VANCOUVER, Oct. 3, 2011 /CNW/ - Rockwell Diamonds Inc. ("Rockwell Diamonds" or the "Company") (TSX: RDI) (JSE: RDI) (OTCBB: RDIAF) is pleased to announce that it has strengthened its board of directors with the appointment of a new non-executive director as well as a new chairman.
These changes to the board are in line with the ongoing operational and strategic repositioning of the Company, ensuring that it has a board and management team with the appropriate and committed skills to optimize its performance and to unlock its inherent value for shareholders.
"We welcome Johan to the board and look forward to a long and productive engagement with him. The additional technical and financial skills which he brings will benefit the Company as it progresses with its growth strategy," explains Mark Bristow, Chairman, Rockwell Diamonds. "We also express our sincere gratitude to David for his loyal commitment and wise counsel during his five year tenure as Chairman. With the changes that have been implemented, Rockwell's board has a good balance with its South African based knowledge and experience being complemented by global focus of our international directors."
No regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained in this news release.
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