Monday, February 18, 2013

Johannesburg, South Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe, Vienna, Austria, Tokyo, Japan – February 18, 2013 – The Board of Directors of African Compass International Limited (“ACI” or the “Company”), today announced the appointment of Mr. Victor Manuel Santos Correia as the Company’s CG (Chief Geologist) and a member of the Board effective immediately.

“ACI is delighted to have  Victor joining the team as he brings with him varied experience across a broad spectrum of the mining industry,” said Charles Nhamo Rupare, ACI COO. “Given the considerable progress we have made in the last few years, we concluded that Victor was the right person to tackle the challenges ahead.”

Mr. Correia said, “given the progress ACI has made in recent years, it possesses unique strengths to take on exciting opportunities in the SADC region and West Africa. The Board and I firmly believe in ACI’s future, and I look forward to working with our talented management team and dedicated employees to chart that future course.”

Mr. Correia’s Biography

Mr. Correia holds a Degree in Geology from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and Masters Degree in Management and Technology of Mineral Resources from Porto University, Portugal. He is currently finalizing his PhD in Geochemistry and Geophysics of Carbonate and Alkaline Rocks and their Economic Potential in terms of Rare Elements, at the University of Algarve, Portugal and Huelva, Spain.

From 1998 to 2009 he was a Lecturer at Algarve University, Faro, Portugal in Mineral Resources, Geology, Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Environmental Geology and participated in the orientation of Research Projects in Geological Mapping and Prospecting of Mineral Resources through the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools. In 2009 he was the Consultant of the Provincial Government of Cabinda, Angola, for the Department of Geology and Mines. He has vast knowledge of Geology and Mineral Resources of Angola in particular and West Africa in general.

Since 2010 he exercised as Senior Geologist and Consultant in basic and noble mineral prospecting and exploration in Africa, having travelled through several countries, such as Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Africa and Namibia as well as working on Geological Mapping in some important areas of West Africa.

About ACI
African Compass International (“ACI”) is a global diversified private natural resources company in frontier, emerging/established emerging and developed markets. The Group farms, explores, sources, refines and produces, inter alia, agriculture products, base metals, ferrous & non-ferrous metals, minor metals, platinum group metals, precious metals, oil & gas and commercial energy. Our diversified operations in Africa, South America and Eurasia are supported by offices in Austria, Canada, Japan and Zimbabwe. ACI always seeks partnerships with all its stakeholders that will add value to projects at hand based on the core values of honesty, integrity and vision.

Supporting Resources: please visit; follow @Afrikancompass on Twitter, or join ACI on LinkedIn.

For and on behalf of the Company’s Board of Directors

Julian RUPARE, Jr.

CEO & Chair


The following are the main terms and abbreviations used in this webnews:

ACI               African Compass International Limited and/or its subsidiaries, as appropriate

Board            Board of Directors

CEO               Chief Executive Officer

CG                  Chief Geologist

CLO               Chief Legal Officer

Company      African Compass International or African Compass International Limited

COO              Chief Operating Officer

DRC              Democratic Republic of Congo

GIS                Geographic Information Systems

PhD               Doctor of Philosophy

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African Compass International

Johannesburg | Harare | Vienna | Tokyo

Directors J Rupare Jr (CEO) C N Rupare (COO) U Mazunga (CLO) V M S Correia (CG)