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Glencore appoint independent director

World Coal,

Glencore has appointed Patrice Merrin as an independent nom-executive director of the company with immediate effect, the company’s board has announced.

Following initial roles with Molson and Canadian Pacific, Merrin worked at Sherritt, the Canadian diversified miner, for 10 years until 2004, latterly as COO. She then became CEO of Luscar, Canada’s largest thermal coal producer. She is currently a non-executive director of Stillwater Mining (NYSE). She was elected as a director of Stillwater having been proposed by activist investors in a proxy contest. She has also recently been proposed by activists for the boards of MFC Industrial and Cliffs Natural Resources. She was a director of CML Healthcare (then TSX) from 2008 – 2013, latterly as chairman and also of Enssolutions, a mine tailings solutions company, and NB Power.

Merrin was a director of the Alberta Climate Change and Emissions

Management Corp. between 2009 – 2014. She was also a member of the

Canadian Advisory Panel on Sustainable Energy Science and Technology from 2005 – 2006, and from 2003 – 2006 was a member of Canada’s Round Table on the Environment and the Economy.

Commenting on the new appointment, Tony Hayward, chairman of Glencore, stated:

"On behalf of the board I am delighted to announce the appointment of Patrice Merrin. Patrice's experience of operating across the resources sector will help strengthen the Board's ability to work with the opportunities and challenges presented by the global extractive industry. Her record of non-executive director appointments, activist involvement and industry advisory board service is also an excellent complementary skill set to our Board. "

Adapted from press release by Sam Dodson

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