VANCOUVER, July 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Curis Resources Ltd. (TSX: CUV)
("Curis" or the "Company") is delighted to announce the appointment of
an exceptional Arizona leader as Senior Legal and Government Affairs
Advisor to the CEO and Board of Directors of Curis Resources. Ms. Rita
Maguire (nee Pearson), a well-known and highly respected water rights
attorney, natural resource policy expert and business leader, will
guide the Company's commitment to responsible mineral development and
environmental stewardship at its flagship Florence Copper project in
"We are very fortunate to have someone of Rita's calibre, knowledge and
experience to lead our government and legal affairs activities in
Arizona. Rita's decades of experience as a leader in the Arizona
government, her depth of knowledge of water and environmental issues in
the State and her commitment to positive economic development, make
Rita an ideal choice to serve as a key member of our leadership team" commented Michael McPhie, President and CEO of Curis.
"I am excited about this appointment", said Ms. Maguire. "I have been working with the Curis team since July 2011 and, during
this time, have experienced their unsurpassed commitment to responsible
mineral development and I am proud to be a part of a team that upholds
the highest standards of sustainability and environmental protection
and is committed to bringing positive economic development to Arizona
in the near term through the development of the Florence Copper
Ms. Maguire is a long time Arizona resident, with a successful career
spanning the private, non-profit and public sectors. Ms. Maguire
served as Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources from
1993 through 2001. During her tenure as Director, Ms. Maguire
represented the State's interests in the Colorado River Basin, was a
key figure in the development of the Arizona Water Bank Authority, and
played a central role in Native American water rights negotiations in
Arizona. As Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Fife Symington, Ms.
Maguire oversaw the operation of the Arizona Department of
Environmental Quality and the State Land Department.
She is a founding member of Maguire & Pearce, PLLC, which specializes in
the development, use, management and conservation of water. Prior to
forming the law firm, Ms. Maguire was the founding President and CEO of
the Arizona Center for Public Policy, a non-partisan public policy
research center providing comprehensive and objective analysis of major
policy issues in Arizona.
Ms. Maguire holds three degrees from Arizona State University: a Juris
Doctorate received in 1988, a Masters in Business Administration
received in 1979, and a Bachelor of Science received in 1977. In 2001,
Ms. Maguire was awarded the Outstanding Alumnus of the Sandra Day
O'Connor College of Law.
Effective immediately, Ms. Maguire will assume full responsibility for
leading Curis's government affairs and legal strategy in relation to
the Company's activities in Arizona.
Curis Resources Ltd. is a mineral development company associated with
Hunter Dickinson Inc., a diversified global mining company with a
25-year history of mineral development success. Curis is focused on the
acquisition, development and operation of high-quality next-generation
copper properties around the world. It is currently focused on
advancing its 100% owned Florence Copper project in Arizona USA to
For more information about Florence Copper and its projected economic
impacts and benefits to the local community, please visit www.florencecopper.com.
For more project-level information, sign up to receive News and Updates from the Florence Copper project.
For further details on the Company, please visit www.curisresources.com or contact Susie Bell, Manager of Investor Relations, at (604) 684-6365
or within North America at 1-800-667-2114.
President & CEO
No regulatory authority has approved or disapproved of the information
contained in this news release.
This release includes certain statements that may be deemed
"forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other
than statements of historical facts, that address exploration drilling,
exploitation activities and events or developments that the Company
expects are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes
the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based
on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future
performance and actual results or developments may differ materially
from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause
actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking
statements include fluctuations in market prices, exploitation and
exploration successes, continuity of mineralization, uncertainties
related to the ability to obtain necessary environmental, land use and
other permits, approvals, licenses and title on a timely basis and
delays due to third party opposition, changes in government policies
regarding mining and natural resource exploration and exploitation,
continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic,
market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such
statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results
or developments may differ materially from those projected in the
forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company, a
more detailed description of the assumptions used to develop the
forward-looking statements and the risk factors that may cause actual
results to differ materially from forward-looking statements, investors
should review the Company's continuous disclosure filings that are
available at www.sedar.com.
SOURCE: Curis Resources Ltd.
For further information:
Sean Magee, EVP, Strategic Communications & Public Affairs, Hunter Dickinson Inc.