Griffin Mining Ltd (“Griffin” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Mark Hine, aged 56, as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He is a mining engineer having graduated from the Western Australia School of Mines, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.  He has extensive mining experience with over 25 years of senior management roles in both surface and underground mining operations. Since the beginning of the year, he has been a consultant at Griffin’s Caijiaying mine in China.

He has held a number of senior positions in the mining industry including Chief Operating Officer at Focus Minerals Ltd, Chief Executive Officer at Golden West Resources Ltd, Executive General Manager Mining at Macmahon Contractors Pty Ltd, Chief Executive officer at Queensland Industrial Minerals Ltd, Chief Executive Officer at Consolidated Rutile Ltd and General Manager Pasminco, Broken Hill / Elura Mines.

Chairman, Mr Mladen Ninkov, commented “I am delighted that Mark has agreed to join Griffin considering his extensive past achievements and his already substantial contribution in assisting in improving mining operations at Caijiaying. Mark will continue to spend considerable time at Caijiaying contributing his considerable experience and expertise to the Operations Manager and staff at Caijiaying and assisting me in the corporate development of the Company.”