Johannesburg, South Africa — MININGREVIEW.COM — January 17, 2008. – Newly-formed MDM Engineering – which is in the process of re-establishing itself as a leading South African minerals process engineering and project management company – has announced the appointment of Mr.Bill Nairn as non-executive chairman with effect from 1st January 2008.

In making the announcement today, the company said Mr. Nairn held a BSc in Mining Engineering and had more than 40 years’ experience in the mining industry.

“We are delighted that Bill Nairn has agreed to take on the role of non-executive chairman of MDM Engineering,” said group CEO George Bennett. “Bill’s name is almost synonymous with the global mining industry, and we will undoubtedly benefit from his extensive knowledge and experience.”

Prior to his retirement from Anglo American PLC at the end of 2004, Mr. Nairn was the group’s technical director for a period of five years. Before that, he was the managing director and chief executive of JCI Limited from 1994 to 1997. He has served extensively on the boards of other mining companies, such as Anglo Platinum, Boart Longyear, AngloGold Ashanti, Anglo Zimbabwe, Avmin and Kumba and, in particular, has experience of guiding the various boards’ safety and sustainable development committees.

Mr. Nairn will remain a non-executive director of AngloGold Ashanti and Pangea DiamondFields plc.

Caption, Pic 1: Newly-appointed non-executive chairman of the MDM Engineering Group, Bill Nairn.