Company Background

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HUM CEO Dan and the Geo team
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HUM board site visit
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HUM CEO Dan Betts with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Dr Roosevelt Jayjay
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David Pelham, Dan Betts and Bert Monro
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Founded in late 2005, Hummingbird Resources is a West African gold producer, developer and explorer (AIM:HUM), which listed on AIM in December 2010. Since IPO the Company has significantly grown its global resource inventory from an initial 0.8Moz to 6.4Moz across two countries, Mali and Liberia. Initially focussing the majority of its resources on the Dugbe Gold Project in Liberia, the largest known gold deposit in the country, following the low-cost acquisition of Gold Fields’ gold assets in Mali in 2014, Hummingbird refocussed its attention of the high grade Yanfolila Gold Project.

The Yanfolila Gold Project provided Hummingbird with a fast, simple and low-cost route to production, and this was successfully achieved on budget and on schedule in December 2017.

The Dugbe Gold Project remains an important component of Hummingbird’s portfolio and the Company published a positive PEA in April 2013 and is currently progressing its Detailed Feasibility Study. The Dugbe Gold Project was the first mining project in Liberia to secure investment from the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group.

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David Pelham

David Pelham
Non-Executive Director

David is a mineral geologist with over 35 years global exploration experience.  He has worked in over 40 countries in Africa, Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Asia.  He has worked in several West African countries, and oversaw the discovery and early evaluation of the +6 Moz Chirano Gold Mine in Ghana and Hummingbird’s 4.2 Moz Dugbe gold deposit in Liberia.  He has been closely involved with a number of major discoveries of gold, copper-cobalt, coal, iron ore, chrome and uranium.  Converted into in-situ gold-equivalent terms, these new discoveries add up to over 100 Moz of gold.  David is a Non-Executive Director of Cora Gold Ltd, which is listed on AIM with Hummingbird as a major shareholder.

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