Anatolia hires Vice President Corporate Development



    TORONTO, June 11 /CNW/ - Anatolia Minerals Development Limited
("Anatolia" or the "Company") (TSX: ANO) is pleased to announce the addition
of Howard Stevenson as Vice President Corporate Development. Mr. Stevenson
will join the Company on June 19, 2009.
    Mr. Stevenson brings over 20 years of experience in engineering,
operations, mineral economics, financial evaluation and mergers and
acquisitions, 18 years of which were spent with Gold Fields Limited working on
various international projects. Most recently, he worked at Meridian Gold
Company as Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Stevenson holds a BA
BAI with Honors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dublin,
Trinity College and an MBA from TRIUM a joint program of New York University
Stern School of Business, the London School of Economics, and HEC School of
Management, Paris.
    Edward Dowling, President and CEO of Anatolia stated, "I am excited to
add someone with Howard's experience, qualifications and proven expertise to
our existing management team. He comes to us at the ideal time, as corporate
activity is accelerating. With Copler now advancing towards production, Howard
will be an integral part of our disciplined value growth strategy."

    About Anatolia

    Anatolia Minerals, recognized as a leader in exploration and development
in Turkey, is developing its Copler Gold Project. Initial plans are to produce
approximately 1.3 million ounces of gold at a cash cost of about $260 per
ounce. The first gold pour at Copler is expected in 2010 with full production
of about 175,000 ounces of gold per year anticipated in 2011. Additional
production expansion of the oxide and sulfide gold resource is expected at
Copler by taking advantage of the inherent large resource through on-going
technical activities. In addition, Anatolia holds a significant pipeline of
prospective gold and base metal projects.
    Anatolia currently has 114.7 million common shares issued and
outstanding, 133.4 million fully diluted. Anatolia's common shares are listed
for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ANO.

    Cautionary Statements

    Certain statements contained in this news release constitute
forward-looking information, future oriented financial information, or
financial outlooks (collectively "forward-looking information") within the
meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information may relate to
this news release and other matters identified in Anatolia's public filings,
Anatolia's future outlook and anticipated events or results and, in some
cases, can be identified by terminology such as "may", "will", "could",
"should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "intend", "estimate",
"projects", "predict", "potential", "continue" or other similar expressions
concerning matters that are not historical facts and include, but are not
limited in any manner to, those with respect to commodity prices, mineral
resources, mineral reserves, realization of mineral reserves, existence or
realization of mineral resource estimates, the timing and amount of future
production, the timing of construction of the proposed mine and process
facilities, capital and operating expenditures, economic conditions,
availability of sufficient financing, and any and all other timing,
development, operational, financial, economic, legal, regulatory, political
factors that may influence future events or conditions. Such forward-looking
statements are based on a number of material factors and assumptions,
including, but not limited in any manner, those disclosed in any other
Anatolia filings, and include the ultimate determination of mineral reserves,
availability and final receipt of required approvals, titles, licenses and
permits, sufficient working capital to develop and operate the proposed mine,
access to adequate services and supplies, commodity prices, foreign currency
exchange rates, interest rates, access to capital markets and associated cost
of funds, availability of a qualified work force, lack of social opposition to
the mine, and the ultimate ability to mine, process and sell mineral products
on economically favorable terms. While we consider these assumptions to be
reasonable based on information currently available to us, they may prove to
be incorrect. Actual results may vary from such forward-looking information
for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to risks and uncertainties
disclosed in other Anatolia filings at www.sedar.com and other unforeseen
events or circumstances. Other than as required by law, Anatolia does not
intend, and undertakes no obligation to update any forward looking information
to reflect, among other things, new information or futures events.





For further information:

For further information: Edward Dowling, President and CEO, or Douglas
Tobler, CFO at (303) 292-1299 or visit www.anatoliaminerals.com

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