CALGARY, May 2 /CNW/ - Uravan Minerals Inc. (Uravan) has recently filed
its annual financial material for its year ending December 31, 2010 and
has scheduled its annual and special meeting of the shareholders for
May 20, 2011. Among certain business that will be transacted at the
annual meeting, Uravan will reconstitute its Board of Directors with
the election of two new Board members; namely, Dr Larry Hulbert and Ms.
Torrie Chartier. These new Board members will be replacing two retiring
and long-standing Board members; namely, Messrs. Theodore Renner and
Dr. Larry Hulbert and Ms. Torrie Chartier will join the current standing
Board of Uravan; namely, Larry Lahusen (CEO), Mike Lavery (CFO) and
Chris Pettman (VP Exploration). Mr. Bob Drury, a previous Board member,
resigned as a director prior to the meeting and will not be replaced.
Although Uravan will miss the strong business guidance and direction
provided over the years by Messrs. Theodore Renner and William Grafham;
Dr. Larry Hulbert and Ms. Torrie Chartier will provide a more robust
technical role on the Board previously missing. Larry Lahusen, CEO of
Uravan believes, "a strong technical presence on the Board is required
for Uravan to continue its success in identifying new innovative
The following is a brief summary of Dr. Larry Hulbert and Ms. Torrie
Chartier-Holloway's professional experience:
Dr. Hulbert holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Regina
(1975-78) and a D.Sc. from the University of Pretoria, South Africa
(1983). Dr. Hulbert has been registered as a Professional Geoscientist
since 2003 and as a Qualified Person for the purpose of National
Instrument 43-101. From 1984 to 2007 Dr. Hulbert was employed by the
Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) conducting research on the
metallogeny of mafic-ultramafic rocks with an emphasis on Ni-Cu-PGE
mineralization. Dr. Hulbert left the GSC in 2007. From 2007 to the
present he has been working as a Ni-Cu-PGE specialist consulting for
exploration companies engaged in Ni-Cu-PGE and Cr-V exploration in
Canada, USA and Mexico. Dr. Hulbert has authored numerous professional
papers, was the recipient of the Barlow Medal from CIM in 1993, a
Robinson Distinguished Lecturer for the Geological and Mineralogical
Association of Canada for 2001-2002, and in 2003 received the Earth
Sciences Sector Merit Award from Natural Resources Canada.
Ms. Torrie Chartier holds a M.Sc. from Michigan Technology University
(1986) and an MBA from the University of Calgary, Alberta (2003).
Torrie has been registered as a Professional Geoscientist (P. Geol.)
and as a Qualified Person for the purpose of National Instrument
43-101. Torrie has over 20 years of experience in the diamond
exploration industry. From 1983 to present Torrie has worked as an
independent consultant and diamond exploration specialist, managing
exploration projects for various junior diamond companies and has been
directly involved in the discovery of kimberlites in the Great Lakes
Region of Michigan in the US as well as NWT, Canada and in Western
Greenland. In addition to Torrie's diamond exploration career, she is
the company manager of Elbow River Helicopters Ltd. based in Calgary.
The company is family owned by her husband and herself.
Uravan thanks Messrs. Theodore Renner, William Grafham and Bob Drury for
their support they provided during their respective terms on the Board.
We wish them well in their future endeavors.
For more information regarding Uravan's Annual Report, please visit: http://www.uravanminerals.com/_resources/financials/2010AnnualReport.pdf
Uravan is a Calgary Alberta based diversified mineral exploration
company that utilizes applied research to develop new innovative
exploration technologies to identify buried uranium, rare earth
elements (REE) and nickel-copper-platinum group element (Ni-Cu-PGE)
deposits in under-explored areas. Our exploration focus in uranium is
for potential high-grade unconformity-related uranium deposits in the
Athabasca and Thelon Basins in Canada and other basin environments
globally. Uravan is expanding its acquisition efforts toward REE geological
domains in North America and specific areas globally. The REE and uranium
mineralization occur in related geological environments thereby
complementing the Uravan's uranium exploration efforts with a strategy
to add diversification to its portfolio. Further, Uravan is pursuing
the exploration of its advanced stage Rottenstone Ni-Cu-PGE project
supported by the development of new drill targets defined by recent
geophysical re-interpretation. Uravan is a publicly listed company on
the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol UVN. All of the
mineral properties Uravan owns are considered in the exploration stage
This press release may contain forward looking statements including
those describing Uravan's future plans and the expectations of
management that a stated result or condition will occur. Any statement
addressing future events or conditions necessarily involves inherent
risk and uncertainty. Actual results can differ materially from those anticipated by management at the time of
writing due to many factors, the majority of which are beyond the
control of Uravan and its management.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider
(as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the
adequacy or accuracy of this release.
SOURCE Uravan Minerals Inc.
For further information:
Larry Lahusen, CEO
Uravan Minerals Inc.