LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 13, 2005) - African Copper Plc (ACU) (TSX:ACU)(AIM:ACU) announces the appointment of Mr. Joseph Hamilton as Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. In his role, Mr. Hamilton will supervise all aspects of the Dukwe Copper Project in Botswana, and the surrounding Matsitama exploration concession. With over 7 years of Capital Markets experience as an Analyst, and 14 years of industry experience in international exploration and development roles, he brings over 20 years of industry experience to this position, most recently as the Senior Analyst and Director, Global Precious Metals Research for RBC Capital Markets, Canada's largest Investment Dealer. Mr. Hamilton holds a M.Sc. (Applied) degree in Mineral Exploration, is registered as a Professional Geologist (P.Geo.) and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA). Commenting on the appointment, Dave Jones, Chief Executive Officer said: "Joe's decision to join African Copper comes at an exciting time in the Company's development. Naturally, his experience and expertise speak for themselves and we're delighted that he has joined the board in addition to becoming a member of the extremely experienced management team at African Copper." Notes to Editors About African Copper - African Copper is an international exploration and mining company listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange under the symbol ACU. The company owns a substantial near term production copper asset called the Dukwe Project in the Republic of Botswana which is estimated to contain 1.3bln pounds of copper deposited as oxides and sulphides. As well, the company's other interests include the Matsitama exploration concession adjacent to Dukwe with a project area of just under 4,000 sq km which contains two known copper deposits and numerous base metal exploration targets.African Copper Plc
Joseph Hamilton or David Jones
(416) 214-5599 (FAX)
Justine Howarth / Ana Ribeiro
+44 (0)20 7493 3713
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