Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

London, United Kingdom, 9 April 2021 — Nord Gold plc (“Nordgold” or the “Group”), the internationally diversified gold producer, announces the appointment of Georgy Smirnov as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) with effect from 10 April 2021.

Georgy is an experienced leader with a wealth of knowledge across all aspects of finance. He joined Nordgold in July 2011 as Head of Treasury and was subsequently appointed Head of Capital Markets in 2020. Previously, Georgy was Head of Treasury at the international agro-industrial group Sodrugestvo and held various positions in finance at X5 Retail Group and EuroChem. Georgy holds a degree in foreign economic relations from the Moscow State University for International Relations and has also completed the INSEAD Transition to General Management executive programme.

Georgy replaces Dmitry Guzeev following the completion of the 2020 annual audit process, in line with Nordgold’s long term succession planning.

“I am delighted to welcome Georgy to the senior team. He brings with him extensive expertise and deep knowledge of Nordgold, which will further support the planned smooth transition. I would like to thank Dmitry for his considerable contribution to building a world class finance function at Nordgold during his six years as CFO and we wish him every success in his future endeavours.” Nikolai ZelenskiChief Executive Officer, Nordgold


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About Nordgold

Nordgold is an internationally diversified one million ounce gold producer with over 8,000 people operating a portfolio of ten mines (in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Russia and Kazakhstan) and a number of development and exploration projects in West Africa, Eurasia and the Americas. Since its foundation in 2007, Nordgold has established a global reputation as a leading developer of tier one gold mining assets with a proven commitment to community engagement, sustainability, efficiency and operating in an environmentally responsible manner. Since 2013, Nordgold has successfully constructed three gold mines, including two in Burkina Faso (Bouly and Bissa) and most recently, the Gross mine in Russia.


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