– UK, London – Aurum Mining plc (AIM: AUR), the Spanish focused gold and tungsten explorer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Giles Kirkley Willits as Non-executive Director with immediate effect.

Mr Willits, aged 50, has over 20 years’ experience in senior leadership and financial roles, and was most recently the Chief Financial Officer of FTSE 250 listed Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE: ETO), having worked with Entertainment One Ltd. initially as Non-executive Director, before assuming the Chief Financial Officer role in 2007.  Over this time Entertainment One Ltd. has grown to a market capitalisation of approximately £1 billion.  Mr Willits was formerly Director of Group Finance of J Sainsbury plc and Woolworths Group plc.

David Williams, Chairman, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Giles to the board.  Having worked together previously at eOne, I know what invaluable financial oversight and capital markets experience Giles will bring to the Company as we transition and begin to scale.  In conjunction with the previously announced board changes, we have now assembled a high calibre leadership team, which is primed for executing our transformation strategy and delivering enhanced value to our shareholders.”

Giles Willits, Non-executive Director, commented: “I’m very happy to be joining up with David, Mo and the rest of the team.  It’s a really exciting time in the Company’s evolution, and I’m looking forward to supporting the business in exploiting the considerable growth opportunities that exist within the digital resilience sector.”

About Aurum Mining Plc

Aurum Mining is an AIM listed exploration and development company focused on its highly prospective portfolio of gold and tungsten assets in North West Spain.

Gold

Through its joint venture agreement with Ormonde Mining plc (AIM: ORM), Aurum currently has a 56.5% interest in the Pino de Oro project in Zamora Province and a 51.4% interest in the Peralonso and Cabeza projects in Salamanca Province.

Tungsten

Aurum’s 20% owned Morille Tungsten project is located approximately 15km south west of Salamanca in North West Spain and covers an area of 5,796 hectares. The permit area is a ‘brownfield’ site with historical data indicating production from the site of high quality tungsten concentrates.

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