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Theta Gold Mines Limited (ASX:TGM) New Board Appointments
Theta Gold Mines Limited (ASX:TGM) (FRA:3LM) (OTCMKTS:TGMGF) is pleased to announce Byron Dumpleton has been appointed to the Theta board as Non-Executive Director, effective as at today's date. Byron, who is based in Perth, Australia, has a very strong background in geology, mining operations, ore resources, and corporate funding process.

Mr Dumpleton has corporate experience with the due diligence process with multiple lending institutions for funding of several projects with Straits Resources and Red 5 Limited; with the most recent being for Red 5 for securing the A$175 million debt facility with banking syndicates comprising Macquarie Bank Limited, BNP Paribas (Australia), and The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited ("HSBC") (Australia).

Commenting on his appointment, Theta Chairman Mr Bill Guy said: "It's a pleasure to welcome Mr Dumpleton to the Theta Board. Mr Dumpleton has worked at all levels in the mining industry at some of Australia's most high-profile mines including Niffy Copper Mine, St Ives Gold Mine, Telfer Gold Mine, Kalgoorlie Super Pit, and across Asia-Pacific regions."

"He has technical excellence in resource geology and has a strong operational background in underground and open pit mining operations. These skills will be important as Theta develops its TGME Gold Project".

"The broking and banking community knows Byron from his work with multiple mining houses, from banking due diligence programs, investor presentations and broker briefings. His skills and networks will assist Theta and have come at right time in the company development."

Mr Bill Guy, who is currently Non-Executive Chairman of the Company, will assume the role of Executive Chairman immediately.

Commenting on his step-up as Executive Chairman, Bill said "The Company is going through a transitional phase from a gold explorer towards producer status and I am honored to have the Board's trust and support to take on this executive leadership role for Theta".

Bill Guy, Chairman 
Theta Gold Mines Limited
T: + 61 2 8046 7584

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