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New CEO/Managing Director for Orocobre

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Global Mining Review,

Orocobre Ltd (Orocobre) has appointed Martin Perez de Solay as the new CEO and Managing Director after an extensive global search by recruitment specialist Egon Zehnder. Perez will commence in these roles following the upcoming Annual General Meeting and a transition period with the current CEO / Managing Director.

Orocobre Chairman Robert Hubbard stated he was absolutely delighted with the appointment of Perez de Solay to the role, “Martin is a highly accomplished Chief Executive with the ideal blend of skills, experience and knowledge to lead Orocobre though the next stages of its development.

“Martin’s initial focus will be on the established strategy of optimising the operating performance of the Olaroz joint venture and delivering the company’s growth plans for the Olaroz Stage 2 expansion and Lithium Hydroxide plant in Japan. Martin will be based in Argentina utilising his extensive operational expertise and in-country knowledge for the maximum benefit of Orocobre shareholders”, Mr Hubbard commented.

Perez de Solay said: “My career has blended my core engineering skills with a strong financial and values-based management philosophy. I believe my background in developing businesses and improving asset performance has prepared me well for this great opportunity to lead Orocobre.

“Orocobre has already achieved much and delivered the first new brine operation in over 20 years. I look forward to working with the management team, employees and local communities as I take up this role. The opportunities before Orocobre are substantial with a quality resource, a growing market and supportive partners. It is in our hands to deliver success”.

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