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OceanaGold Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

29 November 2004

OceanaGold Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

OceanaGold announced today that Albert Brantley has been appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Albert is an experienced senior executive who is joining OceanaGold from CMS Energy where he was Executive Managing Director of the Shuweihat CMS International Power Company.

In this role, he was responsible for the development, construction and commissioning of a 1500 MW power plant and 100 million gallon per day desalination facility in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Albert was previously employed with Amax Gold in a number of executive roles on development projects in South America and he was the former CEO of L&M Mining in New Zealand. Albert has also worked for Griffin Holdings on mining projects in Australia, the Phillipines and Thailand.

OceanaGold’s Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Orr, said “Albert brings extensive resource project development and management experience to OceanaGold as we embark on the development of three additional mines in New Zealand. His prior gold industry and international experience will make a significant contribution to our efforts to transform OceanaGold into a global gold company.” -


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