London - Platinum miner Lonmin [JSE:LON], facing a strained
balance sheet, a shortfall in production and lost revenue after a violent
strike that left 44 dead, has appointed its chief financial officer as acting
The South Africa-focused company, the third-largest in the
sector, said Simon Scott would take the helm while chief executive Ian Farmer
pursues a course of treatment for an unspecified illness.
Lonmin said it would be "some months" before
Farmer would return to work full time.
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