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Lonrho announces directorship change

Staff writer |
London, United Kingdom - September 13, 2012, London, United Kingdom - Lonrho Plc, an investing company, announces that David Lenigas, the company's executive chairman, has stepped down from the board, effective immediately.

Mr. Lenigas holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mining Engineering. He has extensive experience operating in the public company environment and is currently the Chairman of Leni Gas & Oil Plc, Solo Oil Plc and Lonrho Mining Limited and is an Executive Director of Vatukoula Gold Mines Plc and a Non Executive Director of Zest Group.

He has been succeeded as Chairman of the Company by Ambassador Frances Cook, who is currently the Company's Senior Independent Director, and who becomes the Non-Executive Chairman of Lonrho Plc.

Ambassador Cook is a former U.S. Ambassador to Burundi, to Cameroon and to the Sultanate of Oman, was the U.S. Consul General in Alexandria, Egypt, and has held numerous senior positions in the Department of State, including Director for West Africa. She entered the private sector in 1999 and runs an international business consulting firm, The Ballard Group LLC.

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