VANCOUVER, Jan. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSXV : CVV) ("CanAlaska" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Honorable
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Director at The Rock Creek Group and Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 1995 to 2003, has been named to
the Company's Board of Directors effective immediately. In connection
with Ms. Townsend's appointment, the Company has granted an incentive
stock option to acquire up to 400,000 common shares at $0.12 per share
exercisable for a five year period.
"We look forward to Kathleen's insight and guidance as a member of the
CanAlaska's board as well as a member of the board's Audit Committee,"
said Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr., Chairman. "She is capable of
assisting CanAlaska on many fronts as it works to discovery on its
extensive landholdings, and with its International Joint Venture
"CanAlaska's portfolio of advanced uranium projects in the Athabasca
Basin, and its support by major international corporations, provides a
unique opportunity to become successful in the discovery of new
large-scale supplies of uranium. CanAlaska has diligently carried out
exploration in the Athabasca since 2005, and has reached the point
where the discovery process is near complete. The Company has
prioritized and developed its relationship with the local communities
and with direct involvement in exploration on and near traditional
lands. The Athabasca basin hosts the world's richest uranium mines, and
this places the discovery of new mines in an exciting and unique
economic, political and social environment. I'm excited to be a part
of these developments," commented Ms. Townsend.
Ms. Townsend has a long history of accomplishments in the public and
private sectors. She is a Director at The Rock Creek Group, a
Washington, D.C. based investment advisor founded by the former
treasurer of the World Bank. She was the State of Maryland's first
woman Lieutenant Governor. She had responsibility for a
multibillion-dollar budget and oversight of major cabinet
departments. Before her 1995 election, Ms. Townsend served as Deputy
Assistant Attorney General of the United States. She led the planning
to put 100,000 police officers into communities and she ignited the
Police Corps, a program to give college scholarships to young people
who pledge to work as police officers for four years after
graduating. Earlier in her career, Ms. Townsend served as the founder
and director of the Maryland Student Service Alliance.
Ms. Townsend is an honors graduate of Harvard University, and earned her
law degree from the University of New Mexico. While there she
contributed a Law Review article on the rehabilitation of uranium mine
sites. She has received 12 honorary degrees. A member of the bar in
Maryland, Connecticut and Massachusetts, she is also a certified
broker-dealer and author.
President Peter Dasler, M.Sc., P Geo. is pleased to welcome Ms.
Townsend. Shareholders and investors can review detailed information on
all the Company's 18 uranium projects and joint ventures on the
Company's website at www.canalaska.com.
About CanAlaska Uranium
CANALASKA URANIUM LTD. (CVV -- TSX, CVVUF -- OTCBB, DH7F -- Frankfurt) has undertaken uranium exploration on multiple uranium projects in
Canada's Athabasca Basin -- the "Saudi Arabia of Uranium" since 2005.
The Company has major international partners for its West McArthur and
Cree East properties, and is concentrating its activities on these
For more information, visit www.canalaska.com
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Peter Dasler, M.Sc., P.Geo., President & CEO,
CanAlaska Uranium Ltd.
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meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of
1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical
fact, included herein are forward-looking statements that involve
various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such
statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future
events could differ materially from those anticipated in such
statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the
Company's documents filed from time to time with the British Columbia
Securities Commission and the United States Securities & Exchange
SOURCE: CanAlaska Uranium Ltd.
For further information:
Peter Dasler, President and CEO.
Tel: +1.604.688.3211 x 138