TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2011 /CNW/ - Atlanta Gold Inc. (TSX: ATG; OTCQX: ATLDF) announces that W. Warren Holmes, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board,
has been appointed interim President and CEO of the Company to
facilitate the transition to a new chief executive officer. The Board
of Directors has appointed a committee to undergo the search for a
suitable candidate. Mr. Holmes has 40 years of mining industry
experience notably with Noranda Inc. where he was Vice President and
General Manager of Pamour Porcupine Mines Limited and with Falconbridge
Limited where he became Senior Vice-President of Canadian Mining
Operations. Bill Baird will continue with the Company as Vice-President
"This reorganization of the management team marks an important step in
the development of the Company as it moves to transition from gold
explorer to gold producer," said James K. Gray, Chairman of the Board
of Directors. "We are pleased that Warren has accepted this position.
With his wealth of experience in all aspects of the mining industry and
his long standing involvement with all aspects of the Company's
strategy and operations, he is the ideal person to lead us through this
important stage. I would also like to thank Bill Baird for his
extraordinary efforts and dedication during his tenure as President and
CEO and we look forward to the Company continuing to benefit from
Bill's expertise in his ongoing role with the Company."
The Board of Directors would also like to thank Domenico Bertucci for
his contributions to the Company over many years, most recently as
acting Chief Financial Officer of the Company and wish him continued
success in his future endeavours.
About the Company
Atlanta Gold Inc. holds through its 100% owned subsidiary, Atlanta Gold Corporation,
leases, options or ownership interests in its Atlanta properties which
comprise approximately 2,197 acres located 65 miles east of Boise, in
Elmore County, Idaho. A long history of mining makes Atlanta very
suitable for development of new mining projects.
The Company is focused on advancing its core asset, Atlanta, towards
mine development and production and on acquiring, exploring and
developing other attractive gold projects.
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