Corporate Directory

Registered Office
Level 3, 70 Pitt Street 

Principle place of business
Suite 2, Level 9
66 Hunter St
Sydney NSW AUST 2000

Postal Address
GPO Box 1629
Sydney NSW AUST 2001

Share Registry
Advance Share Registry Services Limited
Telephone:    +61 (08) 9389 8033
Facsimile:       +61 (08) 9389 7871

Competent Persons

The Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves (JORC Code, 2004 edition) was incorporated in the Listing Rules of the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) and New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) on Friday, 17 December 2004, replacing the 1999 edition. Compliance is mandatory on all companies listed by the ASX and NZX. The JORC Code provides minimum standards for public reporting to ensure that investors and their advisers have all the information they would reasonably require for forming a reliable opinion on the results and estimates being reported.

A ‘Competent Person’ is a person who is a Member or Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy or of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, or of a ‘Recognised Overseas Professional Organisation’ (‘ROPO’) included in a list promulgated from time to time. A ‘Competent Person’ must have a minimum of five years experience which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity which that person is undertaking. If the Competent Person is preparing a report on Exploration Results, the relevant experience must be in exploration. If the Competent Person is estimating, or supervising the estimation of Mineral Resources, the relevant experience must be in the estimation, assessment and evaluation of Mineral Resources. If the Competent Person is estimating, or supervising the estimation of Ore Reserves, the relevant experience must be in the estimation, assessment, evaluation and economic extraction of Ore Reserves.

The following senior management and consultants to Republic are Competent Persons under the JORC Code and several of these executives are also familiar with SEC and NI 43-101 reporting standards.

Paul Pyke    Metallurgist

Lawler Draper Dillon
Level 12
440 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

DLA Piper
140 William Street
Melbourne Vic 3000

Australian Broker
Patersons Securities Limited
Level 48, Australia Square
George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: +61 (02) 8238 6222