VANCOUVER, Oct. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - (TSXV: AUG), ("Auryn" or the
"Company"), announces that, effective October 28th 2013, it has restructured its board of directors to attain a majority
of independents amongst its members. In order to facilitate this, Tony
Ricci and Dan McCoy have agreed to resign from the Company's board and
the following members were appointed.
Steve Cook, LLB - Mr. Cook is a practicing tax partner at the tax law
firm, Thorsteinssons LLP based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Mr.
Cook is a specialist in corporate and international tax planning,
offshore structures, representation, and civil and criminal tax
litigation. Mr. Cook previously served on the Board of Directors of
Brett Resources Ltd. prior to it being acquired by Osisko Mining Corp
and currently serves on the board of directors of Cayden Resources Inc.
and Stratton Resources Inc.
Keith Minty, P. Eng - Keith Minty obtained a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering
from Queen's University, Kingston Ontario, Canada in 1978. He has over
25 years of open pit and underground mine operational and project
development experience in North America, Central America and in Africa.
From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Minty was the Chief Operating Officer at Thani
Dubai Mining Limited where he was responsible for all project
exploration and operation activities in Yemen and Egypt as well as new
business development activities. Mr. Minty currently serves on the
board of directors of Asanko Gold Inc., Hunter Bay Minerals Plc. and
Oremex Silver Inc.
Gordon J. Fretwell, LLB - Mr. Fretwell holds a Bachelor of Commerce
degree and graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1979
with a Bachelor of law degree. Formerly a partner in a large Vancouver
law firm, Mr. Fretwell has, since 1991, been a self-employed solicitor
in Vancouver practicing primarily in the areas of corporate and
securities law. He currently serves on the board or is an officer of
several public companies engaged in mineral exploration including
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., Asanko Gold Inc., Curis Resources Ltd.,
Benton Resources Corp. and Coro Mining Corp.
President and CEO Shawn Wallace stated, "I would like to thank Tony and
Dan for their contributions to the formation of the Company and I look
forward to continuing to work with them in the future. On behalf of the
rest of the board and the management team, I would like to welcome
Gord, Steve and Keith to the board. Having an independent majority on
the board and having all the key committee's populated will allow the
Company to execute its business strategies in an efficient, appropriate
manner while keeping in line with best practices for our industry."
On Behalf of the Board
Shawn Wallace President, CEO and Director
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accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
SOURCE: Auryn Resources Inc.
For further information:
Auryn Resources Inc.
600 - 1099 West Hastings Street,
Vancouver, British Columbia