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John Lewins appointed as Chief Executive Officer of K92 Mining Inc.

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Global Mining Review,

Mr. Lewins is a Mineral Engineer with over 35 years of international leadership experience in the mining industry, and was today appointed Chief Executive Officer at K92

Lewins has held senior positions with companies operating in all around the world and has successfully led the start-up of multiple mines from study through to full operational stage.

Prior to his appointment as K92 Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Lewins has been a Director and Chief Operating Officer of K92. Having guided K92's production re-start, he has also overseen all site operations and has led initiatives such as the publishing of the Kora Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") and the development of the Irumafimpa Mine Plan.

Mr. Lewins past industry leadership roles include 10 years with MIM Holdings during which time he built the Tom's Gully Mine (built to produce 50,000 ounces Au per annum), Tick Hill Mine (an open pit and underground mine with peak production 180,000 ounces Au per annum) and Nolan's Gold Mine (a 2 million tonne per annum open pit with production peaks reaching in excess of 120,000 Au ounces per annum) taking these projects from Feasibility Study through to operations. During this period Mr. Lewins also led the build of McArthur River Lead Zinc Mine, a huge underground mine, plant and port facility which can process 1.2t million a year. Mr. Lewins led the building of the Ararat Gold Plant (which produces 2t million a year) as Senior VP Projects and Operations and then President of First Dynasty Mines when it restarted the Zod Gold Mine in Armenia. With Armada Gold, Mr Lewins was responsible for the construction and operation of the Erdmin Copper SXEW operation in Mongolia as Senior VP Projects and Operations.

Mr. Ian Stalker, former K92 Chief Executive Officer states, 'This is an exciting day for K92…. John has led the re-start process and this is a natural evolution from his current role. As John leads the execution of the company's business plan, it will allow me to devote more focus to strategic planning initiatives while also working to raise the visibility of the company in the industry and amongst the investment public. With production moving along nicely and with exploration drilling to commence on what we believe are a series of world class targets, I very much look forward to this next phase."

Recently, K92 announced that it continues to ramp up production at the Irumfimpa mine, is about to commence exploration drilling from underground set-ups to follow up on the recent Kora extension discovery hole, is preparing to mine and test a 2,000-tonne bulk sample from Kora, and continues regional exploration with work recently completed at the Pomasi project.

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