ECR Minerals plc (the “Company”) is a mineral exploration and development company incorporated in England & Wales. ECR’s wholly owned Australian subsidiary Mercator Gold Australia Pty Ltd has 100% ownership of the Avoca, Bailieston, Moormbool and Timor gold exploration licences in Central Victoria, Australia.

Exploration for gold in Victoria is ECR’s current focus. A map of the Victorian licences can be viewed here. For the latest updates, please see our regulatory announcements.

ECR has earned a 25% interest in the Danglay epithermal gold project, an advanced exploration project located in a prolific gold and copper mining district in the north of the Philippines. An NI43-101 technical report was completed in respect of the Danglay project in December 2015.

ECR’s wholly owned Argentine subsidiary Ochre Mining has 100% ownership of the SLM gold project in La Rioja, Argentina. Exploration at SLM has focused on identifying small tonnage mesothermal gold deposits which may be suitable for relatively near-term production.

ECR shares are listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange with the symbol ECR.


(“ECR Minerals”, “ECR” or the “Company”)



London: 8 May 2012 - ECR Minerals plc is pleased to announce that Mr Paul Johnson has been appointed a non-executive director of the Company.

Mr Johnson (age 42) has been an active investor for more than 20 years and is a co-founder of MiningMaven, an investor communications service focused on the natural resources sector. His previous roles have included Business Risk Consulting Group Manager for FM Global and Regional Director for Capita McLarens.

Mr Johnson is a Chartered Accountant (England & Wales, 1996), an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (2000) and of the Chartered Insurance Institute (2005) as well as a Member of the Business Continuity Institute (2007). He holds a BSc (Hons) in Management Science (1991) from UMIST School of Management, Manchester, UK.

Mr Johnson is currently beneficially interested in 8,587,500 ordinary 0.1p shares of the Company representing approximately 1.2% of the Company's issued share capital.

Save for above and below and pursuant to Rule 17, Schedule Two (g) of the AIM Rules, the following information is disclosed in respect of Mr Johnson.

Current appointments:

Value Generation Ltd
Catalyst Strategies Ltd
Catalyst Information Services Ltd
Open2barter Ltd
Value at Risk Ltd
Commercial Assure Ltd
Strathmore Accountants Ltd
The Vitiligo Society

There is no other information regarding Mr Johnson required to be disclosed under the AIM Rules.


Patrick Harford, Executive Chairman of ECR Minerals plc, comments:

"I am delighted that Paul Johnson has accepted an appointment as a non-executive director of ECR. As an experienced investor in the natural resources sector with an accountancy and risk management background and as a co-founder of a respected investor communications service, Paul brings a valuable new perspective to the ECR board.

I am also pleased to advise that the board expects to appoint further non-executive directors, including a non-executive chairman, in the near future.”


About ECR Minerals plc

ECR is a mineral development company with interests in Argentina, the USA, Indonesia, Thailand and Australia.


For further information please contact:

ECR Minerals plc
Patrick Harford, Executive Chairman
Stephen Clayson, Director & Chief Financial Officer
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Daniel Stewart & Company plc
Paul Shackleton/Tessa Smith/David Hart Tel: +44 (0) 20 7776 6550
Old Park Lane Capital plc
Michael Parnes Tel: +44 (0) 20 7493 8188
Blythe Weigh Communications
Matthew Neal/Tim Blythe/Paul Weigh Tel: +44 (0)20 7138 3204