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23 November 2015

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Noble Group Announcement


(Incorporated in Bermuda with limited liability)


Noble Group announces that Robert van der Zalm, Group CFO, has decided to step down from his position. Robert will now be taking on the role of Vice Chairman of Finance, based in London. Paul Jackaman, CFO Asia will take on the role of Acting Group CFO.

Robert recently took a health related leave of absence and while it was anticipated that he would return in time for Noble’s third quarter results announcement, he has now decided to step down from his executive role and he will be relocating back to Europe to be with his family.

As CFO for five years, Robert has built a global finance function to match the changing dynamics of our business, as we have grown our products, geographies and organizational structures. His work on systems and processes as well as optimising the balance sheet has underpinned our move to an asset light model. In his new capacity as Vice Chairman of Finance, Robert will continue to mentor the strong finance leadership team that is his legacy, and will also support specific initiatives as we continue to build out our business.

Paul Jackaman, received his degree in Business Maths from Kent University in 1994 before joining Deloitte & Touche in London. In 1997 he qualified as a Chartered Accountant before leaving to start a 17 year career in Investment Banking & Commodities at Bear Stearns, JP Morgan, Nomura and Macquarie and across Europe, US and Asia-Pacific. In 2010 he relocated to Sydney as CFO of Macquarie’s Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities business combining this responsibility with head of finance for EMEA. He joined Noble in 2014 as Asia-Pacific CFO.

Noble Group CEO Yusuf Alireza said: “Robert has been a core member of Noble’s leadership team and has built many strong relationships with our key stakeholders over the last 5 years. While we regret he cannot continue in his full-time role as Group CFO, we are delighted that he will continue to support the firm in a non executive capacity as we transition these important relationships. As CFO Asia, Paul Jackaman has been a key member of our global finance leadership team and will provide continuity in his role.

About Noble Group

Noble Group (SGX: N21) manages a portfolio of global supply chains covering a range of industrial and energy products, as well as having a 49% interest in Noble Agri, its agricultural partnership with COFCO. Operating from over 60 locations, Noble facilitates the marketing, processing, financing and transportation of essential raw materials. Sourcing bulk commodities from low cost regions such as South America, South Africa, Australia and Indonesia, the Group supplies high growth demand markets, particularly in Asia and the Middle East. We are ranked number 77 in the 2015 Fortune Global 500. For more information please visit

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Noble Group announces Board changes


(Incorporated in Bermuda with limited liability)


Noble Group Limited (“Company”) is pleased to announce that Mr. David Eldon has been appointed as Vice Chairman of the Company and Mr. Christopher Pratt has been appointed as Lead Independent Director of the Company with immediate effect.


Xanadu successfully completes $A8 million placement and $A2 million SPP announced



  • Commitments received under a share placement to raise $8 million at a placement price of 12.5 cents per share;
  • Strong support received from new and existing sophisticated and institutional shareholders;
  • ACA associates exercised rights to remain at 27.2% equity position in strong support of the Company;
  • Xanadu funded to continue exploration at its flagship Kharmagtai project during the winter months;
  • Exploration drilling set to resume at Kharmagtai following a detailed technical review; and
  • Share Purchase Plan to be offered to existing eligible shareholders on record at the placement price.

Noble Group to Report 2015 Nine Months Financial Results on 12 November 2015


2 November 2015 Hong Kong

Noble Group Limited (SGX: N21), a global supply chain manager of industrial, energy and agricultural products, today announced that it will report its financial results for the nine months ended 30 September 2015 on 12 November 2015.