September 30, 2014

Board Changes

30 September 2014


Stellar Diamonds plc

(“Stellar” or the “Company”)

Board Changes

Stellar Diamonds plc, the London listed (AIM: STEL) diamond development company focused on West Africa, is pleased to announce that Liviu Meran has been appointed to the Board as a non-executive director. Concurrently James Campbell is stepping down from his position as non-executive director.

Liviu Constantin Meran, aged 36, is a Romanian national who holds a bachelor’s degree in trade economy and a master’s degree in marketing from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest. Mr Meran has previously worked as a Senior Treasury Accountant at CUPROM Corporation from 2005 to 2008 and as Chief Financial Officer at SC Foradex SA from 2008 to 2010. Mr Meran became Financial Manager at Foradex Corporation in 2010 and then became General Manger of Foradex Corporation in January this year. Foradex Invest SRL, the holding company of Foradex Corporation, is a 23% shareholder of Stellar.

Commenting on the Board changes, Peter Daresbury, Chairman said:

“We are delighted to welcome Liviu to the Board. Foradex Invest is a significant shareholder of Stellar and Liviu’s presence on the Board will further consolidate this support. The Board looks forward to working closely with Liviu and Foradex as Stellar pursues its strategy of developing significant kimberlite diamond resources in Guinea and Sierra Leone into production. On behalf of the Board I would also like to thank James for his dedicated service and support over the years and wish him every success in his future endeavours.”

Further information:

Mr Meran does not currently hold any other directorships and has held the following directorships in the five years preceding his appointment at Stellar:

  • SC FORADEX SA (Liquidated in 2011)

Mr Meran is not currently beneficially interested in the issued share capital of the Company. Mr Meran was introduced to the Company through its substantial shareholder Foradex Invest SRL.

There is no further information required relating to Liviu Constantin Meran to be disclosed under paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules.

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For further information contact the following or visit the Company’s website at

Karl Smithson, CEO

Philip Knowles, CFO

Stellar Diamonds plc

Stellar Diamonds plc

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7010 7686

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7010 7686

Antony Legge

Colin Rowbury

Daniel Stewart & Company plc (Nomad)

Daniel Stewart & Company plc (Broker)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7776 6550

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7776 6550

Hugo de Salis St Brides Media & Finance Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 20 7236 1177
Lottie Brocklehurst St Brides Media & Finance Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 20 7236 1177

About Stellar Diamonds plc:

Stellar is an AIM quoted (AIM: STEL) West African focused diamond development company which is advancing its diamondiferous Baoulé kimberlite in Guinea towards trial mining, as well as progressing the 1.1 million carat Tongo Dyke-1 resource in Sierra Leone through a definitive feasibility study. In addition, Stellar holds the 3 million carat Droujba project in Guinea and continues to pursue both diplomatic and legal channels to ensure the proper reinstatement of its Kono licences in Sierra Leone.