appointment of Mr Dicks, the Chairman of Wits Gold, Adam Fleming said, "We are delighted that Ken has agreed to serve on our Board.  Not only does he bring a wealth of technical and management experience to the Company, but he also shares a common vision for the South African gold mining industry."

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