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Kastan Mining Limited Appoints Hashimu Semboja as Managing Director, Processing and
Metallurgical Operations
DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA – June 1, 2010: Kastan Mining announced today that Hashimu B.
Semboja has joined the Company as the Managing Director for Processing and Metallurgical Operations.
Mr. Semboja will have responsibility for designing, implementing, and managing the Company’s ore
processing, refining and smelting operations in Tanzania. His initial efforts will be focused on ensuring
safe and efficient processing for the Company’s gold mining project in Singida and its copper and gold
project in Kilosa. Mr. Semboja has broad experience in base and precious metals production and
processing having worked for six years as a production engineer in the steel industry and for two years in
various liquid and waste management activities related to aluminum, silver, bauxite and copper. For the
past six years he has been a lecturer and supervisor of fourth year student projects at the University of
Dar es Salaam’s Chemical and Mining Engineering Department, and has worked as a private consultant
for metallic minerals and metals processing projects in Tanzania. He has practical experience in gold
processing (Tanzania and South Africa) and copper processing (Selebi Phikwe, Botswana). He obtained
a Master of Science Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Duisburg in Germany and
received additional training in South Africa and Germany related to gold, copper, pig iron, steel and
stainless steel production and processing.
Kastan’s CEO, John Tate, noted, “The Kastan strategy has always been to keep the mineral processing
value chain in Tanzania. With Hashimu on the team we have taken an important step in implementing this
strategy. He brings the right mix of experience and expertise to Kastan which will enable us to maximize
value of our near term operations in Singida and Kilosa. I look forward to working with him.”
S. Zagar, Kastan Director, continued, “I have known Hashimu for several years and respect his
knowledge and counsel. He understands the Tanzania mineral industry and is a committed professional
whose vision for building a modern processing industry in Tanzania mirrors our strategy.”
George Gaines, Kastan’s EVP Corporate Strategy commented, “At our March Board meeting we
determined that building gold and copper processing capacity is critical to achieving our business targets.
Hashimu’s understanding of metallurgy and processing engineering is a definite value add to our team. I
join John and Salim in welcoming him to Kastan.”
About Kastan Mining
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Kastan Mining is a mining and
exploration company focused on mining opportunities in Tanzania. Kastan has several initiatives
underway at various stages of development ranging from early exploration to late stage initiatives entering
the commercialization phase.
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