Nomination of Independent Non-executive Director - Alkane Resources Ltd
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Nomination of Independent Non-executive Director

Gavin Smith, Alkane ResourcesGavin Smith, Chair and President of Robert Bosch Australia, nominated for election as a non‐executive director.

Alkane Resources Ltd (ASX: ALK, OTCQX: ANLKY) (“Alkane” or the “Company“) advises that Mr Gavin Smith has been nominated for election as a non‐executive director of the Alkane Resources Ltd Group (“Group“) at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting of shareholders.

As discussed previously, the Company has been seeking to refresh the Board with the appointment of additional independent members who will bring complementary skill sets and diversity to the Group’s leadership team.

Mr Smith (B.Com., MBA, MAICD) has worked for the Bosch group, a leading global supplier of technology and services, for the past 28 years in Australia and Germany and is the current Chair and President of Robert Bosch Australia. In this role he has led the restructuring and transformation of the local Bosch subsidiary. Concurrent with this role, he is a non executive director of the various Bosch subsidiaries, joint ventures, and direct investment companies in Australia and New Zealand. In addition, Mr Smith is the Chair of the Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IoTAA), the peak body for organisations with an interest in the IoT. With these credentials, he is a natural fit to augment the Board as the Company progresses its transformation into an alternative supplier of technology metals into the global market.

Mr Smith has accepted the invitation to join the Board commencing from election at the Annual General Meeting of shareholders which is scheduled to be held in Sydney on Wednesday, 29 November 2017. The current Board unanimously recommends that shareholders vote in favour of his election.