CFO and partner takes non-exec role at Ariana Resources

William Payne, the chief financial officer of gold exploration business
Ariana Resources, has been promoted to non-executive director, and will take up
the role immediately.

Payne was appointed CFO in 2007 and worked simultaneously as partner in Top
25 firm Wilkins Kennedy.

He will continue to fulfill both roles – non-executive director and partner
at the firm – in the future.

Payne qualified at KPMG and made partner in WH Payne & Co in 1999. The
firm merged with Wilkins Kennedy in 2003.

Payne is also a director of AIM listed Kibo Mining.

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