VANCOUVER, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Western Pacific Resources Corp. ("Western Pacific" or the "Company") (WRP - TSXV) is pleased to announce the intention to appoint Mr. Oliver Rodz and Mr.
Lawrence Roulston to the Western Pacific Board of Directors. The
additions will happen simultaneously with the closing of the proposed
convertible debt financing with the Quintana Minerals Corporation group
of companies ("Quintana"), also announced today. A third director,
still to be named, will also be appointed at closing.
The Company welcomes the depth of experience that both Mr. Rodz and Mr.
Roulston will add to the Board. Their extensive knowledge of the
mining industry is expected to play an important role in the on-going
growth and development of the Company. "The addition of Lawrence and
Oliver will open many doors for Western Pacific, both financial and
technical. Their wealth of experience will be a welcome addition to our
team," Warwick Smith, CEO of Western Pacific, commented.
Oliver Rodz is an energy and natural resources executive with an
extensive background in corporate and field operations, cross-border
transactions, M&A, portfolio management, and board governance. Mr.
Rodz joined Quintana Minerals Group ("QMC") in 2010, and serves it as a
Managing Director. Previously, Mr. Rodz was President of two parallel
ventures, Resource Ventures Inc., an energy and natural resources
advisory firm, and Renewable Resources Group, a developer and operator
of renewable energy processing plants. Mr. Rodz started his
professional career as a partner of Rogers & Rodz, a law firm that
advised clients on business ventures and cross-border transactions in
the energy industry throughout Latin America. Mr. Rodz has a B.A. in
International Relations from the University of South Florida and a J.D.
from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College.
Lawrence Roulston is a mining analyst and past mining company executive
with more than 35 years of resource industry experience. Since 1998,
he has been a mining analyst and consultant, as well as the editor of
"Resource Opportunities", an independent investment publication focused
on the mining industry. Prior to this, Mr. Roulston was an analyst or
executive with various companies in the resource industry, including
the following: Analyst of Cominco Ltd., Senior Analyst of McIntyre
Mines Ltd., Manager of Pembina Resources, VP of Ventures West Minerals,
VP of Coromandel Resources Ltd., a mineral exploration company,
President of Canmex Minerals Corp., and VP and Director of the Mintax
Group, a mining investment fund. Mr. Roulston holds a B.Sc. in geology
and has additional training in engineering and business from the
University of British Columbia.
Mr. Michael Williams and Mr. Ralph Rushton will be resigning upon the
closing of the convertible debt financing. The Company would like to
thank Mr. Williams and Mr. Rushton for their services to the Board and
wish them the best of luck on their future endeavors.
About Western Pacific Resources Corp.
Western Pacific is focused on advancing a strong portfolio of projects
in the Western United States, including the Deer Trail Mine in Piute
County, Utah. Western Pacific's team is led by technical and financial
experts who aim to succeed in creating shareholder value. For more
information, please visit our website at www.westernpacificresources.com.
About Quintana Minerals Corporation
Quintana Minerals Corporation ("QMC") is the management company for a
portfolio of energy and natural resources-based private and
publicly-traded companies controlled and/or operated by the Corbin J.
Robertson Jr. family. The company was formed in 1963 as a division of
Quintana Petroleum Corp. and has actively developed and operated
precious and industrial metals/minerals projects throughout the
Americas. The following are examples of some the group's on-going
ventures: Natural Resource Partners L.P., a publicly traded MLP (NYSE:
NRP); Great Northern Properties L.P., a private company that holds over
22 billion tons of coal reserves; Corsa Coal Corp., a publicly traded
junior mining company (TSXV: CSO); Quintana Energy Partners, L.P., an
energy-focused private equity fund; and Quintana Shipping Ltd., the
group's 2nd dry bulk shipping venture. For more information please contact Oliver
Rodz, Managing Director of QMC, 601 Jefferson Street, Suite 3600,
Houston, Texas 77002 (tel: 713-751-7500).
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Warwick Smith, Chief Executive Officer
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that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this press release constitute
forward-looking statements within the meaning of Canadian securities
legislation. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release
include, without limitation, statements in respect of the closing of
the DTM Acquisition, the closing of the proposed Financing and future
payments and purchases of Base Metals pursuant to the Streaming
Transaction with Quintana. These statements relate to future events,
business prospects or opportunities and product development. All such
statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking
statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always,
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"continue", "estimate", "expect, "may", "will", "project", "predict",
"potential", "targeting", "intend", "could", "might", "should",
"believe" and similar expressions. The Company believes that the
expectations reflected in those forward-looking statements are
reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will
prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements should not be
unduly relied upon. Actual results and developments may differ, and may
differ materially, from those expressed or implied by the
forward-looking statements contained in this news release.
Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties, assumptions of management and other factors that may
cause actual results or events to differ materially from those
anticipated in such forward-looking statement, including but not
limited to: (a) the conditions to closing of the DTM Acquisition not
being met; (b) the Company being unable to meet the milestones for
purchases of Secured Notes under the Investment Agreement; (c) the
company being unable to obtain TSXV or disinterested shareholder
approval of the Financing or Streaming Transaction; (d) the Company
being unable to raise additional fund to finance the development of the
DTM Project; (e) the Company being unable to comply with the conditions
to advances to the Upfront Payment under the BMPA; (f) risks associated
with the results of exploration activities, the interpretation of
drilling results and other geological risks, estimation of mineral
resources and the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits,
project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses; and (g) such
other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Company's quarterly and
annual filings with securities regulators and available under the
Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Although the Company believes that the expectations conveyed by the
forward-looking statements are reasonable based on the information
available to it on the date such statements were made, no assurances
can be given as to future results, approvals or achievements. Such
forward-looking statements have been made for the purpose of assisting
investors in understanding the Company's business, financial and
operational performance and plans and may not be appropriate for other
purposes. The forward-looking statements contained in this news
release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. The
Company disclaims any duty to update any of the forward-looking
statements after the date of this news release to conform such
statements to actual results or to changes in the Company's
expectations except as otherwise required by applicable law.
SOURCE: Western Pacific Resources Corp.
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